apache..........to my suprise, my orange cable has more metal in it than a lot of thick cables out there.......i got a metre of fancy cable recently and it was all jacket ! you needed dolls hands to solder it !
Reminds me of my 1st cable dissapointment in about 92 when i bought a What Hi Fi award winning cable, it seemed to sound worse than the free ones in the box....definatly not a case of placebo there, quite the reverse. I did havefun making a turn table sound better by changing it's cable though. I see it as, free cables in the box stage 1. stuff like mine ie coax/silver stage 2. and then anything fancy should not cost you any more than £100 max.....cable doesn't cost that much to make to justify such a price.
It's just for those poor souls who already have the money for a multi thousand pound set up to have more cash taken off them, lets face it if you can affort a £5,000 amp £400 on a cable will seem acceptable. Certain cable and cable construction 'can' alter sound in my opinion, but shouldn't cost the earth.
There are people who justify expensive upgrades for poor returns in sound, i think they are guilty of pretending ' how much better' their new amp sounds compared to the last one, so it's not just cables, status snobbery etc etc.
End of the day it's all about enjoying the music, which ever way you do it
Like bikes, you don't need the latest most expensive to enjoy the ride
Voodoo Erzulie 19.5" bit too big looking for 18.5" steel Voodoo
Lots of memory bikes !
That is what I mean, if you think I meant something different....well,that is in you head , not mine !
Just think of all the people that would agree with each other, but can't because they don't speak the same language