I borrowed some of those from a friend. Its a decent cable. If you are willing to look at something else, try a JPS Labs Digital AC-X. Its a much better cable.
11 responses Add your response
What cable are you starting with on your sources? I have the Shunyata Venom 3S on my Jolida Tube DAC 2 and I didn't really notice a difference in sound in my system. It may be due to the cable I was starting out with. I still had a quiet background with the Shunyata Venom 3s in place. Before the 3S I had a 12AWG OFC copper Atlona Power Cord that I was using on the Jolida DAC 2. I replaced that with the Shunyata Venom 3S as it was A LOT more flexible and not as heavy as the Atlona.
If you have an 18 AWG or 16 AWG stock power cord for your DAC I would opt for the Shunyata Venom 3S.
Shunyata do a digital version for each step in their cable line. A Venom Digital, a Viper Digital e.t.c
It's possible the only distinction between the Digital and Amp variants is the wire gauge size.
Anyway I am interested to try them, they have some scope shots showing a cleaner AC wave form using their higher end cables, and they have patents pending on a unique dielectric polarity technology that apparently is what gives them and edge.
I just installed the Venom Digital power cord on my PS Audio Perfect wave DAC and it sounds really good. About 200 hrs on it and I have heard that it will "settle in" with even more hours on it.
I had a Shunyata VTX ( popular a couple years ago ) on it previously which sounded good too. But with the new one, there was a noticeable improvement. A "clearer" sounding midrange and top end. It was like going from a small amp to a higher power amp, not in volume but just the sound or more clean power if that makes since. Ironically I had started with a Transparent Ref power cord. A much more expensive cord and a very fine one but.... it sounded weird on the DAC. The image just seemed lost.
All this to say that, unfortunately cables do make a difference, and certain ones are better matches with certain systems.
I have Mac 402 power amp and Wilson WP6