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Jim McCall
2004-12-31, 09:21
Mark - maybe you can define what "cheap" and ""expensive is for the dealer?

How did you know whether it was an improvement? The dealer didn't do a blind
test for you? He/she really should have made you guess.

Jim

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>
> I would have been sceptical about the benefit of modding the
> squeezebox until yesterday. Up until then I didn't think that
> any change in the digital domain would make any significant
> difference in the audio quality. Then the hi-fi dealer
> switched the digital interconnect between squeezebox and DAC,
> from my cheap cable to an expensive one and there was a
> substantial difference in the sound. We went backwards and
> forwards a few times and it seemed to be real, although I
> had great difficulty believing my ears.
>

Mark Bennett
2004-12-31, 12:32
Hi Jim,

My cable was a 20UKP QED P75 (3m), while the dealers
cable was a Chord (didn't catch the model name) at
200 UKP for 1m.

I admit that we didn't do any blind testing, but the audible
difference was clear. Remember that up until that point my
firm belief was that it would make no difference. If there
was no difference to be heard I would have more easily
accepted that than what I did hear.

I agree that blind testing needs to be done on this, and
I'll look at that next week.

Mark.

On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 08:21 -0800, Jim McCall wrote:
> Mark - maybe you can define what "cheap" and ""expensive is for the dealer?
>
> How did you know whether it was an improvement? The dealer didn't do a blind
> test for you? He/she really should have made you guess.
>
> Jim
>
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> >
> > I would have been sceptical about the benefit of modding the
> > squeezebox until yesterday. Up until then I didn't think that
> > any change in the digital domain would make any significant
> > difference in the audio quality. Then the hi-fi dealer
> > switched the digital interconnect between squeezebox and DAC,
> > from my cheap cable to an expensive one and there was a
> > substantial difference in the sound. We went backwards and
> > forwards a few times and it seemed to be real, although I
> > had great difficulty believing my ears.
> >
>
>
>
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