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(Short List)   Speakers that cost £44,000. Finally you can listen to the Lion King soundtrack as God intended   (shortlist.com) divider line 92
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2013-07-17 09:17:42 AM  
Audiophilia is a mental disorder.
 
2013-07-17 09:24:55 AM  
I need to get in the the market of creating ugly but functional things for super rich people.  Sell only a few dozen items a year and somehow still make money.
 
2013-07-17 09:27:43 AM  
For that much money, it had better open cans, vibrate, and moonlight as a designated driver.
 
2013-07-17 09:28:05 AM  
those look....stupid

for that kind of money you could buy different sets of studio monitors and a stack of amps
 
2013-07-17 09:28:52 AM  
shiat, i would totally buy that place if i could afford it. The fact that idiots killed themselves there has no bearing on the value of the property. Unless you're scared of "ghosts".
 
2013-07-17 09:30:20 AM  
The lion does not sleep in the jungle, nor does it sleep at night.

Fix those issues and maybe you'll get a song closer to God's intent. As it is the song is a travesty that rips off the chorus from the natives for millions of dollars.
 
2013-07-17 09:30:44 AM  
I REALLY like my Bowers & Wilkens Zeppelin. The quality is outstanding and it looks cool.

Spending $80,000 on speakers is ridiculous.


images.macworld.com
 
2013-07-17 09:33:49 AM  
Had a coworker who was essentially an adult 14 year old with no common sense or self control.  Even though he was into death metal he pair $120 for a 2 foot power cord that was "super low resistance" and $90 for billeted, low oxygen pure copper wall socket.  Claimed he could hear the noise in the incoming power.

/yes he had monster cables
 
2013-07-17 09:34:16 AM  
So, an average pair of Bose speakers?
 
2013-07-17 09:34:51 AM  
Those do indeed look stupid.  But, people with money aren't always the ones with taste.
 
2013-07-17 09:36:58 AM  
I can haz Klein bottle?
 
2013-07-17 09:37:34 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.


Proof:

www.audioadvisor.com
This is a 10 foot line cord. It is priced at over $1,000. And people buy it.
Link :  http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AQNRG10

To an audiophile it doesn't matter that  their power has already traveled many miles on the cheapest copper the power company could buy, through the cheapest house wiring your contractor could buy, and out the outlet that the contractor bought for $3, all before it hits this magical last 10 feet.

But don't take my word on it, here is the psuedo science from the web site:

AudioQuest NRG-10 uses solid Perfect Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors in a Self Shielding Counter-Spiral Hyperlitz. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, which is the greatest single source of distortion in an audio cable or an AC power cable. PSC+ copper's exceptionally high purity, nearly perfect surface finish, and refined interior grain structure dramatically reduce distortion compared to OFHC or other metals.

They have other great products too:
www.audioadvisor.com
Behold the $548 usb cable (really!)

/ I guess if someone is dumb enough to buy this crap someone was gonna take their money sometime.
 
2013-07-17 09:37:36 AM  
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.

/Yamaha B-2, Bozak B-305s (all bought used) in my listening room.  Source varies. Walmart lampcord wire.
 
2013-07-17 09:37:57 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.


What tipped you off? The buying of $700 Monster Cables?
 
2013-07-17 09:40:48 AM  
Day of the Tentacle speakers?
 
2013-07-17 09:41:27 AM  
Reminds me of this: NSFW
 
2013-07-17 09:41:29 AM  
Every time you buy a pair of these, 2 Snorks are murdered. Stop the slaughter!

img13.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-17 09:42:04 AM  
I need speakers like these to listen to my 128kbps encoded MP3 songs.
 
2013-07-17 09:42:34 AM  
Triffids?
 
2013-07-17 09:43:00 AM  
musicalstewdaily.files.wordpress.com


"I bought a Stereo! Wow!
With two speakers!
But then I heard the quad with the four speakers and I was like this is it, so I got rid of the stereo and got the quad.
I'm listening to this thing and I'm like 'Hey this sounds like shiat!'
So, I got rid of that and got the dodecaphonic with the 12 speakers.
This was more to my liking...for a while.
But the gear gets pretty sophisticated pretty fast and I got rid of that and got the milliphonic with the 1,000 speakers.
And I'm listening to that one and I'm like, 'Hey, this sounds like shiat too!
 The other one was shiat one, this one is shiat too!'
So, I traded that in and got the googlephonic, which is the highest number of speakers you can have before infinity.
Sounds like shiat!
So, then I said, 'Hey, maybe it's the needle!'
I had the typical diamond needle. I searched around got the moonrock needle, cost me 3 million bucks, but what the hey.
So, now I have a googlephonic stereo with a moonrock needle.

