I am indeed sorry lovinthehd that you believe this negativity feeling that this is all nonsense. It appears that this is already been dismissed by you in that you ask if I have read some of the nonsense the cable marketers come up with aside from directionality. Further is mention that this is snake oil as far as can be told by an opinion of those who study such things. Some of the science proofs and tests that are mentioned are beyond me as I am really not a physicist nor do I have a PhD in engineering that would help me write a paper on this. I can say with some respectability of my background that the engineering of the cable goes far beyond choosing gauge/dielectric and the usual factors although having said that I do agree the marketing departments come up with some strange stuff.Well my basic understanding is that the audio signal is AC in nature, which means flow goes in both directions constantly, so how could it make a difference? I've read comments from quite a few electrical engineers who say its nonsense to boot. Let's turn it around, why do you think this directionality has some basis in fact? Have you read some of the nonsense these cable marketers come up with aside from directionality? Its snake oil as far as I can tell and that seems to be the opinion of those who study such things. No science/proof/tests from the cable guys, just claims so I tend to simply see it as nonsense. Can you name any engineers involved with this science of directionality? I seriously doubt the engineering of a cable goes beyond choosing gauge/dielectric and other usual factors, but the marketing department comes up with the direction stuff.
Any engineers out there that can comment?