Originally Posted by simp1yamazn
Yea, but tires actually effect everything about how the car drives. Exotic cables do nothing but line the pockets of the manufacturers. The amount someone over-pays for high-priced cables is in no way related to how much their speakers cost. Except for making sure your cables are thick enough for the length of the run, it makes no difference.
I don't know. that's a pretty strong stance on something this subjective. personally, this is where I tend to deviate from the norm that a lot of people pursue. I shop by specs. I don't shop by name brands.
I would agree with you to the extent that there are products on the market that are sold based on specs that are supposed to impress people, but have no measurable value. the old "here let sell you a Ferrari because it will do 150plus mph even though the speed limit in the city is 35 in most places and 45 at best in a few places" sales pitch I agree with you on. still, there is a science behind all of this especially with the design of RCA interconnects for example. speaker wire not so much, but you know there's a good argument for getting a speaker wire that's good over one that's not even intended for use with speakers. in the 70's and 80's they used to say that the best speaker wire out there was an extension cord that you splice on both ends LOL. well, back in those days it was probably true. but today with the improvements in the design of the drivers and crossovers... nah, I think those days are over. now you want something that is thick gauged, with a thick outer jacket and a lot of strands and oxygen free so that it doesn't start to rot inside. the actual connection you want something that's snug and makes as much contact between the individual strands and the binding post you are plugging it into. you don't need an expensive brand but you do need something that will meet certain specifications. otherwise why buy nice equipment if you are going to use junk to connect them? a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
that said, for the type of money involved in this scenario (26 thousand dollar speakers lol) I would probably give a little more attention to whatever connectivity they recommend given the money involved. the main question I would have then is "WHY" and I would wait for a response, because there very well could be a reason for it. serious money is something you have to give a lot of consideration to in the first place. I would suggest that the person spending that kind of money on speakers is not on a budget anyways and so the price of the speaker wires are insignificant no matter what they cost for a buyer at this level.Edited by excusemaker - 8/7/13 at 10:51am