You'll also often hear that you should burn-in your speaker cables, as well as your components. These burn-in periods have as little effect on your home theater as the length of your speaker cables.
First of all, I have no firm beleif either way and as I have not conducted, or seen peer-reviewed evidence of, a scientific test of the hypothesis, I am in no position to make judgments. As is no-one here. However, we, and I, do have the right to an opinion. And here's mine:
|These burn-in periods have as much effect on your home theater as the length of your speaker cables.|
Answer these questions:
If the length of your speaker cables was several thousand miles, would you expect that to have an effect on your home theater?
If no, fair enough for you.
You have just admitted that "cables length makes a difference"
Presumable a 10 ft and an 11 ft cable will show no difference. A 10ft and a 10'000 mile one will.
Can you offer me evidence to show the length below which length cables fails to make a difference?
Obviously the answer is no. There is no scientific proof either way.
And similar scenarios holds true for ANY debate on cables.
Even if there was scientific proof, scientists know that it could be overturned any time as new evidence comes to life.
A lot of people want things digital so the world is easy to understand. It is or it isn't, yes or no, black or white. the world is analogue, things can only be measured in probability and the best we can ever say is something like:
"There is a high probability that E=MC2"
"Facts" are just a convenient way of putting forth our strong beliefs.