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Old 22nd October 2013, 03:08 AM   #2761
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I would rather widlarize that.
Can some one explain how a cable can cost 100k and an amp be like 10k?
Its sort of backwards.
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Old 22nd October 2013, 08:10 AM   #2762
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You are confusing cost and price.
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Old 22nd October 2013, 09:22 AM   #2763
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The marketing bill for cables is usually very high due to the amount of copy that has to be written, also they have to pay for all the aerospace engineers moonlighting, they don't come cheap
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Old 22nd October 2013, 09:31 AM   #2764
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Valve amplifier sounds best.
Due to heat and harmonics
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Old 22nd October 2013, 10:21 AM   #2765
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I've got a controversial one - current to voltage resistors. People can talk about rhopoint, z-foil, takman, etc, as long as they like, but the sonic difference is genuinely negligible. I've spent a few months listening to about half a dozen renowned resistors and there really is very little difference!
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Old 22nd October 2013, 11:03 AM   #2766
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Break in is something that ALL serious audio designers should take into consideration for sound demonstrations at CES and other shows. We have had lots of problems with this, sharing a room with people who do not take it seriously enough. We LIKE TO WIN, and not come in second place, so we take the time and care to break in what we bring to shows.
I have house wiring that is over 50 years old, that is well "broken in" by now. I'll make you a power cord out of it and let you have it for a bargain of only $50,000

I think it's the other people that share the room with you that have the problem to deal with.
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Old 22nd October 2013, 11:10 AM   #2767
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this is my latest DIY power cable...

power cord from ROKS in Raon, 3 core x AWG#14 cores purchased for 85 pesos..
then group buy over at elab.ph, for the OYAIDE Elec. male plugs and EIC plug at 241 pesos a pair...
ferrite tube heatshrinked over... 8)

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Old 22nd October 2013, 01:25 PM   #2768
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Is this thread descending into a parody of itself? Time for the wooden block providers and magic crystal people to start advertising here?
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Old 22nd October 2013, 01:41 PM   #2769
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Is this thread descending into a parody of itself?
happened quite a while back.....
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Old 22nd October 2013, 05:50 PM   #2770
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Well of course you do. Who wouldn't in your position? It's not too late John. I think that in the audio world and in a choice couple of other places in the last few years, the first man to break ranks with the BS crew and do an expose will *not* be a pariah he will be a hero.
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Break in is something that ALL serious audio designers should take into consideration for sound demonstrations at CES and other shows. We have had lots of problems with this, sharing a room with people who do not take it seriously enough. We LIKE TO WIN, and not come in second place, so we take the time and care to break in what we bring to shows.
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