From: Raymond Keattch on 23 Jun 2008 13:22
On 23/06/2008 18:03:44, The Real Doctor wrote:
> On 23 Jun, 15:18, "Raymond Keattch" <ray.keat...(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>> On 23/06/2008 07:30:00, The Real Doctor wrote:
>> > On 22 Jun, 23:30, "Raymond Keattch" <ray.keat...(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>> >> You can't say what wire you use and why, so I guess I will just have to think
>> >> hypocrite.
>> > A friend of mine got all excited over some speaker leads he had
>> > bought, because they were made of "oxygen free high conductivity
>> > copper". He was just a little crestfallen when I pointed out what
>> > kettle leads are made of ...
>> I wouldn't be upset, because if they made the system as a whole sound better
>> than what I used before, I wouldn't care if they were made out of washing
>> machine cable.
> Well there's a coincidence. Guess what washing machine cable is made
> out of!
Bad example, but you understood my sentiment
Rover 75 CDTi
From: SteveH on 23 Jun 2008 13:43
Adrian <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> "Raymond Keattch" <ray.keattch(a)nowhere.com> gurgled happily, sounding much
> like they were saying:
> > Apart from patting dry the odd water droplet, I do not have to spend
> > ages wiping the car and wringing out the cloth/chamois.
> Umm, no, nor do I.
OK, so I do occasionally polish the Passat and most of the time I get a
Pole in a supermarket car-park to wash it, but.... I can wash and dry
both the Passat and the 75 with 2 buckets of water and a chamois in less
than half an hour. Including wiping around the door shuts with a damp
SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo'
www.italiancar.co.uk - Ducati 750SS - Hongdou GY200
Alfa 75 TSpark - Alfa 156 TSpark - B6 Passat 2.0TDI SE
From: Peter Parry on 23 Jun 2008 14:06
On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 23:23:17 -0700 (PDT), The Real Doctor
>I know someone who spent �6,000 (fifteen years ago) for a set of
>interconnects for his hi-fi. You'll be surprised to hear that it
>sounded much better with them ...
www.russandrews.com has a really good deal on kettle leads at the
moment. You can pick up a 1.2m IEC connector for only �738.00. For
your "interconnects" (didn't they used to be called wires?) a 1m pair
with XLR connectors is a mere �1,575.99. The speaker wire isn't quite
such a bargain at �9,288.00 for two 11ft lengths but that's still
saving of �1,000 over the normal price.
For a mere �2,475.00 you can clean your mains with a Balanced Mains
unit (professional installation recommended).
You can also buy a nice set of earplugs for listening to concerts for
�13 (don't ask me - I didn't understand it either but apparently they
Compared with this spending your life obsessively cleaning (sorry
"detailing") cars seems to be quite normal behaviour.
From: The Real Doctor on 23 Jun 2008 15:25
On 23 Jun, 18:22, "Raymond Keattch" <ray.keat...(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
> On 23/06/2008 18:03:44, The Real Doctor wrote:
> > Well there's a coincidence. Guess what washing machine cable is made
> > out of!
> Bad example, but you understood my sentiment
Yes, I do ... and I'm quite impressed to "meet" an audiophile who
doesn't just listen to the price tag!
From: The Real Doctor on 23 Jun 2008 15:29
On 23 Jun, 19:06, Peter Parry <pe...(a)wpp.ltd.uk> wrote:
> www.russandrews.comhas a really good deal on kettle leads at the
> moment. You can pick up a 1.2m IEC connector for only £738.00.
Oh dear god.
"Both cables use copper which has been specially developed to handle
mains voltages, and use insulation which has less of a degrading
effect on the mains current. The Palladian models feature innovative
SWR enhancement technology that dampens musically destructive
electrical standing wave reflections."
There is a line between obsessive geekery and cold-hearted
exploitation of the mentally ill - and that company is way, way, way
over the line.