I should add this is for a low cost second system between a Grant Dac9 and a Denon 2900. The budget is tight for this system. I am now using a Radio Shack one meter ($20) that sounds good at times but the music breaks up periodically and looses smoothness. I am betting it is jitter. So I want to move to a little better cable at a 1.5 meter length.
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For a little over $100 I found Joe Mazzaglias Auricle Audio Design Digital Standard cable to be excellent, and he offers a special intro price that might be closer to what you need.
Another excellent RCA digital comes from A'goner Acreyes but I don't know about pricing.
And as others have already indicated, digital IC length makes a big difference to the coherence of the music. 1.5m is optimum.
At $99, I found the Transparent Digital Link to be significantly better than other similarly priced RCA SP/DIFs I tried. It was smoother, more musical, less artificial sounding with more natural detail and bloom to the dynamics.
Thanks for all your wonderful responses. I spent some time reading up on all the cables listed here. I boiled it down to two: the Auricle Audio Standard Digital and the Black Cat Veloce. I went ahead and ordered the Veloce. I would like to order the AA Standard Digital and have a proper duel but I see nowhere where AA has a return policy.
I haven't been through a lot of digital cables, but I have about 20 hours on a Black Cat Veloce, and I'm stunned. It's replacing an inexpensive Wireworld Chroma 5. If anyone ever again denies that a digital cable can make a difference, I will know now with 100% certainty that the person is WRONG. Of course, like everything else, a system has to have enough resolution to reveal the difference.
Veloce Black Cat is broken in. Wow! Very impressive. I am very satisfied. It brings out detail while allowing the tube amp to retain it's warmth. Running it with the very inexpensive Grant DAC9 (also used as a passive pre) and a Denon 2900 through Sound Dynamics 300TIs amplified by a Dynaco ST70. I feel guilty this is a second system...