I much prefer the Cardas AES/EBU digital cable to the Madrigal AES/EBU between Levinson transport and DAC. The Cardas is more "musical". The Madrigal is much more analytical. Cheers. Craig
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they are to many best digital cables depends on system
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I tried DH Labs D-75 (silver coated copper), Illuminations D-60 (silver), and Cardas Lightening (copper). The Lightenings had great mids so that's what I use. The D-75s were ok for the price and the D-60s (like all silver cables to my ears) were bright. What I find amazing is that there is so much difference among digital cables. Haven't heard the more expensive ones.
I've owned Harmonic Technology Platinum, DH Labs Silver Sonic and Nordost Silver Shadow. I'm a cable convert when it comes to analog cables, but I found negligible difference between the digital cables I tried - my recommendation would be to get just a reasonably priced digital cable (maybe DH Labs - only $69 or so) and divert funds to other areas of your system - just my 2cents
I use and like the Marigo (in RCA 75 ohm format). Stiff and hard to work with, however.
There seem to be more differences between digital cables than one would expect. I don't dispute danner's claim, but even though silver can be bright in analog cables, I just can't imagine why it would also be bright in a digital cable.