Audioquest colorado sound to bright

I huse AQ colorado on my systeme and i want replace it because its to bright. considering this carateristic, i would like to know if the cardas golden reference would be a good upgrade? or maybe the golden cross would be better?
The Cardas cables cetainly wouldn't be considered bright.
I just returned a demo set of Colorado to the dealer. I have my whole system wired with Cardas Golden Reference.
I tried them(Colorado)between the LP12/Linto and also between my Ayre C5xe-mp and my ARC LS26. On the TT they sounded very close in timbre and some passages were maybe even a little more analytical than the cardas. I noticed the biggest difference on the CDP and that is where I decided to take them back. They were in my opinion muting or dull by comparison to the cardas. I did a similar thread about a month ago here before I tried them, you wish to search for that one and see the responses I received. But in conclusion I will keep the Cardas GR's, howevere I wouldn't mind trying the Niagra or Blue Sky. And to address your question more directly, I have never felt the Cardas to be bright, they will bring out the upper range in detail, but in a natural timbre.
Hmmmm. I bought a pair of Colorado's to slightly tame the high end of my CDP. Compared to the Kimber Select they replaced they did as I had hoped. This is the first time I've heard the Colorado's described as "bright".
I have to agree with Hifiman.
Goes to show how system dependent cables are.
I love mine (72v), and pretty much got of the IC train after buying the Colorados.
I just got a full set of colorado yesterday and will agree they were slightly bright out of the box but.... after running them all night they are calming down. I think after break-in they'll be ideal.
In defense of the Colorado, I was not able to give them their due. The dealer likes to have them out for 2-3 days and the box clearly states that you need about 2 weeks. So they may have been better than my experience allowed me to witness.
Gshepardbuster...isn't it odd that Audioquest cables have to break in when they claim that their battery supply does that very thing...
Stringreen..I here ya, I gave up trying to follow "cable logic", but just because I don't understand how or why does'nt change the effect..or is it placebo??

I don't believe AQ ever implied that interconnect break-in was not necessary with DBS. DBS helps to keep a worn-in dialectric sounding good even after periods of time when the cable has not had a signal flowing through it.
Correct Hifiman.
Here is the principle:
The battery does break in the cable, but it takes a couple weeks. If you buy stock from a dealer that's been on the shelf a few weeks or more, you shouldn't need to break them in. If you have to order them, they will probably be fresh from AQ and need the hours or the weeks.
I have a pair of Audioquest Columbia 72v running from my Thorens TT to an ASR phono stage and I am never fatigued by their performance. I'm about to replace my Grado mono cartridge with the Ortofon Cadenza Mono cartridge but plan to stay with the Columbia's. My other cables are all HiDiamond and I would recommend the HD Black Gold Reference rca interconnects to anyone but they certainly aren't cheap.
I agree with the commentary above regarding the break-in period being beneficial.

I replaced a pair of Voodoo Essence with the Columbia XLR's to run between a Bel Canto DAC3.5VB and a Pass Labs XA30.5. The Pass seems to roll off the highs a bit so the Columbia does not sound too bright to me in my system.
Excuse me- I have the Colorado not the Columbia. Duh.
I owned the Colorado as well, but in my system it sounded more on the warm side. But the Cardas Golden ref is more warm sounding compared to the Colorado. But there is one thing you will loose. You will have less resolution and less decay with this cable. But it will give you the warmth in the mid freq.