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post #31 of 154
I've been getting some of my cables from Infinite Cables. They basically sell Phantom Cables. They are Canadian based, but they ship to the US. Not sure for how much though.
post #32 of 154

JPS Labs Aluminata interconnect..any time.

post #33 of 154

I've tried over a doz ICs and settled on the Anti-IC with bullet plug. All cables have a hosts of pros/cons and this one is not severely lacking in any one area. Tonally well balanced and able to reveal complex harmonics without overemphasizing treble.

 


Edited by sonq - 8/10/10 at 7:08am
post #34 of 154

Blue Jean Cables are the best if you're on a tight budget and want quality cables.  If you want to spend a bit more for similar quality with a bit more bling, go with Signal Cable.

post #35 of 154

I have seen the ad  about the out of this world audio solar mkII interconnect .

I wonder how can I purchase that,   any body has the link to get the cable

thanks,

Kiertijai

post #36 of 154
ALO SXC cables are bloody brilliant for the price. Every positive aspect in a cable one could look for, and the price is great for midfi components like yours and mine. My other recommendation would be something from Cardas, Im using the Quadlink in my system and am loving the sound.
post #37 of 154

 

I have tried many cables and different prices on my Rotel system and the last year i have bought BLUE JEANS CABLES LC-1 with Techflex for my sytem and i am very happy with them they are quality and also cheap!!!!!!!

post #38 of 154

Did you actually listen to all the cables you tested?
 

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Having tested cables ranging from 77c to $139 for noise and FR I suggest either Monoprice or Tartan cables, the Tartan are a bit pricier $5 vs $2.39 but they are a bit easier to work with (less stiff), functionally and audibly they are indistinguishable. None of the more expensive cables I tested were notably different on noise or FR apart from some silver cables which had a small noise spike at 8k.

If you really have to spend more money the Blue jeans cables tested equivalently to the Tartan and Monoprice.

If you would like to hear the (non) differences between the cables I tested I have posted some samples on the "my Cable test enterprise" thread.

To date nobody has been able to reliably identify the differences between the cables used.

Remember, the laws of physics are indifferent to how much money you spend and how much you like the physical appearance of cables.
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Did you actually listen to all the cables you tested?
 

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Originally Posted by nick_charles View Post

Having tested cables ranging from 77c to $139 for noise and FR I suggest either Monoprice or Tartan cables, the Tartan are a bit pricier $5 vs $2.39 but they are a bit easier to work with (less stiff), functionally and audibly they are indistinguishable. None of the more expensive cables I tested were notably different on noise or FR apart from some silver cables which had a small noise spike at 8k.

If you really have to spend more money the Blue jeans cables tested equivalently to the Tartan and Monoprice.

If you would like to hear the (non) differences between the cables I tested I have posted some samples on the "my Cable test enterprise" thread.

To date nobody has been able to reliably identify the differences between the cables used.

Remember, the laws of physics are indifferent to how much money you spend and how much you like the physical appearance of cables.

 


I did do listening tests on some of them I cannot recall all that I listened to, I certainly auditioned spc and solid copper audioquest cables. But this is a pointless distinction as they all measured extremely similarly - seldom differing by more than 0.05db. Funny both your posts so far are attacking me, with an almost Nazi like fervour , quite in keeping with your online name - coincidentally I bought one of my Ph.D. Professors a custom-designed  "Heidegger was a Nazi" T-Shirt as he would not accept payment for doing one of my experiments, I could never persuade him to wear it at the University though.

 

Seriously though, the evidence for notable differences in standard analog audio cables is stunningly lacking. I've trawled for anything resembling a decent well-proctored statistically competent set of tests - nada , nowt , zip, zilch,bog-all. It does not mean it is impossible but it seems highly unlikley, certainly there is nothing in AES, ISO and IEEE archives to hint at this...

post #40 of 154

I think it's a smart thing to keep Nazis out of this, especially considering that what we are discussing (cables) is so relatively trivial. But since you mentioned it: Heidegger did become a National Socialist in order to become Rector of the University of Freiburg. At the time, nobody could run a German university without joining the party. However, it should be recognized that Heidegger fell out with the party very quickly, resigned his post at the univeristy within a year, and started attacking the Nazis in his lectures, even making fun of them for always wearing uniforms. Heidegger and the Nazis did not see eye to eye. He particularly disagreed with their biologically based racism. The Nazis for their part did not like Heidegger and put him under surveillance of the Gestapo. They did not consider him one of them. If he didn't renounce his party membership, it is my belief that that was because it would have put him and his family in even greater jeopardy than they already were. It's really asking a lot to say he should have resigned the party considering what he was going through with them at the time.

 

Anyhow, no -- I am not attacking you with Nazi-like fervor. I just think one should always use one's ears. I do not even dispute your findings regarding the cables. I took your advice and went for the $6 pair.

post #41 of 154
Heidigger, what on Earth makes you think that human ears are reliable?

There's an inverse relationship between the amount of evidence for cables and the amount of evidence demonstrating human fallibility.

If you're trying to be open-minded, how about considering that you might be experiencing something that doesn't actually exist? Certainly well within the realm of possibility.

How about you demonstrate that humans aren't affected by placebo and expectation? If you could do that, maybe I'd take testimonial evidence seriously.

Until you rule those out, the "differences" you think exist are possibly imagined. An open mind means that you have to consider all of the possibilities. You cannot pick and choose what you are going to test. You have to test everything. If you refuse to rule out imagined differences, you're being intellectually dishonest.
post #42 of 154

Does it matter what type of RCA cables you use? I purchased a $4 RCA cable from Amazon for my KRK Rokits. Will I benefit from a better quality RCA cable?

post #43 of 154

DNM Reson -I believe that this cable is the best value for the money in the price range (around 100Euro); this cable have a warm sound (not edgy sound) a sweet midrange and good, deep bass. On the negative side, DNM have a little bit small soundstage than the rivals and maybe not so dynamic.

I have try many cables in this price range and near (Profigold pga3000, Qed gunex3, Qed qunex silver spiral) but believe me, none of this cables have more natural sound signature than DNM.

DNM Reson TBB100.jpg

post #44 of 154

that dnm cable looks an awful lot like a coloured FM aeriel cable that i'm holding here...

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of course, i'm sure it's not.  wink.gif

 

edit: actually i wonder how fm aerial cable would fare as interconnect wire?  the stuff is incredibly cheap.  you could print your own name on the middle bit and colour the sides and err...uh...yeah.

post #45 of 154
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DNM Reson -I believe that this cable is the best value for the money in the price range (around 100Euro); this cable have a warm sound (not edgy sound) a sweet midrange and good, deep bass. On the negative side, DNM have a little bit small soundstage than the rivals and maybe not so dynamic.

I have try many cables in this price range and near (Profigold pga3000, Qed gunex3, Qed qunex silver spiral) but believe me, none of this cables have more natural sound signature than DNM.

DNM Reson TBB100.jpg



when you say neutral sound (for a interconnect), and i know its different for headphones, but essentially what you mean by neutral with ICs is that it doesnt add any color to the setup right? couldnt that mean that it just doesnt change anything? ICs  confuse me.

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