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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,877
    edited January 5
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I would have to disagree here. Just like a river. Atoms, molecules and electrons can and will move ever so slightly to create the path of least resistance.

    I disagree here. At the atomic level, any atom behavior is theoretical. My personal feeling is, at least for cables, atoms in wire are random until they are exposed to an electrical current. If the current is constant then they will align to allow the current to pass with least resistance. This result is audible if the associated gear is adequate.

    You guys are getting so over my head. :D :(

    Only cause you're 3'2" with a 10" deck
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,238
    Nope... I've met pishvolks... Strait up guy when he stands at 3'1"....

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,045
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I would have to disagree here. Just like a river. Atoms, molecules and electrons can and will move ever so slightly to create the path of least resistance.
    My personal feeling is...

    Uh. That science is hooey?
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,265
    edited January 5
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Nope... I've met pishvolks... Strait up guy when he stands at 3'1"....


    What's funnier (if thats a word FU I'm from TX)....he sounds more country than anyone at LSAF....and lives in the country...but never owned a pair of boots :/

    And yeah...he's got a big deck...He lives in TX
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,440
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I would have to disagree here. Just like a river. Atoms, molecules and electrons can and will move ever so slightly to create the path of least resistance.
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I disagree here. At the atomic level, any atom behavior is theoretical. My personal feeling is, at least for cables, atoms in wire are random until they are exposed to an electrical current. If the current is constant then they will align to allow the current to pass with least resistance. This result is audible if the associated gear is adequate.

    Does this theoretical alignment and improved conductivity in the metal wire persist after the current is removed? If it does, then that would be an example of wire breaking in.

    If the theorized alignment does not persist in the absence of external force (current, electric field), then that would not be an example of break in.

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,238
    At what point in y'alls life did you forget how to live?
    Seems that there are are those here that might offer most of us planes an insight.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,911
    I guess if I owned a pair of boots I might be 3'2".

    Ron, to make it even funnier (yeah, it's a word), I lived in the city for over 25 years with this Texas drawl.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,358
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    I guess if I owned a pair of boots I might be 3'2".
    I can hook you up with a pair of size 11. No charge for the toe jam.

    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline Mk3 x7 | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | OC703 Panels
  • I change my speaker wire every time I change my speakers. From amp to drivers with least resistance possible from connections, if any copper connections silver plated. I feel an upgraded tweeters capacitor has great benefits per pound in the amp to loudspeaker driver's line. Low indulgence speaker wire seems to be best for me
  • I must add the benefits to getting loudspeaker crossover out of the cabinets and as close to the amp as possible. It's cleared up sound in every system I have done this to.

    Doing this may have added cost with the extra run of wires yet a lot of people have bi-wire cabling (unfortunately without bi-amping) so it makes more sense to me to try it out.
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,402
    edited January 6

    Re-edited for content, sorry.

    First off, going back to the day of my RT800's and the opening of the rabbit hole. I went over to my mom's a few weeks ago and she said..."Do you have any need for this speaker wire" I set up a pair of bookies for her a long while ago and used my old monster cable..she has since re-arranged her living room minus the speakers....talk about a flashback.

    Anyway, this is where it started. I received a great deal at the time on some AQ Crystal and that transformed my system, this happened back in approx 1998.

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    I've since moved on from the AQ but made me an instant believer.


    I meant to post this video in another thread a ways back. I was going to get a more controlled test with better recording gear but I've had this video sitting around so I figure why not.

    Sorry, but this goes off topic but still a cable thread, forgive me.

    During an older discussion of power cords, I swapped my AC-5's from the source, pre, and amp...to the stock cords. At the time I also tried a blue fuse in the preamp.

    You can't hear much difference in the fuse in the recording, but I can clearly hear the difference in the power cords, even using headphones on my smartphone.

    This is a track I'm very familiar with and the difference was noticeable. The track is "Don't Give Up" In my gear, Kate Bush's vocals have gone from just smooth and high to having a good bit of soul.

    The entire track sounds different, but given my recording gear at the time, the two lyrics to focus on are "somewhere" and "place", the "o" in somewhere, the "a" in place. The "a" actually sounds like "ay".

    Stock cords sound flat with very small rise in pitch.

    AC-5's bring out the distinct rising pitch and the air in her voice.

    I tried to convince myself that the stock cords sounded good when I hear the video, but they are quickly trumped by the upgraded cords.

    Just some fun, but I want to say it kinda has some merit here.



