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    Default Signal Cable Silver Resolution

    How would you compare these cables to Signals standard line ups?

    Basically once I get the preamp, speakers (arriving soon, woo hoo), subs - I am going to do a cable overhaul.

    Im thinking something involving Signal Cable Silver line up....

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    Then use basic Signal Cables to go to the subs.

    Probally wont use silver series for power cables, seems like a waste of money.

    Just curious if these sound similar to the Nordost or do these cables actually leave the bass. lol

    Just curious, Im just looking for a lil more openness, detail that I remember the Nordost Solarwinds brought to the table.
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    Call Frank@Signal Cable and discuss with him. I use the Analog Two IC's and have always wondered how the Silver's compared. Let us know what you find out.
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    I have the Analog 2's now running from pre to CDP...

    Will have to give him a ring when the time comes - but curious on what the guys here think.
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    Someone a while back had some comments on the SC Silver Resolutions, I did a search but came up with nothing. I know Frank didn't recommend the Silver Resolution speaker cables for use with my Magnepan's, but I don't think I asked him about the IC's.
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    I think you'll find in general that Silver will be brighter ...

    But talk to Frank to see what he has to say about them ...

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    Alot will happen in the next few weeks and Ill get a better idea of what I need to do with my system when the Taylos get here. Will see if I need to upgrade my amp to the Stratos, if not - will go straight for a subwoofer instead.

    Cables have always been last, granted I dont have bad cables now...

    I just want all matching cables... right now I have Monster cables between the amp and pre, signal on the cdp to pre, and audioquest on the speakers to amp. Its just all over the place. Haha. A little conformity is definitely needed I think.
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    Not sure conformity as in all one brand of cables is technically required! But I'm with ya on the concept. I run all Signal Cable just to keep it simple. I figure I would have to spend a lot more to do significantly better.
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    I used to run different brand cables (at the same time) but when I switched to all Signal Cable (IC's & SC's) I noticed an immediate improvement in sound quality. Synergy? Don't know what it is I just know that it sounds better. I even started to get some power cables from Frank and so far I LIKE what I'm hearing. Just my $.02. Good luck Trey :)

    btw- I'm using the Magic Power AC cables, Analog Two IC's, and the Ultra SC's
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    The Silver Resolution interconnects were discussed here:Silver Resolution Interconnect Review.
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    Sid -- In all honesty you should consider other cables. With the quality of your gear, the weak point in your system is gonna be cables. Signal Cables are fine, but you're in another league altogether. Time to step up to Kimber Heros or DH Labs or some good AQ stuff. Just my opinion, FWIW.

    BTW -- how are those AQ speaker cables working out that you bought from me?
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    I like them...

    But I dont know if Im dong something wrong - but I can not get them to be tight in the post... VERY loose, a small tug and they are out.

    Any thoughts?
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    Really? I didn't have that problem. Not sure what to tell you. All I can say is -- I'll be more than happy to buy them back from you if that's an issue. Just PM me.
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    I hate to make you do that..

    Perhaps we can investigate it a lil...

    Im using the Odyssey and the RT55 and both of them, its a very loose fit that has basically no grip. I dont understand exactly why...

    Im assuming they arnt expanding nanners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    I hate to make you do that..
    No, I hate that I sold them. You'd be doing me a favor if I bought them back.
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    Its got me curious, I wonder why on my gear it wouldnt have a snug fit but a loose one...

    *puzzled*

    I wonder whats different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    But I dont know if Im dong something wrong - but I can not get them to be tight in the post... VERY loose, a small tug and they are out.

    Any thoughts?
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    Sid... I've owned both. And in my system, the Silvers were actually smoother than the Analog 2's. Of course, this goes against nearly every testimonial regarding silver interconnects, but this was just my experience. Kinda floored me to be honest....
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    As IC's go i've enjoyed the silvers between the CDP and PRE and i can see using them there and between PRE and Amp as well. I'm still researching as to speaker cabling and haven't yet decided on that. The silver speaker cables may be too "clean" for my system (meaning bright).

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    The potential "brightness" of the Silver speaker cables was why Frank @ Signal Cable didn't recommend them for my Magnepan 1.6's. I'm wondering if the IC's would introduce the same brightness. Might have to get a pair and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999
    The potential "brightness" of the Silver speaker cables was why Frank @ Signal Cable didn't recommend them for my Magnepan 1.6's.
    Reason Numero Uno I love Frank and Signal... He's had the opportunity to shake me down for some extra dough, but listened to my system's needs and sold me less expensive cables based on this.

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    +1 on Frank @ Signal Cable. On the few occasions I've had a question, I always felt that he was answering my question based on my needs, not his need to upsell me! That's why all my 2 ch cables are SC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    Its got me curious, I wonder why on my gear it wouldnt have a snug fit but a loose one...

    *puzzled*

    I wonder whats different.
    Depends on the jacks on the back of your preamp and amp. I've had the same experience - some cables fit loosely on one piece but tight on another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    How would you compare these cables to Signals standard line ups?
    Have you asked Russ? I think he has experience with both.

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    Hey Sid, i just bought three 1M pairs of Audio Art IC-3 IC cables to try them out. they are a shielded twisted configuration of oxygen free high conductivity copper that is coated with Silver and they were designed by DH Labs. the cost is $99.00 per 1M pair. i have a 30 day trial period if i decide that i dont like them. they recommend 100 hrs of break in time and i have 24hrs on them and they have settled down quite a bit since i installed them. i will let you know what i think after i hit 100 hrs. thanks....WCW III www.audioartcable.com
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    Some fuel for the fire: LINK

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    There's a nice review linked there from The Absolute Sound that's very positive in regards to cables.

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