The Value of Neutral Cables
Neutrality is essential to lifelike music reproduction because the highest fidelity can only be achieved by minimizing audible changes through each link in the audio chain. These changes, commonly known as colorations, are actually distortions that lower fidelity because they filter delicate musical information and cannot be completely corrected by other links in the chain. Identifying the audible distortions of most components is difficult because it is impossible to compare them to a perfect component. However, cable distortions are much easier to identify, since cables can be compared to a perfect cable, a direct connection.