Cable test - thoughts?

I'm pretty sure this has been done before but I'm looking to see if there is interest in putting a bunch of interconnects in a box and shipping them around to evaluate.

I just found another couple that I won't use - I probably have 1/2 dozen or so that I'd be willing to send out. Some home made, some not. Maybe as a baseline I'll find those nasty "came with it" rca's.

As part of this I'm dreaming up (with some help from Sir Scott) an evaluation sheet so that as these go folks can voice opinions on what they thought about each one.

One of the limiting factors would be length - I'm thinking around 3 feet or longer? Anyone have RCA's laying around that they'd be willing to include?

I've got...
"came with it" RCA's
Monster RCA's
Mogami + two flavors of Cardas ends
Groneberg (maybe two flavors)
Wireworld
mismatched but same short length of Signal Cable

Evaluation would be done on-line (I hope).

Length of time needed would be somewhat based on the number of cables included. Listing your evaluation system should be done - ya, know - the "chain".

If you've participated before - how did it go? Was it worth it?
Aaron
Enabler Extraordinaire

Comments

  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,122
    edited January 30
    if you can get them here today, I'm off work >:)
    I find doing a true eval on just a couple of different cables
    a lot of work. Maybe select one or two:
    cheap
    good
    better
    best?
    Just a thought.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,145
    I'd be interested and amenable but my system might not be resolving enough.
    Also, I have this terrible habit of lagging when it's my turn.
    I did manage to evaluate a pair of speaker cables a while back, on another forum. :p
    Of course, I think the next person I shipped 'em to ended up being swallowed by a burgeoning black hole or something. :(

    https://hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/unity-audio-cancer-fighter-speaker-cable-reviews.3476/page-4#post-75264

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    Note the completely un-ironic choice of amplifiers in the photo above vis-a-vis the present thread. B)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    MY BABY!!! B)

    The thought of limiting this is good as I've got a good 1/2 dozen that could go. should you spend enough time to really evaluate it could take weeks to move through a pile of these. 4 sets and done? We can list those that we can spare and the group interested could pick from the list. Once picked the list is considered dead until the selected cables return home?

    Wonder (or Scott wondered) if we can get some of our favorite vendor types to go in on this?
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,145
    edited January 31
    That would be nice.

    Speaking ONLY for myself - I'd love to have an opportunity to sample some generally regarded as good wires cables interconnects. The cost of entry is a disincentive to me (i.e., expense, weighted by risk), cheap rascal that I am.

    Yes, I realize full well that great savings are possible by buying used (which strikes me as a significant quantum of information in and of itself!) -- but I am also one of those interactionally-challenged folks who really doesn't like selling things (even though I am more than happy to buy, swap, or give away stuff).

    I like the idea of a lending library -- but like any form of (lower case "c") communism ;) it only works as well as the least ethical participant :/

    Or, in my case, perhaps -- the slowest-responding participant.

    :)

    So -- a long winded way of saying, "I like the idea!"
    B)

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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    Who are our cable "friends"?

    Signal cable?
    Douglas?

    Anyone else?

    I don't mind asking these guys if they'd be willing to donate.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    Not much traction here...

    I can work with those that have responded here (and via PM's) and if you're interested best get your vote in now.

    Otherwise it's a massive group of 4.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,145
    :(

    Guess everyone owns nice wires except me.


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    (and a few other folks)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    Jeez...

    now we have to start a Go-Fund-Me for Mr. H so the poor guy can get some decent cables.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,145
    No, it's OK.... really.
    sigh.

    I'll survive...

    ;)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    edited February 3
    If we do this:

    Flat rate medium box - $14.35. Since these are cables it's not a light box. I'll stick 'em in that wireworld case.

    From my own collection in the catagory of "not being used"
    Cardas 1x21 (coax I believe) with Cardas GRCM - 6'
    Cardas 2x21 with Cardas GRCM - 6'
    Mogami 2791 with Cardas GRMO - 6'
    Mogami 2534 with Cardas GRMO (right angle on both ends) - 6'
    Groneberg Series 3 with Cardas SRCA - 3'
    Wireworld Oasis 7 - 3'

    Any I shouldn't include?
    Any you'd like to include?

    Still need to contact the vendors if there's interest here.

    oops - take one of the blue Groneberg cables out and insert a red Mogami - use your imagination...
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    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,163
    Hello Aaron,

    Very nice of you to do something like this. May I suggest starting a new thread with a different title such as "Interconnect Demo" or some such. The word test tends to steer people away. Also, consider starting it in a different forum section such as 2 channel.

    Hope you have a peachy day.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,292
    I want the old f1nut back 😢
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    And...all BS aside, glad you're back.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,975
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hello Aaron,

    Very nice of you to do something like this. May I suggest starting a new thread with a different title such as "Interconnect Demo" or some such. The word test tends to steer people away. Also, consider starting it in a different forum section such as 2 channel.

    Hope you have a peachy day.

    Was a full frontal lobotomy part of Jesse's "vacation"?
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    those pretty light blue bookends are no longer part of the test. Groneberg's have been traded out.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,226
    PM sent.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    Let's end this thread and move 'er over to the 2 channel. Assuming I remember I'll get that done later today unless one of you beats me. to it.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,145
    ALL212 wrote: »
    Let's end this thread and move 'er over to the 2 channel. Assuming I remember I'll get that done later today unless one of you beats me. to it.

    do it :)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,110
    DONE!! B)
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,067
    edited February 11
    I may be interested in lending my either my 1.5 ft or 6 ft Audio Quest Diamondbacks to the cause. We would eventually get them back right?

    I also have a pair of Emotiva RCAs. But they are only 18 inch or so.

    I have a 6ft pair of Monster THX rcas also. I think they were a bit of $130 when I got them.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,132
    If I may make a suggestion gents, try and get a mix of say 5 interconnects all with different designs, different copper, etc, and if possible different price brackets. Just my .02, have fun.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,271
    tonyb wrote: »
    If I may make a suggestion gents, try and get a mix of say 5 interconnects all with different designs, different copper, etc, and if possible different price brackets. Just my .02, have fun.

    Agreed. And compared on various genre of stereo components from Hello Kitty boom boxes to high end tubed gear.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
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