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Old 16th March 2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Professor Pass's recommendation for cables

What fancy cables does Dr. Nelson recommend and approve for use with his own amplifiers or in general for high end equipment?
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Where does one place the .1uF and the 5ohm loads NP mentions in his article?
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I've heard him say that Pass Labs recommend their customers to spend less on cables than on their amplifiers.
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I also recommend that the cables be long enough to reach from the
source to the destination.

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I also recommend that the cables be long enough to reach from the
source to the destination.

Does that go for traces on DIY PCBs too?
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I also recommend that the cables be long enough to reach from the
source to the destination.

oh come on professor Nelson, lets have a real conversation about cables. Your article in that link, is hardly conclusive either way. And it was written a long time ago when there were perhaps less snake oil companies out there, and maybe you have some new insights now?

I was more interested in the cables between cd and amp by the way. As folks here are scientists in the sense that we like to know how things work and why things are the way they are, we ought to demand a better explanation for why people should spend thousands of dollars on cables than ''if you can afford it, why not?'' or ''who am I to argue with what you hear?''.
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Here are the most important criteria for cables -

1. Are they long enough?
2. Do they have the proper connectors?
3. Are they free from open or short circuits?

Everything other than that is bonus.



I'm not saying that there are no differences in cables - but it is my opinion that much more results can be found pursuing gains in other parts of the audio system. Particularly transducers and active components.
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Here are the most important criteria for cables -

1. Are they long enough?
2. Do they have the proper connectors?
3. Are they free from open or short circuits?

Everything other than that is bonus.



I'm not saying that there are no differences in cables - but it is my opinion that much more results can be found pursuing gains in other parts of the audio system. Particularly transducers and active components.
I'll reiterate:

Where does one place the .1uF and the 5ohm loads NP mentions in his article?

Between the + post and the cable? Between the + and - speaker posts?
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it was written a long time ago when there were perhaps less snake oil companies out there, and maybe you have some new insights now?
Yes, cables do make a difference.

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