Do power cables make a difference?

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,500
    Clipdat wrote: »
    "Back" in the 80s? I was born in the 80s..

    Sup gramps?
    Normally I am one of the oldest members of forums that I frequent. Here? Not so much. :p
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,930
    Clipdat wrote: »
    "Back" in the 80s? I was born in the 80s..

    Sup gramps?
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Nope. HAHAHA Back in the 80's, that may have been an interest, but the internet has dulled the appeal, if you catch my drift. :p

    That EXPLAINS a LOT....
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,298
    Such as?
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    That EXPLAINS a LOT....

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,377
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Such as?
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    That EXPLAINS a LOT....

    You're too young to hear about such things right now. :#:D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,930
    Tony M wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Such as?
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    That EXPLAINS a LOT....

    You're too young to hear about such things right now. :#:D

    Bingo
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,298
    Oh I thought you were going to list some actual things, but if you're just flapping your gums then that's cool too.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,652
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I was already getting speeding tickets and chasing chicks in the early 80's >:)

    ....30 years later, nothing has changed too. :)

    Before the thread goes off the rails, like these usually do, bottom line is to tune out all the negativity and simply try a few for yourself, listen with your ears and then make judgements as it applies to you.

    It's not hard, doesn't warrant 14 pages of back and forth. You have to approach these things with an open mind, and no wax build up in the ears. ;):)
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,543
    edited April 2018
    Clipdat wrote: »
    "Back" in the 80s? I was born in the 80s..

    Sup gramps?
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Nope. HAHAHA Back in the 80's, that may have been an interest, but the internet has dulled the appeal, if you catch my drift. :p

    Same here. early/Mid 80's.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,298
    Neat.



    I wish you would've replied to this post of mine instead, so I'll just paste it again here:
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Cool, why don't you drop $100 on a Shunyata Venom 14 and have your husband setup a blind test for you against a stock cord on your source, and see what you think.

    Are you afraid that you might prefer the sound of the Shunyata?
    K_M wrote: »
    Blind means to listen without knowledge of what is being used.

    It is a method of seeing if a difference is truly real to the listener or they are simply perceiving a difference aided by knowledge of what is being used.


    K_M wrote: »
    Same here. early/Mid 80's.

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,656
    When it comes to power cables you need, don't forget the Douglas Connection custom power cable selection. :)

    And he will be personally signing autographs in two weeks at Lonestar audio fest
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I'm still not soiling myself and you have moved up to training bras

    Hahahahaha!
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited April 2018
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    "Back" in the 80s? I was born in the 80s..

    Sup gramps?
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Nope. HAHAHA Back in the 80's, that may have been an interest, but the internet has dulled the appeal, if you catch my drift. :p

    That EXPLAINS a LOT....

    Every generation says the same thing. The Beatles? Sounds like noise to me! Elvis? Devils music, look at the way he shakes his hips! Back in my day we were in the coal mines by 14, look at these kids at their Woodstock's making premarital sex and doing drugs, we're doomed when they take over. To the dismay of your older generation you turned fine.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,261
    K_M wrote: »
    If I take someone up an an "Offer"...
    Innuendo for one who cares infinitely more about being right, about serving their agenda, their ego, than getting to truth.
    K_M wrote: »
    it will not be announced publicly but will be done in PM.
    perfect! You can protect your ego by hiding behind the internet. Perish the thought that you have accountability to someone.

    No, my dear lady, it is YOU w/a member present, that must prove to all these people you checked it out by the numbers. A member present during the trial will provide accountability of the process and if your system can resolve the difference/truth. W/out someone present you can and will say what serves your agenda. You expect these people to do what you can’t - trust another.

    Your personality type can’t handle conflict. If backed into a corner, where you hafta choose between your ego or your integrity shutting down prevents your compromising either because you hafta win.
    K_M wrote: »
    I can not force you to quit replying to me...geez.
    too bad the same applies to all Polk Forum members.

    In conclusion, it’s beyond logical why I, or anyone else, should waste any more time or olive branches on you.

    Good day.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,879
    No, popular music today is garbage. I suppose someone will want proof that it bites. I say just listen.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/hit-charade/403192/
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    afterburnt wrote: »
    No, popular music today is garbage. I suppose someone will want proof that it bites. I say just listen.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/hit-charade/403192/

    I fully agree. There are a lot of kids and teenagers that don't agree with us though. Just the same as how The Beatles were universally loved by your generation but your grandparents said it was noise, garbage. It's the circle of life.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,261
    K_M wrote: »
    Blind means to listen without knowledge of what is being used.

    It is a method of seeing if a difference is truly real to the listener or they are simply perceiving a difference aided by knowledge of what is being used.
    DUH! You’ve taken beating a dead horse to new heights! We covered blind testing, what, 40-50 posts ago? Add to that pointing out the incredibly obvious.

    Two other technics of your personality type to avoid owning up to the truth.

    We get you’re a sceptic’s sceptic.

