Monster Cable® 400sw

Subwoofer cable (8 meters/26.25 feet)

Item #: 119SW4008M

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Monster's 400sw subwoofer cable is designed from the inside out to deliver maximum bass from your movie soundtracks and music. The 400sw's balanced conductors and double shield of foil and copper braiding reject noise and hum for fuller, more natural sound reproduction. The 6-cut 24k gold-plated connectors with split-tip center pins ensure the best contact and corrosion resistance for a lifetime of listening.

Product Highlights:

  • dual solid-core copper conductors
  • dual-layer shield with 100% Mylar® foil and high-density copper braid
  • 24k gold-plated 6-cut Turbine® RCA connectors with split-tip center pin
  • satin silver finish
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • 26.24' (8m) subwoofer cable (single male RCA connector on each end)
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note

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Features

Overview: The 400SW subwoofer cable features superior technology and construction. A 100% Mylar foil shield and high-density copper braid reject noise and hum. Solid-core bass conductors wrapped in a second wire network help maximize low-frequency signal transfer and pitch definition, so music and movie sound is always clear and dramatic. Plus, 24k gold contacts maximize conductivity and resist corrosion for a lifetime of durability and performance.

Balanced Construction: Balanced conductors for enhanced internal noise rejection and clearer, deeper bass.

Brass Conductor: Solid-core bass conductor optimizes low-frequency signal transfer for improved bass response.

24K Gold Contact 6-Cut Turbine Connectors: >Non-slip connection for enhanced signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Split-Tip Center: Split-Tip center pin for maximum contact pressure and ultra-low signal distortion.

High-Density Dual-Layer Shielding: 100% aluminized Mylar foil shield and high density copper braid for maximum rejection of noise and hum.

Duraflex Protective Jacket: Flexible for easy routing and installation. Resistant to abrasions and temperature extremes.

Directional Arrow: Indicates direction of signal flow. Cable shield grounded at source so induced noise does not travel forward.

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well it works

Written By stereo joe, Marion, Ia on Monday, November 03, 2014

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The cable is nicely constructed and flexible.

Pros: Tight connections.

Cons: None

Great cable

Written By Kakazoo, West Michigan on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Great cable, good sound with my subwoofer. Snug fit .

Pros: Snug fit

Cons: None

Works well

Written By SSound, Illinois on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Works with my Polk Audio Blackstone TL1600 subwoofer.

Pros: Seems "sturdy"

Cons: Price

Monster cables

Written By Bo Bollinger, Columbia, TN on Monday, June 30, 2014

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Monster cables are the greatest

Monster = Best

Written By onthelake914, Dallas, TX on Monday, June 02, 2014

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Same quality service from Crutchfield and Monster is still the best in cables. The previous cable lasted 13 yrs so price is definitely affordable.

Pros: Dependable

Cons: None

Good but overpriced

Written By JSDS, Tidewater Virginia on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Good cable, functions like it should. It's overpriced for a cable, but most of them are. It was convenient to purchase from Crutchfield with other equipment.

Pros: Works like it should.

Cons: Over priced.

Monster subwoofer cable

Written By Henry, Hundtington Beach, CA on Friday, March 21, 2014

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Quck service and good product.

Good quality!

Written By Anonymous, Fort Worth, TX. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Good quality!

Monster Cable

Written By RobW, Shore, NJ on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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I was not sure if spending a few extra dollars on a monster cable would be worth the money, but the sound on my subwoofer is too important to my system to chance. The new Monster Cable was of the highest quality and I feel more confident that I am optimizing my system properly.

Monster Cable

Written By Cable, Illinois on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Very easy to connect sub-woofer to surround. Excellent clarity.

Pros: Fast simple connection. Nothing more can be expected from the best in the business for home audio

Cons: None

Monster Cable® 400sw

Written By Dave C, Florida on Monday, January 06, 2014

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I do not have anything to compare this with and have never owned a surround sound system before but feel the cable does what it is suppose to do and have not had any issues at all since I installed my system.

Monster Cable was perfect

Written By Jaclyn, Boston, MA on Monday, October 21, 2013

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Easy to use, sounded great!

Works as expected

Written By Velcro Ninja, Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Not much can be expected from a cable besides working as expected and it does that.

Pros: Nice looking cable, works as it should for the price.

Monster Cable® 400sw

Written By rbl, Wayne, PA on Monday, August 19, 2013

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The connector of my old sub-woofer cable had snapped and I needed to replace. I received excellent help from the Crutchfield salesperson and chose the Monster Cable. The sound quality has been perfect. I'm very satisfied. Unlike another reviewer I wanted a tight connection so that the cable would not come lose and break like my previous one.

