Originally Posted by lovinthehd
$425 for a simple 4 meter xlr cable? That's nuts. Spending more doesn't mean the quality/performance is increasing. Did Bryston even manufacture the cable involved? The terminations? Did they do anything but perhaps, perhaps, assemble it? Or just brand it to go along with their similarly priced amps?
I thought you were the one that said in a recent thread that people with the ability to spend big bucks were more discriminating in their purchases....that one would have to prove the performance for the additional money involved.....so what does Bryston offer over a custom made cable from Blue Jeans or someone else? I think Kimber is a joke for the most part so not even including them. May as well get some silly Audioquest or Wireworld jewelry while you're at it. How many professional studios buy the boutique stuff aimed at audiophools?
Why not simply buy some professional level cables? Or buy the cable and terminations and assemble your own? Belden, Canare and Belden and Neutrik I think are the "brands" to look for.
You realize the hostility is not rational?
Your view, of course is valid.
The more expensive Kimber XLR were recommended by Audioholics. They found them overpriced but indeed a good cable.
I will likely use Audioquest for the other interconnects and USB wire. I just need to know it does the job, then I care how it looks.
I anticipate no sonic upgrade but hopefully a little less noise. In any event, I will enjoy knowing the wires look cool and are on a par with the system.
As I said, I have been using radio shack stuff and yesterday I saw an Audioholics video that said to just toss them in the garbage, hey were junk. The same Audioholics who campaigns against expensive wires.
Here, most the advise (a while back) was that they were fine. Also I just recently learned that shielding was important. Before that I saw countless posts that never brought up shielding as a consideration. I guess my point is, although all wires are the same, tehy are not all the same. At least not exactly. BTW, this has nothing to do with me not using Belden. Belden is just ugly.