View Poll Results: Do cables make a difference to your listening experience.

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  • Nearly Always

    50 63.29%
  • Sometimes

    20 25.32%
  • Never

    9 11.39%
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  1. #41
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    Well, if you click on the number of votes, listed under each answer option, you can see who's voted for what...

    Marco.
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  2. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Could do with a few more votes on this. It's interesting.

    So far 12% say they never hear a difference. I mean I voted 'sometimes', but 'never'? Can't get my head round that.
    Maybe they've just never bothered experimenting with cables. Just hooked the stuff together and left well alone, saving themselves s and a lot of grief in the process.

  3. #43
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    each to their own I guess. Interesting that 2/3 do almost always.only 14% dont ever. Proves we are mostly mad, or mostly sane eh?
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  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Proves we are mostly mad, or mostly sane eh?
    Well I'm totally sane.....apart from the bits when I go funny!
    Mr. Tact!

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  5. #45
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    Yes - Nearly Always
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    System 1: AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Accuphase DP57 CD player, Marantz SA7 SACD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player, Veracity Mystra DAC + Dell Laptop for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, Atlas Mavros, Speaker - QED Genesis Silver Spiral. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2: Loricraft Garrard 401 turntable, SME 5 tonearm, VDH MC10 cartridge, Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Modified Technics 1200 turntable, Triplannar 7 tonearm, VDH Frog Gold cartridge, Paul Hynes SR7 PSU, Balanced Audio Technology VK10se phonostage, Moon Andromeda CD player, Esoteric P5 SACD transport and P 5 DAC, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio player, AMR DP777 DAC + HP laptop for computer audio, Kenwood 8300 tuner, Revox B760 tuner, Magnum Dynalab signal sleuth, Leak Troughline tuner + EAR Stereo decoder, Revox B77 mk 2 & Revox A77 mk3 reel to reel recorders, Balanced Audio Technology VK52se pre-amplifier, Music Reference RM200 mk1 power-amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers. Cabling: Signal/Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

  6. #46
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    fascinating to see the poll . i see most think they do make a difference . if you did the same poll on some other forums it would be very different methinks ! . i do find they make a difference but not always
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  7. #47
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    Yes, a subtle one, but still worthwhile for that extra 5% or whatever.
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  8. #48
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    More of a snapshot of the inmates than anything else.
    My audio bits: Thorens / diy phono, CD/dvd player(s), diy pre, F6, Tannoy Golds in my boxes / my xovers, and of course all strung together with basic diy Wires
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  9. #49
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    I find that cables make a significant difference to the sound of my system. Without them dynamics are severely curtailed and detail retrieval suffers badly!

  10. #50
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    Seriously though,

    if your poll is to reveal anything you need to look at rephrasing the question.

    You should be asking how much of a diference cables make rather than whether they make a difference per se. I would suggest you offer four categorical responses such as:

    none
    noticeable but not significant
    significant and worthwhile
    major

    I would be interested in learning the responses to this poll!

    Geoff

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