...Sounds like shiat."



--Steve Martin
 
2013-07-17 09:43:36 AM  
My Night Ranger cassettes would sound awesome on that.
 
2013-07-17 09:43:41 AM  

DubtodaIll: I need to get in the the market of creating ugly but functional things for super rich people.  Sell only a few dozen items a year and somehow still make money.


Designer Merkins are going to be huge this fall amd winter.
 
2013-07-17 09:44:20 AM  
www.le-homecinema.com
 
kab
2013-07-17 09:44:35 AM  
Is this the thread where idiots assume that if someone is picky about their sound, then they're investing in $100 / ft cables and $500 volume knobs?

*scrolls up*

Of course it is.
 
2013-07-17 09:45:16 AM  

SpectroBoy: sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.

Proof:



Wow... as an engineer, I can tell you that line noise doesn't come from the farking cable.
 
2013-07-17 09:46:37 AM  
hideous, absolutely hideous.

If i'm going to drop stupid amounts of mony on audio, i'll go Focal Grand Utopia EM.
 
2013-07-17 09:47:53 AM  

TV's Vinnie: sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.

What tipped you off? The buying of $700 Monster Cables?


Speak kindly of Monster Cables.  I think they are the only thing keeping Best Buy afloat.
 
2013-07-17 09:49:00 AM  
I'll bet you could convert those into headphones and sell them for 300 bucks!
 
2013-07-17 09:49:28 AM  
You'd think they'd have a cooler website. Their website is Joomla! 1.5 which ended support last year. So, I guess they don't sell enough for a full time web person. (Or maybe their web person is lazy.)
 
2013-07-17 09:49:33 AM  

Cheron: Had a coworker who was essentially an adult 14 year old with no common sense or self control.  Even though he was into death metal he pair $120 for a 2 foot power cord that was "super low resistance" and $90 for billeted, low oxygen pure copper wall socket.  Claimed he could hear the noise in the incoming power.

/yes he had monster cables


Break into his house and replace his cables with the same resistance cables made with coat-hangers.  Tell him in a month.
 
2013-07-17 09:50:32 AM  

fireclown: TV's Vinnie: sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.

What tipped you off? The buying of $700 Monster Cables?

Speak kindly of Monster Cables.  I think they are the only thing keeping Best Buy afloat.


The CEO of Best Buy is a piece of shiat of a person. I only wish they had died sooner.
 
2013-07-17 09:50:51 AM  
How much is a 15 foot HDMI cable worth to you? how does $2700 sound?

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AQHDMIDIA

people who buy these things don't know how digital signals work.
 
2013-07-17 09:52:45 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: SpectroBoy: sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.

Proof:


Wow... as an engineer, I can tell you that line noise doesn't come from the farking cable.


Yea, it's the speaker wires.  You need laminar flow of the electrons, can't be bumping into each other, and water cooling.  At a minimum.
 
2013-07-17 09:54:50 AM  

Rapmaster2000: My Night Ranger cassettes would sound awesome on that.


This guy agrees:

joehumphrey.com
 
2013-07-17 09:56:07 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: How much is a 15 foot HDMI cable worth to you? how does $2700 sound?

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AQHDMIDIA

people who buy these things don't know how digital signals work.


If it costs more, it must be better.  I'm waiting for the price to go up.
 
2013-07-17 09:56:44 AM  

elguerodiablo: fireclown: TV's Vinnie: sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.

What tipped you off? The buying of $700 Monster Cables?

Speak kindly of Monster Cables.  I think they are the only thing keeping Best Buy afloat.

The CEO of Best Buy is a piece of shiat of a person. I only wish they had died sooner.


Circuit Sh*tty died. Bastard Buy is still around, for now.
 
