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i can't belive a £17 piece of lo-fi is causing such debate - yeah its better than freebies - it has its place in the market but its nothing special.

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i can't belive a £17 piece of lo-fi is causing such debate - yeah its better than freebies - it has its place in the market but its nothing special.

True but that isn't what the debate, to my eyes, is about.ÿ

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Octopo:

Clare Newsome:

And that, of course, is your prerogative.

But it took me a second of searching to find some Chord Crimson interconnects on eBay for under £15 (including postage), from a 100 percent feedback seller....ÿ

This brings us back to the ebay thing.

Nowhere on the site do I see a recommendation to do this.ÿ

I've just posted one - and I and my colleagues have often discussed second-hand kit on these Forums!

But we can't recommend specific second-hand products to sit in a review sectionÿalongside reviews of new product - we can't predict exactly what'll be on sale second-hand at any one time.ÿ

What we can do is keep as many reviews online as possible (even after they've been discontinued) so that a consumer knows what we thought of the product as its original selling price. Over time, our reviews archive should build up to be a useful resource for people buying second-hand.ÿ

Goodness me, such a palava - I wish the Gotham had lived up to its hype!

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I meant A guide and why it is better, like one of your video tutorials.

I'm sure you'll know, many more thousands of people will read a review on the site than a certain post in a certain thread on the forum.ÿ

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Because you could always argue then that when ever a company lowers its prices for example yamaha just has that those goods should be re reviewed for examplea a 4 star product at say £1500 is then reduced to £1000 at that price it would prob beat most 5star products but you can't expect a new review - its just common sense you get what you pay for

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OK, how about we add a paragraph into the Gotham review? I'll sort that tomorrow - right now, with the 'day job' at risk of running into a second day, i'll sign off.

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matengawhat:
i can't belive a £17 piece of lo-fi is causing such debate - yeah its better than freebies - it has its place in the market but its nothing special.

? Whilst it is easier to get a common consensus on interconnects (less variables than amplifier/speaker connection) most systems in their various forms benefit from some fine tuning, usually with cables. To say a particular cable is not worth trying is more than questionable. One cables shortcomings may be another systems solution to a better balance.

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Clare Newsome:
OK, how about we add a paragraph into the Gotham review? I'll sort that tomorrow - right now, with the 'day job' at risk of running into a second day, i'll sign off.


Now that's what you call good service...
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To say a particular cable is not worth trying is more than questionable.ÿ

Nowhere in the review do we say not to try it.ÿ

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drummerman:
matengawhat:
i can't belive a £17 piece of lo-fi is causing such debate - yeah its better than freebies - it has its place in the market but its nothing special.

? Whilst it is easier to get a common consensus on interconnects (less variables than amplifier/speaker connection) most systems in their various forms benefit from some fine tuning, usually with cables. To say a particular cable is not worth trying is more than questionable. One cables shortcomings may be another systems solution to a better balance.



possibly but at £17 quid i wouldn't expect it to blow me away in any setup - call me old fashioned but if it was any good i would expect to have to pay a premium for it!

ps - i'm a marketers dream - i love the hype
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Clare Newsome:
OK, how about we add a paragraph into the Gotham review? I'll sort that tomorrow - right now, with the 'day job' at risk of running into a second day, i'll sign off.

But if you hold it as such a great alternative to the Gotham in the first place, and can't quote it as reference, simply don't mention it in the first place as a reviewer.ÿ

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And I thought "Elvis is Rubbish" was provocative.


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JohnDuncan:
And I thought "Elvis is Rubbish" was provocative.

But yet still debated till this day? (can I add now, just to be sure, that my own feelings were not expressed during the duration of this comment).

After all it seems, all truth is God's truth.

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 I did try not to join in but what the bell?


So what! if the Gotham only earn 2 stars!??   Would that change anything?  They were review at £17... They are a pair of interconnects cables and they will work between your source and amp!


I had a very interesting conversation with a guy who working in the hifi industry today about cables, basicly if you nod your head along with music you will get a different in sound more than changing interconnects!...


 

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CABLES MAKE NEGLIGIBLE DIFFERENCE!!!!
(runs away)

Nahh just kidding. I brought the Gotham and now i use this cheapo (i think) "THOR CABLE" something or other which i've had for ages as its not as bright. To be honest its so cheap have a bash and if you dont like it you've not exactly lost the world.