thats what i thought so i'm just wondering why / whats the reason for rick recommending the qed 79 strand ?The thicker the cable, the lower the resistance. The lower the resistance the better the sound.
I have found, if you're buying most of your kit from one dealer then a bit of haggling can get you speaker cables or an interconnect thrown in...... pretty tricky to do online though...i believe the 500 hundred strand would have a lower impedance compared to the 79 strand hence should work / sound differently as a result ?
looking at the pic of the 500 strand cable i'm guessing that it costs at the most £5 per m ?
(i would expect these cables to be included in the cost of a system purchase or given away free).
2 but a difference is not necessarily an improvementRight - serious question and intended just to see what people think and have experienced - if possible I'd prefer it if people didn't feel the need to put the boot into each others' opinions - I realise that this might be a forlorn hope Italics for important emphasis to the statements.
I don't think there's any way of inserting a poll here, but just wonder whether people feel they best fit into these four cat-and-pigeonholes:
1) Cables make no difference whatsoever. As long as the material is a good conductor that's all there is to it - bell wire and freebies are all you need.
2) Cables can sometimes make a difference, sometimes subtle, sometimes less so - but you are highly sceptical of very big price tags.
3) There's always something to be gained from 'better cabling', though the law of diminishing returns applies.
4) Cables are more important than any other aspect of hifi - Russ Andrews/Kimber is a bargain.
FWIW, I am a 2. Not a number 2, mind...