Yes, I agree with you that there is no such cable in the analog world. But I also completely and utterly disagree with you about listening to the "cable". I bought the "music" to listen to. I bought the CD-player/turn table/cassette player/DVD-A player/SACD player/ad. infinitum to as "perfectly as can be done" read the "signal" from some form of medium to then get sent to be amplified (with the most "perfect" amplifier affordable) to the "most perfect" speakers affordable to reproduce the "SIGNAL" in its "PURE FORM". NOT have that signal transformed at some point in the way during the transmission process.Originally Posted by heiney9
If you like listening to that, fine, but don't call yourself an audiofile in any sense of the word. Yes, you might like good music, and good sound. But the whole idea in a system is to reproduce the sound "as recorded", and how can you do that when you have a cable that changes any signal that goes into it unless you then compensate for that change somewhere else first?
Yes, there is no perfect cable; yes, there is no perfect speaker; yes, there is no perfect amplifier; yes, there is no perfect transport; yes, there is no perfect media. But everything we do in this hobby strives for that "perfectness". The laws of physics, electrical properties, and signals govern here. Scientifically measured properties are all that are needed to show what cable is in fact the "most perfect". You should do some research and a few blind tests with a bunch of cables, but the problem with your blind listening tests is the fact that you can't A/B that test with the "actual performance", and all you have to go on is what you percieve the performance "should" have sounded like and not how it "actually" was.