The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement
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    The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    https://www.dagogo.com/audio-blast-s...ect-placement/

    Has anyone heard of this or tried this method? It looks a little involved but seems to provide benefit.
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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    Heard of it, but havenít been able to obtain enough info yet. Lurking on this thread....


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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    A solution in search of a problem and a poor solution at that. Real bad news for a digital cable. Might make some legacy and boutique components unhappy.

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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    I’m a little too lazy to even try this method.
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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Iím a little too lazy to even try this method.
    I'm a little too lazy to even read the article.

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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    I'm a little too lazy to even read the article.
    I read it but it seems a real hassle.

    Interesting that one of the commenters said that it was not the doubling of the cables that is important, but the geometry that's important.

    Seems like it would be easier just upgrade a single interconnect.

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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    While doubling interconnects in parallel will halve their DC resistance, its effect on impedance (which combines DC resistance with the reactive components of capacitance and inductance) is more complicated. The reactive components of the cable's impedance will double when two cables are run in parallel, which can definitely affect their sonic performance and change it from what the designer intended. The result may be desirable in a given system while it may potentially cause damage in others due to instability into a particular load. I believe you'd be better off trying different types of cable designs independently rather than doubling them up as suggested in that article.

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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    Yep, the quadrupling of total cable capacitance can make some audiophile components unhappy.

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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    https://www.dagogo.com/audio-blast-s...ect-placement/

    Has anyone heard of this or tried this method? It looks a little involved but seems to provide benefit.
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    Re: The Schroeder Method of Interconnect Placement

    Thank you for the information. I’ve ordered from them before. Great company.
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