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Original Monster Cable

With gold pin connectors (20-foot pair)

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Get the speaker cable that started it all! Monster cable is a world leader in the highly specialized field of speaker cable. Their pioneering research has resulted in cable design and manufacturing technologies that minimize distortion while maximizing signal strength and quality.

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  • Two 20 foot lengths of Original Monster Cable speaker cable with crimp-on angled pin connectors attached
  • warranty and product informaton sheet. NOTE: The pin connectors are crimped on so they CANNOT be removed and used again.

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Features:

  • Original Monster Cable uses more copper for better power transfer, finer strands for improved highs and a special winding configuration to help maintain signal integrity and provide greater clarity and less distortion in the music
  • Heavy-Duty Duraflex jacket protects against abrasion, chemicals and temperature extremes
  • Lock-Notch pin connectors that won't come loose or inadvertently pull out
  • Pin connectors are plated with 24K gold for maximum conductivity

 

 

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1 out of 5

Expensive and Faulty

Written By Georgia Fox, Watkinsville, GA on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Poorly constructed, easily ruined.
Pros:
Good, large wire,
Cons:
The pin ends are very poorly set. They are poorly crimped and not soldered. The pins pull out easily when inserting in speaker clamps. Hence, to use the cable the ends need to be cut, striped, and twisted and/or soldered in to a plug or other connected or. Beware of this expensive but very faulty and shoddily made product.
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3 out of 5

Original Monster Cables 15 ft. - Excellent Quality but too short!

Written By Maverick, Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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Great Sound! A beautiful pair of brand new golden pink Original Monster Cable speaker wires with the Large Monster Connector Crimp-On set that securely fastens this heavy 12 gauge speaker wire to the speakers and receiver.

But they are too short!. I can't get the optimal speaker placement with the 15 foot cables. I've had to rig up some 20 foot lengths from an older, oxidized, ratty-looking, bulk Monster speaker wire spool, using twist-on Monster connectors. The older wires don't sound as good, and the connectors aren't as secure, but I need the better speaker placement. I really need the 20 foot Original Monster Cables. Please restore them to your catalog.
Pros:
Great Sound! A beautiful pair of brand new golden pink Original Monster Cable speaker wires with the Large Monster Connector Crimp-On set that securely fastens this heavy 12 gauge speaker wire to the speakers and receiver.
Cons:
Too short!. I can't get the optimal speaker placement with the 15 foot cables. I've had to rig up some 20 foot lengths from an older, oxidized, ratty-looking, bulk Monster speaker wire spool, using twist-on Monster connectors. The older wires don't sound as good, and the connectors aren't as secure, but I need the better speaker placement. I really need the 20 foot Original Monster Cables. Please restore them to your catalog.
Crutchfield response on Monday, August 11, 2014
Thanks for your review. Monster no longer makes the 20-foot set.
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5 out of 5

great sound solid connection

Written By lucas, Groves, Tx on Sunday, August 03, 2014
 
No complaints to speak of. They secure nicely to the PSB bookshelf speakers and NAD c356 amp. Sound is great
Pros:
Easy to connect. Gives a good clean signal
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5 out of 5

Monster cables

Written By Bo Bollinger, Columbia, TN on Monday, June 30, 2014
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I have been a monster cable fan for years and would use nothing else
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5 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By Anonymous, Highland Park, NJ on Friday, May 23, 2014
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Easy to attach to the speakers and the amp. Great sound from the speakers.
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4 out of 5

Monster Cables

Written By Huntsville, AL, Huntsville, AL on Thursday, May 01, 2014
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Cables sound great!
Pros:
Good length.
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5 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By CathieK, Tamaqua, PA on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Great speaker wires that are easy to install.
Pros:
Easy to work with
Cons:
Kind of bulky
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1 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By MarkS, Edmonds, WA on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Not good won't stay attached to speakers caused an older receiver to fuse out.
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4 out of 5

Fine speaker wires

Written By Kate, North Salem, New York on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Nice connection
Pros:
Connects easily
Cons:
Very bulky wires
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5 out of 5

work like a charm

Written By Anonymous, minneapolis, Mn on Friday, November 15, 2013
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Work awesome, excellent sound. Very flexible for their heft.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Bill, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, August 26, 2013
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All positive
Pros:
All
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

as advertised

Written By ap, mdi, maine on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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rugged terminals, easy to connect. performs as advertised. nuf said
Pros:
fair price for superior product
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Best of the best.

