Originally Posted by wavoman
Interesting ... never thought of that ... do you mean that the bass emphasis I hear in the 650 ("weight") actually detracts from the transient speed of bass notes ("impact") ?
I'm not sure if that is what causes it but without the cable the bass for me even with a Mullard gain tube was mostly weight and not enough impact for me. Now the reduction of weight I spoke of may be a result of the added impact with the Equinox but either way the over all bass presentation is soooooooooooooooooooo much better with the Equinox. Lots of impact, proper amount of weight and blends right in with the mids perfectly. I also wanted to say the changes made by the Equinox we drastic for me as the V3 basically made everything tipped where as the Equinox was more precise as to how it improved the sound (Fixed what needed fixing without causing other problems), I think that is the problem with silver, it changes everything top to bottom. Just remember that its not coloring the sound but letting the amp do what it is supposed to do as compared to the OEM cable that muffles the bass and vocals.
Im writing all this because if people are willing to plunk down for an Equinox cable then there is no need to compare it to the 600 (I would think). Seems to me the 650 is an improvment over the 600 but the new cord they gave the 650 causes everyone to get the wrong impression. the 600 is known for a light bass and brighter highs (If you are looking for faults). The 650 doesnt have those faults and it is my opinion that it will scale better beause of this.
BTW, I recently added a smooth Plate Telefunken to the gain socket on my amp and the Tele combined with the Tungsol driver tubes gave me too much impact
to the point of trampling the mids, so I pulled the Tungsol's and put Sylvania Gold Pin 5687 tubes (More mellow and smoother than the Tungsol) in the driver section and I got a grin from ear to ear. I cannot believe how good my rig sounds just now.