So... Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Cardas cable?
Also, I'm going to buy a dedicated amp. I have an E7 which is doing an average job I suppose, but I am deciding between buying an E9 to go with it, or spending much more money on something like a Burson, Yulong or maybe some Tubes. The most I want to spend is around $250 I suppose.
I wouldn't even be thinking about an aftermarket cable until I got a better DAC and amp. My previous recommendation was the Musiland 02US if you're on a budget.
I totally agree. Money is much better spent on a quality source and amp rather than cable from experience. I am using a cardas cable now but I got it mostly because it has a right angle plug that works well with bottlehead amps.