Cardas Microtwin vs. Nordost Solar Wind?
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Hi:
I'm looking at getting a 0.5 meter interconnect in the next few weeks. I'm wondering what everybody thinks of these two. I know that ICs are the icing on the cake and that their performance is highly subjective, but does anyone have any positive and/or negative experiences with these cables? Thanks in advance for all the help and three cheers for head-fi.org!
PS Also let me know if you think I should chuck these two ideas and go for something like a headphile Blackgold. Thanks.
 
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Anybody out there have any input? Thanks in advance if you do.
 
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I have Nordost Solar Wind.
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend them. While they do seem fine on my Denon whatever it is mini system in the bedroom, they sounded harsh and tizzy on my Sony SACD/DVD, my Audioquest Corals beat them by a long shot.

I wish I could comment on the Cardas Microtwin, but I have never heard that cable. If I had to make a choice between the two you listed, I would go for Cardas.

I've never heard the Blackgold either.
 
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Mr. PD,
Thanks for the input. I think the Nordost are out, esp. because I have a Sony SACD/DVD player too. As for the final decision, who knows. I've got time to think about it.
Thanks again and take care.
 
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I think the difference in low-end IC's is negligible. I can't hear much between Radioshack Fusion IC's and Cardas Microtwins. I'd steer away from cardas because I've had some bad experiences with them. Their Neutral Refs were a pretty big letdown
 
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David,
Thanks for the tips. Yah, I'm probably going to go with the Blackgold, but the Cardas still is tempting. At any rate, I'm going to wait until I graduate grad school in Aug. (And not jump the gun by buying myself a graduation present early.
) Thanks again and take it easy everyone.
 
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