mantis

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  • Re: This place is dead

    The forum hasn't been what it use to be in a very long time.
  • Re: Pick me a TV!!!

    Sony Only, everything else today sucks.
  • Re: Club Polk rules of engagement - a refresher

    Things get out of hand around here from time to time , But I believe due to passion for our hobby. We all don't agree on things and I think thats the beauty of this forum and why I'm still around after all these years/Decades.
    If we can check ourselves , we can have more civil threads. If someone needs to go , then I vote go. 3 strikes and all that.
  • Re: AudioQuest Cinnamon HDMI Cables vs. The Cheap Stuff - Review

    I did many shootouts with various HDMI cables over the years and have very similar results as DK did.
    Im my personal system I'm running a mix of Carbon mostly with a Cinnamon up to the Display( Pioneer Elite Kuro 60inch). I stopped at Carbon because I wasn't getting any more benefits.
    If you compare side by side the Cinnamon and Chocolate, I feel there is basically no difference at all.
    When you compare the Forest and Cinnamon it's basically the same thing. It's so close it doesn't warrant spending the extra money.
    Even the Carbon vs the Forest or even Pearl for that matter it's so small you have to ask yourself if the money your spending is worth it. Some say it is, others say no.
    As tonyb pointed out , the more important thing with HDMI cables is the quality of the cable in reliability, handshake issues etc.
    I think personally the best value in the Audioquest line is either the Forest or Cinnamon. The price point IMO is very reasonable for a high quality cable and in all my years I never saw a bad Audioquest cable. I can't say that for any other brand.
    I also like DK use all Audioquest cables. The reason is first and foremost before performance is reliability. I have some old Audioquest cables and a lot of newer ones.
    On the performance side, they are extremely consistent.

    I enjoy reading DK's views on everything he reviews. He is very thorough.
  • Re: Anthem MRX 720

    If you like the way Anthem sounds, their receivers are very nice and have that separate Anthem like sound quality. Good head room and very very nice.
    I suggest going as high as your wallet will allow. It's worth it.

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