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post #31 of 127

'preproman' you could have stopped at the first 3 cables on your list.

 

Blu Jean Cable

Mono Price 

Kimber Kable

post #32 of 127
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Have not been into cables for many years. Many of the more expensive brands are pure silver which sounds far better than commonly used silver plated copper (cheap Mil Spec wire). Just make sure that you are getting pure silver, 5-7 nines purity and NO plating!

 

Gotcha..

post #33 of 127
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'preproman' you could have stopped at the first 3 cables on your list.

 

Blu Jean Cable

Mono Price 

Kimber Kable

 

Ha ha ha - I knew someone would say that..

post #34 of 127
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Ha ha ha - I knew someone would say that..

yeah, there's always one or two thickos around...:D

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Ha ha ha - I knew someone would say that..

 

Yep-just suprised it took so long...

 

-Daniel

post #36 of 127

LessLoss dfpc signature is a really good power cable. Not cheap but have a so full and beautiful sound. Numerous reviews here http://www.lessloss.com/reviews.html?p=213

post #37 of 127
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Been wondering if there is a difference in SQ between a S/PDiF 75 ohm BNC and a 110 ohm AES/EBU cable?  Both will use the same S/PDiF receiver in the DAC correct?

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Crystal Cables are some of the most expensive cables on the market I believe. Prices range from 500-10000, I believe. 

 

that's correct. but you don't have to spend thousands for the best, unless you have a system that reflect the cost of the cables (or you can afford it). the diamond piccolo is almost as good as their top of the line - the main difference is the wire gauge.

 

I rather spend $500 on something that I know I'm going to get good result, than $300 on something else that might give little to no result. buying audio cables is tricky.

 

compared to the other components in my system it was worth every cent, and some.

post #39 of 127
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that's correct. but you don't have to spend thousands for the best, unless you have a system that reflect the cost of the cables (or you can afford it). the diamond piccolo is almost as good as their top of the line - the main difference is the wire gauge.

I rather spend $500 on something that I know I'm going to get good result, than $300 on something else that might give little to no result. buying audio cables is tricky.

compared to the other components in my system it was worth every cent, and some.

While I would never argue that the differences between cable levels is proportionate the price difference, the bottom is not almost as good as the top or even a couple rung s under the top. Preproman has a very resolving dac and and a good amp that will show the differences in cables. I would not suggest that he spend for the top levels either, but I think they are different.
post #40 of 127

I really like the Black Cat Lectraline interconnects and speaker cables (by Chris Sommogivo).  Very high value for money:

 

http://www.stereolab.us/lectraline-2/


Edited by NinjaHamster - 1/9/14 at 3:09am
post #41 of 127
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While I would never argue that the differences between cable levels is proportionate the price difference, the bottom is not almost as good as the top or even a couple rung s under the top. Preproman has a very resolving dac and and a good amp that will show the differences in cables. I would not suggest that he spend for the top levels either, but I think they are different.

 

for sure, but I think it may depends and varies from cable to cable. for example, is possible that there's quite a difference between Nordost's entry cables to their top line.

 

I haven't tried the other Crystal's cables (can't afford it) so I can't say what difference is between them, but I read a couple of articles where it was compared. Standard or Piccolo

 

regardless, compared to some other cables I tried, including Nordost, Piccolo's remains very good value for money.

 

[edit: I'd like to add that the cost of some of these top cables is outrageous and a shame]


Edited by Lenni - 1/9/14 at 8:32am
post #42 of 127

What about Better Cables or Moon Audio?  I wonder if they're any good?

 

http://bettercables.com/collections/audio-cables

http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables.html?manufacturer=57

post #43 of 127

And, why not Cardas?:

 

http://www.cardas.com/cables.php

post #44 of 127

Cardas are too slow and sluggish for my tastes. They are extremely laid back sounding cables. Definitely not something I want it a highly resolving chain. Haven't tried bettercables or Moon Audio interconnects, but there headphone cables are pretty good. My 2c


Edited by Greed - 1/9/14 at 1:34pm
post #45 of 127
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Been wondering if there is a difference in SQ between a S/PDiF 75 ohm BNC and a 110 ohm AES/EBU cable?  Both will use the same S/PDiF receiver in the DAC correct?

 

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