Chebby and others of a similar disposition,
People will come on here and decry sighted testing of digital cables because WHF continues to praise one cable over another without having the time, facilities, people or bottle to ABX test them.
You seem to be having a little problem now with AVI ADM 9T product linking to this digital cable lark.
I have a pair of AVI ADM 9T actives and they are the finest thing I have ever purchased in the hifi arena. But I do NOT discount the effect of different cables, sources, platforms etc., etc., which is probably why I am driving the speakers with a £45 Samsung dvd player over a massive and expensive Denon. This is because the Samsung sounds better to me, much better in fact. When I have learnt more about my wonderful speakers and their interaction with the room they are in I shall also try out different digital cables to see if they make a difference. If I find a difference then I shall keep the changes, to not do so would be bizarre.
My search for that ultimate high would be hugely supported if magazines did ABX testing because then I could risk spending more money out on experimentation. But they don't, so I won't waste my money on something that may only be praised because of its cost or because if there really is NO demonstrable difference then the future of the magazines could be put in jeopardy. I suspect there is no market for a magazine that just lists product and then just reminds us that there is no benefit in investing in a £300 cable over a £2 one
I shall continue to experiment to get the very best out of my speakers because if anything is going to reveal differences and preferences then these babies definately will.
One can not argue against whoever wondered why you get involved in threads that you seem to despise and decry; you are happy with your beliefs in your purchases. So why go bursting a blood vessel?
If you want to spend your money on a £3 cable or a £3000 one, then that's your prerogative. I imagine Ashley will be trying to contain himself with the thought that his already revealing and detailed speakers apparently need yet more detail extracting thanks to a bit of wire. It's a free country, but you'd be better off spending the time and investment thereof getting better and more revealing recordings than the bit of wire that connects your source to your speakers.
Merry Christmas when it comes.
I'd probably be thinking about spending the money first on a dedicated air supply / purifier to get the density just right....
Oh Steve you are a wag, in the old sense of the word not footballers humanoid hand baggage. I bet you must turn down countless offers to write one liners for all our leading comics and satirical publications. Oh my aching cheeks and sides.
Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40 or Marantz CD50SE (modded] - AVI ADM 40
also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system] and Grado SR80i
So you think I wasn't being serious?
You do a better line in sarcasm than I could ever manage
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
How very nice of you to say so. One just can't avoid it with the content of some posts, excepting you here by the way.
"Better and more revealing recordings" is a whole new ball game that no doubt has its own absolutest town criers.
Pop over to the Steve Hoffman site, or check out the Loudness Wars via Google and take it from there. Any number of great mastering engineers, aside from Hoffman himself, see also Barry Diament, Joe Gastwirt, Bernie Grundman, Vic Anesini and many others, wholly distance themselves from some of the crud that passes itself off as a credible CD release today.
Limited to hell, EQ'd to death; no, this isn't about absolutism, it's about clear differences based on good practice and not some miniscule difference between different wires that give minimal returns.
Onkyo TX-8050 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 / Marantz SA7001-KI / Apple TV 3 / Sony PS3 320Gb / Denon DVD-3930
you'd be better off spending the time and investment thereof getting better and more revealing recordings than the bit of wire that connects your source to your speakers.
Here's a thread that may be of interest to you if you're looking for some good quality recordings.
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CA StreamMagic 6 | CA 751BD | CA 651A | PMC DB1i
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Cheers JD I'd missed those. I'll be listening to a lot of spotify this week working my way throught that little lot.
These two look like particularly good ones.
Honest answer, YES
To those who poor scorn on this can you actually afford to buy one? as it seems to be the anti brigade are fuelled by lack of ability to buy one or their systems are just very low level.
I am a high end system owner taken 35 years to get to my system as it is now and the biggest improvements per £ came from cables such as Chord Indigo....
Hi Dave, welcome to the forum, careful how you go about opening cans of worms that have been opened many times before...and yes, I can afford to buy one.
Not at all elitist, arrogant or misinformed!
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
By the way, welcome to the forum. Just curb the perhaps-unintended pretentious c**kiness, less of the generalisations about what other forum members can and can't afford, and I'm sure you'll fit in fine. I for one would love to see your system. Get some pictures up.
Main gear: Mac Mini > HRT Streamer II+ > Marantz PM66 KI > Mission 794
Also cluttering-up the place:
Thorens TD160 no cartridge; Marantz CD63 mkII KI; Technics SL-P777; Cyrus 2 + PSX; Cyrus Tuner; Nakamichi DR-1
I think that deserves an 'Enfield' award.
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
I don't know what the opposite of "welcome" is, but its is what I say to you.
You are an idiot, and a rude one.
Formerly known as al7478...
HC: Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Humax Foxsat-HDR
Music: Optical out from Asus P7H55-M Motherboard into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers.
"Music will provide the light you cannot resist"
I know the opposite, but it won't get past the filter.
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
You're right, it didn't.
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