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    Coat Hanger Cables

    Seems I see one of these articles comparing decent cables to junk every few years. I present this latest one I ran across for your enjoyment

    https://www.androidauthority.com/pre...th-it-1001521/

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    Re: Coat Hanger Cables

    LOL, written for people who listen to all their music thru $10 ear buds on a phone.
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    Re: Coat Hanger Cables

    I also like how they completely downplay/ignore the potential effect of up to 1 dB deviations. I'm sure they're quite happy with their systems and cheapie cables, but why pretend to be an audiophile just to pick fights with more extravagantly geared audiophiles?

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    Re: Coat Hanger Cables

    Where do you get a coat hanger that will stretch out to 8 feet? The problem with these cable tests is that cable differences require dedicated listening on a system you are extremely familiar with. Just having random strangers listening to strange stereos accomplishes nothing.
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    To each their own. Wire the system with barbed wire for all I care.

    My experiences with quite a number of audio cable manufacturers over many years has clearly demonstrated performance differences. Quite frankly, I am not the least bit concerned with how someone else decides to cable their sound system. The only sound systems I am concerned with are under my roof. The only person I have to satisfy is myself.
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    Right, and if those who are new swallow this stuff with at least not trying for themselves then they deserve what they have.

    When you don't know who is right, you try for yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    To each their own. Wire the system with barbed wire for all I care.

    My experiences with quite a number of audio cable manufacturers over many years has clearly demonstrated performance differences. Quite frankly, I am not the least bit concerned with how someone else decides to cable their sound system. The only sound systems I am concerned with are under my roof. The only person I have to satisfy is myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Right, and if those who are new swallow this stuff with at least not trying for themselves then they deserve what they have.

    When you don't know who is right, you try for yourself.
    Mr Peabody.......We all started somewhere, flipped, flopped and floundered our way to where we are today. When I built my first high-end system in 1968 there was no Internet, no audio forums, only friends and a few stereo stores to offer advice. I managed to get where I am today one step at a time. I believe for anyone truly interested in our hobby, beginner or not, it is much easier now to assemble a decent system with good performance without having to be a full blown audio nerd such as the likes of us.
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    Re: Coat Hanger Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    To each their own. Wire the system with barbed wire for all I care.
    Now that is funny


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    Re: Coat Hanger Cables

    Sometimes, as in the referenced article, all the information can be a henderence to putting together a good system. Neither of us would have gotten anywhere without an open mind is all I'm saying.

    As an example, I borrowed a multi outlet power piece from a store thinking it may do something, the guy throws me a power cord to try as well, I sort of laughed lightly but took it. I at least tried it. The outcome, I ended up taking the outlet piece back and bought as many power cords as I could replace.

    I remember first starting out and learning about phase of speaker wire, splicing is bad, etc. I didn't even hear of higher quality cables until early 90's when a place I worked at picked up Audioquest. Then it was only speaker cable in bulk.

    I think people in the hobby have to experiment for themselves as there are too many idiots like Ethan Weiner deliberately misleading people for some reason. So many out there ragging on cables and tweaks who won't even try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    Mr Peabody.......We all started somewhere, flipped, flopped and floundered our way to where we are today. When I built my first high-end system in 1968 there was no Internet, no audio forums, only friends and a few stereo stores to offer advice. I managed to get where I am today one step at a time. I believe for anyone truly interested in our hobby, beginner or not, it is much easier now to assemble a decent system with good performance without having to be a full blown audio nerd such as the likes of us.
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    Mark Levinson #526 & 532h, JBL 4367's
    Clearaudio Performance DC w/Maestro cart
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    Re: Coat Hanger Cables

    What a crappy comparison in that link. They used zipcord to compare it to along with some other junk cables on a POS system.
    I would not expect to hear a difference. You can't make $hit look pretty.
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