Value for money



Wattgate "audio grade" power socket $147.72


If you don't trust those entry level products try QSA


Quantum Science Audio Ultra Black/Red AC Receptacle $3,100.00


Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable $500,00

A couple of reviews


If a USB cable "provides a blacker, quieter background, reduces some 'glare' and brings out the micro-detail in the music." 1,096.54 UK pounds (1.5 meter) is a steal.


This is from the 2007 Transparent Cables price list.

The number after OMM is the length in feet.

The numbers in the right column the retail price in USD.

Wonder if I will improve by a bi-wired setup.


Nordost Odin 2


Indra interconnect by Stealth audio cables

Suggested retail price for a 1 meter RCA-terminated pair is  $6,500.00, and $8.500 for balanced XLR version.


Purist Audio Design PROTEUS XLR2

Adding a garden hose and some techflex to a Belden cable improves the sound.




Entreq USB cable

Covering a bog standard cable with a cotton sock (sorry, chancing the dielectric) will of course make it sounds way better.




Audioquest CAT7 Ethernet Cable


DIRECTIONALITY: All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.

Source: Audioquest.

$595 for 0.75m


Fuse £4,200.00


Quantum Science Audio Silver Extreme Level UK 13A Fuse sells for £4,200.00.




Lexicon put out a player called the BD-30, which they said was an enhanced Oppo BDP-83. The Oppo costs $500, the Lexicon $3500. Well, when the testers at Audioholics got their hands on the Lexicon, they cracked it open to check out the guts and found “it was in fact AN OPPO BDP-83 PLAYER, CHASSIS AND ALL, SHOVED INSIDE AN ALUMINUM LEXICON WRAPPER.”

TechCrunch - Devin Coldewey