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Do you consider yourself an audiophile?

Are you an audiophile?

  • Yes

    Votes: 27 13.3%
  • No

    Votes: 72 35.5%
  • Audiophiles are deluded bullshitters

    Votes: 104 51.2%

  • Total voters
    203

existentialist

Fabulous shoes
Nooooo.... you can't do this, think of all the earth leaking out of the cable! You're going to destroy the planet if you don't connect it into something - why do you think earth is always grounded? It's so the earth goes back into the Earth obviously, otherwise all our planet will escape into the atmosphere and we'll turn into a gas planet like jupiter or saturn. Is that what you want? Cos that's what'll happen.

Fortunately I can sell you some end caps for the cable which will stop this from occurring. My crimps look a lot like these cable ends (£8.99 for 70) but in fact they are made of an adamantium/unobtanium alloy to ensure they are strong enough to withstand the various geological forces produced by an ungrounded earth cable. (think how strong an earthquake is - would you trust a standard cable end to hold back that force??).

£8,999 per pair. A bargain for the peace of mind that you are not going to end all life as we know it.
You're worryingly good at this...
 

BigTom

Well-Known Member
what colours do they come in?
*checks amazon listing*

They come in seven colours - green, red, yellow, white, black, blue and pink. Powder coated, the colour makes no difference of course, just choose whichever matches your paint/speakers/decoration, you can even mix and match if you prefer, we individually produce these by hand* to order to ensure perfection so each can be different colours with no change in cost.

*they are produced from the drawer that contains the crimps that we definitely haven't ordered from amazon.
 

BigTom

Well-Known Member
“The colour makes no difference”.

And for a while there you had me thinking you knew about audio.

:rolleyes:
Hah. Just playing the long con so when i charge extra for special colours on audio connected cables, which is where it actually matters, my customers trust me, knowing that I'm not ripping them off because of how I'll tell them not to pay more for particular colours when sealing off non audio connected cables.
See how honest and trustworthy i am? Your snake oil audiophile salesman would not be so honest, but i am the truth teller!

Btw, Did you know snake oil makes for a great cable lubricant? Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to smooth soul and jazz. I have some for sale if you are interested?
 

BigTom

Well-Known Member
Have we had this bargain yet?

Siltech Triple Crown Speaker Cable

Siltech Cables - Emporer Triple Crown Speaker Cable.
a steal at $65,000 for 2 metres.

Siltech’s unique mono-crystal silver conductors already delivered the highest resolution, lowest loss audio signal path, the standard against which other conductors are measured. How could we improve on them? Well, if mono-crystal silver is the best conductor material available, one way to get better performance is to use more of it, creating dimensionally optimized conductors that use more of this costly material. The Triple Crown’s conductors are the largest diameter mono-crystal silver conductors we’ve ever used, a solution that’s only possible in a genuinely cost-no-object design, where the only consideration is ultimate performance.
Dimensionally optimised conductors? I was really hoping they were going to go full on hippy dipshit but alas, they just continued in the pseudo-scientific nonsense but clever sounding words style.

They have some other things too, like a $17,500 kettle lead.
Siltech Cables | Audio Cable, Speaker Cable, Power Cable
 

Saul Goodman

It's all good, man
Have we had this bargain yet?

Siltech Triple Crown Speaker Cable

Siltech Cables - Emporer Triple Crown Speaker Cable.
a steal at $65,000 for 2 metres.



Dimensionally optimised conductors? I was really hoping they were going to go full on hippy dipshit but alas, they just continued in the pseudo-scientific nonsense but clever sounding words style.

They have some other things too, like a $17,500 kettle lead.
Siltech Cables | Audio Cable, Speaker Cable, Power Cable
But it is free shipping. (on orders over $68,000)
 

BigTom

Well-Known Member
Well I'm pretty sure we're going to get to the shipping limit, what with these Tara Lab phono cables for $15,300 for 0.6m:

Tara Labs Grand Master Evolution RCA Digital Cable with HFX

Characteristics:

  • Exceptionally revealing of low-level ambient and spatial information, holographic soundstage, extreme high-frequency extension
  • Phenomenal dielectric construction and RSC conductors create an unbelievable, vanishing low noise floor
Holographic soundstage? That one's new on me.
 

Saul Goodman

It's all good, man
Has anyone actually met an audiophile in real life? I didn't think they actually existed, or weren't allowed to cross over into our realm or something... until my mate introduced me to one. This daft cunt had completely isolated and insulated a room in his house. The room was physically disconnected from the rest of the house, and sat on airbags or something equally stupid. It was electrically isolated from the rest of the house. It had its own special smoothed power supply, and other such shit, and like he was reading from a cue sheet, he listed every single thing he'd had done to the room, and every item in the room was listed, along with its price and why he simply had to buy it, and how the room and its contents cost him more than three times the price of the house. I sat and listened to everything he had to say, before asking "Do you ever get bored of listening to the shite you spew?"
I wasn't invited back.
 

beesonthewhatnow

going deaf for a living
Have we had this bargain yet?

Siltech Triple Crown Speaker Cable

Siltech Cables - Emporer Triple Crown Speaker Cable.
a steal at $65,000 for 2 metres.



Dimensionally optimised conductors? I was really hoping they were going to go full on hippy dipshit but alas, they just continued in the pseudo-scientific nonsense but clever sounding words style.

