Can someone explain, in lay terms, why I should pay more for a Coaxial Interconnect?


Was reading a review of Coaxial Interconnects and have questions.  The reviewer claimed there was a great difference in the sound of his test system, depending on the interconnect being used.  My favorite line was "the music danced like fire from my speakers".  His actual words.  Not sure if I want the cable he was using or what he was smoking.  So, my limited understanding is this.  The CD transport reads and produces a digital signal. This is a series of 1's and 0's, as are all digital signals?  The signal is then transported via interconnect to the DAC, where the heavy lifting is done and the 1's & 0's are converted to an analogue signal that the speakers can understand?  If the sole purpose of the Coaxial Interconnect, is to carry the digital signal about 3 feet between the CD transport and DAC, how can it possibly have any impact on the final musical output from the speakers?  Would love to know how a $4000 cable is going to make my system sound any better than a $150 cable.  
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If I had just 1/100 of a penny for every word ever written about the sound (or not) of a speaker cable or an interconnect cable I would now be the planet’s wealthiest human! 🤑🤑🤑

IMHO, I believe the differences we hear can be explained using Occum’s Razor. As in the following:

An experiment I’d love to see someone conduct is to measure the inductance, capacitance, and resistance of a specific length of a highly regarded “good sounding” speaker cable/interconnect cable. Next, I’d construct a speaker cable/interconnect cable of the same length, using different materials with identical measures of inductance, capacitance,and resistance. There are no other known electrical properties that exist, period! 🤭

Then I’d turn these samples over to the audiophile press to compare against each other.

I posit there would be no discernible difference in sound quality between the two cables.

I personally believe that there can be audible differences, but I believe this is because an important application of inductors in active circuits is that they tend to block high-frequency signals while letting lower-frequency oscillations pass. Note that this is the opposite function of capacitors. Combining the two components in a cable can selectively filter or generate oscillations of almost any desired frequency. And this effect is what I believe people “hear” when comparing cables.

Ergo, I posit I could measure and duplicate the sound of any speaker cable or interconnect currently being marketed as a good sounding wire.

I do wonder why no one has done this? 😳😳😳


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