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Re: Ha! Gotham GAC-1 review........

But if you have some, and you're happy with them then it's cool.

I listened to critics of branded cable and bought some 6mm copper cable, properly terminated, and I'm disappointed, and I have been ever since I got them. Not a patch on my QED SA XT, which I gather is poor according to some forum members. I personally think it's excellent.

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Consideration also has to be paid to the equipment the cables are connected to. As noted many times, the resultant sound from any system can not be predicted by reading specification sheets. Whilst some may not see an improvement, others most definately will. I include myself in the latter. Those flappy things on the side of your head also play a crucial role in judging preformance. Whilst the review may seem harsh to some, it was exactly that which prompted me to look beyond my Gothams. Let me clarify that I do not take reviewers words as gospel. Always looking to screw the most out of my modest system without having to spend money I dont have, I read and ingested comments made in the review and on this forum. The decision was made to take a gamble so off to ebay I went. I found some Merlin Chopin Classics at about half price from the manufacturers which from further investigation looked like they would do the job. Like I have said  previously, I do not have the option of trying things on spec. My local dealer does not offer this facility so I 'pays me money and takes me chances'.


I will say that upgrading from Gothams to the Merlins has been a revelation and some of the best money I have spent. I have ordered another cable from Merlin to connect my headphone amp.

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Re: Ha! Gotham GAC-1 review........
professorhat:
But you still haven't explained how or why you believe it's unfair. Unless you're being very cryptic about it and I've missed it?



Unless he is Mr Gotham!
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Ha! Do you think if I was Mr. Gotham I would be talking about "harsh treble", "they are no match for my ........", "the comments on his ebay page are ludicrous", "I will continue to recommend these cables to a beginner on a budget".

No, I'm not Mr. Gotham I'm just sticking up for a man doing a good service to the hifi world in an area not covered by the big boys because of margins. I have been recommending him for a long time so I therefore feel the need to stick by my word and not let him be walked over.ÿ

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Re: Ha! Gotham GAC-1 review........

Now the Gotham sub from JL audio, that's a product!

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Firstly let me say I had read all this stuff here which made me actually purchase a pair of these Gotham cables to see who was right and who was wrong. We all agree that they cost very little but from there on in we are poles apart.

I can tell you the WHF review is far off the mark. I have a very H/End system that reveals any failings of cables and these are not bad at all

 

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MrMusic:

Firstly let me say I had read all this stuff here which made me actually purchase a pair of these Gotham cables to see who was right and who was wrong. We all agree that they cost very little but from there on in we are poles apart.


I can tell you the WHF review is far off the mark. I have a very H/End system that reveals any failings of cables and these are not bad at all


 



What have you tested them against and what is your system?

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Re: Ha! Gotham GAC-1 review........

This is crying out for some kind of hilarious reply but, having had one, i still dont really care about the whole thing...


 Quick, play me off johnny!

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JoelSim:

MrMusic:

Firstly let me say I had read all this stuff here which made me actually purchase a pair of these Gotham cables to see who was right and who was wrong. We all agree that they cost very little but from there on in we are poles apart.


I can tell you the WHF review is far off the mark. I have a very H/End system that reveals any failings of cables and these are not bad at all


 



What have you tested them against and what is your system?



First post and straight on to a discussion 6 months previous - very strange.
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Re: Ha! Gotham GAC-1 review........

At least it proves the forum search is working better these days...Smile

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Gerrardasnails:

JoelSim:

MrMusic:

Firstly let me say I had read all this stuff here which made me actually purchase a pair of these Gotham cables to see who was right and who was wrong. We all agree that they cost very little but from there on in we are poles apart.


I can tell you the WHF review is far off the mark. I have a very H/End system that reveals any failings of cables and these are not bad at all


 



What have you tested them against and what is your system?


First post and straight on to a discussion 6 months previous - very strange.


Does he work for The Penguin do you think?

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It's opinion based - why shouldn't the guy like them? If it floats his boat, then great. Personally, I wouldn't go near them. Maybe once when I was looking at buying the Cambridge Atlantic, or Pacific (whichever one was the £9.99 one) but when I typically hook up a £60 interconnect, the backwards step is not a good one for me, i/cs included.

Mind you, if that's Mr. Gotham speaking, cheeky!

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I have to admit that I shed a tear Crying when I thought this thread had died but its great to see it back......Stick out tongue

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JoelSim:

Gerrardasnails:

JoelSim:

MrMusic:

Firstly let me say I had read all this stuff here which made me actually purchase a pair of these Gotham cables to see who was right and who was wrong. We all agree that they cost very little but from there on in we are poles apart.


I can tell you the WHF review is far off the mark. I have a very H/End system that reveals any failings of cables and these are not bad at all


 



What have you tested them against and what is your system?


First post and straight on to a discussion 6 months previous - very strange.


Does he work for The Penguin do you think?



Now now, Mr. Sim! that wasn't called for. . . ?

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