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Her kommer en utfordring: Ta denne testen og post ditt svar om hva du erfarte. Den er sakset fra The Audiophile Net og er skrevet av min venn Roger Skoff som har drevet litt med kabler og slikt:


Everyone agrees that speakers sound different. Even despite past claims to the contrary from the AES and other seemingly authoritative sources, most people also agree that different electronics sound different. The one standard product that continues to be relegated to “voodoo” status, not just by the uninitiated, but even by people we would otherwise expect to be knowledgeable, is cables. People rage back and forth over whether these work at all, and – even if they do – whether they can possibly be worth what they cost. Here’s a very simple experiment that anyone can do at home that should prove to most people’s satisfaction whether cables actually influence the sound of a System and whether or not factors other than just resistance, capacitance, and inductance influence the “sound” of a cable. PLEASE READ THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

To start, first find a set of the “freebie” interconnect cables that many manufacturers of cheap electronics include in the package when you buy their equipment. Most of us have LOTS of those lying around at home, so finding a pair should be no problem. If you don’t have any or can’t find them, any cheap set of cables will do.

Once you’ve got your cables, if they are (like “lampcord” or “zipcord”) a “one-piece pair”, held together for most of their length by a thin plastic joiner, CUT that joiner along its full length so that you wind up with two separate cables. Then, using a razor blade or an X-Acto knife, very carefully MAKE A CIRCULAR CUT ALLTHE WAY AROUND EACH CABLE’S JACKET as close to the RCA connector at the end as you can. The object is to cut all the way through the plastic jacket WITHOUT cutting (or even “nicking”) the braided (or “served”) shield under it. You should make a TOTAL OF FOUR circular cuts -- one near each end of each of the two cables. When you have finished that, VERY CAREFULLY make a single long straight cut on each cable, running from the circular cut at one end of the cable to the circular cut at the other end of the same cable. Again, the object is to cut all the way through the plastic jacket WITHOUT cutting or cutting into the underlying shield. Do this for both cables. When you are finished, you should be able (with your fingers or using a pair of longnose pliers) to pull the cables’ jacket off in one long continuous strip. DO THAT FOR BOTH CABLES. Then PUT THE JACKETS BACK ON, JUST AS YOU TOOK THEM OFF.

Your “test” cables are now ready, and will allow you to critically evaluate TWO VERSIONS OF THE SAME CABLE, that are of exactly the same materials; the same length; the same (except for the jackets) construction; the same resistance; the same capacitance; the same inductance; the same characteristic impedance; and even the same connectors, to determine if differences can be heard.

Before starting your experiment, WITH THE JACKETS ON BOTH CABLES, plug them into your System, just exactly as you would if you intended to use them permanently. Let them “burn-in” for at least several hours. Then, begin the test by listening to your system (through your test cables) critically, using one or more of your favorite, very best-sounding recordings. After you have listened to everything, and believe that you are certain that you know what the System sounds-like set up that way, DOING NOTHING ELSE AND MAKING NO OTHER CHANGES OF ANY KIND, PULL THE JACKETS OFF BOTH TEST CABLES AND LISTEN AGAIN, using the same recordings played at the same levels.

Tell us what you hear in your next post."

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