Originally Posted by CEDUPZ
My all time favorite, better sounding FUSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $50. each!!! Bet it ain't even tested to UL. For voltage or arc suppression. It SOUNDS better than a Buss or LittelFuse, it's high end BS. http://www.stereophile.com/images/CE...jpg?1294871218
If this isn't the pinnacle of marketing snake oil BS, it's damn close. There are superior cable designs, and some speaker cables and interconnects measure better than others. Additionally, an 8awg, high quality detachable IEC power cord is technically superior and measures better than a standard 14awg, stock cord. Are these measurable differences in any cabling audible? If one's existing cabling, meets the spec for it's application, then everything is fine and audible gains aren't likely.
Quality Belden, Canare, Dayton or Monoprice, ..with good quality connectors are fine. Being mindful of all the techniques that can corrupt the signal, crossing at 90 degree angles in proximity of larger magnetic fields, short runs (many effects are a function of length) should be utilized, and care should be taken to prevent oxidation.
All that said, if anyone wishes to pursue gains from high end cables,... so what. If they find the interaction of cable lifting seems to benefit their system, ok. We do know that expectation bias is very powerful, so I'm sure those that pursue some of the exotic cable designs, feel that the difference is warranted. It's ok with me. Now if one asks for advice, I'll be glad to give them my opinion. But continuing to badger one's choices, whether it's low end budget gear, or high end questionable items, is certainly not productive.
There may be gains to be had in cabling. I'd bet I could slightly improve my current set-up by re-wiring and addressing some cabling issues. However, huge gains can be had in other areas. The speaker/room interface in particular,...that's where the bulk of my effort lies.
Good luck, take the high road