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RE: Harbeth Owners: Which Speaker Cables?

I always enjoy the contrast in these discussions, because I also have unwavering opinions about the required functions of speaker wire.

I will add the curiously overlooked , but obvious point, that hearing is a process that happens in the brain, yet the brain lacks any kind of self awareness , so one is never aware of errors in function. A double blind test was invented to solve the problem of suggestion verses illusion in hearing. In eyesight, people are aware of optical illusions, but also know the images are never seen as incomplete of a puzzle

Everyone knows about fooling wine experts with old bottles. You can play me as cheap, but before I would spend money against my speaker manufacturers instructions, I would invest some time learning how hearing works, and the low importance of sonic accuracy over directional acuity.

However, to be fair, the same brain function suggestibility that led me to reject the concept of hot rod wire as needless, also proves that if you think your thousand dollar wire sounds better, it really does. Absolutely.


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