I used Graham IC-70 Right Angle DIN to RCA and also PAD Venustas DIN to XLR. Different results. Both sound good.
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Right angle or nor depends on the Space you have below the Armboard. With the Raven Armboard you can use both. I use a right angle one for example.
There are lots of choices out there. Depends on the Design (shielded, real Phono Cable or rebranded RCA), the interaction with the rest of your chain, copper...silver....
I made last year a comparison with
XLO Signature Phono
Cardas (their latest at that time)
and a few others I forgot.
The PAD can create a huge soundstage, but I did prefer the airy Speed from the XLO, the Graham IC-70 was another cable which showed a very good balance in all frequencies from top to bottom.
The other ones were much more expensive but didn't show that kind of balance, most were dominant in one or the other area.
When you use the Search here you will find lots of posts about Phono cables.
Hi, all good comments above.
On the right angle vs straight, sometimes this also depends on the cable, the Purist Audio Designs I use has a very flexible 6 inch lead allowing fairly unrestrictive movement and ability to bend. Others maybe more stiff dictating a right or straight for you. I used to have a SME IV.Vi than has a similar din arrangement as your Graham, I used both straight and right angles...
I think the next question is what are you wanting to accomplish? You can spend more on a arm cable than your arm if you want.
In my opinion, they are a critical element of your analog playback chain...and like most things, system matching is critical.
Good luck !
I know it's really expensive, but the Tara Labs GX phono cable is just fantastic! Two friends with Graham arms (and great systems) were so thrilled with theirs that I bought a used one here on Audiogon. It has made more difference than any cable change I have tried. Probably more like changing to a great cartride. It's hard to justify the price,but it will be the last time you buy a phono cable.
I've been very happy with the Stealth Hyperphono cable on my Phantom arm, (right angle DIN). I find it to strike a great balance of being detailed while still sounding full as opposed to strident, (rare in my experience). Very natural sounding. Best of luck with your choice, (there's no shortage of options, that's for sure).
OFC copper has a Conductivity of 100 (from AES=Audio Engineering Society) and is the Standard in Audio.
Technical silver has conductivity 106 (Gold btw. 90)
That means, Silver can carry 6% more information than anything else. This is fact.
But, it can be decreased by the kind of solder, the kind of plugs which are used (cable or Phono input), from the Phono input to the cable ...
Bob Graham did his homework and delivers his Arm with Silver cable inside, his own IC-70 is silver cable...
You can ask 50 audiophiles and you will get 50 recommendations, that is fine, but what you do when from these 50 only 5 made the right decision?
It is better to trust Physics, it can help sometimes :-)