- Jan 3, 2014
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- Albany, NY
I wouldn't go so far as to say that anything you can hear, you can measure. REW in particular, is dependent on path lengths, which can change if the microphone moves by a millimeter, or by a butterfly flapping its wings in Paris. No two REW sweeps are exactly the same. But I will say that any difference in sound is attributable to something physical, whether or not we can measure it consistently. There is no known physical model that can account for boutique line cords making things sound better. The pseudo-scientific explanations do not hold up to serious scrutiny.How about placebo effect? The only way I'd trust that a cable is better than another would be doing a blind test, or better yet a double blind. Not sure how you could do a double blind unless all of the tested cables looked the same or if the person switching the cables has no idea which ones are most expensive or supposed to sound better.
If something sounds better, then why can't that be measured with REW software and a microphone? If the sound is legitimately better, shouldn't that show up in measurements? If the graph from using two different cables is exactly the same, won't the music sound the same?
Reminds me of the story The Emperor's New Clothes.I recall a test where cables were switched in front of the pro listeners and the could clearly detect the difference. No doubt, the sound in the one more crisp etc. Only thing was the switch was between dummy equipment so the music came from the same set-up all along. Can we learn something from this? I think yes the pleasure of having that signarure gear adds psychologically to the pleasure. This implies that one should go for it if that's the priority in life.
I tried to prove what I was hearing could be measured, but couldn't.I wouldn't go so far as to say that anything you can hear, you can measure.
I tried to prove what I was hearing could be measured, but couldn't.
LOL, we've gone 2 weeks and 82 posts and still debating on wether not M/L uses inadequate power cables !!
The answer remains the same...... NO THEY DO NOT !
My wire world cables are all directional. One time I screwed up and put it on going the wrong direction. It sounded the same. I had it that way for over a year before I happened to spot the arrows going wrong way.Years ago, the cable company Belkin tried to counteract the myth that interconnect cables are directional. Their own
customers got upset with them for ruining the party.
Instead of using separate power cords between components and the wall outlet, just extend the wires in the wall into the component.
IMHO, hardwiring the component directly to the source makes no sense to me even if just for the convenience standpoint of changing/replacing never mind the inability to shut off power in the event of smoke escaping from the box! Since it is unlikely that the circuit breaker would be in close proximity, one would have to find an audiophile breaker or switch to put in the line.
I already have a high-quality power sequencing system with over-specced DPDT relays and breakers. So this amp would be a fit for my rig. I can switch off everything in a second or two; plus, I have automation monitors, and the breakers would (hopefully) do their thing in an overcurrent situation.Since it is unlikely that the circuit breaker would be in close proximity, one would have to find an audiophile breaker or switch to put in the line.
But others could wire up a plug to the amps hardwired input, but it would look more like your Dryers plug
IMHO, I wouldn't even mention things like dryers or ovens. We'll just get into another big argument overBut others could wire up a plug to the amps hardwired input, but it would look more like your Dryers plug