Originally Posted by robphx
i Already have a good sub for music in my system i have an old Rel sub i have had about as long as i have had my speakers.
OK, I took a punt on the sub as an example. Is yours as capable or better than one I linked? If not, it's an upgrade.
One day i might get some new speakers but holy hell the lack of actual audio shops and choices to actually listen too is so thin even in the 5th largest city ..
Plenty of internet direct speaker manufacturers
around where you can trial speakers at home (the best place) either for free or for the cost of return shipping. Crutchfield
have a pretty reasonable returns policy and stock several mainstream speakers.
Well as far as you opinion on my wire buy i will see if i notice a difference when they arrive only time will tell .
Oh, I'm almost certain you'll notice a difference... many people do. However it's not about if
you notice a difference or not, but understanding why
you notice a difference. It's got nothing to do with passive bi-amping or fancy wires because they make no net electrical difference. So what is it? It's about the science of hearing perception and more particularly the mix of cognitive biases that are in play when conducting "plug 'n' play" assessments of a bit of audio gear. This is discussed in more detail here
Audio enthusiasts not having a basic grasp of hearing perception is how AudioQuest (and many others) are able to get away with selling all sorts of stuff based upon high perceived value and complete BS pseudo-science like this feeding their expectations:
Jacket: black/green/gray braid Rocket 88 incorporates AudioQuest's patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) and replaces Long-Grain Copper with Perfect-Surface Copper+. DBS offers a lower noise-floor, so you can hear deeper into the nuances of your favorite music. At the same time the addition of more PSC+ offers a smoother, more relaxed, and natural sonic timbre and texture. SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER/PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC/PSC+) CONDUCTORS: Rocket 88 uses a carefully finessed and optimized combination of Perfect-Surface Copper and extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+. The astonishingly smooth and pure combination of PSC+ and PSC significantly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity. Rocket 88's conductor mix is dominated by PSC+. CARBON-BASED NOISE-DISSIPATION (INSULATION): The four negative conductors in Rocket 88 are insulated with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material damps radio-frequency from being fed back into the amplifier. Rocket 88 uses Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on its positive conductors. DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY (SST):The different SST-determined conductor sizes used in Rocket 88 allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound. BIWIRING: Rocket 88 is an exceptional Single-BiWire cable.
Anyway it's not for me to tell you how to spend your audio dollar. It comes down to whether you're happy to spend it on a "perceived real" upgrade as opposed to an "actual real" upgrade. Good luck!