Originally Posted by bfreedma
Care to explain how cables of "the caliber of Synergistic Research" improve SQ? Enlighten us all please
I wish I could explain it. I am not the original owner of the current 2 ch setup I use right now and can only offer personal observations.
Given system was VAC pre amp, Counterpoint amp, Clearfield speakers, CAL CDP, and Kimber PBJs and KT8c. The sound was thin and lacked bass detail.
Owner replaced all the cabling with Synergistic and the system changed dramatically with improvements in several areas.
I became the owner of this same system a few years ago and had always left the cabling intact. Just last week I was rewiring a few things I needed to move in my rack and decided to try a few different cables in the main setup. First I put a set of Groneberg ICs between my pre and amp and it was very basey and lacking of detail. Then I put a pair of older Tara Labs cables in and things improved some back to what I was used to. I then put the Synergistics back in and everything I felt was lacking was now back.
I can't explain it, and don't care to get into a yea-sayer vs naysayer argument. In my system, with my ears, I hear a clear difference between the Synergistic cables cheap ICs. Maybe they do some voodoo with their cables. I don't know, just that the sound difference is real to me.
I know there are a bunch of people who go only on specs and measurements but they don't reflect what each individual human ear hears and what each individual human brain interprets the sound to be.
A little off topic of cables but more on topic of the human ear and measurements alone:
When asked about how Dynaudio speakers are developed and tested, Wilfred Ehrenholz said this"Be aware that besides all technology, all measurements, all computers, and all theories; The human ear is so much more sensitive than ANY measurement instrument in the world"
He went on to say how they spend 200-300 hours of HUMAN listening to the speakers they develop to tweak them after they meet the specs.
Anyone want to argue with the Pres of one of the top speaker MFGs in the world?