robgil wrote:It was , but the point I was trying to make was my source carries 20 + year old internal wiring that I know to be deteriorated, my system was not all right before the change hence the prompt to change something.
So, if your primary concern was the condition of your tt wiring, why did you change the speaker cables?
robgil wrote:The speaker cable being something I thought was responsible for the lack of decent imaging etc, dull sounding.
Only if you are using string as a speaker cable would change bring dramatic results. Within the bounds of reasonable application, there is no repeatably identifiable difference between speaker cables, so changing the cables in your case has EITHER inadvertently changed something more fundamental in your system (my concern about polarity) OR has changed the way you listen to your system (most likely).
robgil wrote:Perhaps the speaker cable being (apparently) capable of revealing a lot more detail is also revealing the poor quality wiring in my tonearm?
No. See above
robgil wrote:I'm not part of the ''expencive cables sound better'' frame of mind,I believe cables are simply filters, what goes in one end of a cable may not be the same when it emerges out the other.
Within the capability to measure, perhaps. Within the capacity to perceive audibly, no.