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Message started by beowulf on 09/27/13 at 00:12:03

Title: Transparent Audio - Naked & Exposed
Post by beowulf on 09/27/13 at 00:12:03

I was just wondering what was so special with that little network box that Transparent Cables is so famous for (and that makes them cost so damn much $$$).

I came accross a site where curiousity got the best of this guy and ... well, check out the link to see what he found. :o

click here

There is a similar site in Swedish, but the pictures speak for themselves ... unfortuntately their findings were similar.

click here

Maybe there's some magic fairy dust we can't see in the pics? >:(

Title: Re: Transparent Audio - Naked & Exposed
Post by kana813 on 09/27/13 at 00:59:32

Old news.

Title: Re: Transparent Audio - Naked & Exposed
Post by beowulf on 09/27/13 at 01:49:34

Not to me ... I'm fairly new to 2 channel audio and speaker cable designs.  I was not expecting that there was a gallon (or two) of snake oil in their little black box. :-?

Anyways, I'm surprised after seeing this people would still pay the outrageous prices for their cables, but maybe it didn't make a big enough splash considering it was a small sort of unknown website ... perhaps if it was posted on Stereophile ... (nevermind, like that would ever happen ;))


Title: Re: Transparent Audio - Naked & Exposed
Post by kana813 on 09/27/13 at 02:32:45

If you're interested in seeing how people react, try posting it on these websites where people have spend big money on Transparent & MIT cables:

www.whatsbestforum.com

www.audioaficionado.org/

BTW, I have a loaner set of $6.5K MIT speaker cables, and I prefer the sound of these:

http://store.jaguaraudiodesign.com/nanotec-systems-sr-sp-speaer-cable-kit/

Title: Re: Transparent Audio - Naked & Exposed
Post by SteveC on 09/27/13 at 03:04:42

That's funny.  a very pricey inductor.   I didn't realize the depth of deception either. wow.

Looking at that picture...  forget the wires... I'd take my $9800 and go say hi to the girl in the lower left.   :)



Title: Re: Transparent Audio - Naked & Exposed
Post by Doorman on 09/27/13 at 03:05:10

Ah, cables !
Until fairly recently, a friend owned a local "bricks & mortar" audio store, with some of the usual suspect re: expensive cables.
After many after hours listening sessions, we concluded the point of diminishing returns sets in rather quickly in cable-land, elsewhere too, for that matter.
I guess how the money is earned to buy those big buck offerings factors in here, To some, it would be small change, others would have a much bigger sacrifice to make.
As always, YMMV !
Don

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