Rotel can be a bit bright. The Signal Cable Analogue 2 is a great copper cable for so little money. A real sleeper and will most certainly beat the Monster.
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I brought home a set of Nordost Red Dawns and a set of Nordost Blue Heavens to demo yesterday from my local dealer.The Red Dawns are very accurate but just a tad to bright for me.And the Blue Heavens which are not broke in yet are way to bright.Both are very detailed and if they were not so bright could of been a winner.So the search goes on.Thanks for all the input so far.
Called the cable company and asked for a suggestions for a good used interconnect.Joe recommended that in my budget and with B&W speakers and Rotel gear that I get a Synergistic Research Kaleidoscope Phase2 active interconnect.He said he has recommended this cable to a lot of B&W /Rotel and the buyers have been very pleased with this cable.So I ordered one and will see how it goes.Any thought on this interconnect?
I've tried a few different budget IC's (like Heros, Black Knight's, Cardas 300B's, old Monster Reference A's, Magnet Wire, Signal Cable, to name a few) with my past and present CDP's/dacs, and found the affordable TMC (The Music Cable)White Label's to work best with my current system and for my tastes. Personally, I hate bright sounding systems and many CDP's/DAC's add to bright/edgy sound. I've had these TMC's for 3 years and I keep going back to them after trying others. They won't work for everyone, but they are a "must try" cable. They're extremely stiff, though.
But, as usual, it's all system/listener dependent, and your best bet is to audition a few different types and judge for yourself.
Actually the Red Dawns and Blue Heavens are broken in as when I returned them to my dealer He told me they have been loaned out many time.I just found them a tad to bright with lots of sibilance in voices.The Synergistic Research Kaleidoscope Phase2 interconnects arrived the other day and they did what no other cable has been able to do for my setup.It tamed the sibilance down to almost nothing.It took the lower end and made it clean and powerful while leaving clarity in the upper end.Now when I listen to to rock it is...the only way I can describe it is powerful.And if its jazz or classical every note is smooth ,clear , and flows like butter.Amazing cables.