Expensive AC power cords

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by Link555, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.kimber.com/Products/PowerKords/default.aspx

    Who do these guys take us for?

    Who does this blatant fluff marketing supposed to appeal too?

    Too many time I seen Audiofiles it get sucked into this stuff.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

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    Dude...I hear you...

    Check this one out:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PSPREPC

    $1700 my ass!

    Check out these:
    http://www.stealthaudiocables.com/pricing/

    Or how about this one...
    http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina64.htm

    (That's 2 different references to Schroedinger's Cat in one week on this forum...I think the collective intellect, or perception thereof, is increasing on this site...)

    Here's a fun one...how much would you pay for wood?
    http://www.mother-of-tone.com/acoustic_panel.htm
     
  3. Spase

    Spase Active Member

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    Looks like I really need to start saving some money for cables!
     
  4. mwacoustic

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    Yeah, good idea... pay a couple grand for a power cord a few feet long. Then plug that power cord into... the wall socket? HAHAHAHAHAHA
    I'm in the wrong business!
     
  5. mwacoustic

    mwacoustic Guest

    Trying to think of a good analogy here... how 'bout this: I could sell specially-formulated silver alloy water faucets that water flows through so smoothly that they impart absolutely no taste to the water. Anybody wanna buy one to hook up to your sewer line?
     
  6. Space

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    And that same question can be asked of their International distribution points...

    http://www.kimber.com/Dealers/International.aspx

    More money then brains, that must be the clientele they have existed on, supposedly 25 years and growing?
     
  7. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    Good analogy.

    Great, really...

    I mean I can see the benefit of me getting a SM57 and hooking it up to our cheap system. Would make a noticable diff at least.

    But, $80 aint anywhere near $1700.
     
  8. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    LOL- It’s crazy.....

    I was is in Tokyo recently and was wandering about and went into a high end audio store. 5 floors of audiophile stuff.

    They had everything from speakers to connectors. Power cables for amps cost 3k. The sales guy was trying to convince me he could hear the difference.

    I love audio, but I think that’s insane.
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

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    a little bit of science is fine
    but how you get that to stretch to $1700 completely baffles me

    a fool and their money ...

    " Power cables for amps cost 3k. "
    $3k is a lot of copper, even at todays prices
     
  10. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    Quick Q about power...

    Should ALL your devices in the system should be grounded to the same point regardless of what they're plugged into (granted that all the power for any 1 building including a small church should come from one wire in the end)?

    So if I have a mixer in one branch from the main box, and an amp in another branch, it's fine.
    (I don't think there's a ground problem until I crank the pres, but I haven't pushed the system to stupidity and stuck my ear against the speakers.
     
  11. BobRogers

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