There are loads of potential tests that could be done. Rather than add lots of noise to the current cable test thread, which is dedicated to performing a particular test, I suggest that ideas for further tests be added here.
If we discuss the kinds of tests we might want, and what they might achieve, we can then look at how, where and when they could be done - again that could be another thread. Let's get ideas flowing and then sort out the practicalities.
My initial ideas:
Zanash, a cable manufacturer, has offered to make cables that differ only in certain factors - maybe we could consider different materials same geometry, different geometry with same materials, shielding versus unshielded, different plugs only?
Jerry is a cable believer and mentioned about a blind test that he passed 100%. I'd be interested in seeing the results of a test of his favourite foo cable versus a budget or freebie one. 'Challenge' tests like this I would like to be on his equipment, or at least in some system where the listeners (auditors?) can't easily challenge the resolution of the test equipment.
We could also try tests where one cable is seriously crippled, so the differences should (?) be obvious. How many people still can't tell differences in that case? That would be good to show the impact of 'test pressure'.
Any others? I'm thinking really mains cables here, as this is one of the most contentious areas, although interconnects and speaker cables would also be fun
We should also discuss methodologies - Mibby seems to be the right person here, given his job, and seems to have come up with something pretty sensible to start with. However, we should consider other ways of doing the tests.