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Old 26th February 2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default oil injected rca cables?

Has anyone else seen the "oil injected" RCA cables on eBay? Err... that's just a gimmick, right? That can't possibly do anything...

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Old 26th February 2008, 02:11 AM   #2
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Well, I've read about multi-kilobuck vacuum cables and nitrogen filled cables too.
I always remember what P.T Barnum once said.

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Old 26th February 2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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That would be the commonly misattributed comment "There's a sucker born every minute" ??



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Old 26th February 2008, 04:23 AM   #5
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Snake Oil cables presumably?

I use di-lithium crystal cables myself. Don't need an amplifier then.

Waiting for cryo anti-matter cables next. Great for "Booooooom" boxes.

Or dark matter cables, can't see them. Got me on how to connect them up though. At least you can't trip over them. Gotta be a great sales scheme though, just sell empty boxes for $100.

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Old 26th February 2008, 06:15 AM   #6
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Default Re: oil injected rca cables?

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Err... that's just a gimmick, right? That can't possibly do anything...

Charles.


It will be really helpful if you provide more background info so that evil people don't assume you're just a regular cable troll.

So, where do you and your ears stand?

1. you hear a difference between solid core and multistrand cables but don't think oil damping is audible

2. you hear a difference between silver and copper but don't think oil damping is audible

3. you hear a difference between insulation materials but don't think oil damping is audible

4. you hear a difference between component stands and footers but don't think oil damping is audible

5. you hear a difference between your ipod and your neighbour's wave radio but don't think oil damping is audible
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Old 26th February 2008, 06:22 AM   #7
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If you could figure out how to keep it from leaking, the oil should have some effect on reducing microphonics, and different oil might have interesting dielectric properties. So one can't outright dismiss them.

I did get to try some oil filled interconnects someone brought to last years VI diyFEST. The only impression i got was that they were kind of ungainly to use. I much prefer my O'Netics "shoe-lace" interconnects (i have all the parts to diy something similar, but lack of time makes it easy to just pop for these -- they are also cheaper than my time to build a pair -- still i will eventually).

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If you could figure out how to keep it from leaking,.........

Yep. cleaning up the mess afte the dog has chewed them ....again!
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Foam has had oil beat for decades as far as low K dielectrics go.
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Old 26th February 2008, 08:39 AM   #10
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How many hours of music between oil changes ? ...
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