Written By Bob S, Seward,AK. on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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What more can you say its Monster cable
Pros:
Best
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Original Monster Speaker Cable OMC1515 with Gold Pin Ends

Written By Miss Brenda, Belleville, Michigan on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Hello Audio Lovers!

Just received the 15' pair of Original Monster Speaker Cable with the gold pin ends. Have been an audio hobbyist for many years and currently own 12 audio set-ups spread though-out my home in various solid state and vacuum tube configurations. Some have quite expensive cabling, (silver/copper hybrid), etc., I am going to be removing the gold pins, (as they are useless to me), and carefully cut the wire into two 7.5' lengths for use with my VP-300B 9 wpc S.E.T. monoblocks and the other for my EL84 3.5 wpc S.E.T. integrated. Reason I bought this very inexpensive cable was the fact that I use looking to recapture a particular "sound" that I enjoyed whilst doing my internship many years ago in New Orleans in which I owned at the time a very lovely H.H. Scott vacuum tube integrated with Empire Troubadour Turntable Shure V-15 type III cartridge and Original Large Advent speakers. For the price? And for 2 7.5' pairs? It's a bargin!
Pros:
Bargin!!
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5 out of 5

Great cables!

Written By Butch P., Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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I've read some negative reviews of these Monster cables but I have nothing bad to say about them. The connectors are locked tight to the ends of the cables and the cables themselves are very well made. They do just what I expect them to do: convey the signal from my amp to my speakers. That they sound fantastic is the icing on the cake!
Pros:
Well made, sturdy, sound great.
Cons:
None found, though I wish Crutchfield carried the 10 foot length, 15 feet leaves too much excess cable for my setup.
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Joe R, Salem ma on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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I love these cables! Easy to connect! Different length may be preferrable.
Pros:
Massive conductor
Cons:
Longer than I need.
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4 out of 5

Original monster cables

Written By Great speaker wire!, Idaho on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Super easy to set up, no wire stripping or adjusting needed!
Pros:
Great connectors, well insulated
Cons:
Fairly bulky
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4 out of 5

Quality Product

Written By AG, Little Rock, AR on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Over-priced but a quality no fuss product.
Pros:
Quality
Cons:
Price
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3 out of 5

love the wire hate the pins

Written By Ralph, MA on Thursday, May 16, 2013
 
Been using this wire for years, love the sound they produce , only thing is the pin connectors are awful! quick to slide out with the slightest wiggle , not that my speaker wire wiggles around but i just dont like the fact that if i was to touch them a bit they would most likely slip out or at the very least move around a bit & thats enough to make me nuts so i clipped the pins off & installed banana plugs just for ease of mind plus they look much more attractive than those cheap looking pins
Pros:
Nice & thick
Cons:
Awful Pin Connectors
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable

Written By Original Monster Cable, Minocqua, Wi on Saturday, May 04, 2013
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Excellent
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4 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By pmullins11, Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Amazing what an upgrade in wire can do for a system. A little disappointed with the pins during installation, but I got over that after hearing the difference with these.
Pros:
Easy intall
Cons:
Problematic pin.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By axemaster, Harrisburg, Pa on Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Crystal clear sound quality. I highly recommend this for audiophiles with high end, high output systems.
Pros:
Quick, easy install.
Cons:
None.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Monster Cable Speaker Wires

Written By EdgarLB, Orchard Park, NY on Friday, June 29, 2012
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Pin Connectors get loose easily on installation. Clamps and wire ideally should be also soldered on to keep them in place.
Pros:
Excellent wires.
Cons:
Poorly made clamps on pin connectors. Should also be soldered over to keep in place.
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

speaker wire

Written By Zeke K, Oil City,Pa on Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Great wire
Pros:
Great sound
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable is Superb

Written By Harry, Lancaster PA on Sunday, May 20, 2012
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These cables are superb! Compared to cables that cost 5 times as much, these perform excellently, look great, and were shipped quickly.
Pros:
Quality, Price, ship quickly
Cons:
none
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Once a great product...always a great product.

