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  • #46
    I love the power cord people. Power has traveled down dozens, if not hundreds, of miles of steel reinforced aluminum cable but that 6 foot of cryogenically treated OFC is going to make a difference. What a crock of s**t!

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    • #47
      Originally posted by devnull View Post
      I love the power cord people. Power has traveled down dozens, if not hundreds, of miles of steel reinforced aluminum cable but that 6 foot of cryogenically treated OFC is going to make a difference. What a crock of s**t!
      Don't forget, you'll need a ridiculously expensive outlet, too.
      Francis

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      • JRT
        JRT commented
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        Without getting silly about things, hospital grade power cable end connector(s)/plug(s) and wall receptacle(s)/outlet(s) from a reputable manufacturer (eg. Hubbell, Leviton) are not expensive, and are less likely to disconnect if accidently bumped by something.

      • fpitas
        fpitas commented
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        True enough. But I can get those at McMaster-Carr, so they'll make everything sound industrial ;)

      • djg
        djg commented
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3X3rKtruSg

    • #48
      Here is a video discussing the pseudopsychoacoustic effects of houseplants in the perceptions of ersatz expert audiophile listeners during sighted listening sessions. This is very closely related to audible differences among choices in esoteric cables and connectors.



      And on the broader subject of snake oil...
      "Our Nation’s interests are best served by fostering a peaceful global system comprised
      of interdependent networks of trade, finance, information, law, people and governance."
      - from the October 2007 U.S. Naval capstone doctrine
      A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
      (a lofty notion since removed in the March 2015 revision)

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      • Geoff Millar
        Geoff Millar commented
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        I've seen some bollocks in my time, but the stuff on plants is up there with the best/worst of it!

        The idea that leaves store bass is utter tripe..... everyone knows that plants filter and store frequencies from 1400-1422 Hz, but only if the sun is coming through the window and you've put the cat out.

        Geoff

    • #49
      Dressed how I like them...
      I scorched the oak splitters on this set. The nanners are rhodium plated BFA-Z types made by CMC, about $23 for 10 pair. They have a solid pin down the middle so you can't snap them off, and they have tight contact in both 4mm and 4.1mm posts. Amphenol Speakons with 'glands' for the amp end.

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      Oh- This is just Belden Brilliance 2/12AWG.
      Later,
      Wolf
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      • #50
        Originally posted by JRT View Post
        Here is a video discussing the pseudopsychoacoustic effects of houseplants in the perceptions of ersatz expert audiophile listeners during sighted listening sessions.
        This guy is nuts.

        www.billfitzmaurice.com
        www.billfitzmaurice.info/forum

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        • jim85iroc
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          It was posted on March 31st. Hopefully it was an April Fools video?

        • Geoff Millar
          Geoff Millar commented
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          I really hope it was a 1 April thing, but if people will buy bags of special rocks, etc maybe it's for real

          Geoff

        • marvin
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          Obviously April 1 fun. I enjoyed it. Kudos for not explaining at the end that it was a joke. LOL
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