Eek... I was a cable believer, until...
- Thread starter bangraman
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| Originally Posted by fiddler |
The problem is that we can't use the ideal dielectric in cables (i.e. a vacuum) so we have to work with what we've got. All other materials absorb *some* energy from the signal conductors no matter what, some more than others and some in a non-linear fashion relative to frequency, and so on so forth. This is why some types of capacitors sound better than others, and since all cables end up acting as capacitors, the dielectric quality is indeed very important.
|Dielectric biasing used in my latest cables (similar design used by Audioquest in their most expensive interconnects) attempts to work around some of the (audible!) problems associated with dielectric absorption.|
| Originally Posted by eric343 |
This is more or less correct.
What I fail to understand is how biasing a dielectric (essentially, treating it like a capacitor put across the terminals of a 9V battery or whatever you use) will improve the quality of that dielectric.