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Post by I'm Painting Again » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:11 pm

I guess I'd rather believe it's us hearing things rather than capitalists who sell us poorly designed/made or defective converter systems..

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Post by Leviethan » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:28 pm

So the BLA folks are trying to convince me to drop $150 on an Audiophile Chord Codec BNC cable for my Microclock. Right now I'm using a generic, used BNC cable. I don't mind dropping $50 on a nice cable, but does anybody think I'm going to get Abbey Road sound if I buy what the Chord rep called an "entry level" cable??? I've always been pretty suspicious of audiophiles and gear that costs more than a new car. I could go with the Apogee Wyde Eye for a lot less. Any thoughts?
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Post by A-Barr » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:32 pm

Maybe this is bs, but I was always told that cables are really where a lot of retailers make the largest profits. As such I would be wary, not to speak ill of BLA. Maybe see if you can buy it and return it if you don't hear the difference? I would LOVE to see audiophile gear with that kind of policy!

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Post by Leviethan » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:55 pm

BLA isn't selling the cable. They're just telling me it's worth it. Not sure if I believe them.
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:22 pm

I wouldn't pay $150 for a BNC cable..

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Post by snatchman » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:29 pm

Beauty&Wonder wrote:I wouldn't pay $150 for a BNC cable..
I'm using my MicroClock with the " Canare Blue' about $20.00.. works fine. Of course, I haven't heard the one BLA is advising about.... :wink:

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Post by ctmsound » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:37 am

A-Barr wrote:Maybe this is bs, but I was always told that cables are really where a lot of retailers make the largest profits. As such I would be wary, not to speak ill of BLA. Maybe see if you can buy it and return it if you don't hear the difference? I would LOVE to see audiophile gear with that kind of policy!
It's true. Retailers make their money on accessories. I work at one. Cables are marked up atleast 100% from their cost, if not more.

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Post by Leviethan » Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:11 pm

Anybody used a Monster BNC cable?
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:17 pm

this is a good thread in the R/E/P archives about WC & related cabling :

http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index. ... 324/0/0/0/

lots of more detail there than people will go into on here..

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Post by Leviethan » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:59 pm

I couldn't find anything about cabling in this thread. It seems like endless pages of technical arguments between electrical engineers. I bought a 1 meter Monster cable yesterday. If it doesn't sound a million times better that the 7 dollar generic cable I'm using now, I'll take it back and eat my hat.
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:11 pm

there are a few parts of that thread, some even on the first page that deal with cables, distribution, line termination, etc.

I think the only EE on in the whole thread is Dan the guest moderator..Bob Katz is a mastering engineer of good repute..


make sure you really hear a difference by doing your A/B test blind!

sometimes you can hear money..it's weird..

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