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2008-06-17 14:37:39.63483+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Ragging on audiophiles is too easy, but every once in a while I think we need a good laugh. Colin pointed out the $500 "Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable" 1.5m Cat5 cable:

Made of high-purity copper wire, it's designed to thoroughly eliminate adverse effects from vibration and helps stabilize the digital transmission from occurrences of jitter and ripple. A tin-bearing copper alloy is used for the cable's shield while the insulation is made of a fluoropolymer material with superior heat resistance, weather resistance, and anti-aging properties.

In other words, it's a Cat-5 cable. The reviews are silly.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-17 15:30:27.454228+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

I saw this a few days ago - even my wife, a total technophobe - said "that's just stupid" (and she has Monster cables on her stereo).

My very first boss in the computer biz (in 1987) once said, after upgrading his $1500 phono cartridge (you know - the part that holds the needle and connects to the phono arm) to one that cost $5000:

"Maybe it was just the drugs that made the music sound so good..."

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-17 19:16:33.99082+00 by: ziffle

Too Funny:

"A caution to people buying these: if you do not follow the "directional markings" on the cables, your music will play backwards. Please check that before mentioning it in your reviews."

"Holding this cable in my hands actually makes me feel that much closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. I only make $6.25/hr at Jack In The Box, but I saved up for three months so I could have this cable. It sits in a shrine I constructed next to my futon in Mother's basement. "

"I was disappointed. I consider myself an audiophile - I regularly spend over $1000 on cables to get the ultimate sound."