It figures the guys who love to go around bashing cables know very little about them outside of their particular experience in usage.Gizmo
argues about the function of a shield, when all he really knows is how to connect it (or frig it) so there is no hum, as if that were the only criteria for a shield to be properly functioning. This is a very common basic understanding but only touches upon low frequency noise rejection, namely 60 Hz. He also thinks that a twisted pair shielded should not be used as a single ended connection, but if you must that you should connect the twisted pair together at both ends for 'hot (double up on the gauge), and only use the shield for neutral/ground, rather than the proper method of using the twisted pair for the audio, and the shield solely as a shield. I take it you've been doing this for 40 years
. Try using a coaxial in car audio..duvetyne, bluesky636, DaBuzzard, Weasel9992, Easyaspie, Av Doogie, Lhasa-lover, geekhd, Bigus, and Ratman
, all believe that directional markings are BS or (until now
) only used as marketing hype, samo samo from most of these guys. In reality the markings signify the proper direction given the shields configuration or connection point, usually to the source, as Ivan Beaver
so correctly attempted to point out and had to argue for even tough they understood this the best.
So to 100db, if you're truly thinking about building cables for others, suggest you look to a more solid reference than these forums for your humble beginnings, for everyones sake