Nordost?

Discussion in 'A/V Interconnects, Cables & Power Conditioning' started by bigus, May 13, 2016.

  1. mtrycrafts Audioholic Slumlord

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    Maybe you have crickets sitting on your cables. ;) :D
  2. William Lemmerhirt Full Audioholic

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    Lol! I have crickets in my cranium, and cobwebs on my cables!
  3. everettT Senior Audioholic

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    *yawns*
  4. lovinthehd Audioholic Ninja

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    Yee haw the challenge is on!

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  5. bigus Junior Audioholic

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    Really?
    Room treatment can be more expensive than cables.
    Try some curtains. Or better yet, moving your speakers around.
    It's cheaper.
  6. lovinthehd Audioholic Ninja

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    Since cables do nothing (with the usual bla bla about sufficient gauge and quality needed for the application) that makes room treatment the desirable alternative.
  7. bigus Junior Audioholic

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    back to business,
    I've been checking out these cables for close to 2 months.

    Tara Labs RSC Air 3 is an excellent cable.
    Not quite the highs of WL but the mid range is silky smooth and the soundstage is wide. I still prefer the Red Dawn.
    Red Dawn has a better highs, mid range and bass attack.
    It is better than White Lightning but not Red Dawn.


    Audioquest Sydney is nice as well. Considering it's a couple of hundred less than the Red Dawn, it still shines. Very neutral cable.
    But the soundstage is narrow even compared to WL.
    It has better bass than the white lightning but mid bass is not as focused or detailed.
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  8. lovinthehd Audioholic Ninja

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    You are one crazy consumer!
  9. bigus Junior Audioholic

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    Ya but I love my music.
    Always have.
  10. lovinthehd Audioholic Ninja

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    Me too but relying on cables for the differences is crazy man!
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  11. bigus Junior Audioholic

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    Not to me.
    But that's just me.
    I like to tweak the sound. It's like changing tubes for a different sound.
    I'ts just a hobby. I have the money......
    Why not.....
  12. rojo Audioholic Samurai

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    Well, for one thing, Nordost has already been busted introducing artificial differences in their demos. Brief reminder. If their cables actually did provide audible results, Nordost wouldn't need to resort to such trickery and subterfuge. By all means, feel free to get scammed out of a small fortune. Just don't expect others to follow.
    rojo,
  13. bigus Junior Audioholic

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    What "trickery or subterfuge" are you talking about....?
  14. rojo Audioholic Samurai

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    rojo,
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  15. jinjuku Moderator

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    The same trick the AudioQuest HDMI demo was caught out doing. Using manipulated tracks with higher output that they only used for playback on the higher costs HDMI cables.

    I'll be actively pruning the thread of outlandish claims btw and I've already started.
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