Yes, the bias box was on and running. I didn't measure the cable length but was about 8 feet. Due to oxidation of the terminals, I gave up on measuring the cable resistance. Finally, I used the cable pair as balanced connection for frequency response.Did you activate/deactivate the 72V 'bias' system and test for any differences.
I am also wondering the length of the cable in metres/feet, its measured resistance and perhaps capacitance (conductor to conductor).
Hear ya though my take is that I think busting the myth takes consistent attention.I feel like I've said this before, but is there much utility in measuring several products from outfits that do not use objective methods to design their equipment? I think we've busted the cable myth at this point.
So far we've seen an AQ dac, some power conditioners, some power cables, some interconnects and speaker cables.
I can't be the only one who prefers when ASR celebrates the surprisingly good rather celebrating the humiliation of obviously bad products.
I am not religious nor an advocate for using religion for social control, that said I don't see science as an enemy of religion nor would it ever be a smart replacement for something like sitting in awe of something intangible. Science is for harnessing the tangible - matter, energy, even force but it would be a great mistake to ignore the value of reverance for the unknowable and a misunderstanding of science to believe it can address and provide the human need for a truly creative and beautiful vision/story.Science already destroyed religion, but for some people, it doesn't matter
If you mean the amplifier tests, I tried it both ways with a real speaker and dummy load. Results were the same. I post the dummy one. Without the amp, it is very hard to get a working setup due to termination.Was the dummy load a reactive load (like a simulated or actual speaker load), or was it purely resistive? The reason I ask is that several JAES papers report small FR deviations that are consistent with a cable's LCR parameters in a circuit with a loudspeaker load.
Gee that is poor... I mean this a $600 cable, that should not be happening.
Wait, shouldn't we attract idiots and make them a little less idiotic? isn't that the whole point?Now why do I care? Because it lowers the level of discourse on ASR, attracts idiots, weakens the differentiation of Asr as a platform and deprives us of the opportunities to see tests of products that might sound amazing and contribute to musical appreciation.
Oaw, why rob us of all the fun?Here is how these conversations go:
Just a summary of course, one of these threads went to 35 pages.
- "only an idiot buys this"
- "actually I like them because the interconnect quality is high and it's worth it"
- "audioquest deserve to be put in jail"
- "blue jeans cable also has nice quality and doesn't make absurd claims"
- "only people prone to sheeplike religiousity are capable of being scammed by AQ"
- mod: "let's keep religion out of it"
- "I am coming here from SBAF/Stereophile/Steve Guttenburg and these sound amazing, you guys need to get a job and use your ears"
- "I am going to engage with you scientifically"
- "Use your ears you nerds"
- "Here is a whitepaper showing why Amir's measurements are inaccurate when the cable is used with a real load"
- "I have a degree from MIT and this whitepaper is garbage"
Then if we're lucky Amir will make a video debunking the product like he's Martin Luther nailing the 95 thesis of
audio science on a door somewhere.
Now why do I care? Because it lowers the level of discourse on ASR, attracts idiots, weakens the differentiation of Asr as a platform and deprives us of the opportunities to see tests of products that might sound amazing and contribute to musical appreciation.