  • verbverb Posts: 5,656
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I would have to disagree here. Just like a river. Atoms, molecules and electrons can and will move ever so slightly to create the path of least resistance.
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I disagree here. At the atomic level, any atom behavior is theoretical. My personal feeling is, at least for cables, atoms in wire are random until they are exposed to an electrical current. If the current is constant then they will align to allow the current to pass with least resistance. This result is audible if the associated gear is adequate.

    Does this theoretical alignment and improved conductivity in the metal wire persist after the current is removed? If it does, then that would be an example of wire breaking in.

    If the theorized alignment does not persist in the absence of external force (current, electric field), then that would not be an example of break in.

    I've learned to respect, and trust, the opinions and experience, of others on this forum.

    As most of you, I started out with lamp cord (moved away from 22 gauge wire), or equivalent. Currently running MIT T2's on most of my rigs, based on recommendations from members of this group.

    Moving on to IC's now, and eventually power cords. And for this newbie's ears, I've heard the differences.

    Yes I was skeptical at first, but what the heck, decided to give it a try.

    That's the wonderful thing about this hobby - when you notice an improvement, you say to yourself, wow, that does make a difference!

    And the journey continues! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp
  • StewartHolmes83StewartHolmes83 Posts: 20
    edited January 6
    Shielded power cables and mains filters have just recently transformed the sound and visual on any of my set ups.

    I will not start a set up anywhere without them getting involved. Both hifi and DJ equipment.

    I personally have to change other things in speaker crossover again so am sure I will always start with those.

    I find greatest benefit from budget gear. Although I have upgraded internal power supplies in the equipment tested.

    20+ years of self confessed ignorance 🤫 not like I didn't want to try or believe, just never bothered, how wrong I was.

    I even goe as far as direct lead to internal power supply, silver solder, silver/gold plated plug pins, Russell Andrews wall sockets. It may be worthy as I upgrade Amps/players in future.

    Power leads and conditioners give better picture quality on TVs too, more so older electronics in general
  • gdphotogdphoto Posts: 149
    edited January 7
    Call me crazy, but after only 8 hours these new Furez 12/4's have smoothed out nicely. They started sounding better after only 4 hours. They were very bright sounding like listening to an early CD. Fatiguing. I was quit disappointed with the results last week. I am much happier now. Thanks for the great input.
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    Hafler DH220 Power amp Recapped
    Hafler DH110 Preamp Recapped
    Hafler Digital FM Tuner
    Virtue Audio M1 Piano CD Player
    Technics SL-1210-MK5 with a Rega Exact Cartridge
    Polk SDA1c's(Rebuilt XO's by Ben) RDO194 Tweeters
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,321
    Two things going on here IMO
    The cables obviously are breaking in and also your ears are getting used to the new sound of these cables as they are different from what you had. In the words of the Matrix “he is starting to believe”
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS/AURORA PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,872
    Ha Joe....it's a blue or red pill when it comes to cables. :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,247
    The blue pill?!

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,321
    Well, buy some cables and You’ll stay in wonderland and I’ll show you just how far the rabbit hole goes down.
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS/AURORA PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,045
    Skip,
    Check your PM's
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,573
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Skip,
    Check your PM's

    For? Not seeing anything.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,045
    These wireworld speaker cables are freaking me out. Detail is superb.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,872
    edited January 9
    audioluvr wrote: »
    These wireworld speaker cables are freaking me out. Detail is superb.

    Placebo....lol.

    Glad your digging 'em. Try this little experiment. Listen to the new cables for about a month, then put the old ones back in. You'll be shocked.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,321
    Morning tony!
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS/AURORA PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,872
    Mornin' Joe....got the coffee pumpin' ?
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,321
    Darn right!
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS/AURORA PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,247
    tonyb wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    These wireworld speaker cables are freaking me out. Detail is superb.

    Placebo....lol.

    Glad your digging 'em. Try this little experiment. Listen to the new cables for about a month, then put the old ones back in. You'll be shocked.

    Only he hooks 'em to the wrong connections...


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    :|

  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,856
    audioluvr wrote: »
    These wireworld speaker cables are freaking me out. Detail is superb.
    Is this the source of your freak-out? ->> WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio p3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSAudio Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSAudio Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,045
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    These wireworld speaker cables are freaking me out. Detail is superb.
    Is this the source of your freak-out? ->> WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables

    Yes. My daughter and I were playing Rush Exit Stage Left last night with the lights out and I think during The Trees she said "Dad I think I heard something behind me...".
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,911
    Careful guys, you'll end up like Jesse and Ken.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,423
    We shouldn't have to be careful about pointing out the obvious. The issue should have been dealt with a long time ago.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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