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Monster Cable Stereo Audio 400i

Stereo interconnect cables with RCA plugs (1 meter/3.3 ft.)

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Our take on the Monster Cable Stereo Audio 400i

by Kristen Schaub
Monster Cable

The Stereo Audio 400i is one of Monster's most popular interconnect cables, as well as one of their best values. It's the most affordable way to experience the superior clarity and definition of Monster's patented cable designs. Time Correct® multiple-gauge wire networks ensure smooth, natural reproduction of music, dialogue, and effects. Dual solid-core center conductors deliver bass that's deep and tight. The PEX™ dielectric and MicroFiber® insulation prevents signal loss and promotes accurate signal transfer, even over long runs.

The 24k gold-plated connectors feature Monster's 12-cut Turbine® design and split-center pin for greater contact pressure and better signal transfer. These connectors can withstand pulls of 100 lbs or more, so you can be sure the cables will stay connected, even when you're moving your audio components around.

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Highlights:

  • length: 1 meter (3.3 ft.)
  • two multiple-gauge Time Correct® wire networks
  • PEX® dielectric
  • 24k gold-plated, 12-cut Turbine® RCA connectors with split-tip center pin
  • lifetime warranty

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  • 3.28' (1m) Stereo RCA cable
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note

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Features

Overview: Monster 400i maximizes the performance of today's advanced audio systems. Two Time Correct multiple-gauge wire networks ensure accurate phase and amplitude signal response, while advanced PEX and MicroFiber insulation maximizes signal integrity. The result is bass notes that are deep and tight and transients faster for greater inner detail. You will experience pinpoint imaging, wider soundstage, and greater transparency with Monster 400i.

24K gold Contact 8-Cut Turbine Connectors: Patented 24k gold contact 8-cut Turbine connectors for enhanced signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Split-Tip Connectors: Split-Tip center pins for maximum contact pressure and ultra-low signal distortion.

Dual Solid-Cord Center Conductors: For deep, tight bass and smooth, natural midrange.

MicroFiber Dielectric Insulation: Precision wound around select conductors for faster transients and superior noise rejection.

PEX Dielectric: For lower inter-transient noise and greater clarity.

Two-Way Timer Correct Multi-Gauge Wire Networks: Separately guide high and low frequencies for accurate phase and amplitude signal response. Creates a coherent sound throughout the entire audio spectrum.

100% Aluminized Mylar Foil Shield With Copper Braid: Rejects EM and RF interferences that cause buzz and hum

Duraflex Protective Jacket: Duraflex protective jacket flexible for easy routing and installation.

 
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Written By treker88, Long Beach on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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I've recently up graded my components from an Onkyo TX 8050 and C 7030 to an Onkyo A 9070 and C 7070, and I thought I'd give AudioQuest cables a try. I used a AudioQuest Evergreen between the A 9070 and the C 7070, in a word horrible. The sound was very harsh in midrange, treble overly bright, miserable imaging. It was really that bad. However, I'm not here to trash AudioQuest. It's a company with a great reputation. I just had a bad experience. I'll probably try them again sometime, maybe. The solution, I plugged my Monster 200i into the amp and CD player, huge improvement. I thought if the low end Monster is this good, maybe the high end Monster is even better. Wow, the sound using the 400i is super clean, natural, great imaging, musical, and there is a smooth or warm quality as well. I really like this cable.
Pros:
great sound and build quality, excellent value
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Really good cable

Written By BillG, L.I. N.Y. on Monday, May 05, 2014
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You can pay a lot more or a lot less for cables, but for the money I think these are well worth it. I liked them so much I bought a second set. The connections are ( I think ) one of the best and the sound is very good.
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5 out of 5

Great Stuff

Written By johnm72, West Milford,NJ on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
 
these are great cables I replaced my audioquest cables with these and I am very happy with monster cable not only does my system sound great but monster cables are at a avordable price.there is no need to look into way over priced cables these do the job in every way,i redid my HT system with ALL monster cable and have excellent results with them.
Pros:
great build quality and price
Cons:
cant think of any
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5 out of 5

WOW!!!

Written By Bob G, Sumas Washington. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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We have a higher end 30 year old receiver and speakers. Everything was working as it had, I decided to update with Monster cable and connectors. What a huge difference the change made. The Crutchfield gang is great.
Pros:
Cleaner sound, less distortion on higher end. Very high quality.
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5 out of 5

MONSTER CABLE

Written By MARK, BRIADLEAF on Saturday, August 15, 2009
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MONSTER CABLE IS THE ONLY CABLE I WILL BUY AND HAVE VERY GOOD PRICES.

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5 out of 5

Super quality cable

Written By David, Pittsburg, Kansas on Saturday, February 28, 2009
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This product is of fantastic quality. With the gold plated connectors this is the finest cable that I purchase. Just looking at this cable and you know that you are viewing the best. It performs superbly also. When I buy audio or video cable I look no farther than Monster cables from Crutchfield, they never disappoint.
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