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post #16 of 1535
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The right question would be how much percentage of your systems value would you spend on cables.
One more thing about this; how much percentage of a mansion's value should one spend on piping? Would PVC not be sufficient? Would platinum piping really be necessary?
post #17 of 1535
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One more thing about this; how much percentage of a mansion's value should one spend on piping? Would PVC not be sufficient? Would platinum piping really be necessary?
And you want me to stay on topic?
post #18 of 1535
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There you go again, speaking of things you could not possibly know.
You're right, and that's why I used the word, "probably" in my statement. Does a $60,000 headphone amp really even exist? I mean, I'm sure it would be easy to make one, assuming you have enough gold and diamonds.
post #19 of 1535
Im arguing with a guy that goes by the name "CompressedFarts". WTH
post #20 of 1535
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And you want me to stay on topic?
You got me. Sigh. Who let the dogs out?

Feel free to speak of cream cheese, if you please.
post #21 of 1535
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Im arguing with a guy that goes by the name "CompressedFarts". WTH
Resorting to ad-hominem can equate to a shabby line of reasoning for your argument :P
post #22 of 1535
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One more thing about this; how much percentage of a mansion's value should one spend on piping? Would PVC not be sufficient? Would platinum piping really be necessary?
Assuming it transports water faster? Your analogies aren't on the level of your argument. Then you argue how an analogy that is more parallel to your question gets off topic then rant on about it.
post #23 of 1535
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Im arguing with a guy that goes by the name "CompressedFarts". WTH
!!!!!!LMFAO!!!!!

I believe you have confused the word flagellation, with flatulation.

It's about time someone mixed those up.
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!!!!!!LMFAO!!!!!

I believe you have confused the word flagellation, with flatulation.

It's about time someone mixed those up.
Like that one huh?
post #25 of 1535
What you're doing with cabling is making sure you are getting the most out of your system. If I didn't get my headphone recabled, I'd probably go switch to a new headphone or look to get a more expensive amp. Getting recabled allowed me to hear my system to its fullest potential.

It's kind of like having an ultra-fast, quad-core computer, but only 512 MB of RAM. If you're using shoddy cabling, you are potentially bottlenecking your system.

If you don't believe cables don't make a difference, that's fine... But there are many, many people who've recabled and can hear a difference.
post #26 of 1535
I'm not going to vote, although I might at a later date. At this time I'm just going to kindly point out why some *cough* products *cough* may cost more than the parts they are made of. Please note that the following will not and certainly does not apply to all products, but certainly applies to companies who deliver quality products, no matter their price and no matter the parts used.

Take this as you will. I'm sure most of you only hear what you want to anyway.

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There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired.

Several years later, the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multi-million dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone to get the machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.

The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small "x" in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly stated, "This is where your problem is."

The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his services. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges.

The engineer responded:

One chalk mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1
Knowing where to put it . . . . . . . $49,999
post #27 of 1535
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What you're doing with cabling is making sure you are getting the most out of your system. If I didn't get my headphone recabled, I'd probably go switch to a new headphone or look to get a more expensive amp. Getting recabled allowed me to hear my system to its fullest potential.

It's kind of like having an ultra-fast, quad-core computer, but only 512 MB of RAM. If you're using shoddy cabling, you are potentially bottlenecking your system.

If you don't believe cables don't make a difference, that's fine... But there are many, many people who've recabled and can hear a difference.
What my man said!
post #28 of 1535
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Assuming it transports water faster? Your analogies aren't on the level of your argument. Then you argue how an analogy that is more parallel to your question gets off topic then rant on about it.
Well, if you want to go into specific detail of a simple example I made; lets assume the pipes are of exactly the same dimensions. I hope that you are not trying to correlate this to cables in that expensive ones transfer electricity faster than not so expensive ones?

But hey, you're right; the thread went off topic, I pointed it out -- then joined in! Woohoo!
post #29 of 1535
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Well, if you want to go into specific detail of a simple example I made; lets assume the pipes are of exactly the same dimensions. I hope that you are not trying to correlate this to cables in that expensive ones transfer electricity faster than not so expensive ones?

But hey, you're right; the thread went off topic, I pointed it out -- then joined in! Woohoo!
No. I should've meant to say that with platinum, "will it make the water better by maybe making it softer or taste better?"
post #30 of 1535
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No. I should've meant to say that with platinum, "will it make the water better by maybe making it softer or taste better?"
Well, unless the pipe had a filter or something connected to it, I don't see how it could do this, as platinum is relatively non-reactive, and thus would not lead to changing the properties of the water flowing through it.

But hey, I'm totally down with high-jacking this thread and redirecting it toward the topic of water pipes.
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