Well done you !! I think we should all do this as you say to remind us how cables really are so important to our systems. But I am sure though that these people would only find something else to moan about.
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I'm sorry, but you debased your entire "cable experiment" by changing out your Equi=Tech power supply. Going from unbalanced to balanced (Equi=Tech) AC will make ANY system sound notably better. In short, your entire experiment merely compared unbalanced with balanced AC, and balanced won. No surprise.
Oh, Sorry. When I hooked it back up the good cables, I plugged them into the same dollar store power bar. Other than my power amp, which went into the wall. Same setup as skinny cables. And, man those skinny cables are sooo much to easier to work with. I should have been more clear. Equi=Tech wasn't part of both settings.
I got a hammer. Are you deaf mickeyb ? j.k
Hey maple...you should ask that Q to non believer. Do you believe in cable maple? Hahaha. Torture, it was not, but just for shi*s and giggle. Please don’t take it seriously people.I had my mind set on doing it for a week before I started and I just did what I said I was going to do. Music was just playing in the basement and I give a listen here and there for minutes or two at a time to see if sound improves or not. So , no I didn’t sat there for hours. Why would I ?
I don’t think most audiophiles will argue much about the value of decent cables. You can preach to the nay sayers all you want, it’s wasted breath. I have played with cables a lot the past while and am convinced but still can’t support paying the stupid money some manufacturers are asking. I have some equipment at work that runs off of 480v 60 amps. The power cord is 200 ft long and when coiled can’t be carried. People are stealing them for the copper value and a 1m power cord for my home stereo amp costs more? Come on boys give your toque a spin.
Opps!, I 'm a cable hater.
Opps!, I had a Super Bowl party last night.
Opps!, a friend of mine brought over his Synergistic Research active interconnects and speaker cables.
Opps!, bastardo is going to cost me a lot of money. EVERYTHING was better.
Opps!, my bank account is going to suffer.
I am no longer a cable hater.
I took all my big buck wires off and used some 1960's FM twinlead antenna wire I found. The insulation was breaking off, so I used some duct tape.. (Thanks Red Green) and used that for AC power cords.
I used some coat hangers for the speaker cable.. and old coiled telephone handset cords for IC Using RCA connectors from 1930's I scavenged from a dump when I was a kid.
I cold soldered them with "Liquid Metal"...
I discovered how much I was missing using $1,200 and $3,000 cables! I threw all those away and now bask in perfect glory.The earmuffs fell from my ears!
Throw away those expensive wires... Join the movement.
Then I woke up.