Lak:Been a while but I finally finished switching over to a full set of Anticables ICs and PCs. I am very pleased with the results. The top Anticable ICs were for me clearly better than my SR Tungstens right away when I swapped those in first. The Anticable PCs had more detail and much more bass but could could sound rough and dull at times.
First the new PCs produced too much bass for my relatively modest sized listening room and second I needed power conditioning which I had taken out of the system. The bass needed to be controlled by a combination of techniques. I had to reorganize my listening configuration, use some more traps and panels etc. I pulled my speakers in from the wall closer to me along the lines of the room/speaker arrangement suggestions posted online by Cardas.
And as I mentioned there was also a lot of grunge from the dirty power in my apartment outlets, so I had to bring in some power conditioning - I went the balanced route and sold my SR MarkCell 3. I now have a pair of used but superb BPT balanced conditioners. I use the bigger one to power the integrated VAC amp as well as the smaller second BPT in series. I use the second BPT to power my digital front-end and the SR tranquility bases and FEQs. But at the end of all this reorganization and buying/selling etc I now have magnificent sound. Into the bargain I have also learned the virtues of Stillpoints ERS paper in BPT power conditioners, around the fuse box in my apartment, and in my Berkeley Alpha USB converter.
So, yes, I am a big fan of the Anticable products. I had not realized it was going to be quite so complicated to switch cables, but overall it was fun and an interesting learning experience getting through the changes I had to make. The sound I get now is far superior than I did before. I made many tweak type changes that would have benefited my old system too, but I am confident that a very big part of the credit goes to the Anticables products.
Whew, that was a long and overdue response! Thanks for your advice along the way.