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Old 17th July 2017, 10:25 PM   #11
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Telephone exchange, where the interweb comes from
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Old 17th July 2017, 10:29 PM   #12
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7500 GPB for a 12meter, directional network cable? well, at least they offer financing - or maybe accept organ donations?

we're in the wrong frickin business, I'd say
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I see. Today you've overdone yourself. Congrats.
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Old 17th July 2017, 10:34 PM   #14
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My very serious point is that I get high enough data speed for the highest quality audio available through a couple of twisted aluminium wires a mile long, or am I missing something?
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Old 17th July 2017, 10:46 PM   #15
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Like this? AudioQuest Diamond RJ/E Ethernet Cable 12m - By Brand - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists
Have you seen the stuff they use between you and the exchange?
From the website, audiophile foolishness of the highest order
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Directionality

All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.
lol, they "listen" to the cables to determine directionality. I've read some cr@p before but this takes the cake.
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What's speed got to do with perceived sound quality?

What about radiated noise?

Perhaps there other factors too. Difference between ehternet cables is so startling i seriously consider going back to wifi.
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Yeah, forget expensive wires, send it through the air....
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My very serious point is that I get high enough data speed for the highest quality audio available through a couple of twisted aluminium wires a mile long, or am I missing something?
Your connection to the internet will be governed by the connection to the change, but a network cable is intended to give local network performance. It wonít be the bottleneck to the internet, but it can degrade local performance. Speed is useful for data transfer (including remote access to the machines downstairs).

Here the telco usually runs optical fibre to the house, the cable company brings it in by sheilded co-ax from a local head-end which is connected via fibre. The cable company is easier to deal with and we get (at least the plan iím subscribed to) 20 Mbps download and 1/10 that for upload.

Here the use of CAT5 is for cables, and is just a source of cheap high quality copper.

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My very serious point is that I get high enough data speed for the highest quality audio available through a couple of twisted aluminium wires a mile long, or am I missing something?
Yes you are missing something: coding and modulation. The signals between you and the exchange are coded in a completely different way from those between your computer and the local router. Google may help you.
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