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Offline Renegade187

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Qed silver anniversary
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:46:40 PM »
What would be a fair price to pay per meter for this cable?
Looking at second-hand
Denon X4200w
Rotel 1075 Power Amplifier
B&W 683 S2 Floorstanders (Bi-amped off 1075)
2 X SVS NSD 12"
Monitor Audio radius centre channel (Powered through AVR centre channel)
QED Silver anniversary 3m bi wire cabling

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 02:26:04 PM »
A fair price should be at least 1/3 of retail, when the product in question is controversially as questionable, as a cable. 
No disrespect meant or intended to the sellers of such cables.    Remember, they did pay full price 4 it.
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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 05:14:57 PM »
questionable?

Do you have some articles that I can go through...
Denon X4200w
Rotel 1075 Power Amplifier
B&W 683 S2 Floorstanders (Bi-amped off 1075)
2 X SVS NSD 12"
Monitor Audio radius centre channel (Powered through AVR centre channel)
QED Silver anniversary 3m bi wire cabling

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
Dude, I use those exact cables, and I donít care what anybody has to say, they make a significant difference over plain cable, and even some ďHIFIĒ cable Iíve used. I would pay as much as R200,00 per meter. If the seller has had the QED Airlock terminations attached then a little more. Obviously, there are bargains to be found, and R200/m is on the high end for second hand.
Price is driven by availability in the second hand market, so pay the mans price, or move on.

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 05:47:57 PM »
Yes, I also have some.  I bought 30 metres (second-hand) and paid R600 for it.  I'm very pleased with it and think it works just fine

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 05:50:03 PM »
That was an absolute steal Chrisc. You lucky bugger.

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 06:01:34 PM »
questionable?

Do you have some articles that I can go through...
Even though such articles exist, they wouldn't change your mind or what you hear.   Not even in the slightest.  Thats what makes it controversial.

Dude, I use those exact cables, and I donít care what anybody has to say, they make a significant difference over plain cable, and even some ďHIFIĒ cable Iíve used. I would pay as much as R200,00 per meter. If the seller has had the QED Airlock terminations attached then a little more. Obviously, there are bargains to be found, and R200/m is on the high end for second hand.
Price is driven by availability in the second hand market, so pay the mans price, or move on.
Instead of getting into another tiresome cable debate... consider that most audio gear can be had on our classifieds at a 1/3 of their retail cost.  Why take it personally just because you use this specific cable?   In my opinion, cables that are "good enough" sound the same to me as those that are "overkill."    You may have a different opinion,  but then I'm not telling you how to spend your money.   My reply to the original post was based on what cables go for 2nd-hand, and was not meant to be inflammatory.  I've seen them go for a lot less than that tbh.
From the Dalai Lama:  Cables in allegory, are the "umbilical cord" or thread between life and afterlife. The quality of such life depends on the "source" of the energy, and not on the stitch or the thread...

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 07:33:51 PM »
With a smile from ear to ear- whoís taking it personally? And what gave you the idea I was addressing your post?
I was merely stating my enthusiasm for the product, and my opinion on its value.
I didnít take your post as inflammatory in any way.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 07:38:35 PM by Tzs503gp »

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 07:58:05 PM »
Apologies.  I can see that now.  My "touchy-ness" can be put down to not having my cuppa java this evening.   I Having some now as I type this.   :)
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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 08:42:02 PM »
Itís all good bud! :2thumbs:

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 09:34:21 PM »
What would be a fair price to pay per meter for this cable?
Looking at second-hand

It is perhaps a cable that has some perceived value to you over mains cable.. in which case what is it worth is pointless :) You need to buy and try to get rid of the itch, and how old can silver plated copper get? Why should it lose value, it should appreciate? Rush and grab it before it goes up..  :giggle:

Posting because I have recently bought 2 x sets of Nordosdt  interconnects to scratch an itch!!

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2018, 03:12:19 PM »
I was asking because a have 6m in total that I'm looking sell.
I have bi amped my system so 1.5m x 4.
Denon X4200w
Rotel 1075 Power Amplifier
B&W 683 S2 Floorstanders (Bi-amped off 1075)
2 X SVS NSD 12"
Monitor Audio radius centre channel (Powered through AVR centre channel)
QED Silver anniversary 3m bi wire cabling

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2018, 03:18:28 PM »
I was asking because a have 6m in total that I'm looking sell.
I have bi amped my system so 1.5m x 4.
So you destroyed the nice 3m lengths by cutting them in half!? :facepalm:
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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2018, 03:23:22 PM »
Solder and transparent shrink-wrap will fix it

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Re: Qed silver anniversary
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2018, 07:42:39 AM »
Destroyed  :giggle:
Denon X4200w
Rotel 1075 Power Amplifier
B&W 683 S2 Floorstanders (Bi-amped off 1075)
2 X SVS NSD 12"
Monitor Audio radius centre channel (Powered through AVR centre channel)
QED Silver anniversary 3m bi wire cabling