Originally Posted by Dr_Mark
I am sure enough to have put $30k of my own money on the line. As for no one has succeeded. I think Krell, emotiva and a lot of other companies that sell based on the wiring, connectors, power suppliers, etc., inside have. Otherwise, why are you buying this stuff? Just hit home depot and buy lamp cord.
Are you a friend of Noel Lee?
Your investment of $30k is strictly a matter of choice. This is supposed to be a free country (and all that stuff) so as far as I'm concerned if it pleases you you should not have to justify it to others by claiming to possess "golden ears".
Please explain what you mean when you mention "Krell, emotiva"...... etc. in a discussion about your ability to tell the difference between various speaker cables. "Krell, emotiva"...... etc. have not taken any of these challenges because they're not egotistical enough to risk the certain embarassment of losing.
Or are you merely dropping names?
As far as why I buy the equipment that I do, suffice it to say that voodoo, snake oil, phony marketing claims, the placebo effect, the "experimenter expectancy effect", or any other psychoacoustic mumbo-jumbo have no bearing on my choices.
If you can't show me the real science, measure it, or pick it out reliably in an ABX test it's BS
BTW - I'd use lamp cord if I could be sure that it wouldn't begin to corrode after some time. Home Depot wire is notorious for this. But there are plenty of brands of wire out there (Monoprice, Belden, Canare to name a few) that are of high quality, affordable, and do not insult the intelligence of the consumer by making false claims and charging exhorbitant prices.