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    How?

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    Ok so the cable looks nice, it's the price that is dumb.

    $500 for a directional 1.5m ethernet cable! WTF?

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    Wow - I wonder if I used it on my home network, I can say things like:
    • "OMG - my Powerpoint files look much more vivid and detailed!"
    • "Email messages are a joy to read with more depth and clarity!"
    • "Excel spreadsheets exhibit a lushness and vibrancy unparalleled when compared to using COTS UTP Cat5e or Cat6!"

    :p:D;)

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    And I'm sure there are people out there who will buy this. Insane....
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    I agree $500 for an Ethernet cable is the dumbest thing anyone could buy. I wonder were the market research was on that one.

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    Most of the people I know think I'm insane for spending 500 bucks on a subwoofer.

    Maybe I should show them this cable.
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    Maybe it comes with a free receiver.
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    Oh really now????

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    For $500 and it's not even snagless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchowmein View Post
    For $500 and it's not even snagless.
    I was going to buy and then saw that, just couldn't bring myself to buy it.
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    I think it's a heck of a price for the quality !

    Just look at what you're getting for only $499:


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    The Denon ethernet cable has both an OUTER and an INNER hood ! Dual hood system.

    The Denon ethernet cable has a bushing that keeps the cable from pulling free from the plug ! Amazing engineering there.

    The Denon ethernet cable has a special TIN bearing COPPER alloy for the cable shield ! Tin ... AND copper ! Two precious metals.

    The Denon ethernet cable has a special rounded plug lever on the connector to help prevent bending or breaking ! And ..... sit down for this ..... the connector plug has .... CONTACT POINTS !!!!

    You guys just don't appreciate the advanced space-age engineering that went into the design of this wonder.

    Plus keep in mind that this is the long ethernet cable: 1.5 meters !





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    maybe it should be $49.00 instead of $499.00.
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    Look at the price of some of the high end, 5 piece, 1.5 meter interconnects and compare. Still certainly no bargain, but it puts things in perspective a little more.

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    Definitely not a purchase you would make on its own - it is $999 AUD here, but comes "free" with some of the higher end Denon DVD players, such as the 2930 etc ($1699 AUD for that player as a comparison).

    On the latest series of the Denon Link, it does pass DSD I understand to a compatible Denon AVR (like my 3808), so if you don't have the facility for HDMI 1.2 or higher in your Denon SACD player, it would be handy for that. Better to buy it with a DVD player than in stand alone format, for sure.

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    In for ten. Thanks OP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Look at the price of some of the high end, 5 piece, 1.5 meter interconnects and compare. Still certainly no bargain, but it puts things in perspective a little more.
    Not that I would buy one, but if ICs make a difference, why wouldn't this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    Wow - I wonder if I used it on my home network, I can say things like:
    • "OMG - my Powerpoint files look much more vivid and detailed!"
    • "Email messages are a joy to read with more depth and clarity!"
    • "Excel spreadsheets exhibit a lushness and vibrancy unparalleled when compared to using COTS UTP Cat5e or Cat6!"

    :p:D;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Not that I would buy one, but if ICs make a difference, why wouldn't this?
    Analog vs digital transmission. Big differences there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuz View Post
    Analog vs digital transmission. Big differences there.
    Not all ICs transmit an analog signal... ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Not that I would buy one, but if ICs make a difference, why wouldn't this?
    I never said it couldn't make a difference.

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    I don't see much difference in how this is ludicrous but people will boast and spend similar amounts running IC's, speaker cable and power cords. Obviously I wouldn't buy it and apparently neither would the majority here but to say it's stupid to market a cable like that is crazy.

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    This is ludicrous. $500 for a 1.5 meter ethernet cable (cat5? cat5e? cat6? shielded twisted pair?) won't improve your transmission speed when the limitation is the collision transport protocol: TCP/IP (long, boring story that you won't want to hear an explanation). You'd do better upgrading your home network from 100Mbs to 1000Mbs (gigabit) but you'll still be limited by the speed of your player's network port. Heck, Denon's $7,000 AVP-A1HDCI doesn't even run at gigabit speeds.

    Now, if you want to snip off the ends and make these speaker cables that's another story but for network connectivity this is absolutely nuts unless you want bragging rights.

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    I guess if I had everything else I ever wanted I'd buy one but hookers and blow might be a better investment. I'm thinking $100 is more appropriate for what it is.
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    Seems to me this is an attempt to make this out to be product specific, which I seriously doubt. Play on ownership pride and all that sh!t...

    IMHO even $100 is a little much, but not totally out of question.

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    Guys, I don't think that's a standard network cable but a Denon link cable. Still, even if it has the wires connected differently, you could make one yourself for practically nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    Guys, I don't think that's a standard network cable but a Denon link cable. Still, even if it has the wires connected differently, you could make one yourself for practically nothing.
    I believe the only difference between Cat5 and a DenonLink cable is shielding (at least from what I can find from Googling).

    I'd love to see someone using a DenonLink setup plug in a Cat5 ethernet cable and say if it works.
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    If that's the case, then it's really odd they even make this cable. Would be better just to include a regular network cable in the package. Then again, making their own expensive cable is a way to try to boost the brand image. I don't think they anticipate selling many of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I guess if I had everything else I ever wanted I'd buy one but hookers and blow might be a better investment. I'm thinking $100 is more appropriate for what it is.
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    Looks to me like marketing straight out of the Monster play book.Or AQ for that matter. Seriously, who NEEDS $12,000 speakers cables???
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    Quote Originally Posted by obieone View Post
    Seriously, who NEEDS $12,000 speakers cables???
    The "check out my $12,000.00 speaker cable" guy.

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