Just a few wires…
To some people all electricity is “just electricity”, and an electrical connection is just that – a connection. Bell wire, or old kettle flex will make an electrical connection. If you look into the cost of high-end cables it can be frightening. Add a soupcon of fear someone is making money out of you for nothing, and you have a recipe for impoverished listening.
Supporting and connecting your HiFi equipment to reveal the sound it is capable of requires more than the inexpensive plugs and cables that the profit-minded manufacturer popped in the box. At one extreme there are some crazily expensive products out there – solid silver cable at over £1,000 a metre. If you have deep pockets, there is always someone who will help you empty them. If you are a pauper with your nose pressed to the showroom window, there are many other things in your life you need to sort out first before you get to hifi.
Between the two is a sensible pathway that will enormously enrich your listening experience, but be warned, it is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a measure of faith to invest in hifi improvement. It will pay back in spades but it can be a bumpy old journey along the way.
Lets start by looking at what the end game looks like. Once you have got over the shock, you can start thinking about where you are, and what might work for you, depending on where you are starting from.
It just needs a bit of wire or two.
All of this “enabling “ infrastructure to my actual hifi equipment made a collosal difference – the sound is unrecognisable compared to the bare original equipment my dealer installed. That is a journey worth taking. The manufacturer of my HiFi Linn now have new models they say are much better than the previous ones. I’m streets ahead of that.