Speaker Wires Pearland TX

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High-Tech Auto Sound Inc
(713) 910-2642
11033 Fuqua St.
Houston, TX
Best Buy
5692 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX
Best Buy
(713) 295-2040
100 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Advanced Audio/Video
(713) 963-9412
3733-1 Westheimer Road #6889
Houston, TX
Home Audio

Precision Communication Concept, LLC
(281) 499-2146
PO Box 62
Stafford, TX
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Pioneer, Harmon Kardon, Hitachi, Russound, JVC
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Stephon Olivier, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

High Tech Auto Sound
(713) 910-4085
3329 Lafferty
Pasadena, TX
(281) 480-5600
1520 West Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Bose Showcase Store
(713) 871-1002
Highland Village,4084 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX
Advanced Audio Video
(713) 963-9412
4242 Richmond Ste 200
Houston, TX
Home Audio, Appointment Only

SCW Media Systems, Inc.
(281) 345-8866
PO Box 934
Seabrook, TX
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Elan, Xantech, Pioneer, Samsung, RTI, Universal Remote, Proficient, Onkyo, Panasonic, NEVO, HAI, NUVO, Energy, ADCOM, Emphasys, Rockustics, JBL
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Penny Trump, PMP

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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