Setting up a new stereo, television or home entertainment center requires several things, including the right auxiliary cable. If you do not know what you need it is vitally important to do your research before you make your purchase, or you risk being disappointed when you are finished. There are several factors that you need to keep in mind when buying, including the size, diameter and the type.
A sales person is going to try to sell you things you may not need, especially if he knows that you do not know any better, so always go armed with at least a little bit of information and as always, be ready to ask questions, write down answers and then comparison shop. Your need for this should never be a matter of life or death, giving you a little time to consider your actual purchase.
After you determine the right type for your set up, the second most important factor is the length. Be honest about where you will be setting up the equipment and how often you will be moving it from that place. If you are a person who rearranges furniture frequently, then you might be interested in moving the set up from one side of the room to the other. You might move speakers or other parts from place to place. You should plan to have a bit of extra cable for when it is needed, because you can always coil up and store the extra out of sight, but you cannot stretch more out of the cable if what you own is too short.
Make sure that you have the right kind for your system because some are much more powerful than others. That power needs the right kind of cable, or it will not be able to deliver the right kind of sounds. If you truly want thumping bass and clear, bell-like highs, then you need to make sure that everything is hooked up correctly, with all the right wires in place. There are many types, with various kinds of thickness and ratings, so you always have to know what is recommended, not by the sales person but by the company that built your system.
In some systems, they are included as part of the purchase price. In others, they are extra accessories that have to be bought afterward. Before you leave the store, make sure that you have everything you are going to need or you will find yourself traveling back out to get one so that you can actually use and enjoy your system that same day.