Denon ethernet cable for real? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th June 2008, 03:04 PM   #1
zilym is offline zilym  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Default Denon ethernet cable for real?

Just bumped into this from a slashdot posting:

http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3429.asp

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-De.../dp/B000I1X6PM

Is this thing really just an ethernet cable for $500? What could possibly make this worth $500?
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2008, 03:19 PM   #2
poynton is offline poynton  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
poynton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: A life on the ocean waves when I'm not at home in N. Wales (but I'm not Welsh so no sheep jokes!)
Default Re: Denon ethernet cable for real?

Quote:
Originally posted by zilym
What could possibly make this worth $500?

The size of some idiot's pocket !!!!!


Andy
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2008, 03:51 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
wow, the reviews on the amazon site are hilarious
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2008, 11:37 PM   #4
amc184 is offline amc184  New Zealand
diyAudio Member
 
amc184's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Christchurch
Hilarious. What I always wonder about with these products is what you actually get. Did they bother making a pointlessly 'high quality' cable with OFC, silver, teflon and all that, or do they just wrap a normal (and perfectly adequate) cable in a fancy nylon weave with sporty looking connectors?

Any volunteers to spend the $500.99 to cut one open and have a look?
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2008, 11:45 PM   #5
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Nope, wouldn't pay more than $475.00 for that one.
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2008, 05:23 PM   #6
kevinkr is offline kevinkr  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
kevinkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Blog Entries: 6
I thought many of the bogus reviews on this cable were beyond hilarious.. Spent some serious time reading them. More seriously though I can't imagine why Amazon would carry this cable, that anyone would even consider buying this boggles the mind..

I make my own cables and in my limited experience some of my cables interact in a more synergistic manner with some of my components than others. Still this smacks of snake oil....
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2008, 05:56 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
analog_sa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sofia
Is this really Ethernet? The RJ45 is not a guarantee. Maybe a proprietory Denon connection. Just hope there is no spdif involved.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
denon cd changer cable pinout? an2ny888 Car Audio 0 18th October 2008 06:43 PM
Parallel to Ethernet network cable thingy jacquesl Everything Else 6 16th November 2007 06:36 AM
Ethernet with cat5E to USB-Dac ? lykkedk Digital Source 0 1st May 2007 07:15 PM
Denon dvd 3910 schematic of video board ribbon cable Htguy Digital Source 0 4th November 2005 04:11 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:06 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2