Can you repeat that in English with punctuation? Right now it sounds like you don't like your cables, and you don't have any money to buy new ones.
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After reading geleary123’s post the 4th time, I realized he got me!!
He made me read his post 4 times!
Somewhere in there, is a question about cables. Expensive cables are what you buy when you’ve treated yourself to everything else, so you might as well spend a wad of cash there, too. I’m not knocking it; it’s their cash not mine. But the incessant bragging about it as if wasting all that cash is a life-trophy, is unnerving.
I believe Spell* + Grammar Checker for English, both to be available on the Net, wherever one lives. *That's what all those little, red squiggles, you must have jumping off the page are about, geleary123.
Perhaps, in some parts of the world; it's harder to get one's EARS checked?
"...so who makes great cables & NO i Don't want Garden Hoses behind my audio rack that don't bend or are so heavy they have to tired up in order not pull down & fall out..."
Funny, you should mention that!
Synergistic Research makes GREAT cables and a couple of mine are iterations of their Power Masters, which ARE (pretty much) the size of garden hose (which ISN'T a proper name, btw) and stiff as a wedding di..., well: you get the drift!
I don't own any high-dollar outlets, NOT that I don't believe they'd make a further improvement, but DID get the best Hospital Safety Grade outlets that I could afford, because they're installed (fed by two runs of 10/2 Romex) twisted around one another), pretty high up on the wall.
I didn't want those lovely sounding, heavy and stiff, suckers stressing the outlets, which I knew wouldn't let go and causing any problems. SO: found a piece of 1/8" (3.175 mm) aluminum sheet and cut a piece to the same width of the outlet, by about 8" (20.32 cm) long. Then: put a 90 degree bend down at the back and a 45 degree bend, up and back (front), on a sheet metal brake. Screwed it to the wall; as support for those babies.
There's 2", wedged, acoustic foam behind my system and to keep my larger cables, such as the afore mentioned and my Tesla Apex pair, from pulling out of to whatever they're attached; I made hooks out of wire coat hangers* and they work GREAT, stuck in the foam.
*OH CRAP, mommy, my bad! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOILKHmZBwc)
YOU TOUCH'A MY CABLES: I BREAK'A YOU ARMS!
ders dem squiggles again, dam it
To clarify, "... cut a piece to the same width of the outlet..." should have been, "...cut a piece, the same width as the double duplex cover plate...".
AND: the parenthesis after Romex: should have been a comma, since the Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation Police are patrolling this thread (yeah, yeah: I'm guilty, as well).
Undoubtedly: there's more (it's hard to be perfect, ALL the time).
I should (probably) hire someone to proof-read, whenever I'm at a keyboard!
Is typing SUPPOSED to be this exhausting?
I enjoy all the feed back glad my b ad spelling aka grammar could bring a laugh to the table yes my hearing is not so goon 3Years in the USMC 2 combat tours Marine Corps Navy Medal & Now as per the VA a classified mission soon to be Declassified will get me the Bronze Star Sgt ge leary USMC Thank you
hey i just watched that you tube video i guessing you guys are married to some one like in that video wow any way if any one want s to give me good advise on audio gear & try to over look my Evelyn wood speed typing i will say thanks bot you two book Ends you know who you are a funny to each other i see enjoy
@geleary123 aka: Sgt ge leary USMC:
Situational awareness training, as you certainly MUST know, has kept MANY breathing, above ambient temperature and on the green side of the dirt!
Just the knowledge that you're having troubles with one ear; has cleared up a major mystery, in my mind, as to why you're not hearing improvements in your system, with various cables.
ie: In my system: the vast majority of enhancements have been subtle (others: not so) and primarily in the areas of imaging, ambiance recovery, listening further into the sound stage, etc.
In other words: things that involve something scientifically referred to as, "auditory spatial perception":
Something of which most aren't even aware, but: as both of us surely have found, can mean the difference between coming home in one piece, or not.
ESPECIALLY when faced with people trying to kill you.
Try some of the following tests, with your system and see if the expected results/sound paths, as described, are present to your hearing and with your current system. Then: with some new interconnects.
With all do respect, SARGE: THANK YOU, for your service.
GOD BLESS and SEMPER FI (my brother in arms)!
When it comes to wire, if you have the budget Townshend F1 for sure, or below that the similar Townshend Isolde.
Below that in terms of price there are so many choices my approach is to go with the odds-on favorite Synergistic Research. I say that because having used and compared an awful lot of them over a good 30 years they are so darn consistently good. Not saying you can't find something better for whatever you can afford. Saying that because there are so many good ones at so many different price levels you can just about throw a dart and be pretty much assured of being satisfied. As opposed to spending who knows how much time and money trying to find something better.
If you have enough time and money you probably can find something better. But is that really what you want to be doing with your time and money? When you can simply search around for whatever Synergistic cable happens to be within your budget? That is why I looked around and found a $7500 Synergistic CTS speaker cable for $1200. When new it was their very best, now 16 years later still very, very good but a lot less money. So like that.
That covers interconnects and speaker cables. For power cords the story is the same only different. In this case if you can afford Moneoone Nova or Supernova that is the way to go, and if not then same story back to Synergistic. They have been making the Master Coupler for over 30 years now, because it is that good, and not just me saying that they sell now 30 years later for almost what they cost new back then. Once again not saying they are the very best, but you could do a lot worse for the $200 or whatever one of those will cost you. You could also probably spend a huge amount of time searching around and find something better at that price point. How do you want to spend your time?
Between $200 for a Master Coupler and $2500 for a Nova there's a lot of choices and so I would just go with whatever Synergistic you can find a good deal on. Keep it simple.
Be aware I do not like the sort of hyped, tilted up, analytical sound that a lot of audiophiles call detailed. If something is going to err, and they all do, I prefer it be more full bodied and warm than lean and etched. Keep that in mind because a lot of guys love that hifi sound. If that is you then maybe replace Synergistic with Transparent or something like that. If you can get up to Townshend/Moneoone level then you can get the best of both worlds, warm and full yet also super fast and beautifully detailed.
@geleary: Here's a suggestion, Sarge.
Try something from these guys, which will allow you to test various cables, for a fraction of the cost of buying and returning.
Don't know your price range or system, but: if you call them and let them know, they can make some good recommendations.
I'm posting the Synergistic interconnects page, because they make some great cables. At least: I've never been disappointed by them.
Kimber's another cable company, with which I've been very happy and that also has a variety of good stuff at various price levels:
If you should buy something from them; they deduct the rental fee from the total price.
Happy listening and enjoy this, much more pleasant, "tour"!
@millercarbon: Here’s a digital punch in the arm (re: Synergistic).
YOU OWE ME A COKE!
Well: I figure within two minutes, in here, is pretty close, anyway.
Especially, the way I type (ie: Columbus Method/discover and land) then post, proof-read, hit edit, correct, post, proof-read, hit edit, correct, post... ad nauseum)!
btw: Thanks again for the ENTER tip. Can you tell; I'm having fun with it?