MIT Z Cord II and a nice MIT Stabilizer MKII for amp......been Spectral user and I still think that MIT is the way to go. :D
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I, too, have a Spectral DMC 20 II ruunning into a DMA 150. I use all MIT cables and ICs(350s & 770s) also. I'm running all these through a Z Center and only use Z Cord IIs for power cords. That's what Spectral recommends, but respected Spectral dealers do too! I'm sure there are better power cords out there, but these seem to do the job quite well and besides, they're quite reasonable in comparison to other cords currently on the market. I'm thinking that if I were going to spend big bucks on a power cord, I'd probably want it to be the one powering my Wadia 850. Does anybody have any suggestions?
IMO, the spectral/mit combination is the result of an economic conspiracy between the principals of the companies, as well as the expected self-dillusional subjectivism of the unfortunate purchasers of these products. i'd advise your trying fim pc's and doing a/b's with the most outrageously-overpriced versions by mit you can put your hands on. better, replace all the mit in your system and reveal how it congests and restricts the sound of which it is otherwise capable. BTW, if carl_eber is monitoring this thread: yes, i have heard mit in numerous systems in very good accoustic spaces, including my own listening room; it invariably manifests a fog or cloud that is quite peceptively removed when replaced with better wire, e.g., cardas, nbs, fim, etc.
Well cornfedboy, pretty strong opionion. I doubt MIT/Specral purchasers are self dillusional, that's such a broad generalization and stereotypical remark that I don't see how your opinion could have any merit. Usually when someone hates a product as much as you hate MIT it is usually more than an objective opinion. There are plenty of happy MIT users like myself who suffer through fog and choking because we are all apparantly self dillusional. The good thing is self dillusional customers get a 20% discount on Wednesdays on MIT wire.
It sounds like Cornfedboy came to his conclusions by comparing MIT to the other mentioned cables. I think Cornfed is being of help by his conclusions. If you don't make the comparisons yourself then I am sure you can be happy with MIT. Do the comparison yourself and I am sure you will come to the same conclusion that Cornfedboy did. I think Cornfedboy's opinion has real merit. At least Cornfedboy did the A B comparisons and I figure that is why he can say what he says.
Brulee, I have AB'd several brands, Kimber, Cardas, Audioquest, and Tara to name a few. I don't get congestion and fog and MIT Z II doesn't "choke" my amp either and I've compared it to other brands as well, Synergistic, Cardas, EEL Ref. If you don't prefer MIT fine, that's your prerogative, but don't assume my taste is your taste.
Hey Guys, I appreciate all your advice relative to a PC for my Wadia and Spectral equipment. Unfortunately, I live in a small town and the availability of the types of ICs and PCs around here is slim to none. I've heard that there's some company that has a library of these types of products and, for a fee, they will rent(loan) them so a buyer might be able to properly compare them in their own system. Has anyone ever heard of such a service?
billspecfoc, I am a Spectral owner/ user since 1996. I used Original Z Stabilizer and Z II PCs for yrs. Recently the upgrade virus has hit me with a Fever. Really did not believe PCs would make much difference. Difference between stock Spectral and Z IIs were subtle at best. But since I have the "Fever" and am making an All Out Assualt on my Retirement System; I tried an MIT AC I on my Z Isolator HD - WOW!! So then I added (2) ZIII cords ( Isolator to DMA 360s ) WOW & WOW !!!
On the WBF site there is a Spectral Forum. One of the members suggests Shuynata PCs. ack is longtime Spectral user and knowledgeable . Best wishes on your journey.
As a Spectral owner who owns some of each model I attest that the MIT Oracle powercords are a remarkable upgrade in my system. The older z cord 2 are very inferior all round. As your sound improves with isolation,eg Equitech 2Q's, and power conditioning, the z cord 2's are virtuably unlistenable. As an aside I would like to obtain an MIT Z Stabilizer 2.