Well I don' know if we should be so defeatist. Then nothing we say means anything. Oh your right well I like the Cardas in my rig but I have them in once spot and they are known to be on the warmer side. These are the Golden reference a different cable but they did take out the hash and the system is not sluggish or muddy but synergy reigns supreme and the glorious holography is accentuated the stage is xepanded the tone full and rich with crystalline clarity such that every detail is retained and very obvious. As I said in the one spot anyway Preamp to Amps.
I also use Silver lace phono IC , a Custom 6 nines Ag Slver PC, an Auydience AU24 PC, AU24s ICs, Dimarzio ICs and The golden Refs then finally plain copper Jena labs speaker wires with spades, uh I forgot the Cardas jumpers and Spade.
The tubes are rolled for the preamp are rolled du jour 6SN7s mostly Sylvania Ws or A or GTs from the early period pre Bad Boy. I have themn too also KRs, Brimars, WGTs Red base 5692s TS RPs, NU grey and black, RCA all, Raytheon type 1 and 2 . etc. .
The inputs are Tungsol, raytheon or sylvania don't roll em much at all 5687s and the drivers are always CV2493s or E88CC-01
I am sure this rig is out there in numerous homes. But the Cardas did make a vast improvement no joke.