Josema wrote:ld, I have a very transparent system and I find BIG differences between different cables.
Josema, I have a very transparent system, and I find NO differences between cables [except in the obvious circumstance where cable C interacts]. Sometimes my system is so
transparent, I can't even find it in the room. It goes missing for weeks, I can only find it when dust settles on it
And pretty obviously I am
helping in the broadest sense. Because, if such effects aren't real, eg are phantom perceptions, or influenced by suggestion as Jon T puts it, it is public spirited to inform people of such. You'd really want to know, don't you think, before buying ? And yes, such things do matter whether they're real or not, in that context. Even if there's a possibility it's not real, you'd want to know, wouldn't you ? And that remains a possibility, at minimum.
In fact you can help, Josema. By recording and posting samples of these 'BIG' differences, so we can all hear and analyse. But history says any such recording won't show an effect, and well conducted blind tests will fail. Even on my system which is so transparent, sometimes I can't even find it in the room. I see this as a material consideration before deciding to spend $500 on cable, rather than on some great vinyl with money to spare, for example.
And someone needs to spell out what improving harmonics means. For those of us less current in audiophile literature speak