Last month's Stereophile reviewed a number of phono cables. The Hovland was a favorite and Coincident technologies. The later, they pointed out is not well suited for VPI or other floating platers because it is so stiff. I'm using a Siltech G3. They discontinued it for a while, but I think they are making it again. I prefered it to several cables I tried. I'm using it on a VPI TNT MK2, with SME IV.Vi arm, Van den Hul Frog, with a Sonic Frontiers Signature phono stage. The Siltech has a very thorough grounding scheme and was much quieter and smoother (without loss of detail) than any other cable I tried in my system. The Sonic Frontiers is all tube--that could account for part of the reason why I like this cable so much. I have no other Siltech cables in my system. Almost everything else is Audioquest. So I wouldn't necessarily buy the Kimber, because the rest of your system is Kimber--if you do buy the Kimber, buy it on it's own merits as a phone cable. Incidentally I did not listen to the Kimber when I auditioned all of the cables, so I really can't comment on it's performance.
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