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Old 16th October 2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default This is what happens...

...when a traditional high end audio cable maker thinks they can cynically make a quick buck in the aftermarket headphone cable market.

This is MIT's new Vero headphone cable, terminated for "balanced," using a single 4 pin XLR. Bruce obviously had no clue as to how "balanced" headphone amps work and why you CANNOT tie pins 2 and 4 together.

I hope the people who have received the cables have amps with some robust output protection. It's going on three days now and in spite of a promised "complete technical explanation," no one has heard a peep out of Bruce. He's probably busy running to the store buying more Depends, because he has got to be absolutely crapping his pants over this little revelation of his own stupidity and incompetence.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/v...able#/comments

Here's a photo collage with annotations by a friend of mine who had just received his cable from the Indiegogo campaign, which managed to raise over $80,000.

As you can see from the circuit board layout, the left and right grounds are commoned at the input end. Indeed, the cable is just a mediocre shielded twisted pair.

Enjoy.

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Old 16th October 2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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Is that a large glob of silicon sealant in the connector?
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Is that a large glob of silicon sealant in the connector?
No. It's silicone.

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Is heatshrink considered last century?

Ok I will admit that I have used the hotmelt glue fun to fix phone chargers where the cable frayed as it entered the (sealed) wall wart, but not convinced I want to see liberal application of glorp on something I paid $600 for. At least pot it in beeswax!
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Is heatshrink considered last century?

Ok I will admit that I have used the hotmelt glue fun to fix phone chargers where the cable frayed as it entered the (sealed) wall wart, but not convinced I want to see liberal application of glorp on something I paid $600 for. At least pot it in beeswax!
Hehehe.

Yeah, I don't know what's with all the spooge. Neutrik XLRs have an excellent collet/chuck strain relief system.

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This is ridiculous. Do they really think they weren't going to get outed?

On the same token though, visit a "hi-fi" shop in your area (not Best Buy) if you have one, and count how many lies and general smoke up your bum the salesman tells. Keep a pokerface and play rich and stupid. Hi-fi marketing has unfortunately always been the domain of snake oil and bovine feces. Nobody's going to double check their outrageous claims, right?
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I could forgive incompetence, but that has to be deliberate. I hope indiegogo pull the plug on that one and force them to refund everybody.
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Old 16th October 2015, 03:57 PM   #9
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Indiegogo don't care. They have their cut and are waving the 'caveat emptor' card. They are kickstarter without the checks and balances and morality. (oxymoron there I know)
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This is ridiculous. Do they really think they weren't going to get outed?

On the same token though, visit a "hi-fi" shop in your area (not Best Buy) if you have one, and count how many lies and general smoke up your bum the salesman tells. Keep a pokerface and play rich and stupid. Hi-fi marketing has unfortunately always been the domain of snake oil and bovine feces. Nobody's going to double check their outrageous claims, right?
Bruce has been getting away with that for decades.

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