Ok. so i know that good quality interconnects (IC's) are important to getting the most out of your equipement. I've been using some good Signal Cables for all the IC's. Good sounding I thought.
In my 2 channel rig with the SRS's, i am using a NAD 2600A amp with a Kenwood Basic C-2 pre and an NAD 5340 CDP.
Today i found a local guy who builds his own IC's, speaker cables, optical, and digital coax and power cords.. yeah, i know what you're thinking.. there are lots of people who do that and they all claim THEIR cable is better than every one elses. Blah, blah, blah. Right?
Well, i am demoing a very well built cable from a local guy who knows his stuff. His cables look alot like Kimber Hero's to me. with a few differences that are exclusive to his cables. Mostly connectors, types of wires and cable seperators to name a few.
The guy had some serious gear in his basement, Martin Logan Aerius i's, some kick ass mono block Aragon amps, McIntosh pre amp, Kenwood KD500 turntable made of granite, Grado head on the arm. and a lot more fun gear. Plus he's using only his hand made cables in his entire system. Man, vinyl sounded dang sweet to my ears.
Well, i brought one home to burn in for 100 hours he said.. so i'm in the process of doing that. I had wondered if I could only replace one set of IC's. where in my system would it make the most difference. Would it be from the CDP to the pre? Or would it be from the pre to the amp? What would you guess?
I tried the IC from the CDP to the pre.. ok. not much of a noticeable difference. Then i hooked it up from the pre to the amp.. that's where i noticed a difference right away. The highs and mids seemed more open and detailed. I liked that alot immediately.
The IC i'm demoing is 1 meter and is copper core with silver tinning on it. I'll post a pic soon. I know it hasn't been given time to burn in yet.. that'll take several days or a week at least. But so far, i'm quite happy with the sounds i'm hearing.
I've dabbled in silver IC's before.. and didn't like the harsh highs and brightness that comes with silver wires. So this could be the best of both worlds. The guy... John Raymond and his Raymond cables are both good looking and so far great sounding. You can find him selling on Ebay currently with his goods.
So my point is.. that yes good IC's make a difference. BUT it also depends on where in your system you use said cables too. In a perfect world my system would have all of these Raymond cables.. i'm aiming for that.. but funds limit me swapping out all three pairs at once.
I wish we still had the cable demo in place. these would definately be a nice suprise to some of you, it sure was to me. C'mon baby burn in, BURN IN!!!!