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RE: Question about dynamic range and IC electrical parameters

I've talked with a number of cable manufacturers and they are mostly in agreement with one design goal -- the trick in cabling is to do the best job possible at doing nothing. The closer to nothing you get usually means a higher purchase cost. Most cable companies (there are exceptions) want to make a product that does the best job possible at not changing, altering, modifying, or adding any sonic colorations of their own to the reproduced signal. So the goal is to basically do nothing. Now I certainly cannot say with any certainty but is it perhaps possible that the increased dynamics you are hearing is simply a byproduct of the cable doing a better job of doing nothing? Could it possibly be that what you are really hearing is a more accurate presentation of the actual recording and one that is not influenced by a higher noise floor, increased distortion, and other sonic influences brought on by cable design? Of course, all this is speculation not knowing any details but it would probably be worth some investigation on your part. It might help answer your question. I would be curious to know if before buying this "expensive" interconnect did you believe that cables make a difference in a system or not? If so, have you therefore verified your beliefs? And if not, do you still feel the same way?

In any event, happy listening.


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