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    Quote Originally Posted by TennMan View Post
    Although he doesn't list his speakers and associated gear in his signature, I think he probably has the best of everything.
    Here you go: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/syst...p?userid=18511

    Thing is, Raife does an almost crazy amount of research into his gear upgrades (or at least that's what I can discern from his threads).

    I think everyone is entitled to their opinions as long as they aren't trying to pass their opinions off as fact and are always willing to keep an open mind. But I think Wayne Dyer said it best:

    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight View Post
    I have nine different audio systems ranging from the Sony "boombox" in my garage to my two channel audio system which has a retail value of over six figures. I don't love the most expensive system and hate the others. They all do what I want them to do, which is play music. My focus in this hobby is on the enjoyment of music, not on the enjoyment and bragging rights of collecting audio gear.
    One thing that does irritate me on this forum is when people denigrate home theater systems as not being good enough for music. I use my HT system as a spare stereo, a surround sound system, and even enjoy multi-channel stereo. While my two channel system is an order of magnitude better in quality, and price, I have no problem at all using the HT system for music. Some nights I even alternate between the two just for variety. However, I do need to upgrade the jumpers on my surround (rear) speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    Here you go: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/syst...p?userid=18511

    Thing is, Raife does an almost crazy amount of research into his gear upgrades (or at least that's what I can discern from his threads).
    I do a crazy amount of research for anything costing over 50 bucks.
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    DK, thanks for the in-depth and detailed response. I have a couple character flaws that would make it difficult to listen to music with such focus. First, I don't have a lot of patience. I've been that way my whole life. I always want to get the end result as fast as possible and skip the foreplay. Which sometimes doesn't make me popular with the ladies. I'm working on that! Second, I have trouble sitting still and paying attention. I'll start playing a CD with the intention of just focusing on the words and instruments, then ten minutes later I suddenly realize that for the past five minutes I've been trying to solve a work problem or personal problem and the music had become secondary. Now movies on the other hand, seem to do a good job of holding my attention. They are like a vacation from my life, an escape. I'm terribly guilty of playing music, sitting down in my chair, and using my tablet while listening. I have to give credit to the people that can hold their focus for such an extended period of time with no distractions. I can't even sit in a chair without constantly squirming around in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennMan View Post
    Although he [DK] doesn't list his speakers and associated gear in his signature, I think he probably has the best of everything.
    I have been reluctant to call attention to my audio gear since a forum member looked at my system showcase and diagnosed me with Asperger's syndrome.

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    DK-
    Finally, and this is not meant as an insult: I think you have Asperger's. I work with a guy that has it and your posts are absolutely full of markers... even your system showcase pics have some hints of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight View Post
    I have been reluctant to call attention to my audio gear since a forum member looked at my system showcase and diagnosed me with Asperger's syndrome.
    Kind of funny you mentioned that. Some of that thread seemd to go down much the same road as this one. Hmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bubbles View Post
    Kind of funny you mentioned that. Some of that thread seemd to go down much the same road as this one. Hmmmmmm
    That's typical of cable threads.
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    Is Asperger's the one where you yell out obscenities? That's the disorder that I'd like to have. Sometimes I would love to be able to yell out four letter words and not get into any trouble for it. Since I can't sit still for any length of time, I figure I already have either Attention Deficit Disorder or worms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermitism View Post
    I figure I already have either Attention Deficit Disorder or worms.
    Given your locale...I'm thinking worms. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Given your locale...I'm thinking worms. LOL
    I'll second that notion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermitism View Post
    Is Asperger's the one where you yell out obscenities?
    No. That is Tourette syndrome.

    Tourette syndrome

    Asperger syndrome
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennMan View Post
    I might be guilty of trying too hard to make my point but I'm not bashing anyone. I'm just expressing my opinion (and it's just that and nothing more) on why some people claim to hear differences in audio components that the average person cannot. I don't mean any disrespect to DK or anyone else on this forum.

