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#188646 - 12/17/07 03:37 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: JKP005]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Happy New Year, prorepsvs...
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#188649 - 12/17/07 03:46 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: JKP005]
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Registered: 07/25/05
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 Originally Posted By: JKP005
If I had of mentioned the company that I purchased the cables from in my post, I most certainly would have been crucified as a shield for the company.
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I own a Rotel 1066 pre processor. In my opinion it's an awesome unit. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking at going separates. If anyone is interested please PM me and I will favorably discuss it's value.

I suppose now I should/will be crucified now as a shield for ROTEL.

BRING IT ON!!!!!!!

I am glad you found a tweak that helped your system sound beter. Thanks for NOTHING by not sharing the details with the rest of us. If you didn't care what we thought, why did you post it in the first place?

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#188650 - 12/17/07 04:14 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: JKP005]
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Registered: 01/03/06
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Loc: South Florida
Why is it that you assume that you will be 'crucified' if you name the website?? Certainly, if you know much about these forums, others people's opinions on other products are constantly talked about, as they should be.

True, you may get replies that disagree with you, after all it is a contraversial subject...but look at the INSTANT cynicism you're getting for NOT naming this website!!

Simply name the site and let's continue discussing it... otherwise, your approach so far is very troll-like, and I don't blame some others here for being skeptical.


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#188654 - 12/17/07 04:52 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: Spoiler]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I simply feel that if you did get better sound from simply upgrading the power cord to your cd player, then you must have a problem with your old power cord, ie. too small, for the power requirements of the cd player.

Were all the power cords of the same gauge? grounded? You must really try to give more information or yes, you will have doubters flaming you.

Non of this to Spoiler but to the O/P.
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#188684 - 12/17/07 06:06 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/25/07
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Loc: Bay Area
My old cord was a very expensive analysis plus power cord. Certainly nothing wrong with it at all. This is why I was very shocked to hear any difference. Ok...I will name names...Mapleshade.com.

Also, I am awaiting another gadget from a company called Quantum. It is a simple inexpensive little gadget that you simply plug into your wall outlet (22kt gold) in my case, that is supposed to remove all the EMF electro magnetic fields from your wiring or something along those lines. Has something to do with Quantum physics, whatever it is, it is over my head. Price depends on size of area that you wish to cover. This gadget got a quite a review on 6moons.com and a couple of my audiophile nut buddies who have it swear by it. They claim that their system sounds better and that the TV picure quality has improved as well.

http://www.sixmoons.com/audioreviews/quantum/pro.htmlt

When I get it I will test it myself and post the results in my normal unprofessional, unskilled, unbiased manner. Have to admit that I am as skeptical about this one as I was of the power cable.

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#188686 - 12/17/07 06:10 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: JKP005]
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The link isn't working. Comes up as document not found.

New link


Edited by jakewash (12/17/07 06:12 PM)
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#188687 - 12/17/07 06:19 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: jakewash]
JKP005 Offline
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Registered: 06/25/07
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Loc: Bay Area
http://www.sixmoons.com/audioreviews/quantum/pro.html

No t on the end...I think is the problem

I have it in a email to me...and it opens up fine.
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#188689 - 12/17/07 06:23 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: JKP005]
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You're right, it was the 't' on the end. I removed it for the 'New Link' ;\)
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#188697 - 12/17/07 07:07 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/25/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Bay Area
There are numerous little things that can be done on the cheap for your sound system such as vibrapods. The biggest improvement I have made by far was installing some acoustic panels...night and day difference.

I see a few people on this site talking about downloading music etc. Am I the only one here who only listens to 5.1 SACD's? Anything else to me sounds like nails on a chalkboard. Absolutely not even in the same league. Recently I spoke with Mr. Harley via email who is the editor of Absolute Sound mag and even he says that when distributors who mostly are 2 channel enthusiasts, come to visit him to promote their goods he takes them into his sound room puts on one of his fav 5.1 cd's and gets a big kick out of watching their jaws drop.
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#188698 - 12/17/07 07:08 PM Re: Hocus Pocus Sound quality tweaks? [Re: JKP005]
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Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3292
JK,

The only significant detail that one needs to worry about when selecting a power cable for home A/V applications is the gauge and the length. For any 6 - 9 foot cable, 14 gauge is perfectly acceptable and 12 gauge is most often used. The key characteristic that needs to be considered is the voltage drop across the cable. The difference in voltage drop between the OEM's cable and Mapleshade's cable is most likely very marginal. Even a drop of a few volts however is perfectly acceptable because power supplies are designed to be tolerant to input voltage and power frequency deviations.

All of the power cable claims made on the Mapleshade website are exaggerations of the truth. BTW, the 4.5' CLEARVIEW DOUBLE HELIX POWER CORD which retails for $150 consists of $2 worth of parts and 15 minutes of low-skilled labor. The research that Mapleshade conducted for this cable consisted of finding the lowest cost supplier for the 4 parts used.

However, if it sounds better to you, then by all means the $150 may very well be worth it. The only audio tweak that I personally have found to work is a shiny, smooth Canadian beaver on my EP600 :).

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