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Keeping an IC broken-in…is this a good idea?
Rather han liquidise metal (copper requires  1,084.4°C to melt), go into the most cold and use super conductivity...None is possible nor relevant.But why not go crazy after the snake oil sellers. Let them set our agenda.Let's talk logically:Coppe... 
Keeping an IC broken-in…is this a good idea?
Copper conductor (cable) do not need any brake in. Just for you, this is a common say of salesperson, when you buy a cable for a lot of $$$ and it sounds just as good (or bad) as your 5$ RadioShack cable. So to make you keep it and not return it, ... 
*WHITE PAPER* The Sound of Music - How & Why the Speaker Cable Matters
Townshend audioLets talk frankly. Any capacitance on a speaker cable (stand alone, just vs. a measurement equipment), is the fact there are two cables in parallel, for all the length, at a close distance.Such a capacitance can be fixed easily by b... 
*WHITE PAPER* The Sound of Music - How & Why the Speaker Cable Matters
Cheap add to Townshend cables!Some of the measurement schematics are stolen from others. They got it wrong. Mr. Townshend copied the mistakes. He ends up with C- capacitance. Capacitance is defined between two points. If the speaker cable is a jo... 
*WHITE PAPER* The Sound of Music - How & Why the Speaker Cable Matters
Capacitance?Let's assume you use an Amp with a DF of 400. It has an output resistance of 8/400=0.02 Ohms.What Capacitance (F) should make an audible change?If you use two separate cables, (Not one that are molding the two lines in a single plastic... 
Should I use long interconnects, or long speaker cables?
NO !Unbalanced Interconnects longer than 1.5m may rouin sound.If you can use balanced lines (XLR) you can go up to 150m, no problem.Speaker cables should be as short as possible. Length can be compensated by cross section. The ratio is linear: len... 
*WHITE PAPER* The Sound of Music - How & Why the Speaker Cable Matters
Sorry Mr. G'DAY, you are miles from the truth.I also spent much time into speaker cables research & analysis.1. The speaker side is not a part of the analysis. It is only looking into the Amp's output through the cables. 2. The most important ... 
Excess speaker wire
No excess length!A copper wire resistance equals to Ro (the metal conductivity constant), multiplied by its length in meters and divided by its cross section in square millimeters.The longer the cable the higher is its resistance...You should have... 
Speaker cabels for dark sounding speakers?
Why no more information: What speakers, what amp? how long are the cables? What placement? (distance from alls?)It may sound dark because you are using the wrong cables!Specify the required information and I'll tell you how to make it work for you. 
Reviewing the fabulous Silversmith Fidelium Speaker Cables
I don't buy it! Sorry.Silver (element) conducts by 5% better than Copper. It costs x130 times more! You can reach the 5% conductivity by improving the cross section by 5%. It is chipper and better to flush a $100 bill down the toilet. Less damage,... 
XLR connectors
Buy some Neutrik connectors and DIY wire with some MIC cables.https://www.neutrik.com/en/neutrik/products/xlr-connectors/xlr-cable-connectors?c=audio and DIY wire with some MIC cables. Or buy some ready made:https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/... 
Speaker Cable Termination Opinions - Bananas or Spades
Banana!Spades need a fastening every period because they get lose.This type are the best:https://www.ebay.com/itm/10PCS-Nakamichi-Gold-Plated-Copper-BFA-4mm-Banana-Plug-Male-Speaker-Connect...This type of spring is making the best, long lasting co... 
Swiss cables
What's wrong with you guys?A speaker cable is about a conductor (most likely OFC copper) with a given length and diameter (Cross section, or AWG).This may have some endings: banana plugs, spades...WTF do you care where this cable is coming from?Sw... 
Speaker cables for Sonus Faber Olympica II
Speaker cables should not be stretched. The Amp's DF and the cable length determine the speaker cable AWG. NOT the speaker!Tell me what is your power Amp's DF and I'll calculate you the thickness(AWG) required. You can look for a cable that thick ... 
Bought some 14/2 “speaker wire” from Home Depot
Mr. felixa Skin effect in audio, is about misunderstanding of the fenomena. The  Skin effect, is mostly about two criteria that do not apply to speaker cables:1. High power at high (audio high) Fr. with full power BW. In Audio, the last two octa...