Originally Posted by josh6113
...look into it...
I have. It is obvious you haven't, or you are intentionally ignoring the facts. But in case the former is the case., and for the benefit of others...
A perfect wire would have no resistance, capacitance or inductance. A practical wire has all three. We just want to keep the values low enough that they have no audible effect.
Resistance doesn't have an audible effect, expect for volume, as long as the resistance of the speaker cables doesn't exceed say 5% of the lowest impedance of the speaker. So assuming that you have an adequate size wire to start with, ETP or OFC won't make a difference. The difference in resistance between ETP and OFC is less than 1%.
Inductance is primariiy a function of the length of the wire. Wire gauge and cable construction can make some difference. But unless you have a very, very long cable, the inductance of a cable won't have an audible effect.
Capacitance is a function of cable geometry and the type of insulation. It isn't generally a problem, except in some boutique cables.
So lets look at some numbers:
Level 3 Belden
R(ohms/foot) 0.0016 0.0016
L(mH/foot) 0.0003 0.00015
C(nF/foot) 0.048 0.024
Gee, two 12 AWG wires have the same resistance per foot to four significant digits even though one is ETP and one one is OFC. And the Belden 5000UE has half the capacitance and inductance per foot of the anticable. The Belden 5000UE measures superior to the anticable. But the relevant fact is that both measure low enough that you won't hear a difference between them because of RLC.
So, it is obvious RLC is not an argument one can use to explain the audible superiority of anticables.Edited by Colm - 2/23/13 at 12:25pm