cheapest cable upgrade ever

I have recently been playing with a very cheap upgrade of signal carrying cables: Attach one or two 1.5V AAA batteries with the ‘-‘ pole in the direction of the signal’s source. Simple strapping on with electrical tape) suffices, no need to connect anything. The benefits are very audible. The weak electric field conditions the outer layer of the conductor to improve electron flow, resulting in a strong increase in transparency and dimensionality. This works particularly well on the digital cable going into the router and streamer as well as the speaker cables (on the latter ‘+’ alligns with plus and ‘-‘ with minus, i.e. two batteries per single post speaker.

At a minimum it is a low cost bit of fun


The obvious next iteration would be to strap a potato to your speaker cables. But only special Mqingo potatos work and only I have them. For $1400 each I will ship you all you want. A tie wrap works fine. The transparency and dynamics will amaze you. And when they rot, just order more!

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OK. I tried it. Although, I did make an XLR cable change at the same time.

If Steve (@williewonka) is following this one, I have a couple good data points. We have a Tesla solar roof and when I push battery power the audio experience is so much better. Maybe because (PG&E) is so screwed up...

Sorry.  Battery scenario didn't work for me.  KISS....keep it simple stupid...