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post #31 of 66
Big cable but to me a little overacting in the shot. I mean does he really have to strugle that much to lift 16lbs!

Or is just the epitome of cable geek
post #32 of 66
The first cable to include a "block and tackle" as part of the installation kit
post #33 of 66
Re-reading the ammended first post makes me concerned about the 4 BAMs (Big Ass Magnets).

They may cause problems around any CRT based TV or monitor.
post #34 of 66
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has 4 BAMs (Big Ass Magnets)
I would be afraid to have sensitive electronics, expensive watches, etc around those magnets.

On the upside, I can use those Big Ass Magnets instead of those puny magnet skin patches when my arthritis acts up
post #35 of 66
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You would still need RFI and EMI protection. But, of course that could always be accomplished by using the "cone of silence" :

You can come up with some seriously weird stuff man... as he backs away two steps for safety... but gives a courtesy bow while doing so.
post #36 of 66
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It is a balanced digital AES/EBU cable (XLR connectors)...
Wait a minute! This is a digital cable? Geez... all of that for nothing.
post #37 of 66
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You can come up with some seriously weird stuff man... as he backs away two steps for safety... but gives a courtesy bow while doing so.
What's funny is I actually remember watching this scene on TV! I believe it was an episode of "Get Smart!" where the round domes were used as anti eavesdropping device..

BTW, a new movie release of "Get Smart" is coming out this summer.
Get Smart (2008)
post #38 of 66
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Re-reading the ammended first post makes me concerned about the 4 BAMs (Big Ass Magnets).

They may cause problems around any CRT based TV or monitor.
Rick would just tell you that you need to upgrade all of your equipment.
post #39 of 66
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I'm sure this thing sounds absolutely incredible.
Mistake #1.

I am sure it sounds like any other AES/EBU cable, and will remain convinced of that until I can compare it to a more reasonably priced cable in a blind test.
post #40 of 66
So THAT'S why us Floridians lost power on Tuesday. Someone actually bought and used one of those things... how inconsiderate.
post #41 of 66
that is some rediculously huge cable. Wonder how hard it is to bend that sucker, with 4 gauge wires in it.

oh man, I remember that episode of Get Smart too! I'm pretty excited about the remake.
post #42 of 66
Actually, the cone of silence was used in many episodes. The joke was that they couldn't hear each other and had to yell, thus defeating the purpose.

I wish they would show the series in it's entirety on American Life channel.
I have been watching all of the seasons of Mission Impossible, Green Hornet, Rat Patrol, Land of the Giants, and Time Tunnel (thanks to DVR).

I remember when I was 4 years old in 1963 and the announcer would say, "Coming up next...Time Tunnel in living Technicolor", and when it came on, it was in B&W and I asked my mom why it was like that?
She responded with a very simple "you have to have a color TV to see it in color".
How can my parents top-o-the-line Zenith Console TV not be in color? It had a built in record player (Not your average VPI) and am/fm radio in the cabinet on top of the TV and BAS (big ass speakers) on both sides with georgeous cloth grills.

A year earlier, I was with my grandma watching Tom and Jerry on the same TV and was mad because they interrupted my cartoon to announce that JFK had just been shot.

Am I breaking any cobwebs with some of the older members?
post #43 of 66
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Actually, the cone of silence was used in many episodes. The joke was that they couldn't hear each other and had to yell, thus defeating the purpose.

I wish they would show the series in it's entirety on American Life channel.
I have been watching all of the seasons of Mission Impossible, Green Hornet, Rat Patrol, Land of the Giants, and Time Tunnel (thanks to DVR).

I remember when I was 4 years old in 1963 and the announcer would say, "Coming up next...Time Tunnel in living Technicolor", and when it came on, it was in B&W and I asked my mom why it was like that?
She responded with a very simple "you have to have a color TV to see it in color".
How can my parents top-o-the-line Zenith Console TV not be in color? It had a built in record player (Not your average VPI) and am/fm radio in the cabinet on top of the TV and BAS (big ass speakers) on both sides with georgeous cloth grills.

A year earlier, I was with my grandma watching Tom and Jerry on the same TV and was mad because they interrupted my cartoon to announce that JFK had just been shot.

Am I breaking any cobwebs with some of the older members?
I've often thought it would be cool to refurbish an old console, and upgrade it with modern electronics and speaker drivers.

Can't say you rung any bells with me though Aaron, as you're much older than me, I was only 2 in 1963.
post #44 of 66
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Has anyone had a chance to listen to one of these yet, or even their flagship Genesis line (aside from the VD staff)?
I have a pair of Genesis ICs coming. One of these years, anyway (there is a looooooooooooooong lead time for these). No, they aren't as absurdly gargantuan as these Judge cables (good Lord Rick, where the hell do you go after this? ), but they are plenty heavy. Yes, I'm very concerned and anxious about how much stress they might put on the RCA jacks of my gear. I already have Master 3.0 ICs on there, and they are heavy enough as it is. I've had to build little "platforms" of brick-a-brack to brace and hold up the front end of the Master and Night power cords so they don't overly stress the IEC jacks of my gear. If they didn't sound so damn good, I wouldn't put up with this, but there you go.


It's unlikely I will comment on the Genesis ICs here because I know any such thread will just be eaten alive and hopelessly derailed by the usual suspects. A review may appear on Positive Feedback instead.
post #45 of 66
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If they didn't sound so damn good, I wouldn't put up with this, but there you go.
And there's the rub.

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It's unlikely I will comment on the Genesis ICs here because I know any such thread will just be eaten alive and hopelessly derailed by the usual suspects. A review may appear on Positive Feedback instead.
That's pretty sad. Please don't let people like that interfere in your reviews here. Many of us value your opinions as they help guide us to smart purchases. I absolutely want to read your thoughts on the Genesis cables and if you didn't post them in this forum I'd be quite disappointed.
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