I am dealing with a slight brightness issue in my system, and I thought trying some copper interconnects might help. I tried a crappy Monster cable in place of my regular interconnect (silver.) I noticed the time smear people talk about, less detail and speed as a result, and a lot less high frequency harmonics too. But the interesting thing about copper, it seems, is the tone. It seems more lush than silver, and less hard and sharp. The overall feeling is a warmer sound with a nice, sweet mellow tone, as opposed to a bright, ringy sound. What I am getting is, depending on the setup, the silver might be a better choice to lively things up a bit, or it can be omitted and replaced with copper to tone things down a bit. There is less of an attack with copper, it is more slow and like I said, not as sharp. I really think I prefer silver overall for its detail and clarity. However, using copper really helps tone down the brightness I experience on headphones, bringing out the lushness and full tone of the music. And this is with crappy copper cables! So at this point I'm wondering if I shouldn't have just purchased that expensive fine silver wire interconnect... if maybe copper and silver together might have been better for my system. I really prefer silver but it's brightness just might be too much for my system, at least with headphones. I'm going to try the better silver cables I'll be recieving soon and if I find I still can't tolerate the brightness, I might get some silver/copper ones to try instead... what do u think?
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3/9/05 at 11:22am