Cable design and performance has been surrounded by controversy amongst audiophiles, most manufacturers claiming enhanced system performance and somehow improving the signal.
Truth is, that all cables degrade the original signal and cables, like all components should be selected by their lack of signal distortion.
This distortion shows itself by either a sonic character change or loss of information; both of these will also depend on the cables suitability within a given system. It is also important that the signal is not corrupted by outside influences such a mains radiated fields or RFI (Radio Frequency Interference). In our research however we have found that while effectively transmitting the signal, equipment performance could be improved when cable earthing allows increased signal flow, reducing signal distortion within the equipment itself, more on this later.