Audioquest Demo

Ok,
I've been to tons of trainings and tons of shows over my years.Here is the Power guy demoing speaker cables. Trying to hear the subtle differences between all these cables on your computer even with headphones isn't a easy task BUT you can hear small differences.
From the Tin Lamp cord made decades ago with todays money, then moving onto Monster Cable who started the whole world of cables, like it or not we can thank Monster for all of our insane journey's of learning about cables. Check out the video.
Dan
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,521
    I thought from the title you were starting a demo program.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,563
    Woohoo! Audioquest Demo with all Dan's cables! :D:D
    I disabled signatures.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,143
    That is awful generous of Dan...
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,903
    edited February 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    I thought from the title you were starting a demo program.
    If the forum wanted a demo program with audioquest I could provide that. I have plenty.
    Dan
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,448
    mantis wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I thought from the title you were starting a demo program.
    If the forum wanted a demo program with audioquest I could provide that. I have plenty.

    We love demo programs! Haven’t had one in awhile. And gives cable naysayers a chance to try out some real cables! I say go for it!
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,903
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    mantis wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I thought from the title you were starting a demo program.
    If the forum wanted a demo program with audioquest I could provide that. I have plenty.

    We love demo programs! Haven’t had one in awhile. And gives cable naysayers a chance to try out some real cables! I say go for it!
    Ok, I'll put something together that makes sense and I'll start a new thread about it so people can sign up.

    Dan
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,439
    Actually, at least for the mass market, the boutique cable thing started, as best I can tell and remember with Polk Audio Soundwire/SoundCable/CobraCable and Discwasher Gold-ens ("interconnects").


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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    edited February 2019
    Is the microphone used to record the video even capable of a high enough recording resolution to effectively demonstrate the differences between those speaker cables?
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,390
    Ha...I've got one of those Mayware Formula 4 tonearms:
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    Sorry for the interruption.

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,577
    edited February 2019
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    mantis wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I thought from the title you were starting a demo program.
    If the forum wanted a demo program with audioquest I could provide that. I have plenty.

    We love demo programs! Haven’t had one in awhile. And gives cable naysayers a chance to try out some real cables! I say go for it!

    I would love to try something new/different from AQ, for sure. But I wouldn't count on too many naysayers (who think it's a waste of money, time, or both) participating, much less giving their opinion. After all, skeptical poo piles will keep you safe and warm...
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,160
    They all sounded the same to me... On my phone. Funny thing is, I still own those 6ga. Monsters. They sucked because not all amps would swallow such a large ahem, can I say this on here?
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  • Hard for me to tell a difference on my phone but man this guy reminds me of William Shatner.

    All joking aside I would like to hear a demo like this live.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    Hard for me to tell a difference on my phone but man this guy reminds me of William Shatner.

    All joking aside I would like to hear a demo like this live.

    I believe they are planning on doing this same demo at this year's Axpona:

    "Garth will offer a brief history on speaker-cable development and technology, culminating with AudioQuest's sophisticated Ground-Noise Dissipation and ZERO Technologies for uncompressed high-current transfer. Listening comparisons to previous designs will allow guests to experience the difference for themselves."
  • Clipdat wrote: »
    Hard for me to tell a difference on my phone but man this guy reminds me of William Shatner.

    All joking aside I would like to hear a demo like this live.

    I believe they are planning on doing this same demo at this year's Axpona:

    "Garth will offer a brief history on speaker-cable development and technology, culminating with AudioQuest's sophisticated Ground-Noise Dissipation and ZERO Technologies for uncompressed high-current transfer. Listening comparisons to previous designs will allow guests to experience the difference for themselves."

    I would really like to attend Axpona. I have yet to attend a show like this but don’t know I can make this one. I’m definitely not a naysayer on cables😀
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    edited February 2019
    If you can only make one show a year, make it this one. Several Polkies are traveling long distances to come. I'm flying in from California, Joe is driving up from Georgia. I believe another member just mentioned possibly coming from Oregon.

    Plus @DSkip from Audio Thesis will have his own room at the show, with $60k(?) MastersounD monoblocks.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,439
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    FWIW, according to Wiki-p, Noel Lee founded Monster "in 1979".
  • RobbyKYRobbyKY Posts: 116
    "What if we got rid of the characteristic impedance entirely, well that's what we've done".

    With headphones I can definitely hear a difference however I struggle with the explanation. Is AQ defining "Characteristic Impedance" as something other than the cable's overall impedance? Super conduction at room temperature?

    Really wish companies would just do what is taking place in this video and say "here, listen for yourself and buy what your ears like" and skip trying to explain why my ears like what they're hearing.

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