"At 16, I had my first stereo system when I was still living with my parents. A (Rank) Arena Receiver and huge boxes with 8 speakers each. That also had its fun. At that time there was no CD and on the radio you had to rely on foreign stations or ½ hour "music for young people" on NDR. The following years were characterized by many steps and plenty of sunk DM (later Euro) with the goal of always hearing a little better. Devices from Sony, Yamaha, Nad, Krell, Bose 901 and bolides like Klipsch Hörner or Infinity stood for some weeks/months in my apartment. Then I was infected at some point by the Linn virus and it was heard and evaluated according to new criteria. This lasted for a relatively long time, until I heard better again...
Since the 90s were then also increasingly "only" cables that improved (or changed?) The sound in the exchange. From Transparent, Cardas over MIT, or Vovox I have tried a lot and in the result was just every cable of the known manufacturers in its own way "quite" good. The result also depends on the interaction with the respective electronics.
Actually, I felt quite comfortable with my current combination of Spectral and Wilson for a long time and did not want to invest heavily in expensive "accessories". Then I had the pleasure of listening to music at Schnerzinger in the demonstration room. I had never heard titles I was familiar with before. Everything was exactly on point! Especially the bass was clearly present without ever losing control or affecting the rest of the music. The music was flowing! So it wasn't hard to convince me to test these Schnerzinger cables at home on my Wilson Sasha. And there it was: Everything was just better. The last sharpness in highs was gone with more information at the same time. The bass finally had the desired control. And the interplay or timing of the systems seemed completely unrestrained. Some CDs even revealed sounds from the audience or in the studio that one had not noticed before. Goosebumps! Of course, with this investment, I then had a few other well-known cables for comparison. With most cables, one had the feeling as if someone was "standing on the cable" and the information came to my ears only slowed down. The kick was missing. And as soon as I switched back to the Schnerzinger, the fun of the music was reawakened.
Then the test time was over and my decision was made: I wanted to equip all connections with Schnerzinger. Even the power cables. Now I have been listening for a few weeks with MY Schnerzinger cables, which were assembled for me according to my specifications (length, plug, phase right/left) and I am convinced that I have gotten the optimum out of my system. Of course, there are always systems that perhaps sound more spectacular at first hearing, but that usually only works for a short time and then becomes annoying in the long run. I am now very satisfied."