It never ends, beauty is in the eyes and ears of the beholder.
Being in an audio group, we have members that have $4k power cords
feeding gear worth not much more than that. Their house is probably
wired with 14-2 or 12-2 romex connected to a cheap Bryant service
panel fed with Aluminum wire from a transformer also feeding 8
neighbors with noisy refrigerators and furnace fans. When a response
is requested on the sound of the cable I just say my ears aren't as
good as theirs as I reach for another beer:-) their beer!
FWIW, I use a vacuum table so warped records don't present a
problem. My music room has a dedicated 200 amp Square D QO load
center panel fed with copper wire from a dedicated transformer Va
Power placed on my property because I suck so much electricity! I'm
trying to catch up to Al Gore:-) All my gear that can run on 220
volts is connected via separate dedicated outlets with 10 - 2 copper
wiring and twist lock receptacles. I choose to spend my money on
good gear connected with balanced interconnects so I can spend what's
left on program material that makes me smile.
Whew!! Ken Fritz
On Oct 6, 2009, at 1:18 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> There is if you can believe it a review of one in the latest PAR -
> I wrote to challenge the author/editor that this was pure snake
> oil. He was comparing an expensive 14 guage ironing type audiophool
> cable with 18 guage zip cord and saying it was better! No, really?
> And there are ads for the same product in that issue too, are we
> surprised? It is more like a glossy blog than a real magazine any
> On Oct 6, 2009, at 8:04 AM, David Seubert wrote:
> Just a pet peeve here, but this company markets "high performance
> power cords," i.e IEC power cords. Last time I checked the
> electricity traveling to my equipment didn't give a damn what kind
> of copper was in the last three feet of the 1000 mile electrical
> transmission system or if the connectors were gold plated.
> In my opinion any "hi-end" audio company that is sells "high
> performance power cords" is not run by engineers, but by marketing
> people and practitioners of audio witchcraft.
> Stay away.
> David Seubert
> On Oct 2, 2009, at 12:59 PM, Brandon Burke wrote:
>> Just stumbled across this online. Never seen such a thing before:
>> Thoughts? Has anyone used on of these before?
>> (Apologies if this has already been discussed.)
>> Happy friday,
>> Brandon Burke
>> Archivist for Recorded Sound Collections
>> Hoover Institution Archives
>> Stanford University
>> Stanford, CA 94305-6010
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