Hi Vintage999, That's is the primary reason for that, and it applies to all cables, but there are also some other things going on, depending upon how the cables are constructed. Note what I wrote about why people may not hear any differences. You and I may well be operating from a completely different vantage point. In many cases I know we are. Of course there are people on this and all hi-fi forums that are just out to have an argument. But I can tell you that I've seen many systems over the years that were set up in such a way as to cause cables, amplifiers, and other components being changed not result in a change in the sound. Happy listening.