One thing is for sure.
Discussions about audio cables can make people crazy.
Here,Diy audio etc cable debates seem to result in anger and locked threads.
I read that when tested cables all measure the same!
Yet I also read reviews of mains cables etc from the likes of nordost costing $$$$$ that apparently improve the sound to
a degree that cannot be achieved by spending the same lot
of $$$$$ on a replacement source etc !!!
The whole thing makes ME crazy
I pace in circles growling to Myself , I have been 'taken' conned
Am I a victim of self delusion, subconsciously justifying my purchases?
I couple of years ago I spent an awful lot of time and finally money
on selecting a Siltech interconnect for my Stax 4040 rig.
It still worry that the selection process was nothing more than a process of training myself into more $$$ is better than less $$$.
I just recently got back into cable mode after completing my
No way am I going to spend lots of $$$ connecting this alongside
my Stax rig.
So in the spirit of adventure
I went of to my local maplin store
and spent a total of £8 on some silver plated copper speaker cable unshielded with low capacitance and a pair of rca plugs.
Now prior to this shopping expedition I had decided what I required from these cables.
That they sound as good as my siltechs
And give a little more lift to the upper midrange. [compared to the
Stax cables I was using and in relation to the buff634 sound]
Once assembled and tested some of these requirements were indeed met.
The tonal balance was more to my tastes but they were clearly
less refined than the siltechs.
The differences seem real enough.
The frequency spectra that suggest the placement or immediacy
in a single female vocalist [obviously recording dependent]
appears lifted to add a tad more intimacy yet this emphasis
[for want of a better word] seems to be at the expense of
a little illumination of surrounding spectra giving a slight
glare overall in this area.
The siltech by comparison appears to maintain rather than emphasize this area, so the glare is not readily apparent.
I could go on .
What an earth is happening here??
Hallucination? real phenomena?
Seems like filtration [EQ of sorts].
It does seem that merely attaching a cable to some test equipment is not going to provide the whole answer as
cabling as used in league with a whole system.
I would guess such tests are being performed by using a reference system swapping cables around and measuring output??
And still giving a 'no change' ??
Audio insanity....back to the boom box