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This whole 'try it, and be open minded' argument is all very well, except if you then ignore the science and decide its the cable and not the brain? Our ears are not that sensitive, and our brain is continualy compensating for our ears. Our brain is easily tricked. There are a thousand reasons why our brain might hear a difference, of which the cable direction is not one.

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I changed my DAC digital cable the other day for one thats got a direction arrow on it, now I can hear music into the future. Amazing what happens when you use directional cables :grin:

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I changed my DAC digital cable the other day for one thats got a direction arrow on it, now I can hear music into the future. Amazing what happens when you use directional cables :grin:

I made that mistake once and when playing Stairway to Heaven it started spouting out Satanic verses about some toolshead. :O

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Right I have changed mine to point in the correct direction and I can say without a shadow of doubt the the arrows now point a different way. 

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kmlav wrote:

Right I have changed mine to point in the correct direction and I can say without a shadow of doubt the the arrows now point a different way. 

Not so sure! It might be your brain playing tricks on you!

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Direction does not matter, as long as the amplifier is placed higher than the speakers. The electrons will then fall down to the speakers, by the gravity force. 

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Direction does not matter, as long as the amplifier is placed higher than the speakers. The electrons will then fall down to the speakers, by the gravity force. 

 

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Should the arrows on my speaker cables be visible on the top surface of said cable or laid next to the floor? :?

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Should the arrows on my speaker cables be visible on the top surface of said cable or laid next to the floor? :?

Next to the floor?  You mean you're not keeping the precious signal elevated from the horrors that dwell there? 

 

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I do believe that cables make a difference, but just to be a sport...

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chebby wrote:

mikeparker59 wrote:

Should the arrows on my speaker cables be visible on the top surface of said cable or laid next to the floor? :?

Next to the floor?  You mean you're not keeping the precious signal elevated from the horrors that dwell there? 

 

Absolutely.

The effect of the surrounding dielectric (insulator then air) on the signal flow through a speaker cable is well documented.

The effect of a randomly changing dielectric such as that which occur when speaker cables are run along the floor can affect the sound in different ways.

Cable supports, such as those illustrated, is the only safe way to reduce this problem. Make sure you match the material and the spacing to your particular cable.

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davedotco wrote:

chebby wrote:

mikeparker59 wrote:

Should the arrows on my speaker cables be visible on the top surface of said cable or laid next to the floor? :?

Next to the floor?  You mean you're not keeping the precious signal elevated from the horrors that dwell there? 

 

Absolutely.

The effect of the surrounding dielectric (insulator then air) on the signal flow through a speaker cable is well documented.

The effect of a randomly changing dielectric such as that which occur when speaker cables are run along the floor can affect the sound in different ways.

Cable supports, such as those illustrated, is the only safe way to reduce this problem. Make sure you match the material and the spacing to your particular cable.

Russ Andrews say nothing about that. They promote their elevators as a solution to the problem of vibration in floors affecting the signal.

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DocG wrote:

kmlav wrote:

Right I have changed mine to point in the correct direction and I can say without a shadow of doubt the the arrows now point a different way. 

Not so sure! It might be your brain playing tricks on you!

here is the photographic evidence that proves that the arrows are indeed pointing in the right direction.


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