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ron spencer
post Jun 1 2012, 19:26
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Sorry for this....but I had to post. How can anybody in their right mind pay $7000 for a 6ft power cable.....

Is there any empirical evidence to show that such a cable would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than stock?

wow!!!

http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-NRG-WEL-S...s/dp/B0055OM9WS

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sorabji
post Jun 3 2012, 01:52
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QUOTE (ron spencer @ Jun 1 2012, 10:26) *
Sorry for this....but I had to post. How can anybody in their right mind pay $7000 for a 6ft power cable.....

Is there any empirical evidence to show that such a cable would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than stock?

wow!!!

http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-NRG-WEL-S...s/dp/B0055OM9WS



LOL, that's nothin'!

http://www.coconut-audio.com
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post Jun 3 2012, 07:02
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Come on, this must be trolling...


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Willakan
post Jun 3 2012, 08:22
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QUOTE (pawelq @ Jun 3 2012, 07:02) *
QUOTE (sorabji @ Jun 2 2012, 20:52) *


Come on, this must be trolling...


Coconut Audio is run by the guy whose subjectivity was too extreme for Head-Fi to handle (Patrick82). Between the pictures of his entire hi-fi setup painstakingly wrapped in ERS paper and his reports of multiple week burn-in times for his setup (instantly reversed if you turned it off) it was never quite clear to what degree he was trolling.

His proudest moment came when he posted about the new $50,000 (no typo) power cable he had purchased for his $100 DAC (with photos). It was promptly apparently chewed upon by his cat, which he duly posted photos of.
As the power cable he posted pictures of appeared to be real, my guess is that he was someone with links to one of the snake-oil vendors who decided to have some fun...I can't begrudge him that, especially considering some people apparently bought his products.

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post Jun 3 2012, 08:30
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On AVSforum, where he also posted, everyone thought that guy was either a nut or a troll. Apparently he's an entrepreneurial form of the latter; probably took his cue from the 'machinadynamica' huckster

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina60.htm

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- ron spencer   Audio Power Cable Insanity   Jun 1 2012, 19:26
- - rick.hughes   Must read the reviews there   Jun 1 2012, 20:07
|- - PoisonDan   QUOTE (rick.hughes @ Jun 1 2012, 21:07) M...   Jun 11 2012, 09:07
- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (ron spencer @ Jun 1 2012, 14:26) S...   Jun 2 2012, 15:04
- - LithosZA   http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-Diamond-1...pd_si...   Jun 2 2012, 17:59
- - sorabji   QUOTE (ron spencer @ Jun 1 2012, 10:26) S...   Jun 3 2012, 01:52
|- - DigitalMan   QUOTE (sorabji @ Jun 2 2012, 16:52) http:...   Jun 3 2012, 03:52
||- - sorabji   QUOTE (DigitalMan @ Jun 2 2012, 18:52) QU...   Jun 3 2012, 05:22
|- - pawelq   QUOTE (sorabji @ Jun 2 2012, 20:52) http:...   Jun 3 2012, 07:02
|- - Willakan   QUOTE (pawelq @ Jun 3 2012, 07:02) QUOTE ...   Jun 3 2012, 08:22
||- - krabapple   On AVSforum, where he also posted, everyone though...   Jun 3 2012, 08:30
||- - Willakan   QUOTE (krabapple @ Jun 3 2012, 08:30) On ...   Jun 3 2012, 08:38
||- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (krabapple @ Jun 3 2012, 07:30) On ...   Jun 12 2012, 00:12
|- - evereux   QUOTE (pawelq @ Jun 3 2012, 06:02) QUOTE ...   Jun 12 2012, 18:41
- - Woodinville   http://www.lessloss.com/blackbody-p-200.ht...7n7nq...   Jun 11 2012, 08:15
- - Woodinville   I guess that the worst problem is that if any equi...   Jun 11 2012, 08:16
|- - sorabji   QUOTE (Woodinville @ Jun 11 2012, 00:16) ...   Jun 11 2012, 23:27
||- - greynol   He has an active account here. http://www.hydroge...   Jun 12 2012, 00:44
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Woodinville @ Jun 11 2012, 03:16) ...   Jun 12 2012, 13:02
- - stephan_g   Indeed, they are. Interestingly, only 4 out of 30 ...   Jun 11 2012, 10:47
- - pdq   An audio component that does a poor job of filteri...   Jun 12 2012, 13:58
- - audioaficionado   Just slide a ferrite bead RF choke over a regular ...   Jun 12 2012, 17:48
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (audioaficionado @ Jun 12 2012, 12...   Jun 13 2012, 12:25
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (audioaficionado @ Jun 12 2012, 16...   Jun 13 2012, 14:47
- - extrabigmehdi   Regarding the 7000$ audioquest cable, not a s...   Jun 13 2012, 13:43
|- - db1989   QUOTE (extrabigmehdi @ Jun 13 2012, 13:43...   Jun 13 2012, 23:28
- - pdq   It would be even more dangerous if they asked for ...   Jun 13 2012, 14:57


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