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  • Lex
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Apr 2001
    • 27461

    CATCables Contest!

    Meow :!: This contest is for a 4 meter Coolcat Subwoofer Cable!



    I said I would give something away, so here tis! Don't settle for just a cable when you can get a CAT. CATCables, the official Cable of HTGuide. You expected someone else? LOL.

    To enter, I want you to list the cheesiest cable in your system, and approximate it's value with a number from .01 to 1.00 value. (This will be translated into a number from 1 to 100

    For you guys that don't use OEM cables, and have say, CATs,

    just pick a number from 1 to 100.


    This contest will run the entire month of February.

    Goodluck, and good listening,

    Doug

    PS, all numbers must be unique or the second person that uses that number is DQ'd! You must enter a number to win!!!




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  • MRWILLL
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 107

    #2
    #46...Very good looking cable.




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    • rlabarge
      Member
      • Jan 2001
      • 67

      #3
      I could use one of those!

      How about #7.




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      • David Meek
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Aug 2000
        • 8938

        #4
        edited for content by DWM

        The cheesiet cable I have is my subwoofer cable - imagine that! It's a ( ops: I'm sooo ashamed) low cost Monster. Worth = .05




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        • Andrew Pratt
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Aug 2000
          • 16508

          #5
          #67

          the poorest cable left in my system would have to be the ultra cheap cables I'm using to get audio out from the TV back to the receiver in case I want to watch TV and tape something on the VCR (rarely used however)




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          • Jay Mitchosky
            Junior Member
            • Aug 2000
            • 11

            #6
            Originally posted by Lex
            I want you to list the cheesiest cable in your system, and approximate it's value with a number from .01 to 1.00 value.
            A cheapo composite A/V cable that I use between my satellite receiver and VCR for timeshifting. Just couldn't bring myself to spend good dollars on anything fancy. Value: 0.25. ops:




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            • GregoriusM
              Super Senior Member
              • Oct 2000
              • 2755

              #7
              Ummmmmmm......... do I HAVE to tell you my cheesiest cable? I'll lose all the respect (if I have any) of the other members......

              Okay. I still use the OEM RCA cables IN and OUT from my tape deck. And in a couple of other places, which I'm not going to mention. Value? .01 each. I'd give them less of a value but I guess some of the sound actually makes it through them. But at least they are very, very light and don't pull hard on the RCA jacks on the back of my receiver!??? :roll:

              There. I've said it. I'm going to shrink back into the corner.....


              P.S. Gorgeous cable, Doug! My PDR10 from Paradigm could use one of those!
              .
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              • Kevin P
                Member
                • Aug 2000
                • 10808

                #8
                Ok, I have no need for a 4M sub cable since my sub has an external amp, but what the hey, I'm more likely to win something if I don't need it, right?

                I could stand to upgrade the interconnects between my receiver, BFD, and sub amp though.

                As for crappiest cables, I think my Sony MXD-D3 MiniDisc deck is connected via the el crappo cables that came with it! Value: $0.02 before taxes.

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                • efarstad
                  Moderator Emeritus
                  • Jun 2001
                  • 2231

                  #9
                  ops: That thin black thing you see connecting my Sub output from my DVD-Audio player to my receiver....come on I didn't have anything else at the time...yes it is a OEM product and yes it's worth about .35 but that's even being generous!!!! (I just picked a good number for this contest, in all reality it's worth 0.00). LOL

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                  • SiliGoose
                    Senior Member
                    • Aug 2000
                    • 942

                    #10
                    Cool!

                    # 4 please




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                    • Robbie
                      Senior Member
                      • Aug 2000
                      • 256

                      #11
                      WOW Lex, Really outdid yourself this time. My cheesiest cable is between my tape deck and pre.
                      I think it rates about a....

                      '.43'

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                      • Trevor Schell
                        Moderator Emeritus
                        • Aug 2000
                        • 10935

                        #12
                        Great idea for a contest Lex.

                        I will have to choose my retired floor hockey jersey # 68. 8O




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                        • Huskerduck
                          Moderator Emeritus
                          • Oct 2000
                          • 129

                          #13
                          I'll take #2

                          wish it was a 20'er, may have to do some shuffling




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                          • Bob Santos
                            Senior Member
                            • Mar 2001
                            • 273

                            #14
                            Cool contest Doug !!!
                            I could use a new sub cable

                            Why? you ask .... Because maybe not the cheesiest cable in my rack, but the cheesiest cable that I care about is my sub cable.
                            It's a monster blah, blah 200 or something like that.

