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post #16 of 50

It's so dramatic you will then want to relay the entire cable back to the nearest power station.

 

For deeper lows dig a trench and bury the cable underground. For cleaner highs and a wider soundstage use pylons. Don't forget how important synergy is to hi-fi systems. So half and half would be ideal. Use an audio-gd shovel(tm) for best results.

 

ed: spl


Edited by RonaldDumsfeld - 1/23/14 at 5:29am
post #17 of 50
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Get power cord+power conditioner first. Always powered the conditioner with your best power cable. you'll be surprised how easy it is to hear the difference.

Don't forget to bury the power cords and power line so that the NSA can't tap into your music. They have no restraints.

post #18 of 50
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It's so dramatic you will then want to relay the entire cable back to the nearest power station.

 

For deeper lows dig a trench and bury the cable underground. For cleaner highs and a wider soundstage use pylons. Don't forget how important synergy is to hi-fi systems. So half and half would be ideal. Use an audio-gd shovel(tm) for best results.

 

ed: spl

If you put them on pylons you can sign up and contribute to the SETI project.

post #19 of 50

this thread is gonna be shutdown soon..... with so many burying going on.:tongue_smile:

 

for me....

i went to www.cabledyne.com n bought watever i could afford n sold all my wireworld...lolz

its a usa company with 30days return i believe.

post #20 of 50
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this thread is gonna be shutdown soon..... with so many burying going on.:tongue_smile:

 

for me....

i went to www.cabledyne.com n bought watever i could afford n sold all my wireworld...lolz

its a usa company with 30days return i believe.

OK, since you're bringing balance to this thread, let's bury the hatchet. Did you get copper or silver? What type of cables?

post #21 of 50
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this thread is gonna be shutdown soon..... with so many burying going on.tongue_smile.gif

The discussion is kinda insulting, IMO.
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for me....
i went to www.cabledyne.com n bought watever i could afford n sold all my wireworld...lolz
its a usa company with 30days return i believe.

To add, Audio Art offers very good cables at reasonable prices with a trial period. There's a review in the latest Stereophile, if that helps. FWIW, I have their balanced and single-ended products, along with many other cables.
post #22 of 50
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Using balanced cables doubles the voltage and being louder affects how one perceives sound. One would have to compare with matched volume and do so quickly to really tell if there is any difference. Then there's always the human aspect.

 

Balanced cables 'double' the output voltage because one signal pin transmits an inverted signal (usually Pin 3) and has nothing to do with perceived volume by the listener.


Edited by yage - 1/23/14 at 8:39am
post #23 of 50

usb / rca / pwcord ...mostly silver..one odd copper pwcord , until my wallet knelt down n beg for a quick death :P

post #24 of 50
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usb / rca / pwcord ...mostly silver..one odd copper pwcord , until my wallet knelt down n beg for a quick death :P

Did you notice any differences when you did these upgrades?    I have been swapping out the really cheapies RCAs with monster RCAs  and I'm not sure if the differences are imagined!   LOL

I might do the ones with a 30day trial or returnables and see for myself.    

 

Would just soldering my components together and plugging directly into the wall socket be a better solution?     :eek:   

post #25 of 50
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I have been swapping out the really cheapies RCAs with monster RCAs  and I'm not sure if the differences are imagined! 

 

Freebie cables that come packed with something like a DVD player are pretty terrible. I would at least get a pair of Blue Jeans LC-1. Monsters are overpriced, IMO.

post #26 of 50

i bought one cable at a time, the first being the silverUSB,

listened, save up my bullet$ then the next one..

took over a few months b4 i had all the cables i want...

i heard increased clarity, better sense of depth,

then more density/details in the depth as i add on the cables.

 

Give it a shot if u are curious like me...nothing like listening to it on your own setup..

if it doesnt work out, return it...v little ris$K. imho

post #27 of 50

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Using balanced cables doubles the voltage and being louder affects how one perceives sound. One would have to compare with matched volume and do so quickly to really tell if there is any difference. Then there's always the human aspect.

Originally Posted by yage View Post
 

 

Balanced cables 'double' the output voltage because one signal pin transmits an inverted signal (usually Pin 3) and has nothing to do with perceived volume by the listener.

Doubling the voltage increases the signal by 6 dB. When you increase the volume we perceive bass and treble differently, see Fletcher-Munson or Loudness Contour.

post #28 of 50
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i bought one cable at a time, the first being the silverUSB,

listened, save up my bullet$ then the next one..

took over a few months b4 i had all the cables i want...

i heard increased clarity, better sense of depth,

then more density/details in the depth as i add on the cables.

 

Give it a shot if u are curious like me...nothing like listening to it on your own setup..

if it doesnt work out, return it...v little ris$K. imho

I hope you realize that a USB cable carries digital data, 1's an 0's. Either it works or it doesn't. It shouldn't affect the SQ.

post #29 of 50
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Doubling the voltage increases the signal by 6 dB. When you increase the volume we perceive bass and treble differently, see Fletcher-Munson or Loudness Contour.

 

Perhaps you should consider whether or not the receiving end adjusts the voltage gain vice a single-ended configuration such that the output level remains constant - especially if you have both types of inputs in a single preamp / integrated amp. Just a thought...

post #30 of 50
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Doubling the voltage increases the signal by 6 dB. When you increase the volume we perceive bass and treble differently, see Fletcher-Munson or Loudness Contour.

 

 

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Perhaps you should consider whether or not the receiving end adjusts the voltage gain vice a single-ended configuration such that the output level remains constant - especially if you have both types of inputs in a single preamp / integrated amp. Just a thought...

I think we have to turn the Volume knob for that. :D

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