Good Site - Some (but not all) Good Advice
by sgreent - 6/10/05 6:27 PM
In Reply to: a good site re: cables by fg3068
There is a definite difference in cable. Price isn't necessarily a good indication of quality, however, most good cables are expensive. These "good" cables allow music through an audio system (let's say), where lesser cables let the sound through. That is a very difficult concept to understand if you haven't experienced a) what real music sounds like in real space, and b) what cables can do. I have replaced 1000 dollar/a meter cable for 1000/dollar/meter cable and the difference was stunningly better. Some cables change the color of music (bright, bass heavy, metalic, silky, etc) some allow a 3 dimentionality to come through, some are flat, some allow the sound to extend beyond the speaker cabinet, some trap the sound behind the grill gloth. The only way to determine the validity of a cable is to try it in your system. See/hear what happens. If it gets somehow better, and the price difference is worth the difference, go for it. ALWAYS try the cable before buying. This poses another problem. Cable changes - breaks in with usage. When first you install a cable, it will perform WAY different after a month of working. and - OOPS - update your CD player and a cable you thought was really bad, now sounds really good. It's a search that will take you to Nirvana or the nut house. Enjoy!!
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