Not in mine or your lifetime, sirIf only those could be the last words uttered here about cables...
I bet the difference was in the cabling used for the two CDPsThe differences in CD players can be huge. I remember listening to a Technics CD player, decades ago, in John Lewis and it sounded clean, crisp and detailed and had a nice 'bounce' to the sound. I then listened to a Sony CD player and it was dull and the bass was slow, booming and very exaggerated. It sounded dreadful and I bought the Technics. Never regretted it. There are more types of sound within CD players and amps, because of the number of parts required and the differences in speakers is huge, with the multitude of materials and designs on the market. The 2 meters of copper in a plastic type jacket doesn't have any ingredients that could change the information being carried.
The only time cables affect sound is when they're not connectedSo don't tell me cables don't affect the sound
Sorry I went to a dealer I was at the time still choosing my amp didn't get in to cables choice at the time, didn't even know it could matter.
I said to the salesman it's good but I'm missing something it's a little flat. I don't know what cable was used before or after the change (speaker cable ) so no shinny expensive influence, but there it was rythme musicality enjoyment the amp was a Lavardin speakers where sonus faber guenarri memento
So don't tell mee cables don't affect the sound
You could charge the audience money to witness you identifying the cables (that they swap without your knowledge).I wil be happy to invite you do the test at my place
Transparant (that I kept)
An a few other brands
You could charge the audience money to witness you identifying the cables (that they swap without your knowledge).
Agreed.If its your opinion that cables make a difference then that is fine, the problem is a lot of newbies view forums and they may take opinion as fact and buy things they don't need. (Opinion and fact are not the same)
it's a very long cable...10 pages in and it hasn't lost any steam yet
Was there not a view that all solid state amplifiers, when level matched, sounded the same ?
Don't know the make of your amp Mark, but Audiolab famously had the issue of buzzy mains transformers.I cured a buzzing transformer in my amp by using an ordinary hardware shop plug and IEC C13 plug and some better quality (or maybe better shielded) power cable.
Don't know the make of your amp Mark, but Audiolab famously had the issue of buzzy mains transformers.
It was put down to DC on some mains supplies, causing an over saturation of the transformer.
As it shouldn't be there, you might expect the level of DC to vary - enough to make the buzz inaudible at times.
I'm not saying you imagined it - Two things happened. You changed the cable and your buzzing stopped.
I know you heard the buzzing cease.
I just wonder if you've ever subsequently swapped back to the original cable and heard the buzz again.
And are you 100% certain that there has never been an audible buzz with your DIY cable in place?
What is going on at Rotel? This is yet another issue with one of their products, not good advertising is it? Fortunately I'm not in the market for any more kit but if I was this is one brand I would steer well clear of.Hi Gray
Absolutely 100% certain. I had a Yamaha amp for donkey's years (which didn't buzz) and eventually bought a little A11 Tribute and the bloomin thing buzzed. Maybe you'd say "hummed", but you know what I mean. I think it was on this forum that I read about DC potentially causing the buzz. Rather than spend big bucks on a DC blocker, I found a guy on Youtube who reckoned a better shielded power cable might work. As it was only about 12 quid for the bits and a DC blocker is much more expensive, I gave it a try. No buzz. Put the old cable back in and it buzzed. So yeah... I am 100% certain that it doesn't buzz now and 99% certain it's down to the cable. I say 99% sure cos it's never good to be too dogmatic