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This one is for you JohnK
#334605 01/16/11 04:18 PM
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Removing the Cable Towers for comparison was definitely a step in the wrong direction. "What the hell is my carpet doing to my stereo?" was scribbled in my listening notes. Comparatively, the music shone weakly through a less-transparent window, dynamic range was reduced, the toms sounded more like plastic buckets than drums and the grinding crunch of the heavy guitars was less crunchy - like cereal that sits too long in milk. I couldn't wait to switch back and continue listening with the Cable Towers again.

Removing the Cable Towers made the noise from my carpet more apparent. The music sounded distorted in comparison. When Milne played massive chords on the piano, the instrument sounded grainy as if the notes were blurred together. The clarity of the higher frequencies was also lessened so that the sharp attacks of the hammers on the strings sounded rounded off. Like early spring in North Carolina when the bright green plants are covered in yellow pollen, the musical colors were tainted. The effect of the Cable Towers was like a spring shower that washed off the pollen-covered trees and revived the vivid greens of new life.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/dedicated2/cabletower.html


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BlueJays1 #334606 01/16/11 04:22 PM
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I love how he describes them as stylish. Um. They look like sandwich boards littered all over your floor, dude. Hate to step on one of those in the middle of the night!


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Ken.C #334616 01/16/11 07:48 PM
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I wonder if they would be equally effective on hardwood floors. I think mine are making the music sound splintered and grainy.


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Joe_in_SC #334617 01/16/11 08:01 PM
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That's because you have the cables running across the grain. They should be running WITH the grain.


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Joe_in_SC #334618 01/16/11 08:02 PM
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Ha, ha.

These amateur "reviewers" are technical morons. They should be forced to take a freshman high-school science refresher course (and graduate!) before they are allowed to write a word.

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Re: This one is for you JohnK
BlueJays1 #334623 01/16/11 09:42 PM
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This guy is doing it all wrong. The real trick is to suspend your cables midway btw the floor and ceiling. If you have no money left over after buying fat speaker wire at $300/ft., then looping duct tape down from the ceiling, around the wire, and then back up to the ceiling should work wonderfully.


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pmbuko #334627 01/16/11 10:59 PM
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And it'll be stylish!


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BlueJays1 #334641 01/17/11 04:25 AM
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Thank you, Dr. Horse. Both the "reviewer" and the company rep certainly are worthy of my LMF rating(the L is for "Lying").


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JohnK #334651 01/17/11 11:34 AM
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And the "MF", John?




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alan #334661 01/17/11 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: alan
Ha, ha.

These amateur "reviewers" are technical morons. They should be forced to take a freshman high-school science refresher course (and graduate!) before they are allowed to write a word.

Cheers,
Alan



I completely agree.

But then why is the 6Moons.com review of the M80's the first one listed on their "Professional Reviews" page? Maybe it's just me, but many of 6Moons reviews seem a little... 'magic rocky' to me.

These are my favorite....

It's always been my dream to have my wire management looking like telephone poles. And such a steal at only $40 each.... wink

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/Maple-Cable-Trestle/productinfo/TREST-BL/


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