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#77193 - 01/19/05 01:32 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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I also appreciate that. I never thought that a power cord upgrade would make an audible difference, but now in the future (far future as I have several things to upgrade before power cords) I will consider "auditioning" power cords to see I can hear a difference. The problem is that I too would have a problem with dropping 300 dollars on a simple cord.

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#77194 - 01/19/05 02:33 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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{Finally}....I "was" missing the credibility part all this time...thank you Michael A
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#77195 - 01/19/05 02:52 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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joema, every fool knows you have to wax your car before you feel any measurable improvement in performance from cleaning the interior.
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#77196 - 01/19/05 10:18 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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Hey player8, fear not. For less than $300 I got three cords. A 6' for the receiver, a 5' for the DVD player, and a 20' for the subwoofer. If you were to just buy a simple 3' cord for your receiver it would run you about $66 to your door.
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#77197 - 01/19/05 11:07 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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There was a guy here a year or so ago who had a background in psychology. He spoke very well about the flaws of double blind testing. He obviously had an extensive knowledge of scientific testing/experiments, in particular, ones that involve humans. I wish I could remember his name and/or find his posts.

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#77198 - 01/19/05 11:18 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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Oh,, thought I met him earlier in this one
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#77199 - 01/19/05 11:34 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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Thanks toy, thats nice to know.

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#77200 - 01/19/05 11:38 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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Anybody have any links to frequency response graphs for power cords? That would be interesting to see.

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#77201 - 01/19/05 11:41 AM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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In reply to:

He spoke very well about the flaws of double blind testing.




That would be interesting. I thought the benefit of double-blind was removing the psychology and human element.

Please post a link if you find one.
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#77202 - 01/19/05 12:16 PM Re: You might think I'm crazy, but I'm not...
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Have you thought about a power line conditioner? I've heard sales pitches about how it improves video quality, especially HDTV.


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