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Speaker wire is it science or psychology
I take it, Redkiwi, that you cannot answer the question. 
Blind Listening Evaluation
The primary use of objective blind tests (e.g., ABX) is to determine whether two units can be distinguished by sound alone. That's usually not the question consumers are concerned about, and besides, performing such a test correctly is not trivial... 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Redkiwi: For my own edification, would you explain what is wrong with the digital standard, and how Nyquist's theory falls short? 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Kasboot: I believe Stereo Review did just such a test many years ago. Don't have the issue date, but if you check the ABX page (see the address in teh Blind Listening Test thread), it'll be listed on the publications page. No, as a true believer, ... 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Dirty pool, Steve, you've changed the question. Go back and read your original post. You asked for evidence that "speaker wires sound different." Now you've added the "same size" qualifier. That makes all the difference, and you know it, you troll. 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Redkiwi: Your ignorance is astounding. Scientific theory never said digital was perfect. Marketing guys said digital was perfect. Nor does science claim that all cables sound the same--quite the opposite (despite what the equally ignorant original... 
Blind Listening Tests?
Detlof: Absolutely, for something like soundstage/imaging you need a complex stereo signal. (What would stereo pink noise soound like??) But I'm from the school that says soundstage is primarily a function of the source material and speaker/room i... 
State of the Art? I don t care anymore.
Hmmm, CW, first you say you're tired of the quest for SOTA reproduction, then you ask if there's a component that will allow you to enjoy the music. Do you see a bit of a conflict here? My suggestion is to think of yourself as having two, separate... 
Blind Listening Tests?
Detlof: Dont' know about studies of the hearing-impaired. I can think of a number of plausible explanations, but I'd be speculating (as opposed to listening) blindly. For example, could they not hear those frequencies at all, or was it just at a l... 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Paulwp: I agree that a boost is implausible, but I've seen frequency response plots for cables with HF rolloffs down several dB at 20kHz. Also, I think you're talking about someone's measurement with a consumer-grade SPL meter, which is not a tool... 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Trelja: I've seen similar measurements, but they don't, by themselves, prove what you think they prove. Just because a difference is measurable (and every cable will measure differently) doesn't mean it's audible. Whether we can hear a frequency r... 
Speaker wire is it science or psychology
Paulwp: A wire really can affect frequency response. In fact, the scientists would tell you that's about the only thing it can affect--although a RatShak SPL meter is not an appropriate test tool here. Sean's right about 18 vs 12 gauge (although h... 
Blind Listening Tests?
Detlof: Psychoacoustics is about a century old now, which is pretty long in the tooth for an infant. And it's not about music. It's about perception of sound, of which music is a complex example. (How music moves us emotionally is another field en... 
Blind Listening Tests?
Couldn't agree more, J.D.--this is about belief, not science. Just click your heels together, and your system will sound great! 
Any good cheap integrated amps?
Well, good tuners are rare in low-cost receivers. Tuners in general are very location-sensitive, however, and you could well find one that would work for you. Take a few home on trial and see which one pulls in your favorite stations best.