The truth-link is a good choice. You should also try the HT Pro-11 or Pro-9. The other alternative is the NBS classic series. Good luck.
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i have not had experience with some of the other cables mentioned but i own two cables which i think would smooth out your sound while remaining detailed---the audioquest type 2 and the stealth premier copper--the audioquest is very cheap unterminated as well as terminated-i purchased mine terminated from audio advisor.com--the stealth is much more expensive and is compared by the manufacturer to the cardas golden cross and can be found at stalthcables.com i beleive-sometimes youll also see them at auction here on audiogon.
Cornfed raises a good point; your brightness may well be considerably upline. There are a lot of other avenues to explore; you may or may not have done that? Please refer to my recent post regarding a member with harshness complaints: I offered many suggestions there which may be applicable to your situation as well...
Although I've never heard Cardas speaker cables I would consider them based on reputation. I own a pair of Golden Cross interconnects and they are very warm.
I also own a biwired pair of Analysis Plus Oval 9, and yes they are very warm too. They have the added bonus of sounding much fuller than most silver cables.
Here are the other sources in my system: Rega Planet CD via truth-links to a Continuum Audio Window pre (built by Coda/Innersound) via truth-links to the SFS-40. I don't think it's the Window, I can't identify any sonic signature to it other than "neutral". Ears more trained than mine will call the Planet digitally harsh, but I find it to sound very dithered and somewhat analog-ish. Great suggestions everyone, thanks so much for posting.
Hello Kt 88. My system is totally different now. Love what I'm hearing. Still running the Planet and a Heybrook TT2 table, a DIY passive pre and a pair of VAC PA160 mkII's, through Mirage MRM-1 Reference Monitors. Still running Truthlinks, switched to a pair of Transparent Super Bicable XL's. I'm now listening in a nearfield position and it's soundstage city. From your user name, I'm guessing you prefer the sound of kt-88's. I'm in the same boat. My VAC's can run several different output valves, but the kt-88's are my favorites so far. I've tried el-34's, 6550's and kt-90's. None of them did it for me. Later this year I might try some 6L6's. They are inexpensive, as they are typically used in musical instrument amps. I'm running Golden Dragon kt-88's, but want to try the JJ Tesla kt-88's. All in good time.