Denon $499 ethernet cable: words fail

Chris Davies - Jun 13, 2008, 11:18 am CDT

Half of me wants to call this a hoax, while the other half of me is wondering whether not using Denon’s $499 AK-DL1 ethernet cable means my broadband is depressed and sluggish.  At over $8 an inch, the 1.5m cable is, obviously, intended for the “audio enthusiast” (read: “gullible rich guy”), and the ideal way to hook up your Denon Link components.

Denon AK-DL1 $499 ethernet cable

Inside the woven jacketing (which you should expect to see on the Milan catwalks next season) lie luscious strands of high-purity copper wire and tin-bearing alloy shielding.  But the woven sheath isn’t just there to look fierce, oh no; it helps avoid vibrations.  I can’t count the number of times my home entertainment experience has been ruined by stray vibrations.

Best of all, Denon have added “signal directional markings” which ensure “optimum signal transfer”.  I’ve a horrible feeling that they mean the little double-ended arrow on one of the plugs, which at least makes sure you don’t try to plug it in sideways.  Because seriously, that happens. 

I’m calling this a joke and I won’t believe anything otherwise.  The idea of Denon being so stupid is just too much to bear, otherwise.

[via Pocket-lint]

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