2013-07-17 09:59:22 AM  
 
2013-07-17 10:05:50 AM  
...NAAAAAAAAHHSSSAPANIAAAAAA
 
2013-07-17 10:07:55 AM  
for that price it better have a hole in it for me to stick my d*ck in...
 
2013-07-17 10:08:25 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.


Perhaps some Ludwig Van? Excellent reference my droogie
 
2013-07-17 10:09:22 AM  
they aren't even electrostatic..?!?
 
2013-07-17 10:16:15 AM  

farkerts: for that price it better have a hole in it for me to stick my d*ck in...


I you get 'em from Best Buy, you know that most of the sales staff has in fact done that.  A few during store hours.
 
2013-07-17 10:16:20 AM  

Cheron: Had a coworker who was essentially an adult 14 year old with no common sense or self control.  Even though he was into death metal he pair $120 for a 2 foot power cord that was "super low resistance" and $90 for billeted, low oxygen pure copper wall socket.  Claimed he could hear the noise in the incoming power.

/yes he had monster cables


Some people can.

Neil Young, in his autobiography, said he tell, by sound of his amps, if the frequency of the incoming electricity is 60 hz or not.

That being said:  A fool and his money is soon parted.
 
2013-07-17 10:18:23 AM  
Am I the only one who thought about this guy after seeing the speakers?

scummvm.org
 
2013-07-17 10:18:24 AM  

Rapmaster2000: My Night Ranger cassettes would sound awesome on that.


Pretty sure it was Golden Earring.

epguides.com
 
2013-07-17 10:19:08 AM  

CJHardin: One of my favorite items on Amazon.  The reviews are worth reading.

http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-K2-Terminated-Speaker-Cable/product -r eviews/B000J36XR2/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_see_all_top?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


Ye Gods that is awesome.
 
2013-07-17 10:23:03 AM  

SpectroBoy: To an audiophile it doesn't matter that their power has already traveled many miles on the cheapest copper the power company could buy, through the cheapest house wiring your contractor could buy, and out the outlet that the contractor bought for $3, all before it hits this magical last 10 feet.

But don't take my word on it, here is the psuedo science from the web site:

AudioQuest NRG-10 uses solid Perfect Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors in a Self Shielding Counter-Spiral Hyperlitz. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, which is the greatest single source of distortion in an audio cable or an AC power cable. PSC+ copper's exceptionally high purity, nearly perfect surface finish, and refined interior grain structure dramatically reduce distortion compared to OFHC or other metals.


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Every time I see something like that, I think to myself, "Is this for real, or is it from an article in The Onion?" Not only that, most of those high-tension lines that carry the power to your local grid are aluminum - lighter, stronger, and cheaper.

Of course, the only real (but still questionable) benefit that "audiophile" products provide to the buyer is bragging rights. Of course, they're certainly beneficial to the wallets of the manufacturers' executives, and the stores that carry them. As for me, any random power cord that's rated for the necessary current draw is fine with me. If I need speaker cables, I'll go with Belden 5000UE at $0.52 a foot if I'm feeling fancy or running it through walls, or good old zip cord if I'm not.
 
2013-07-17 10:23:07 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Audiophilia is a mental disorder.


It strikes me that I could get operatic prostitutes who can also cook a steak for far less than that amount, and of course, I'd have dessert as well.
 
2013-07-17 10:28:21 AM  

megarian: For that much money, it had better open cans, vibrate, and moonlight as a designated driver

suck my dick.
 
2013-07-17 10:29:56 AM  

skinink: I need speakers like these to listen to my 128kbps encoded MP3 songs.


It has to be said. Most digital tracks have the fidelity and range of an infomercial broadcast on AM Talk Radio.

And before I get the "you're probably deaf, old man!" line, I just had my hearing tested. It's perfect at all frequencies, to which I attribute using ear plugs when I performed on stage, and not using ear buds for phones/MP3 players, etc.

I got to yell "STOP MUMBLING" to my family, who, apparently, have difficulty aiming their heads and not trailing off when speaking.

I've babied my ears, as there is deafness in my family. I notice the clear signs of frequency loss in people considerably younger than me, likely due to constant high-volume ear bud usage and a steady diet of compressed, clipped AutoTunage, drums 'n' bass.

/tinny, not woody.
 
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