Have you tried the AZ Absolute Copper? It's a bit smoother than the Absolute Silver, IMHO.
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Just curious, but what leads you to believe that the issue is being caused by lack of synergy between that cable and the DAC, rather than by the DAC itself? Or by lack of synergy between the DAC and something else in the system (such as the digital source or its cable), or between the DAC and the system as a whole?
My first reaction was similar to Al's. If the only thing you changed was the DAC...
Why would you not have heard that same harshness in the upper mids under the old setup? The only conclusion one could arrive at is that the PS Audio DAC was somehow smoothing things over. I would not look to a cable for the fix.
Might be helpful to try another DAC before introducing two new unknowns into the system .
That was my initial reaction as well. However, in his last sentence in his original post he claims that the new DAC does a number of things better than the old DAC. This is very common, rarely is the new _____ better than the old _____ in every single category. Most times, if one likes the new unit better, it's simply a matter of the good that it does outweighs the downside.
Certainly the easiest thing to do is to allow it another couple hundred hours to burn in. This will take only a week or so running 24/7. He may find out he doesn't need different interconnects.