Cables are increasingly evolving into high performance cables with high sound quality. High signal-to-noise ratio, wide bandwidth and high resolution, these are largely due to the higher quality of conductors, as well as improved insulation materials and materials with better electrical characteristics. This is where the quality and expressiveness of old cables and the latest cables differ dramatically. An audio system may only get the old sound with old cables. It is important how to transmit music signals from the output to the input without missing signals and picking up noise. Apart from systems using Bakun Products' current signals, it is impossible to avoid what lies ahead, so cable manufacturers are working to develop cables with better conductors and superior materials. The length of a cable affects the sound quality. This is true not only for audio signals, but also for video signals. The longer the cable is, the more signals will be missing, so it is better to use a shorter cable if possible, since there will be no missing or delayed information and it will not be subject to noise. It is also recommended because it makes wiring cleaner.
It is also said that the sound of a cable is ultimately determined by its terminals. It is an important part because it is the part that actually connects directly. The sound quality of a cable with the addition of terminals should be 50% cable and 50% terminal influence, but in reality, the influence of the terminals is said to be 20-30%. In any case, the final sound should be the sum of the two. The two main types of terminals are gold-plated and rhodium-plated. The difference between the two types of plating is that gold plating is attractive for its smooth midrange, but tends to spoil the delicate resolution of the mid and high frequencies. Rhodium plating tends to be consistently tight with a high signal-to-noise ratio and high resolution throughout the range, and the texture is somewhat cooler. It is a common and general assessment that rhodium plating has an advantage in terms of accuracy and purity, although there is also compatibility with the cable and preference. Strictly speaking, there are two or four layers of plating using copper or silver, so it is better not to assume that because it is gold, it is this way, or because it is rhodium, it is this way. There are also luxurious terminals like Mutoh's augmented lines that use the same materials as the extremely superior conductors made of a proprietary precious metal alloy using 5N to 6N gold, silver, and platinum.
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Speaker cables drive the speakers that ultimately produce sound. The meaning of upgrading speaker cables lies in the fact that cables with high-precision transmission capability will elevate the sound quality of the system to a new level. Connecting cables to speakers is not particularly difficult as long as they are securely attached so as not to mistake the positive for the negative. However, as mentioned earlier, the final sound quality of speaker cables is also determined by the terminals that are attached. If you are using bare wires, you can upgrade them by attaching terminals. The advantage of attaching terminals is that the cables can be connected more securely and the core wires will not be damaged, thus maintaining consistent sound quality.
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When connecting cables to speaker terminals, there is no problem with burning bare wires if the cable has a thin conductor diameter, but when it comes to cables with two thick conductor structures, it is often advantageous in terms of connection certainty and sound quality to use Y-lugs, banana plugs, etc. to treat the terminals. However, Y-lugs are surprisingly difficult to tighten finger-tight, and they tend to come off easily when securing thick, heavy cables to small speakers. Banana plugs have the advantage of being easier and more secure. In any case, terminals with high resolution, wide bandwidth, and high precision are ideal. Cable length affects sound quality. The cable should be of equal length to the left and right speakers to avoid misalignment and changes in sound quality. Although the minimum necessary length is advantageous to sound quality, it is advisable to leave some leeway for later replacement of terminals, system modification, or relocation.
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