Go into any number of specialist home entertainment equipment retailers and you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on high quality cables to carry digital audio from your DVD player to your home theatre receiver. It is alleged that these somehow improve the sound.
If that’s the case, then a lousy cable ought to make it worse.
So what do you think would happen if I tried pouring over three times a CD’s worth of digital audio down a 44 metre long cable, assembled shoddily from the various cables I happened to have laying around? The picture shows the sorry tale of the cable.
Read my ‘Know It All’ column (previously published in Geare) to find out.