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    Thumbs up Signal Cable Silver Resolution - Review/ Demo

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    DEMO #5 :

    Signal Cable Silver Resolution - 1M

    The Cable-

    Fine 5N multi-strand pure silver interconnect that combines all the strength of silver, but without the associated harshness often found with silver cables offered in this market.

    The uniquely designed Silver Resolution interconnect achieves unequalled resolution and coherence across the frequency spectrum, along with awesome, awesome bass. Without a question one of the finest sounding interconnect by any standard!

    Professionally Hand Terminated.

    THE CABLE DESIGN

    4 conductors, 80 5N Pure Silver strands (each channel)

    Insulation for each conductor - Thin Wall Teflon tube

    Effective gauge size per channel - 21AWG

    Shield - Braided 5N Silver Plated OFC

    Outer Jacket - Teflon Tape

    Geometry - Internal Twisted, Cross Linked

    ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS

    Nom. Capacitance - 18.9 pF/ft

    Nom. Conductor DC Resistance - 20.3 Ł/1000 ft

    Nom. Inductance - 0.12 µH/ft

    www.signalcable.com
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    In addition to what Doro posted above, these ICs have the Eichmann Silver Bullet RCA plugs on them.

    For the ultimate in connector performance, consider the new Silver Bullet Plug®.

    The contact pins are machined from hard drawn 4-nines pure silver rod, and then treated with Caig Preservit 5PL - which leaves a microscopic protective coating to prevent oxidation and enhance conductivity.

    I had the pleasure of burning these new cables in. I burned them in for about 30 hrs or so and then played them for an additional week normal listening time.

    In a nutshell, these are some really nice cables. Detailed. I found it to go well with tube gear and my Spendor speakers which kind of have a laid back treble response; the Silver Resolutions helped to bring some top end sparkle here.

    I A/B them with the Kimber Silver Streaks and I really couldn't tell any difference between the two.

    I would say that depending on your system, it may be a good match. If your system tends to be on the cooler side of neutral they may not be the best choice out there.

    Very nice cable; I was impressed with the build quality and the silver eichmann plugs.

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    Glad to see you enjoyed your time with the SC Silvers. I certainly did with mine.

    Frank informed me that it takes at least 100 hours for the wire to break in, I never reached that point unfortunately.

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    I have em now and I like what I'm hearing.

    These cables are very detailed and clear. They tend to lean a bit on the bright side. For calm systems , these cables could add some sparkle. There well built and the RCA ends are very different from what your used to using.

    I compared them to Kimber Hero's and they did a nice job. They came very close. The only place they fell short was in extreme highs. The Signal cable tended to squeek a bit here and there as the Hero's stayed true to the music. It very well could be the Heros are a perfect match for my system. I'm happy about this.The Signal cables could find a nice home here if I didn't already have the Hero's.

    As most of you know I'm extremely picky about my cables and I'm enjoying my time with them. I got some more demoing to do with them and then I will be ready to send to the next person inline.

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    Who gets em next? I'm done with them

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    Dan,
    Check out the main "Cable Swap" thread; the list is there. Amulford is up next.

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    Default Sweet Cables

    I know this Swap is ended, but I feel it necessary to post my thoughts.

    The build quality is excellent. When you look at them, you can tell whoever made these did a great job. The bullet plugs have a nice snug fit, but not overly tight. The assembly has body for it's thin design, but a good flexibility.

    I have had some time with these cables as source for my CD. I find them to be very revealing in nature. They seem to bring out alot of detail in the recordings you may not normally hear. Soudstage presence is very good, with instrumental seperation and placement being right on.

    My only problem is a lack of bass. Not really a lack of the instrumental information but more of a thinness of it's presence. To put it simply, basically a lack of ass. I can't really say it's a fault of these cables in particular, as this seems inherent in all of the silver based designs I've sampled.

    All in all, I like them. For instrumental jazz, classical, and folk type genres of music, these cables excel. However if your into music with a heavy base line, such as some modern jazz, R & B, heavy rock and (winces) rap, these may not be your first choice.

    Doro, I will be trying to get in touch to either buy these or return them.

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    Lack of bass. I'm wondering if your current setup is bass heavy. these cables I found to be very smooth and clear. The bass didn't seem to be an issue when I demo'd them. Different system, different room etc etc.

    Cool review.

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    in a lot of instances.. i've tried and used a couple different brands of silver wired interconnects. and they can be pretty harsh in the high end. to much of a good thing basicilly (sp) in the highs.

