I've heard the Kharma Grand Reference and Nirvana S-X Ltd. speaker cables, both in New York on Kharma Grand Ceramiques. I didn't hear them on the same systems, though, so please take my comments with a grain of salt. I thought the Grand Refs were quieter and more detailed, but there was a slowness and thickness to their sound that I didn't like at all. Their cost was also prohibitive. The Nirvanas struck me as much quicker and overall more musical. Depends on your taste, I guess. I also heard a specially terminated pair of the Grand Ref speaker cables in a state of the art system out here by me. Again, I thought they were a little on the slow side, but they were very quiet, which let a lot of inner detail pour forth.
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