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In Reply to: RE: Can someone with knowledge explain the "breaking in" phenomenon posted by Duster on May 30, 2012 at 11:50:59
Ignore anything by Cardas. He's in the market to sell you techno-babble, and also ignore the Soundstage article which also quotes salesmen. The author of that article (who I know personally) is not qualified in this area. You should look for published data in scientific minded journals; not material from cable salesmen.
These types of posts are not in the spirit of the Cable Asylum.
Please refrain from such postings, or suffer the consequences.
In this post specifically, you are bad-mouthing folks without any evidence or corroboration.
Duster, I'm not trolling; I'm dead serious. I'm trying to steer the OP in a more scientific direction. What's wrong with that? He'll learn absolutely nothing from the cable vendors.
Well, I read through the link provided by Duster containing a vehement argument about electrical wall plates. In that argument the proponents for improved wall plates actually appear to denigrate people who purchase expesnive wooden knobs. And I noted that while there seems to be little tolerance hereabouts for disagreeing with cable pro's, tweaks maybe dont receive the same protection.
It leads me to wonder what camp I'm really in if any. I happen to believe that the benefits of 'improved cables' are way overblown. I dont begrudge people spending huge amounts of money on cables if they want to, but sometimes I find the hype posted on forum threads a bit offensive.
Likewise I find it quite difficult to imagine (and I certainly haven't been able to hear or identify any) wall plates that, again, make a staggering difference in the sound of a system, or any difference for that matter. I cant hear it myself.
In contrast however I can see where putting a wooden knob on a preamp, may have some very small effect on the sound, through altering or deadening vibration. Soundstage? No, that seems too farfetched. Anyway I tried it. As much as i would hope to hear something I didn't. But they (Mpingo) sure do look good on my Modwright swlp 9.0se. For $29 a little more realistic than $500 too.
Not denigrating anyone, but just stating my own personal disbelief.
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