Stick with Analysis Plus! You are familiar with the brand and like the sound. Changing brands is a sideways move. If you did a controlled blind test you would be hard-pressed to identify one brand from another!
Looking for Advice of Speaker Cables
I’m looking for thoughts and advice regarding speaker cables. My current system consists of a Prima Luna Dialogue HP Premium integrated amp driving Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE speakers augmented by twin REL T/9i subs. I mainly listen to vinyl via a Dr. Feikert Volare turntable with a Manley Chinook phono stage. I also stream through a LUMIN T2.
Prior to owning the PL amp I had a Plinius Hiato. When I purchased that amp the Plinius distributor recommended Analysis Plus speaker cable so I purchased the Oval 9. I continued to use that speaker cable when I switched to the PL. The Oval 9 seems fine to me but I don’t know what I don’t know. I would like a longer set of cables to do some experimenting with speaker and sub placement. My thought was to move the Oval 9 to a secondary system I have and purchase a new pair of longer cables.
Sorry for the long preamble but here are my questions.
1. Should I try a different brand or just stick with Analysis Plus?
2. When thinking about cables should one think about matching with the amp or the speakers or both?
3. Do cables have a sonic signature? Does the type of music I listen to factor in to the equation?
As stated above, I really don’t know what I don’t know and have never really compared cables before. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts or advice the many experienced audiophiles on this board may have. I don’t want to break the bank but don’t have a clue what I might need to spend to make a notable difference.
Thanks in advance.