Originally Posted by billnln
Does anyone on this forum want to enjoy this hobby or do you just want to flame?
I don't understand why someone would pride themselves with being unhelpful.
I started this thread to find a better speaker wire.
I have heard the difference-- if you can't hear the difference and think lamp cord is the end-all --good for you--start a new thread --it looks like there is a lot of you.
You have to ask yourself "what is ""better"" "?
There are two answers to that and you may choose either, but they don't normally coexist. And to make sense from replies, you need to be quite clear with which one it is your after.
Answer one is "Something that sounds better to me"
Answer two is "Something that's scientifically proven/technically better"
From the second perspective, finding a great cable is neither hard nor expensive, but you don't get any good looking ones, any fancy brand names and possibly no placebo effect from it. Although you could pull some cable braid over it and make it look more high end.
What you can do for the first perspective, besides the psychological part is to turn it into a filter in several ways. You can add a filter to kill any picked up high frequency contents, which you could make a nice box on the wire to hide, you can also pick sizes/material/placement of conductors to make it more inductive or more capacitive and have it roll off a bit in the high or low range. It needs to be at least 0.2dB to be noticeable, but's that quite possible to do. It does not make the cable technically superior, but it's quite possible to slightly counter something else going on in the electronics. (But it's a close to ridiculous sized change to be hunting when moving your speakers half an inch or hanging other curtains would change much more) Drawback of tuning a system is that it does not travel with the system if you change a single piece in the chain - while staying on the technical and neutral path, you can substitute any neutral component for any other neutral component and it will still play as intended.
If you open up close to any commercial speaker, you will find either the kind of boring cable you don't want recommendations for, or something branded and very expensive - but then you wouldn't have to open them, as they will have used that quite clearly for marketing purposes to help sell the speaker.
It's not flaming to give suggestions for the "Answer two". The problem with giving advice on "Answer one" is that none of us are you, and what may work for any of us in our setup quite likely won't do the same in yours, regardless if it's placebo effect or a weak filter function.
So, I'm sorry that we haven't been able to offer the kind of advice you'd been hoping for, but I don't think anyone has been wanting anything else than giving you their best honest answers.