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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
Several good rca for schiit stacks I've heard of includes the schiit pyst cables, monoprice cables, and the intropose rigid cross connect which I use personally.
The monoprice are a good bargain but I like the intropose because it looks nice. GL :)
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
Any RCA cable will be just fine. Even if youre a believer in expensive cables which i am not a system at this price will be perfectly fine with an amazon basics cable or monoprice cable. If you want to spend about $20 schiit sells PYST cables and those are what i use for the convience and cleaner look while stacking.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
Have you seen this? https://introprose.myshopify.com/products/rca-crossconnect-for-schiit-stack
I haven't tried it myself yet, but seems a nice solution.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
Unless you have a specific problem like the cables being too long to manage or they have a flakey connection, I would just use what you got. Spend the money on music or use it towards another pair of headphones.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
I've been using the Schiit PYST RCA cables for several years and have no complaints.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
If you carefully read schiit.com's own description of their PYST cables you'll see at the very end that if you don't want to spend $20 on PYST they recommend using Monoprice cables which is what I did.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
If you are stacking them (Vali on top of Modi) then the Schiit RCA cables are great because they are short and of good quality.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
http://www.schiit.com/products/pyst-cables

EDIT:
Looks like others answered the same
 
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Don't forget Blue Jeans Cables top quality great value. They also ship fast.
I just ordered the PYST 6 inch cables for my sons setup.
$7.88 in shipping, so a little pricey if not combining with another order.

I have also used these from Amazon
0.5 Foot – Directional Quad High-Definition Audio Interconnect Cable Pair CUSTOM MADE By WORLDS BEST CABLES – using Mogami 2534 wire and Neutrik-Rean NYS Gold RCA Connectors
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...4df-15aac5223b10&pf_rd_r=NTAJ72K4ZTT8FZJX8C9Q

It seems hard to find affordable 0.5 foot cables.
 
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Does anyone have any good cable recommendations for between the Vali 2 and the Modi? I dug out some old RCA cables that are probably 20 years old. Currently I'm going from Dell Inspiron Laptop via Schiit supplied USB cable to Modi and then old red-white RCA cables to Vali 2. Is there a more optimal cable setup?
Welcome to the forum @boxster233 !
I'm getting excellent results with a short (~1ft?) RCA cable from Monoprice... or Amazon Basics. The short cables can be GENTLY bent to make it all fit. I even used some Y-splitters to feed my Magni & Vali off the same Loki. As long as the connections are firmly pushed into the RCA sockets, it has crystal clear output.





.........Here are some images........top-listening-nook-2018October.png wiring-top-half-2018October.png
........I took as I assembled my listening nook... to give you some ideas, eh.....
The Schiit Modi manual I have assures me that the signal between its DAC and the amplifier is strong enough to give optimal results.
 
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Thanks everyone for great feedback on cables. I’m going to try 6922 tube and see if that reduces noise, then try to reevaluate if I went to invest in cables.
 
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I just ordered the PYST 6 inch cables for my sons setup.
$7.88 in shipping, so a little pricey if not combining with another order.

I have also used these from Amazon
0.5 Foot – Directional Quad High-Definition Audio Interconnect Cable Pair CUSTOM MADE By WORLDS BEST CABLES – using Mogami 2534 wire and Neutrik-Rean NYS Gold RCA Connectors
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...4df-15aac5223b10&pf_rd_r=NTAJ72K4ZTT8FZJX8C9Q

It seems hard to find affordable 0.5 foot cables.
Installed Pyst cables in my son's Modi -> Vali setup. They look and work great.

The Monoprice seem to stiff.
I used some no-name super cheap (but not stiff) cables for my other sons Modi -> Magni setup.
 
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