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Old 01-07-2010   #67
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I buy all of my cables and wires from www.monoprice.com for low, low prices and have not had one fail yet. Just like Dave above me, I have proven to many that cost makes no difference in cables.
Unless I need custom lengths and colors, I also prefer monoprice. I like the heavier guage ones, the savings are great, more money to spend on authentic upgrades instead of con jobs by profiteers.
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Old 01-13-2010   #68
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I think you have to use straight cable for connecting your PC to Modem.
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I think you have to use straight cable for connecting your PC to Modem.
Actually that would be 2-pair telephone wire. And not really audiophile-grade wire at all. Unless you mean a DSL modem or router, in which case it would be 4-pair ethernet cable. But you knew that and posted on the wrong thread, didn't you?
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Whatever looks good and thick. I have put thicker cables on my DVD player to NILES splitter box. The biggest upgrade I noticed was when I replaced the power cord on my OPPO universal digital disc player. It had a real cheap ungrounded cable that came with it. I just went to the shack, found a thicker cable with a 3 prong plug, after I swapped them out, I really noticed a difference in the quality of the Oppo. I have a Monster thick power cord that I got, but it was too long, Think that I will use it for my guitar amp.
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"That being said, I'd love to hear what others out there are using to "hook up" their systems. What have you learned along the way? What is fact and better still, what is fiction? Or if nothing else post a list of what you have. Give us a mini review if you'd like."
Andrew, what follows comes from an "old f t" music lover and frequent concert goer. During my career, now retired, I had the good fortune to have represented a number of very wealthy clients and music and audio lovers. Although I had a" triple-A system", some of their systems might buy a stable of Ferraris. As a group of hobbiests, we get together for our annual dinner between Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the dinner they were deeply discussing "ladder DACs," which totally went over my head.

When we broke up two told me that they were now going to stop by home. When we got there, they immediately unplugged my two power cables, one to my DAC and the other to my headphones amplifier. Because of my age, I had recently reduced my system to a headphones only system. My Swiss DAC recently released may be the finest available. My tubed amplifier, recently substantially upgraded by its designer is likewise, for my Stax SR 009 phones, the best there is.

So, what did we hear? We heard an immediate improvement in dynamic range and clarity, and more. I contacted the manufacturer and ordered the cables. I ordered their Signature DFPC braided cables and Firewall modules for each cable. To cut to the chase, after four weeks of burn-in the improvement is not to be believed, so say my audio "gang" and do I.

Whether you are interested in making changes, or not, at the very least check out their web site at LESSLOSS, Louis Motek.

I have no interest, financial or otherwise in this operation. I just wanted to spread the word on what I discovered. And, btw, a set of $7,500 each power cables that they recently brought by, did not hold a candle to the LessLoss "stuff!"
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