Your first request is respectfully denied. There is scientific proof that cables do not have a sound signature, if you want to argue the contrary, that's fine, so long as you provide proof of your own. "My ears can hear it" is not an argument. The issue isn't what you can or can't hear, as there is nothing "more" or "less" to be heard in the first place. The issue is the expectation bias of your brain that makes you believe you hear something "better" simply because after spending that kind of money and seeing such a pretty looking cable, you expect it to.
Secondly, no, I am not dismissing it. I've made plenty of cables myself. If you're interested in the specifics of how Frank at Toxic Cables makes his cables, you can feel free to contact him yourself. If you feel that paying 200 dollars for labor is fair, that's fine, it's your money. I'm allowed to disagree.
No, cables do not make a difference. What you think you know is irrelevant unless you provide substantial scientific proof of your claim, if you heard any difference while blindfolded, and assuming the proper procedure was used (that's doubtful), then one of the cables used had design flaws. My hearing is actually quite good, it's been tested quite a few times. My system is also quite resolving, but that doesn't really matter as I have demo'd cables costing thousands of dollars on systems costing close to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and my conclusion remains the same.
This is always the prime argument of the cable believer that has no substantiated proof to his claims: if others can't hear it either their hearing is bad or their system sucks. Sorry to tell you but your expensive cables sound exactly the same as the cheapest properly built cable you can find.
Sorry but you are getting silly now, very silly. I have the best proof that you can get, my own ears. I don't listen with science, I don't listen through a machine to tell me what I am hearing.
If you believe science is god and is infallible then so be it. That is your problem not mine.
Your prime argument, and it's the same for all cable naysayers, is that if it can't be proven with science it can't possibly be true.
If my ears tell me, and many many many other peoples to, that there is a difference (even in blind tests) then that is far more accurate than any scientific method that you dogmatically cling to.
You entitled to your opinion but not to dismiss other peoples actual experiences.
Uh and I have just looked at your cable inventory.... interesting that you have wasted so much money on cables that make no difference!!
(Enigma Audio Silver ICs
Cardas 300b Microtwin ICs
Moon Audio Blue Dragon Digital RCA to BNC
Glass Toslink Optical Cable x2
Moon Audio Black Dragon Speaker cables)
Edited by nigeljames - 5/22/14 at 4:00am