Much improved sound by elevating speaker cables

Yes, apparently cable capacitance changes. Also measurable by your ears.

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Wait----Amir, is that you? :smiley:

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i know, right

You give me too much credit :upside_down_face:

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It is possible to fine tune the system to a point that minor changes could make a difference in sound, just ask @Vmax! After many of his tweaks and cable upgrades, my hearing seems to improve too.

But I would not call it a blessing for sure :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: because you realize there is ALWAYS more improvement can be done.

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oh, i totally understand this.

But when it gets so granular that you’re hearing differences in various rubber bases under ceramic cable lifters, I would imagine you’d assume EVERYTHING affects the sound, and that rabbit hole would NEVER end.

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Would these be suitable as cable lifters? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YO3C08/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They would not work for large diameter power cords or Purist Audio brand cables.

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Important top tip:
Elevate cables high enough so that you can dust or vacuum under them, lest you experience random changes in sound due to irregular dust accumulations or as scientists refer to cundustance and industance. It’s Science, you know.

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I heard of dust cleaning from cable surface somewhere and that was one tweak I do not think I heard a difference, but it kept the spiders out from the back. :grin:

How deep am I in the hole? I made some modifications to Tweak Master vmax’s rubber/re-bar feet supporting tweak. I use a combination of left-over wine corks and sorbothane disks to support the power cords just outside of female plugs. If you do not hear of any improvement here, then you can forget about cable elevators. Here it should make a bigger difference.

Young corks work better than aged ones too, and I saved a few dozen best looking corks in various lengths so I can experience sound changes when switching them (Okay, I am joking now!).

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Waiting for an opportunity to serve:

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This is a safe place to talk about these things. Now let’s get down to it: which brand of hockey pucks? :smiley:

If you have to ask…

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I’m waiting for someone to come out with helium filled speaker cables that hover above the floor. No more unsightly cable elevators cluttering up the listening room.

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I’ve heard that suspending them from the ceiling with monofilament fishing line is the best way. The lower the test (i.e. the thinner the fishing line) the better the results.
:upside_down_face:

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Everything matters, just not all yo the same degree, s as bd yes the overall resolution of your system matters to how much you hear changes. But it’s also very true IME that the more you start to get what’s possible to hear, the more you hear. Experience, right? Subtle nuances of soundstage and leading edges and things like that.
My 15YO son is just starting out. He appreciates the main system, but is just as happy listening on his started 2 channel system and even his Bluetooth earbuds. I’m torn between letting him enjoy himself and pointing out how each system is more revealing than the last. He’s loving music at the moment so I won’t poison him by showing him the rabbit hole jyst yet!

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Nope. Two out of six dentists prefer braided fishing line (and dental floss) over monofilament in triple-blind testing of cable suspension methods.

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I’ve found elevating cables with the cardboard tubes from Charmin Ultra Soft Super Mega Rolls provided the most significant improvements. Plus the soft 2x more absorbent paper soaks up tears of sonic joy effortlessly. A nice ancillary benefit. As always, your mileage may vary.

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I prefer (and this is not in jest) cardboard tubes from aluminum foil and plastic wrap dispensers over TP and Paper Towel tubes.

They are more robust and don’t get “smooshed” as easily. These tubes and the oft-mentioned wine cork repurposing are the two most cost-effective pieces of kit in my system.

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I have been puuling out every tweak trick possible after sending my iconoclast UPOCC ICs to get reclocking and my remaining whisper power cables back to Duncan Taylor for his latest updates.

My JKRICHARDS Lundahl Transformer mod kit arrives tomorrow. Good time to get these new MC1.25 KW amps to open up.

Even with the budget cables of my past life these new amps are showing hidden details that were missing. Just the tonality and bass solidity missing. But I am getting all the details and more.

Damn cables really do matter as do tuning rings and sorbothane!

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I am a firm believer :+1: their impact to my system is quite amazing.

When you get your cables back I can imagine how much improvement they will bring to your system!

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I can get pretty close to my perfection sound using absorber, sorbothane and shielding on cheaper cables. A couple times tonight I think I have cracked the code. Then a music genre change and seems most of the perfectionist sound comes crashing down. No consistency, imaging or tone is lost or bass bloat comes a knocking

There is no substitute for good metallurgy and wire placement for noise reduction and tone in cables. You need to tweak off a great product or be prepared to start infinite adjusting on what were proven tweaks with the better cables.

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