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Thread: Posh mains cables out, music in.

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    Join Date: Aug 2012

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    I'm Steve.

    Thumbs up Posh mains cables out, music in.

    In a fit of pique I recently swapped out some posh mains cables I had acquired over the years including Chord Company and Isotek. I put the supplied kettle leads back in and couldn't hear a blind bit of difference. I flogged them and pre-ordered a couple of vinyl box sets. Result. To be honest I was happier when the mains cables were hard wired into the various components. Surely less mechanical connections has to be better? Not missing the cables which cost me a bloody fortune and hidden away behind my kit in the least. Cables out, music In!
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    Hard wired cables the logical choice. How could multiple connections ever beat fewer?
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    I agree 100%
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    But,but,
    IEC type cables are easier to unhook and clean if (for example) your wife had a small yipping shit machine/puppy
    with a fondness for bowel evacuation near your precious gear.....

    To pick an scenario entirely at random etc...

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    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    My Local hifi emporium was always trying to fob me off with super extra special thick heavy wondrous stupendously sonically superior mains cables and the like. Thankfully after our last run in I doubt I'll ever have that problem again!
    Steve

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    I have thick mains cable. It's marked British Rail and three inches thick. And that's only single core, so I need to run three for each item. It's a bugger to fit a plug to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote23 View Post
    My Local hifi emporium was always trying to fob me off with super extra special thick heavy wondrous stupendously sonically superior mains cables and the like. Thankfully after our last run in I doubt I'll ever have that problem again!
    Go on....
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Go on....
    Placed order for TT RCM Cart etc ...paid up front.....was still waiting 9 months or so later for order to be fulfilled. To cut a long and torturous story short I was lucky to have paid by credit card so I ended up getting them to sort it out under section 75.
    Steve

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    9 months! Even if they were building the TT to order it wouldn't take that long.

    You wonder how these places stay in business.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    9 months! Even if they were building the TT to order it wouldn't take that long.

    You wonder how these places stay in business.
    It was a Michell Gyro....and believe me I was in constant contact with Michell throughout the whole debacle so I knew exactly who was up to what lol. Suffice to say my choices for local HiFi are now rather limited.
    Steve

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