- May 30, 2010
The point, mr. microstrip, was to assert that David's statement ("Whatever ones stance and preference on cables fact remains that wire production is mostly an industrial process beyond the purview of audio private labels, of course aside from simple solid wires that one can even draw manually if needed. The same conductors are in the manufacturer's OEM brands, pro audio companies use them as well as audiophile brands.") was in line with what I know about audio cables, namely that very very few audio cable manufacturer's make their own wire.
Thanks Mr. Tima. The fact was that your post was a direct answer to a David post, that has very clear and firm opinions on cables since long.
I am neither sceptical nor ambiguous on cables. I acknowledge that all cables bring sonic characteristics to the output of the systems they are in. I acknowledge that they sometimes do introduce the effects their makers claim for them.
All of that is discernible from my posts in this thread, so please don't put words in my mouth.
In fact , it is sometimes hard to separate what you wite from Peter or David write. My apologies if you are a very discrete cable believer . Buy my main point still stands - cables can carry improvements in systems that no other type of components can do. Specific cables are needed to optimize a system according to owner values.
I would not change a word in any of my reviews - I write about what I hear. They all stand as they are at the time they were published. I do however reserve the right to learn, evolve my thinking and change my values. Since I started reviewing in 2004 my writing ability changed, my vocabularly changed, and what I value in reproduced sound changed. Thank you for finding my Sigma phono cable review interesting.
Yes, it seems your way of hearing changed a lot and what you value also changed a lot. But fortunately many reviews, yours included, are a lot more than what people hear - they analyze sound reproduction. For me, sometimes this is the more interesting party of the article.
Perhaps the point of your post was to make your main point which you could have done without reference to me.
Feel free to make your usual guesses on people intentions. My intention int was simply pointing to a review filled with detailed superlative comments about an expensive high-end cable.
Only one small disagreement with your statement. You say "if we like what they do they are needed in a system." I would say cables are required to allow our systems to operate, and yes other components are likewise required. I never denied components are required. I never denied wires are required.
In 2012 I wrote in my review of Lessloss interconnects and speaker cables:
I still believe pretty much the same today as then.
Just read it. I enjoyed reading what you heard with the LossLess cables, I hope you did not believe in the long pseudo technical marketing sentences you have reproduced from their literature!