Geoff, you’ve mentioned highly polished conductors several times and I don’t know anything about it. Can you explain more, please?
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Straight ahead.. polished conductors means the company polishes the wire before they are put into shielding. No brainer. Polishing them makes they conduct more evenly.. better... smoother.. At least that is the idea. I would also think they are polished in a non- oxygen atmosphere..
I polish my AC plug blades...
Perfectly valid question re highly polished conductors. Here’s what Audioquest says, this paragraph refers to their Dragon High Current Power Cord.
HIGH PURITY CONDUCTORS - PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER (PSS)Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) is AudioQuest’s highest-quality metal. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
Lizzie, you said you thought they were polished in a non oxygen atmosphere. Do you mean like on Pluto?
Roger of Ramtubes has the opposite view of Atmasphere and myself. He says that any PC cable that sells for over $100 is a waste of money. He thinks that there are advantages to better quality PCs but not after $100 price. I've tried maybe 20 PCs in my time, including lower and middle end Audioquest, Magnan cable (horrible High Fidelity cable), etc. and found GroverHuffman cable to outperform them at $400 to $900 (depending on model). Very much higher than $100. Infinitely more complex in design than a $100 cable as well.