No, this thread isn’t about having a moan and letting off some steam! !
Last weekend I dismantled my system for a spring clean but after connecting it all back together I had the feeling that it sounded off. I couldn’t quite put my finger on exactly what wasn’t right, the bass/treble seemed ok and there was no distortion or anything obvious. It’s just that I wasn’t enjoying listening to music and knowing my system well I knew that it wasn’t sounding as good as it could.
In particular, I know that the HiLine interconnect can be tricky to install correctly. Even though I’ve previously read many times the tips on HiLine installation it took me over ten attempts to get it right and return my system to sounding good.
This however got me thinking - I wonder how many times people try equipment on loan and never hear its full potential if the cabling isn’t 100% right? Could this also explain some of the differing views on certain pieces of kit?