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Old 12-19-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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For those who say Monster Cable is a scam, what is your basis for that? Have you ever listened and compared for yourself? Are you qualified to make a comparison? Are you familiar with the MC that isn't in Best Buy and Radio Shack? Are you aware that there are entire lines of MC products that most people have never seen? Do you think all expensive cables are scams, or just MC? If so, why only Monster Cable? If not, why doesn't anyone ever talk about the other companies? Do you know that there are dozens of cable companies whose expensive products make MC look like throw away cheap wire? Do you simply buy into those blog or forum posts that say "I listened to MC, and it doesn't sound any better" or "I use cheap cables and they work great", even though 99.9999999 of those people aren't qualified to make a real comparison? Do you understand that an oscilloscope can't display everything you can hear? Where is the spec for audio concepts such as depth, imaging, and soundstage?

Do you really think a billion dollar a year business, with dozens of companies, and tens of thousands of product-loyal customers is really all a scam? Seriously now, think about that. Are all those people (and banks, finance companies, etc., who at some point loaned money to many of those companies) clueless? Does it sound reasonable to connect megabuck speakers and big dollar amps with lamp cord and throwaway cables?

I don't care what anyone buys or not. I get nothing from promoting MC. But think about it rationally, and you may see that the mentality of all MC being junk doesn't hold up. The people that buy it and other high end brands aren't looking at test results and Best Buy blogs. They are listening, and viewing, and making decisions on their own.

avsforum.com is an excellent website. If you want to broaden your horizons even further try audiogon.com. Check out some of the cables. And all the other product categories too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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For those who say Monster Cable is a scam, what is your basis for that?
Are you talking about analog or digital signals? The discussion will differ considerably if all a system uses are digital signals between components.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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For those who say Monster Cable is a scam, what is your basis for that? Have you ever listened and compared for yourself? Are you qualified to make a comparison? Are you familiar with the MC that isn't in Best Buy and Radio Shack? Are you aware that there are entire lines of MC products that most people have never seen? Do you think all expensive cables are scams, or just MC? If so, why only Monster Cable? If not, why doesn't anyone ever talk about the other companies? Do you know that there are dozens of cable companies whose expensive products make MC look like throw away cheap wire? Do you simply buy into those blog or forum posts that say "I listened to MC, and it doesn't sound any better" or "I use cheap cables and they work great", even though 99.9999999 of those people aren't qualified to make a real comparison? Do you understand that an oscilloscope can't display everything you can hear? Where is the spec for audio concepts such as depth, imaging, and soundstage?

Do you really think a billion dollar a year business, with dozens of companies, and tens of thousands of product-loyal customers is really all a scam? Seriously now, think about that. Are all those people (and banks, finance companies, etc., who at some point loaned money to many of those companies) clueless? Does it sound reasonable to connect megabuck speakers and big dollar amps with lamp cord and throwaway cables?

I don't care what anyone buys or not. I get nothing from promoting MC. But think about it rationally, and you may see that the mentality of all MC being junk doesn't hold up. The people that buy it and other high end brands aren't looking at test results and Best Buy blogs. They are listening, and viewing, and making decisions on their own.

avsforum.com is an excellent website. If you want to broaden your horizons even further try audiogon.com. Check out some of the cables. And all the other product categories too.
Not sure what happened to my post on this topic. But MC, just like Audioquest, Cardas, Kimber, etc. stay alive because people are convinced to buy their cables. But the places that sell this stuff push a $500 interconnect because the profits are obscene. Why does BestBuy try to push a $50 HDMI cable with every TV? They make almost as much money on the cable as they do on the TV.

The magazines that review this stuff push it because they have to keep the illusion going that good audio requires voodoo.

As for banks and finance companies....you seriously think they care what MC sells? As long as its not illegal they will happily support these companies.
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