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One place were cables might make a difference

TheWalkman

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...or you can make a killing being a bit faster than your competition.

Interesting read on the topic. Spoiler alert: Daniel Spivey spent $300M for a dedicated fiber cable from Chicago to New York to save 12 milliseconds. The investment paid handsomely.

These are the guys who can afford Andrew Jones Reference One speakers.

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MZKM

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...or you can make a killing being a bit faster than your competition.

Interesting read on the topic. Spoiler alert: Daniel Spivey spent $300M for a dedicated fiber cable from Chicago to New York to save 12 milliseconds. The investment paid handsomely.

These are the guys who can afford Andrew Jones Reference One speakers.

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Movie around the same concept:
It was a decent watch.

Hard to imagine it’s the same actor who recently played Tarzan (brother to the guy who played Pennywise, sons of Stellan Skarsgård).

Here’s a Tom Scott video:
 
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DonH56

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Cables are critical in my day job when passing signals with content in the tens of GHz. Alas, I've yet to find an audio component with 2.4 mm - 1 mm connectors...
 

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There are in fact very many places where cables make a difference in various ways to include notably the reactance characteristics. The "analog" reactance properties are of far greater significance in data transmission than in audio frequency analog transmission. This is true regardless of whether digital data is carried in a "pure" digital format where no analog modulation scheme is used, or whether an analog modulation scheme is used. The people who are most likely to scoff at the idea that cables ordinarily are a concern for audio frequency are those engineers whose occupation requires them to have an intimate understanding of how the reactance characteristics limit the speed of data transmission. Anyone interested in a better fundamental understanding of how cable reactance affects audio frequency transmission would do well to consult an engineer whose specialty is with high-speed data transmission.
 

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High speed data and high speed (high frequency) analog signal both need careful handling by cables. As an example, return loss is important for these kinds of cables and their connections & terminations, but not but it's not a consideration for analog audio cables.
 

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Cable mythology again... the fast digital signal in audio is SPDIF coax (single wire signal) or the AES/EBU pro version. You have up to 24 MHz sub microsecond rise time 0.5 peak signal. Don't tell anybody but you can transmit AES/EBU or SPDIF with standard XLR mic cable...meaning that with simple TP you go to that frequency without issues.
Audio is a little bit slower....any reactance or capacitance or transmission line stolen theory is absolutely irrelevant
 
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