They have some other things too, like a $17,500 kettle lead.
Siltech Cables | Audio Cable, Speaker Cable, Power Cable
Wow, that site is a goldmine :D
 

Ming

Massive prawns
Has anyone actually met an audiophile in real life? I didn't think they actually existed, or weren't allowed to cross over into our realm or something... until my mate introduced me to one. This daft cunt had completely isolated and insulated a room in his house. The room was physically disconnected from the rest of the house, and sat on airbags or something equally stupid. It was electrically isolated from the rest of the house. It had its own special smoothed power supply, and other such shit, and like he was reading from a cue sheet, he listed every single thing he'd had done to the room, and every item in the room was listed, along with its price and why he simply had to buy it, and how the room and its contents cost him more than three times the price of the house. I sat and listened to everything he had to say, before asking "Do you ever get bored of listening to the shite you spew?"
I wasn't invited back.
I did meet a guy who sellotaped a five pence piece to his turn table to ‘correct the speed’. I couldn’t tell the difference myself but he was a large biker who was a total speed freak so I just agreed enthusiastically with him.
 

Marty1

lol
Has anyone actually met an audiophile in real life? I didn't think they actually existed, or weren't allowed to cross over into our realm or something... until my mate introduced me to one. This daft cunt had completely isolated and insulated a room in his house. The room was physically disconnected from the rest of the house, and sat on airbags or something equally stupid. It was electrically isolated from the rest of the house. It had its own special smoothed power supply, and other such shit, and like he was reading from a cue sheet, he listed every single thing he'd had done to the room, and every item in the room was listed, along with its price and why he simply had to buy it, and how the room and its contents cost him more than three times the price of the house. I sat and listened to everything he had to say, before asking "Do you ever get bored of listening to the shite you spew?"
I wasn't invited back.
Three times the price of his house? :eek:

Can you remember any of his equipment?
 

Saul Goodman

It's all good, man
Three times the price of his house? :eek:

Can you remember any of his equipment?
The only pieces of audio equipment I remember are a pink triangle turntable and a pair of Carver Silver Seven tube amps. The only reason I remember the turntable is because he paid more for it than I paid for the car I was driving at the time. I remember the amps because they cost more than my parents' house was worth at the time (late 80s).
All of his audio gear was ridiculous money but I think most of the money spent was on the actual room.
 

nick

Pleomorphic Adenomas R us
Had a girlfriend that worked for what hi-fi magazine in the late 80's (having graduated from What Caravan !!)
She didn't know or care a whole lot about hi fi
Remember she did a feature on a bloke in tooting who had concreted his living room to approve acoustics

I still have stuff that was borrowed from the "testing cupboard" at what- hi-fi.

But most of my listening is off spotify through my phone to either bluetooth headphones, bluetooth speakers or thrown to my TV's AV setup

To quote the Specials - it's all a load of bollocks
 

nogojones

Well-Known Member
Has anyone actually met an audiophile in real life? I didn't think they actually existed, or weren't allowed to cross over into our realm or something... until my mate introduced me to one. This daft cunt had completely isolated and insulated a room in his house. The room was physically disconnected from the rest of the house, and sat on airbags or something equally stupid. It was electrically isolated from the rest of the house. It had its own special smoothed power supply, and other such shit, and like he was reading from a cue sheet, he listed every single thing he'd had done to the room, and every item in the room was listed, along with its price and why he simply had to buy it, and how the room and its contents cost him more than three times the price of the house. I sat and listened to everything he had to say, before asking "Do you ever get bored of listening to the shite you spew?"
I wasn't invited back.
What sort of music did he like?
 

pogofish

Testicle Hairstyle
Has anyone actually met an audiophile in real life? I didn't think they actually existed, or weren't allowed to cross over into our realm or something... until my mate introduced me to one. This daft cunt had completely isolated and insulated a room in his house. The room was physically disconnected from the rest of the house, and sat on airbags or something equally stupid. It was electrically isolated from the rest of the house. It had its own special smoothed power supply, and other such shit, and like he was reading from a cue sheet, he listed every single thing he'd had done to the room, and every item in the room was listed, along with its price and why he simply had to buy it, and how the room and its contents cost him more than three times the price of the house. I sat and listened to everything he had to say, before asking "Do you ever get bored of listening to the shite you spew?"
I wasn't invited back.
I've met ones who would be aspiring to that level of audiophillia but had not yet gone the whole hog.
 

Saul Goodman

It's all good, man
What sort of music did he like?
This...

Pink Floyd, then.
And this...

Nah - those guys were all over Dire Straits, Love Over Gold in particular, "Original Master Pressing" of course!
:D

They're all into the same music, aren't they. :D It must be like in the movie 'Conspiracy Theory', where the operatives are compelled to purchase a copy of Catcher in the rye. All audiophools are compelled to buy a copy of Dark side of the moon and Brothers in arms. It must be so they're all singing from the same hymn sheet when they start spraying projectile verbal diarrhoea at each other. Maybe those albums have an RFID chip in them that sets off an alarm when the album leaves the shop, and it's like the bat signal but a twat signal, that can only be seen by manufacturers of £50 grand cables and other such snake oil wankers wearing twat signal glasses. And once they see the signal, they all get to work on their snake oil sales pitch, in the hope that they've found another gullible twat to palm their life-changing trinkets off onto.






 
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