# A contrarian's view of inductance in SCs

Inductance is another way of saying magnetic field produced by a moving charge. Mutual inductance is what happens when another is brought into close proximity of the first.

From what I gathered by my system, and the science papers I've read, I believe pairing speaker leads to, "rounding the corners," so to speak. Everything becomes more homogenized.

I was curious why that would be, so I looked up inductance on the net. Here are a few science excerpts concerning inductance from Wikipedia. The emphasis is mine:

"Mutual inductance is the concept that the change in current in one inductor can induce a voltage in another nearby inductor. It is important as the mechanism by which transformers work,

*but it can also cause unwanted coupling between conductors in a circuit*."

and this:

"For high frequencies the electrical current flows in the conductor surface (skin effect), and depending on the geometry it sometimes is necessary to distinguish low and high frequency inductances. This is the purpose of the constant Y: Y=0 when the current is uniformly distributed over the surface of the wire (skin effect), Y=1/4 when the current is uniformly distributed over the cross section of the wire.

*If conductors approach each other then in the high frequency case an additional screening current flows in their surface and the expressions containing Y get invalid.*"

Despite the bad grammar, I think you folks get the idea. The bulk of the article is comprised of high order mathematics. The above is just a perfunctory summary.

Please don't come in and say I have to hear various cables before I can make such a sweeping generality. I have heard a good variety of cables from the ridiculously cheap to insanely expensive. None have measured up to the separate run ribbon SCs on my system.

The science behind this fascinates me. Science does not know the real nature of an audio signal. It is probably part particle and part wave form, just like light. It is traveling a smidgeon less fast than light.

One thing that science teaches us about the very very small is you can't even observe it without influencing it's behavior. Now, we are asked by cable manufacturers, and their fans to believe we need to bind that mysterious and fragile music signal to a foreign magnetic force - mutual inductance. Why?
muralman1
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