1.25m mains cable - £8795
0.6m interconnect - £11500
1m pair speaker cable - £14995
1.25m digital cable - £7995
Michell / Icon Audio / Kudos
Expensive, yes. But why shouldn't the hifi industry cater for every body. Not every body has that kind of money, I unfortunately I am one of those. But there are people out there that do.
There are people who will spend millions on classic cars or works of art it's their choice and good luck to them. A lot of extremely extensive items have very little intrinsic value, I guess it's the same in the hifi industry.
I would be ok with those prices if there was some justification in terms of the raw materials and the labour required but no matter how rich I was I would object to paying so much for what is ultimately a bit of copper.
I would like to hear the difference that they might make in an appropriately expensive system......hard to see how they would be VFM though. :shifty:
I preferred the cheaper Atlas Mavros to the very expensive Asimi (Silver) when I heard them both demoed.
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A ludicrous amount of money to make your system sound awful. It's the hifi industry through and through.
You'll find a happy home for products like this on the Hoffman forum, plenty of folk there who'll defend products like this. Someone only recently voiced a supposedly reasoned defence for a $1000 USB to go into a DAC. The reasoning was a tad priceless...
I'm not annoyed by the company for charging those prices, because if people are stupid enough to waste their money on them, then the company should be more than willing to take that money from them.
But I am annoyed that people choose to spend excessive money on goods that provide little or no extra quality.
I can honestly say that if like these people, I had more money than I needed or could spend on improving my life, then I would give it away to people who have nothing at all.
There's nothing wrong with having money, but there's everything wrong with wasting it.
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Absolutely ridiculous, .......... who ever buys a 1m pair of speaker cables?? :grin:
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Tear Drop wrote:A ludicrous amount of money to make your system sound awful.
Why would they make your system sound any worse than any other cable?
Tear Drop wrote:A ludicrous amount of money to make your system sound awful.Why would they make your system sound any worse than any other cable?
In order to sound different ('better') they may well have some strange electrical characteristics which in fact distort the signal compared to generic copper cables.
Peckham spring water
This thread again?
Although I would be interested in listening to the demonstrations they do showing off the whole range and the differences that can be heard with each change. Unfortunately (fortunately?) I do not believe these involved blind testing.
mikefarrow wrote:1.25m mains cable - £87950.6m interconnect - £115001m pair speaker cable - £149951.25m digital cable - £7995 opinions.....
Should be as good as cheap or free ones. They won't actually sound better, but hey.....
thanks all for replies/input. any further comments on ;-
russ andrews silver superkord signature - sd mk 2 :-
24 silver conductors (not cheaper silver plaited copper) plus sawyer disks (mains filters) attached to cable.£3156 per m.
not cheap, but a combination of a mains cable plus a mains filter in one product hence could be classed as a component in its own right.
nordost odin mains cable:-
silver plaited copper (only) no filters (correct me if i'm wrong) £8795 per 1.25m for basically a cable with a plug on either end.
(and no i dont work for russ andrews)