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Electronics Expo
(732) 745-0001
233 Route 18 South
East Brunswick, NJ
 
P.C. RICHARD & SON
(732) 494-5700
327 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
 
Unexpected Creations LLC
(732) 572-1969
25 Wisteria Street
Edison, NJ
Services
Home Audio

Best Buy
4180 Us Hwy 1
Monmouth Junction, NJ
 
Electronics Design Group
(732) 947-5543
60 Ethel Road Suite 5
Piscataway, NJ
 
Best Buy
300 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
 
Brown Home Technologies
(732) 261-9080
9 Cypress Point Lane
Monroe Township, NJ
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Brands
Control4, Triad, RTi, Marantz, Request, Lutron, URC, Polk, IC Realtime, Rockustics, Furman, Denon, Philips Pronto and more!
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Timothy Brown, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Sound System, The
(732) 821-7822
3201 State Highway 27
Franklin Park, NJ
Services
Audio / Video, Furnishings, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Satellite
Brands
Marantz, Sony ES, Pioneer Elite, JSP, Laurier, JVC, Integra, Onkyo, Lovan, Powel, Boltz, Seleco, SIM2, Bello'', Monster, MIT, Jamo, Energy, Infinity, Warfdale, Niles, Toshiba, Loewe, Studio tech, Elite, Cinematech seating
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Michael Schumacher, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Electronics Design Group Inc.
(732) 650-9800
60 Ethel RoadSuite #5
Piscataway, NJ
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only

Electronics Expo
(732) 750-3001
35 Woodbridge Center Dr.
Woodbridge, NJ
 

Monarchy Audio

monarchy audio

PCOCC speaker wire

as reviewed by John Hoffman

 

 

The manufacturing process of wire starts with molten copper being formed into long rods or bars. These bars are then drawn through a small orifice that is sized to produce the required gauge of wire. Conventional high purity copper wire has 1500 grains per foot of wire. The grain count is significant because these juncture points compromise the transmission of audio signal down the wire. Oxygen Free High Conductivity (OFHC) wires has an improved formation, with a count of 400 grains per foot. In 1986, Professor Ohno from the Chiba Institute of Technology developed a continuous casting process for wire (OCC), which resulted in revolutionary improvement in the structural formation. The Ohno method uses heated molds, which controls the length of time that the molten copper cools down in. The rapid cooling time of the conventional casting process is responsible for the fractured grain structure; which results in an inferior end product. Wire drawn from OCC ingots will contain a single copper grain, which can be over seven hundred feet in length. A single grain wire has all the desirable properties for signal transmission, and is remarkably durable.

At one point, TDK began the process of entering the high performance cable arena, but later decided to refocus on the media side of their business. CC Poon of Monarchy Audio took advantage of an opportunity to purchase several spools of TDK branded OCC speaker wire. Given the pedigree of this wire, I was curious to experiment with it since Monarchy prices their speaker cable at $69 for a 10- foot pair. This is unheard of pricing for OCC speaker wire, and it even includes banana plug terminations.

The speaker cable is composed of two 14-gauge wires for each leg of the cable, resulting in a 12-gauge aggregate size. A synthetic thread is woven through the center of the cable, and acts as a damper to absorb any mechanical vibrations that are created by the passage of current.[1] The wire is terminated with a set of compression fit banana plugs. These are solid terminations, and perform their task quite adequately.

My current system uses Audio Magic silver ribbon speaker wire and interconnects. These were removed, and the Monarchy wire was installed in conjunction with a set of Analysis Plus Oval One interconnects. The Oval One interconnects sold for $98 a pair, and are indicative of the level of cable that a hobbyist would likely use with the Monarchy speaker wire. Actually these interconnects are a fine example of what an entry level cable is capable of, and maintain the proper balance between tonality, detail, and harmonic structure.

Out of the box the Monarchy wire was easy on the ears. The sound was big full and robust; clearly this cable was living life to the fullest. As time progressed the speaker cable underwent a gradual change, becoming refined and genteel ...

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