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Old 12th June 2013, 10:40 PM   #11
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okay
ive compared 1$ dollar store interconects with Whirly wisp silver IC's, the difference is so small its not even worth bothering. So a 1$ IC is comparable to 60$ IC's, I dont beleive in cable myths and all this crap.
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Old 13th June 2013, 04:31 AM   #12
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I have used cheap interconnects that had very little, or very bad shielding. You have to be careful of that. Be sure that the connectors fit well. That's about it for audio.
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I use Blue Jeans ultrasonic welded speaker cables. Very pleased with them.
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Old 13th June 2013, 08:24 PM   #14
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I imported some Blue Jeans balanced cables.
Nice enough quality for the very cheap price.
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Old 13th June 2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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I have used cheap interconnects that had very little, or very bad shielding. You have to be careful of that. Be sure that the connectors fit well. That's about it for audio.
yes I think so. Whirly Wisp IC's cost 60$ and was comparable to the anti cable IC's which cost 100$.
I did a blind test with my girlfriend. I compared a 1$ IC, a 10$ Acoustic Reasrch IC's and the Wirly Wisp silver IC's.
My girlfriend found almsot difference at all. She prefered overall the AR IC's, the the Wirly wisp then the 1$, but the difference was so small, she couldnt bothered...

Also, I have anti cable speaker wire, the "revered" ones. well my GF prefered definitely some cheap copper wire.

Weird, this is weird. I think that at best, theres a minimal difference between cable and that its not really worth spending any time/energy/money on the cables, but maybe im wrong, and that my limited experience is exactly that, limited, but so far, the difference are so small that I wonder if I'm really missing something here.
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Old 14th June 2013, 12:52 AM   #16
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Part of the answer is that it's no good treating the cables as something that has a special quality apart from the whole. To use a simplistic phrase, "It's the system, stupid!". What counts is how well the entire chain of components works to get the job done, and a particular cable will help and hinder aspects of that happening. Also, a lot of people miss that a cable has ends, and this is where a lot of the damage is done. If I were asked to assess a cable the first thing I would do is chop off the connectors and hard wire a clean length of the material in place ...
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You are missing all the money to be made selling fancy audio cables, that's all.
In the worlds of video, radio and networking there are noticeable differences, but usually good engineering wins out.
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Old 14th June 2013, 02:08 AM   #18
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TecNec pro cables with Canare starquad
TecNec Premium Canare RCA Male to RCA Male Audio Cables RCA to RCA Cables at Markertek.com
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Star Quad is great for mic level balanced signals - I use it every day. But you don't need it for line level, unbalanced signals. Canare, Mogami and Belden all have excellent cables for that. I like Canare GS-6
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As 'Pano' wrote:
Star Quad is great for mic level balanced signals.
Especially in environments with high noise and interference.

For RCA unbalanced interconnects, chose a co-ax with a heavy braided shield/return.
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