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Interesting Cable Test

Post by TORO3 » Sat May 19, 2012 4:22 pm

Subjectively speaking with somewhat interesting findings concerning the comparison of zipcord and pricier speaker cables.

https://sites.google.com/site/audiosoci ... ening-test

Even though I view myself as an audio newbie, I still can't wrap my head around buying an 8 foot interconnect or speaker cable that costs more than a few hundred bucks. That's just me, though.

Regardless, an interesting read.
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Re: Interesting Cable Test

Post by MRHP » Sat May 19, 2012 10:02 pm

Good read... :-k
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Re: Interesting Cable Test

Post by EndersShadow » Sat May 19, 2012 10:07 pm

MRHP wrote:Good read... :-k

Yeah I posted that on the Polk forum and it's spawned a 6 page and counting thread lol
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Post by Snoop65 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:38 pm

That was a excellent read. Cable topics always stir the pot. :D
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Post by F1nut » Sun May 20, 2012 12:32 am

Blind testing for anything audio related is inappropriate and therefore completely worthless.
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Post by treitz3 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:45 am

While I'm pleased with the results, I personally discount this entire test. It is improper to have folks evaluate a cable sitting off axis seated in rows and rows of folks that change many aspects of the reproductive effort including but not limited to room acoustics, frequency response at a particular seat, sound staging, cohesiveness, spatial locational cues and other important aspects of the reproduction. It is these characteristics that a cable can have the ability to change for the better [or worse] more so than simply more bass or better treble.

If you don't believe me, invite a couple of your friends over and have them sit in front of your listening position that you must move over 6 feet off axis. Try that and tell me what you hear. You will be missing many an important aspect of the reproductive effort without ever having changed a single thing on your rig and the acoustics will be completely different.
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Post by mbskeam » Sun May 20, 2012 8:24 am

F1nut wrote:Blind testing for anything audio related is inappropriate and therefore completely worthless.

why?
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