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I figure mine are going to go bad at/or about 7:13am on may ... Tireguy
If there is an audiophile out there who has had any cables f ... Dlwask
Dlwask....if you spent 5k on cable 5 yrs ago....how much bet ... Mitch4t
I would guess life expectancy of a well built cable to be ar ... Jmcgrogan2
Okay, now for a serious answer: i'm a veteran audiophile an ... Plato
Oops, i just remembered another likely scenario: optical ca ... Plato
Anybody that spent 5k on cables could undoubtably be convinc ... Dragon1952
Believe it or not, i had my previous set of cables for over ... Krell_man
If cables are poorly terminated, make use of low grade diele ... Sean
Quality speaker cables and interconnects need a good break i ... Jeffjarvis
The life expectancy of your cabling may be dramatically, and ... Davehrab
I still have a circa 1992 ensemble interconnect i like alot. ... Xiekitchen
About 20 years ago, i saw a cable that had to be charged wit ... Prpixel
Connectors can get dirty/corrode and may need cleaned. Elevick
In my oppinion (and others) cables will degrade over time. t ... Aarsoe
Aarsoe....that's something to think about. spend 5-10k on c ... Mitch4t
Be honest - how many components do you still have in your setup that are more than 10 years old?
Anyway - assume 10 years for average cables, better ones could be double. In 10 years time or at least in 20, much better technology will exist, more vodoo or even new types of cables (HDMI and all the others that will follow).
If you have a "scrap" box, like I do, with old cables then try to take one that you used to use (but dont any longer) and try to listen. Did that with some old ones, and the sound was horrible..
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I cannot say for sure if cables wear out , however if you ha ... Darrylhifi
For me the whole world of audio is totally dependent on how ... Mitch4t