Thanks guys. Gotta run for now, but I'll start a new thread tomorrow.
|Originally posted by jude
In my rig -- and to my ears -- the Stefan AudioArt and Cardas both outperformed the Clou, with the Cardas earning their place as my ears' favorite of the three.
|Originally posted by DarkAngel
One detail no one has mentioned yet is the Cardas cable requires
significantly more gain/volume vs Clou cable. With the Max amp this is no problem since you have 3 position gain switch, I am breaking in Cardas on my Corda amp and with Senn 600/Clou cable normal listening is @12 o'clock position, with Cardas it is @3.
If your current amp requires much beyond 1-2 o'clock with Clou you may be pushing close to max volume using Cardas cable.
I will not report any impressions till at least 100 hrs burn in complete, but in my system the Clou was very good with no obvious faults, and the stiffness did not bother me. I must say the 1/4 phono plug on Cardas is very sweet and professional looking, but the two prong connectors going into headphones seem cheaper than Clou. These were treated with Kontak conditioner and inserted. The Cardas cable stiffness wise is right in the middle between stock and Clou cable.
|Originally posted by lextek
One pin is larger than the other so they only fit in one way.