Piezo- I've had very good results with long (27 ft) Coincident Speaker Technology ICs. They take three to four weeks to burn-in, but quite good for the money. Goodluck.
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I can extremely highly recommend LAT IC-200 or IC-100 cables for long IC runs. I've personally heard them at 18ft with no discernible difference compared with a 1m run. Very, very reasonable pricing. As for break in, I have found the best way, and the fastest, to break in audio interconnects is to use them as digitals for a couple of days. In fact, you can just connect the two cables in series with a cheap coupler, put between transport & DAC, and just leave the transport turned on for a day or two that way. The DAC need not be on & a disc need not be playing. You'll also find out that the LAT IC cable makes a damned fine digital cable. Not quite as good as mine, though. If you do the same procedure with your other IC's, you will very likely get smoother top end & more open-ness out of them, no matter how well used they are.
The coincident IC get recommended a lot, to the point where they seem to be at lease a must listen. Does anyone have a recommendation as to a dealer who lends them out for a trial. For that matter who is a good dealer for them period. Around my area no one has even heard of them. thanks for the input
You can buy the Coincident IC direct from Coincident (check website; I do not know about a loan for a trial) or from Arthur Salvatore at High End Audio (check high-endaudio website). The Coincident IC takes incredibly long to break in (500 hours) and is a little laid back when compared to other, more-direct (and far more expensive) cable, but can run at long distances (I have heard; I have experience with only the 1 meter length, however).
Piezo, thank you for verifing my belief that dedicated power lines are imperative for good sound. Purchasing those expensive power conditioners and power cords are a waste of money unless you feed them with a good power source. Sometimes they may even be unecessary when good dedicated power is available.