DACmini CX > Emotiva a-100 Mini-X > LCD-2 Rev.1
With 8Wpc into 50-Ohms, the dynamics, bass extension and speed are amazing. I'm hearing things in the bass that I can't hear with with the DACmini's amp section. But even after 100+ hours of break-in, the Emotiva seems to have slightly recessed mids and is a little more analytical than I prefer. Keep in mind that my LCD-2 aren't as resolving as T1, for example, but I'm still wishing this chain were a bit smoother.
Only $189 currently - pretty amazing!
My $45 contraption - I already had two of the four pieces, so it was expedient. The cable is Oxygen-free copper with platinum-plated RCA connectors.
UPDATE: In response to a PM, here are the four pieces that total about $45. Please note that this can only be used with speaker amps that have a common, shared ground between the left and right channels! You can test this by using a multimeter to confirm that there is continuity between the black terminals when the amp is turned off.
Note that this amp's speaker terminals have a shared ground!
Feel free to make substitutions - it would be better to have fewer connection points, of course. Someone like www.btg-audio.com could put together an affordable cable that would be a far better solution.
Edited by zilch0md - 6/28/13 at 8:21am