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stefanher

Do some cables attenuate the sound?

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Having had the occasion to try the Van den Hul First in my system recently I was convinced that it was behaving as a resistor in the path & significantly attenuating the signal. I have heard that some other cables are deliberately designed to do this. Now am I imagining things again? Replacing it with a relatively modest copper cable was refreshing to say the least...
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Some VdH cables use a "conductor" made of carbon - the same stuff usually employed to make a resistor. :nup:

Proof - if any were needed - that a lot of audiophiles will just buy any old dumb shit. :doh:
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[quote name='stefanher']Having had the occasion to try the Van den Hul First in my system recently I was convinced that it was behaving as a resistor in the path & significantly attenuating the signal. I have heard that some other cables are deliberately designed to do this. Now am I imagining things again? Replacing it with a relatively modest copper cable was refreshing to say the least...[/QUOTE]

In a word, yes.

Stay away from these is my advice.

Michael
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