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Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
@brunomarcs "Custom made  to his measurements” correct! I don’t buy critical cable-assemblies on amazon, those are custom and built of military grade bulk cable and professional terminations, e.g. Amphenol (for dig)/Neutrik(analog). All standard ... 
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
@tjag what is your “good cable” definition?  
Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
@soix thanks for sharing your story!  
Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
@thyname for digital interconnects I choose cables with best EM shielding 90dB+, lowest diff-common mode conversion, common mode filter, lowest Tx-Rx crosstalk,  freq. dispersion, and lowest insertion loss at least at 6th clock frequency harmonics... 
Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
@soix “better” cable/s without any technical data to back it up aren’t really “better”!   
Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
@soix "I’d suggest you try a better digital cable" please define "better"  
Cartridges
+ 1 to “both” without high quality vinyl records you never will be able to discover high-end cart/TT and arm/phono/pre/amp/spkrs sound advantages!  
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
@rsa speaker cables improvement' leading to lowering loop resistance and inductance, does make sound impact. the longer cable is the more impact you will hear. 4 Ohms speakers also will show higher impact vs 8 Ohms set.   
Why do Tube Amps sound more romantic v SS amps
"You may not get 100,000 hours on the equipment before corrosion has had a chance to damage the semiconductors" -good point on corrosion! In my experience corrosion hits tube amp sooner than SS! Just look at the power transformer, capacitors, out... 
Why do Tube Amps sound more romantic v SS amps
@atmasphere agree with you on tubes could match better than PMOS/NMOS or N/P BJTs. Please try to measure distortion of tube amp while adjusting bias/balance of the output tubes, and you’ll see how sensitive it is. Then please repeat the same after... 
Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
"Have you auditioned different USB cables" differentiated by specification/performance or price?   
Why do Tube Amps sound more romantic v SS amps
@atmasphere "an imbalance in power tubes will cause a 2nd harmonic, not a third" not really, AB imbalance does contribute directly into third (odd) order harmonic increase. Perfectly balanced second (even) only order harmonics distortion, AB desi... 
Why do Tube Amps sound more romantic v SS amps
@invalid "with simple designs fewer parts count” which leads to higher distortion, shorter “relatively good performance" lifespan, and higher maintenance cost, in order to bring tube amp back to spec. SS amps aging at much slower (x100) pace then ... 
Zavfino Majestic USB Cable
@macg19 you are correct, the key of USP cable performance is ensure no bit errors. Fundamental frequencies in USB transmission are x480MHz, which is beyond of any sound system BW, but high freq. could affect bad-shielding analog cable signal next ... 
Why do Tube Amps sound more romantic v SS amps
"Tube amps in general are far more stable than that!”  what is “”than that”, atmasphere? Push-Pull amp tubes misbalance cause increase of odd harmonics, even 5% misbalance  is causing more that 0.1% dist. increase easily. keeping tube amp in a ...