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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

My new speaker cables arrived today. I just ordered them Tuesday and two days later they're in my house. And that was with free shipping!

As a bouns they sent two free cables along. What a nice surprise. Color me impressed.




Great looking cables and reasonably priced too. I really like the look of their ICs and digital cables too. And when you are a cable non-believer like me, as long they are shielded and the proper gauge, the choice is pretty much made on how cool they look.

post #662 of 1294
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Hey, dd. What's shaking, my man?

Lol. Yes, that slow boat from Italy can be maddening. From the country that gave us Ferrari's and Lambo's, you'd think they could get the speakers here faster. I like the food analogy. It fits perfectly in this scenario. I'm looking forward to seeing how even more awesomeness your room will become.

Unfortunately, the freebies weren't XLRs. They're an S-video cable and a digital optical cable. But hey, they were free.

Yes, my system is fully balanced. I use all balanced connections. How about you?

Fantastic Waboman. I love getting stuff like that. Balanced for me too
post #663 of 1294
Hello Jeff.

Man have I missed out on so much over here. It's great reading the chats between the old crew.

Now that you have the new cables installed, have you heard or detected any sonic differences in the ML's? Like really, the "Silvers" were some serious speaker cables. The Calabrines are 1/8th the price of the Wireworlds aren't they?
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Originally Posted by hifisponge View Post

Great looking cables and reasonably priced too. I really like the look of their ICs and digital cables too. And when you are a cable non-believer like me, as long they are shielded and the proper gauge, the choice is pretty much made on how cool they look.

Hi Tim.

I completely agree. The days of me buying extremely expensive cables are done. I'm digging the Calabrines. They're well made, sound great and look cool. What else is there?
post #665 of 1294
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Fantastic Waboman. I love getting stuff like that. Balanced for me too

Hi Frank.

Absolutely. Balanced is the only way to go.
post #666 of 1294
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Originally Posted by ldgibson76 View Post

Hello Jeff.

Man have I missed out on so much over here. It's great reading the chats between the old crew.

Now that you have the new cables installed, have you heard or detected any sonic differences in the ML's? Like really, the "Silvers" were some serious speaker cables. The Calabrines are 1/8th the price of the Wireworlds aren't they?

Hi Lawrence.

Good to see you around, even if it took 8 months.

I'm completely satisfied with the Calabrines. Don't get me wrong, the Wireword was/is a quality cable. But for the price, they're not, to me, 10x better than the Calabrines. To each his own, right buddy?

How have you been? A little bird has mentioned you have the upgrade bug bad. Only one way to cure that... upgrade.
post #667 of 1294
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I've been battling a cold/flu but managed to pick up an iPad 2 the other day.


post #668 of 1294
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I did manage to get out and pick up an iPad 2 the other day.

Very nice congrats wabo. Have you had a chance to play with it?
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Very nice congrats wabo. Have you had a chance to play with it?

Thanks, Franin.

I've been too sick to play with it. It's just sitting there, still shrink wrapped, taunting me.
post #670 of 1294
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Hi Lawrence.

Good to see you around, even if it took 8 months.

I'm completely satisfied with the Calabrines. Don't get me wrong, the Wireword was/is a quality cable. But for the price, they're not, to me, 10x better than the Calabrines. To each his own, right buddy?

How have you been? A little bird has mentioned you have the upgrade bug bad. Only one way to cure that... upgrade.


Hello My Friend.

I hope you are feeling better. I know you were under the weather. I'm assuming that you are feeling better now, being that you posting on the threads. I know when I had the flu bug, I was out for the count for several days! Posting on the threads,.... I couldn't if I tried! Too weak!

I happy to hear that you are happy with the new Calabrines.
And congrats on the new iPAD2. Steve Jobs gotcha didn't he!?! I understand,.... really, I do!!! I just purchased the iPhone 4 for my wife, I got the Apple TV, and the iPad 2 is looking pretty tempting. My wife doesn't understand why I'm contemplating getting one. I currently own 4 computers. 1 desktop, 2 laptops and an HTPC. Not to mention, both daughters have a laptop, and the wife has one. So with 7 computers in the house, adding an iPad, to her, is ridiculous. I tried to explain that it's not only a computer, but a technical marvel! Here's the thing, Reluctantly, she's fallen in love with her iPhone. I know for a fact that if I bring the iPad in the home, she'll fall in love with it also. We'll see.

