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

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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    No definitely not. The answer you were waiting for from the person you were expecting it from
    Have you ever tried an interconnect that wasn't one of the crappy white/red things you get for free with a midi system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    No definitely not. The answer you were waiting for from the person you were expecting it from
    Oatex or ear syringe fella

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    If you press the 3 dots at top right and select web view it,ll show up oliver
    Ill try that, thank Grant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Have you ever tried an interconnect that wasn't one of the crappy white/red things you get for free with a midi system?
    As I'm "not allowed" to argue my POV with the same force as those who do believe cables make a difference it's a subject I won't discuss beyond making sweeping statements that they don't make a difference. If, as expected, 90% of people say they make a difference this will have zero effect on my standpoint and my response would be that 90% are wrong.... I will not be replying to any further comments in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    As I'm "not allowed" to argue my POV with the same force as those who do believe cables make a difference it's a subject I won't discuss beyond making sweeping statements that they don't make a difference. If, as expected, 90% of people say they make a difference this will have zero effect on my standpoint and my response would be that 90% are wrong.... I will not be replying to any further comments in this thread.
    I was just interested in whether you had done the subjective comparison or not, that's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post

    (title could do with a rethink though)
    With Geoff on this. Cables make a difference to my listening experience, no. Do cables make a difference in my systems, yes.
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    I will never forget the dire effect that Kimber 8TC had on my ESSs - an absolutely terrible loss of top and increased boomy bass - cannot fathom what went on.

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    Cables have made a considerable difference in my system
    Among the many: Ozric Tentacles early years - Genesis early years - Pink Floyd - Brand X - Camel - Shpongle - Younger Brother - The Peaking Goddess Collective - Deadmau5 - Trentemoller - Kiasmos - Acoustic Alchemy - John Coltraine - Hank Mobley - Lee Morgan - And Oasis...!

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    In response to others who have posted here and clearly do not know how to listen, when I change cables in my system, my partner Sue and I can hear a clear difference. The difference we hear is as clear as crystal and the equivalent to a cartridge change.
    Among the many: Ozric Tentacles early years - Genesis early years - Pink Floyd - Brand X - Camel - Shpongle - Younger Brother - The Peaking Goddess Collective - Deadmau5 - Trentemoller - Kiasmos - Acoustic Alchemy - John Coltraine - Hank Mobley - Lee Morgan - And Oasis...!

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    Some years ago now I did a back to back comparison with 8 different cables. My favourite was the one I use now NVA SSC. My least favourite was a studio cable, a white van damme effort. I rated this worse than the freebie cables which came in seventh.

    A few months back when there was a cable discussion going on I swapped the van damme back in just to see how bad it was. It was still less preferable to the NVA but the difference that I had recalled as being substantial was now barely audible. It was still there but nothing like as much as I recalled. And there were 6 other cables in between those two! Made me think.
    Martin



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    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / NVA A30 Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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