Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Dedicated DENON LINK cable made of high-purity copper wire
- Get the purest signal from multi-channel DVD and CD playback through Denon receiver
- Connector and cable structure designed to thoroughly eliminate adverse effects from vibration
- Rounded plug lever on connector to prevent bending or breaking
- Measures 1.5 meters long (59 inches)
Made of high-purity copper wire, it's designed to thoroughly eliminate adverse effects from vibration and helps stabilize the digital transmission from occurrences of jitter and ripple. A tin-bearing copper alloy is used for the cable's shield while the insulation is made of a fluoropolymer material with superior heat resistance, weather resistance, and anti-aging properties. The connector features a rounded plug lever to prevent bending or breaking and direction marks to indicate correct direction for connecting cable.
Get the purest digital audio you've ever experienced from multi-channel DVD and CD playback through your Denon home theater receiver with the AK-DL1 dedicated cable. Made of high-purity copper wire, it's designed to thoroughly eliminate adverse effects from vibration and helps stabilize the digital transmission from occurrences of jitter and ripple. A tin-bearing copper alloy is used for the cable's shield while the insulation is made of a fluoropolymer material with superior heat resistance, weather resistance, and anti-aging properties. The connector features a rounded plug lever to prevent bending or breaking and direction marks to indicate correct direction for connecting cable.
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2011
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I have an Audiophile Closet where I have nothing but Bryston gear and Wilson speakers connected by AT LEAST $1000 per foot interconnects. It's like a drug...the sound...it's been a cruel mistress to me for a couple years now.
It started with my first cable purchase in 2002. I was in Best Buy and nobody was looking...well, except the cashier. I was embarrassed and I asked her to look away because I was hideously deformed but she said something about me being crazy and I decided to just let it go. I thought, "Hey...it's just one Monster Cable...what could it hurt?" After all, the set WAS made from depleted uranium with baby bald eagle beaks and a little unicorn horn thrown in. Seemed like some pretty rare and expensive stuff. And if it deepened my soundstage a couple decimeters, who would be hurt by it?
When I hooked it up to my first system...just a lowly Yamaha AVR and Best Buy Insignia bookshelves...the sound was a revelation. I don't know how else to describe it. I could instantly see that the artists were right there in the room with me. I actually PLAYED GUITAR for AC/DC on one of their concert DVD's. (I had groupie panties to prove it but I can't seem to find them.) I shot skeet with Ted Nugent between songs. (In truth, he just let me reload his shotgun...but it was still awesome!) After a few songs from one of her CD's, I had a great hour-long conversation with Alison Krauss about the benefits of ceramic brake pads. (Last I heard, she was using composite pads but I think I really got to her.)
And the emotions I felt were sublime. I remembered touching moments from my childhood. I cried. I vomited. I convulsed. I pooped myself uncontrollably.
I knew then that interconnects would be my new crutch. And I didn't care who knew. I'd go out on benders where I'd walk into boutique audio stores and then wake up 3 days later in abandoned warehouses alongside boxes and boxes of cables. I didn't have any idea where they were from or where they'd been. Or where I had been! I'd have cable whipmarks on parts of my body that I only show to my doctor and my wife. Sometimes, some of the cables would be shoved all the way up...well, suffice it to say that it was a very uncomfortable situation. I knew I was hooked...
And then along came this Denon cable. I was skeptical at first. I have done a lot of things with a lot of cables and I wondered if this "budget" cable could cut the mustard.
It turns out, it won't actually cut mustard. It just kinda makes a little indentation for a second and then the mustard just fills it in. So that's why I've given it only 3 stars. So much for the "dedication" in the "Dedicated" Link Cable.
But for all its condiment-slicing faults, it really does sound good. All the artists I meet during my listening sessions are very cordial. They say hello usually right away and we have long talks and sometimes we play chess and none of it seems *forced*, you know? Lars from Metallica seems a little uppity but I think we all know his story.
And on the practical side, I'm glad to report that I haven't woken up with any cables in any orifices for a solid year. I don't go to cable raves and do all the unsafe things with cables anymore that I used to do. Sure, I still have vivid dreams and occasionally, my music is interrupted by the sound of angry marmosets in heat...but in a lot of ways, this Denon cable saved my life. I haven't noticed any dimensional rifts or anything but just between you and me, that stuff's crazy.
And when I'm not listening to stuff, it makes a great hat. You have to wind it up and sort of cable tie the ends to get it to stay but it has also gotten me past my addiction to berets so there's another plus.
In a pinch, I used this cable to channel the spirits of some deceased musicians but I don't recommend that because they're usually all tripped out on something and they just want to sit and stare at blacklight posters. And if you're able to summon Jimi Hendrix with this cable, whatever you do, DON'T mention Sears. It's a very sore subject.
So that's about it. It's a fine product and it gets 3 stars. One for mostly cordial musicians, one for beret substitutability, and one for being blue. I love blue.
However, I recently learned that I can actually use this cable on organic material! It even works on humans!
My friends thought it might be funny to play a practical joke on me. A girlfriend-of-a-friend left a message on my answering machine on April 1st saying what a good time she had with me, how I need to 'work late' more, etc - knowing that my wife is the one who checks the messages. My wife didn't realize it was just a joke.
That night, after a raging fight, my wife went to bed alone, locking me out of the room. When I knew she was asleep I waved the cable in front of the door to unlock it. Just for an experiment I placed my index finger and thumb on the arrows and placed the cable against my wife's forehead. To my disbelief a port materialized on her forehead, allowing me to plug in my Denon cable! I was able to read and manipulate her thoughts and memories! When she woke up she had absolutely no recollection of the fight, the joke, or even the time I took her mother out to dinner and made her mother pay for it!
Now I use this cable all the time. I have plugged it into my boss's head for financial gain, I have used it on my friends for various reasons (lie detection, practical jokes, etc). Hah, I even used it on my brother in-law John and convinced him that he was from the future and something was going to come THROUGH the cable and overrun planet Earth! This was back in June of 08. I told him to write a review about it here on Amazon.
One great feature is that you can seed future suggestions. This feature allows me to alter thoughts, beliefs, etc and then remove the cable, allow the the port to recede (which is awesome to watch!), and in the near-future the suggestion will fire. This is especially useful if you want your target to, say, forget there was ever a cable plugged into their forehead! Right now I'm new to the timed-suggestion feature, so I haven't done much with it, but I am planning on seeding more complex timed-suggestions in the future -- and ultimately I plan on taking over the world. In fact, by December 2012 you will forget this review even exited!
Anyways, why the 3 stars? Well, Denon doesn't mention any of these extra features, so I just can't give this a 5. As a dedicated link cable it's marginal at best. The features I mentioned earlier as just bonuses. Denon mentions none of these awesome features (time-shifting, mind-manipulation, predictive music downloading, etc) -- so... it's like using an old PC as a doorstop. Sure, it functions GREAT as a doorstop, probably even better than a doorstop, but you don't see "Works great as a doorstop!" on the box.
So, to summarize - great mind-manipulator, marginal (at best) dedicated link cable.