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I'm in the market to upgrade my interconnects (XLR) and powercables.  Not that I'm a firm believer in cable magic.  I still want to have solid performing cables.  I'm tweaking my setup and have to decide to go with either silver cables for it's "supposed" transparency, copper cables or copper coater silver.  Also good performing power cables and a very good Diigatal Coax (BNC) cable are needed.

 

Suggestions of Interconnect and power cable makers are welcome regardless of cost.  So far I have:

 

Blu Jean Cable

Mono Price 

Kimber Kable

White Zombie Audio

Synergistic Research

Triodewire Labs

Esemble Cable

Acoustic Revive

Skywire Audio

Townshend Cable

Cabledyne Cable  http://www.cabledyne.com/

Signal Cable

Dynamic Design Cable

Crimson RM Music Link Cable

Van Den Hul Cables

VH Audio Cables

Shunyata Research

Purist Audio Design

Decware's Silver Teflon Power Cord

Neotech cable

DH Labs Silver Sonic Cables  http://www.silversonic.com/docs/index.html

Slinkylinks Hi Fi Audio Cables

Anti-Cables

WyWires

MG Audio Design

Artisan Silver Cables  http://www.artisansilvercables.com/headphone.htm

HiDiamond Cables http://www.hidiamond.eu/en/index.html


Edited by preproman - 5/4/14 at 4:29am
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For all that is holy this: http://www.cabledyne.com/xlr-cables.html    http://www.cabledyne.com/power-cord.html

 

Reason why is that I read this review: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=512347

 

Can't go wrong with 6N silver everywhere.

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For interconnect I suggest Acoustic Revive 1.0PA, Audioprana (a french maker) or, Goldmund Interconnect or Vovox

 

For speaker cableI suggest Acoustic Revive SPC-PA, Nirvana S-X Ltd or Kubala Sosna Fascination.

 

For power cable suggest 1877 Phono Legion or Acoustic Revive Power Reference.


Edited by Hun7er - 1/7/14 at 7:47am
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Check out this guy for power cords! Reasonable prices and nice bump in SQ.

http://triodewirelabs.com

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I've always used Atlas, Chord and Van den hul cables. The VDH D-102 MkIII is my favourite choice of interconnect. As far as power cables go, I've not heard any benefit at all and would recommend using a power conditioner/filter instead. 

 

I would personally stay clear of Russ Andrews as they are far too over priced. 

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My entire A/V system is wired up with Signal Cable (power, analog, Coax, HDMI, Optical) end to end.  Tried everything else including Nordost and Signal suits the bill for me.  Very pleased. Seems to be best bang for the buck along with Blue Jean Cables. Service has always been incredible.

http://www.signalcable.com

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FWIW, I've had good experiences with Emotiva X series & Hosa interconnects.  Both seem to offer pretty decent cables that aren't too expensive.

 

http://www.hosatech.com/cable_selector.php?type=68662&terminal1=68628&terminal2=68547&length=

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/interconnects/products/xlr

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Oh, I see we're talking power cables too.  I've been using the Emotiva X-Series power cables which are also nice and don't break the bank:

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/x-series/products/xiec

 

And, I'm running them from an Emotiva CMX-6 "Precision Common Mode AC Line Filter & Power Distribution System"

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/accessories/products/cmx6

post #9 of 127
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Originally Posted by blitzxgene View Post
 

For all that is holy this: http://www.cabledyne.com/xlr-cables.html    http://www.cabledyne.com/power-cord.html

 

Reason why is that I read this review: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=512347

 

Can't go wrong with 6N silver everywhere.

 

Nice review on these.

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Originally Posted by mcullinan View Post
 

Check out this guy for power cords! Reasonable prices and nice bump in SQ.

http://triodewirelabs.com

Good prices on these

post #11 of 127
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

My entire A/V system is wired up with Signal Cable (power, analog, Coax, HDMI, Optical) end to end.  Tried everything else including Nordost and Signal suits the bill for me.  Very pleased. Seems to be best bang for the buck along with Blue Jean Cables. Service has always been incredible.

http://www.signalcable.com

Looking at these aswell.

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+1 on the Cabledyne and VH cables.

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Edited by preproman - 1/7/14 at 11:47am
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I've been using these Decware's for years: http://www.decware.com/newsite/powercords.htm I've only compared them to a few different aftermarket cords however-but these were an improvement everytime. Basically better transparency, and a less congested sound (i.e. soundstage) is what I notice every time. I also really like their pure silver RCA's-I'm sure Steve would make you some XLRs if you asked...

 

-Daniel

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That's a really good price for that cable.  Are there anymore reviews on it?

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