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Cable Comparison Tests

May 20, 2012

The past year I have been a regular attendee of the The Audio Society of Minnesota (ASM).  At the April meeting we did a blind speaker wire test.  The test was recently blogged by Stereophile.  If you really want to geek out, check out the full results at the ASM site.

Well what did I learn?  I learned that speaker wire does sound different, but not necessarily better – just different.  Prior to this test I could not imagine ever paying two grand or more for speaker wire.  I might be willing to spend $100.  After the test my mind was not changed.  My own theory is if you have that kind of money to blow on stereo equipment you would be better served fixing the acoustics of your listening room.

I feel it is a real privilege to have an organization like ASM close at hand.  I had always wondered about things like high-end speaker wire.  It is totally cool that some guys made the effort to put together an elaborate test like this that a bronze eared guy like me could partake in.


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