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. #11
    Join Date: Feb 2017

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    I'm Mark.

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    Its a yes from me
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL psu
    Pre Amp:- Music First Audio Classic v1
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
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    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Isotek GII Mini Sub mains conditioner, Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

  2. #12
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    A vote in the affirmative from me.

    (title could do with a rethink though)
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  3. #13
    Join Date: Feb 2017

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    I'm Simon.

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    It's a resounding yes from me.

    I don't want to get into a heated debate but I'd say I've heard some cables sap all dynamics and detail, whereas in other speakers the speaker cables are ok, with everything the same except the speakers. But I have used very basic 99p eBay cables and I'd say dedidicated hi fi cables of good quality (but not necessarily expense) make a good difference.

    I'd share this too- there is a very big forum and review site at the moment (no names mentioned) whose owner and editorial team do not believe quality hi fi cables make a difference to the listening experience. I was dumbfounded as to this.

    If you asked this question in a poll to a thousand people, to get a very good representative answer, aside from all the arguments about bias and double blind etc, I suspect the overwhelming majority would answer yes. Most sensible people I think know this to be the case already.

  4. #14
    Join Date: May 2016

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Definitely: to my bank account!


  5. #15
    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    I'm Adam.

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    yes they do.. although my findings are, the more refined the equipment the easier it is to hear the difference with cables.
    "lack of passion is fatal"

    LP12, Kore, Lingo2, Aro, SKale / DV XX2Mk2, Benz Micro Glider L2 / WAD 300b Power Modded, Mesh Plate Valves / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' Pre & Phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT
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  6. #16
    Join Date: Feb 2017

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    I'm Simon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    yes they do.. although my findings are, the more refined the equipment the easier it is to hear the difference with cables.
    Absolutely

  7. #17
    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I'm Alan.

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    Cables make a huge difference for the better....the higher end the gear..the returns get less...but the improvements are still there...imho.
    'ANSOM IN THE SUMMER..'ORIBBLE IN THE WINTER

    Cambridge Audio stream magic 6, Seagate nas drive, Sony X559ES CD Player, Logic DM101 turntable, Rega RB300 / Goldring Eroica, Denon DAP-2500 digital pre, Denon POA4400A monoblocs, Shanling dac 50, Roksan Darius speakers, Target R1's, Atacama Equinox.

  8. #18
    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Of course cables make a difference to your listening experience. Without them you get silence, with them you get sounds.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

  9. #19
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    I'm Grant.

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    Oooh, who got out of bed at top
    Regards,
    Grant ....
    Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
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  10. #20
    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    I'm Jez.

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    No definitely not. The answer you were waiting for from the person you were expecting it from
    Arkless Electronics-Engineered to be better. Tel. 01670 530674 (after 1pm)

    Modded Thorens TD150, Audio Technica AT-1005 MkII, Technics EPC-300MC, Arkless Hybrid MC phono stage, Arkless passive pre, Arkless 50WPC Class A SS power amp, (or) Arkless modded Leak Stereo 20, Modded Kef Reference 105/3's
    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
    Digital: Yamaha CDR-HD1500 (Digital Swiss army knife-CD recorder, player, hard drive, DAC and ADC in one), PC files via 24/96 sound card and SPDIF, modded Philips CD850, modded Philips CD104, modded DPA Little Bit DAC. Sennheiser HD580 cans with Arkless Headphone amp.
    Cables- free interconnects that come with CD players, mains leads from B&Q, dead kettles etc, extension leads from Tesco

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