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I kind of hesitated before I put this here in the tech section but what the heck. Today's humor in the tech world can be found here.  https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/what-s-your-vote-for-the-most-ridiculous-overpriced-and-useless-tweak?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

 

I am a bit shocked that no one mentions $60,000 dollar speaker cables and all the rest of the preposterous junk for sale there. But watching the defense of the indefensible and wondering who has ties to whom is quite amusing. I love the fairytale side of Audiogon and all the goodies that work so well because of the Pixie dust liberally dispersed as heretofore plebian devices become the golden way to patrician audio nirvana.

  Audiogon has some real people with real tech value and then there are those others.

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https://www.tweekgeek.com/audience-in-wall-wiring/

If you are wiring a dedicated circuit for your audio sytem, THIS is the wire to use. Audience In-Wall wire is UL rated for in wall use, and is simply the purist, best sounding wire you could use to power your audio system. Robert Harley, and the Head Geek both use it in our listening rooms.

You have 3, 10 AWG high purity stranded copper conductors for the hot, neutral and ground legs. There is an additional drain wire for the shield, and the outer metal jacket offers additional protection from screws, nails, and RFI. Not only does this wiring sound good, it’s safe. The cable is also cryogenically treated to further reduce self-noise by decreasing the physical boundaries between the crystalline structure of the copper.

Features of Hidden Treasure include:
  • UL CL2 approved for 120v and 220v AC in wall applications
  • 10 AWG, 3 conductors
  • Stranded 99.9999% pure OFC, cryogenically treated copper conductors
  • XLPE dielectric with PVC sleeve
  • Foil shielded
  • Flexible
  • 18mm OD

UL listed yes...... For what type of application? ..... UL listed for use as branch circuit power wiring?
 

CL2: This is a cable jacket fire resistance rating defined in Article 725 of the National Electric Code. It stands for "Class 2 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits" cable, which indicates that the cable is suitable for in-wall installation and use for certain low-voltage applications. Examples of Class 2 circuits include burglar alarm cabling, intercom wiring, and speaker wire. The jacket is designed to protect against voltage surges of up to 150 volts.

https://www.cablewholesale.com/support/technical_articles/confusing_cable_terms.php

 

  Well I guess I have been buying the wrong stuff!!

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"We recommend hiring a professional electrician" A licensed pro would not install this as power wire.

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11 hours ago, LTusler said:

"We recommend hiring a professional electrician" A licensed pro would not install this as power wire.

There are a ton of Audiogon people who don't have one lick of sense but they do know how to boast of purchase price.

 

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/what-is-the-best-bnc-digital-cable-under-4-000?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

 

Then there is this https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/an-audiophile-is-anyone-who-loves-audio-regardless-of-monetary-status?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

 

and this which is hysterical to me since 95% of all the gear mentioned there falls in this category

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/what-s-your-vote-for-the-most-ridiculous-overpriced-and-useless-tweak?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

 

I want a good laugh I know where to go.

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1 hour ago, Deang said:

It took me a week to find these I just couldn't remember the name of them

I wonder if they make a Shakti spatula for cooking? Better yet a Shakti beanie cap to replace my tinfoil one.

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I recommend gluing these to the bottom of everything. I even use one under the seat in my van and they are amazing. Not only is the ride better I could swear the sound system has improved by a surprising amount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  I get the distinct feeling that most posters are hoping to sell something at elevated price.

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Nothing new other than the price :-)  Not quite discounted enough but I guess you get the cryo treatment as part of the deal.

Lots are sold at around $39 (must not be cryo'd).  A REALLY REALLY cost effective tweak to get the last 10% out of your equipment.

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Nothing in this thread can top the dumb shit in that rewiring thread. 

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3 hours ago, pzannucci said:

Nothing new other than the price 🙂 Not quite discounted enough but I guess you get the cryo treatment as part of the deal.

Lots are sold at around $39 (must not be cryo'd).  A REALLY REALLY cost effective tweak to get the last 10% out of your equipment.

Well it was the micro cracks filling with gold through impregnation that caught my eye on this one. A lie is a lie but this one was worded in an amusing fashion.

 

2 hours ago, Deang said:

Nothing in this thread can top the dumb shit in that rewiring thread. 

Yes I will have to give you that one😀

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6 hours ago, Deang said:

Nothing in this thread can top the dumb shit in that rewiring thread. 

 

Hey you!  I take acception to that!

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These sites HAVE to be jokes!

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8 minutes ago, glens said:

 

Hey you!  I take acception to that!

Exception.

 

Your first slip.

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