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I just hooked his Pharoah speaker cables into my reference system. After a few hours of play, Holy smokes. They are a match made in heaven with the LSA Voyager 350 wpc amplifier. Tremendous sound stage, excellent impactful low end, great spatiality, etc. These are outstanding speaker cables. The best I have ever had in over 40 years of my audiophile sickness. Highly recommended.
Hi @wideload I too am a fan of Huffman's cables. I have two reference sets of speaker cables in my system:
1) 2 x 8 foot runs of Silversmith Audio Fidelium Ribbon Cables - one to mid/treble, the other to the base
2) Older Grover EX+ full range (to base), and original Empress (Mid/Treble) SC to mid / top
Both are excellent, the Silversmith pushes the mid-range a little more forward in the stage, and leans out the base (not necessarily a bad thing). Dynamics are explosive. Super fast, neutral cable. I really like it. However, with my NuPrime Evolution One Monos (well implemented class D), sometimes it is a bit too much - meaning - not enough meat-on-the bones.
This is where my older Grover SC come in. No loss in details, but better timbre and tone, better mid-base, perhaps not quite as much macro-dynamics, a little more recessed mid-range (not a bad thing), no loss of detail. Sometimes, I feel that the older Grover may have too much mid-base energy, and could be balanced out just a bit leaner... Yes, I have tried running the Fidelium to the top and GHs to the base - that was a disaster. Never combine two brands of speaker cables - it just sounded yukky....
FWIW I use Pharaoh balanced ICs throughout the rest of my system. I am wondering what gains I will hear by upgrading to two 6 or 8 foot runs of full range Pharaoh SC. One to the mid-tweeter, second to base.
BTW, my speakers are Von Schweikert VR 5 Anniversary Mk 2.5 and they really do benefit from bi-wiring with two sets of the same speaker cable. A perfect sound would be the speed and clarity in the mid/top of the Fidelium, but the mid-base of the Grover. Just trying to assess what I get by going up to the Pharaoh speaker cables. Granted, my current set of Grover Speaker cables are a few years old now, and not the latest versions.
Thanks in advance!