Not bad considering it started out as a thread about support materials.
Indeed. And thus the use of quotation marks Monsieur Everard
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Thanks for all the + 1s and support
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Even the Leader of the Opposition appreciates your polite and measured response!
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I see, but don't get the French salutation, M. Grenouille.
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What about the 0s? Or is this a high jitter thread?
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First, I would like to thank idc for some very interesting posts.
Personally, I think regardless of ones position in the ongoing debate concerning scientific and technical aspects of cables in relation to perceived sound quality, the pricing model adopted by certain companies is hard to justify.
There is no luxury market for cables, only a ludicrous one.
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Beg to differ but there is, much in the same way as there is for watches, cars, holidays, yadder, yadder. If a company pitches itself in the luxury end of the market, irrespective of the product, it has to charge the going rate. Is a Breitling any more accurate than a Sekonda? The way those products are pitched at their target market (in this case audio cables) is more than just the benefits or otherwise of the interconnect.
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Indeed, in your opinion. There's no reason why a Breitling should cost £7500. Presumably it is ludicrous too, no? And if it isn't why not? It's the same tired old diatribe. If a manufacturer wants to pitch itself at that market space, and I had a quick look at the Cardas site which produces pricey wires, and on the pages I saw, they make no claim about being "more accurate". But they do sell their wires at a premium price. Good luck to them. People should be free to make their choices, an in informed manner without being ridiculed for doing so.
Ah, but do the likes of Breitling claim that their watches are more accurate?
Yup. Under the Movement section:
To ensure complete mastery of the quality of its mechanical movements, Breitling built an ultramodern factory on the outskirts of La Chaux-de-Fonds and named Breitling Chronométrie. Moreover, all Breitling's electronic models are equipped with SuperQuartzTM movements that are ten times more accurate than the standard quartz equivalents.
In your opinion, do you think magazine reviews, such as those from WHFSV, provide consumers with adequate information to make an informed decision?
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