So… I decided to try cable elevators.
The sounds are different. They’re fuller. More spacious. More separated / isolated. The bass feels deeper, more defined, longer lasting, yet subtle.
Or maybe I’m imagining it.
What kind did I get? M shapes cut from a wooden 4x4.
So, now I’m curious.
What’s the science behind these cable elevators? Has anyone studied them like those technical studies of speaker cables? Anyone have links to share?
I’ve seen a reference to static electricity interactions. I don’t believe that one given the cables are insulated.
Perhaps electrically induced magnetic fields? Right hand rule, magnetic fields flow perpendicular to the direction of current flow via the right hand rule.
So what happens when a magnetic field hits wood? Common sense says wood is not magnetic… Or is it? Some Googling suggests all things are magnetic… it’s just a matter of how much.
So we know the thicker the wood, the less powerfully two magnets will stay attracted. Something in the wood is interrupting the magnetic attraction.
So a weak force coming from current flowing back and forth in a power or speaker cable generates momentary magnetic fields in both directions.
Is the wood’s weak interaction with the magnetic field causing weak feedback into the electrical signal that’s impacting current flow by causing a different pattern of Eddy currents?
Please share if you’ve seen any science studies.