Originally posted by mcbiff Thanks fot the quick reply. How would you describe their sound?
mcbiff, I can't describe the Air3's because I haven't tried them (but I will soon be trying the Air2's and Air1's). In my rig, the RSC Reference Gen 2's are smooth, compared to the Audioquest Corals I had before, and especially compared to the Silver Sonic BL-1 Series II interconnects I also had.
The RSC Reference Gen 2's are a warmer sounding cable than the Corals, and much warmer than the Silver Sonics. Nevertheless, I found the RSC Reference Gen 2's to convey greater overall detail than the Corals and Silver Sonics, as well as signifcantly better bass presentation.
I would imagine that the Air3's are even better.
Of course, results vary from rig to rig, but I dig'em in mine.
Originally posted by mcbiff Warm-sounding *and* detailed? This sounds like heaven! I'm definitely gonna check them out closer, would you say that ~$190 or thereabouts is a reasonable price to pay for 'em (used, 1m)?
Yeah, detailed and warm sounding -- and it is a solid combo. I always figured it had to be a trade-off, but they proved otherwise in my rig.
Regarding the $190/meter/pair price -- if they're in good condition, I'd think that's a good price, as I believe the Air3's retail for $295/meter/pair.
If you go with them, please let us know what you think of them (why do I have a feeling that I didn't need to ask you in advance to do that?
Ok, the deal is sealed. I just transferred ~$188 to the seller and I should be getting them this week. I spoke to him on the phone and he told me that they are barely burnt in (not more than 6 months old) and that he's treated them like they were his children.
I'm very excited, this should be great. No more IC upgrades for a good while.
EDIT: The price may not seem spectacular, but keep in mind that retail price for a 1m pair here in Sweden is ~$420. Pretty good deal IMO.