[time-nuts] Sound cards

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Tue Jan 13 16:51:01 EST 2009


Lux, James P wrote:

> I was amused when the guy at the stereo store tried to sell me on RF shielded TOSlink cables, claiming it would provide more clarity and definition in the sound.  Uh-huh..   Sort of like the green marking pen for the edges of your CDs to reduce internal reflections, etc. (I, of course, would only use the finest brush made from selected hairs of Tibetan mountain goats to apply a dye made from chlorophyll molecules selected using an electron microscope by trained technicians, etc..  A "marking pen"? My $14000 speaker cables supported on carefully oriented pure fused silica supports would wither in shame.)

We have a rule here -- no discussion of audiophile insanity!  You'll 
thank me in the end if we avoid a few hundred anecdotes about speaker 
cable and $500 knobs. :-)

John




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