Need interconnect advice


Good day all. I need to replace our interconnects, and need some feedback from you on your experience. I am looking for cables that will smooth out out a slightly grainy digital source (mid-level DVD), but am also looking for good detail and quiet backgrounds. The amp is an Antique Sound 2x15 integrated (using Svetlana KT-88's), the speakers are Mordaunt Short 2-way monitors, and speaker cables are Audioquest Crystal. I would like to spend no more than $125 for the pair (.5 meter), and the main quality I'm looking for is smoothness, followed by "blackness" and then bass. Please share your experience and thanks for your time!
aldenruss
The perfect interconnect for your price range and wants is the Millersound Cables. They sell for $119 for a 1/2M pair and can be purchased directly from the company. Give them a call at (215)412-7700 I know you will thank me. These cables are absolutely jaw dropping at any price let alone for $119 a pair!
I would look up an MIT cable. They're not my favorite but they fit your wants perfectly. They are great for tube systems. You'll probable end up around the MIT-330, go to www.audioadvisor.com for new ones.
discontinued AQ opal. will tame the zippy AQ crystal,and seems to beef-up the bottom. ic's out there remind me of a firesign theatre line...fight piles of files with smiles. so much product, so little money. opal/crystal combo works well for me, and won't break the bank.
Look at the Goertz micropurl. www.alpha-core.com
Thanks for your advice and feedback all. Rcreations, I have been wondering if I should try an IC from the same manufacturer in hopes of system synergy. There are so many avaiable by Audioquest, where to start? Any advice on where to look for discontinued IC product would be appreciated...
Thanks for your advice and feedback all. Rcreations, I have been wondering if I should try an IC from the same manufacturer in hopes of system synergy. There are so many avaiable by Audioquest, where to start? Any advice on where to look for discontinued IC product would be appreciated...
A pair of Harmonic Technology TruthLinks (new 249.00 1 meter often discounted; used 150.00 or less) I haven't heard anything substantially better and for the price they are very good smooth cables. Highly recommended and great value.
I also have a spare pair of HT Truthlinks that I use when playing poor quality CD's (mostly older ones). Not quite as detailed as my silver IC's but no slouch in that department either. Very smooth highs and mids with a warm but precise low end. Mine were $135.00 used/shipped at this site. Thanks again Bruce.
If you are interested, I have a few sets of opal 3 lying around, as well as som Ruby 2. both 1m lengths. Email at edward3rd@aol if you are interested. I honestly do not know if they are what you need--AQ is typically a bit more aggressive, but if you want to give it a try......
Do yourself a favor and try Mobile Spec Performance cables. Unfortunately, I don't know where they are sold, but I'm sure that you can find them on the net. An audio engineer here on Audiogon named Sean set me up with a pair to quiet sibilance in my Class A solid state amp. I was amazed at the difference. Just what you need to smooth grain and reduce glare. I now use them on my tube gear as well. Best $15 bucks I ever spent. Yes, you heard right. $15 per pair. I use my old Kimbers to stake tomato plants now. If you don't like them, hell, you're only out a couple bucks.
Issabre what you describe sounds like some type of generic RCA cables for some type of mobile electronic equipment, I know of no high performance audio cable for $15.....Sean is an advocate of Geortz cables, unless this is a different Sean. I wonder what type of RCA connectors can possibly be on a $15 pair of cables, not WBT for sure......can you be more specific of the cable manf., no listing anywhere on internet for Mobile Spec.
Although I qppreciate the post, I too could find very little information for this company. Wouldn't it be great if it were true, but the "maufacturer's site" was either down or not responding to my requests (the site was found using a Google search). As stated under my other post, "smoothing those sibilants...", I currently have some Cardas interconnects on loan and will very shortly have the opportunity to experiment with some cables by Silver Audio and Nordost. The Cardas sure helped, though!
If you would like to try a cable made by a widely respected, reputable manufacturer who is not making cables on a workbench in his basement (you know there's lots of money being made when cable companies come and go within only several months), try the Van den Hul The Second. It is VERY smooth, with excellent bass, total silence between notes, reasonable air and soundstage. No harsh highs, mellow midrange. Even frequency response. Not very glamorous, I'm afraid. If you like music instead of flavor-of-the-month hi-fi sound, you'll really like The Second. By the way, this is a very highly regarded cable in Europe, but they don't spend enough on advertising in US to be popular. In case you don't recognize brand name, VdH wire is used internally by a little speaker company called B&W.
Hey guys, All I know is that they made my Perreaux amplifier sound twice as good with a stunning reduction in Sibilance. When I recontacted Sean in amazement, he revealed that he is a professional audio engineer who works with some big bands and uses these as "sibilance busters". Here's his email: bigfoot1@corecomm.net (I hope he won't kill me for giving it out). I don't know if he's a rep for the company or not, but he can probably hook you up with Mobile Spec. If any of you try these cables please leave your impressions here as I will be interested to read them.
Try Coincident Cables.they are well priced and giant killers.