Since I bought the cables used, they had already been broken in, so I can't really comment on the settling-in process for this model. But I can't say that I have noticed any undue brightness.
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It's their second day and they're doing quite a bit better now. For the first few hours, I was a bit iffy on them. Now they're becoming more liveable.
Very musical cables, and they are sounding more integrated. Really world-class musical bass performance - musical tones and emotion coming from the speakers. I hope they keep getting better :)
It's strange, but I find that quality speaker cables are more important than quality digital sources. I'm using the analog outs of a Sonos ZonePlayer, which is not regarded for being a true hifi component. Sounds great through these cables.
I'm sure a nice DAC would help me quite a bit, but I think that if you have a good integrated amp, good speakers, and good speaker cable, you can get away with a cheaper source and interconnects and be fine. This is contrary to conventional hifi nerd wisdom but I think it's true. Bad speaker cables seem to really make the music nasty and add a lot of non-musical artifacts to the sound, whereas a "bad" digital source is still fairly accurate to the original recording and has relatively miniscule distortion in comparison.
after trying the Nordost approach, having SPM speaker cables and the Tyr interconnect, I also flirted with Magnan, Transparent, Audience au24e, homemade wires, don't ask :-) and maybe a couple others.
What I get a kick out of what I liked about the Nordost so much, is still there, the quickness of a guitar pluck, I hate rounded guitar notes, but the really big difference is the quiet they afford, I still can't get over that. They also have a weight that is there when the instrument is there and then goes away when not needed. I am really enjoying vocals a lot more. I also like, that it doesn't move the instruments two rooms away, I know sound staging is a trip but when it sounds so far away, that's not my taste, I like it "closer".
I guess the term more "meat" on the bones goes with these cables, but they aren't lethargic, kind of a goldilocks happy middle, when it comes to harmonics, not too much to loose the leading edge, but not to little so that the leading edge is all that there is. I do like "lush" or harmonically rich music but not (too much) at the expense of timing.
I went to see a Charles Lloyd concert, at U.T and had an LP of his waiting when I came home, I really expected to be let down, but I was actually really pleasantly surprised.
NO it wasn't the live event it was like a mini live event, everything just scaled down, but enough harmonics, timing, what ever other adjective live music has, was there just in a lot smaller doses. and clunkier, which I wish I could describe that better but compared to live music, my system had a clunkiness to it. Still trying to figure that out.
Fun, but not the real thing, but I can live with that.