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    Cable Elevators

    To set the record straight, I have never heard a difference in these products. I would use them only because my anal retentive factor is off the charts. In fact, I am a BlueJeans Cable guy.

    But what I found fascinating is this quote by Jonathan Valin, not that he liked them (not a surprise) but rather that he considered himself a "skeptic", he who happens to be the President of the Speaker of the Nanosecond Club: "The damn things do lower noise, increase dynamics, remove haze, and open up the top octaves. Once you listen to their effects, even a skeptic like me has to admit that it is hard to take them back out of the system. Music sounds more like music with the Cable Elevators in place. I recommend them strongly, especially given their price!"

    - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, Editor's Choice Award Winners

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    I use them in my system but only as a means of tidying up the cable runs. They don't do anything else IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    I use them in my system but only as a means of tidying up the cable runs. They don't do anything else IMO
    To avoid ridicule, that's what I would tell everyone too if I had them in my system.

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    Hey -- if you can't hear the difference between elevators and no elevators......

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    I mean, come on, with 'em, your music sounds like, you know.......music.

    You can't hear that?

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    Without 'em, music sounds like uh.......Monterey Jack cheese or college ruled binder paper or.....you know....not music.

    You want that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    To avoid ridicule, that's what I would tell everyone too if I had them in my system.
    People who hear Steve's system are usually too busy trying to get their jaw off the floor.

    What he really needs are jaw elevators!

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    Those will make your jaw sound like....a jaw!

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    Even to a skeptic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    I use them in my system but only as a means of tidying up the cable runs. They don't do anything else IMO
    Steve,

    I am not so sure as you. If we (or some of us) accept that metal purity, wire diameter, dielectric type, guard voltage polarization and several other factors that do not show up in measurements change sound, how can you be sure that triboelectric effects (generation of electricity due to friction in dielectrics) is not affecting cables?

    I was never concerned with cable metal purity in my laboratory work, but for low current measurements we had to use a special low tribolelectric cable to avoid it and keep it away from vibrations. Keithley refers it in the Low Level Measurements Handbook. Teflon, one the best dielectric materials, is unhappily one the most triboelectric materials.

    We never carried blind tests, but a friend who is usually skeptic about these tweaks uses Shunyata elevators with his Shunyata cables and says it is very noticeable.

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