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Sunday, 27 July 2003

Get your gold plated cables here

After seeing gold plated firewire cables and not being able to supress the urge to giggle (digital's digital, right?) I thought it prudent to at least see the state of debate on $3000 digital interconnect cables and found this tremendous 143 message thread on Usenet dating from 1999.

Leaving aside those who are listening to pristine WAV and AIFF files on their iPods, I wonder how many people who're listening to lossily compressed MP3s are convinced that their gold plated firewire cable--advertised as an iPod accessory--is providing them with some sort of audible edge.

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Oh, lovely-- some comedy for my morning reading! Thanks!

I keep a copy of the Audio Advisor catalog (which regularly features absurdly expensive cables) for my bathroom reading.

There's a point where big fat cables actually help-- it usually involves giant amps driving speakers, and making sure you have heavy enough cable that it can handle the power (I've seen the insulation on thinner cable, like zip cord, actually discolored and burned from heat from running a couple of hundred watts of amplification through very thin cable), but you can get 500-foot rolls of nice fat cable at Home Depot for about 60 bucks these days. There's no need to spend that much on audio cables, at all.

But you knew that, I'm sure. 8)

Posted by: josh brandt on July 27, 2003 12:25 PM

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