                            As far as a number #17 will do .

                            Thanks

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                            • Sonnie Parker
                              • Jan 2002
                              • 2858

                              #15
                              But Lex,

                              I don't neeeeeeeeeeed a sub cable... how bout a jag? lol

                              I won't try to win it away from someone who might need it. Just yank my number for one of those DVD's.






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                              • Bing Fung
                                Ultra Senior Member
                                • Aug 2000
                                • 6521

                                #16
                                81

                                The cheezze of my cords would have to be some no name RCA's from my VCR to receiver. You know the type, extruded as 3 cords together with the red, white & yellow party hats over the ends.

                                Estimated value.... <$1.00 ~ .81




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                                • crstrand
                                  Junior Member
                                  • Jan 2002
                                  • 23

                                  #17
                                  Cheeziest cables I have are some that came with my old Sony VCR. The video and both audio cables are the same diameter (~3mm).

                                  The magic number is: .17 (ie: 17) for that much I'm sure I could buy at least a dozen of the cables 'o cheeze.

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                                  • Ryker
                                    Junior Member
                                    • Jan 2002
                                    • 22

                                    #18
                                    I have the original cables from my vcr to receiver. I think they are worth .25.

                                    No 25 please.

                                    ryker

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                                    • Darrel McBane
                                      Junior Member
                                      • Dec 2001
                                      • 5

                                      #19
                                      Nice looking cables.



                                      Since they don't look like directional cables.....69 is my number.

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                                      • Uncle Clive
                                        Former Moderator
                                        • Jan 2002
                                        • 919

                                        #20
                                        Great contest Lex! The cheeeeeeeesiest cable I have is the one from my sony double cassette deck to my Reciever. The Original one that came with the unit is being used from my VCR to Recvr. So I found a pair of RCAs in my dads' crappo box which are about say 27 yrs old now worth -0.001c AFTER TAXES! They even glow in the dark! 8O

                                        I really need that cable my friend!!
                                        #7




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                                        • Bob
                                          Senior Member
                                          • Jul 2000
                                          • 802

                                          #21
                                          Looks like a beautiful cable Lex. I don't know how well they work but, I have to say the ones you showed me were of excellent craftsmanship.
                                          Makes me wish I had a least one poor cable that needed replacing so I could enter the contest.

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                                          • Bruce
                                            Senior Member
                                            • Aug 2000
                                            • 156

                                            #22
                                            Man, that's a beautiful cable.

                                            My cable's worth about 0.21

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                                            • LarryB
                                              Member
                                              • Dec 2001
                                              • 81

                                              #23
                                              Gee, are those CAT cables supposed to be any good? :LOL:

                                              Larry

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                                              • ChristianT
                                                Junior Member
                                                • Sep 2001
                                                • 9

                                                #24
                                                Some very little grey RCA cables I found in a box of throw away wires at work.

                                                .30

                                                Christian

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                                                • Susan
                                                  Moderator Emeritus
                                                  • Jan 2001
                                                  • 105

                                                  #25
                                                  I suspect my worst are the wispy-thin little itty bitty thin brown "threads" they sent with the HTIB in our bedroom..those satellites could use a better chance in life. The sub cord is equally worthless.
                                                  I'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt and go for 48.
                                                  Susan

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                                                  • marc seals
                                                    Junior Member
                                                    • Sep 2000
                                                    • 19

                                                    #26
                                                    My worst cable is a RCA video cable which runs from the cable box to my preamp. I don't even know if its shielded or 75ohm!

                                                    5- because its still better than oem cords.....I think :? BTW no sales tax here in Anchorage.

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                                                    • Tibor
                                                      Member
                                                      • Oct 2000
                                                      • 66

                                                      #27
                                                      I would pick 77 because thats what my last cables cost me and they so so . So give me 77 for the $77 dollars I waisted on them .

