Audio Component Interconnect Cables: Can you really "Hear" a difference?

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by nvlddmkm, May 14, 2011.

  1. heymian

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    You can find many articles on both sides of the debate. You just have to do your own testing and go with your findings.
     
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    He makes some good points but is missing an important one in the Oxygen Free section.

    Copper is made of grains, the grains are separated by boundaries.
    These boundaries contain impurities that isolate the grains causing changes in current flow that has a frequency component (attentuation changes between frequencies) and refraction adds very mild distortion.

    Oxygen Free Copper by nature has less impurities, less boundaries and larger grains and thus interferes with the signal less.
    There are even single grain cables, laws of diminishing returns apply unless you have a sublime hifi and bat senses ;)

    So OFC is a win imo.
    As long as you really do have OFC, careful of rip offs!
     
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    What?
    There is no such thing as rip offs in the audio world!
    :)
     

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