On 6/17/2014 9:11 PM, Robert Cham wrote:
> So, I never tell anyone that they're full of it when they insist that
> some new cable does wonderful things for the stereo image. Rather I
> listen, and if it sounds better, then I pursue how I can incorporate
> some of that goodness in my system. If I can find no rational reason
> for why it sounds better, then perhaps there is a form of distortion
> that we haven't yet figured out how to measure, or perhaps have simply
> forgotten about as we seem to have dome with phase distortion and group
I suspect that, a lot of the time, mysterious differences in how
something sounds turn out to be the result of out-of-band garbage making
its way into the system, either via the signal cables or the wall. We
live in an RFI jungle nowadays.
One of the biggest improvements Greg Mackie ever made to the mic preamps
in his mixers was a simple upgrade in their RF-proofing.