drummerman said:Anyone that doesn't hear the difference between a QED Revelation and NACA5 pair of wires is cloth eared and probably in the wrong hobby.
I'd go further and say you don't even have to listen ...
... with the volume up, blindfolded and with noise cancelling ear muffs you'd still be able to tell the difference!
You can FEEL the difference in bass reproduction, it really is that simple and obvious. One 'excites' the room furniture, the other doesn't.
Lower the volume and it becomes a tad more difficult.
Of course, all cables are the same
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying they are all the same, and some may have different effects in different systems. I saying to truly 'try' and test for a difference you would have to have someone swap them for you.
Congnitive bias can not be overcome.
I'd also say that if the difference is truly so clearly heard or felt, there must be some poor design in either the amp output stages or at the speaker end that basically changing the resistive load to either has such a dramatic effect.
Unless one cable is managing to induce current from another source to cause some distortion.
The only thing that needs to be addressed though is volume. You really need to make sure each test is run with the same volume from a spl meter, not the dial, as you clearly observe the most crucial effect on speakers is the replay volume.
But this is teaching grandma how to suck eggs I'm sure.
BTW is it the QED that's better?
Ive just looked it up and is it really £19 a metre! This is where they are having a laugh. Yes pay for the termination, there is a little build time, but that mark up is rediculous, is may seem comparatively cheap to other high end stuff but these cables are just soooooo cheap to make.
You can buy loss loss coax double screened with halogen free low smoke jacket for £3 a metre. And it only works up to 20GHz!