Yeah, the upgrade affliction has taken hold. Since I integrated the HTPC, I'm now in the zone! There is a mom and pop hi-end audio store in South Jersey that has a NIB Rotel RSP-1098 w/HDMI connectivity. They are offering it to me for $850.00. The lowest I've seen a retro-fitted RSP-1098 go for recently is $1000! That's used! So a NIB with the HDMI at $850 is a steal. But, you know the caveat to owning this lovely piece,..... it's old outdated technology!
But it looks so good! If I'm gonna do this, this will be the one. If I don't then I will set my sites on the Integra 40.2/80.2. Then there is the matter of the amp! It never stops my brutha, it never stops.
post #671 of 1294
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Originally Posted by ldgibson76 View Post

Hello My Friend.

I hope you are feeling better. I know you were under the weather. I'm assuming that you are feeling better now, being that you posting on the threads. I know when I had the flu bug, I was out for the count for several days! Posting on the threads,.... I couldn't if I tried! Too weak!

I happy to hear that you are happy with the new Calabrines.
And congrats on the new iPAD2. Steve Jobs gotcha didn't he!?! I understand,.... really, I do!!! I just purchased the iPhone 4 for my wife, I got the Apple TV, and the iPad 2 is looking pretty tempting. My wife doesn't understand why I'm contemplating getting one. I currently own 4 computers. 1 desktop, 2 laptops and an HTPC. Not to mention, both daughters have a laptop, and the wife has one. So with 7 computers in the house, adding an iPad, to her, is ridiculous. I tried to explain that it's not only a computer, but a technical marvel! Here's the thing, Reluctantly, she's fallen in love with her iPhone. I know for a fact that if I bring the iPad in the home, she'll fall in love with it also. We'll see.

Yeah, the upgrade affliction has taken hold. Since I integrated the HTPC, I'm now in the zone! There is a mom and pop hi-end audio store in South Jersey that has a NIB Rotel RSP-1098 w/HDMI connectivity. They are offering it to me for $850.00. The lowest I've seen a retro-fitted RSP-1098 go for recently is $1000! That's used! So a NIB with the HDMI at $850 is a steal. But, you know the caveat to owning this lovely piece,..... it's old outdated technology!
But it looks so good! If I'm gonna do this, this will be the one. If I don't then I will set my sites on the Integra 40.2/80.2. Then there is the matter of the amp! It never stops my brutha, it never stops.

Hi LDG.

How are you? I'm still feeling pretty terrible. Thing is, if I lay down, I have these violent coughing attacks. So I'm just killing time on the threads until the cough syrup kicks in.

Lol. Yeah, ol' Mr. Jobs got me. I think the iPad 2 will be right at home in the LDG household. Once the Mrs. is on board, it's a done deal. I haven't even opened mine up yet. How sad is that?

Here's my oft-kilter take your upgrade dilemma. Quality is quality. You can't mask that. How many flashing lights a company can put on their receiver, quality does not make. I love my old Marantz 2252 receiver from the 70's. That baby has build quality and sounds fantastic. The Rotel is a quality piece. Sure it doesn't have all the latest codecs, but I bet it excels in the AQ department. Plus, don't you have a 7.1 switcher or something to take advantage of the new codecs? Now with that said, four years down the road, the Rotel will still sound great, but might be showing it's age in the HT department. Audyssey really is a nice feature for HT. I think if you want to be more future secured, the 80.2 is probably the way to go. And it pains me, because the Rotel is such a sweet piece. Then again, this all my be the cough syrup talking.
post #672 of 1294
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Unfortunately, the freebies weren't XLRs. They're an S-video cable and a digital optical cable. But hey, they were free.

Yes, my system is fully balanced. I use all balanced connections. How about you?

Wabo, what is up...

Man, I hope you're feeling better, it seems everyone has been coming down with some sort of flu or cold lately...

I missed the above post, I've just seen it! I guess that closeup pic of the s-video cable looked like an xlr, lol...

I do use balanced cables myself. I didn't care too much until one of my humming problems went away when I switched to all balanced. Besides, I can run longer cables to my sub when I wheel it around the room looking for the best response...

Congrats on the new ipad toy, LOL please tell me you didn't wait in one of those 400 people lines at the mall in front of the Apple store!!

