Let's clarify a few things first,
Not once have I said that price made perfection, as you can indeed check I did merely say a good system.
I never said you did. However, you used it as a benchmark, implying that I use price to gauge perfection. My question "So price makes it perfect?", is more a clarifying question than an accusatory one. Let's not be too sensitive now.
The price was merely an indication, it was mainly to avoid comments such as "low-fi rig can't reveal cables", the example above could work with most rigs.
So you now answer the question to my query "So price makes it perfect?". That's all I wanted. No accusation intended.
For example, let's consider your own rig, which I suppose you like, replace all cables with basic Radioshack/Monoprices ones, and the headphone cables by the manufacturers' originals. Would you consider the cables, or some of the cables the weakest link of this rig?
You see, you're speaking hypothetically, and the only reason for doing so is for argument's sake and when one goes down that road, it's for one reason only. Just to win an argument. If that's what you wish, then you win.
OTOH, I have my preferred system here now and one that I have no desire to change since I'm happy with it as it stands. However, I don't consider it nirvana, i.e., perfect. There are flaws in it. Cables do not form the weakest link either. You see, although cables have made changes for me, they have not done anything fundamental. A cable switch cannot render the sort of change that switching another component can, such as my headphones or the quality of the recording. So though I may choose to make a cable change, I'd never consider it the weakest link since your hypothetical system for me cannot exist in reality. Are we speaking on a practical basis here or a hypothetical one?
Second, would you say you believe that cables are important when it comes to SQ?
In response to such a direct question, I can't say that I consider them, in the context we're discussing (cable-rolling), important. If I had to give up fiddling with one aspect on my system chain, it would be the cabling first. I fail to see that as the position of one who considers the cabling the weakest link or very important compared to all else in the chain.
Third,do you believe in the, "your system is only as good as the weakest link" theory?
If the answer to the 2 last question is no, then the explanation I had for the claim, cables are the weakest link does not apply to you.
I answered 'no' for one and 'yes' for the other. Where does that put me now? On the fence?
Edited by aimlink - 10/18/10 at 6:05am