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RSA - since you are retired and have time on your hands can you make a solder joint?
If yes - take a look at ....
I use one with Pure Harmony RCA's, but you could opt for the Copper Harmony and use a copper central conductor which would make them even more affordable - probably around $85 in total.
The Copper Harmony you can order from Parts Connexion
I currently stream up to 24/192 and their performance is outstanding - the best SPDIF I've used to date
Not sure what you mean by "inexpensive", but a couple of very affordable, well engineered cables are those by Blue Jeans Cables and Cable Solutions. The Blue Jeans cables are made with Belden cable and use Canare RCA connectors. They run about $18 for 5 feet. The Cable Solutions cables use Canare wire and RCA connectors. They run about $41 for 1.5 M. The Canare RCA connectors are an important part of these cables since these connectors are closer to a 75 ohm impedance than the typical RCA connector. Like all audiophile wire there are lots of opinions on what makes a good cable, but I replaced a 0.5 M Kimber AGDL with a 5 foot Blue Jeans and it sounds better. The Kimber used ultra plate RCA connectors and was not an optimal length (1.5 M supposedly), so that may explain the improvement. Good luck!
Thanks for all the Idea's. Down to 3 choices.
1. Kimber Kable illuminations D 60 Currently $99.00 bidding at Ebay
Likely to go higher
2. Wireworld Starlight $62.00 at Ebay
3. Oyaide DR 510 Audiogon $100.00
All cables are 1 meter.
I have used the D60 several times and liked it. Does anybody have thoughts on the Wireworld or the Oyaide?
Thanks for all your help!!!!!!!!!!!
RSA - instead of the D60, you may want to consider the Stereovox XV2. It is a newer product made by the same designer as the D60 (Chris Sommovigo), but supposedly with better performance at a lower price point. I use one in my second system and am very happy with it. One is for sale on the 'gon right now for $129 (no affiliation with the seller).
I use 2 AQ coax (spdif) cables, a VDM 5 solid silver .5 meter (used…got a good deal) from my CD player, and a VDM 3 solid with silver in there someplace 1 meter from my streamer. They’re both very good and really sound identical, but the more fancy solid silver one makes you feel better about yourself.