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Author Topic: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....  (Read 2097 times)

Jens Brewer

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Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« on: March 14, 2007, 01:29:23 pm »

I hate to give this guy any more press, but this was just too funny.

Check out Jack Alexander's latest article in LiveSound! magazine.  It's about cabling, and he buys completely into the audiophile hokum, especially regarding IEC power cables.  I just love the idea that having 3' of $1000 cable at the end of a 250' run of $.10/ft. Romex is going to improve your system.  

Don't get me wrong, good quality cabling is important, but not for the reasons he purports here.  His opening argument about the 700ft. of 16ga. speaker wire is not the issue, it's the stuff that follows.  I'd love to have this guy over for a properly conducted ABX session sometime.  

Check it out if you want a good 2 minute chuckle.
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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 02:55:40 pm »

Man Jens, get on the bandwagon. All the venues I work at I made them replace all the power cabling that I tie into with solid gold cable all the way back to the power plant. My feeder is solid platinum 6/4. You wouldn't believe how good it makes my Behringer rig sound  Laughing
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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 03:02:30 pm »

Tom Manchester wrote on Wed, 14 March 2007 14:55

Man Jens, get on the bandwagon. All the venues I work at I made them replace all the power cabling that I tie into with solid gold cable all the way back to the power plant. My feeder is solid platinum 6/4. You wouldn't believe how good it makes my Behringer rig sound  Laughing



Behringer? Oh right, the "A" rig.  Laughing



Sorry, but I still think my Bose rig sounds better then the Behringer rig. Razz



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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 03:49:48 pm »

Jens Brewer wrote on Wed, 14 March 2007 13:29

I hate to give this guy any more press, but this was just too funny.

Check out Jack Alexander's latest article in LiveSound! magazine.  It's about cabling, and he buys completely into the audiophile hokum, especially regarding IEC power cables.  I just love the idea that having 3' of $1000 cable at the end of a 250' run of $.10/ft. Romex is going to improve your system.  


That article is disgusting.

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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 04:44:20 pm »

I tried to get our company president to carry that $1k IEC crap, I know we have enough rich and wacked people to make great ROI.  Something about ethics and not being able to sleep at night...

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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 05:25:52 pm »

Caleb Dick wrote on Wed, 14 March 2007 16:44

 I know we have enough rich and wacked people to make great ROI.  Something about ethics and not being able to sleep at night...
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That much money can buy a whole lot of sleeping pills!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 06:23:27 pm »

Evan, I know a guy here in town who uses a Behringer mixer INTO a Bose pogo-system. I guess that's the ultimate system, a "Boseringer"....

It's the closest thing to a Vocalmaster you can find..
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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 11:28:11 pm »

hey.... the local high school still has a vocalmaster system their using for stage monitors Razz

I would say that its a better setup than any bose, behringer setup.... Razz
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Re: Your IEC cables are ruining your rigs.....
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 12:00:11 pm »

Duane Massey wrote on Wed, 14 March 2007 18:23

Evan, I know a guy here in town who uses a Behringer mixer INTO a Bose pogo-system. I guess that's the ultimate system, a "Boseringer"....

It's the closest thing to a Vocalmaster you can find..



How dare you insult the mighty Vocal Master this way!

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