Now the thing I have been noticing with the M-7 is that it is constrained by its outputs. The XLR outputs are supposedly inferior to ACSS outputs (only a bit). I have been shuffling the M-7 and M-1 between their ACSS and XLR output/inputs. I find that the ACSS output has a much better sound to it but the Audio-gd ACSS cable is clear inferior to the Nordost Tyr which I am using for the XLR connection. The TYR brings out a whole lot of details and tonality which the ACSS cable does. And this difference is something like 7 for the ACSS cable and 10 for the TYR. So a huge difference. With the A-Gd ACSS cables the sound is laid back, slightly diffused and loses clarity and tone. But with the TYR's the music comes out very fast, placement is fantastic and music gets PRAT.
What I am wondering is - what happens when I connect the M-7 to M-1 with a really good ACSS cable; something like the DHC cables? How much will it improve on the sound. Even with the Tyr the difference is quite a lot. Drum sound subdued with the ACSS cable while the Tyr gives them the required clarity and all the vibration and the boom boom sound comes out in the open. Sam with the Guitar, same with the Piano!
well I have a user of audio-gd gears for years. I have cd7FV to the NFB7 to C3 and then C1. the speaker is only a Dynaudio Focus 140. Along the years, I tried all kinds of cables and experience like you mention here. I even explore the special made ACSS cable. at the end of day, my experience is stick with the audio-gd basic ACSS cables. you probably want to look at OTHER factor to bring out your sound. if u set it up correctly, u can even hear not only the fingle sliding sound, but the sound of air struck by the hand.