Originally Posted by RnB180
Jon L, IMHO, after a certain point there is no audio distinction discernable to the human ear.
the audioholics link I posted prior is an excellent article you should read. Because some of the cables you mention, and cryo tweaks ( people sticking their cables in the freezer and selling it for more) is really funny stuff.
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Just like measurements of various equipments in Stereophile, I don't believe we are yet capable of even knowing what to measure and how to measure them to actually correspond to the listening experience.
I personally do not know what "scientific"' measurements will reliabily predict subjective sound quality for MYself for any gear or wire, including skin effect. I've certainly used wires that have high skin effect and even high resistance that nevertheless sound pretty darn good to my ears.
After all the scientific tallk, I thought the most telling part was when he said:
"We feel choosing a speaker cable should be a function of electrical performance, build quality, durability, longevity and system compatibility."
What about the most important factor: how they sound??
Again, I have my views based on my own experiences. My views don't in any shape or form should affect your subjective enjoyment of your cables, silver-plated or not, just like your experiences won't effect how my ears hear things. We'll just have to agree to disagree. Which is fine and OK