Alan Shaw is playing a slightly dangerous game by 'pimping' his speakers with expensive cables whilst - at the same time - telling his customers that they make no difference and it was just done for 'marketing reasons'. Would have been better to leave the cables alone and select some fancy 'special edition'' veneers instead.
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I don't think he had a choice:
The HUG moderator on the thread linked above goes on to say that some market distributors mandate the use of 'fancy' wiring in their production runs. As a manufacturer, seems to me it would be foollish not to ceed to such a request regardless of your personal views.
I suppose he could have chosen not to sell products in those particular markets at all...
Well, as it happens, a new set of gloss veneers are available too.
Not sure I understand your last comment pauln. I suppose he could also have cut off his nose to spite his face?
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Just that he could have said 'No - I won't compromise my beliefs' and consequently lost that section of the market.
However, as he's a businessman, he didn't do that, he gave the customers what they wanted but at the same time was completely honest about the worthlessness of the fancy internal wiring.
Just thought I`d throw this one into the mix !!
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That is just wonderful! I especially liked "The difference you hear between solders ..."
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