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    Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Dan of dansdata.com linked to this fantastic thread on head-fi.org.

    Long story short:

    1) Chap receives 'free' $150 audio power cable from manufacturer representative on the forum, having paid $20 shipping.

    2) **CAT ATTACK**

    3) Chap surveys wreckage and realises that cable is made of standard components, and shoddily at that, so posts picture on forum and invites discussion.

    I'm on post 170 at the moment, and it's getting funnier and funnier, with the manufacturer and a couple of 'golden ears' posters defending expensive power cables to the hilt.

    Just wait 'til you get to the manufacturer's awful attempted cop-out of "oh, this cable we sent out free isn't actually representative of the ones we'd make you pay for".

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    i only made it through a few pages, but could see where it was going

    According to the supplier, using it with his 50" plasma was going to improve picture quality!

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Man, I didn't even know such things existed! Do people really buy this stuff?!

    Hi-Fi power cables. Oh. My. Days.

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    OK, I've just got to post #220-something, and the chief defender of power cables has just announed an apparently-serious discovery that he has created a paradigm shift in his listening experience by wrapping his *digital* cable in tinfoil...


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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    As well as his head?
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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Hey...works for me...


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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Isn't there a MASSIVE HeXus thread on cable myths somewhere?
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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Yes, but I didn't want to dredge up an ancient thread...

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    Yes, but I didn't want to dredge up an ancient thread...
    Ah no, I didn't mean that at all
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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    https://www.virtualdynamics.ca/conte...econdary_id=43
    oooh, whoever had 13k to drop on a kettle lead needs to give me some of their swathes of cash.

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Ah no, I didn't mean that at all
    Sorry if I got the wrong end of any sticks. No offence meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    Sorry if I got the wrong end of any sticks. No offence meant.
    <smirk> None taken whatsoever

    I was just remembering a thread of old in which a similar sort of thing was discussed. Attack the high end purchasers and they'll hand over their cash. Surprised people still fall for it though.
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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    https://www.virtualdynamics.ca/conte...econdary_id=43
    oooh, whoever had 13k to drop on a kettle lead needs to give me some of their swathes of cash.
    Man that is scary. I had a flick through their technology explanations, and I don't think I've ever seen such a concentration of bull***t before. It's basically the Dave's Insanity Sauce of bull***t.

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    If you have some time on your hands, keep reading the thread, it really does keep getting better and better. The owner of the company in question has just popped up, and inadvertantly outed the other company rep as somebody who was previously banned from the head-fi.org forums, as well as (apparently) several others... Ha ha ha!

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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    I remember reading somewhere of a guy what had all these expensive cables in his hi-fi setup, and his mates came over to hear the awesomeness, but while he was in the loo, they changed all his $100/$1000+ cables for crappy ebay-purchased cables.

    It took the guy to shift about all his gear to notice the cables had been changed.

    Expensive cables = Load of bunk!
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    Re: Cat exposes Audiophile power cable as rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    If you have some time on your hands, keep reading the thread, it really does keep getting better and better. The owner of the company in question has just popped up, and inadvertantly outed the other company rep as somebody who was previously banned from the head-fi.org forums, as well as (apparently) several others... Ha ha ha!
    I waded through it all, and verily there was much merriment - although I think the unintended humour of the mods reminding posters to not mention under any circumstances double blind testing was a definite high point!

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