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Best Speaker Cables?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by kronik, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. RJmanbearpig

    RJmanbearpig Senior member

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    A man with a multi-thousand dollar power plug is a match for any man.

    +1

    AF's expansive plug is making me feel inadequate. Am I the only one?
     
  2. Thomas

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    AF's expansive plug is making me feel inadequate. Am I the only one?

    I'm feeling inadequately dumb, perhaps.
     
  3. RJmanbearpig

    RJmanbearpig Senior member

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    Should this be moved to Dumb Threads?
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Should this be moved to Dumb Threads?
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  5. RJmanbearpig

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    Why don't you STFU and stay out of the thread if you don't want to learn Bryan?

    AF: the peaceful poster.
     
  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Should this be moved to Dumb Threads?

    I think it deserves to be pinned as well.
     
  7. romafan

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    AF's expansive plug is making me feel inadequate. Am I the only one?

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  8. RJmanbearpig

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    Oh you've seen it too?
     
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    Oh you've seen it too?

    With a plug like that I don't understand why he's so hung up on the styrofoam cups, but to each his own. It's a wonder his outlets can take all that power.
     
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    It's not the same. A power cord can influence the quality of AC power in both the recording and the playback. There are things in audio that are ridiculous hype but having clean power is not one of them.

    Go to a local high end audio dealer and ask them to demonstrate a system with normal and high end power cords keeping everything else equal. You may be surprised what a good power cable can do.

    I've demo'ed some by Russ Andrews, Isotek, and Clearer Audio.
    Expensive Power Cables = Power cables treated under a pyramid = Power cables put in a freezer = no difference to freebie.

    A man with a brain is not at the mercy of Artisan Fan.


    Should this be moved to Dumb Threads?
    Can we lock af in Dumb Threads?

    With a plug like that I don't understand why he's so hung up on the styrofoam cups, but to each his own. It's a wonder his outlets can take all that power.
    They can't or haven't you noticed how quickly his fuses blow?
     
  11. Artisan Fan

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    A man with a multi-thousand dollar power plug is a match for any man.

    I've only spent around $300 for a Cardas Golden Reference I got at industry accomodation pricing. [​IMG]

    I think $1K+ power cords are ridiculous but some of them do make a difference. How much over the $200-300 is value added sonically I don't know.

    I agree a lot of these prices are insane. Still I have to say that they can make a difference sonically. I'm not sure why T4 has not heard it.
     
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    Two words: Placebo. Effect.
     
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    ... Still I have to say that they can make a difference sonically. I'm not sure why T4 has not heard it.

    Because I did not look when the power cables were changed. You should try it sometimes.
     
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    I've only spent around $300 for a Cardas Golden Reference I got at industry accomodation pricing. [​IMG]

    Did you pay for it up front?
     
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    Two words: Placebo. Effect.

    I picked better power cords out unsighted before.
     
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    I just realized you audio nuts are probably just making this shit up to confuse us. I could buy a set of Best Buy speakers and it would sound no different.
     
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    I just realized you audio nuts are probably just making this shit up to confuse us. I could buy a set of Best Buy speakers and it would sound no different.
    Speakers are probably the easiest things to distinguish in audio, and make the biggest difference in a system. They are always exercises in compromise, no matter how much you pay for them (and there are some that cost more than many houses), so picking a speaker comes down to picking which compromises you're willing to live with. Cables, power cords, etc. are at best secondary effects. When you're building a system, you generally pick a speaker first and work backwards from there. --Andre
     
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    Can a power cord really affect sound quality? I mean, apart from the effect of not being plugged in.
     
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    These threads wouldn't exist if people knew what power transformers and phased locked loops were.

    The transformer that takes the high voltage AC to ultra low voltage DC completely synthesizes the DC power signal. Also, the DC pulse trains that digital circuits use exactly resembles, wait for it, the most awful, dirtiest AC signal possible. So how can supplying 'cleaner' AC power to a circuit that doesn't even run off of AC nor expects a sine wave alternating current possibly make a difference?
     

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