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Re: Just tested a Vovox Microphone cable - be prepared for a surprise!
      18/03/12 09:14 PM
The freq response plot was measured with a test signal at 0dBu. I also ran tests at -40 and -60dBu to replicate mic leve signals, but there was no difference... So it's not a level dependent change.

The spectrum plot was taken with no input signal, but the cable still properly terminated and the residual noise floor shown is around -160dBu, which I presume to be the AP noise floor. The electromagnetic interference from local mains wiring peaks to around -130dBu for the Vovox cable. Sorry you can't read the scale; the image zooming function seems to be broken!

I ran a variety of distortion and intermodulation tests, at a variety of levels, none of which revealed any significant difference between the Vovox and Chinese cable performance.

As I have said, I have heard differences in various Vovox demonstrations, but I'm not sure I'd say it was a definite improvement... Just different. Moreover, I've never been able to repeat the differences reliably on my own equipment.

I didn't mean to emphasise the origin of the comparative cable specifically. The point was that I was comparing the expensive special Vovox cable with a very cheap mass produced cable using ordinary unpretentious wire. It was something that I had lying around which happened to be the same length as the Vovox.

Vovox claim the sonic benefits of their design are due to a combination of the very non-standard construction, the shielding (or lack of it) and the insulation materials and conductive cores used.

I did once make a comparison cable using single core screened wires twisted together and observed the same poor interference rejection properties, so I think it's fair to say that most of that aspect is down to the specific construction.

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