Interconnect = Boosted whiteness!
Originally Posted by Patrick82
Valhalla power cord + Valhalla interconnect are made for mp3's.
I'm trying the Valhalla interconnect again.
I changed the 27cm Valkyrja + 15cm Valhalla hybrid into 44cm Valhalla. It sounds unreal. I hear the Valhalla signature in every album, they all sound the same! The Valhalla interconnect is covering up the low-level details but the whiteness is boosted up. It sounds quieter than Valkyrja because the attack and decay is removed which doesn't make it sound as full. It overall sounds a dB quieter but with the same surface volume which makes it a little fatiguing. I'm hearing special whiteness in the vocals but right now it doesn't bother me because the Valhalla hasn't been burned in yet. It sounds smoother and whiter than Valkyrja. It's sounds like warm snow!
Valhalla is amazing, it's the only tweak where I don't care about losing the low-level details because the coloration sounds so good. With Valkyrja I was listening to the recording, but with Valhalla I'm listening to another world! It sounds so unreal!
It's like you are in the dark with a UV light and you see your teeth glow white. That's what Valhalla interconnect does, it turns off the lights and boosts up the whiteness. It removes the noisy low-level details and makes everything sound clean, then it boosts up the surface details to give the illusion of clarity. The end result is smoother and whiter sound than neutral.
Both the Valhalla interconnect and power cord remove low-level detail to make it smoother and cleaner. There's a lot of stuff missing in the music, but it still sounds better. Valhalla interconnect takes the recording and puts it into a magic blender...and out comes a different recording not from this world!