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Old 18th January 2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Audio Zone Room Attacked By Giant Squid! Film at 11!

Why oh why, Peter?

I don't get it.

You've designed some of the most wonderfully exquisite, miniature audio components I've ever seen.

Who the hell's idea was it to make such a complete and utter mockery of such an otherwise beautiful aesthetic by shoving those donkey dick-sized power cords into them?

Whomever it was, I'd do a deep background check on them and make sure they're not a 47 Labs mole.

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Old 18th January 2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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Thanks for the laugh, Steve. That is truly horrendous!
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Old 18th January 2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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Oh dear, I think Freud may have had something to say about this
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Old 18th January 2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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.....and the copland cdplayer doesn't do your amps any favors either.......
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Old 18th January 2004, 02:58 PM   #5
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Well, I wasn't there at the Show, but from what I hear the synergy between speakers, amps and CD player (and of course cables) was increadible and the whole system sounded great.

The cables are fron Dynamic Design (based in Chicago) and quite expensive. What you see there in a picture was $4k worth of cables. The speakers used were Reference 3A, Virtuoso.

But looking at the pics, I wish I made AC connections on the other side
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Old 18th January 2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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Oh, I thought they were water-cooling hoses!!

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Old 18th January 2004, 04:47 PM   #7
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Well, I wasn't there at the Show, but from what I hear the synergy between speakers, amps and CD player (and of course cables) was increadible and the whole system sounded great.
Great.

Though I bet you could achieve the same or better with something that doesn't end up looking like some bizarre technophilic Tijuana peep show.

Don't discount the power of first impressions. I know you generally don't or else you'd just be stuffing electronics into nondescript black boxes.

I put the challenge to you to before the next show, come up with a power cord which will give equal or better performance than those... things, but which is more befitting the aesthetics of your designs.

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The cables are fron Dynamic Design (based in Chicago) and quite expensive. What you see there in a picture was $4k worth of cables.
Oh, well if it's the expense that makes them so good, then just get some cheapie power cords and slap one of my Audiophile Pricetags on 'em!

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It's no wonder they're so expensive. The designer must have spent a considerable amount of time coming up silly acronyms for everything.

To begin with, all cables use what Olu calls Remote Control Multi-Layer™ (RCML™) dual-purpose jackets. These jackets help to dampen and protect the cable assembly. He also uses Unitized Multi-Layer Shielding™ (UMLS™) for its low impedance transfer characteristics, high reflectivity, and absorption of unwanted wide bandwidth noise. The conductors he uses are called High Purity Bi-Metal™ (HPBM™) and Ultra-High Purity Bi-Metal™ (UHPBM™) for ultra-low resistance and uniform conductivity across all frequencies. His Multi-Layered Insulation System™ (MLIS™) offers high propagation velocity speeds as a result of extremely low dielectric constants and very low energy storage.



Sorry.

Haven't had much sunshine here lately and I'm a bit more cynical than usual.

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Old 18th January 2004, 05:00 PM   #8
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FWIW, I didn't have any influence on cables choices there, but I'm glad they worked well
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Old 18th January 2004, 05:15 PM   #9
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One thing for sure, the amps sounded extraordinary in my system that uses audio-quest reference cables on KEF custom-reference speakers. No word. The amps are absolute wonders.

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Old 18th January 2004, 05:21 PM   #10
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forget about the power cables ... let's see some more close up pictures of the components ...
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