I do find it extremely hard to believe that the molecular structure of a 1m piece of wire stays the same after having hours and hours of varying voltage of electricity going through it. Therefore it must sound different, nothing in the universe stays the same ever for even the shortest period., so theoretically to get two exact components to sound the same is impossible anyway.
my cables probably cost around 5% of the system. I have heard differences and, musically, they have been better.
"How can I take the word of a Fiat driver seriously"
I should report this as abuse!
Actually Its powered by a worked Japanese 16 valve turboed motor, hence the 'hybrid' tag.
I have read and been involved in similar "discussions" on other sites. ie The controversy of moly coated projectiles in benchrest shooting, or platinum/multi tipped spark plugs for more power in racing.
It all boils down to what you percieve is better.
As long as no-one is unhappy about spending the money and no children go hungry because mummy and daddy blew the budget to put 24 carat knobs on the amp for smoother tone control I guess it dosnt matter.
[quote user="hybridfiat"]They aint big or silver/gold plated and still give a rich sound. Ill be quiet now[/quote]
Many moon ago I rewiered internal cables in Kef Coda 10 with QED silver and they sounded aweful comparing to original! Can't explained why though!
[/quote]Ooo that's interesting, I've often wondered about that.
As speaker designers are hugely clever individuals I guess that they ensure everything in the speaker is matched and complimentary from the input through the cabling and crossovers to the drivers and that tinkering with it probably won't yield any inprovements, unless you too are hugely clever, and I know I'm not!!
As for cable burn, I remember reading about the Nordost burning-in device a few years ago and couldn't help thinking "Snake oil!" - I know Andrew, 50p in the pot!! - but as I've made a career of sitting on the fence I have to balance that by adding the caveat there might be something in it. Ouch, the splinters!