Speaker Wires Skokie IL

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5425 Touhy Ave
Skokie, IL
 
The Big Picture Home Theater Co.
(847) 256-1882
1211 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
Services
Audio / Video, Furnishings, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Sony, Samsung, Sim2 & JVC video; Stewart & Vutec screens; B&K, Integra, & Cambridge electronics; Control 4, Niles & Universal control; Revel, Triad, Vienna Acoustics, Monitor Audio, Leon & Sonance speakers; Sanus and Salamander furniture
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Patrick McFadden, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
9530 Greenwood Ave
Niles, IL
 
Home Entertainment Design, Inc.
(847) 729-3700
1854 Johns Drive
Glenview, IL
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Chris Michael, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I

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4100A N Harlem Ave
Harwood Heights, IL
 
Audio Consultants
(847) 864-9565
1014 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Best Buy
2301 Howard St
Evanston, IL
 
Precision Audio Video
(773) 720-1542
5632 N. Artesian
Chicago, IL
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Best Buy
3262 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL
 
Ensemble Custom Soluions, Inc.
(847) 298-2600
638 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only

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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