Recently I've purchased the van den hull after having sold off acrolink 6n 2400 XLR ( exchanged Cardas XLR for them). I am also selling off the Cardas neutral reference rca and 2 other low end rcas. VDH d102 mkIII seems to sound very nice tonally and strike a balance in highs, mids and lows. Maybe cardas and acrolink are technically better, what's the use if they aren't satisfying tonally. A brief round up of interconnects I've experienced.
Atlas questor: Lively but bright and forward
Diy sliver: Nice for female vocal but the sound seems lean to be accurate
Cardas: Quadlink n Neutral reference , smooth , detailed, sweet mids but somehow abit lack of highs ( Actually its pretty refined)
Acrolink: Clean , detailed , analytical but mechanical.
Diy PCOCC: Clean , detailed but mids are dry
Zonotone 6N: Bass kinda bloated , clarity not very desirable
So I am enjoying VDH d102 MKIII even before its burnt in. I can't tell what is the weakness for the moment but the mids are pretty sweet ( this is all what it matters) with adequate highs and bass.
Actually I 've heard a even better interconnect but it was too expensive. If i had known about this cable before i bought my cardas , i would have purchased it.
One thing to take note is that regardless 6N 7N or 8N purity, they don't mean anything in regards to whether the cable is good or not.
Edited by hentai - 10/10/10 at 8:54pm