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    Default Speaker Cable Elevators

    These are made of glass with a cork top which have some anti static properties.

    I read that by elevating speaker cables off the floor you eliminate static charge and you lower capacitance. The net effect is lower noise and increased dynamics

    What's your thoughts?

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    can you hear a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomDac View Post
    can you hear a difference?
    Tom,

    So far I find that it tightens the mid range a bit and for the high range it seems to present more detail while keeping it in focus. I find it a pleasant experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampage60 View Post
    These are made of glass with a cork bottom.

    I read that by elevating speaker cables off the floor you eliminate static charge and you lower capacitance. The net effect is lower noise and increased dynamics

    What's your thoughts?

    How much static charge can you get from a wood floor??

    Like Tom said, did you hear a difference?
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    This is for real? If so, I want A/B thoughts....
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    So you don't get static charge from the floor but you now get it from the glass? I'd love to hear some A/B comparisons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V View Post
    This is for real? If so, I want A/B thoughts....

    Just get some small blocks of wood and try it your self. Should cost next to nothing. What ever people say, it's all up to your ears at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amey01 View Post
    So you don't get static charge from the floor but you now get it from the glass? I'd love to hear some A/B comparisons!
    Glass will conduct static. I'll insert something between the glass and cable that won't. I just like the look of the glass.

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    I will turn the jar over so the cable is setting on the cork. That should eliminate static charge since it has anti static properties.

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    Putting cork to floor should also help to minimize microphonic transmissions. More importantly, with the cork side down, there is less risk that the jars leave any marks in your beautiful rosewood floor.

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    Default Air suspension

    I simply hang the speaker cables off the wall, using picture hooks, see pic. In theory the "air suspension" method should be superior. In practice, I have not heard any direct or even quantifiable improvements. And any longer term improvements since then must be attributed to the Vantages breaking in.

    At least the speaker cables are away from the power cables and the floor now. Makes vacuuming the floor a whole lot easier, too!

    (Note that I cleaned up the cable mess a bit since the photo was taken. For instance the power cables - below the speaker cables in the photo - to the Vantages are no longer there. They now feed off surge protectors located along the side walls. Speaker cables are now completely separated from power cords; interconnects are separated only reasonably well.)
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    I use cable elevators primarily to keep the speaker cables seperated from the power cords.

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    Here's a budget cable lifter for you. Pieces of 2 inch PVC pipe. And no it's not my system. I already have enough to explain to the significant other.
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    I added plastic clips which help keeps the cable stable and centered.


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    rampage, I bought some cable lifters mostly to separate from the power cords. Also based on a audio theory: high end stereo needs everything separated. Do I hear a difference, not really, the mono amps and separated panel and bass speaker cables did 99 % of the improvements
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