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#326969 - 10/29/10 11:36 PM Something about cables....
mpyw Offline
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#326971 - 10/30/10 12:29 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: mpyw]
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Yeah, it's a shame that none of that is audible in properly controlled double-blind listening tests.
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#326979 - 10/30/10 01:49 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: JohnK]
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I like some of the comments
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#326984 - 10/30/10 07:45 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: jakewash]
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I didn't know Scott Adams had a competitor blog! Cablebert and Cdreaderbert. It's nice to know that that time-error corrections can be added! 10%+17%=27%! Nice one! At 27% timing error, I guess the singer and the guitarist end up in different rooms in your own appartment!
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#326988 - 10/30/10 11:01 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: EFalardeau]
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I'm sure this research/powerpoint presentation will not be subject to any peer review or published by any sort of credible scholarly source/journal like AES. Conflict of interest and marketing bs at its finest.


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#329250 - 11/22/10 04:51 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: BlueJays1]
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"Nordost, fattened on the proceeds of products like the £17,500 per 3-meter pair Odin speaker wire"

Is that genuinely a product?!

Even IF (and that's a might big if) the speaker wire made a difference, surely that money would be better spent on say constructing the perfectly audio treated listening room. Or maybe people with 17,000 pounds to throw around on speaker wire already have all that?

Consider me astounded that anybody could be so stupid...

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#329253 - 11/22/10 05:38 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: ajacks7553]
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Oh, in this industry there's ALL KINDS of stupid waiting for the gullible!
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#329262 - 11/22/10 09:33 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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The price on it's own makes some people feel they need it.


Stupid people.
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#329274 - 11/22/10 11:04 AM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: ClubNeon]
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Even better, the price with a discount. Or on eBay. Peter knows who I'm talking about.
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#329275 - 11/22/10 12:03 PM Re: Something about cables.... [Re: Ken.C]
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The saddest is not even the astronomically overpriced stuff. At least, the people who buy those have plenty of easily disposable income. What I don't like are like the case I know described in the next paragraph.

A person I know (can't give too much details in case he's lurking here) bought a 100,000$ piece of equipment. At least, that's the suggested retailed price. He was ecstatic because he got it "used" for 12,000$ (bargained down to 10,500$, shipping free).

The "used" piece of equipment is in perfect condition... like new (I have to admit the design is absolutely gorgous for a stereo <product-type-witheld> product). Now the sadder part is that he told me that these babies are so good and exclusive (hand-built by the world-renowed designer), that they are only available used through Audiogon and other such "auction/used" places.

So he is proud of having bought a $$$ piece of equipment for 10% of it's retail value... which is never sold at that price... That's sad because the person in question is far from being rich, but just couldn't resist the "amazing deal" he found... that can certainly be traced to the designer himself... since all those bargains are shipping from the same city... (I checked over the past year!).

If a rich person is swindled to buy 17,000$ cables, I don't give a crap. But misleading someone out of 10,000$ just because of a totally fake "deal of the century", that hurts.
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