Written By Justo R, Los Angeles, California on Sunday, January 08, 2012
 
The Original Monster Cable is a product that has truly stood the test of time...and for good reason. It can most definitely help improve the overall sound quality of even a modest stereo system and bears witness to the fact that cables and interconnects can and do influence a system's overall sound quality. In my own home stereo system, I've noticed deeper and much cleaner bass reproduction, clearer and more well-defined midrange and an overall-improved soundstage since buying and installing the original Monster Cable. When considering that some high-end cables can cost up to several hundred dollars each, Original Monster Cable is most certainly a great bargain.
Pros:
Easy to install, can help improve the sound quality of even a modest stereo system, is a good value for your money.
Cons:
Nothing in particular.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great price for really good speaker wire!

Written By Tony, Palmdale, Ca on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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well! I screwed first set of wires. Crutchfield send me a new set of wires even before I sent in the old ones. Great customer service! I recommend these speaker wires because they are great and the price was right. Hey, I saw wire going for $800.00 or more. Some reviews complained about these wires. well, I like them a lot. When you order the 15 or 20 foot wire remember one thing. Just remove the plastic red/black protective covering. Don't bend anything!! You only need to insert the wires in the top holes of the iDecco or iNova connection. Carefully adjust the tightening knobs to tighten the wires in place. This should only take a few turns. You will love the sound from your speakers!
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

monster cables with gold pin connectors

Written By Shelly, Wabasha Mn on Thursday, February 24, 2011
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I had a hard time finding this product then I remembered your company and I looked you up and you were still there. Thank you for a great product.
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By Howard, New York City on Thursday, July 09, 2009
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The Monster Cable I purchased it terrific. The connections fit perfectly and the sound is crisp and clear. It is a vast improvement over my previous cables. The other reviewers' problems about the cables being the same color have clearly been addressed, as mine are red and black. Thanks, again, Crutchfield, for steering me in the right direction. I have bought all of my tech equipment from you for several years now, and I couldn't be happier. You are great!
13 out of 17 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Cheap

Written By Paul, Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 04, 2009
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I needed to bend one of the connectors (very) slightly to make the connection to the speaker, and it immediately broke. I am a metallurgical engineer and I would never use a cheap, cast pin that is guaranteed to break whenever it is bent for a product such as this that is sold at the price it is. Don't buy this.
24 out of 31 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By Richard, Canton, MI on Monday, October 13, 2008
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One of the pins came out of the cable end and I could not re-insert the pin; another person in Alaska had the same problem recently. The poor quality hardly makes this a good value considering that there was no discernable improvement in sound quality over my previous cable.
15 out of 19 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Original Monster Cable

Written By Linda, Anchorage, AK on Monday, September 08, 2008
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I found that the gold pins pull out of the end of the cables with very little stress, and I couldn't put them back in so they would stay. The other problem I had was with both of the wires being exactly the same color, and the covering being the same color, it was time-consuming to trace the black tip from one end of the 15-foot cable to the other end, so as to make sure I connected it correctly. This was after both gold pins and the colored tips had popped off of one end. In speaker wires I've owned before, there was never this problem. I had to get a black permanent marker and trace the black all the way to the other end. It was an unnecessary necessity, and I wish I had not purchased these cables.
21 out of 28 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By Brian, Clayton, NC on Friday, January 25, 2008
 
I have had these gems for over 8 years now. When first hooked up, I was pleasantly surprised to hear subtle nuances in my music that I had not noticed before. Over time, no degradation in signal whatsoever. I would highly recommend these to anyone. Monster rules!
8 out of 11 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great speaker wire!

Written By John, Falls Church, VA on Sunday, March 05, 2006
 
I've been using this speaker wire for about 5 years. This wire is heads and shoulders above any "cheaper" wire. My whole home theater is wired with Monster wire and I couldnt be happier-whats the point of having great components if the connections between them choke and constrain the signal? Get these for your speakers and I recommend Monster cables for all other components as well. Your system will will sound better because of it.
43 out of 53 people found this helpful
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