Originally Posted by tesseract67
Is most of the work you do contracted at a price meant to undercut the competition? Cheap cables help to bring down costs, but those that care will spring for them. Studios are a business too, and many have pretty lousy gear and practices. "I was an audiophile until I found out what they were doing in the studio!"
What exactly is a "cheap cable". The industry standard video cable is Belden 1694 which costs no more than $0.40 retail per foot. Now are you trying to tell me some Chinese sourced cable from Audioquest is superior just because it has a several thousand percent markup?
No, the difference is the people involved in the engineering of these systems know how to perform the electrical measurements and interperte the data to determine what a good quality cable is. Unfortunatly the general public do not have those qualifications and the scam artists move in.
Unless you are talking about stringed instruments, "sound" does not travel through wires. Neither does "pictures". Electrical energy does and unless you can show certifiable data that the electrical signals are influenced by the Chanel or Prada standards of wire, then it's snake oil.
I really love that ad a few years ago where some audiophile cable company showed us a dual trace scope display where the generic cable did show significant rise time slope against their cable. BUT
no where did it say what the frequency of the test signal was. It could have been a few megahertz and yes their cable carried it far more faithfully. But that means nothing at 20khz. it's tricks like these that require engineering expertise to expose. At 20khz both cables were probably identical in response.
The idea that some garage company has discovered an electrical phenonmenon that the entire formal electrical engineering community has not is laughable. This is no different than the human cloning or cold fusion announcements of the past few years. You did it! Great, show us your research notes and let us analyze the model. Oh I see, it's proprietary and you want to market it. Ok then go get a patent!
Never happens does it?
P.S. The Skywalker is obviously a paid advertisement. There is one thing true about esoteric cables, they generally don't sound any worse than generic cables either so there's no harm in using them if you have some financial incentive to do so.