Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
I don't understand how you can say this. Cardas created a real world test and then showed how his cables outperformed. He also publishes I, C, R metrics which has been shown to be accurate. If a cable is a transmitter of electrical signal, why doesn't capacitance matter? Why do teflon dielectrics not matter?
Cardas is testing cables in a domain that is irrelevant to audio signalling, and interpreting the effects of those measurements in a way that has nothing to do with audio. L (not I), R, C matters, but not in the way Cardas writes they do.
Also, I don't understand the logic of recommending Blue Jeans cables if you don't think sonic differences exist...? Why not recommend lamp cord instead and save the member here extra money? If cable quality matters how does one know that Blue Jeans is a value but Cardas or Kimber are not?
BJC offers cables that are well-engineered and terminated in very nice and relevant ways. For example, their interconnects are terminated with crimping, ensuring full 360-degree shield coverage at the most electrically susceptible part of an interconnect. They use interconnects with very low capacitance, ensuring that you won't lose high frequencies with long runs of cable. They offer the same functionality in a variety of cable types so that you can get the right cable for your installation.
They also run a friendly business that's easy to deal with, and they don't charge very much money for that privilege. And I like how they explain their design choices in plain English that agrees with engineering principles and common sense.
You could certainly get the same functionality at a lower price, but I'd rather pay a bit more, and have it all in one place instead of spending time putting together what I want myself.
Kimber interconnects on the other hand are pretty stupid, and yes I have a few pair, including Heroes.