Originally Posted by Chu Gai
Does the same line of thinking apply if one spends $7K on "treatment" for a medical condition that has never been proven to do anything and as a result the person's condition worsened sometimes fatally?
I'm sure if your question is referencing my
line of thinking, but if it is, I think Tnilsson answered it as well as I could, and certainly more succinctly.
Originally Posted by Tnilsson
And no, Chu, the same line of thinking does not apply to medical treatments. I have never heard of any expensive cables that make your system sound worse than it would with inexpensive cables, much less increase your chance of dying.
Speaker cables are hardly a life and death situation.
Originally Posted by mbaxter
Originally Posted by Rijax
Couple of thoughts:
1. IMHO, everyone has the right to spend their money as they choose.
2. IMHO, "because I like it," "because I want it," and "because it pleases me" are all perfectly valid reasons for buying anything.
3. IMHO, #2 is valid even if the purchase doesn't actually do what the buyer believes it will do.
Fraud is fraud ... no matter how you try to justify it.
I am at a loss to understand how you could misconstrue my words as an attempt to justify fraud. Fraud is an act committed by the seller. My comments address an action by the purchaser. All they attempt to justify is a person's right to spend their money as they see fit without being told they are an idiot for doing so. My logic being that, if they are pleased, or enjoy, or are happy with their purchase, for any reason whatsoever
, then, in their eyes, the purchase is justified.
Originally Posted by Jake Sm
Their twisted pair construction yields and effected 11 gauge design with virtually no power loss even over long runs. Corrosion proof high conductivty ends (exceeding even gold in those regards) complete the package. Your SVS products simply can not sound better than they will with these wires.
Originally quoted by Rijax:
And kudos to SVS for saying it very well.
I ACTUALLY FEEL THAT THEY ARE PROMOTING THESE HIGHER QUALITY CABLES BY THAT STATEMENT.
WHAT? A B&M audio dealer who doesn't believe in product promotion?
Jake, all that portion of SVS's statement which you quoted does is extol what they consider to be the virtues of their product. Surely you don't claim there is anything unethical or illegal about that, do you? Also, your quote left off the portion of SVS's statement that the poster highlighted in bold print, which said "We often tell folks that are on a tight budget to get good quality 12 or 14 gauge wire for their speakers or passive sub packages, and just enjoy the bass. Those that want to spend more, and show off their system in the process need look no further than the new high-power wires from Better Cables.
" I find that to be a very reasonable, fair, and praiseworthy statement.
Also, nowhere in the SVS statement, as presented in buzzy_'s post, does SVS claim their speaker cables "sound better" than any other speaker cables. They do say "Your SVS products simply can not sound better than they will with these wires.
" They are simply saying that no other speaker cable will sound better than theirs, which in no way contradicts the assertion that, as long as they are properly constructed using proper materials, any speaker cable will suffice.
Is SVS promoting their product? Absolutely. Are they making any false claims? Not in my opinion. YMMV.
Folks, like it or not (and I do not), the law of the land is caveat emptor (let the buyer beware - "the law now requires that goods must be of "merchantable quality". However, this implied warranty can be difficult to enforce, and may not apply to all products. Hence, buyers are still advised to be cautious.
Personally I don't understand why the law of the land isn't "seller beware," but that's just the way it is.