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    Default What about Tara?

    Has anyone had any experience with Tara wires? I've heard lots of praise for some of their stuff as well. I recently replaced monster 950s with the Hero between source and pre, and have some straightwire encore 2 between the pre and the power amps. I am not sure which way to go, but I think I want out of the Straightwires.

    The Taras I have considered would probably be more than the Heros and maybe having all the same (heros) would be best, I just don't know! Decisions decisions. How bout some opinions, what would you do kind of stuff. Just for grins

    Thanks for any comments..

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    I bought a pair of Tara Labs a few years ago for my pre-/ power amp IC's. Very heavy wire, very tight RCA terminations. Thought I heard subtle improvements, but at the price I paid, ~$150 as I recall, was never sure I was being that objective.
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    Default Tara's are great

    I have a buddy who has Tara's and they are fantastic among the best--i can only suggest that you find a Tara dealer and have a nice long conversation with him/her if they are a certified tara dealer , they won't lie to you.........
    That's how i found the acoustic zens--kinda by accident-i was in a extreme high end store in Los Angeles-and was shopping for cables-i saw these way different cables and asked about them and the dealer was great---
    especially when he saw the checkbook in my hand-ha,ha..i almost bought audio Quest-gibralters--but with the electrostatic speakers the acoustic zens just semed right for me--if they had the taras i just probably would have bought them--The Transparents could be a little better still but the AZ's just did it for thr Bryston/Prodigy set up- The dealer told me the absolute truth ..
    Yes do the tara's...
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    Steve,
    I would go with another pair of Hero's.I would also rewire the system with Kimber all the way out.Synergy.............
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    Thanks for the replies all. I'm sure you guys know how it goes, things are sounding really good and you start wondering (again), how much better could it be if I just did this or that? It really is a sickness I think. Seriously though, my equipment purchases have got to stop. I really do get big grins from listening. I just thought that one more little thing like different cables from pre to pro might just be the icing on the cake. I do like the way the hero sounds compared to the monster.

    Dan,

    I am running Kimber already for my mains. Music is my primary focus. Movies are perfectly alright, though I don't have what most would probably consider optimal for surround and rear speakers, but my front stage is matched well. I use the 4PR that I have had for years. I am vertically bi-amping, so there is one run to the top and another to the bottom, and I think I'll let that be for now.

    Now I just have to rationalize the expense for the heros.........just one more time......

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    stevew14,
    do it,it's worth it.

    4pr is good wire.It's Kimbers first speaker wire.If you ever decide to upgrade,then VS or TC is more advanced.I personally like the 4pr
    Dan
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