- 214 posts total
- 214 posts total
The main problem with getting a 100% improvement to the sound is being able to translate what you think you’re hearing into percentages. But if you can measure 3 dB higher dynamic range or 3 dB higher SNR at the listening position would that satisfy you? I suspect the reason for most of the nervous Nellies and skeptism is the inability to get oneself up out of the noise floor.
i am not trying to make that much of a profound statement. Not yet anyway. Maybe IF and it’s a big if there is a difference that peaks my interest to venture down that path sure. For now let’s just see if there is any difference at all, then we can discuss criteria around how to measure it. I mean after all let’s be honest what sounds good is going to be subjective unless like you said we can agree on certain attributes that can be measured such as amplitude, etc. However whether it “sounds better” will be up to me. No one can qualify that but me in this case on my system. Unless you want to come to GA when I do the test lol. This is why the topic is so controversial. What sounds good to one may not sound go to another. I think I am only going to take this to if there is any difference from burn in on a cable. We will be arguing the subjective stuff forever.
Im warming up the system now to do the first listening test to see if I can make any conclusions after the first 200 hours.
To clarify for bob, barnettk, and other interested parties, initially I was warning against use with amplifiers as it was a complete unknown in the field. Now, I have built several systems from integrated DAC to amp, or preamp to amp using the Schroeder Method. Similar superb results as when going from source to preamp.
The caveats and warnings still apply; I suggest conversation with equipment manufacturers to check for compatibility.
200 hour test has begun. The recordings I’m listening to are:
Charles Lloyd and the Marvels featuring Lucinda Williams-vocal on the Blue Note label
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly 45 RPM MoFi edition. Recorded from the original master.
Cassandra Wilson - Blue Moon Daughter 180 gram audiophile version
i am very familiar with all 3 of these records.
This is a premature test since the cables are only at 200 hours but I would like to see how they strike me since first hearing my system with them new which was un-remarkable.
My system has been warmed up and I have played about 3 records which is approximately the same amount of time when I first installed the cables last Sat. Trying to make things as close to when I first installed them as possible. Other than the cold medicine I was taking. Sorry not reproducing that 😁
Obviously it will take me some time to do this so I will report back when I’m done