If I may, I would suggest checking into the Virtual Image Pile Driver 18 interconnects. I've tried the Audience Au24 cables in my system before and didn't really care for them, I found the Au24's to be thin on the bottom end. At that time I was doing an A-B between the Au24's and some Straightwire Crescendo's, I preferred the Crescendo's. I then heard that V.I. had introduced some new IC's and couldn't resist the urge to try them out, I use their power cables and love them. After giving the V.I. cables some time to burn in, I started doing an A-B with the Crescendo's. After about 5-6 days worth of burn in I found them to equal to the Crescendo's and after 9-10 days they surpassed the Crescendo's. The V.I. cables have better bass, more air, and cast a wider soundstage. I can't recommend these cables highly enough. If you would be interested in trying them you can contact Al at Virtual Image via e-mail, email@example.com ,he is in New Jersey. He offers a 30 day money back policy on all of his standard cables, in this case it would be a 4 foot pair of interconnects w/ Cardas RCA's. He has the cables priced at $175 for a 4 foot pair and $150 per pair if you buy more than one. If you have any questions that I can answer about my experience with the Virtual Image interconnects, or power cables, feel free to e-mail me. I have also placed several posts here on Audiogon about the V.I. products, you can look them up in the discussion forums by searching for "Virtual Image".
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