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Nordost ICs cause hum, replacement needed

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My system is as follows:

 

VPI Classic 1

Sony SCD-777ES SACD Player

Whest PS.30R Phono

Stage Musical Fidelity A5CR Pre Amp

2xMusical Fidelity A3CR Power Amps bi-wired (All amps upgraded by John Sampson)

ProAc D15 Speakers

Pioneer SC-LX75 Receiver

Grover Huffman Phono Interconnect

Nordost Red Dawn Speaker Cable

Nordost SPM Interconnect (SACD-Pre Amp)

Nordost Red Dawn Interconnect (Between pre amp and Power Amps)

Nordost Blue Heaven (Receiver - Pre Amp)

 

I have contemplated changing the Nordost cables for some time but now know that the system is picking up hum from the unshielded Nordost Interconnects, especially between the receiver and the preamp.

I have confirmed this using borrowed cables. I wish now to replace the nordost cables, I want shielded hum-free cables which are as neutral and revealing as possible.

I'd like to spend under USD200 per interconnect, the less the better.

 

I'm currently looking at the following but all suggestions and advice are welcome.

Supra EFF-ISL

Graham Slee Cusat50

Grover Huffman

 

Thanks in advance for your help.


Edited by ecosse_011172 - 2/5/13 at 2:03pm
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Try these.

 

I know this is a stretch and will take a leap of faith, but no less than any fine cable.  If you can, bury your preconceptions, try to grit your teeth and ignore the price (that will be the hard part), just close your eyes and listen to the depth, dimension, and transparency.  You can always return them if you don't like them, so you won't be out much cost. 

 

http://tinyurl.com/bxydcsa

 

If you need a little better high end, these will give that to you, same idea as above...check your reservations at the door.  They are unpaired, and unfortunately cost more.

 

http://tinyurl.com/5geqb2

 

 

post #3 of 3

You will have a hard time finding a better unbalanced analog interconnect cable at any price than the:

 

Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 Analog Audio Cable

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/subwoofer/index.htm

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