Get well soon Wabo!!
post #673 of 1294
Feel better Wabo! I still watch your video with AC/DC and the terminator stomping skulls! Hope your skull fairs better!
post #674 of 1294
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Originally Posted by ldgibson76 View Post

Yeah, the upgrade affliction has taken hold. Since I integrated the HTPC, I'm now in the zone! There is a mom and pop hi-end audio store in South Jersey that has a NIB Rotel RSP-1098 w/HDMI connectivity. They are offering it to me for $850.00. The lowest I've seen a retro-fitted RSP-1098 go for recently is $1000! That's used! So a NIB with the HDMI at $850 is a steal. But, you know the caveat to owning this lovely piece,..... it's old outdated technology!
But it looks so good! If I'm gonna do this, this will be the one. If I don't then I will set my sites on the Integra 40.2/80.2. Then there is the matter of the amp! It never stops my brutha, it never stops.

Hey ldg! Long time no see. Wabo, I hope you don't mind me offering some advice in your thread, but I've got it on my UserCP list of threads to follow, so...

Rotel makes some good sounding 2CH gear, but I can't say that their multichannel stuff is anything special in the sound quality dept and it is always just a bit behind the times in regards to tech. I know you have the itch, but if you want some good sounding gear at affordable prices, consider NAD or Marantz. The *new* 7005 prepro from Martanz is only $1500 MSRP, and I have a contact that will sell it for at least 25% off, maybe 30%.

Drop me a PM if you are interested.

Wabo - feel better soon!
post #675 of 1294
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Originally Posted by ddgtr View Post

Wabo, what is up...

Man, I hope you're feeling better, it seems everyone has been coming down with some sort of flu or cold lately...

I missed the above post, I've just seen it! I guess that closeup pic of the s-video cable looked like an xlr, lol...

I do use balanced cables myself. I didn't care too much until one of my humming problems went away when I switched to all balanced. Besides, I can run longer cables to my sub when I wheel it around the room looking for the best response...

Congrats on the new ipad toy, LOL please tell me you didn't wait in one of those 400 people lines at the mall in front of the Apple store!!

Get well soon Wabo!!

Thanks, dd. I'm actually feeling a bit more human today.

How is your room progressing? Have you got most of it dialed in?

Lol. There's no way I would ever stand in line for an iPad or most anything else for that matter. I must have got lucky. I called Target, they had just gotten a shipment in. So I drove over there and picked one up. Used a gift card too.
post #676 of 1294
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Feel better Wabo! I still watch your video with AC/DC and the terminator stomping skulls! Hope your skull fairs better!

Thanks, hikarate. That cracked me up. Lol. My head feels about the same as the skull getting stomped on.
post #677 of 1294
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Originally Posted by hifisponge View Post

Hey ldg! Long time no see. Wabo, I hope you don't mind me offering some advice in your thread, but I've got it on my UserCP list of threads to follow, so...

Rotel makes some good sounding 2CH gear, but I can't say that their multichannel stuff is anything special in the sound quality dept and it is always just a bit behind the times in regards to tech. I know you have the itch, but if you want some good sounding gear at affordable prices, consider NAD or Marantz. The *new* 7005 prepro from Martanz is only $1500 MSRP, and I have a contact that will sell it for at least 25% off, maybe 30%.

Drop me a PM if you are interested.

Wabo - feel better soon!

Hi, Tim.

No problemo, amigo. Please feel free to chime in here any time you want. Mi casa su casa.

I agree, the AV7005 is a sweet deal. In fact, I believe I even mentioned it your thread, LDG. I'm just sayin'.

Now I'm a separates man and can be heard shouting the battle cry, viva la separates!

Ah, decisions, decisions.
post #678 of 1294
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Originally Posted by ldgibson76 View Post

Hello My Friend.

I hope you are feeling better. I know you were under the weather. I'm assuming that you are feeling better now, being that you posting on the threads. I know when I had the flu bug, I was out for the count for several days! Posting on the threads,.... I couldn't if I tried! Too weak!

