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#233783 - 12/09/08 09:25 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Very good catch, JP! \:\)
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#233788 - 12/09/08 09:43 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: EFalardeau]
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Thanks HistorianBot!
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#233790 - 12/09/08 09:44 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: terzaghi]
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Based on his statements about his career and location, that matches up with Mr. Russell, same town, same background. There are links on the Wire pages that take you back to the history of Mcintosh and Mr Russell (aka Warrant). I could be wrong, but not sure.
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#233796 - 12/09/08 10:15 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
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I know you are being light-hearted here, but, still, given the attention to detail that most forum members exhibit, I am surprised that no one has yet pointed out that Appetite for Destruction came out in 1987.



Medic8r, I may have to resign my login ID for that one. The wire debate I don't mind being corrected on - I see others have been led astray before me. Forgetting how old I am getting and putting that album in the wrong decade is truly unforgivable. Does it make any difference that it was better than most of the music in the '90s? I guess not. My apologies, and all are welcome to ignore my future posts based on that glaring error on my part. Thanks for the catch.


Edited by Zimm (12/09/08 10:17 AM)
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#233797 - 12/09/08 10:22 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: Zimm]
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If it still bothers you that much not being able to use banana plugs, you can buy the QS8 stands here, find a similiar desisgn from another manufacturer that could support them or if you are really handy make some DIY stands. In that application you would have no issues with using the banana plugs with your QS8's.
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#233799 - 12/09/08 10:31 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
...and finally.

After being publicly reprimanded for my belief in ferries, Big Foot and magic wires, I went to Home Depot and bought some cheap tin on a spool to temporarily run my QS8s. What do you know, they work - no copper needed. I ran a few scenes from Hancock and put a few heavy surround games of War hawk through them. While I have not done any critical listening yet, I can say I'm impressed that on the movie soundtrack they disappear and made my small theater seem a bit bigger than I anticipated. Yet, on War hawk they still exhibited pinpoint accuracy on circling jets and zipping missiles in the background. I formerly had Klipsch (CDT-3800-C) in-ceiling 8" surrounds in a bigger mixed-use room, and these are much more pleasing to the ear so far. I'm anxious to do some critical listing of Blu-Ray music and will report back. Then again, I turned in my ID for blowing the G&R reference, so maybe I'll post my experience somewhere else??? ;\) )



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#233800 - 12/09/08 10:35 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: BlueJays1]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
If it still bothers you that much not being able to use banana plugs, you can buy the QS8 stands here, find a similiar desisgn from another manufacturer that could support them or if you are really handy make some DIY stands. In that application you would have no issues with using the banana plugs with your QS8's.


Due to the room set up stands are not an option for me, but thanks for the idea. I have recently come to learn that I can use an old extension cord from the garage and plug it right into the binding post, so I am off the banana-plug train. See, I can learn. ;\) Thanks for the help. I hope to have more challenging problems in the future.
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#233808 - 12/09/08 11:22 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: Hansang]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
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That was an interesting read Warrant. Nicely organized and documented. The irony is that in my field (Enterprise networking) I have to constantly remind people that using cheap cables will absolutely kill performance. Of course it's a different problem altogether but I find it ironic indeed.


Without beating the corpse of this horse too much further into a pulp, I am curious why there is a difference? Analog v. digital signals?
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#233810 - 12/09/08 11:23 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
Then again, I turned in my ID for blowing the G&R reference, so maybe I'll post my experience somewhere else??? ;\) )


You can win your way back in by posting photos. People here really like photos! \:\)
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#233823 - 12/09/08 11:50 AM Re: Bare Wire Termination with QS8 [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 10/12/07
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
So Warrant is Mr Russell? I had no idea, what an honor to have him stop by now and then on our little Axiom forum. \:\) Mr. Russell, I have referred to your wire table for years, and have a link on my articles website page, hope that is ok with you..

http://porterplex.googlepages.com/links&articles

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I AM NOT ROGER RUSSELL!


It was a "who am I" post in the style of a game show. FronT page Challenge for the Canucks here.

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