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Pano 19th January 2010 04:32 PM

Audio humor. Wattgate 381 Audio Grade Duplex Socket
 
Thanks to a buddy on the Altec board for pointing this one out.
Lots of great laughs here:
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kevinkr 19th January 2010 04:42 PM

I like to buy those stupidly expensive spec grade receptacles and outlets at the local home center. I doubt I have spent more than 10% of that on any AC plug or receptacle and was questioning myself for doing so.. :p I do think they make a difference up to a point, but the point of diminishing returns sets in very early on the pricing curve. :D

Almost $150 for a receptacle :eek: pure serpola... :D

(Good plugs do cost a lot more than good receptacles.. Guess the volume in plugs is not that high compared to receptacles.)

Hospital grade stuff is absolutely guaranteed to provide ground integrity - other than that there is little difference between it and the best commercial/spec grade items. (And at a huge increase in cost.) No point IMO, unless free..

riverrat373 19th January 2010 04:43 PM

Now that's funny!

Pano 19th January 2010 04:47 PM

Read the reviews Kevin, you might change your mind! :p

(Even Daniel Jackson posted from deep within Cheyenne Mountain)

Gopher 19th January 2010 04:52 PM

Anyone who spends $150 on a mains socket wants his head testing. Just go to a proper electrical retailer and buy a one (hospital grade if you must) for a tenth the price. Do you think hospitals pay that much????

Lets hope the utility company remembered to fit gold plated cryo-treated parts all the way back to the power station.

kevinkr 19th January 2010 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by panomaniac (Post 2053689)
Read the reviews Kevin, you might change your mind! :p

(Even Daniel Jackson posted from deep within Cheyenne Mountain)

I was wondering why my personal mini stargate is so sluggish in dialing the Asgaard home world... Odd whiring, grinding noises, and the chevrons kind of hang before locking, thought it must be a power issue.. Well now I know.. :p:p

Cal Weldon 19th January 2010 05:20 PM

Those reviews are hilarious.

hags 19th January 2010 05:48 PM

Funny!

Pano 20th January 2010 04:38 PM

From the content and style, I'd say most of the reviews where written by the same guy.
He's very funny, whoever he is!

troystg 20th January 2010 05:04 PM

Absolutely excellent tech humor..


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