Von Schweikert from YFS (Your Final System)
However, despite the gorgeous depth of the presentation, I noted that on my recording of pianist Murray Perahia playing Handel, the highs lacked brilliance. The ping that gives a well-recorded piano the spark of life was missing.
Albert Von Schweikert to the rescue. Entering the room just as I was voicing my concerns, he explained that earlier in the day, when the system was still warming up and a visitor had complained that the sound was too bright, he had switched to much less inexpensive interconnects.
“Put the better ones in!” I exclaimed.
The change took all of 20 seconds. Even before the cables had time to settle in, life returned to the system. Folks who dismiss the possibility that cables can make a major sonic difference, and that choice of cabling is as important as choice of components, will of course poo-poo this. It saddens me to think how much beautiful music they’re missing because they refuse to listen.