Does Silver Cable Sound Bright and why.
Well I read everywhere that Silver cable sounds bright, I think I have worked out why.
The cost of Silver (Ag) is much higher than Copper (Cu) and this would effect the amount that is used, ok it resistance is lower but that not the reason.
Using a thinner conductor will reduce the amount of current that can flow, and with the smaller diameter the effects of lets say Skin Effect will be pronounced and the cable will sound bright thin and not nice.
Now with reduced current and with loses in crossovers the bass will be appear to be lower or the top end will scream at us this is a unbalance in the loading cause by the design of the speaker not the cable.
So what are your thoughts????
OK Ag plating on Cu yes great idea but again we now have a outer conductor that is thin and great for speed and with a lower resistance, so how does this compare with just plain Cu or let say Gold (Au) plating or even the hard Rhodium (Rh) plating with it's great toughness compare to Cu but crap resistance relative to Cu.
So back to you more thoughts?