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Urban Myth ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by paulfoley, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. paulfoley

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    Read this tonight on a PS2 Forum of all places. Is this true or made up ? Anyone have a link to the tests?

    A while back, this guy challenged a number of speaker cable companies to an audio shoot out. He had some 'special' cables that he said would outperform the respected best audio cables ever made (we're talking $6000+ speaker cables). He only agreed to show the cables once the tests were done.

    After the reviews, his cables either won or tied for first place, depending on the judges.

    Then he revaled the cost of his cabes. $8 each.

    People gasped.

    What were they? Used SCSI printer cables. 68 pin, half wired hot, half wired cold. SCSI cables are made from good oxygen free copper..

    Don't believe the hype!
     
  2. owain_thomas

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    not heard of using SCSI but have a look for cat5 speaker cables on here. they are definitely not an urban myth
     
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    AFAIK several independent tests have shown that even professionals (musicians, sound engineers etc.) cannot tell the difference between different cables.
    I also subscribe to the idea that cables of the same material and cross-section do not / cannot sound differently, no matter what construction they are (SCSI, CAT5, standard speaker cable etc.).

    When people claim to hear a difference this is often based on the fact that they (unknowingly) compare cables with different cross-sections, in the same way this often happens when changing from single to bi-wiring.
     
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    I think this link is well overdue for another airing :)
     
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    How long can you get SCSI cables anyway? I use multiple SCSI standards, and the longest supported chain Is within a couple of meters...


    "AFAIK several independent tests have shown that even professionals (musicians, sound engineers etc.) cannot tell the difference between different cables"

    I have worked across the world in multiple sound mastering suites... and do you think places like Abbey Road used expensive cable on the B&W matrix 801's before they got rid of them?

    No!

    Gareth.
     

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