(31-Dec-2016, 23:07)Pim van Vliet Wrote: That 'magic box' might just have a few cheap components in it. See here:
But that doesn't mean it doesn't work.
I'm sure if you were to add the retail cost of all Devialet components they wouldn't add up to 10 grand either.
I would be more inclined to try a cable like this that 'actively' does something than just some wire with two plugs. That would be after trying a good power conditioner though.
No idea if it works or not, I'd never pay that sort of money to find out. I know it's a controversial subject to some - my comment was just because I find it funny when I read 'good value' for wires, pucks, etc costing thousands. No offence intended, I guess we all have different value thresholds. Vive la difference I guess!
Devialet's aren't cheap, and maybe the components don't cost 10 grand, but I think if you tried to design one yourself from scratch as a one off (or hire someone else to do it) - including all the R&D, design, casing, circuits, DSP code, testing, etc, etc, it would cost significantly more than the retail.
I don't think the same can be said for expensive mains cables personally, except maybe when they come in really intricate and expensive boxes.
Anyway, who cares. It's 2017! Happy New Year!!
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