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pcprogrammer:

--- Quote from: Gyro on June 22, 2022, 03:33:46 pm ---don't coil up 50ft of speaker cable

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That was the first thing on my mind when I was looking at him explaining his test rig. "That coil of cable will effect the outcome of the test"

Did not watch it any further. A proper test for me would be a setup with a good microphone in a sound dead studio and a proper spectrum analyzer. The human ear is not a good objective device and differs from person to person.

Sure a good cable will have less resistance, capacitance and induction so it does not filter to much, but the filter effect will not be that huge considering the low impedance of the speaker. So yes loudness will be audible between a thinner and a thicker cable.

Don't have to be a scientist for that :-DD

Zero999:
I just use flexible mains cable for speakers. 0.5mm2 is adequate for short runs, up to 5m at 100W into 8R.

TomKatt:
I think these tests are only valid if you've already upgraded your power cord to some fancy $25K cable, otherwise the noisy power masks any potential improvement obtained by speaker cables.

And it goes without saying you need at least a 128 encoded mp3 as your source.

AVGresponding:

--- Quote from: Zero999 on June 28, 2022, 02:48:19 pm ---I just use flexible mains cable for speakers. 0.5mm2 is adequate for short runs, up to 5m at 100W into 8R.

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Good grief, I'm amazed you can hear anything apart from mains hum on those! Speaker cables should have silly names and equally silly price tags, otherwise how can the people that buy them know that they are better than you?

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