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RE: Yes, lifting cables off the ground is snake oil


"I've got some great sounding recording from the 50's clear up to the 80's with no sign of "horse blankets" and I'm pretty sure the mic lines were not lifted for those recordings." The point is would the sound have improved if these great sounding recordings were made with the cables lifted off the floor. Would your great recording have been better? Does the tweak work or not? Only trying will tell. This is the tweaker's asylum where people come for tweak info. Lifting cables off the ground is a good thing. Microphone cables or interconnect I would suspect would follow the same principles as speaker cable,I haven't needed to try them specifically. I would suggest that part of the reason you think these recordings are great would be the equipment you are using to reproduce it. Might you suspect that these great recording would be even greater with modern wire, cable, resistors, capacitors, vibration control, ac filtration... or are they intrinsically the greatest they could have ever been?? Please send me back in time so I can prove my point. Me thinks things were better in some way back then. Where's the WABAC machine when you need it the most?

"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." Alfred E. Neuman


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