Thanks , I'm glad you see where my concern is !
Tho please feel free , that's all I ask..
No rules or playing safe here because playing safe might just be a very costly bet for me , I'm starting to think..
Have you tried mixing SR with the Aluminata's , do they love or hate each other?
(Excuse my horrible english)
Sorry for my long noobish note.. ;(
I'll tell you this , i first did try a Shunyata Diamondback and it did wonders on my system , it introduced me to great sound staging (weather true or fake , it was a splash , I could point where the drums were , I could tell how far or close the mic was from the singer) but all that drove off the bridge @ higher volume with my sold integrated/notes were just too harsh epically @ higher Db and since my speakers are almost always played loud , I became picky and returned it to the store after finding out about the many better ones available !!
Pig I am , plus the dealer was an arrogant swine too.
I turned to the internet , long distance !
Bent on getting cables that could handle higher db's on my system without fail , I started doing my own research..
I bought 2 tester Shunyata Venoms and those were far worse on my system , plus it lost all the qualities that were present in the Diamondback !!
Wasted money there I did..
So the only most neutral/safe sounding option seemed JPS !!
Now I tell u , as amazing as the cables are..
I'll admit , believe it or not , I preferred music staging till @ specific volumes with the Diamondbacks !!
Yes those dirty cheap cables did something magical which my extremely expensive cables didn't , tho the very expensive Aluminata's did nothing wrong !
My Aluminata's are amazing in a completely different way , nothing sounds wrong on my system , movies are a blash , I think these cables are the perfect cinema cables in my view/guessing , since it makes everything sound larger more powerful effortlessly , while maintaing smoothness !
Mids are adequately sharp but smoother higher frequency range especially !
But!!!! for music , I think it doesn't have the fantasy like experience that drove me to spending so much money..
I feel like things could be alot better in the lower frequency range , like I'm missing the radio/record player effect in classic songs like a rust of layer is still waiting to be discovered , I feel the Aluminata's work on the bass response more) , Yo-Yo Ma's tracks (drumming) feels a wee bit less immersive/convincing then it did compared to the very cheap Diamondbacks.. music just doesn't feel like I'm flying through it !
The Aluminata's are amazing dont get me wrong , I'm looking for that through the Aluminata's still (maybe a really high end power conditioner) I want to vastly expand on some of that magic in sound-staging/holographic feel and a cripier lower field..
I want the best of both.. got my self a cheap conditioner for trail and it's added a 3d effect but it still doesn't throw me through into the music..
I'm slightly worried that even after spending extreme amounts of money on the speaker cables I may still be leaps apart from getting there !
Then when I read stuff about SR Tesla , it feels like it does what I've been looking for but since I've already told a friend that I'll buy the Aluminata Speakers from him..
I'm numb now..
Again if I have two Aluminata Cables (PC,IC) it's still something I can keep and not feel bad about , plus it leaves me room to buy into a different loom of cables but having speaker cables worth both the price of PC+IC combined while bring nothing new to the table is going to hurt like hell...
I keep telling me self that maybe if I add the Aluminata speaker cables , this just might pop solving my demands in music.. but then I'm like if it hasn't done that already then it would be safe to assume it wont..
That the refinements added would be a further sharpening of what I already have , better bass , smoother , clearer mids a wee bit more on dynamics but still non of the life like experience I believe I could or should be getting in music..
Probably a noticeable gain in my cinema world but nothing worth dying for in music..
I hope no one buying the Aluminata is turned off by anything I've said , I'm quite numb in the head actually or am probably over stressing obsessing over certain things or maybe I've just got wrong ears/bad taste or even imagining things wrongly !
I know I'm not going to go wrong by getting the Aluminata Speaker Cables generally speaking , since it's amazing in it's own right and a safe way forward in anysystem !
But are there more chances of getting what I want from those or the SR Tesla's ?
Assuming of course !!!
Then comes the question , would getting the SR Tesla cause a mismatch ? :S
Again I'm very sorry for my crappy english and uninteresting long note.