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LCD, do I need a $700 aftermarket cable for it?

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 

Along with the other thread regarding if one needs a $1000 amp for the LCD-2, do the aftermarket cables for it make that much of a difference?  For the sake of being specific, lets say it's the LCD-2 rev2.

post #2 of 37

You can make your own cables..Not that hard. Save a whole lot of money..My 2 cents.wink.gif

post #3 of 37

Cables make zero difference in anything but ergonomics, at least in this application.

post #4 of 37
Thread Starter 

So the stock cable in this specific case is as good as those aftermarket cables that are costing several hundreds of dollars?

 

And also I don't want to DIY, too lazy, haha.

post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

Cables make zero difference in anything but ergonomics, at least in this application.



This. 

 

No, you do not need a super expensive "upgrade" cable. If you like the look and feel of an aftermarket cable, by all means. But there is nothing to suggest that there will be any audible improvement or change at all between any properly made cables. 

 

 

post #6 of 37
Thread Starter 

Then... how come there are so many people who saids there's much improvement on the sound?

post #7 of 37

Here's the way I look at it, if an agnostic's perspective is of any interest: a bunch of people say there's a difference, a bunch of people say there isn't.  So chances of there being any ROI on your investment is about 50/50.  I've never been able to convince myself to part with money based on those odds.

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Then... how come there are so many people who saids there's much improvement on the sound?


Take yer pick.

post #9 of 37

 

I reterminated these for a buddy. 2 poles only per side. The original cable uses 4 poles. Pretty straight forward after got the pin out with the Multimeter. So IMO 700 dollars may be a bit much.

 

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post #10 of 37
Thread Starter 

The materials with the stock vs aftermarket cables so far seems to be the same, it seems like a superficial change, but I can't judge since I'm reluctant to compare...

post #11 of 37

I'm about to make a thread on this topic until I saw this.

 

Thanks for saving my time!

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I'm about to make a thread on this topic until I saw this.

 

Thanks for saving my time!



The thing is, we're getting answers in a biased forum already because it's classified as 'Sound Science', the thing is, you know how busy the GEAR forums are but this one isn't as busy?  It's the same as my photography forums, the gear forums and rumors of new gear (would be hyping up new gear in the headphones term) are always busier than the forums that advances your photography skills, it's human nature.

 

I ask this because I use vintage manual focus lenses on my DSLRs to achieve as much the same same results as people with the latest and greatest, why it makes me think if these aftermarket cables and other forms of gadgets are just for pure superficial reasons etc.

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...it makes me think if these aftermarket cables and other forms of gadgets are just for pure superficial reasons etc.

 

Why ask a loaded question in the first place?  

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Why ask a loaded question in the first place?  



Because I'm kind of a noob in this regards and would actually want to know if they make a difference, I know my cameras and lenses but I'm really on the edge regarding cables, especially when that blind test of coat hanger and supposedly very high quality cable and they couldn't tell the difference...

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Then... how come there are so many people who saids there's much improvement on the sound?

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