Stereo Times reviewer holding my $80k power cables for ransom

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by AudioTruth, Nov 5, 2012.

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  1. skriefal

    skriefal Golden Member

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    And color it with a green marker...

    ... then maybe wrap some wire around the end, and hang it off your unused RCA output connector. Wallah... instant GroundHanger "Sharp".
     
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  2. SyndromeOCZ

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    Maybe to be a true audiophile then your body has to give off less impulses, otherwise you will not be able to hear the difference in cables.
     
  3. RampantAndroid

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    You mean you should be dead?
     
  4. SyndromeOCZ

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    Zombies?! Now Audiophilism makes complete sense.
     
  5. rbk123

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    Cheez-man - how about you sit the next couple out and then you come back with some better stuff? We're here for you, bro.
     
  6. Railgun

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    Again...I ask why? Especially when you add...

    ...after your suggestion this should be closed.

    Who cares. Let it do what it will.
     
  7. RampantAndroid

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    I didn't feed the troll with the post you quoted. I've stopped feeding the troll. I'm just sitting on the side and throwing popcorn in occasionally. My issue is with the crap being posted about "$80,000" cables and whatnot that's obviously fake, and lies.
     
  8. rbk123

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    Close this thread? Are you kidding? People normally pay top dollar for humor like this.
     
  9. Number1

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    I watched his unboxing video, LOL. Out of focus, using a flash light, in his underwear no doubt. He has raised the art of trolling to a new level.

    Fascinating.

    I am going to check the other threads he posted elsewhere. The reactions should be hilarious.

    Edit: I found out why he was using a flashlight to make the video.

    Quote from the OP:
    "I have lightbulbs in the ceiling, but I unscrewed them, because it improves the sound."

    It all make sense now.
     
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  10. sdifox

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    But but I thought his power line cleans it all up? :colbert:
     
  11. gus6464

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    Everyone knows that to get the best possible sound fidelity from anything you have to be in space. A true audiophile would go live in space.
     
  12. JackBurton

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    Wow! Listen, I'm not opposed to people buying expensive cables, but this is beyond ridiculous. And when I say "ridiculous," I mean bordering on mental issues.
     
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    Bordering? What do you mean bordering? o_O
     
  15. RampantAndroid

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    But what about solar flares?
     
  16. Phanuel

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    So, should we then sit as close as possible to a the event horizon of a black hole and place it between us and the nearest possible electromagnetic disturbance? It'll suck up all of the bad stuff(tm) and purify our sound!
     
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    Well -- if the bulbs are CFLs (fluorescents) then turning them off actually may help. CFLs are nasty, with most using cheap magnetic ballasts that add noise to your power circuits. I've experienced that firsthand -- with humming subwoofer amps, humming/buzzing power amps, etc.

    The sane approach to solving that problem is to get rid of the CFLs. Replace them with incandescent or LED bulbs. Sitting in a dark room with a flashlight? Uh... no.
     
  18. RampantAndroid

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    Then the amps didn't have proper filtering, and you needed to add that before the amp. You must always assume that your AC power is nasty stuff and needs some amount of filtering.
     
  19. sdifox

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    one of these would do :cool:

    http://www.cor.com/series/pem/
     
  20. cheez

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    Guys, girls, cable-skeptics,

    If you don't have the money to purchase a mid / high-end power cords (or any audio cables) go check out thecableco.com. They have a library where they offer thousands of cables from different manufacturers for you to try out as a trial. They charge you 5% of the value of the cable you want to try out for two weeks. They are used / demo cables. You can check out ones that cost a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. Also it is important that your system (other than cables) is up to snug to get proper results.... YMMV.

    Be thankful they have such service so that you don't have to purchase a brand new cable to try out...

    The power cords do make difference to the sound. Some say they make even larger difference than you get with audio cables...

    ;)
     
  21. cheez

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    Good man! I'm liking you already. GIMME HUG! :D
     
  22. sdifox

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    Dude, I grew up in an electronics mid level supplier/retailer... I have seen more speakers and cable than you can count.
     
  23. Number1

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    LOL. for the sake of arguing, I use CFLs throughout my house and it has no audible effect that I can perceive on my audio equipment (see sig for details). But surely, a purist like Patrick would never use CFL if it had the slightest chance of affecting his beloved sound. Also consider that his high end, super duper, $80K, 10 years in the making power cable will easily remove any CFL induced noise. He also uses a multitude of noise eliminating "tweaks".

    ;)
     
  24. Number1

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    D:

    Power cables have no measurable effect on audio signals and if it can't be measured, it's not there. You're making stuff up as you go like your assertion that gold is only used in low end gears and that it is a poor conductor. Even Patrick disagree with you on this.
    Your ignorance is appalling.
     
  25. cheez

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    Well, selling large volume cables (generic grade) is one thing, but testing out high-end cables is another.

    This is like saying I work at the car wash so I know all about cars... it doesn't work that way.:D (no pun intended, and not directed at you)
     
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