RH's Wilson Alexandria Set Up
- See:The speakers are practically in the room corners with what I'd judge to be about 30 to 40 degrees of separation from the listening seat. Not my idea of an ideal set up for any speakers, much less speakers with omni bass and probably lots of soundstage depth capability.
- I have become quite curious.
WHY did you care which speaker cables I was using?
Did you really honestly think this would make
a change in the content of the review of a
fundamental nature? That it would suddenly make
a bass heavy speaker into a light weight or vice versa?
A cable that would do a thing like that would have
to be defective, I think.
What is the point in worrying about this?
It was no kind of secret and still isn't what kind
of speaker cables I was using.
I was just so uninterested in the question that I
did not get around to answering
it for a long time. I have actually already forgotten
the name of the cables(I guess I could look it up).
They work all right according to the manufacturer.
Now actually, I would, if the speaker did not have those
unusual connectors probably try out some other cables
just as a matter of course. I have a bunch around, incuding
some high priced stuff. But in all honesty, I have
never found a cable change to make a large shift in my
view of a speaker. It could happen, I suppose. But it never
Changing amps has made a difference as it happens.
Especially with metal dome tweeters, a band-limited amp
can sound a good bit different from a wide bandwidth one for example.
But good cables seem to be pretty much just that, good.
A summary of personal experience, obviously.
This does not mean that all cables sound alike! But the changes
are not of the sort in my experience that changes the essential
nature of a speaker.
You may disagree, but that has been my experience.
What is the source of this obsession with which cables are used?
Have you found a cable change to make a wonder out of a turkey of a
speaker? Ever? Example?
--- In email@example.com, "hoganbo" <hoganbo@...> wrote:
> A new contender for the X-2s in the megabuck sector:
> BTW- I really like RH's thread* about the X-2 installation, unlike
> another reviewer, TAS's Editor doesn't seem to have any problems
> answering questions associated with an unpublished review. ;-)