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    Default Quick Impressions

    I am not lying when I say that these IC's actually tamed my top end without sacrificing any detail. I felt I might be playing with fire when I picked up a set of these, as my rig tends to be "exciting" at times. Not fatiguing, just at times "hyer-detailed", especially on certain recordings. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to try out another one of Frank's products.

    But like I said, the switch managed to maintain the integrity of my system's strengths (excellent detail, surreal imaging, lightning fast transients), while bringing a little something "extra" to the table in the way of a smoother presentation in the higher frequencies.

    It should be noted that I received the silver bullet plugs, so I was fully expecting to experience all of the characteristics of silver IC's (and then some...).

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    Interesting results ZombieBoy..

    I tried these cables out awhile ago on my Totem;s.. I thought they were pretty good for what they were. It also helps when our speakers are internally wired with silver.

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    Zero...

    I found it odd myself. I would have placed most of my chips on the set-up sounding too bright, and hedged that very bet with a couple of chips placed on "no noticable difference".

    This took me by surprise. I also prefer Frank's Classic cables over his Ultra's, so this is twice now that Signal Cable has thrown me for a loop
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    Ultimately - I found they were too bright on my Sttaf's... which are actually even a bit sharper than the Arro's... if you can believe that! I think I was the first to return a pair of Silver IC's and speaker cable... poor Frank.

    Awesome to hear they work for you though - they did a lot right.

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    Thumbs up They Worked For Me

    I first replaced the Signal Cable Analog Two balanced interconnects between the SACD player and preamp in my two channel system with Silver Resolution Reference balanced interconnects and it was an improvement in every respect. The most noticeable improvement was in bass impact and detail. The top end became more detailed, but did not exhibit the treble range "glare" that some silver cables do. Based on my good results with the SACD interconnect, I replaced the rest of the Analog Two balanced cables in my two channel system (phono preamp out to preamp in and preamp out to power amp in). I also use a Silver Resolution tone arm cable.

    I considered trying the Silver Resolution speaker cables, but every time I have tried a smaller gauge speaker wire I have been disappointed. The Monster Z3 Reference has an effective wire gauge of 10 AWG whereas the Silver Resolution has an effective wire gauge of 12 AWG.

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    I've found cables with a silver component (stranded copper/silver hybrid or silver coated copper, or 99.99% stranded silver wire), whether interconnects or speaker cables, tend to be slightly more revealing of weaknesses elsewhere in a system. I don't think the cables themselves create harshness. Copper cables, from what I've used, tend to mask more source/speaker problems, which can be a good thing depending on the gear used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight
    I first replaced the Signal Cable Analog Two balanced interconnects between the SACD player and preamp in my two channel system with Silver Resolution Reference balanced interconnects and it was an improvement in every respect.
    Interesting.... if ever I have to "mix n' match", I generally put the "better" IC's between preamp and amp. I'm interested in why you favor source to pre...

    Excellent point on the lack of "glare", because that is exactly the way I would now describe my set-up after introducing the silver resolution...

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    i prefer the better interconnect between source and preamp because if it's not in the signal coming from the source then it will not be reproduced (added) at the preamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie boy 2000
    Interesting.... if ever I have to "mix n' match", I generally put the "better" IC's between preamp and amp. I'm interested in why you favor source to pre...
    That was the only way to tell if the new cable was making a difference in retrieving information from the source.

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    I suppose since I use a passive, I'd rather the better IC's make the "finishing statement", so to speak.

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    when ever i test or introduce a new IC.. i always place it between the pre and the amp.. i can usually tell a differenece if placed there.. i can't tell if I use it betweent he souce and pre..

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    I had Goertz silver cables, which made some sound issues in my basement more apparent. I have a huge glare problem if I dont have the foam sound treatments I use in place. the silver DEFINITLY made that issue more apparent.

    My silvers are not in use at the moment, but I sure as hell am not getting rid of them. might rotate them into my theater just to have them be used. and to see if there is a difference.

    usually I dont notice cable difference much in the theater, but recently noticed a huge difference going from a audioquest copperhead to a Nordost Blue Heaven interconnect between the DVD player (analogue, for 2 channel use) and the pre/pro. I mean huge as in "how the hell is there even a cable debate!" difference.
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    Lou,

    Did you like that Nordost? I need a cable, xlr, I am thinking of trying silver, either Signal, or maybe the Nordost Heimdall which is a copper wrapped in silver, if I understand things, then each strand of silver is wrapped with an insulator, same tech Nordost used in the Vallhalla line. I am thinking between pre and amp, the Tri-vista source has plenty of detail and I am not so sure about using silver there though, I like the MIT shotgun for that run.

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