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Directionality on analogue interconnects......

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Sunday Ironfoot, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. Sunday Ironfoot

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    ...should the arrows printed on the cable point in the direction of the CD player or the amplifier? What difference does it make to the sound?
     
  2. groundy

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    The direction of the arrows run from the CD Player ------> Amp.

    There is only a difference in sound if you can hear one (very unlikely). However some cables are designed to be grounded at one end only so wherever a cable specifies direction, you should adhere to it :).
     
  3. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    CHeck direction by listening. Not all cables are marked correctly. Who knows, you might not hear a difference and it'll all be irrelevant. Only takes 2 minutes to do though.

    Gordon
     
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    Some cables do sound different depending which way they are "facing" and Gordon is right, sometimes they are not marked correctly and or folks prefer them the wrong way round.
     

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