Good phono Cable for my Project rpm10/grado sonata

Hi to all Audiogon members

I'm very new in analog world so I don't have experience in phono cable yet. Now I’m in a process of set up my analog gear that includes Project rpm 10 with the grado reference sonata. For the phono stage I’ll use the Plinius M 16 built in phonon stage (the amp is the pilings SA 250 mrk 4 speakers are carver ribbon but in the near future I’ll replace the speakers probably to isphone Europe). I prefer more warm & sweet sound and less analytical. I’m mainly listening to jazz & classic but sometimes also to world music and rock.

My previews analog gear was the Thorens 166 mrk 3 and Grado prestige gold with "built in" Phono cable that came with the Thorens (I must admit that on most well vinyl records this cheap set up beat my Metronome transport TIA with the PS audio ultralink two DAC). My budget is around 300-500$ but willing to stretch a little for better cables (Also consider to buy a good used cable).

Anyone out there willing to give me some advice/recommendation on some good phonon cable

Thanks in advance

Thanks Dave,
I think I take your advice and remain with the stock cable atleast at the begining, I didn't realize that the stock cable, good enough (i didn't connect my TT yet).

and for sure I'll write areview after listening to the Rm 10.


Yossie, I've been pleased so far with the stock cable that came with my RM10. You should let your cartridge fully break in before really tweaking.

If you go through with a switch, please write a review for the rest of us Pro-ject owners. Isn't it a great TT? Mine is blowing away all my digital sources, except for my Korg DSD 1-bit recorder.

Yossie04 I can only tell you the experience I had with Audio Art interconnect on my Thorens ..I would assume if you are going to try something else for the Thorens you may need a shielded i/c..Because I am satisfied with the current i/c,I didn't pursue any others...You can check with the Needledoctor...They may reccommend Kimber Cable or VPI . I was just suggesting a cheaper option...I tried a non shielded interconnect and it did hum.......
Thanks Thorman for your advise.
so you recommend me to go and try the audio art you have any other recommendation to other IC.
And btw, do you think i can use any good IC without having hum problem?

Hi Not sure if this is what your looking for but I recently eliminated my Thorens TD 160 ( original ) interconnects and installed some Cardas rca female recepticles on my Thorens.,as to have the ability to use a better interconnect than the problematic old stock interconnects..I actually only spent $100 and recently purchased a pair of Audio Art IC-3 ( shielded ) interconnects and have very good luck with them..Being the Thorens tonearm is still grounded internally i have had no issues with hum and they sound great..I would asume you can have even more luck if your willing to spend more money,but considering the age and the performance level of the elder Thorens,this is an option for you..Also very nice people to deal with..........