Interconnects matching


Hi audiophiles, looking to possibly upgrade my interconnects and I’d love to read your recommendations. All my gear is listed in my profile but here’s a summary:

Speaker cables: Zavfino OCC Nova (love them)

Power Cables: Acoustic Zen Tsunamis and Shunyata (love them)

Interconnects: Chord Crimson and Cobra (looking to upgrade)

The interconnects have served me well for 10+ years but it’s time to upgrade, and I’m thinking OCC copper.

Budget is about $200 for each pair, 1-2 meters long.

Need RCAs x 3 + USB A-B digital streaming.

Naturally, I’m looking for the same brand for all three.

Thank you in advance,

Charlie

teh_chucksta

Jump on all PURIST ASAP!!

You might be able to find Shunyata Venoms at that price point used… they would be a great choice.

 

Naturally, I’m looking for the same brand for all three.

Naturally? Why? I could see this being the case only for buying more of one already known to be good and what you like. To buy three unknown all at once seems a good way only of tripling risk.

Even though you know you love your Zavfino speaker cables that is no guarantee you will love their interconnects. I always take components one thing at a time. 

I just changed to 99.9999 copper with the confidence of locking rca connectors.

To the extent Zavfino has a “house” sound that’d be an obvious choice.  I’d highly recommend AZ Silver Ref but they’re outta your price range even used.  Best of luck. 

 

 

Naturally, I’m looking for the same brand for all three.

Naturally? Why? I could see this being the case only for buying more of one already known to be good and what you like. To buy three unknown all at once seems a good way only of tripling risk.

Even though you know you love your Zavfino speaker cables that is no guarantee you will love their interconnects. I always take components one thing at a time. 

Seems to be a trend now to have LOOMS.

All wires and cables in one brand.

I do this because I am OCD.

I believe you should give the Zavfino interconnects a try. Specifically the Fusion.

@soix @lak @elliottbnewcombjr  Definitely considering Zavfino (makes sense right?). Appreciate the input.

@teh_chucksta - Definitively a +1 for the Zavfino

Especially if you go with their UP-OCC copper (as a minimum).

UP-OCC copper is more articulate than the other coppers (e.g. OFC) used by many brands.

This translates to improved details, clarity and image

But take a look at this thread - there are members that will make them for you

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/duelund-conversion-to-diy-helix-geometry-cabling

 

Good luck with your quest - Steve

 

Once a hot topic, Gabriel Golds are very good and I believe the maker has a few demo pairs up that will fit in your budget.  Check the search box for old threads with high praise.  

@williewonka excellent recommendation. Thank you.