Ray Garrison Posted March 24, 2008 Share Posted March 24, 2008 Keep in mind there are (IMHO) two different kinds of ridiculously expensive speaker cable - cable that's relatively low cost to manufacture and carries a high price because people will pay it (not gonna name names but the cables carry Nothing But Signal) and cable that is hugely difficult to make and costs a small fortune in labor to manufacture, so with any reasonable markup winds up very, very expensive (Nordost Valhalla.) Now regarding the second type, you can argue that it's insane to spend $$$$ on speaker cables, and that stuff like the Valhalla doesn't sound any different / better than decent spec'd Belden from Blue Jean, and I might even agree with you. But that doesn't mean it's a ripoff. If you look at the process they go through to make the stuff, it's no wonder it costs what it does. I'm not gonna be buying any even if I win a PowerBall lottery (of course, you can't win if you don't play, so that's a problem...) but at least I think they're justified in charging what they do for it based on how much it costs them to make it. Whether it's stupid to pay for it is another question. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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