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Old 21st August 2019, 01:38 PM   #11
Max Headroom is offline Max Headroom  Australia
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The single core coax is adequately flexible for RCA interconnect application, it's what I use and I find that single core sounds just clearer than stranded. I find that all cables have directional characteristic and custom non-directional cables is necessary for the best sound. Swap direction of one speaker wire and experiment for yourself, while you are at it make two same solid core all copper interconnects and experiment some more.

Old 21st August 2019, 02:17 PM   #12
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Yeah, of course . Now, what's the reason for this claimed directivity?
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Old 21st August 2019, 02:27 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by scottjoplin View Post
^ Good idea, and swap them over from time to time for never ending improvement
Yeppers! Just keep doin' that and eventually the cables will be so good you won't even need the rest of the stereo...just listen to your properly aligned, and properly oriented cables and all will be right in your world! At some point they will improve so much that you may not even need a music source at all...just listen to the cables!
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Old 21st August 2019, 02:42 PM   #14
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Old 21st August 2019, 02:44 PM   #15
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Well, we can always count on the same 3 or 4 cablevangelists preaching their religion (because science it ainīt) to the newly arrived.

Sometimes they get a new convert.


* avoid solid core for cable which is meant to be plugged-unplugged such as any with connectors at the ends.
Not for sonic reasons, all sound the same, but for practical ones.

* no such thing as cable directionality, 100% nonsense, contradicted by Science and any experiment.

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Well, some people also swear by the Flat Earth theory .... reptilians ... hollow Earth ... about same amount of "proof" backing each (try 0% for a realistic number).
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Originally Posted by Kay Pirinha View Post
Yeah, of course . Now, what's the reason for this claimed directivity? Best regards!
I don't know the reasons but I have read ideas that mechanical deformation of the wire during drawing operations causes a directional characteristic. Resistance is due to scattering which can be caused by deformations, lattice dislocations etc and this could be directional.

Cable dielectric materials are applied continuously and this could cause a tension gradient that could cause directional bias perhaps ?. I don't know the reasons for sure but I have found plenty of examples of audible directional effects in many types of wires and cables. Like I say try to experiment for yourself and report back.

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You picked a good topic as starters Christian - sit back and enjoy the show!
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