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

Wow, a "gold star" for persistence, the consummate audio salesman type, unfortunately untainted by engineering and also possibly hallucinating.

For example for hallucinating, what article are you talking about that “I linked” talking about directionality and a number of your assertions such as; “Sine waves are not alternating current. Nor do audio signals produce alternating current. Hel-loo! The audio signal is the thing that's moving at near light speed down the track. “???.

The thing I linked here was about cable velocity which is 100% engineering related and says NOTHING about audio or directionality unless you can read what wasn’t printed or intended.

At the same time you avoid addressing any of the things I brought up and say silly things like;
“Nor do audio signals produce alternating current. Hel-loo!

Hel-loo Geof, your right we ARE a LONG way from a meeting of the minds, you’re talking the language of alchemy and audio trinket sales, I’m talking the language of chemistry and electronic engineering and design no wonder there is no common ground and your unable or unwilling to answer even my simplest engineering question with a direct answer like;

“Ok, i am game, in exactly what way are they directional and how large is that effect an alternating signal like audio?”

Sure we can hear things, but we also "hear" things unrelated to what arrives at our ears and influenced by what we know and believe.

If this signal directionality and “audio is not an ac signal ”is a real effect, it exists in the electronic domain, not just in one’s head, show me some evidence of that.

Sure I am skeptical, audio has been a lifetime love, I have worked in both electronic and RF engineering most all my life, much of that time designing circuitry that works, even flown on the space shuttle (sts-7 and sts-51a).
This makes it rather hard to believe here is something about audio traveling down cables that isn’t present at all at frequencies above 20Khz or below 20Hz..

You said “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.”

Show me engineering evidence, any evidence at all, some mechanism, or measurements this exists in audio for directionality, where it doesn’t for RF, more arm waving and smug salesman talk won't do it..

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