More time on (and music through) the TarasOkay, no doubt about it now, these are warmer-sounding cables than the Corals. Odd thing though is that they at times still seem to convey even more detail.
Though the upper treble seems softer than on my other cables, there's no sense of anything missing when I'm listening. Very smooth-sounding cables. And very well-balanced overall. Despite the warmth, there is absolutely no lack of "quickness" -- in fact, just the opposite. Transients are conveyed at least as well as with my other cables. And, as I said in the previous post (and will likely say again in the full review), their overall sound is full-bodied, yet with no sense of over- or under-emphasis on any segment of the frequency spectrum that I can hear.
So far, these are standout interconnects to my ears. They're not exactly a new design either (I think this model has been around for at least a couple/few years), which makes their performance all the more impressive to me.
Again, these are still preliminary opinions. Maybe Sunday night I'll swap the Corals back in again, which would be interesting after a weekend of the Taras.
If I was forced to make a decision between the Taras and the Audioquest Corals right now, it'd be a very tough decision.