Monster Cable 2.2 Speaker Cables

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marty a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I'll start off by saying, these are my first "real" set of speaker cables. and this will be the first review I've ever written about any of my own audio equipment, but after hearing the difference these made... I had to encourage others who are thinking about getting these cables, to just spend the money and get them...

Before these I was always using subpar 10gauge at $20 for 50'. I always thought it sounded good, and when I first came across these several weeks ago on an online forum in the for sale adds, I thought "Give me a break... I'd never spend more than $40 bucks for some 'really nice' cables." I never believed any reviews about how cables could "bring your system to life" and make such a huge difference, and I thought this was just a big ripoff gimmick.. Well I have a friend of mine who owns the big 300lb Krell mono blocks and many other amps and systems in the multi thousand dollar range, and knows much much more about the audioworld than me. so I made a joking remark about these cables to him, and he jumped all over me, he said that he's spent several thousands of dollars on speaker cables more expensive than the Monster M2.2's, but after trying out a pair of M2.2's He said these are the best bang for your buck on speaker cables, and sound just as good if not better than many of the other more expensive brands/cables out there. Knowing I don't have a big cash-flow he encouraged me to buy them for the price I could get them at. and after several weeks going by I checked online for those cables, and since they were still there, I went out on a limb ($320 shipped) for the 15' FL & FR and a 10' Center.

When I recieved these cables, all I could do is laugh... These things are seriously like a garden hoses.. I wasn't sure if my family would even allow me to have the monstrosities running through our living room.. But I'll just have to think of a creative way of hiding them, otherwise, just assume I have a powerplant directly connected to my components.

The Sound... Seriously, I couldn't believe it... The midrange and bass are just incredible.. It is so crystal clear and smooth sounding I was just smiling throughout the first 5 songs I listened to. You should also know, the speakers they are first listened to was a pair of Klipsch Quartets, powered by two Dayton APA 150 monoblock's. This has been my second system, (which has gotten as much listening as my main system - Klipsch KLF-30's and KM-6's) and I know the sound very well from this combo.. I had to call in my cousin who was visiting at the time who also owns some Klipsch speakers, and he just sat in a chair in front of the speakers for a while and also couldn't help but smile.. It sounds so good! This brought me into a new level of sound quality and just from a cheap pair of Dayton monoblocks. I can't wait to hear these cables hooked up to my Yamaha MX-1000U coming next week.

Anyways, if you're in doubt about whether cables make a difference.. Just get these.. At least try them out and if you don't like them, send them back. But I highly doubt that will be the case.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by STEVE a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2001

Bottom Line:   
People who are interested in upgrading their cables and really want a top notch product must demo this cable. Compared to the other manufacturer's this is a bargin. the clarity of the tight bass and the impact of the midrange is truely amazzzing. Plus, it has the monster interchangeable connections that allow you to install bannana plugs or spades. It's roughly 3/4 of an inch thick and as stated before it is well crafted. 25ft run.
Krell HTS
Krell FPB 200
Krell 250/3
Toshiba dvd 9200
Arcam fmj23
Magnum Dyn tuner
transparent/straigthwire balanced interconnects

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $595.00

Purchased At:   Harvey's Electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russell Ruggiero a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2001

Bottom Line:   

Dear

Reader


The Stereo Exchange and other High-End Stores cannot be wrong. The M2.2s by Monster could be the best speaker cables under $800 per pair. This is a fine sounding product, and an excellent value. Below are my findings.

Top. Open and smooth. Rating B+

Mid. Natural. Rating B+

Low. Big and tight. Rating A

Tone. On the yin side. Rating A

Sound Stage. Rating A

The more upgades I perform, the better this product sounds. Listed below is my current setup.

Classe CDP .3 (Mk2)
Monster Cable M1000i (XLR)
Classe CAP 151
Monster Cable M2.2s
Vienna Mozarts

I just upgraded from M1000i RCA's to XLR's, and the difference was not a small one. The Monster Cable M2.2s offering is the foundation, and it allows me to keep pushing the envelope.

My rating is based on speaker cables under $600 for a 10' pair. For those of you that own bi-wire speakers, the M2.4s offering from Monster may be a safe bet. In a nutshell, the Monster Cable M2.2s great product at a decent price.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russell Ruggiero a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   

Dear

Reader


This cable is truly a Monster. It's big and very difficult to work with, but provides the owner with a sweet and natural offering. The bass and the midrange are world class, but the top is a little rolled off.

Below is a list of products used with the Monster M2.2s.

Yamaha CDR-S1000
Monster Cable M 1000i
Tandberg TT 3011A
Monster Cable M 950i
Classe CAP 151
Sonus Faber Concertino
Target 24"
Monster Cable SW 400
Velodyne CT 100

The Monster Cable 2.2s enables the listener to hear music, and not Hi-Fi. While the Monster Cable 1.4 and Kimber Cable 8TC (Biwire) cables offer a good value, they are not high-end products. The 2.2s soundstage is wide and deep. Try Monk "At the IT Club", and Bill Evans "Waltz for Debbie" with the 2.2s, and these 20-bits recording will come to life. This cable is not perfect because it does not extend into the ultra-sonics like the big Kimbers.

If you want great bass, smooth midrange, and a very wide/deep soundstage, the 2.2s might just fit the bill. At $500, they are a true bargin. My 2001 purchase is built quite well, and has experienced no quality problems.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Perry a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2000

Bottom Line:   
If you're gonna invest in a good stereo, might as well go all the way and get you some moster cable. For a small price, you can hear the full potential of what you have.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Best buy




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