I happy to hear that you are happy with the new Calabrines.
And congrats on the new iPAD2. Steve Jobs gotcha didn't he!?! I understand,.... really, I do!!! I just purchased the iPhone 4 for my wife, I got the Apple TV, and the iPad 2 is looking pretty tempting. My wife doesn't understand why I'm contemplating getting one. I currently own 4 computers. 1 desktop, 2 laptops and an HTPC. Not to mention, both daughters have a laptop, and the wife has one. So with 7 computers in the house, adding an iPad, to her, is ridiculous. I tried to explain that it's not only a computer, but a technical marvel! Here's the thing, Reluctantly, she's fallen in love with her iPhone. I know for a fact that if I bring the iPad in the home, she'll fall in love with it also. We'll see.

Yeah, the upgrade affliction has taken hold. Since I integrated the HTPC, I'm now in the zone! There is a mom and pop hi-end audio store in South Jersey that has a NIB Rotel RSP-1098 w/HDMI connectivity. They are offering it to me for $850.00. The lowest I've seen a retro-fitted RSP-1098 go for recently is $1000! That's used! So a NIB with the HDMI at $850 is a steal. But, you know the caveat to owning this lovely piece,..... it's old outdated technology!
But it looks so good! If I'm gonna do this, this will be the one. If I don't then I will set my sites on the Integra 40.2/80.2. Then there is the matter of the amp! It never stops my brutha, it never stops.

I'm SO glad I'm not into HT, only stereo .
post #679 of 1294
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post
Hi, Tim.

No problemo, amigo. Please feel free to chime in here any time you want. Mi casa su casa.

I agree, the AV7005 is a sweet deal. In fact, I believe I even mentioned it your thread, LDG. I'm just sayin'.

Now I'm a separates man and can be heard shouting the battle cry, viva la separates!

Ah, decisions, decisions.
viva la separates!
post #680 of 1294
What's up Wabo? How are the new speaker cables? I've never been one to be able to really tell the difference between cables, as long as they're of descent quality and well shielded that's good enough for me.
post #681 of 1294
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What's up Wabo? How are the new speaker cables? I've never been one to be able to really tell the difference between cables, as long as they're of descent quality and well shielded that's good enough for me.

Hi, weird 23. Good to see you here, my friend.

I agree completely. I'm enjoying my new speaker cable. Does everything my ridiculously expensive cable did.
post #682 of 1294
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Hi, weird 23. Good to see you here, my friend.

I agree completely. I'm enjoying my new speaker cable. Does everything my ridiculously expensive cable did.

Wouldnt suprise me. I guess we all get suckered in at first.
post #683 of 1294
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Originally Posted by weird 23 View Post

What's up Wabo? How are the new speaker cables? I've never been one to be able to really tell the difference between cables, as long as they're of descent quality and well shielded that's good enough for me.

Don't forget good gauge size! That is what I attribute the improvement I hear to (more detail).

So Waboman, how'd you hear about Calabrine? I've never heard of them.
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Wouldnt suprise me. I guess we all get suckered in at first.

Yep. No more though.
post #685 of 1294
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Don't forget good gauge size! That is what I attribute the improvement I hear to (more detail).

So Waboman, how'd you hear about Calabrine? I've never heard of them.

I agree. A good gauge size is a must. I was turned onto the Calabrines by accident. I'm glad I found them.
post #686 of 1294
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Yep. No more though.

Same!
post #687 of 1294
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

I agree. A good gauge size is a must. I was turned onto the Calabrines by accident. I'm glad I found them.

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Same!

I gave up exotic wires long ago, but my system still sounds better when I wear a tinfoil hat and place a rose quartz crystal on my CD player.
post #688 of 1294
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Originally Posted by Waboman

I agree. A good gauge size is a must. I was turned onto the Calabrines by accident. I'm glad I found them.
You're welcome...
post #689 of 1294
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I gave up exotic wires long ago, but my system still sounds better when I wear a tinfoil hat and place a rose quartz crystal on my CD player.

You have to sit at a 90-degree angle to get the best effect, though.

Seriously, those Calabrines look to be of good quality. Ultra-expensive cables don't make a lot of sense to me in my humble situation (I don't mind if they look expensive), but a good deal is always great to find. Congratulations to you for taking advantage, Waboman.
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I gave up exotic wires long ago, but my system still sounds better when I wear a tinfoil hat and place a rose quartz crystal on my CD player.

I would pay money to see hifi dressed in his tinfoil hat and robe, doing the rose quartz crystal dance and sacrificing a laserdisc to appease the A/V Gods.
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