I sure this have been discused before but:
Does expensive or brand RCA cables will improve sound quality of my sistem?
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No. But it may provide a slightly different presentation. Have you A/B tested your cheap RCA vs. Audioquest?
Oh no, here we go again.
Would probably be easier just to try a few to make up your own mind.
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No they don't .. they just degrade the audio less. You may not even be able to hear the difference once you go over the £30 mark
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I did......defo difference when I replaced my £30 connector for a £66 one......
Here's my recent experience with RCA cables.
I wanted one for my bedroom to connect my Sonos to Audioengine 2 speakers. There was a lot of static noise when I first tried a cheap £2.69 cable (I had not even begun to check audio quality). I contacted the ebay seller, who sent another one out. Same result. I then ordered a £16 cable which was better built. No static noise this time.
In a nutshell, I can't comment if there's an improvement in sound, but better built RCA cables definitely eliminate static. Of course, my view about HDMI cables are well known; I haven't noticed a difference.
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They "might" perhaps.
And given as I've just removed a pair of Atlas Navigators and stuck in my old Computergear ones, let's just say I reckon I'll get more for the Navigators when I stick them on Ebay next weekend...and the remaining audio quality is as good as it was when the Atlas ones were plugged in.
To the OP, get a few, from megacheap to as much as you want to spend. Make sure you can get the pricey ones on a sell-or-return basis and see how you go.
For me, the differences have been minimal and only really came to light when the changes that one partcular cable was supposed to make (thanks to a 5 star review in an unnamed title) delivered nothing of the sort. The questions began after that. For you though, make up your own mind; YMMV.
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After years of various 'upgrades' I am also a sceptic about the improvements they offer. For years I told myself the £100 cable I had bought was better than the £20 one but my honest conclusion now is that there was no real difference. That I noticed.
Best thing to do is to demo for yourself and decide.
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As has been said a well built cable will likely sound better than a super cheapo one.
But you might not need to spend a fortune to improve what you have if you are after a mild change in presentation.
I had interconnects that cost me £175.00 a pair and speaker cable costing the same for a pair of 2.5m lengths. These where at a discount from friend who was winding down his Hi-Fi business, they should have cost near double that.
Made a small but noticeable difference over the good quality cables I had before, £50.00 to £100.00 interconnects and £100.00 speaker cable.
Since changing my speakers and pre-amp I have changed my interconnects and speaker cable.
Speaker cable cost less than £100.00 total and interconnects cost less than £30.00 per pair.
The overall sound of my system is much more enjoyable.
I liked the system I had for a few years but tastes change as you get older.
I would personally put the improvements down to the main components I have changed rather than the interconnects.
Knowing what I know now I would spend the sort of money I spent years ago on cables/interconnects on other components or on more music. Possibly on better quality beer!
As others have suggested try some cables with a good returns policy. Only you can decide.
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I know, but I cant just borw them from the store, I have to buy them to test them.
The bigest problem is that there is not a big HiFi community in Xalapa, Ver. Mexico. To be honest the only brand that I can find here is Audioquest and only one model (snake). If I would like something else I wil have to buy it in US and smuggle it.
Maybe for the next topic I sould ask something less controversial ........... abortion, religion maybe?
Do expensive RCA cables improve sound quality
That's the same thing, just looked at from the other direction.
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