>Ron, you're naughty. But please post this once a day.
"To audiophiles, the equivalent of making sausage"!!!!!!!! Wow that was hilarious! I'm going back to read the Nelson Pass article.
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Also, I agree with Todd. Good quality construction, for effectiveness and longevity.
I agree, but I have also had wires that were so tight that they pulled off the outer shell on the AVR. The ones I had this experience with were Monster Cables. I have since eliminated all Monster Cables from my setup.Fairly bold piece.
I've only invested in wires to the extent that I want a decent build quality that stays tightly connected and doesn't fall apart.
I agree...cables are not that hard to make, and will most likely be better quality than reasonable priced cables from your local store.I've made cables when I need to and always found that the overpriced cables are just that "overpriced" I can make as good if not better cables than I can buy for a reasonable price.
I remember seeing the 10% rule years ago too. I always ignored it as I wasn't about to spend $2k for wires on my stereo setup, unless I could hear a significantly better difference than with good quality cables.I remember when I first got into HT. I went into a boutique store, bought my Yamaha RXV-795a (still using it today) & Klipsch speakers & the guy tries to sell me High End cables. Now I don't blame him...a guy's gotta eat. But, he doesn't quote me any objective or subjective data. He says cables should come to about 10% of what the equipment costs! I knew right then that the cable industry was snake oil!
If you think about it, why would some company make a great cable and a lesser cable. They would try to make the best product the can and market it. Patents are good for 10 years...then you can be copied...markets force competition, prices come down. So how do these boutique cable companies stay in business? By finding a way to re-invent the wheel and sell again!
Now I am not saying not to buy what ever it is that you want. There is always a lot of pride that we feel about our systems. Some cables look very nice and some are priced accordingly. We should always buy what we makes us happy. If it makes a difference to you, case settled.
More over if you open up any speaker you'll find plain old copper wire.Something I've always wondered, which was touched on a little in the article is, if magic cables are so great, why don't any OEM's endorse/advertise/manufacture, etc? I've asked this of many magic cable fans, and none will answer. (I already know the answer lol. Shhh) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Sorry, I thought I had made the poll to where you could write in another opinion, but I guess I didn't, and I don't see a way to do it now.Can't say any one of those options really is one I want to check off as a stand alone response, but even though I don't buy into such silly cables, I answered with the bank account difference as that's the one thing you can count on....the rest is usually about aesthetics and/or taking advantage of the easily fooled.