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The "Snake Oil" Trope
@69zoso69Awesome Led Zeplin reference. :)I know exactly how you feel. I am actually experiencing it right now.  I just got my Synergistic Research Foundation 3.5 mini to RCA cable to replace the Audioquest Yosemite. The first several hours have be... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@MillercarbonDoesn't really bother me that folks don't "get it."  I am used to that.  I wanted my point of view posted for posterity as it can be found via Google Search. ;)I have always been the odd duck.  I don't strive for popularity.  I strive... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@zappasPiano wire. 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@dekay " Also curious as to why you are using $3,500+ of power conditioning and cables with <$300 speakers. "Because I like the way those $300 speakers sound. I knew they could sound better. Apparently, Audioengine also believes they could sou... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@twoleftears That is a fascinating article, but it doesn't address audio.This is from just about every spec sheet for Synergistic Research's products:" Quantum Tunneling: Post Production process, 1 million volts are passed through finished cable ... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@twoleftears I only know of "Quantum Tunneling" from reading about the processes that Synergistic Research uses on their cables.  Apparently the procedure isn't limited to fuses. :) 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@jond Anytime :)  Actually, believe it or not, thus far this is the best reception I have ever had in an audio forum. :D 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@asctimYour question is missing context. You must have all pertinent cables attached for your sound system and source in order to produce the music you want to play. For example, if you changed the cables on your CD player, but are playing music t... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@tablejockey I would insist that a better argument isn't that the hobby is ridiculous or that the tech is all "Audiophoolery" but whether or not the price for admission is worth the auditory gains. You can be concerned with my choice of words, but... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@tomic601 I have no idea what "Quantum Tunneling" actually is.  These companies use fancy names for their processes and tech. Much like Audioquest calling impure copper that has been mixed with sulfur as "Purple Copper" and standard, regular, ever... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@rocray Let'em.  :) Won't change my opinion, my system, my purchase habits and it won't win them or me any accolades or awards. :D 
Audioquest vs. Others
@tomic601 I doubt Bill wants to hear any more criticism about his products. ;)  I am still displeased that he ended his Nighthawk line; I think they had a great product that was more than worth of continued development. I have called AQ many times... 
Audioquest vs. Others
@stereo5 I did make the statement that Audioquest breaks cables. Seriously, who decides to mix sulfur with copper and think, "yeah, this is going to sound amazing." Especially when you don't see "Purple Copper" being used in any of their top tier ... 
Audioquest vs. Others
@stereo5 I don’t hate Audioquest. I am allowed to be disappointed in what they have later come to offer.I mean...let me rattle off the list of products I have from Audioquest:Audioquest Slate speaker cable.Audioquest Rocket 44 speaker cable x 2 Au... 
Review Shunyata Venom V16 Power Distributor
They aren't using materials that are specifically designed to destroy the signal.In the Foundation line, their lowest, is using silver conductors, air dielectric and their matrix shielding. They didn't add brass connectors, Polyethylene insulation...