Glad you like them, and not surprised!
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Yep, those Double Shotguns are fine, fine cables, especially for the dough. I changed to them for some Vandersteen Quatro's that I was running, and I was very impressed by the increased musical openness they brought - - very much as you describe, IME. To better them, I had to go to Mercedes class pricing, and it certainly does make you question the diminishing returns.
Glad you like them, and not surprised!
Good to read your review. This is EXACTLY the excitement that I had when I first put these cables in my system. I know that folks like us do not really want to review, but to share the enjoyment that some great product brought to us and our listening experience. Clear Day double gun-shots is one such product. I am sure that if I win a lottery, the Nordost Vallhala 2 or the Odins can replace the Clear Days in my system, but I have not heard from any other users here or else where who have replaced the Clear Days with similarly priced cables. Most of the posters who have replaced them have purchased cables which are priced more than $2-3K for the same length.
Have fun listening to your music!
I replaced my Clear Audio Double Shotguns, which are fine cables , with
AudioArt SC-5se because on Symphonic Music it is has better instrumental separation, tone and bass, and overall is more coherent .
And on all 3 speakers I usually use.
Not night and day mind you, bass was most noticeable .
And , believe it or not, solid bass is more important on Symphony than rock.
Paid few bucks less for SC-5se . .
Agreed DV. I must say the owner of Clear Day is a great guy for sure. One of the best I have ever dealt with for sure. I found his cables a tad too thin and a touch bright. It is system dependent to be sure. I also think we each have our own preferences. I find silver, every silver cable I have tried and I have tried many, to be less full bodied than I prefer. Others love the smooth and detailed sound of great silver cables.
In talking to Paul of Clear Day Audio he did say that he's never had a pair of his cables returned by Vandersteen owners. I've been listening through different models of Vandys for the past 30 years and the Vandersteen house sound leans to the warm side of the spectrum especially as relates to the mid bass. With the notable exception of the original model 3s which I found to be a bit much in the treble, most other Vandys are linear in treble and upper midrange response versus many other brands which tend to be a tad more forward in those areas.
For me, the all silver Clear Days have opened up the treble of my Treo CTs. They have helped to lean out the upper and mid bass relative to what my copper heavy Audioquest Earth series cables were delivering. grannyring you mentioned "smooth. That is the cool thing about the Clear Days to me. The sound across the frequency spectrum is smopth and open.
A concrete example of the smooth detail I'm hearing now is listening to a jazz piece the other day and for the first time clearly hearing that the drummer was hitting the ride cymbal with wood tipped rather than plastic tipped sticks. I had never noticed that detail on that well known song before.
In fairness to Audioquest, (all of my interconnects are AQ) I'm quite certain there are listeners out there with the opposite sonic situation as me whose systems could really use a slightly rolled off treble and bit more guts in the nether regions. Such is the nature of this interesting hobby. There are an almost infinite number of possibilities appreciating all of the different components, speakers and most importantly, ears out there.
For me, the Clear Day Double Shotguns are here to stay. I am finally hearing what the rest of my system is capable of reproducing in a musically natural, satisfying, yet revealing way.