Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Doctor Carrot, Apr 5, 2010.
Why would changing the power cable affect the sound?
Mains hum. Potentially.
Absolute (sponsored) bullshit.
It can't, unless there was something wrong with the original cable.
The same applies to all other interconnects, speaker cables, etc.
The cheap guitar cable must have been a bit broken.... instrument cables are a bit different as they are subject to a lot of abuse so paying a bit more for a well made one is well worth it. But a working cheap lead would sound identical to a working expensive one (it's just the working cheap one will probably stop working quite quickly).
But reading through those articles it seems that some people, who seem to know what they're on about, agree that there's some difference through various cables, no? Or is that just bollocks?
Me personally I think it is bollocks. I'm no expert though.
There may be a difference between a 99p cable, made from recycled dog shit in China, and a decent cable made from decent materials, but anything else is absolute nonsense, and anyone who tells you they can hear a difference between cables is a lying cunt.
Back in 78 I spent a lot of money on HiFi separates when I went onto full money at 21, I spent all i had saved and ended up using .5 Amp lighting flex for the speakers. It worked okay though some snobby mates sneered and took the piss, they were plasterers and loaded!
two years later I bought some quite expensive speaker connect cables and it made no difference whatsoever!
Lesson learned I then started wasting money on guitars!
I've got some pretty nice audio gear here. I use proper flat speaker cable for 2 speakers where I can't hide the cable. The rest of the speakers are wired with 2 core flex from an old electric lawnmower.
If spending more money on cables would make it sound better, I'd probably spend it, but it doesn't, so I won't.
It definitely doesn't now after working for forty odd years in engineering and five years live mixing for metal bands through massive PA rigs in small venues! I heard that...I think.
Its just an electric circuit isnt it... as long as there's a connection. Its not sound coming down the wire.
I've done side to side tests with my US Jaguar and my squire Jagmaster. Obviously the Jagmaster has far less options (which actually makes it more reliable) but the difference was negligible. The Jag did slightly have the upper hand. . . . but not a grands worth. I also have a Telecaster Deluxe that's worth nearly £4000. . . . and that's a piece of shit. However, because there was some perceived excellence from this rare model, I successfully rented it out for recording sessions a few times in the late 80s.
Yeah, it broke soon after so can’t argue with that.
I made some speaker cables from two lengths of old cat5 or 6 cable twisted together with banana plugs on the end and wrapped in a plastic cable sheath, they look and sound great. I often lie to people about the cost. I got the stuff from work it cost nothing.
They don't sound any different to the generic speaker cable which I replaced.
It's not a music system, it's a brown noise generator.
MC CARTRIDGES VIOLET T-8
Over $8k for a cartridge....
While the price for that is clearly ridiculous, a phono cartridge - like loudspeakers - is arguably one area where spending more could bring gains, due to the mechanical elements involved. Higher machining tolerances, the winding on the coil, precision of the needle etc.
As ever though, whether any of that would make an audible difference after a certain point is somewhat debatable.
Chord cable company caught talking shite.
The Chord Company Ltd
Audiophools in lying bastard shocker.
Cable burn-in -
Send them money and your cables. They'll plug them into their magic box which will make them sound better.
Part of me really hopes they actually just chuck them on a shelf somewhere, leave them for a few days then send them back. It'd be a brilliant scam
Fuck that, sounds like too much work. Just give them a fake address and have the post office return them to sender a few days later.
I salute your genius
Surely that has to be illegal, to acquire money by deception?
If Gwyneth Paltrow can sell her goop nonsense then I don't see what the problem is?
And then I realised that ALL audiophile bullshit is acquiring money by deception
I guess if you sell it for so much that only rich dumb people could afford them...
...nah, still doesn't sit right. Plus if it ever came down to it, you'd need a lot of training in keeping a straight face in court. Or massive botoxing.
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