And I thought that a difference between a $5 cable and $25 one was... $20Vladimir said:Some time ago on gearslutz I read that the difference between a $5 regular computer cable and $25 branded 'touring grade' professional one is a more pliable plastic so it doesn't break too easy from constant handling and kinks. Everything else is the same and it's made in the same chinese factory regardless what the name plate says.
The power cables I got with these JBLs are stupid stiff, but I can't be bothered to change them. However, I did invest in pro grade balanced cables just for fucks sake, price was the same as quality unbalanced patch cables anyway. And indeed the cables are so pliable and jiggly, almost spaghetti like.
Thickness is irrelevant in any scenario. It's audiofoolery.
I'm not saying the $20 difference is a scam. Getting custom logo, custom packaging, better QC, better/faster shipping, extra taxes, import duty etc. all adds up. The manufacturer makes money on it, as it should, but it's not like they didn't put zero effort in it and made a quick buck on the suckers.insider9 said:And I thought that a difference between a $5 cable and $25 one was... $20
It was a general question about what wattage power cable,mains are rated at, not if a stock cable can handle the power my amp has.Vladimir said:In your application you have 55W to worry about, which is 240mA at 230V.
The fuses are probably 5A, the Bando transformer is tiny, so if by some chance the 38Wpc LM3886TF decides to use 1,150W out of the socket, the standard 10A rated power cord should be able to handle it.
All is well.
Mabye cables are so inexpensive that it's cheaper to buy than make itGazzip said:Why doesn’t the OP make his own power cables? It’s hardly rocket science and this way he gets exactly the girth, shielding, colour and... erm... performance he is looking for. Back in the day everybody did this. What’s changed?
Yes. Definitely cheaper by DIY. A good shielded twin and earth mains cable (1.5mm or 2.5mm depending on use) will put you back £1.50/m and the mains plug and The C13 IEC will cost about the same each. If you want to go for a fancy looking cable then the price will go up but the performance I doubt will.gasolin said:Mabye cables are so inexpensive that it's cheaper to buy than make itGazzip said:Why doesn’t the OP make his own power cables? It’s hardly rocket science and this way he gets exactly the girth, shielding, colour and... erm... performance he is looking for. Back in the day everybody did this. What’s changed?
Can it be done cheaper by DIY?
People don't make their own of anything up any more. Hifi was once very much a do-it-yourselfers hobby, with kit amps and certainly kit speakers common right until the 80s. I realised just how much had changed when I once innocently told someone to make up their own 5m interconnects if they couldn't find any pre-made with the right plugs and sockets. I could feel the "ARE YOU INSANE, MAN??" stares coming at me through ny monitor screen, not just from that thread's OP but from just about everyone who'd so far contributed.Gazzip said:What’s changed?