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Old 2011-11-05, 09:54 AM   #346
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I agree David. The quality depends on the quality of the components and the quality of the manufacturer, not the country of origin.
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Old 2011-11-08, 02:31 PM   #347
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FWIW I use "Cardas" cables, interconnects and power cords throughout all my system except for the external (I use Cardas internally) speaker cables. I am quite satisfied.
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Old 2011-11-08, 05:44 PM   #348
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Why Cardas: Cardas’ cable design incorporates, Golden Ratio, Constant Q, Cross-Field, pure copper Litz, conductor technology.
Hmmm. Serpentes oil anyone?
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Old 2011-11-08, 08:22 PM   #349
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Use what you want, if you hear or see the difference, that's fine. If you don't, that's fine too. Everybody's perception is different.

In terms of golden ratio, constant q, etc, those are just marketing speak.

I don't insinuate that Cardas cable is good or bad though. I have no experience with that brand.
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Old 2011-11-26, 09:05 AM   #350
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Just feel a need to publish this link again to Roger Russell's website. He is an audio engineer who designed very expensive speakers for McIntosh and is the model definition of credibility:

http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

Funny though that he does use Cardas wire in the array towers he designed. Mind you, at least he admits it has nothing to do with sound, and everything to do with the questions he gets from the $$$ people who buy his speakers.
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Old 2012-03-30, 08:28 PM   #351
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Interesting article

http://www.ecoustics.com/electronics...es/706076.html
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Old 2012-03-30, 08:32 PM   #352
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That's a re-write of a very very VERY old article from several years ago.
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Old 2012-04-25, 09:22 AM   #353
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Thanks for this thread, I went through most of it and now I'm a different person

It surprised me to know that component and coaxial cables are the same thing but the colour!

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Old 2012-04-25, 11:45 AM   #354
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Other than HDMI, DVI, optical and speaker wire, just about all the cables used to connect devices are coaxial. The component cables are just like the composite, except there are 3 used, instead of one. There's no technical reason why you couldn't use 3 separate composite cables, in place of the 3 colour component cables. You could even use the same cable as used for the antenna connection, provided the proper connectors were used. Cables used for audio are generally not suitable for video or RF, even though they are "coaxial". Coaxial simply means the two conductors share the same axis, unlike speaker wire pairs.
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Old 2012-04-25, 01:17 PM   #355
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Here's the FAQ on Cables & Connections for those not familiar with the terms and quality issues.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76085
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Old 2012-06-06, 09:48 AM   #356
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Here is what you really need for pwer cables for all your devices - make sure to read the reviews carefully.

http://****************/AudioQuest-N...8816930&sr=1-2

The starred out bits above are www . Amazon . Com
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Old 2012-06-06, 01:03 PM   #357
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that link doesnt work
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Old 2012-06-06, 01:58 PM   #358
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to www amazon dot com add: /AudioQuest-NRG-2-AC-power-cord/dp/B0006VPP12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339005433&sr=8-1

Why would anyone believe that a 3 foot power cable, of any quality beyond that which the manufacturer of the AV gear includes, would actually make a difference that can be heard? But for those that believe, there's a $125 dollar three foot standard equipment cable for them to purchase.
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LOL ! "Only 2 left in stock--order soon."!!
You will love this one. read the reviews, seriously: from amazon: /Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6PM
and terminated speaker cables: same www site: /AudioQuest-K2-terminated-speaker-cable/dp/B000J36XR2
again, the reviews are hilarious!!!
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Is there a difference in HDMI cables?

Over the weekend i decided to do a little test of my own b/c i was tired of the back and forth about whether or not high priced HDMI's are worth it over cheap 10 dollar versions. I used sum Wally world HDMI $10, and a Audiophiles cinnamon HDMI, which isn't really anything super special, $70. I tried my cheaper quality Samsung 60hz LCD TV and my bigger 240hz Samsung LCD with both cables for about 5 min. each, watching Planet Earth on bluray with fast moving to very slow moving scenes.

Let me say this first...THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. I had a friend watch with me just to make sure my eyes didn't deceive me. We started out with the Wally World one and ya it was a good picture don't get me wrong. But after looking at it hooked up with the Audiphiles HDMI we both immediately looked at eachother and said holy S*#t. The picture was so much crisper, cleaner, and more vivid, it seemed. We hooked up the cheap one again and it was like night and day to me. Everything seemed flat and dull. I am sold that it DOES matter which HDMI you have. If you don't believe me that's cool but try it for yourself and really study the details of the picture not just looking at the image as a whole.
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