[time-nuts] Rb references for audiophiles?

Greg Burnett gbusg at comcast.net
Fri Jul 4 14:54:35 EDT 2008


---Jim wrote:
...they had the special speaker cables with the arrows to indicate
preferred direction of power flow, too....)
---clip---

Jim, "directional" audio interconnect cables typically have two conductors 
for the signal path, plus a shield. The shield is connected at only the 
"destination" end of the cable. This is similar to some low-level 
instrumentation connections (where the signal flows through two inner 
conductors, and we don't want the shield contributing to circulating AC 
ground currents).

The situation for "directional" speaker cables is a bit stranger, but, 
again, typically involves a shield connected at only one end of the cable.

--Greg





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