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?
04-30-06: Nilthepill Audphile1, thx for the insight on AZ cables. I got a new turntable (La Luce w/ Helikon) and a phono stage (Clearaudio balanced ref). So I need great sounding phono cable and IC from phono to Pre amp. The plan is eventually to change all other cables in my system from same make products. Cardas GR, AZ and Kimber are candidates sound that I am little familiar with. I already got the Cardas GR phono cable and before I get long cable ( 3m) from phono to preamp, I want to make sure on the make.
Cardas GR sounds natural but at times I feel that the sound is on warmer side, but then that is the only cardas cable i got in the system.It may not be fair to judge based on just one cable. But the fact the sound changes drastically when i change AZ wow ( a demo) to Cardas GR between TT and phono. A livelier sound ( a little too lively) that AZ wow provides makes me think to try AZ silver ref. Kimber select cable I have for my upstair system, so i am a little familiar with its sound.