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Mike Sokol

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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 04:38:07 pm »

A few strategically placed box fans will do the trick.

What about solar wind? Do you face into the sun or have your back to the sun for best fidelity? I hate getting electrons clogged up in the cable.

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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 09:27:28 pm »

This thread reminds me...I was making a pass through Guitar Center this past weekend while having a glance around and I specifically heard an employee in the "Live Sound" department tell a customer that their (Guitar Center's) Mogami speaker cable will give the customer 6dB of gain just by upgrading to that specific cable.  Whew....
I would love to see him prove it in a side by side. 

UNLESS he is using REALLY small wire  to be compared against.

There are lies and then there are DAMN lies
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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 12:02:03 pm »

This thread reminds me...I was making a pass through Guitar Center this past weekend while having a glance around and I specifically heard an employee in the "Live Sound" department tell a customer that their (Guitar Center's) Mogami speaker cable will give the customer 6dB of gain just by upgrading to that specific cable.  Whew....

Well, unfortunately, this is a common occurrence at GC. Yes, you can often find a highly knowledgeable employee there-- but more often then not they're so jaded and disgruntled at the corporate atmosphere that pushes for total gross sales (and no returns!) that they'll say whatever they have to say to get-er-done.

I would love to see him prove it in a side by side. 

UNLESS he is using REALLY small wire  to be compared against.

There are lies and then there are DAMN lies

And no way for the customer to disprove it... they're counting on getting straightforward advice from the employee, and if they don't know any better... *sighs*

This may be contributing to GC's decline in sales numbers. Just saying...
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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2014, 12:07:02 pm »

I would love to see him prove it in a side by side. 

UNLESS he is using REALLY small wire  to be compared against.

There are lies and then there are DAMN lies

I can imagine a hypothetical where say a TRS cable delivers 6dB more level than a TS cable with certain quasi-balanced sources and differential inputs. The salesman may have been inarticulate at describing such a scenario, or is just a dumbass and did not understand the mechanism, or is lying.

JR
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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 12:58:24 pm »

I can imagine a hypothetical where say a TRS cable delivers 6dB more level than a TS cable with certain quasi-balanced sources and differential inputs.

Except it was for a speaker cable.

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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2014, 01:02:11 pm »

Except it was for a speaker cable.

That does make it less plausible.  :-[

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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2014, 02:21:40 pm »

I also belong to audiokarma forum and believe me the amount of voodoo b.s. flying around the hi-fi forums is staggering. "Subjective" is just a rotten all around word in audio.
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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2014, 04:12:45 pm »

well your cable with that arrow that shows signal flow is for real BUT you MUST be wearing an ARROW brand shirt for the cable to work properly. wearing any other brand of shirt including a Van Husen will cause the electronic style electrons to roam confused and the signal will be harmonically distorted. as for a heavy metal guitar cable you must be wearing leather and denim or the whole thing will blow. and if you dont understand this take a look at the captains log.
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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2014, 04:26:41 pm »

I also belong to audiokarma forum and believe me the amount of voodoo b.s. flying around the hi-fi forums is staggering. "Subjective" is just a rotten all around word in audio.
You don't need to tell me... I tried to make and sell hifi gear back in the '70s/80s but was ultimately frustrated by the lack of correlation between good performance and good sales. It was world dominated by BS.

JR
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Re: Monster Cable--really??
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2014, 05:55:33 pm »

The car audio guys have equally nonsensical things... such as the gold plated battery connectors.  Perfect for connecting to lead battery terminals!


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