I find the Graham IC-70 to be excellent (I use a DIN to RCA; I'd suggest you use the same, rather than a junction box, if you can). The old IC-30 was good but is likely to be bettered by many of the newer designs.
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Thanks for the responses. Dogeatpuppy, I liked your idea of rewiring but it would defeat the anti-skating function of my VPI JMW arm... it uses that wire coming out of the tonearm to supply anti-skating force.
I looked through Music Direct's catalogue for tonearm wires and have a Nordost Quatro-Fil coming after they burn it in for me. I'll let y'all know how it turns out!
After a "brief" period of use (one week and 10+ hours) on
Nordost Quatro fil tonearm cable, I can definitely say it was a worthwhile upgrade. Most noticeable is the increased 'air' and 'spaciousness'...and there is more defined bass, which is really surprising. I can really hear the upright bass plucking now.
One drawback...I cannot stand to listen to the rest of my components now as they are connected using "lesser" interconnects and sound muddy comparatively. The CD player has some Valhalla on the way. The rest will have to wait!