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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:49 pm    Post subject: Snake oil Reply with quote

Another pile of bullshit, this time from AudioQuest
http://www.audioquest.com/ethernet/diamond
Cat 7 Ethernet cables for digital audio that have, among other things, directionality. As an electronic engineer and network engineer I would just like to say why would anyone fall for this crap?
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DIRECTIONALITY: All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.
But it's NOT an audio cable, it's a digital network cable.

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SOLID 100% PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER (PSS) CONDUCTORS: Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion
There is no clarity and dynamic contrast in a bit stream.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Stupid ipad, now feel the full force of my wit and hilarity!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That pic doesn't work for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be a case of "I they're stupid enough to buy it, then I'll be stupid enough to make it" Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This reminds me of why Wat Hi Fi? is my new fave Tumblr. e.g.,

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"The company that introduced the $1,200 Walkman at CES last month is now preparing to release its perfect companion: a 64GB microSD card engineered for better sound quality."

Sony’s new $155 64GB "audiophile-grade" SD card.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PREEEEEMIUMS SONDZ
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
PREEEEEMIUMS SONDZ
My opinion of Sony just dropped even lower.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lolz at the EEVblog rant.

If you're going to make an audiophile gizmo, why on earth would you use Android OS. Android's audio quality sucks.
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