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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2019, 04:49:57 pm »
It disappoints me that comments are disabled  :-DD

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2019, 09:58:18 pm »
I see they shun comments and ratings.

I was looking at their videos and comparing the ratings and views as the CopperConn video had the ratings turned on

They turned the ratings off to start with on their first couple of videos and maybe forgot to turn them off for a while up until 2015.

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2019, 10:55:41 am »
From my local audio store:
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2019, 11:22:50 am »
Richer Sounds?

When I used to buy HiFi kit in there years ago we'd take up three hours to buy a cheap amp and then scam them out of some free cable  :-DD
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2019, 11:27:43 am »
Really curious if do a blind test on these goons with aluminium cable vs the full copper one.

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2019, 11:32:08 am »
£16.50 for 50M of cable is a pretty good deal, I'd buy that and just ignore the audiophool bollocks
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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2019, 04:29:14 pm »
£16.50 for 50M of cable is a pretty good deal, I'd buy that and just ignore the audiophool bollocks

I don't see polarity marking on it (unless it's on the other side). Anyway, before buying I'd check gauge.

Rumors say there are Chinese cables made of non-copper metal, but coated with thin copper layer. I'd stay away from them.
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2019, 05:12:25 pm »
That whole hi-end audio is a lost battle. No matter what you buy as equipment it is never going to be as good as the real thing.

Real audio purists just hire the artist to play live for them, preferably renting places like Sydney opera hall as a venue, but not before flooding the place with using imported air from the Swiss Alps. Oh, and don't forget to clean your ears using hand picked cotton wound around a mahogany stick dipped in Fijian spring water.
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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2019, 07:12:39 pm »
AKDL1

It's the classic - I've not seen anyone top it - it's the only such thing (obvious audiophoolery) I've seen by a "real" brand name (Denon), so I suppose it was more trolling than anything else. It has hundreds of positive and amazing (as in completely over-the-top) reviews on Amazon, including at least one by a former starship officer. It was a bargain for audiophool cables at only $500.

It's interesting that the first google hit is a "Bulk Power Cord Wire" manufacturer - at least someone knows how to do SEO "right."

Unfortunately, the infamous Amazon page for it is gone (it came out over 10 years ago), but surely all those reviews are saved in archive.org or somewhere on the web.
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2019, 09:16:35 pm »
Seems to me like the audiophool subculture would be a good candidate for some research to be done on them and it.

There is A LOT OF research being done in that area. Shuntayo is one of those researchers :) They are reserching ways to rob people thousands of dollars and have the victim thank them and shake their hands afterwards. If that's not cutting edge research and skill, then I don't know what is  :-//
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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2019, 04:32:41 pm »


Just the thing for my Mono Pole Subminiture Flux Capacitor.
However, It's taken me nearly thirty years and my entire family fortune.
So £2,000 is totally out of the question.
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2019, 03:08:22 am »
AKDL1
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Unfortunately, the infamous Amazon page for it is gone (it came out over 10 years ago), but surely all those reviews are saved in archive.org or somewhere on the web.
Here we go, saved on the UK site. Fortunately, most commenters just went along with the game and make HUGELY over-the-top descriptions of this cable:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Discontinued-Manufacturer-Blue/dp/B000I1X6PM
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2019, 03:50:40 am »
I didn't think expensive cables are worth it until I bought my first VNA.
Those cable crafters can do something good to the society by applying their handcraft technique and patience on making high end RF cables.
It's a shame that good workmanship is poured to unnecessary marketing snake oil things.
 

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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2019, 03:26:17 pm »
I didn't think expensive cables are worth it until I bought my first VNA.
Those cable crafters can do something good to the society by applying their handcraft technique and patience on making high end RF cables.
It's a shame that good workmanship is poured to unnecessary marketing snake oil things.
There is no craftmanship in that crap. Most of those are worse than good non BS cable, at least from mechanical perspective. And many of them are worse than decent cheap cable.
 
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Re: Audiophool: £2,000.00 BNC cable
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2019, 06:33:30 pm »
Rumors say there are Chinese cables made of non-copper metal, but coated with thin copper layer. I'd stay away from them.

That's not rumor. I accidentally bought some of that crap. It copper clad aluminium. There is just enough copper to give it some colour and for the solder to stick to, but only once. It's uncanny. The wire once tinned will no longer be solderable.
I still have some of it and use it for non critical stuff.

But you know what the funny part is? I bought it as audio cable. :-DD
 


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