Originally Posted by gstarr
"So basically if you're looking for a good wire it does pay to spend a little extra and buy a good cable. Why? Because you have a better chance of getting a good 12 AWG run of cable with better insulation and less chance of copper corrosion. Still it doesn't mean you should spend more on a higher line from a decent brand. There IS a difference. There is however no reason to spend stupid money on it unless you just like spending money."
Does being able to differentiate the sound mean it is better? Or is it just that it is identifiable. I'm not suprised that many people like planar and electrostatic speakers--they sound airier and different. Whether that is wjhat the masterer intended is a different story.
The best things one can do to improve sound are 1) GETTING GOOD ACOUSTIC TREATMENT IN THE ROOM 2) GETTING THE BEST RECORDED MUSIC (source material) YOU CAN 3) unless you love palnar speakers, get a triamped speaker with controllable (analogue or digital) crossovers that you can dial in. A great example is the Linkwitz Orion.
Agreed have you ever tried Silver cables?