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Old 08-04-2009   #147
gstarr
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Default Re: How much difference do you think cables makes in the audio quality of your system

If you spend more than $1/foot for good wire, you are paying too much. Any half-decent 12 gauge copper wire will sound every bit as good (or bad) as the most expensive 12 gauge copper wire. The only difference that could occur is if you have tremdous runs of wire to your speakers--like over 50 feet. I have never understood why people think that their 6-10 foot length of wire is going to be more significant than the hundreds of feet of copper wire already in the speaker.

If you have the money and want to waste it--that is fine. Even if you can afford nice "audio jewelry". Unless there is a significant electrical reason for the wire to have a sonic difference, there won't be any. The only reason people say they hear a difference between different properly made12 gauge wires is because they want to believe there is one. This is particularly true if they spent a lot of money on the wire. There has never been a difference recorded in a double blind test and no one has ever claimed the $1 million that James Randi has offered to anyone that can hear a difference in double blind tests conducted with a sufficient quantity of runs to establish a "true" percentage difference.

Greg
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