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I was talking to the Audioquest rep awhile back on the New version of HDMi cables they released. They have some stupid or cool names depending on how you look at it like Forest , Pearl , Cinnamon etc . He said " these are the best sounding HDMI cables we ever built". Ok I know Audioquest makes arguably the best cables on the market but come on I have been down this road before with Optical and Coax , then when HDMI came out , we (my Tweeter boys) did a killer shootout with all HDMI cables including some very high end Audioquest and Monstercable. No body really could see or hear any difference on the better made cables.
Ok so a new order of Cinnamon's came in and I read the box and noticed 1.25 silver. Ok Silver huh for the sheer hell of it I will give it a shot between my Cambridge Audio 650BD and the Mighty Elite SC-07.
Now also in this order we got was some new subwoofer cable I ordered as I wanted to make comparison's between ITA 1.1 and HD6G 1.25 silver. So I removed my ITA 1.1 which are mated with Silver Sonic 14-2 Speaker wire which I absolutely love with the Mythos ST speakers. On a side note here I change out my speaker wire as the mood hits. I have many different kinds and try different ones whenever I make a change. I have my Analysis Plus Oval Theater 2's in the box which has not seen action is awhile so I figured why not , they always sounded very good and one of my personal favorites.
I got this very cool demo disc from work that has some very good Artists on it which one I favor and going to purchase all of his work , his name is Christian Scott , go check out his work and you'll see why I like him. Check out Songs "SHE" and "REWIND THAT".
So I sat and listened to my system before I made any changes so I could get a good ear on how it's performing in it's current state , then I made the wiring changes , HDMI , Sub cables and the Speaker wire for the hell of it.
I sat there and thought OK , something is very different , I put everything back except the HDMI cable and still heard this clarity I was missing before I didn't know of.Cinnamon HDMI replaced a Binary B5 which is a solid high quality HDMI cable we use on most of our Installs before we Invested in Audioquest( Thanks to me) and I have been very happy with their performance until now. I also have a Key Digital HDMI cable which is of very good quality that I like to test with for a comparison.
Every single time I swaped out and put back in the Cinnamon it was like I just got higher end Analog IC's. Come on this is just not possible , how the hell can 1's and 0's sound any different ? I'm not believing my own ears. To describe it its like someone cleared up the last word in detail in my system. Everything overall sounds I'll say "cleaner". It's not like I have new tones or I was missing out , it just sound "clean" or 'fresh".
So I'm an idiot and I can now hear a slight different in my HDMI cables for audio , awesome I guess.
I put the new subwoofer wires back in and man they are very smooth and rich. My subs sound wonderful like a car with new sparkplugs or brand new tires. I sat their and loved every second of my experience with the enhanced Definition of my system. All this with a Home theater receiver. NICE GO ICE!!!
I do how have another upgrade in the works and I got to decide If I'm gonna do them myself or let Trey Do them for me. I want to do them myself as I love doing any kind of upgrades. I snapped some pic's on my adventure , what a wonder hobby we have where playing with wire can bring so much joy.