FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Those investing in a home
theater system want the best performance possible, and cable quality is
fundamental in how well -- or poorly -- a system will produce audio and
video outputs. But, buyer beware: often the cables boxed with home theater
components are not the best for optimal system performance.
"Those who desire peak audio and video performance from their home
theater system should separately purchase top-quality cables and wires to
ensure they are getting the most bang for their equipment buck," said Paul
Holstein, COO of CableOrganizer.com -- an online storefront offering more
than 17,000 cable, wire and equipment management solutions.
"And, while it's tempting to re-use old cables to hook up new
equipment, this is one sure-fire way to degrade a home theater system's
So, what's a less than cable-savvy home entertainment buff to do?
Below, Holstein offers some quick tips regarding home theater audio, video
and speaker cabling and wire:
S-Video Cable: This cable determines the quality of video provided.
Those with 24 karat gold contact connectors are best, as they allow the
signal transferred to be optimized and also resist corrosion better than
other connector metals.
Look for s-video cables that have heavy-duty strain relief to keep the
cable connected properly. Also be sure to choose an s-video cable that has
a high quality, flexible jacket so that flexing the wire around furniture
or other components will not result in internal wiring breaks.
HDMI Cable: HDMI is a high-bandwidth digital connection that offers
superior digital video and multi-channel audio in a single cable, reducing
the maze and clutter of home theater connections.
The high-definition digital standard for both audio and video, HDMI
delivers a picture with resolution that is five times better than
conventional TV. Consumers should seek "Type A" HDMI cables for use with
home theater electronics such as televisions, set-top boxes and DVD
Component Video Cables: These cables connect to DVD players, satellite
receivers and televisions with other video components, and should be of the
"Low-loss" component video cables are best for a high quality picture
to be delivered to your output device. Component video cables should also
be multi-stranded and copper constructed for optimal performance, with 24
karat gold RCA connectors on the ends of the component video cables for the
best possible conductivity.
Speaker Wire Cables: The speaker cable you choose will determine the
clarity of sound and how natural music reproduction sounds to your ear.
Avoid the temptation to use old speaker wire because you need to have
high-performance cable with large copper conductor areas for proper power
transfer, and to allow the full dynamic range, including the bass response
of sound, to transfer.
Quality speaker cable that is constructed with Linear Polyethylene
(LPE) insulation will reduce signal loss so that even the true audiophile
will be satisfied with the sound reproduction.
"It's also important to conceal and protect audio, video and speaker
cables using a conduit or transit cover if not wiring in-wall," adds
Holstein. "This will help you route the cables and generally ensure they
don't become unsightly household hazards."
Consumers may order a wide selection of home theater audio, video and
speaker cables online at http://CableOrganizer.com or via toll-free
telephone at 1-866-222-0030.