How much do cables matter?


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Oct 4, 2021
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Hi All,

I know this is a contentious subject but here goes...

There are physical characteristics that can be measured & cannot be disputed.

Electrical conductivity (as far as I've read) is best in silver followed by copper then gold & then aluminum.

Shielding also matters from my experiences in car sound where you keep the power, earth & remote wires seperate from rca & speaker wires (or else you get the horrible humming noise because of the "earth leakage").

Wire gauge also matters for the lower frequencies as I've heard subwoofers cut out when trying to play lower frequencies with thinner cables.

What other measurable differences can you consider when buying speaker cables to improve your systems sound?