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RE: Cable shootout... Are all audio cables the same?

We're a long way from a meeting of the minds. The article you linked to states the audio signal is an electromagnetic wave and most references also state that the audio signal is an electromagnetic wave. It makes no sense to say its a voltage or that the voltage has velocity as you claim. As I have already stated on more fhan two occasions the signal much be electromagnetic because only photons can travel at light speed or near light speed in a medium. I never said the cable is not AC, the only question is what does AC really mean. As I said in my previous post, EVEN IF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ALTERNATES BACK AND FORTH ALONG THE CABLE AS YOU CLAIMED AT ONE POINT IT IS THE DIRECTION TOWARD THE SPEAKERS THAT COUNTS. So wire directionality would be important even if the audio signal is alternating. Hel-loo!

As far as wire directionality goes it is obvious when listening even when there ARE NO ARROWS to influence you. Are you that easily influenced? This is true for speaker cables, interconnects and fuses. Hel-loo! I suspect this might be another case where someone has fabricated a theory of convenience to explain a strongly held belief that wire directionality is false and ALL EVIDENCE to the contrary further buttresses that belief.

Going further, what this whole issue of wire directionality really means is that ALL internal wires and cables, crossovers, transformers, capacitors, etc. should be fabricated with the correct direction established and indicated with arrows and that all speakers, electronics, and cables should be manufactured with wire directionality in mind. Anything less is just hiding one's head in the sand.

Edits: 06/24/14

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