OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

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OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

Post by Augie116 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:56 pm

Do cables degrade over time?????

I have 91 vintage Monster cable M1 speaker connects - has time passed these by????????

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Re: OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:50 pm

Are they the ones with the Darth Vader ends on them ?? I always wanted a set

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Post by OBI56 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:03 am

Augie116 wrote:Do cables degrade over time?????

I have 91 vintage Monster cable M1 speaker connects - has time passed these by????????

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Check the connectors for any sign of corrosion or oxydation at both the contact point and where the wire joins the connector. Cleaning them off with some Caig's DeOxIt wouldnT' do them any harm adn would probably make them sound a whole lot better. Actually, cleaning all contact points, jacks, plugs and connectors once or twice a year is a good idea.
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Post by F1nut » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:11 am

Just cut them up, place in a box with a pile of dog shit and send them back to Noel Lee.
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Re: OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

Post by Dreamer » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:01 am

If you don't want them, I'll take them!

I have a set of the original Monster M1's (gray garden hose), and they were the ONLY Monster product that didn't sound like absolute crap in my rig...

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Re: OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

Post by Augie116 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:36 am

These are the old grey garden hose(s) indeed - almost 1 inch in diameter. You bought them by the foot at that time (early 90s)
Not sure about the darth vader ends as they are in banana plugs!

They sound fine to me but i may not know what i am missing anyway.

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Post by TNRabbit » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:41 am

So, Augie; did you get everything hooked up yet? How are you liking that C-1 preamp?
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Re: OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

Post by Augie116 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:44 pm

I definitely like the C-1. Just deciding now whether to run dual mono with my amps or use one for the bottom, and the other for the top.

I emailed the guy i bought the C-1 from to see if he still has the TX-11a as a companion, if so, i will get that as well.

There was a definite improvement with the C-1 over the CT-7 though.

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Post by BillD » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:07 pm

Definitely bi-amp IMHO. If you have identical amps, go vertical.
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Re: OLD OLD OLD OLD Monster Cable M1

Post by ranster » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:43 pm

you could check with a multimeter for varied resistance
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