[time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

David Forbes dforbes at dakotacom.net
Fri Apr 20 02:53:38 EDT 2007

At 10:03 PM -0700 4/19/07, John Pettitt wrote:
>Excuse me while I gag.  $900 for a par of 3m wires!

I actually have heard a difference in speaker cables once - albeit in 
a system with six woofers wired in parallel. The resulting 2 ohm 
impedance required a serious Phase Linear 800 watt amplifier and some 
really big speaker cables to sound half-decent. These speakers, 
driven by a 100W consumer Kenwood amp and/or 16 gauge zip cord, 
sounded rather thin.

Of course, the solution was 12 gauge zip cord that cost 15 cents per foot.


--David Forbes, Tucson, AZ

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