Originally Posted by SugarmillMan
I have a question for Blondas.
Do you have much difficulty in Poland purchasing audio products at a somewhat reasonable price? Do you have to travel to other parts of Europe to find what you want? Thanks.
Poland is a normal, civilised country, and you can buy here everything, and usually in normal, European prices, which regrettably are higher and in the US. Probably there are few brands that cou cannot buy. And we have normal sales and discounts, like everyone else, like my CM9s were bought for about $2300 per pair, Yamaha RX-A2010 for $1400.
Originally Posted by ratloko
Back to the original point: for clarity, you are claiming that you CAN hear the differences in cables correct?
I like to reading your opinions in general, and on this topic I am genuinely interested to learn if you believe you (or anyone) can hear the differences in sound based on the cable?
Again I am a true amateur that knows nothing about audio and simply rely on what I hear and what sounds pleasing to me, and in the short time I've been researching the topic I've come to the conclusion that the most important (and probably only) things that matter, in order of priority are:
1. The listening room
2. 1. The speakers
3. The source
Nothing else matters
My budget grounds my wish list, which includes
A pair of CM9s (or used 805s), pair of CM5s and a CMC2 + sub setup driven by a yamaha of somekind.
Cheers, and happy new year to all!
Yes, I claim that I can hear differences in speaker cables (probably not all, they must be different), and all in the same environment. Initally after demoing CM9s with my all cables I remained with the old ones because they sounded more powerful, however at home later they lacked clarity (perhaps because of my room acoustics, which could be better), with some experiments I obtained the clarity I demanded, and it was without any influence of any salesman. I simply borrowed cables and could return them freely. If I had not believed in improvement, I would have returned them. It could be a matter of suggestion and wishes, but if you don't try, you will never know and think, what if.... Even cheap cables can be great, so usually there is no need to buy some expensive stuff.
I never could hear differences in interconnects and in digital cables; quite recently I compared analog and HDMI input from my BD player to AVR, and could not hear any difference either. What surprised me is that when I connected CM9s to the yamaha and did YPAO callibration with different cables, I got completely different parametric equalizer curves, and I clearly heard that the sound changed, what required some manual adjustment to my liking, and now I am 100% happy. You will like CM9s, they play wonderfully even at low volume at night, when all my folks are asleep.