Use cables that had been used during recording. This will assure that you're listening to the recorded material precisely. Fancy cables are built to color the signal various ways and deflect reality. Trust me only pro-audio cables are truly good everything else is fake and brainwash.
I listen to jazz mostly. Duke Pearson. Freddie Hubbard, Billie Holliday, Duke ellington, Ella Fitzgerald. My hip hop is for my back in the day listening sessions.High Fidelity cables and Ear acute CD player spinning some Lightnin Hopkins Texas Blues. Music to my ears.
If the music contains Beatboxing, I like to use my trusty avant-garde ‘Fat Boys’ cables because they really get the vocal percussion correct and just look bad-azz.
For Turntablism, nothing beats ‘Grandmaster Flash’ Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang Phono DJing cable – wonderful scratching, beat juggling and punch phrasing reproduction.
If you truly want to go off and boing, try the new B-Boy ‘Tech N9ne’ line of speaker cables; incredible excitement and can make the system spring to life. Be sure to connect them out-of-phase, otherwise the electric boogaloo factor can be seriously compromised.
Let me approach this problem from the technical side. Good electrons in your cable, that you paid for, don't really move with AC current but rather vibrate in place (drift velocity). With Rap music these electrons can get bad vibes and stay that way forever. Excessive amount of bass can even move these electrons out of your cable and without any electric charge carrier cable is useless. That's why you should always change to cheaper cables before playing Rap. Better to be safe than sorry.
Fat Boys. I loved the group Mark morales was kicked out of the group and went on to produce Mariah Carey and other artists and is responsible in part for more than 50 million albums sold as a producer. Getting kicked out was the best thing that happened in his life
Let's be honest, young thuggish, ghetto blasting, bling bedecked, dope dealing, underage impregnanting, drive-by shooting and civilization threatening rappers don't need big, thick and inflexible cables to compensate for their physical short-comings. Whereas, the typical audiophile...well, it's obvious.
I was listening to Vanilla Ice's CD To the Extreme, the one with Ice Ice Baby on it just the other day. Now, I don’t know if that’s even classified as rap, maybe it is, but I don’t actually use cables. I don't even use power cords. I guess I wouldn’t be a very good cable salesmen, cheap cables, bang for the buck cables, super expensive cables, any cables.
I listen to everything. Not your typical audiophile nerd. From Ma Rainey to Dave Brubeck to To miles to Lightnin Hopkins to Herbie Hancock to BB King to Robert Glasper to Mos Def to Jay Z I listen to it all.
Calvinj-The "typical audiophile nerd" is a comment I might expect from an outsider of HEA. Many audiophiles have interests in arts-photography-aviation-wine-cuisine-fitness-watches-design-fashion ect. Please try to avoid stereotypes/labeling.
Yes my posts scream hypocrisy. The hypocrisy is you probably read this thread and you didn't call your boy tater tot out. There are valid negative opinions of hip hop. Taters don't ask questions that aren't questions to start threads. State your opinion and be done. Sorry I'm not US. What do you mean by US. But, to each his own. However, being a nerd is not a bad thing. The nerds I know typically are highly successful people. It's just that you are different. There is nothing wrong with fine wine, the arts, photography, aviation etc. That doesn't mean you are a nerd. There is nothing wrong with being a nerd. Embrace who you are. I do. I'm a guy who listens to hip hop and can appreciate Jazz artists from 90 years ago. I can listen to jazz 75% of the time. I have range that most people don't. I think at the end of the day be who you are. Enjoy fellas. Happy living and listening.
So now we have at least TWO members who can see into the hearts and minds of men. Better call agent Mulder.
BTW, ps, this thread was started as a gag by someone who is tired of taters' threads. It is a parody, a spoof. Perhaps that goes over your head, I don't know--I don't want to make unwarranted ABSOLUTE pronouncements on a public forum about the inner workings of your mind.
Trust me, I've been around genuine racism and tater's anti-rap statements are benign in effect and possibly in intent as well. You are way off base here.
Don't use expensive cables for Rap. Here's the solution:
Find the cheapest, foulest sounding unused cables in your "spare" box to beat any Rap album or CD that may find its way into your home over the head until it is unplayable. Then just throw the remnants into the trash.
This is a parody of some other anti Rap ,anti cables threads going on at about the same time. It was funny to me at the time, and now is a bit of an inside joke, and as time goes by it will get worse, so I am sorry if it makes no sense to you.
I don't care what kind of music anyone listens to on your ridiculous priced cables.