Quote:I didn't know you have a condo. I have a house, it's custom built too with some options. I didn't spend $10k on power cables. I spent $18k on just two power cables. The third one (the shorter one 2M) I got as a gift from Patrick. And that's not counting my other analog interconnects.... Add everything together it's over $20k on just cables.
Mine is $2000 for a pair of CMS65. You can't get them for $700 unless someone gives you a discount for $1300. Going by your logic, say you have a $100 speakers, would be $35. I think you can get those at Walmart or Target.
You have been totally misinformed about the speakers.... the more expensive and bigger you go the worse the sound quality will be. You will want speakers that consume and output less power. Even my $2000 speakers is too much for my $20k power cables. The $850 CMS40's would have been better. Or even better, get a pair of $200 Audioengine A2 speakers instead. Those $10+k speakers are a waste of money and lose out details and transparency. Good way to decrease your sound quality is to get an expensive preamp, amp, and speakers. One of the guys who own $250k audio systems had to "upgrade" by "removing" his expensive preamp as music sounded better with hyper power cables connected to his cheap little DAC instead. Many multimillionaires upgrade their expensive sound system by downgrading (removing expensive DAC and amps) to get better sound. You've been in the jungle for too long. Time to get updated.
Quote:I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I meant no personal. I was speaking in general.. Your $30 speakers will sound better with a smaller amplified receiver, something that puts out up to 100 watts total. There are special tweaks that can be applied on the receiver by crack opening the case but we can get to that later. You can PM me for guidance.
if you don't like my big ol' 80s amp great don't buy one.. don't care but if you don't want to hear an honest (and rather scathing assessment) of snake oil nonsense cables and the general malarky of pairing $700 speakers with thousands of dollar cables (worth not a fraction of of their price to be sure).... I suggest you tone down your I know everything and what other people like is wrong bull really right quick.
But if your intent is to listen to "antique" sound, then by all means do it. 80's hardware with 80's music brings me good memories. It's not for sound quality but for antique fashion that is totally acceptable. However with my hardware with hyper power cables I almost passed out listening to 80's song as they sounded so good. Some of them sound creepy, like listening in an alien planet with alien plants around me while listening to music. It's incredible. You may think I am crazy but I am being honest here. It really sounds wild, bizarre. And that's with just a a $3000 hyper cable before I added more expensive hyper cables recently. This is something you can't get with a quarter million dollar audio system.
Quote:It won't matter what wires they use. It's about keeping down electrical noise going through the device, and that's where the hyper power cables come to play. Even your $30 speakers can perform well if you use the right power cables. Remember, the cheaper and smaller the better.
why don't you do me a favor and pop open your $700 actives and show some shots of the wire they used in that....
Quote:They use cheap grade copper for power line in the walls. They are not the issue, what matters is the last 5 meter, or 10 meters, or.... 25 meters:p of power cables going from wall outlet to the audio equipment that really matters. This is where the noise filtration / rejection takes place. Think of it as filtering muddy water using the water purifier. Do you like drinking muddy water or clean water? Oh wait, you've got used to the muddy water so you don't know what's better. You would think this is fine, no need for improvement.
while your at it why don't you do me another favor (and at least give me a laugh) by bashing holes in your wall to see what the wire the electricity in your house runs through....
Cheez gave you some good wording today. I was not able to respond right away as I don't have internet access at home. I can't afford one cause I spent all on power cables. I had to go to my Mommy's house to get internet and get some food as I don't have money left to buy food. I have stopped watering my grass since several months ago... those water bills are no joke.
Edited by CheezCake - 10/21/13 at 8:26am