so all the reviews are basically lies http://www.whathifi.com/reviews/accessories/mains-products ?
Hi Fi - Cyrus Stream XP, Cyrus Pre DAC QX, 2 Cyrus X Power in mono with PSX-r
AV - Arcam AVR 400 ARCAM BDP 300, Apple TV , Rel T2
Speakers - Kef R300, Kef R100, KEF R200c
Wires - Chord Signature digital interconects, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray Analouge interconects, Russ Anderws Power Max Plus Mains Leads
Home Office- Cyrus Streamline , Chord Signature Speaker Cable, PMC Twenty21
All half decent manufaturers ship their products with premium cables. HDMI, mains and signal cables are top quality 'freebies' as well as the recommended cables to be recommended by good speaker manufacturers. So no need to buy 'better'.
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so I guess Naim dont know anything about Hifi if they think their mains cable does all this....
"With the launch of Naim's first custom designed and manufactured mains cable system, the most fundamental of all audio hardware items has hit centre stage. The Power-Line consists of a mains outlet plug, a mains cable and a mains IEC inlet plug, Each element incorporates features never before seen in an audio mains cable, and, like Naim's Hi-Line interconnect cable, the Power-Line represents a genuine advance in high-end audio engineering.
The unique design of the Power-Line is the result of hundreds of hours of experimentation, research and listening aimed at identifying and optimising the critical elements of audio mains power cables."
Naim sales manager "How come we don't sell our own expensive mains cable - our customers would trust us if we said it made a difference and we could make a fortune as they cost virtually nothing to produce" .Naim head of engineering "because they are little better than a placebo and the ones we already ship are perfectly fine". Naim sales manager "If you want a bonus this year, you had better build one"..............
The WHF reviewers also claim that USB cables sound different to each other.
I once asked the WHF reviewers if they would be willing to back up their claims by taking part in a blind test to see if they could really hear any differences. They refused.
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Naim power line £450. No comment
Not "lies" but reviewers can be as deluded as anybody else. There is a psychology of "buy in" and once you have taken that step there is an inbuilt propensity to continue to believe.
PS And as another poster has mentioned why no blind test? It would be really easy to do with mains cables.
Unless they used blind testing I would take them with a pinch of salt.
Probably a bit more than £10 for the components and production costs, I would have thought there were some R&D costs to cover as well. But there is no getting away from £450 is a load of cash for a mains cable upgrade.
One of the things with Manufacturing is if you sell very little of something the cost of producing it is much higher which probably has something to do with the high price.
To be fair, there was no actual refusal, just a lack of response (in the same way many people / organisations don't respond to things that they consider aren't worth responding to).
As I made it clear towards the end of the thread, if you'd actually made some practical effort towards getting this "HIFI MYTH BUSTER EVENT" off the ground by inviting people from all over the industry, sharing plans about where the event could be held and who you'd contacted for that, how you were going to ensure neutrality for both sides etc, it may have seemed a bit more credible and worthy of response.
Instead, you wrote a few posts on a forum, and in those posts, you made it clear that without WHF partaking it wouldn't go ahead, and you slipped you were fully expecting the outcome to be one where they failed. Do you really think therefore this is a suggestion they were going to take seriously and make time for out of their very busy schedule of actually reviewing products and getting a magazine sold?
Of course, it could be read that you were purposefully targetting the magazine to do something you knew they wouldn't respond to, in order to support certain arguments against them, and you actually had no intention of organising such an event. I'm sure that wasn't your intention of course, but it's an interpretation some might take.
Phew! Thought it might be a ripoff
I have just conducted a blind test. I closed my eyes then opened them and I could see everything around me so I have concluded that i'm not blind.
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