Pear Cable sell Anjou audio cables for $7,250 a pair refuse to let them be tested

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Pear Cable sell Anjou audio cables for $7,250 a pair refuse to let them be tested

A Gizmodo article on the crazy price for a pair of audio cables led to Randi (the magician) offering $1 million dollars if anyone could tell the difference between them and cheap Monster cables. Challanger comes forward, Pear cable pull out.

Gizmodo started the debate with this article ...
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You thought Monster Cable was bad with its $80 HDMI cables, check out these Pear Anjou Speaker Cables, ringing up the cash register at an astonishing $7,250 for a couple of 12-footers.

The most entertaining aspect of this sucker bait is the way the company got some gullible snob to gush about how he thinks he can actually hear a difference between these and the other presumably high-end wiring he's auditioned:

"... way better than anything I have heard...Simply put these are very danceable cables. Music playing through them results in the proverbial foot-tapping scene with the need or desire to get up and move. Great swing and pace--these cables smack that right on the nose big time."

Bullshit. Total bullshit. Danceable? Dance, fool, dance here


James Randi Educational Foundation then offered $1 million to anyone who could prove the cables were any better than ordinary Monster Cables. (here)

The challange was nearly confirmed when Pear pulled out and refused to let their speakers be used in the challange. (Here)

As it stands now, both Michael Fremer (challanger) and James Randi are still willing to perform the double-blind testing if they can be loaned a pair of Pear Anjou cables.

Fremer has offered his audiophile system as a test bed, and Randi has offered a preliminary set of protocols for the test, suggesting between 20 and 40 rounds of random comparisons between the Pear Anjou cables and Monster cables that Fremer has already received from Monster Cable, Inc.

The only missing element is the Pear Anjou cables, those $7250 pieces of copper around which this entire controversy erupted in the first place. We're left to think the following:

If Pear Cable was so sure that Pear Anjou cables were as good as the company claims, and if those pieces of copper wire were truly worth $7250, the company would have stood behind that product, offering it up for any test, by anyone, any time.

I guess this is one case where audiophile posers were revealed for the suckers they are if they bought those cables.

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By netchicken: posted on 27-10-2007








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