Have you found that cable upgrades make a difference in your system?

Dan Rust's picture
Reader Dan Rust decides to rip open the can o' worms about audiophiles spending extra bucks on the wire in their systems. We're curious about your experiences: How important are speaker-cable and interconnect upgrades to you?
Have you found that cable upgrades make a difference in your system?
Yes, big difference
31% (93 votes)
Yes, worthy difference
38% (115 votes)
Yes, subtle difference
18% (54 votes)
No, waste of dough
10% (31 votes)
Haven't upgraded yet
2% (6 votes)
Total votes: 299
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Chuck's picture

Couldn't really quantify the difference, but did notice that my ears "lasted longer." Seemed to remove a fatiguing effect so that I noticed that I was just listening to the music instead of the system.

RGARREPY@BELLSOUTH.NET's picture

I TRYED ALOT OF DIFFERENT CABLE IN THE PAST AND SPENDING ALOT OF TIME LISTENING AND ALOT OF MONEY THE ONLY CABLE I FOUND TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN MY SYSTEM WAS MIT. I THINK ALOT OF THE OTHER CABLE COMPANIES OUT THEIR ARE FULL OF IT.WHEN ALOT OF THEM ARE HAVING OTHER PEOPLE MANUFACTURE THEIR CABLE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY WORK OUT OF SMALL PLACES AND CANT AFFORD THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO PRODUCE THEIR CABLE ON THEIR OWN I THINK VERY FEW PEOPLE SHOULD BE MAKING CABLE. AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT I HAVE COME ACROSS ON MY SEARCH FOR THE BEST WIRE.

Larry Bedard's picture

There is a limit to what I would spend $200+ for interconnects is crazy. Your just lining someone elses pockets. Good middle of the road connections speaker and interconnects with reliable connectors do make a difference.

Phil Czajkowski's picture

The better your system,the more critical your cable choices become. Top quality wire is essential to realizing top quality system performance.

meadow's picture

Yes, a friend was using a good pair of monster spk cable with mission 752's, it sound good. but then upgraded to XLO type 5. It was just amazing, the bass and clarity. they were 1700 retail cdn worth every penny.

Shawn's picture

Can't believe the hype surronding so-called 'high-end' cables. I've never been able to hear a difference, but I'm more than willing to read about a successful double-blind test. Are there any? Till then I'm putting the money towards better speakers.

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