Well I sent an email to Conrad Johnson to get input impedance for the pv2. They said it is 70 ohm so I went with the medium setting and set up the IC’s between the Squeezebox and the PV2. I then hooked up the IC's between the PV2 and MF2200. This I set the impedance to high (100 ohm). I then hooked up the speaker cables to my SDA 1C's.
Originally I was using monster cable between the squeezebox and pv2. I was also using some braided cables made by pepster between pv2 and MF2200. In addition,I was using some in wall speaker wire that a friend of mine installed when we rehabbed the room 10 yrs ago.
One thing I discovered which i like is that you can tighten up the connections on the rca's. That is a nice feature as it makes for a very good connection. I also decided to play around with switching the impedance levels on the IC’s. I heard no audible difference between any of the settings.
I played the same songs as I did before. Natalie Merchant - Tiger Lily and then some Abbey Road. The sound was great and i felt that the sound was getting to a point where I could be pleased for the rest of my life w/ this system. However, the change between before and after the MIT's was more subtle on this system than it was on my basement system. This surprised me as I thought if the components were better the MIT's would shine more. I am guessing that the basement Klipsch KG 4's really benefited from the MIT speaker cables and IC's. The brightness and harshness was gone and the bass was improved. The music was much more textural and warm. With the MIT's and the Conrad Johnson pre and amp along with the Polk SDA 1C's the warmth was not as evident. The improved bass was also less noticeable. I was actually a little disappointed after the revelation that occurred in the basement..
I guess the whole reason for this audio experiment is to further the enjoyment of the listening to music. So that is what I have been doing. I have since listened to a lot of different music from solo piano (Isaac Shepard) to Live Grateful Dead to Old Aerosmith to Frank Sinatra along with many other artists and music types. This has truly been an enjoyable experience and I want to thank Jesse and MIT for the opportunity.
In conclusion I would recommend MIT shotgun S3.3 IC’s and Speaker Interface cables whole heartedly to anyone who loves music and wants to take their system to the next level. Unfortunately for many these cables are cost prohibitive. Will I be going out and buying a set for both my systems? No I wont. Will I be looking for some used deals? Yes I believe so. All in all I can now say that cables DO make a difference, at least MIT’s