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    seems to be a thriving trade in siltech cables and so doubt others.

    buyer beware

    from the siltech website

    "Second hand Siltech is a great way to save money without losing quality. But take care. Because of the high demand and very high prices for second hand Siltech some unreliable factories started producing lookalikes with full printing of our name and type. This is totally illegal. In general do not buy from non-dealers unless it is a sincere customer upgrading or changing his or her system. In 2004 70-90% of second hand Siltech products offered through Ebay and Audiogon were fake "




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    Yeh cos fakers pick unpopular brands. What a great way of ensuring everyone buys new.

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    same as nordost, ebay is littered with them.
    Nothing to see here.....move along please!

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    meridian man wrote:
    same as nordost, ebay is littered with them.
    Can you clarify ... ebay certainly has a lot of 'shortened' nordost cables with all sorts of non-standard terminations but is there also something dodgy going on with the cable itself?

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    A fake siltech should sound the same as a genuine one anyway......

    Shouldn't it ?

    BORED FUCKING SHITLESS !!!

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    Aye.

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    http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/cab...13/137221.html


    Fake Van den Huls. The real ones are like a mat gold/copper.
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    "In 2004 70-90% of second hand Siltech products offered through Ebay and Audiogon were fake "

    How do they know that?



    More bullshit.

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    For buyers of used, second-hand Siltech cables: We received many complaints from Ebay buyers not receiving their money back after discovering they received imitation product. Ebay unfortunately cannot control the origin of contents of sellers. Most Siltech cables we tracked over the last 3 years turned out to be fake (imitation) We tried to stop volume imitation sellers like currygipson under the Ebay-Store named Acoustic Audiophile reported to be in Hong Kong. Unfortunately many victims already lost their money and maybe will never get their money returned


    We suggest to be very careful buying from volume sellers not having original bills or original packaging from Siltech.
    Also if they carry many of the same models it is usually suspicious. Most imitation cables are produced in China , middleman sell to these so called powersellers with high positive ratings. Many customers reported not getting their money back, but are counterattacked and for whatever reason removed from negative ratings. About 90% of the so called Siltech cables sold through various power sellers on Ebay worldwide are imitation products, fully printed with our logo, name, typename and even made-in-holland. Please understand that due to the high volume of counterfeit products, Siltech cannot prevent all items being sold.

    does that answer the question?
    actually i regularly watch the central audio website and i know you often have siltech stuff and there are some very tasty speaker cables on now but i wondered how you would be able to spot a fake which according to siltech there must be otherwise why say it?
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    Because Tony only buys cables in original packaging?

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    Here is a suggestion for them,put a bloody serial number on.

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    Central Audio wrote:
    Here is a suggestion for them,put a bloody serial number on.
    I'll do that on the next batch.

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    oldphrt wrote:
    Central Audio wrote:
    Here is a suggestion for them,put a bloody serial number on.
    I'll do that on the next batch.
    So your the guy

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    Central Audio wrote:
    oldphrt wrote:
    Central Audio wrote:
    Here is a suggestion for them,put a bloody serial number on.
    I'll do that on the next batch.
    So your the guy
    I do some pretty convincing Nordosts too. Let me know how many you want.

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    oldphrt wrote:
    Central Audio wrote:
    oldphrt wrote:
    Central Audio wrote:
    Here is a suggestion for them,put a bloody serial number on.
    I'll do that on the next batch.
    So your the guy
    I do some pretty convincing Nordosts too. Let me know how many you want.
    Ile av the lot guv.

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    you`re only down the road from me , i`ll be along to look!!!!
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    It's getting harder and harder to spot the fake cables these days.

    But sometimes, chineese outdo themselves - I have recently spotted a nice pair of Siltech SQ88 b G5 ICs ... the problem was, that SQ88 b exisited only as G3, never G5, LOL.

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