How Your Cables Are Supported Affects Their Performance

lacing risers under speaker cables may not be practical or pretty, but it is worth knowing about. Just as keeping your interconnects away from the walls allows them to work better, lifting your speaker cables off of the floor has much the same benefits. It also allows visitors hours of endless amusement at your expense! If you can survive that indignity, then there are many, many products on offer that will do the job -- whilst also lightening your wallet. Our advice would be to experiment using folded card "bridges" with notches cut in their apex to locate the cable. This will tell you whether:

  • The audible difference is worth the hassle and inconvenience to you.

  • You -- or your significant other -- can live with the arrangement.

Then, and only then, you might consider dropping some coin on the problem.

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