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Old 24th December 2013, 06:14 PM   #3401
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I suppose I could go to my local Home Depot & roll out some 3/8ths cable they have....but soldering the cable onto that relatively small banana plug will be kinda silly. I could use a torch for sure but I'd wind up melting the banana plug into a little puddle of metal....


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Old 29th December 2013, 12:46 AM   #3402
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As you all have no doubt seen this one, Vintage Western Electric cables.
I own a pair. Guess what, they work. The fun is in owning it, nothing more.

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The real question is, what kind of cable elevator is appropriate for that cable.
An elevator with an operator, of course!
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Old 8th January 2014, 02:14 PM   #3403
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Didn't even bother reading what Fremer had to say about them but the comment below was the main thing that made me shake my head and laugh.

"Hello Michael, many thanks for the excellent review....highly informative. Would it be possible for you to expand on the differences between the Vivaldi and the MSB Diamond system in terms of rhythm and pace, microdynamics, intrumental timbres and soundstage perspective (is one row 10 and the other row 30 for example). Look forward to hearing your thoughts. Many thanks, Ash"
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I guess a very very cheap crystal could affect rhythm and pace!
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Old 15th January 2014, 11:20 PM   #3405
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Lampen, Stephen 'Does Wire Directionality Exist?' Speaker Builder, 3/98, pg 30, 31.
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Old 16th January 2014, 07:23 AM   #3406
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Old 16th January 2014, 12:41 PM   #3407
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Belden is still happy to manufacture and sell directional cables to enthusiasts. They make up a long length of cable, cut it in segments, identify the ends of the segments so they know how it came off the spool (length A->B, length B->C, length C->D, etc), and then let the customer identify by careful listening which direction is "better". Over thousands of cables sold, the chosen "best" signal flow is random, for segments cut from the same spool!

OK; now that's funny. I'm sure the "directional" cable costs a premium. A fool & his money, and all that.
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Old 17th January 2014, 04:00 AM   #3408
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Old 17th January 2014, 03:14 PM   #3410
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Whoa, what a monster of thread I have created!

As it's more than obvious, I don't post here much anymore. And I also don't visit ANY audio-related forum, blog, magazine etc anymore. And what a relief! I feel cleansed.

I'm still subscribed to a newsletter and I don't unsubscribe intentionally, because it's my last thin connection with "audio on the web". I read maybe one of 20 emails. Just the other day I read an article on TOSLink cables. I was amused (note: NOT irritated) by the fact that it was written as if it's a God-given that TOSLink cables are awful. What a joy to press CTRL+W without thinking "what's wrong with these guys?". I don't think anymore about the amount of energy wasted on that stuff. Who knows, maybe one day one of these guys will discover time travel by accident, while experimenting with a new insulation material based on banana peel. It's a strange world, maybe strangeness has a place in it. On a larger scale I guess nothing serious is affected in the great scheme of things.
And why am I telling you all this? LOL I don't know. No reason I guess.
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