One for the ridiculous files.

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by hueseph, May 22, 2009.

  1. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't there a thread about this stuff a while back? Here's a great new tool for.....tools...er...audiophiles. Got money coming out of your ying yang? Here's the gear for you! An $800 power chord and a $1600 power bar to boot!
     
  2. audiokid

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    The Essence Reference Power Cord

    hueseph,

    Unbelievable, this one tops all I think! How did you find this link?
     
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    Re: The Essence Reference Power Cord

    Guitar Player Magazine! HUH? Yeah. I guess money is money, even if it's coming from scammers. What's worse is that Victor Wooten is endorsing these. Sure Woot can afford them but come on. That's highway robbery!
     
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    I knew there was a site specifically for this type of product. Here it is.

    Oh There are so many more:

    http://www.svalanderaudio.com/solidtech/coseng.php
    http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...at-7-2005.html
    http://www.shakti-innovations.com/hallograph.htm
    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/a...esonators.html
    http://www.pearcable.com/sub_products_anjou_sc.htm

    And finally a blind test to verify it all:

    http://consumerist.com/362926/do-coa...monster-cables
     
  5. jg49

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    Hey Hueseph how's your foot healing?
     
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    Well, as you can see, I have a lot of time on my hands :lol:. Going stir crazy. It's better but not good yet. I still can't drive. I accidentally put weight on my foot getting out of the car and boy did that feel good! We'll see what the doctor has to say on Tuesday. Thanks for asking.
     
  7. blaumph2cool

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    WOW! 12 foot pair - $7250. i think they forgot to put the decimal and take out the zero. Unbelievable.
     
  8. Cucco

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    How about this one:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=KKPK10PAL

    or this:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=KKWG330I
    When your $.49 plugs just aren't good enough.

    Or this - when your $.97 hospital grade receptacles aren't enough:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=KKWG381

    Or when scrap wood just won't cut it:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CRMWDN L6

    Or how about the $15,000 pair of audio interconnects:
    http://www.stereophile.com/cables/1206tara/

    Oh...and they were raided recently by federal law enforcement for mislabelling their products "Made in the USA" when they are actually made in Asia...

    What a hoot...
     
  9. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

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    Another one of my favorite ones was the Monster Cable telephone cord!!!

    $79 for a high-quality telephone cord. Ummm...I don't like listening to my mother-in-law and telemarketers (the only people who know my home phone number) talk anyway...do I need it to be a crystal clear, bandwidth limited, compressed, grating, annoying pain in my a$$?
     
  10. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    That does it. I've had the wrong hobby all these years. I'm going into high end cables and cable elevators. Apparently I can make more in one sale than I have in a year!
     
  11. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can, these people are simply nuts. I was in Japan and I went to high end home audio store. Power cables for $3000 CAD. I thought I did the conversion wrong so I asked the sales guy....nope $3000 CAD for a power cable.
     
  12. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

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    Wow!! FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 !!

    Wait... do they have anything under $99??
     
  13. Codemonkey

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    Overpriced? Try DIY
     
  14. strungthumb

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    This Really pisses me off... I wonder if any of these BS product reps would be willing to partis in a blind test.
     
  15. DonnyWright

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    the trick would be to start your own power company and run special power lines to these peoples houses so you could charge them by the month.
    you know cheap, like say $5k to $10k per month.
     
  16. FastLane

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    I've heard the best engineers have brown hair, apparently it tightens up the low mids! :D

    Just for Men introduce Just for Sound Engineers, available now at a store near you!
     
  17. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    I have ginger hair, it gives me enough problems in life, never mind mud!
     
  18. FastLane

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    Ah, the curse of us Irish and Scottish :lol:
     

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