My Kylie Minogue CD's are fun to listen to. Well recorded, well produced pop songs.
It's quite possible that the plugs are making more difference than the cables in some bake-offs.
With mains cables the 3 pin plug, fuse and the IEC connector may well be making more difference than the cable itself.
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No doubt they are. But I, for one, would rather be forced to slide naked down the rusty edge of a sheet of old corrugated iron using my manly parts as brakes than have to listen to them.
I agree. That's why I posed the question. Which is better or does it make ****er-all difference?
That's you off the WHF Christmas card list
I'm with Lindsey here. I've a single or two that are well-recorded & well-crafted. Maybe I'm not such a music snob as I thought!
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i use solderless nakamichi bananas from e.b. 8 of them for less than a tenner..not bad at all..my partner wouldnt even dream to put a kylie cd in my player-she knows it will start skipping..
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I once skipped a Blackberry across Lake Ponchatrain (that's just north and east of New Orleans in case you didn't know). I got seven bounces....
try harder mate,should be doing better than this
Although I use banana-plugs for convienience, I remain unconvinced that adding another unnecessary component between the cross-over and the speaker-cable will ever add anything positive to the sound. Personally I doubt I'd hear a difference either way, but clamping the bare wire to the terminal at least seems to be one step closer to ideal.
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And then your wife gets out her Kylie CD (or worse)...
Do you believe cables are likely to make difference in the first place?
So you only listen through one speaker?
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My bad, it's spelt "Pontchartrain" - it'ss the big bit of water Interstate 10 crosses on trstel bridges on the way into Mississippi (best avoided).
Idea: maybe we could get WHF to do a mini-test - Blackberries vs. Samsug Galaxies vs. iphones vs. Motorola Driods - see which one gets the most bounces
Cables, plugs, mains, all make a BIG difference to the sound. Just finnished latest mod to mains wall sockets replaced a switched for a non swiched (MK brand sound best without going into expensive silver or gold ones ) sheilded power cables, removed fuses replaced with soldered fuse wire, any time you can replace a mechanical joint with a soldered one ( skills required ) not to electrify yourself, all drop the noise floor, removed spade terminals from inside speaker connections and soldered direct ( made a massive diference to my 21 Mk2's QUAD take note ) all make their contribution to improving the sound. And use at least a Tachima power extension, to finnish off.
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