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    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,879
    edited April 2018
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    Blind means to listen without knowledge of what is being used.

    It is a method of seeing if a difference is truly real to the listener or they are simply perceiving a difference aided by knowledge of what is being used.
    DUH! You’ve taken beating a dead horse to new heights! We covered blind testing, what, 40-50 posts ago? Add to that pointing out the incredibly obvious.

    Two other technics of your personality type to avoid owning up to the truth.

    We get you’re a sceptic.
    Fixit
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,879
    Nightfall wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    No, popular music today is garbage. I suppose someone will want proof that it bites. I say just listen.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/hit-charade/403192/

    I fully agree. There are a lot of kids and teenagers that don't agree with us though. Just the same as how The Beatles were universally loved by your generation but your grandparents said it was noise, garbage. It's the circle of life.

    Actually my parents were into The Beatles and they are older than me :#

    Kids these days were raised on garbage and wouldn't know creativity if it smashed them in the face on the sole of a jump boot. Kids born in the early to mid eighties seem to struggle with critical thinking more so than others. Probably the fluoridated water has mutated their prefontal cortex.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited April 2018
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Sometimes, man. Sometimes you are hilarious. That's pretty funny. :D

    I have immortalized these words in my sig.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,930
    My parents weren't into the Beatles... Elvis yes Rock n Roll no effin way that was music of the "long hairs" so of course i loved me some Rock n Roll. Only a little of the Beatles though.
    ;)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,298
    That reminds me, I'd been meaning to add a gem of his into my sig from the old MP3 is dead thread. Added!
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I have immortalized these words in my sig.

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,303
    When it comes to power cables you need, don't forget the Douglas Connection custom power cable selection. :)

    I just bought 3 new power cables from Doug for a friend a week or 2 ago! He is very happy with them. I use the Bravo 15 for awhile before i gave it to him also :p
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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 369
    edited April 2018
    Like death and taxes, hearing loss is inevitable as we age. Over the years, I test at what frequency my hearing stops lately 14~15khz. A long while back I tested my hearing vs a female cousin of mine, I was older by 1 year, my hearing stopped at 16khz, hers kept going up to 20khz for her it was faint but still audible to her. So I can agree she heard the sounds much like I can also agree people maybe hearing differences on their own system using stock and upgraded. Is the difference quantifiable?

    I can still hear very well based on my own standards but I do not know how others experience sound and how their brains process it so I can only say with my experience, I’m not able to hear the subtle differences in cables. Other equipment yes, eg vinyl vs CD, different speakers, different amps. etc

    Per reference in wikipedia on hearing in humans:

    The range shrinks during life,[14] usually beginning at around age of eight with the upper frequency limit being reduced. Women typically experience a lesser degree of hearing loss than men, with a later onset. Men have approximately 5 to 10 dB greater loss in the upper frequencies by age 40.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,930
    mpitogo wrote: »
    Like death and taxes, hearing loss is inevitable as we age. Over the years, I test at what frequency my hearing stops lately 14~15khz. A long while back I tested my hearing vs a female cousin of mine, I was older by 1 year, my hearing stopped at 16khz, hers kept going up to 20khz for her it was faint but still audible to her. So I can agree she heard the sounds much like I can also agree people maybe hearing differences on their own system using stock and upgraded. Is the difference quantifiable?

    I can still hear very well based on my own standards but I do not know how others experience sound and how their brains process it so I can only say with my experience, I’m not able to hear the subtle differences in cables. Other equipment yes, eg vinyl vs CD, different speakers, different amps. etc

    Per reference in wikipedia on hearing in humans:

    The range shrinks during life,[14] usually beginning at around age of eight with the upper frequency limit being reduced. Women typically experience a lesser degree of hearing loss than men, with a later onset. Men have approximately 5 to 10 dB greater loss in the upper frequencies by age 40.

    What!!! That should be in bold print so i can hear it :*
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,543
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    If I take someone up an an "Offer"...
    Innuendo for one who cares infinitely more about being right, about serving their agenda, their ego, than getting to truth.
    K_M wrote: »
    it will not be announced publicly but will be done in PM.
    perfect! You can protect your ego by hiding behind the internet. Perish the thought that you have accountability to someone.

    No, my dear lady, it is YOU w/a member present, that must prove to all these people you checked it out by the numbers. A member present during the trial will provide accountability of the process and if your system can resolve the difference/truth. W/out someone present you can and will say what serves your agenda. You expect these people to do what you can’t - trust another.

    Your personality type can’t handle conflict. If backed into a corner, where you hafta choose between your ego or your integrity shutting down prevents your compromising either because you hafta win.
    K_M wrote: »
    I can not force you to quit replying to me...geez.
    too bad the same applies to all Polk Forum members.

    In conclusion, it’s beyond logical why I, or anyone else, should waste any more time or olive branches on you.

    Good day.

    Well with that winning personality and positive vibe, you will be the first invited over no doubt!
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    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
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