LET'S GET THIS THREAD ABOUT CABLES BACK ON TRACK !Do we have to? This horse is already dead. The postmortem beatings may have set some kind of record, but they accomplish little. This thread has gone on for 12 pages. If new people have questions about cables (and they will ;)), they are not likely to read this to learn what should be a very simple answer.\n\nHigh-price audio cables are a lot like those extra cost warranties the big box stores try to sell after you've already decided on audio gear or a TV. They're little more than profit for the retailer. Most of those cables may work just fine, but they are no better than nearly all inexpensive cables that sell at a fraction of the price. Why say anything more?\n\nOur departed visitor clung to the belief that his opinions were no better or worse than ours. I actually don't have a problem with that per se. But this is a public forum, and one of its functions is to educate and inform new people entering audio for the first time. Choosing new receivers and speakers can be difficult enough. If we can simplify their shopping by eliminating cables as something else to be concerned over, then we do significant good.\n\nHis stubborn refusal to admit that his opinions might be misguided could only confuse people new to audio. As such, it became necessary to challenge him.\n\nNow let’s leave the subject. Those audio cable companies (who shall remain unnamed) probably employ some kind of bot that counts every internet forum mention of their company. Why give them fodder?