... but unless you are under 5 years old, or swapping out bell flex for nice thick speaker cable, you won't be able to detect it.
Cool. Will this do?
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These are MEASURED results, I'll take those over idiotic guesswork every day of the week. You can do what you like.
No guesswork from me. No overly complex claptap about skin effect either. Skin effect and cable capacitance is only important at radio frequencies, and I'll warrant this "paper" was commissioned by a cable company.
Guesswork again then?
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in the academic/scientific world, unless you are published, people think that you are worthless. I've worked with enough professors and doctors to know that ego and reputation is a lot of the time more important to them than what they are actually doing.
As a member of that profession, obviously I'd disagree. Maybe you can let us know what you do for a living so we can slag it off. (Not that I would.)
Hence one of the reasons Darwin held off so long from releasing the theory of evoloution origin of species thinggy. Shame really, if they all stopped EDITEDing at each other and actually got on with it, we'd probably have the flying car by now...
It was one of the reasons, but a relatively minor one compared to his fear of offending his wife's and other people's religious sensibilities.
What classical music are you listening to?
So if a scientist who is not trying to sell us something says something you don't agree with, it must be because non-scientists who are trying to sell us something are making them say it?
No, I'm not saying that. But it has been done before (can't name names, it will be deleted), so I'm suspicious.
I don't think this guy sells speaker cables.
Ooh look, that paper sounds a bit techy, it must be true then.
Yep, though I wonder why you would have been using bell flex to wire up your speakers.
Oh so now we have to differentiate between true science and not-true science?
I think I'm going to listen to some music through some speaker cables whose brand I forget.
If you were under 5 years old, you might have other priorities
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Good idea. That's what I'm doing right now. )
I don't want to get involved in these endless debates on whether cables can or can't make a difference but I can't help but wonder why people keep referring to science? I'm a biologist which does not qualify me to comment either way in this debate however I have yet to see someone produce an article that has been published in a scientific journal supporting either side of the argument. Links to websites and things found on google are not credible in the world of science I'm afraid. I know some people are in engineering and I respect your views from that point of view but could other people stop referring to science unless they can produce published articles.
I would imagine that scientists have far more worthwhile things to study than the validity of audiophool snake oil claims. It's not exactly cutting edge science is it? - more like 'O' level physics; or at least it was in my day. Would a physics text book qualify as a published article?
Actually, are there any of you out there who believe in this nonsense who also have, let's say, an engineering degree? A physics 'A' level? Just curious.
It's far more likely that trading standards will get more involved - and its good to see that they've started - to at least ensure that fanciful claims are eliminated from advertising. I don't suppose that much can be done about the night and day differences that many magazine/review writers claim to hear, especially as so many of them depend on sponsorship from manufacturers for their income.
A teething ring main.
That was a previous job, and one of the reasons I left.
Lets just say I've had to deal with a *lot* of court cases between academics having EDITED bun fighting over what the other said. Seriously, most of these people have never left the playground and it was like listening to little kids "well so and so said this".... I kid you not. Granted the odd one or two had grown up, but in general I found most of them had a high intelect, yet a social capacity of a 10 year old.
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