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So- if the cable manufacturers don't know what they're trying to improve (since it's so unquantifiable), how do they know what to build to improve it? When they say- this cable will give you a 'blacker background' or whatever, how do they know they need to add 4 strands more of copper, or 2 strands of silver? Blind luck?Well, you and I know that in the context of a high-end system there are things that you can hear that you cannot measure. Measuring equipment is not up to the challenge of discerning very small differences that we can hear. And what audiophiles call big differences -- in reality if you could measure it, they are not big differences at all. They are small and they are subtle.
But look, when we were cavemen out in the forest and foraging for food and theres a mountain lion out there, the slightest, subtlest auditory noise was the difference between life and death. You hear the snap of a twig and instantly the brain can calculate what direction it came from. How far it was. Was it a soft paw? Was it the hard paw of, for instance, a deer?
All of those things the brain can calculate, and those senses evolved over millions of years. The brains ability to discern and perceive far outstrips the ability of test equipment to measure it. When somebody comes to me and they say, "I dont believe in that," I say to them, "It's your right; you dont have to believe it." You can believe your ears or you can trust the measurements; it's your choice.
CAEILIN GABRIEL (Shunyata Research)
I wonder how these Power Cords would be ?
Has anyone tried them ?
If something cannot be measured then it could not have been recorded or played back.
Humans cannot even hear what dogs can hear, let alone bats. And yet, there are microphones and recording equipment that "hear" (measure) what bats hear. The ability of the human ego waaaay exceeds the ability of the human ear.
The above statement is just a piece of marketing nonsense, appealing to the ego of a certain customer base. Carefully aimed bullshit.
It might have been more honest to say something like, we can measure everything, but the measurements are not necessarily relevant or useful.
When one spends big money to buy these expensive cables his mind starts playing tricks and he starts hearing improvements. This is not just limited to power cables but other interconnections too.
Measurements dont really mean jack
the distortion figures in most tube amps compared to the SS counterparts is a joke
then to, many prefer tubes
so the ear likes distortion?
well in short, in does , it may or may not
the 2order and 3 rd order distortions are actually preffered by some ( including me ) since it makes the music more "pleasing"
well some say so
so if you are looking for measurements and equating price to measurements
youre barking up the wrong tree
a benchmark DAC2 measure far better ( in almost all respects ) than many dacs that cost multiples of it
However does everyone like it ?
probably not ?
well all audio companies know this
and this is precisely the reason they hit upon a certain something that may be considered good by some
You don't just hear music, you feel music. If music could be only heard then Bose's experiment of music on plants is irrelevant.
I have experienced a dramatic increase in volume after using Mr Murthy's high quality power cables which replaced the cheap generic used earlier. The difference is so palpable that I never have to go beyond 9am (which is appreciably loud to me) on the vol dial for most CDs unless ofcourse it's a dodgy recording.From my high school knowledge, transmission power loss is dependent on resistance of cable. Theoretically, a better conductor will reduce power loss from the plug point to the equipment i.e. more power is available to equipment at any instant.