Cardas Golden Ref vs Acoustic Zen Silver ref vs KS
Could the users define sonic signatures of these three cables. Which ones do not sway from neutrality too much? Which ones sounds MORE natural and livelier? Knowing everyone has different definition of neutral, best, etc etc stating as many characteristics of each cable would assist me as which direction to go. I am stuck with definition of neutral in my mind for years to get rid of it and /or learn what actuall neutral is? Is neutral reallly SOUNDS brighter at higer freq or subtle?
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04-30-06: Audphile1 I have AZ SIlver Ref MkII from CD to preamp and Matrix Ref MkII from preamp to amp. I like this combo better than Matrix Ref MkII everywhere or Silver Ref MkII everywhere. 2 Motrix MkII cables was too much of a good thing. Music was missing some liveliness. 2 of Silver Ref MkII was too much silver. Not natural sounding. Silver Ref MkII from CDP to pre and Matrix Ref MkII from pre to amp strikes a nice balance between lively and smooth. Now that being said, cables are very system dependant and what you hear in your system may not be what someone elses system sounds like with the same cables. You have to try. That's the only way to determine if a sound of specific cable is neutral to YOU. There is no neutral cable. They all have some sort of a sonic character.
05-01-06: Audphile1 I found that WOW!! was a bit more forward sounding in my system comparing to Matrix Ref MkII or Silver Ref MkII. Soundstage is a bit shallow as well. But WOW is definitely a nice cable for the money. I'd recommend you borrow some cables from cable company, so to narrow your choice. That could be one of the options. Audphile1 (Threads | Answers | This Thread)