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Cables length ?
Timing is definitely not a problem, as Dbw1 notes. If you've got a really high-resistance cable, then impedance could be a factor. But if you've got a really high-resistance cable, you need to get a different cable. 
Cable "burning": Real or VooDoo ???
Proof, Sean? You don't sound like a guy who's even interested in proof. Obviously, no one can prove that your professed experience with cable break-in is a figment of your imagination. For that matter, you cannot prove it isn't. (Actually, you cou... 
Attention Scientists, Engineers and Na-s
Sorry about the speaker cable thing, Paul. My brain must have gone on the fritz for a second, there. As for what explains the differences you hear among similar cables, your presumption of difference is definitely a factor, but it's not the only o... 
Is my Salesman telling the Truth?
As for your salesman's comment about network cables, it's bunk, too. Whatever effect those networks have, they'll have on any signal passing through them. 
TEACH ME ABOUT BI-WIRE
Just in case anybody missed it, Liguy's most recent post refers to bi-AMPING, not bi-WIRING. There's an important difference, as Steve points out. 
Cable "burning": Real or VooDoo ???
South: Yes, new shoes are stiff. But leather is a very high-resistance conductor, and I find it really rolls off the high end (down, oh, 100 dB or so at 20 hz). YMMV. 
New Stereophile recommended list
The real reason things fall off the RC list is a little-known phenomenon: After components have been on the market for several years, they begin to suffer subtle degradations in sound quality. Science can't explain this, of course, but what does s... 
Attention Scientists, Engineers and Na-s
Paulwp: First of all, the ABX results posted for speaker cables did not use headphones. Granted, most of these sorts of tests use small samples, and it's possible that they just used people with "untrained" ears. But often (including those cable t... 
Attention Scientists, Engineers and Na-s
Detlof: We can all trust our ears up to a point. The trick is to know what that point is. 
Dealer Price "Wiggle" Room
I hate haggling myself, but I haven't run into a dealer in a while who even tried to sell at list. 10% or so seemed to be what they offered, and I didn't press them further. Floor models and close-outs are another story, of course. There 20% is to... 
Attention Scientists, Engineers and Na-s
Detlof: For a good bibliography of the DBT field, check out www.oakland.edu/~djcarlst/abx.htm. Good DBTs are designed to maximize the likelihood of a positive result, although golden ears must deny this. 
CD players, one box or seperates?
And nothing beats a single box for jitter reduction! 
TEACH ME ABOUT BI-WIRE
Liguy: I'm not familiar with your speakers, but what you're saying is unlikely. Typically, what goes to the woofer is whatever is connected to that set of terminals--either the jumpers or the second cable. Biwiring has no effect on where signals g... 
TEACH ME ABOUT BI-WIRE
Phild: I have a hard time believing that a one-inch gold(plated) post would have an audible effect, unless the connection itself were a problem. But that's what makes me a skeptic. Even so, buying another 20 feet of cable seems an extreme solution... 
TEACH ME ABOUT BI-WIRE
Sfrounds: Biwring is very simple. At some point, the signal from your amp has to be split in order to feed the individual drivers in your speakers. Normally, this split occurs at the speaker terminals. With biwring, the split occurs at the amplifi...