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    The Price i payed for these is fair for this Aiwa A30 and R30

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AIWA-A30-...rdt=true&rt=nc
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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    Here's another out of this world bargain https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDIO-ACO....c100008.m2219
    Hand-Crafted from start to finish, Jaw dropping! Performance simply begs belief at what cable can do.Be totally blown away and bring a smile to your face for years to come as understanding grows you will be amazed! And never look at wire the same way again.
    I am sure someone may have a smile on their face at some point !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    Hand-Crafted from start to finish, Jaw dropping! Performance simply begs belief at what cable can do.Be totally blown away and bring a smile to your face for years to come as understanding grows you will be amazed! And never look at wire the same way again.
    I am sure someone may have a smile on their face at some point !!
    It's fookin power cable for gods sake, any one who would pay that needs locking up......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    It's fookin power cable for gods sake, any one who would pay that needs locking up......
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    Was it dunked in a big bath of snake oil 1st????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    Hand-Crafted from start to finish, Jaw dropping! Performance simply begs belief at what cable can do.Be totally blown away and bring a smile to your face for years to come as understanding grows you will be amazed! And never look at wire the same way again.
    I am sure someone may have a smile on their face at some point !!
    To be fair there's a lot more goes into making these than meets the eye. When I went to shrink wrap college, I only got 2 years into the six year course and had to drop out as it was too gruelling. And that isn't just any old clingfilm either, it's Saran wrap!

    Let themselves down by miss spelling "cord" though, makes it all look a bit iffy.
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    Jeez - they look awful (Saran wrap or not)!

    Are they worth the money? Well a lot of work goes into them, and the conductors are claimed to be 7N silver. Most commercially available silver wire is only 3N (or 4N at best), so refining it to 7N purity will be expensive. Cold welding the conductors to the connectors make sense, but to do the job properly you have to have the correctly sized crimping tools, otherwise the crimp will not be reliable and will fail with time. Platinum plating the connecting surfaces make sense from a cosmetic point of view, but is of doubtful advantage electrically.

    What is this obsession with the mechanical damping of cables? All cables are soft, flexible and compliant, not stiff and rigid; so how are these vibrations transmitted?

    But as I said they look awful and I wouldn't pay £15 for one, let alone £15,000, no matter how good they sound. Are those testimonials genuine?
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    Nice looking Quad 306 power amplifier. Listing ends later today and the bidding is up to £156 so far. Good sounding amps!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quad-306-...53.m1438.l2649
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