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JoeEkaitis
06-15-2008, 11:28 PM
You don't get to be the wealthiest nerd and geek on Earth by pissin' it away. (http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3429.asp)

Williebee
06-15-2008, 11:35 PM
My favorite part?


Attention to detail when building this cable was used by empoying high quality insulation, tin-bearing alloy shielding and woven jacketing to reduce vibration and to add durability.

Apparently "attention to detail" doesn't carry over into spell checking.

Other than that? Yeah, I'll take two, if you're buying.

Matera the Mad
06-16-2008, 07:25 AM
hnnn...I just saw that in another (geekier) forum

benbradley
06-25-2008, 07:33 PM
For decades Denon has been known for somewhat higher-than-average quality audio products at somewhat higher-than-average prices, but this is just a wee bit over the top, and the wording ("Additionally, signal directional markings are provided for optimum signal transfer." It has arrows so the electrons know which way to go!) suggests to me they created this product as an intentional joke. And it appears some people grabbed it and ran with it...

Last night it came to my attention that Amazon.com was selling this thing ($500 Denon ethernet cable for "audio"), and the product page was collecting more "mixed reviews" than the Bic Cristal ball-point pen (http://www.amazon.com/Cristal-Ballpoint-Medium-Point-Black/dp/B00006IE6X). Unfortunately, it appears Amazon, rather than deleting the reviews, TOOK DOWN THE PAGE FOR THE PRODUCT. Here WAS the link:
http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000I1X6PM
Fortunately (or perhaps not!), someone found a Google cache page that includes some of the "best" and "worst" reviews (warning, may contain foul language and strong imagery):
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:z2JuxuihzboJ:www.amazon.com/review/product/B000I1X6PM/ref%3Ddp_db_cm_cr_acr_txt%3F_encoding%3DUTF8%26sho wViewpoints%3D1+%22If+I+could+use+a+rusty+boxcutte r+to+carve+a+new+orifice&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us
Also, the second post here contains a copy of the 'tags' that users added to the product page, mostly along the lines of "snake oil" and "waste of money", but I went into convulsive laughter was highly amused by the one that starts "How do they get through the door...":
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.audio.pro/browse_thread/thread/3a6ecf4ed9232074/