Review: Kimber Kable Silver Streak Interconnect
For me, imaging is very important. I like to hear a jazz quartet as it might appear live on stage--Sax to the front, piano to the far left, bass in the middle rear, drums to the far right. Compared to the Kimber PBJ, the Silver Streaks really pull this off. Of course, it depends on the quality of your recording and the CDP. Right now, I'm using the Cambridge Audio D500SE, which is, admittedly, a bit of a budget player, but it'll do the job for now, and you can upgrade the power cord, which is next on the list. I have found that these cables tend to favor digital sources; I hooked up the SS's to my Project Wood 2.9 TT, and, while the imaging was slightly improved, I experienced some fatigue; it was just a little too hot (this could be my cartridge--a Grado Gold Prestige--but I doubt it. Switching back to the Kimber Heros, running from the TT to the DB Systems reworked phono preamp took the edge off of the presentation w/o losing much of the soundstage. The moral of this story: copper might just work better with analog sources. I should note that I'm running another pair of Silver Streaks from the pre to the Mistral Integrated amp, which is very fast and smooth. At any rate, I am probably preaching to the chior (if musical metaphors are allowed in this forum), but the Silver Streaks are worth a try, especially at current used prices.
Mistral Integrated amp. Cambridge Audio D500SE CDP.
Kimber Kable PBJ, Kimber Hero.