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    Do some cables attenuate the sound?

    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.

    Proof - if any were needed - that a lot of audiophiles will just buy any old dumb shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanher View Post
    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...
    In a word, yes.

    Stay away from these is my advice.

    Michael
    English is not my native language, have patience.

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