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Old 05-22-2008   #49
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GUYS,

I swore I wouldn't post anymore on this thread, but I have been following it for just this reason.

YOU GUYS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND!

BE NICE or BE GONE!

This argument is one of the oldest in audio, and one strongly backed on both sides by people at all levels of audio. Accept that others may have different opinions than you, stop getting personal and carry on.
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GUYS,

I swore I wouldn't post anymore on this thread, but I have been following it for just this reason.

YOU GUYS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND!

BE NICE or BE GONE!

This argument is one of the oldest in audio, and one strongly backed on both sides by people at all levels of audio. Accept that others may have different opinions than you, stop getting personal and carry on.


Agreed...moving on.
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Old 05-22-2008   #51
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For all the forum members who think they know and understand how the human nervous system responds to outside stimuli, especially sight, sound, and smell in different individuals try this experiment. Which would you choose for a date?
A sighted person would surely choose the woman over the fish. But what about a blind man with a different interpretation of his senses? The same goes for cables, if you think their right for you depending on what you see, hear, or smell, go for it but don't criticize others for what they perceive is better due to their own sensory system! Arguing about cables is as idiotic as this post.
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wes,

I will only post once to this thread and then never again, well, I hope not to...

The reason being is this debate about cables is a very old one, and one that has strong supporters on both sides. People argue vehemently for their side often at the expense of others.

I am an rarity in this argument, well at least a minority....

I started out believing as this author that wire is wire and shouldn't matter. Then I started playing with different wires, power cords etc and realized they clearly did make a difference, so now I am on the other side, so to speak. This didn't happen overnight, it was a slow and arduous journey with much trial and error, but in the end, I do believe in cables affecting sound.

This is my 0.02 FWIW, I will now leave and hope the rest of you play nice in my absence!

I too believe that cables do make different sounds. That is not the same as better sound. To my horror and embarrassment in a double blind testing of cables put on by the audio club in my town; time after time I could not tell the stock interconnect from the $1500 ones I used. I failed miserably at determining which power cord was which and only in the test against the smallest gauge speaker wire was their and audible improvement by a more expensive wire. No. My ears have been tested and are above average in their capabilities for my age. I have been selling two 5 gallon pails full of expensive audio cables from every high-end weasel that lead me into that slippery world of audio 'placebo effect'. You believe in improvement? You find improvement.

If tou want the best measurable and audible interconnects you can buy try Cable Connections Digital Coaxial cables for ALL interconnect needs. No wire - no matter the expense - has better shielding and presents a better signal than a coaxial, something that all physicists know. They cost $40 a pair! Also no power cord can magically alter the current that has ttravelled through common copper for hundreds of miles. There is no magic 6 feet. Different? Yes. Better? Highly unlikely.
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Though I am not in the audio business, I've been building Heathkits since the early 1950s and Dynaco and other brands since the late 1950s. As my career and I prospered, in the following decades I acquired much of the cream de la cream of audio gear. Now that I am getting on in years I decided to dispose of what one would describe as an upper six figure system. I decided to create what in 2015 would constitute the ultimate headphones (only) system and computer-digital system.

In the process I naturally had to discover the best power cords and interconnects for my new rig.

I explored interconnects that individually could exceed in cost an entire system. And almost likewise for power cords. Being a regular concert go-er, I am intimately familiar with live performances, be they orchestral, opera or various flavors of jazz.

Having sold my former system, I had enough funds on hand to buy whatever reviewers, dealers and friends would recommend as the best, regardless of cost. When I thought that I had come to the end of my quest, a friend from europe came to visit over the Christmas Holidays. He brought with him 3 power cords and 3 devices also to go inline with the power cords. Within minutes these items started to approach the best of the best, and within hours they exceeded the best of the best in every parameter you can mention. They dramatically increased dynamic range and liveness, reduced or eliminated background noise, without any coloration whatsoever. The 3 power cables we settled on were the LessLoss DFPC Reference power cords and 3 LessLoss Firewall Modules.

Now these devices are not sold by dealers, as they are sold directly from the manufacturer. I advise you to connect LessLoss and ask them to furnish you with reviews and references. Also, check out their web site.

I can assure you that were you to have an opportunity to audition these items you will be amazed. A few close friends who spent time with me and my system, borrowed these items and plugged them in to their systems. Their systems are larger and more complex than mine, and each replaced all "wires" in their systems 100% with the LessLoss stuff I mentioned above.
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