    I think DK is probably one of the smartest and most well educated men on this forum when it comes to audio equipment. Although he doesn't list his speakers and associated gear in his signature, I think he probably has the best of everything. I wish I could say the same of myself and my equipment. I read everything he writes and learn a lot from it. That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything he says. I'm sure he doesn't agree with a lot, or maybe most, of what I say but that doesn't mean we are bashing each other. We are just expressing differing opinions in a civil manner.
    TennMan, I was referring to those that *generally* disagree with those that can hear differences in cables and other components.

    However, telling people that can hear differences in cables and other components that they are "drinking the cool-aid" is what I would consider "bashing". However, have others done worse? Absolutely. Furthermore, I personally don't take offense to the comment. I know what I can hear, I however, do not know what I cannot hear.
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    There's different grades of Kool-Aid, I prefer the El Supremo.
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    Haha! Shows you the last time I drank some Kool-Aid! I mispelled the name!
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight View Post
    I do a crazy amount of research for anything costing over 50 bucks.
    And what we all need to be grateful for is your willingness and ability to share it on the forum!

    Thanks for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Haha! Shows you the last time I drank some Kool-Aid! I mispelled the name!
    I also have the Steely Dan T-shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    ...yet you argue the fact that jumper cables make a difference when they carry an analog signal.
    Where did I ever say that?


    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    I'm a bit confused on your stance here? You say that they make a difference, but actually HEARING the difference is absurdity?
    Perceiving the difference, not hearing it.

    Kinda like when someone eggs your car. Technically it's damaged (There are microscopic scratches all over the paint finish) but who is really able to see and distinguish that damage after washing off the egg?
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    at least you are consistent...

    you knew a lot about photography the other day...

    now this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkphoto View Post
    at least you are consistent...

    You knew a lot about photography the other day...

    Now this...
    ^^^this^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by villian View Post
    Kinda like when someone eggs your car.
    You've had your car egged......LOL

    Says a lot about you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    You've had your car egged......LOL

    Says a lot about you.
    I'd also say his house has probably been egged and TPed...just a hunch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by villian View Post
    Where did I ever say that?
    First you said it here: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...=1#post2040160

    And again here: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...=1#post2040967

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    Quote Originally Posted by villian View Post
    If you can prove to me that 0's and 1's sound differently via different cables, then please do.
    It doesn't work like that here. The proof lies on you to prove that they don't. The vast majority of us here already know the facts, time for you to school yourself. Be forewarned, you might actually learn something.

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    Blue Fox, I originally thought I was going for the same thing. After having the most horrendous Sharp HTIB I finally got what I thought was a decent H/T system.Thought because it failed miserably at playing music at the quality I thought a new 90watt Yamaha would deliver. Movies were great, the opening scene of Valkerie for example when the Mustang comes in for the attack and the akak goes off and then the machines the room shook. When it came to music, it was a major diappointment where at a high volume (not earth shaking by any means) the avr clipped and went into protecto mode. I was lucky it came back and even luckier that the avr had pre/outs and as soon as could afford it I got the stand alone Adcom which made all the difference. Point being I did have a bad experience using my h/t avr for music. Are there better avr than my RX-V665 of course but it should have performed better than what it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villian View Post
    Have you ever accidentally pressed the button during the hearing tests?

    I rest my case.
    I never disputed that humans make mistakes. What is your point?



    Quote Originally Posted by villian View Post
    PS - Control of the brain is easier said then done. The key is "Subconscious" bias, and the last time I checked NO human is fully in control of their subconscious.
    I disagree that listening biases are subconscious. Where is your documented proof of this?
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    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Holy Crap! I figured this would be over by now. This is just sad at this point.
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    Nothing wrong with a little entertainment value every now and then.

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    I like good entertainment but when a movie gets much longer than 3 hours it starts getting uninteresting too.
    If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of Progress?!


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    The classics never get old my friend. We have some threads from years ago we still dig up every now and then for the simple entertainment. What can we say, we're simple animals.

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    It does seem like any thread that gets active about any sort of cable talk always attracts people who've been a member of the forum for a month, have 50 posts, and insist that anything to do with cables is placebo, and expect you to prove something to them.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.

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