Comparison - Kimber 4tc to Anti-cables
Green Mountain EOS HDx's,
custom built music server in Silverstone case with J-River, Audio Magic Liquid Air balanced interconnects.
Lot's of high res music.
I have been using Anti-cables for a number of years. I have tried a number of different inexpensive cables and settled on the Anti-cables. Not sure what changed but they started sounding very grainy and fatiguing. I kept having to turn my music down. I haven't changed anything for years. So I researched cables. Since I don't believe in spending mega bucks on speaker cables, I ran across a lot of positive reviews for Kimber 4tc and 8tc. I decided on 4tc as I have easy to drive speakers with small drivers. I ordered bare wire, soldered on my spades and gave em a try.
It took a little while for my ears (or the cables) to brak in but I have to tell you everything improved. More musical (warmer? maybe), voices are very present with more depth, soundstage is deeper and wider. There is a lot more separation between instruments. I listen to a large variety of musical styles and have found improvement in everything from folk (Iron and Wine) to R&B, (Mishelle Ngdeocello). I have a wonderful hi-res of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, it sounds quite amazing. I have to listen to everything again now!
This was a real upgrade from the Anti-cables. Highly recommended. I also recommend The Cable Company, great price and service with super fast shipping.