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I saw that you went on a limb and put down quite a large sum of cash on those cables. Awesome deal! Although I almost feel a tad responsible! :)
I will admit, I have never heard of Acoustic Zen. How do they sound? Did you notice any vast improvement? Well worth the bills? Reviews man - give us some reviews :)
04-09-2003, 02:15 PM
Shiat......for $4500, the things better effin bring in the paper and have dinner on the table each night........
Congrats if ya like them Gary......I just wouldn't ever in a million years even consider putting that kind of coin into wire. Good wire is needed, but I can't imagine that one needs to spend that much to attain good sound......
Side note......the people that rant and rave about how unnecessary a THX system is based on marketinghype, picing, etc., I'd expect that they chime in here on how insane it is to spend nearly $5k on WIRES!!!!!
04-09-2003, 02:20 PM
I'm not going there, if Gary found a good match for his rig, and is happy with his purchase, more power to him.
Where did you see this Sean, system showcase?
Check the "new adcom" thread on this board. It should only be a few threads below..
Indeed, that is a huge chunk of change on just cable's. I never expected Gary to spend that much, maybe half at the most. But it appears as if he has the gear that could benefit from it.
I cannot speak for Gary, but I do know there are people such as myself, that are rather anal compulsive about their sound. You can never get enough quality..... and if you have the money to freely spend, its not an object. Me? Well we all know how difficult it can be to satisfy me when it comes to quality rigs. :)
Individuals who boast incredibly high expectations, desire nothing more than close to perfection, such an expense can seem very justifiable.
Just a whole other breed, of listener :)
04-09-2003, 03:18 PM
that's a lot of greenbacks for cables. but if it makes you happy, and makes your system rock..why not?
FYI. I just spent $120 on Monster Z2 biwires. :lol:
04-09-2003, 06:19 PM
I'll chime in. While I think THX is hyperbole, I firmly believe in high-end cables. My MIT IC's and bi-wires at $3000.00 retail are worth every penny. I just ordered a PS Audio X-Stream "Statement" power cord ($450.00) to replace the wimpy stock one on my amp as I saw it as the weak link in the chain. I'll post a review after it arrives. Looking at Gary's gear, I'd say he made the right move.
04-10-2003, 06:02 AM
I agree it was financially dumb "BUT" of you got ten thousand dollar speakers
and a six thousand dollar amp and a four thousand dollar cd player ,you'd probably better put some decent cables
with the rig. other wise it would be like taking a big muscle car (like maybe a old CUDA' with a 440 3 deuce intake and putting a little ford PINTO motor in it and expecting it to kick some butt..ha,ha,ha,ha,and Shaun could be partly responsible for that -and these wires are only a fraction of the price of the nordhost top of the line.
Acoustic zen's are from california (San Marcos) actually and are in class "A" ratings of stereophole--they are pretty eaisy for me to obtain as i live about 60 miles from the factory. AS a matter of fact my whole new rig is about a month old now--this upgrade bug can really bite but it's all over now andi am looking forward to just concentrating on buying one cd every payday until i can recoupe--ill let you know how they perform after i get them burned in..
04-10-2003, 06:33 AM
Sorry for mispelling Seans name..
As long as you dont use "seen", its cool. :)
Will be anticipating your review bud.
04-20-2003, 02:40 PM
i think that the interconnects are the only cable to spluge on, as long as the speaker cables are 12g and have real good connecting ends you will be alright
04-20-2003, 02:52 PM
hey gary, please send pictures, and i wish i could be there to help to set up your dream system, im jealous. man i know how you feel i been there but i didnt have the funds to do what you can do.
and do what you think is best, given hell.
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