Posted April 22 2003 - 01:09 AM
Shane: Regarding your statement...If I owned a sub $1k home theater system, I wouldn't buy aftermarket powercords either...as you were responding to my post, for the record, my main HT system set me back $20,000 and is comprised of: B&K Reference 50 pre/peo, Sherbourn 7/2100 amplifier, Mitsubishi WS65907 RPTV, IScan Pro line doubler, Dish network DSS system, Yamaha DVD player, Mitsubishi SVHS recorder, Dunlavy SC-1AV speakers across the front, Axiom QS8's for the rear, and thats not counting the outfitting of my dedicated HT room that with treatments and decor set me back thousands more. Also, as I mentioned I did purchase upgraded, high cost cables, for all components. And I really don't see myself as a HI FI person but a midfi person. Also, my Peavey tube amp with speaker cabinet set me back about $1K, my Fender BassMan head with 4x12 cabinet easily over $1,500, my amps for my acoustic insturments a few thousand more, so I believe that I have, at least, made a modest investment in amps and electronic equipment. And let's not forget my NAD T-752 that is the heart of my dedicated music room and my Yamaha RX-V2095 that powers my HT in my bedroom complete with Infinity Overture 2's for mains, Axiom VP-150 center channel and Infinity RS3's for the rear effects. Then there's the old Technics amp that powers the Infinity RS4's that is in my wife's office and then the Mitsubishi 50" NTSC set thats in the spare bedroom and the Toshiba 36" set that is in the HT bedroom I mentioned earlier. You might also include the 8 channel mixer I use for my music recording and while not really HT, my investment in my 6 guitars, led by my Gibson Les Paul 56 flametop set me back about $20K just for them. And every piece of this equipment has had some sort of major upgrade to its cables. No difference.
And responding to Armand's quote of...
- His hearing isn't trained to pick up the differences
I respond with my earlier post: Some would say that there is something wrong with my ears. Maybe there is. I won't rule out the possibility. But I can pick out each individual instrument in any piece of work, regardless of the genre, and tell you the pitch, key, parameter, and clearly define its timber and what it brings to the whole composition. Also, if it is a guitar, keyboard, flute, or harp, I can play the piece with very little practice time. I have been playing for 34+ years and despite studying music composition in the last few years, played the greater part of those 34+ years completly by "ear". So I trust my ears
- He is using low end electronics where differences are much harder to hear.
See this post.
- His situation is ideal: there is for instance no RF interference whatsoever.
I have had most of this equipment in 2 seperate homes.
I am not saying that upgraded cables do not make a difference. I am only saying that they did not make a difference to ME. But saying that this is because my system is sub $1K or that my ears aren't trained is just not an accurate statement.