The Science of Cables


It seems to me that there is too little scientific, objective evidence for why cables sound the way they do. When I see discussions on cables, physical attributes are discussed; things like shielding, gauge, material, geometry, etc. and rarely are things like resistance, impedance, inductance, capacitance, etc. Why is this? Why aren’t cables discussed in terms of physical measurements very often?

Seems to me like that would increase the customer base. I know several “objectivist” that won’t accept any of your claims unless you have measurements and blind tests. If there were measurements that correlated to what you hear, I think more people would be interested in cables. 

I know cables are often system dependent but there are still many generalizations that can be made.
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I even asked to remove some of myself. It is always a reaction to a reaction. Audio becomes often so personal. This is why audio needs parameters so it becomes more clear what sound and music really are. Trail&error has put a mask on the truth of music. People don’t know how music sounds in real. The only thing what trial&error did was creating many different audio products which sound so much different than how voices and instruments sound in reality.

Most people understand and even describe that most systems they audition miss emotion and engagement. But most still have no real idea why they experience it without emotion. Everything has a reason for it. When you would read more about sound and the way our emotion works regarding music it becomes a lot more clear. Trail&error made people believe that you are the only one who can create their own favorite system.

When I ask people who see audio as a hobby for a long time; can you tell me how voices and instruments are being displayed into space? Or how big are they in proportion when you close your eyes? And what are the aspects of sound?

People say that they have no idea. Then I ask them; tell me what is your foundation and on what aspects you judge audio products?

They still have difficulties to answer these questions. It makes them aware that they have no foundation on which they make their choices. It even becomes clear for them that why their systems still do not sound as they hoped for. You cannot do audio without any real foundation to guide it and to understand what you are doing. This has again nothing to do with personal taste, we are all talking about facts.

The mindset people have chosen even creates the truth in your head. Only when something changes their thoughts, their truth could be changed. People will always choose the option which they prefer. Your truth is being formed by what you know. When you get a different perspective what creates a much higher result. It becomes easy for people to change their thoughts and even their truth.


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Others make it personal all the time. So I take a look at what they sell or what they own. It becomes always very easy to prove which mistakes they all made. They were always the first ones who attacked me. So they asked for it. This is my world, and the best and most convincing sound will always be chosen. So start to do your research yourself and improve your own skills. But stop crying all the time and yes react on the thread.

The positive part regarding cables is that the best become even more influential than most loudspeaker, amps and sources are. Spend some time to read about sound and music. You will understand audio a lot better. And it will make the importance of cables more clear and more effective.
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The audio-blindness make all people forget the essential part of audio. And that is music. When you just take a look at how most audio products sound and what they can reveal, most are just a joke. This has nothing to do with a personal taste or even philosophy. Most people have difficulties to face the truth.

They protect the brands and stuff they bought. I understand that, but it will always limit them in the end result. The facts prove that people get not the quality they paid for. Just start conversations with many people who spend serious money on audio for a long time.

It is even ridiculous to point at me, audio is all about facts. And not about assumptions and audio systems created without a foundation. Here you will find the pain of most people. We talk a lot with people their experiences in audio often for a very long period of time. We see a lot of similarities. Many are not satisfied or happy. You easily can see it back in the music they buy. I am often amazed at how much money they spend on audio and how less they spend on music.

Trail&error created a mindset in the heads of most people. And for most, it is difficult to let it go. When you will not change your mind, your incomplete system will always stay incomplete. When we show people how much more details and aspects their music owns, they understand directly why they miss the connection with their system. When you see smiles on people their faces, you are aware that this is what people want and need.