Cables Info

30 July 2011
A Straight Wire With Gain premium
Barb wire, hearing your wallet, all interlinks sound the same and the best amp is a straight wire with gain. Here are some musings on these subjects.
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26 January 2014
Apogee speaker Crossover – active or passive premium
A bi-amping experiment using Apogee Divas
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20 October 2009
AWG to mm2 Conversion premium
For European people, AWG sizes can be very confusing, so here's a handy conversion table
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Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (cinch) connections premium
Just like the old analog versus digital matter or Mac versus PC, Balanced versus Unbalanced and/or XLR versus cinch connections is a discussion in which many people seem to have a definite point of view
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1 December 2010
Bi-Wiring premium
Biwiring your loudspeakers can really make a difference, most people agree on that. But people seem not to agree upon whether the effect is good or bad.
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Cable Connections: use end sleeves or tinning? premium
Cable Connections: use end sleeves or tinning?
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2 January 2009
Cable Length premium
Best use a short lead? Or rather a minimum of 1,5 meters? Opinions divert.
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2 April 2009
Digital Cables compared – AES/EBU, Coax,Toslink and ST Glass premium
Do digital cables really make a difference in sound? And if so, what are the differences?
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FIM Gold powercable – Fitting a Schuko power connector premium
This cable is easier to terminate than Cardas Golden Reference, but it's still no standard job
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25 March 2009
HDMI and DVI premium
What is HDMI HDMI stands for High Definition Multi Media Interface. This means that this technology is capable of handling various media digitally without compression. It can transport enormous amounts of data: 14.9 Gigabit per second. For what is currently the highest quality of High Definition Audio Video, 1080P, this is more than enough capacity […]
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25 March 2009
HDMI Cable Differences and the influence of cable length premium
Are high-end HDMI cables better than standard no-name brands?
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HDMI Cables Compared (Dutch language) premium
HDMI KABELS OP DE PROEF - EEN UITGEBREID REVIEW
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29 January 2009
IEC Connector Standards premium
We all use connectors that adhere to this standard on a daily basis, but what do the type numbers stand for?
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29 January 2009
Schuko Connector Standards premium
Worldwide applications of powerconnectors and more info about the Schuko connector.
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31 March 2011
Signal Paths – The shorter the better? premium
Among audiophiles there is a common school of thought which says that signal paths only add distortion and noise and degrade performance and as such should be kept at minimum length. This is sane enough thinking and also true to a large extent, but it is also relative. One might think that long cables inside audiocomponents […]
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25 January 2014
Speaker Cables – bi-wire or single wire? premium
Opinions differ and even manufacturers can't agree on which is the best method
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20 February 2011
The Influence of a cable’s Jacket premium
A cable's jacket has a huge infuence on its sound. What's more: adding another layer around an already insulated cable still has a large effect!
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29 November 2009
The influence of power cables and phase orientation on the sound premium
Power cables can have a profound influence on the perceived sound of your system. But did you know that the phase and position in the extensionblock also matters?
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