My say is rock solid. It was tested many times, in person, with a test group in 2018 on Audiogon, and it is still alive on a new thread.
Last Sat. I completed a set of cables, #0 AWG / 3m long. I had a demo on Tue. with some Amps: A local made monoblock that we couldn't find it's DF even talking to it's maker! and an H2O with a DF of 1,600.
First' I used my own test CD to get the idea how his system sounds.
It was with the monoblocks.
Than we replaced his cables (9' long #9 AWG) with mine.
The sound changed. It had way more details. Its bass got valid, like a sub was added. Clear tight and strong. The mid and highs were became crystal clear. A big smile on the owner's face.
We went on listening to some of his favorites (he has 18,000CDs).
The impression for him, remained the same. My demo cable sounded better.
I left him the cable for a week to enjoy. After, I have another demo coming.
What is it that you would measure on a speaker cable and why?
For me, after doing a vast research, tests and came to my conclusions, it's only the resistance. For thick cables it is difficult to measure and our standard Home DEpot DMM is not good for the tasy.
You may need something like this:
However, it can easily calculated too.
For measuring the DF (if not provided) you may use the AP set:
As mostly the DF is given by the Spec or can be revealed by a phone call, the cable's resistance can be taken from this table:
It is more complex to do a right measurement. Not only you have to know what are you looking for to get, or how to make the measurement, it also must be one, you can repeat and get the same results.
You may look for a parameter that is easy to measure, but it's useless.
So before you hook a probe and take a
measurement, you need to understand what is it that matters and how to get it.
Your point: "there is no standard for this stuff, it's whatever sounds good to the listener
". Is wrong.
I'm saying load, that I can calculated it for each setup. I did. It works every time I do it and that specific cable is connected.
You never did, but you still say: "to come on and push a standard on how everyone should choose a speaker cable is absurd
Please try it once and then publish those say. Until then, you need to add; "Things I guess, or never tried".
I tried it and I calculate it. It works 100% of the time.