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Old 11th June 2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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"Finely cured wood housing for reduced outside interference". It must be the curing process that makes this wood have such great interference protection. Am I missing something here or is this really a joke? Why is it that these fancy cable companies never seem to conduct a real blind hearing test with complete strangers to provide proof that their $500-$10,000 cables are actually better then a $50 cable? I must also ask what is it that makes people think that an expensive TOSlink cable will "sound" better then a cheap TOSlink cable? Has everyone completely forgotten the definition of "digital"?

My Reference. Look about 3/4 down that page, and read on from "New wire price record?". I would love to hear what you think of Dan's opinion.
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Why is it that these fancy cable companies never seem to conduct a real blind hearing test with complete strangers to provide proof that their $500-$10,000 cables are actually better then a $50 cable?
Controlled subjective testing is frowned on in the world of exotic cables. It's the metaphysics that's the selling point.
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Controlled subjective testing is frowned on in the world of exotic cables. It's the metaphysics that's the selling point.
Geeez, what a naysaying, boorish, uncouth, unfriendly thing to say!

Different wires can sound different. "Geometry" (is that topology, design, whatever?) makes the difference. Stereometry takes the performance even further.

Check out the IMPERIAL geometry/stereometry, probably following the platinum rule* here

For a motley 10 grand minus 3k change, you can propell your $1000 amp into stratospheric performance levels.

Wow, if I only had the money....

Coming to think of it, if I did have the money I'd buy a house (to protect the wire in the first place).

*a military secret. Suffice it to say, it transcends the golden rule.

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This raises another question. If some looney is going to spend $6,700 on a bloody power cable, how much did he/she spend on the amp/speakers?
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Maybe it makes the $5 speaker's and amp hi-fi?
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