Audiophile cable difference

Audiophile cable differenceAudiophile cable difference and what does that mean? And is there a noticeable difference between cables? I have my way of listening and am happy to share my listening technique. I have excellent results working with colleagues because my simple method works! The first question to ask is what is an audiophile cable. And, how does it differ from an audio cable? A question, that, only you can answer by trying the cable yourself!

Audiophile cable

The first answer is advancements in technology, and the second is shielding. A shielded cable or screened cable is an electrical cable of one or more insulated conductors enclosed by a standard conductive layer. The shield may be composed of braided strands of copper (or other metal, such as aluminium). Usually, this shield covered with a jacket.

The shield acts as a Faraday cage to reduce electrical noise from affecting the signals. And, to reduce electromagnetic radiation that may interfere with other devices. The protection minimizes capacitively coupled noise from different electrical sources. And, the shield must be grounded to be effective. In shielded signal cables, the defence may act as the signal’s return path or act as screening only. Audiophile cable difference

And, how can adding shielding, make a difference to the name of a cable? Well, the term Audiophile means a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. An audiophile seeks to reproduce the sound of a live musical performance, typically in a room with good acoustics. And, reaching this goal is very difficult, and even the best-regarded recording and playback systems rarely, if ever, achieve it.

Audiophile

Audiophile cable difference Speaker positionThe Audiophile value applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process. And, the playback, which is usually in a home setting. In general, audiophile values seem antithetical to the growing popularity of more convenient but lower quality music. Especially, lossy digital file like MP3, more inadequate definition streaming services, and inexpensive headphones.

High-end audio refers to playback equipment used by audiophiles, which may purchase at specialist shops and websites. High-end components include turntables, digital-to-analogue converters, equalization devices, preamplifiers and amplifiers (solid-state and vacuum tube), horn and electrostatic speakers, and power conditioners, subwoofers, headphones, and acoustic room treatment in addition to room correction devices.

Although many audiophile techniques, based on objective criteria that can be verified using ABX testing techniques, perceived sound quality is necessarily subjective, leading to more controversial audiophile techniques based on pseudoscientific, magical or paranormal principles. Audiophile cable difference

Difference

Naim with Habeth Speakers testingMaybe, you have heard, audio cables make a difference in the sound heard at the speakers. Or, perhaps you are a person who thinks it is a money-making scam. And, there is no difference between an audio cable and an audiophile cable. What you must do is ignore what you hear and read. And, try for your self. Choose a company and ask if they are willing to provide you with a set of audio cables to test. But, this may not be that easy. If the company has a good track record and has confidence in its product, it will be happy to help. Audiophile cable difference

Technique

The first thing is to check all your power cables to make sure they are in phase. And, is essential and so many times overlooked. And, just by doing this will improve your sound performance. I have visited many people over the past six years who were not aware of this necessary procedure.

I have to say that every person was amazed at the difference made to the sound heard at the loudspeakers. The lessons learned are just so crucial to everything in life!

The next step is to play the system and get a baseline with which to start. Pick the right track and let it be the one to work. And, Listen to the way and how your system sounds. The first thing is the power cable. A well-made power cable makes a big difference in the performance of your system. Replace the power cable (after checking the polarity) and listen to how the system sounds. Audiophile cable difference

Side by side

The next step is to remove the left interconnect. And, replace it with the new one. Let the system play and listen to the left speaker. And, then move across to the right speaker and listen with the same ear. Move back to the left speaker and listen again. And, so a quick and easy way to hear the difference between the two.

Next, replace the left speaker cable with the new one and play the music. Listen to the left speaker, move to the right speaker and listen. And, you can now hear the difference, and if you like what you hear, replace the other cables. And, then, sit back and listen to your new system sound!

Conclusion

There is a difference in the sound of an audio cable. And, the sound from an audiophile cable. Also, an audiophile cable is more expensive. And, this is because of more components used in the shielding process. Also, higher grade and specs of the cables used. And, quality and layers of the outer coverings. The price of the cables is much higher, but after all, it certainly is worth it!

Author: Paul A. Goodwin (Perkune audiophile cables). 30/12/2020.

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