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    MIT cable surgery. Ever wonder what was in that box? Me too.
    craigk

    " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

  • #2
    Trying to get the circuit board out. More info as I dig deeper.
    craigk

    " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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    • #3
      A circuit board! You must have a fancy model! Expect to find a resistor, maybe a cap or even an inductor in there...I'd expect that the filter is in place so that you can actually tell the difference when you swap this cable from a standard lamp cord. Different = better if you are a marketeer. Imagine if that filter wasn't in place, and you swapped the fancy cable for a lamp cord, you may not be nearly as impressed since they'll sound about the same.
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      "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
      exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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      • #4
        There's a device I'd like to sell you, with this you can make any cable sound like your favourite hifi audiophile cable, and the cost is a fraction at only $999.99.
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        "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
        exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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        • #5
          These MIT and "Transparent" speaker wires were popular with Wilson Audio's earlier
          stuff with that Focal tweeter with the huge spike around 20K. This is one of the reasons I don't
          deal with HiFi people too much, fixing problems with other problems...
          Guess xmax's age.

          My guess: 15. His grammar is passable. His trolling is good.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dcibel View Post
            There's a device I'd like to sell you, with this you can make any cable sound like your favourite hifi audiophile cable, and the cost is a fraction at only $999.99.
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            These were free. I never did like them.I actually thought they were dull on the top end. Mids and bass were alright, nothing special.
            craigk

            " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dcibel View Post
              There's a device I'd like to sell you, with this you can make any cable sound like your favourite hifi audiophile cable, and the cost is a fraction at only $999.99.
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              I am sure your Walmart lamp cords sound just fine, probably matches the rest or your system just perfect.
              craigk

              " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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              • #8
                And still somehow managed to look better than that ball of wax that you're unravelling.
                "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
                exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by craigk View Post

                  These were free. I never did like them.I actually thought they were dull on the top end. Mids and bass were alright, nothing special.
                  It may be of some interest to run an impedance sweep of that "cable" with just an 8 ohm resistor tied to the end. Something that technical might be over your head though.
                  "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
                  exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dcibel View Post
                    And still somehow managed to look better than that ball of wax that you're unravelling.
                    This makes no sense what so ever this was onside a bok v overed up. Have you never seen MIT cable ?
                    craigk

                    " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dcibel View Post

                      It may be of some interest to run an impedance sweep of that "cable" with just an 8 ohm resistor tied to the end. Something that technical might be over your head though.
                      As soon as I finish upgrading my cd player's power supply to a battery system and changing the clock, and doing away with the analogue out and changing it to transformers, I will see if I can handle your project.
                      craigk

                      " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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                      • #12
                        Its all Coat hanger wire these days boys ! Don't you know all the cool kids are using it now!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by craigk View Post
                          MIT cable surgery. Ever wonder what was in that box? Me too.
                          Yes, always wondered what was in the box. IMO, they sounded wonderful on the Spectral/MIT 2c3d system driving the Avalon Acoustics whether it was the digital front end, or Merrill's Stable Table. The same system with the Von Schweikert vr4's wasn't as impressive.
                          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...khanspires-but
                          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...pico-neo-build
                          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...ensation-build

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by craigk View Post

                            As soon as I finish upgrading my cd player's power supply to a battery system and changing the clock, and doing away with the analogue out and changing it to transformers, I will see if I can handle your project.
                            "doing away with the analogue out and changing it to transformers" To most this sounds like a oxymoron, perhaps you could
                            shed some light for "most".

                            Guess xmax's age.

                            My guess: 15. His grammar is passable. His trolling is good.

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                            • #15
                              Ugh, on any other audio forum, you would have a dozen guys singing the praises of $1,000 speaker cables......................

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