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    If wire is wire...

    ... Then check out this eBay sale:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0&category=295

    $1300 for speaker cables. And I balked at Home Depot's price on 16 ga zip cord lol.



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    I guess if you got money to burn. Some people spend over $10,000 per speaker, what's $1000 for wire??




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    1/10 of another speaker
    That's pretty f*cked.. and someone's actually bidding on it?? How about they give me $1500 instead



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    That is absolutely nuts...

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    Silver RCA's are pretty pricey as well.




    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    Re: If wire is wire...

    Originally posted by maylar
    ... Then check out this eBay sale:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0&category=295

    $1300 for speaker cables. And I balked at Home Depot's price on 16 ga zip cord lol.
    I've seen upwards of $4000 per 2M lead before... Audio voodoo and ***** envy does some strange things.




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    Re: Re: If wire is wire...

    Originally posted by jlaine
    I've seen upwards of $4000 per 2M lead before... Audio voodoo and ***** envy does some strange things.
    Some people claim to be able to hear the difference between pure silver cables and OFC cables. Personally, I think they're probably only hearing the price difference in their minds. I guess if you spend $50,000 on a pair of speakers, it really doesn't seem so outrageous to spend $4000 or more on wires. Even though it's very likely not going to make a difference.



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    If you guys think that's nutz, then read this crap

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    Re: Re: Re: If wire is wire...

    Originally posted by awalbert88
    Some people claim to be able to hear the difference between pure silver cables and OFC cables. Personally, I think they're probably only hearing the price difference in their minds. I guess if you spend $50,000 on a pair of speakers, it really doesn't seem so outrageous to spend $4000 or more on wires. Even though it's very likely not going to make a difference.
    ya its that placebo effect probably.




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    What about RCA's u can hear a difference between unshield wire and shield wire. Right?



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    Man thats messed up stuff...

    What about RCA's u can hear a difference between unshield wire and shield wire. Right?
    As far as i know shield is really for noise reduction.



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    Originally posted by BassRacer
    What about RCA's u can hear a difference between unshield wire and shield wire. Right?
    99% of the time - no.
    If you HAPPEN to be picking up some noise frome the shields - unshielded wire MIGHT help, but generally the rca's are not to blame.

    (yes, I said shields CAUSE noise - not reduce it.)




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    Originally posted by Jmac
    Yup ...

    Shielded is more likely to have audible interference ...

    By the way, my parents just came home with 8 gauge speaker wire for their 120 watt (maximum) home speakers off their 5x100 watt (maximum) amplifier ...

    Sad ... so very sad ...
    8 guage? Shizzam that's aweful thick for speakers. Unless you're running several thousand watts through the wires, there's little need for that.



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    Originally posted by n2audio
    99% of the time - no.
    If you HAPPEN to be picking up some noise frome the shields - unshielded wire MIGHT help, but generally the rca's are not to blame.

    (yes, I said shields CAUSE noise - not reduce it.)
    Wrong...

    Not even in the general ballpark...




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    That's absolutely absurd that someone would buy that crap. I can't believe some num-nutted money bag bought that ****. Absolutely absurd. I can't even type straight it bothers me that much.




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