Originally Posted by 100db
I'll find out when I am the one paying the bills?... What?
Do you assume that I don't pay the bills?
I am still trying to figure this out. You could have also been referring to the Digital Coax cable but how that provides High Definition digital video like your website mentioned has me lost.
I meant as a business, not personal
That webpage could use an update, I agree with you, but out of seventy-some pages it's low priority. The Toslink cable is a digital cable, of course for audio, not video. The page simply shows the few digital cables we have within that line, and of course video and digital coaxial cables are fairly similar in that they are 75 ohm and share common connectors so can be interchangeable.
Anyhow man, when you feel ready go for it! I started out of my home back in 1989 as a second job and reached a point when I realized I could easily cover my paycheck and then some so left my daytime job and continued the 14-16 hour days, but all that work was for me and my family, not someone else. The hardest part is getting everything set up, so many little things to do that never seem to end. It's like being born, you have nothing. You need to set up shop, tools, materials and supplies, find vendors. You have nothing for graphics so either you hire someone at $50 an hour or figure it out Adobe yourself like I did. Then there's a website, which grows into a bad hair day- I must have thousands of hours in our site from it's inception 15 years ago, and it still needs more. The site is written for customers of such products, and many years of web and sales stats were used to hone in on proper wording, obviously not for techs.
It's quite a ride owning your own business and goes far beyond anything they can teach you in school- not to mention I'll never have to work for anyone again, of course unless I'd enjoy doing it
. I would say at this point I could run any company quite effectively, so the skill sets learned are transferrable.
Originally Posted by Paladin68
On a side note, I have to agree with Giz on something, Joe's site purports some very high end cables but the specs are certainly lacking. Percentage of braid, shielding, size of center conductor, etc. Maybe it is there and I just missed it?
Alumiloy sounds like an aluminum alloy but surely not. I can only recall four or five things about using aluminum in wiring and most of those are bad.
Our cables used to have specs supplied with them, but honestly a huge majority of OUR customers do not read specs, unless they are trying to match up a specific cartridge and cable capacitance on a turntable, in which case they call us for the specs. Another roll of the die is those who do read specs assume they completely understand a cable based on a few numbers- they do not. I wish it were that simple, comparable cable specs as they relate to a real world audio system do not mean comparable results. Plus we have within our industry many copy cats, the guys who you guys use as stereotypes (and put me in the same ranking
). They're not technical, they have no imaginations of their own, they use others. So, the more you disclose to the public, the more you see the same in their marketing, their websites, and claims made to the case in their products. Even though they are inferior, they tell people the same specs. You do this long enough and you learn to balance the marketing and disclosure- it's a catch 22 for sure, but I've got it down to a science