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In Reply to: RE: Call me crazy but the difference in cables Isn't that much posted by email@example.com on January 2, 2012 at 09:30:36
To thank folks who agree with you in this particular matter is meaningless. It does not make what seems to be a lack of perception any more valid. Perhaps it's simply a wish to skirt the Cable Asylum Mission Statement (see link below). It's far more silly to admit a lack of perception than the audible findings of those who share observations with other audiophiles who may actually identify the exact same sonic signatures and artifacts of particular make/model cables. Furthermore, evaluating sonic differences between various audio devices including cables is not mass hysteria nor magic thinking, it's an essential nature of this audiophile hobby. my 2 pennies
Hmmm, thread relegated to the desert just as I was typing a response to you. Bummer!
I found your post curiously unresponsive to that of the OP. Far as I can tell he's innocent of all of your accusations and was just sharing his experiences...
Anyhow the comment I was trying to make is that I think the disconnect is semantically driven because my experiences more or less match both yours and those of the OP. I would say that most of the time cables have a fairly subtle effect upon the sound, but none-the-less that effect may make a profound difference in my enjoyment. That's simply one of the things that makes home audio so interesting to me.
I find interconnects to need the most TLC but it probably depends a lot on how the gear is implemented and the environment that it's in. And perhaps the sensitivities of the listener to particular artifacts...
For us middling spenders.. Spending a lot on a cable means NOT spending it on the primary equipment. Which I (FWIW) just always spend it on the primary equipment.
Adding thousands to the cables is not as advancing (for sound) as buying better equipment.
I have nothing against quaality cables.. Just the cost performance vs spending it on primary equipment. (though I have found great conditioning actually makes up for some equipment upgrading.. think power supply in electronics vs external...)
If I were a multi-millionaire.. I'd be in the mega $$$ cable camp too.
The OP posted the message on General AA and the moderator moved it here.
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