angelod307 wrote: treitz3 wrote:
Gary, what in the hell kind of post is that?
James, this comes AFTER a cable swap on my rig. He tends to laugh at expensive cables and what they can do to your rig. His ex-roomate has also confirmed this from way back in the day. I have purposely kept one particular IC in my stash that was expensive and does not do my rig justice whatsoever. I would like to A/B/C that cable with another expensive cable and another that is an $8.00 piece of crap from Sam's Club.
My question would be, "A few year's back, you told us about your belief in cables. We all know [it's no secret] that you laugh at the theory of folks paying a ridiculous amount of money for an interconnect or connection. Now that you have had a recent, first hand knowledge of cheap -vs- two different expensive cables, are your thoughts the same?"
hello. many,many years ago a guy named richard clark and his partner david navone did these tech briefs named "autosound 2000 techbriefs". their mission was to give some insight to the science of car audio and to clarify the snake oil that company's may throw at us. better sound through a comprehensive understanding of how the numbers work when it came to the installation of audio and how the theory was worked out into reality. anyway, they did infact do an article on cables. for the most part, a set of radio shack interconnects for a few dollars out performed the really high dollar stuff. and like it was said above, some of the high dollar stuff made the system sound worse if it made any difference at all. they only exception at the time was some $400 monstercable 3" rca cords. i forget the model at the moment. i will go and see if i can't dig these issue's up in my shed as they are somewere and not thrown out. so, with that said, i look for some good ofc cable and make my own for the most part, and will not spend more that $30 a set. if you look at my stereo thread, i have some rockford fosgate "white wolf" twisted cables between the preamp and amps, and some rca/toslink/svideo cables for the components that cost like $8 or so dollars from cablewholesalers.com i would love to hear the magic set of interconnects that will change my world, but the fact still applies that it is only as good as it's weakest link. so, no need for high dollar cables for me as most of the stuff that i have is 140-300 per piece other than the laserdisc, amps and ribbons. the last high dollar piece that i bought was a toshiba dvd player for $800 back around 2000. the yamaha that i have today does a better job as the picture rolls sideways across the top and it skips/won't track from time to time. it has been that way almost from the day i bought it new. 800 vs 140. no brainer for me.
My general rule is that if I spend 2000 bucks on an amp, 200 dollars in interconnects is a worthwhile investment. Ten percent of the cost of my gear is the budget for cables, wires and power cords.
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