Originally Posted by Tachikoma
Out of interest, have you considered DIY-ing your own cables using high quality raw wire?
DIY-ing my own Valhallas would end up costing more because I would need to keep throwing away cables that I didn't plate properly.
2 years ago I modified the Vishnu thicker and it sounded far from Valhalla. The silky Vishnu flavor was still there no matter how many conductors I used, it just sounded heavier, but the special fake transparency wasn't there.
It has something to do with the silver plating depth and/or Dual Micro Mono-Filaments. Nordost was lucky when they found the Valhalla power cord recipe. Buying a Valhalla used is going to be cheaper than spending years in trying to find a better recipe. The tools for building the cables are $$$$$ as well.