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Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:06:44 pm »
Total absurd, but peppered with all the right buzz words/phrases; reference, timing imbalance, asymmetric, balance the polarities (which?), symbiosis, transfer, proprietary. Sheesh.

https://www.viking-acoustics.com/audio-accessories

Who buys this cr@p?
 
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 03:38:50 pm »
 Total fail! After all that work, they go right ahead and bundle the two cables together! Think of the crosstalk and distortion from those two wires running in parallel! Think of the added capacitance! Least they could do would be to twist them.  :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD

 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 03:46:15 pm »
 :palm: I've been to audiophile store locally, even they would never carry this crap BS.  At least they are sensible about strict quality of products, not this 10x overpriced, under gauged for the cost for not even pure silver cables, they are half copper, while the insulator material is BS for an 8 ohm load system and the connectors are only plated + those worthless wooden blocks.  Yet, people still buy it.

2600$ + 240$ for 1/2 silver plated ends for a 3 meter pair, 1 conductor copper?  For an AC signal?  My ass that one polarity should be made of silver and the other polarity should be made of copper.  And doing this improves the sound quality...

Note I do have 100% pure silver cables, 3 meter with separate conductor pairs, for the tweeter and woofer, silver connector ends & I paid only 300$.  These guys must be making a profit killing on 2840$ for 1/4 the silver of what I got only paying 300$.  If I went for 4 pairs of equivalent high quality copper + ends properly done would have been around 75$.  Home made, around 25$.
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 03:54:00 pm »
Those laser cut triangles look horribly cheap. It looks like every other laser cutter project.
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 07:09:48 pm »
Total absurd, but peppered with all the right buzz words/phrases; reference, timing imbalance, asymmetric, balance the polarities (which?), symbiosis, transfer, proprietary. Sheesh.

https://www.viking-acoustics.com/audio-accessories

Who buys this cr@p?
I got BS all over me, should have worn boots.   :-DD :-DD 

Seriously though  :wtf:       Audiophools  :palm: :palm:
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 11:10:53 am »
US $320,000 per pair of speakers. I guess they don't sell too many. Just 1.25 kg of cocaine from Mexico sold on the streets of Australia could buy a pair. Or seven illegal cash transfers out of China via the notorious HSBC bank could pay for it. Yep, maybe there is a market...

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 11:36:35 am »
i dont find any soothing to the music they linked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOuCiCR7rEc&feature=youtu.be, maybe its just my Altec Lansing speakers playing the sound here are crap or i just dont get the art, but i'd rather listening to Acon or Enigma music. anybody buying the cable deserve extinction imho.
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 02:26:39 pm »
It is one thing to sell those cables to people with too much money because they look nice, but the real problem is that the sellers say they sound better.
HiFi Voodoo in its purest form.  :-DD
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 02:27:49 pm »
Bollocks!

What a failure, they say that the cotton is unbleached, but seems it's not organic. I wonder what they fed their poor sheeps.

I wonder, what fertilizer do they use for their cotton? Is it transgenic free??  :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 05:36:31 pm »
 There you go, let's start a business. Almost the exact same cable, except we'll be sure to use 100% certifiable organic cotton. And trapezoids instead of triangles for better sound isolation.

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 05:44:47 pm »
There you go, let's start a business. Almost the exact same cable, except we'll be sure to use 100% certifiable organic cotton. And trapezoids instead of triangles for better sound isolation.

 :-DD :-DD
Instead, let's reverse the copper and silver conductor on the +&- sides of the cable, charge double & point out that we discovered that the other guys made a mistake in their testing.  Our reversed speaker cable actually doubles the sound quality features of theirs and we patent the reverse order the copper/silver conductors.

Basically we buy their cables and sell them for double with instructions to wire the + and - in reverse on both sides, the amp and speaker for double the sound performance....  :-DD
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 05:47:38 pm »
I bet the guy is going to wonder what the hell is going on when he looks at his weekly google internet stats report, showing a huge increase in page views but no biz to show for it...   :-DD
 
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 04:32:19 am »
Instead, let's reverse the copper and silver conductor on the +&- sides of the cable, charge double & point out that we discovered that the other guys made a mistake in their testing.  Our reversed speaker cable actually doubles the sound quality features of theirs and we patent the reverse order the copper/silver conductors.

Basically we buy their cables and sell them for double with instructions to wire the + and - in reverse on both sides, the amp and speaker for double the sound performance....  :-DD

Would be hilarious of the patent is actually granted. I'm not holding my breath, though...
 
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 04:34:23 am »
Those laser cut triangles look horribly cheap. It looks like every other laser cutter project.

You mean the "tonewood" ?

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 06:42:18 am »
Those laser cut triangles look horribly cheap. It looks like every other laser cutter project.

You mean the "tonewood" ?

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 07:05:02 am »
I can only imagine the next business. Some kind of air purifier for wireless sound systems?  :-DD :-DD :-DD

(PS. If someone here patents it, I want my cut!)
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2018, 01:53:29 pm »
Or fuses with polarity markings...
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 12:29:16 pm »
Or fuses with polarity markings...
I've seen "balanced" cables used with RCA connectors. Yes, I mean "balanced" like two wires connecting the center pins. Of course together with directional markings.



 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 01:14:06 pm »
I've seen "balanced" cables used with RCA connectors. Yes, I mean "balanced" like two wires connecting the center pins. Of course together with directional markings.

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2018, 08:54:56 pm »
Quote from: borjam
I've seen "balanced" cables used with RCA connectors. Yes, I mean "balanced" like two wires connecting the center pins. Of course together with directional markings.

But how else do you expect people with a stereo component system with only normal RCA sockets to be able to achieve foamy enhanced dynamic clarity and holographic 3d bass with their systems?
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2018, 12:30:42 am »
You know what they say, "A fool and his money are soon parted".
 

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2018, 05:02:37 pm »
The sad part about this is that people apparently actually buy these! And the fact that people make money of these!

I mean seriously, what has happened to this world? Where people forget all logic and everything they have learned in school, and end up buying this stuff?

The interesting part would be if someone had access to sales statistics and similar of these companies. Anyone?

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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2018, 06:55:27 am »
Because they learned nothing in school, you got it!

Well now in USA they have to spend hours learnig learn duck and cover again.
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Re: Another laughable "high-end" audio product
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2018, 12:05:20 pm »
The sad part about this is that people apparently actually buy these! And the fact that people make money of these!

I mean seriously, what has happened to this world? Where people forget all logic and everything they have learned in school, and end up buying this stuff?

The interesting part would be if someone had access to sales statistics and similar of these companies. Anyone?

Leo

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