try to stretch your budget to $300 or so and buy used Gabriel Gold Revelation ICs you will not be sorry - an amazing cable
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Philjolet, Clio09, Lapierre - are your recommendations based on actual experience with Shindo preamps or are they just regular guesses?
Tholt, I am curious about the same questions. If you re-read the 6moons and Dagogo reviews you will see PHY-HP interconnects, Audience Au24, and some others used with Shindo equipment. Some of the above certainly depend on ancillary equipment. For example the Au24 doesn't work well IMO between a Shindo pre and amp but it worked well with some amps. Almost in all cases the Shindo IC worked better though. Keep in mind - I have very limited experience so far when inserting a friends Shindo into my system and from inserting different cables in his system.
Restock, thanks for making that point earlier. I was wondering the same thing-- general recommendations vs Shindo-specific. I've also gotten 2 direct emails from audiogon dealers smelling blood in the water wanting to sell me their cables. Ill chalk it up to the economy making everyone nuts.
I believe both Aud 23 and Shindo brands are a silver/copper mix, FWIW. In the past, any pure silver cabling I had in my system tended on the bright and lean side, though have not tried silver cables with Shindo. Ultimate Cables, who advertise here on the gon, make a pure silver/copper mix at prices that make you look twice. I started another thread here about those cables specifically, but only got 2 responses. Anyone experience those or other decently priced hybrids?
I may be asking too broad a question, as I realize the answer is largely contingent on the sonic nature of the source and output components -- in my case digital in and class D out; Shindo gear is all tubed. But Shindo gear plays by its own rules (ie sounding best with it's funky stock cord and placed on wood on its own feet) hence the cause for my question. Just trying to make an educated guess with the Shindo element in the mix.
I am using the Shindo IC's with my Shindo. You may want to check out Greg Straley's Reality cables. A friend of mine is using these with his Aurieges. I have not heard them to compare with Shindo but they are rather inexpensive. Another is the Teresonic Clarison cables. They are a little more expensive but still less than Shindo.