I was not going to mention main leads (kettle type), not an area I have gone into but the passion that goes into the discissions on the subject in other threads; '4ft of special mains cable makes all the difference'? I dont po-hoo the idea, cos I aint tried it . . . and probably never will, you seen the cost of a fancy kettle leads lately?MajorFubar said:The reason why good solid speaker-supports can affect the sound is fairly easy to explain when you're talking about holding an electromagnetic transducer (speaker) as rigidly as possible with no resonance.. At the opposite end of your HiFi it's the same reason why turntable arms aren't made out of rubber.. Probably the only reason Kef (and others?) said they didn't work is because they didn't make any.CJSF said:So what about heavy speaker stands, I think Kef said many years ago that they did not work . . . I said they could work back in 1980, and proved it, there are a lot of people filling speaker stands these days. Sadly not understanding the affects and therefore the outcome is not always so good?
If we extend your beliefs further, then what about other cables, like mains cables, which also carry AC current, just like speaker cables? If I experiment with reversing all the underfloor mains cables to the sockets, will my microwave cook my dinner faster? Will my lights be brighter? Will my fridge cool things faster? Will my HiFi sound better?
You must know deep down that at a scientific level it's utter rubbish. But if it makes you a happy man, then there's no harm in it.
I did years of R&D on speaker stands MF, 1975 to 1980 before I came to market with the 'Foundation Classic'. Ask Dave Wren of Radlet Audio, how often I was in his shop with prototypes and modifications, if only it was that simple MF.