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In Reply to: RE: Not accurate posted by Duster on June 28, 2017 at 15:54:15
The, "If you can't hear the difference in cables" arguments...
We've heard them before.
"You've never heard really good cables." Of course we haven't!
"Your system is not 'resolving' enough." Of course it's not!
"You're must not be a 'sophisticated listener'." At my age it's a wonder I can hear at all!
"Cables don't make near as much difference as the high-end cable manufactures would like you to believe they do."
But it's probably the truth.
Recall a number of years ago visiting with a 'name brand' speaker manufacturer who designed and sold very expensive speakers. Couldn't help but notice the outrageously expensive cables he used to demo his speakers at shows. His view? If he didn't use 'mega-buck' speaker cables at shows, a fair percentage of audiophiles visiting his room would not take his speakers seriously.
"At this price point, they expect speakers to be demoed with expensive, high end cables, whether they are worth it or not and the cable companies lets me use the for free for as long as I want."
Didn't dare ask him what he used at home. :-)
In my experience, the smaller the signal the more important the cable.
Tonearm cable? Yep, very sensitive to cables.
Speaker cable? Not so much, IMNSHO. OK, not lamp cord. Power tool cord, maybe? :-)
But seriously, for short runs (1-4 meter?), I'd be happy with home brew Canare Star Quad (4S11) at less that $1 a foot. And if a mega-buck cable sounds a lot 'different', it's likely because it's doing something to the signal that is NOT necessarily good!
> His view? If he didn't use 'mega-buck' speaker cables at shows, a fair percentage of audiophiles visiting his room would not take his speakers seriously.
I agree wholeheartedly with him. If I were demonstrating and selling speakers I'd use very expensive speaker cable, but I only listen to speakers. Therefore, I'm only concerned about the quality of my wire. That's why I use high-quality wire.
I had a friend bring over some Cardas speaker wire that was the size of a garden hose and we connected it to my speakers. He felt that my speakers were borderline unlistenable with my inexpensive wire but became quite listenable with his expensive Cardas wire. I couldn't hear the difference. I guess I'm lucky that way. ;-)
in high school who married the first date he had. She was 300 lb's but he couldn't be happier. Saved him a lot of time looking around.
Sorry I left that one out.
The major difference is that I've tried the others and I settled on my inexpensive speaker cable after hearing the expensive stuff in my own system. Therefore, I made an informed choice based on personal experience.
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