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Review: Acoustic Zen Silver Reference

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Just kidding!!

I'm trying to get Jude motivated.
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Would be interesting to compare the $190 HG sliverlace to the $900 AZ silver ref. to see what improvement 5x the cost would give. I would venture to say not too many members here can afford the AZ silver reference.

1-2 yrs ago I did an extensive comparison of several under $500 silver ICs, and thought the HG silver lace was the best of the bunch. Sold my HT ProSilway IIs after trying HG silver laces.
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The AZ's going rate at Audiogon is just within my budget. Right now I'm really perplexed as to which direction I need to go--Silver Ref or Matrix.

Did you audition the Silver Audio 4.0?
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Yes, I have owned Silver Audio silver bullet 4 and Hyacinth models, I think HG Silver laces are slightly better.
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Originally posted by DarkAngel
Yes, I have owned Silver Audio silver bullet 4 and Hyacinth models, I think HG Silver laces are slightly better.
What do you like about the Silver Laces?
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Among the under $500 silver ICs I tried the Silvers Laces were the most natural relaxed sounding, had the least amount of treble hardness/brightness while still providing additional treble detail and extension vs a similar priced copper cable. As I said I sold my $450 HT ProSilway II silver ICs once I tried the $190 HG Silver Laces. I have an all SS system which is very detailed, and need very smooth natural sound cables.

If your are trying to compensate for overly warm or rolled off treble you may prefer other silver cables that provide more treble energy but would sound bright in my system.

BTW although I have not tried an AZ silver reference IC, I am pretty sure I would prefer it to my silver laces if money were no object.
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has anyone done an A - B comparison between the HG silver IC's and Kimber KCAG's????? I just bought my first headphone amp and am looking for a good IC, I bought an MG Head OTL. On my audio system I use Straight Wire Crescendo IC's and was wanting some recommendations.
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