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    Default Yes, Virginia, Cables Do Make a Difference

    One of my MITexp2 cables is at the factory for repair so I have a couple of lengths of Radio Shack special cable hooked up to my speakers.

    DAMN! I thought there might possibly be a subtle difference in sound quality, but I'm stunned. These cables are tinny, flat, with virtually no base and downright painful for me to listen to with my Tinnitus.

    I had no idea...
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    That's one way of testing, once your acclimated to the sound of new cables, take them out and put the old ones back in. The differences become more readily apparent than when you first tried the new cables.

    Congrats anyway on your discovery.

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    I have thought that it would be an interesting experiment to go with all stock power cords, cheapo power strip, Radio Shack ICs, and zip cord speaker wire just to hear the difference. If it wasn't such a PITA to do that it might be fun.

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    There is no substitute for a clean signal path!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretchl View Post
    One of my MITexp2 cables is at the factory for repair...
    I bet that Rat Shack cable will never need to be sent in for repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    I bet that Rat Shack cable will never need to be sent in for repair.
    LOL. It's actually a stress point right where the banana plug connects to the cable at the amp. I wonder if I could've just cut the banana plug and left the bare wire as a connection point? Didn't think of that til just now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    I bet that Rat Shack cable will never need to be sent in for repair.
    Can't find the popcorn. Anybody have some?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    I bet that Rat Shack cable will never need to be sent in for repair.
    Correct. It goes into the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfall View Post
    Can't find the popcorn. Anybody have some?
    Why do you need it? Nothing new here and nothing that 90% of the forum has already experienced. Us snobs just haven't been pushing hard enough to run the other 10% off yet.


    It's always great to hear someone realize the role of cables in the rig. I hope, for your sake, it doesn't mean its time for a legitimate upgrade in that dept.
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