Monster Cable® 400sw

Written By J.P., Tucson AZ on Thursday, August 01, 2013

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It may be a good cable but I found the connections so tight that I needed pliers to disconnect it from the receiver and the sub woofer.

Subwoofer Cable - Perfect!

Written By Mellovette, Melbourne, FL on Friday, July 19, 2013

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Needed a powered subwoofer cable, and this is the one. Easy to install and works perfectly!

Pros: Great cable

Cons: None

Monster Cable, No Need to Say More

Written By Bob, Charlotte on Friday, May 24, 2013

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Buy It! You will be glad you did.

AWESOME PRDUCT!

Written By Pat, Poughkeepsie on Monday, April 08, 2013

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This cable is very durable and has a real good feel to it. I'm using it on my L7 I just got and sounds 100 times better than my old Walmart ones!

Pros: Not that bad money wise, deffenitly worth is

Cons: Nothing , buy it

Amazing difference in sound

Written By DennisR, Parkersburg,WV on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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The addition of these cable make a big difference in the sound of my system. Glad I made the purchase.

Pros: Very clear sound

Cons: none

Monster cable 400sw

Written By Boli, San jose,Ca on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Nice

Pros: All

Cons: Good product

Audio File

Written By JohnR, Newport,TN on Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Take the limits off you reciever and sub. I used another brand and swithced to Monster 400SW and it woke up my DT PRO100 sub. and took restriction off amp. It also has direction arrow for connections.Gold Plated.

Pros: The best for sound

Cons: None

Not to be overrated

Written By Jason, Colorado on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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My buddies all make fun of me for buying "overpriced' wiring while they all shop at monoprice for the cheap stuff. I'll be the first to tell you it's worth the difference for good quality wire. The number of strands in speaker wire matters, the resistance to corrosion matters, my buddies don't get it. This subwoofer cable from Monster is worth having, it won't let you down. The quality of wire isn't quite as important in home audio as car audio, the moisture and heat/cold aren't really a factor, but over time there will be a difference.

Pros: Best quality wire you're gonna get unless you can custom build your own cables and have the materials.

Cons: none.

Love my monster cable!

Written By PatC, Green Bay, Wi. on Monday, June 18, 2012

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The monster 400sw sub cable was simple and straight forward to connect and enjoy within my music system. In this case you really do get what you pay for.

Pros: Easy hook-up and great sound

Cons: A little pricey, but the quality is top notch.

great cable

Written By Walt, Cocoa, Florida on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Great cable. I am using it with a powered subwoofer.

Pros: High build quality. Does what it is supposed to do.

Cons: None.

The Cables

Written By Charlie, Dinwiddie VA on Friday, February 03, 2012

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The cables worked as expected. I glad I read the reviews to learn about twisting the colar back to open the connector.

Pros: secure connector, high quality construction

Cons: price

Monster Cable® 400sw

Written By Anonymous, jamestown, NY on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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couldn't ask for a better connection!!!

Monster Cable

Written By Kev, Greensboro, NC on Friday, August 26, 2011

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The cable seems to be well made and feels very substantial. The ends are a little bigger than I thought they would be, they won't pass through a 1/2" hole, probably needs to be about 3/4" instead.

It took a second to figure out you have to "unscrew" the housing a little to expand the connector. Although after it's on, and you screw it back down and it's very tight, I can see how it would be easy to bend it up trying to force it on.

Also it's a directional cable so you're suppose to use one designated end on the amp and the other on the speaker.

Monster Cable® 400sw

Written By Mark, Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Nice cable. Works well.

Works

Written By KenL, Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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What can I say, it is a cable and does what it is supposed to do.
Overpriced in my opinion. Monster is making a fortune on overpriced
cables and wire but if you need it you buy it.

Great Product

Written By MeiganP, Orlando, Fl on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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This cable improved the sound from the sub woofer tremendously. I would highly
recommend getting one of these any time a sub woofer is part of your system, worth the
cost!

Worked Great!!!!!

Written By Tom, Charleston ,WV on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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I used this cable to replace a very cheap cable I had been using. I could not believe the
difference in the sound. I would recommend this to anyone.

Monster Cable® 400sw

Written By charris, Curlew, Wa. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Excellent product, and perfect for my application as I had a rather long run to the sub. Very tight connections, you must twist, turn, and push to attach!

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1 question already asked

Hi Jeff K thanks for the info What is the other end of the Cable look like? Is it the HMDI is so that would be great. the sub woofer shows i need a HDMI into the Receiver and suggest i use a RCA connector I purchased the sub woofer from you Plok 440 for you info. i am faily new sat this so please be patient with me Thank You I have other questions but for now just one at a time. Thanks again John B [ John  Jan 01, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Jan 01, 2014 ]  Staff

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balanced construction for noise rejection

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