@all (including myself):
Such topics about "cable quality" have been causing discord for many years, no matter where these discussions are held, whether in forums or in the trade press, and there is no end in sight.
In this otherwise very peaceful and factual forum, we have already had the painful experience not so long ago that such topics tend to be discussed emotionally and all too easily degenerate into heated discussions and even disputes.
No party can convince the other. In the end all forum participants are the losers, because it leads to nothing but unrest and discord here in the forum.
Hence my serious recommendation to let the topic rest better on itself, so that the waves do not build up again unnecessarily. In the end, it will be useless. I also fell into this trap again and will withdraw completely from this thread after my really only well-intentioned appeal.
I appeal to all those involved, please do not pursue this issue for the sake of peace, it will not lead to any good.
If you are interested in such cable discussions, then there are already enough other Hi-Fi and high-end forums where you can hold them.
But there is nothing RME product-specific about this topic, which would require a discussion here, given the already known undesirable "side effects".
Many thanks for your cooperation upfront.
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