places like AH and ASR really don’t cater to that crowd
I don't consider the two remotely the same. This site is growing. I've heard a lot of very VERY nice systems.
I use to work remotely everywhere there was foundational drilling. Aspen was a wonderful place 10 years ago. I'm sure it still is.
I couldn't find an AVR. I wasn't looking that hard but they just weren't in their stereo stores. I looked for two week
while on a job, they ALL laughed at stock anything, it seemed. There wasn't a STOCK Power CABLE in the three stores I visited.
I laughed all the way in and all the way out, BUT it did get me thinking.
I've NEVER used a stock power CABLE. I always made my own. So I bought some 10 gauge stock copper cables from Mac
for MC601. NO DIFFERENCE. Most Mac power amps like a great big copper cable with copper terminal ends. Pretty simple.
I change brands of amps. Why? I really liked the fact I could tailor the sound of the amp and reduce the number of valves being
used, by removing them and re-bias the remaining valves. Cary was new to me, but the first thing I learned from the guy that
designed my amps Dennis Had, was to select very good power cables and speaker cables. "Not all cables are created equal"
The reason for the Kimble CABLE upgrades inside the preamps and tube power amps. Cary replaced the umbilical from the power supply
chassis to the valve chassis, on BOTH SLP-05 and the 98 series. It's NOT a sideways move at ALL. Caps, resistors and cables
changed their pre and power amps. You would have to have a serious hearing issue to NOT hear the difference.
No I don't believe in 250.00 fuses.. BUT That stupid circuit is a problem when you heat the element up in a stick fuse.
THEY MOVE!! more like the "Twist" (the dance) and the cha cha cha. IT MOVES in the middle, just like ol what's her name!
Do cables make a difference? On MY Mcintosh, Pass, not so much. On Cary valve gear you better pay attention. I don't think, Had, James B,
or Pass were EEs were they? They may have well been but they sure didn't let a piece of gear pass until it passes the last test. LISTENING.
The next question is do you believe the guy that built the equipment or the guy that test other peoples equipment? Me I don't trust
anybody, I'm a retired mechanic, they all make claims and if not I still verify whoever it is. Most people have an agenda.
Dennis Had was already retired from Cary, what did he have to gain. James B. of SST cold welded his PC in place on Ampzilla units.
SO it boils down to My ears, my choice. Power CABLES make a difference in certain equipment and saying
it doesn't, DOESN'T make it so. It's as simple as that.
I was using a Denon 6700 for the last month just to see if I could make it work on my 3.X channel system. It was flawless.
I used the same PC that I use on my Carys. I suppose I could have tried a 2.00 special. BUT I could not get past 30 minutes of
listening. 2 weeks I tried. I swap back to the MX121/SLP-05/V12r pure Heaven! I listened for 4 straight hours.
I don't know if a power cable makes a difference, but what's plugged into it sure does.
Some people have picky ears. The more YOU
refined your taste, is usually as a result of learning what you like, NOT someone telling you that you can or cannot hear a difference.
Yoko Ono comes to mind, they recorded her and the recordings still exist. What is that telling you. Power Cables won't cure
everything will they? LOL. Yoko Ono looks and sounds just like Shakira. That's funny right.
All power cables and cables in general are the same. That's even funnier.
I like the statement "Lets send it to so and so and have it tested" That means it won't burn down the house. NOTHING to do with the
quality of the cable or its sonic signature IF it has one you can identify with a given piece of equipment.
There is more than one flavor of ice cream. Though MY Vanilla makes it the best.
NOT your vanilla. MY Vanilla. "It's like talking to a Klingon", (Grand Nagus Zek DS9)
Where is the profit?
Just the Facts Ma'am