Originally Posted by S2udio
No excuse for my double posts ...except WTF
No Excuse for the double entendre ...
No excuse for your bad editing either,
attributing these words of yours to me.
"Bullshit central Marketing Central" then !
I'm just a scientist.
I don't care about marketing or products.
I chose the picture at random from Google Images: "flat cable".
I couldn't care less about overpriced products.
My advice is don't pay more than you'd pay for regular cable,
because it costs the same to make it more or less.
The purpose of the photo was to help people understand
what the kind of speaker cable I was talking about looks like.
Flattening the copper wire increases the surface area of the wire,
and allows more copper to be involved in the 'skin effect',
and less copper to be wasted in a 'core' carrying little current.
This means less copper for the same current-carrying capacity.
It has nothing to do with audio quality just efficiency.
The second point is better illustrated by a picture too:
Laying two flattened wires edge to edge instead of on top
of one another or with most of the copper close,
ensures that there is low capacitance between the two wires.
The capacitance is a direct short across them for high frequencies,
and so this cable can transport clearer, flatter high frequency,
better than a round core packed tight and twisted.
You can always make crappier cable for speakers,
but why not make it right?
No marketing hype here, or any suggestion you should pay more: