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RE: Cable Asylum vs Hydrogenaudio

Some interesting posts. Cable discussion can be a polarizing topic: on one hand you have Vanderkooy and Lipschitz and their disciples who maintain there are no differences in sound and can explain why, and then there is the wide-eyed junior high kid that hears major differences. A previous poster made note of the latter - the guy who says "kicks it to the curb", "blows that cable out of the water" and so on. Is the truth somewhere in between?

If you don't hear differences, is it because you don't want to? Maybe your background is scientific and your training won't "allow" you to hear differences. Are you generally open-minded and don't care how or why a cable can sound different? Quite often a person's personality and/or training will go a long way in determining where he sits on this debate. I think I am stating the obvious here.

I had an e-mail exchange between an electrostatic speaker maker who also offers cables. He said that all well designed and constructed cables will sound the same; it's the poorly designed cables that will sound different. When I asked him why he charges so much for his speaker cables - they are off-the-shelf Mogami - he stated that he couldn't sell them when they were cheaper. When he jacked up the price by $200, they started to sell! More street cred in the high end community when priced high.

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