                                                      I pick 77 h:

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                                                      • Latdo
                                                        Junior Member
                                                        • Dec 2000
                                                        • 1

                                                        #28
                                                        #38 please

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                                                        • brucek
                                                          HTG Expert
                                                          • Aug 2000
                                                          • 303

                                                          #29
                                                          :arrow: #99

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                                                          • P-Dub
                                                            Office Moderator
                                                            • Aug 2000
                                                            • 6766

                                                            #30
                                                            Cheesiest cable is my cable cable. Just the standard oem that comes with the vcr. I'd say it's only worth $0.28




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                                                            • JBill
                                                              Junior Member
                                                              • Jan 2002
                                                              • 4

                                                              #31
                                                              No cheese in my setup just Cats. :twisted:

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                                                              • Sonnie Parker
                                                                • Jan 2002
                                                                • 2858

                                                                #32
                                                                Had to get in here.....

                                                                My sub cable is worth ? Wait a minute! I have a Coolcat sub cable that I got from Lex. It's worth 50 cents at least..... per mm.






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                                                                • Chip
                                                                  Senior Member
                                                                  • Aug 2001
                                                                  • 232

                                                                  #33
                                                                  .45 Monster sub cable..




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                                                                  • Greg Stone
                                                                    Senior Member
                                                                    • Aug 2000
                                                                    • 895

                                                                    #34
                                                                    #58 for the el cheapo monster sub cable I currently run...

                                                                    Great idea and contest Lex!




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                                                                    • Lex
                                                                      Moderator Emeritus
                                                                      • Apr 2001
                                                                      • 27461

                                                                      #35
                                                                      Popping it to the top.




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                                                                      • Steve Goff
                                                                        Senior Member
                                                                        • Feb 2002
                                                                        • 186

                                                                        #36
                                                                        Now that I've got that litter of warmed-up SilverCats coming, I'm no longer in cheap cable country. Please put me down for #69.




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                                                                        • Ryker
                                                                          Junior Member
                                                                          • Jan 2002
                                                                          • 22

                                                                          #37
                                                                          Has the winner for this been announced yet?

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                                                                          • Lex
                                                                            Moderator Emeritus
                                                                            • Apr 2001
                                                                            • 27461

                                                                            #38
                                                                            That lucky DOG, and to beat all, a cat lover. Number 02 the winner. Kevin P, come on down!

                                                                            Congrats, thanks for your participation, and thanks for all the nice comments, and even the not so nice ones, lol.

                                                                            Enjoy!
                                                                            Lex




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                                                                            • Kevin P
                                                                              Member
                                                                              • Aug 2000
                                                                              • 10808

                                                                              #39
                                                                              Whaa!!?? No one told me until just now (Paul emailed me), and it's been sitting here for 2 months now!?

                                                                              Of course, what do I need the least in my system? A 4M sub cable!? Could it be made into 2 2M cables w/XLRs, I could use those!!

                                                                              So, how'd I get picked? Random, or semi biased, or just because I said I only win things I don't need?

                                                                              KJP




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                                                                              • Lex
                                                                                Moderator Emeritus
                                                                                • Apr 2001
                                                                                • 27461

                                                                                #40
                                                                                That's why it pays to read the forum outside the walls of TTP Kev. I announced it righcheer.

                                                                                Lex
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                                                                                • Kevin P
                                                                                  Member
                                                                                  • Aug 2000
                                                                                  • 10808

                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  I do read stuff in the Chalet, but I tend to grab the more recent threads, and to be honest, I forgot about the contest! Perhaps an email would have been a good idear, especially when you didn't hear anything from me after a few days, weeks, months... :E

                                                                                  I always figure I never win anything, so I wasn't checking the thread on a daily basis to see who won...

                                                                                  So, what should I do considering I don't need a 4 meter sub cable? Do you accept substitutions? Two 2M cables would work for me, and I can always pay the difference to cover the additional connectors, your time, etc. I was planning on placing this order after payday anyway:

                                                                                  Basically what I'd need for my LFE run is two 1.5 to 2 meter cables (I'll have to check if 1.5 is enough). One would be RCA on one end, XLR on the other (the half and half cable I've mentioned before); and the 2nd cable would be XLR both ends. When I looked at the manuals for my gear there should be no problem with the half and half cable, as the jacks are wired in parallel on the BFD, and it handles the balanced/unbalanced balancing act automatically. Ditto for my amp, a Peavey CS 800.

                                                                                  Let me know what you think, ok?

                                                                                  KJP




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