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Monday, October 15, 2007

Gold plated, oxygen-free interconnects... for your dryer?!

I was tasked with being the "care provider" the other night, so I decided to make a family pilgrimage to Fry's. Two things stood out:

1) The line for the cashiers was absolutely obscene.
2) Monster Cable is now making power cables for dryers.

Now, maybe it's just human nature, but what would bring you to pay 2-3 times as much for a power cord for your dryer? Are you concerned that you're not getting all the frequencies that you should? Already spent $20,000 on cables for your stereo, and you've run out of things to "hand-wire with point-to-point architecture"?

Of course, the cables were only like $50, no true audiophile would consider that- they can't possibly have bright open highs and singing bass at that price point. Or be hand routed. Of course, I'm not sure how you'd measure something like that on a dryer.

In Monster Cable's defense, it did look like a well built cable, and I do use their instrument cables (they have a no-questions-asked, bring it to any dealer exchange warranty, and cables always go bad over time).

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