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2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!

Will Fly 19 Jul 10 - 10:59 AM
Lanfranc 19 Jul 10 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,erbert 19 Jul 10 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,Ray 19 Jul 10 - 11:59 AM
stallion 19 Jul 10 - 01:36 PM
Zen 19 Jul 10 - 01:46 PM
TheSnail 19 Jul 10 - 02:22 PM
JohnInKansas 19 Jul 10 - 02:36 PM
Gervase 19 Jul 10 - 03:01 PM
Paul Burke 19 Jul 10 - 03:18 PM
Gervase 19 Jul 10 - 03:28 PM
Nicholas Waller 19 Jul 10 - 06:47 PM
Jack Campin 19 Jul 10 - 07:35 PM
JohnB 20 Jul 10 - 10:13 AM
TheSnail 20 Jul 10 - 10:22 AM
Roger the Skiffler 20 Jul 10 - 11:38 AM
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Subject: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 10:59 AM

Need a new power cable for your amp - or your kettle? Don't spare yourself - get one of these...

You know you want one.


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Lanfranc
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:08 AM

Why stint yourself? You can have a 5m cable for a mere £3,419.95!

Ideal to connect my battery charger to my Bugatti Veyron.

Alan


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:38 AM

At that price, they could at least through in a free Kettle ???


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:59 AM

Clearly the latest wheeze for the gullible Hi-Fi brigade. First they had special speaker leads, then came along exceedingly expensive interconnecting cables now, it seems, they have discovered ridiculous mains leads.

For anyone who believes this sort of tripe, have a look at the equipment used in the average studio; by the people who are producing the records these people are listening to.

I remember an article by Hugh Ford in Studio Sound Magazine many years ago - Mr Ford was a right nit picker and if something was wrong he would find it, he once criticised a tape recorder for having VU meters with scales which differed slightly from the approved British Standard colour - he tested the so called "low capacitance" speaker leads and explained the mathematics behind why they were theoretically better than bell wire. His advice, however, was that the average person would notice no difference providing they kept the speakers within a quarter of a mile of the amplifier.


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: stallion
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 01:36 PM

this is such a con it should be fraud


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Zen
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 01:46 PM

I wonder what the depreciation is once electrons have passed through it?


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: TheSnail
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 02:22 PM

They seem to have had a change in religion/mythology -

"Upgrade to a VALHALLA
We will allow you £750 on your old 2m BRAHMA, £500 on your old 2m VISHNU
or £349 on your old 2m SHIVA."


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 02:36 PM

@#!$!%

The link doesn't seem to want to open for me.

Maybe they've got a weak power cable on their server?

John


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Gervase
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 03:01 PM

Pah - cheapo nonsense. To think I could have squandered £2,200 on a second-rate kettle lead when I could have got the mutt's nuts - 2.5 metres of this for a mere £11,750.00.
And it's got free P&P.
Awesome just got awesomer!


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Paul Burke
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 03:18 PM

That's nothing. I've had the entire National Grid replaced by Litz wire right back to the power station, and the generators rewound with oxygen- free silver wire, and all connections gold plated. The power station uses only pure Tibetan spring water in the platinum boilers, and has been converted from burning coal to charcoal made from the banyan tree. Lubrication is by jasmine-scented extra virgin olive oil, and the utility is staffed entirely by Zen masters. All habitation within a five mile zone around the power station, and the supply lines, has been eradicated, and replaced by organic agriculture and apiary. The frequency of the supply is phase- locked to the humming of the bees.

But I'm still not satisfied. IT IS NOT YET PERFECT. The mission goes on.


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Gervase
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 03:28 PM

Of course it's not perfect. You actually need to support the cable off the ground on wooden isolating spigots turned from pieces of the True Cross.


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 06:47 PM

@ Gervase Webb - "2.5 metres of this for a mere £11,750.00"

But if you went for the 5m cable you'd get a further 2.5 metres for just £7,150 more - get it before they realise they're just throwing this stuff away!

The thing I don't get is this: these short 2.5m power cables from the socket to the "kettle" are in some fashion highly-engineered (though the plugs that plug into the wall don't look very special). But behind your office's or studio's socket is presumably pretty bog-standard not-very-highly-specified cabling - as Paul Burke above suggests - that brings the power through all sorts of cobbled-together links and joins over many tens of miles from wherever it is generated, and presumably somewhere in there is a weakest link, if not hundreds of them.


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Jack Campin
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 07:35 PM

You need the right data cable too:

Denon AKDL1 cable

Denon cable reviews


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: JohnB
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 10:13 AM

For my outdoor speakers, I bought two 50 foot 14gauge extension cords and cut off the end fittings, works great and they were on special for WAY less than normal speaker cable. They are bright yellow too, not sure if that is good or bad.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: TheSnail
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 10:22 AM

Far superior


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Subject: RE: 2m kettle power cable - £2,205 - a must!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 11:38 AM

"...and if you listen very carefully you can now hear where Louis* drops his handkerchief" caption to an old (1960s)Punch cartoon on hi-fi buffs.

RtS
*Mr Armstrong, children, ask your grandad.


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