Monster DS-500

Bulk CAT-6 cable for Ethernet connections (Sold per foot)

  • Monster DS-500



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by Barry Montgomery
Monster Cable

Monster's DataSpeed 500 cable lets you create custom lengths of Ethernet cable to connect to computers or other Internet-ready A/V components. You can also use this cable with compatible whole-house music and video systems and remote control extender systems to carry audio/video and control signals to different rooms.

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  • CAT 6-certified
  • 8-conductor design
  • RJ-45 connectors and RJ-45 crimp tool required to terminate cable
  • supports data transfer speeds up to 500MHz
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Bulk wire of CAT 6-certified/8-conductor wire in a yellow jacket sold by the foot

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Overview: Monster's DataSpeed 500 cable provides high-speed communication between your remote control and your multi-room home audio system.
  • The wire is a CAT 6 certified high-speed, 8-conductor home networking and control cable.
  • The DataSpeed 500 cable comes in a yellow insulated jacket.
  • It comes in an EZ-pull box and jacket to save installation time.
  • The cable supports data speeds of up to 500 MHz.
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1 question already asked

Does the product ship with the Ethernet pins installed? [ anthony  Jan 25, 2014 ]
5 answers
  • This does not include connectors. I wired to screws on the back of wall plates. [ JOHN B   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • No, just the bare wire. Good cable though. I picked up the pins and a crimper at local retailer. A bit tedious to put them on, but not hard [ Nate   Jan 26, 2014 ]
  • No. This cable doesn't ship with the ends installed. This is just the cable which will allow you to make custom length cables. You will have to purchase the plugs rj45 separate and terminate the ends yourself. I recommend EZ RJ45 connectors [ GILBERTO   Jan 26, 2014 ]
  • Just the bare wire. No ends. I only bought 1 foot in order to get a discount on my entire purchase. I have found that the ends are not simple to install and sometimes require a dedicated tool. Perhaps there is another way to get the ends on, as I actually needed to do that in my current situation. As for now, I bought the female ends and just used another made up cord. Works for now. Good luck [ JACOB   Jan 26, 2014 ]
  • No sir. [ STEPHEN   Jan 26, 2014 ]

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