Transparent Musicwave Reference speaker cable


Hi Guys
I have a set of these cable with a low serial number -0816
this i assume is a mid 90's set ?
I use a Musical Fidelity Kw - 500 with Marantz Sa-11s1 cd player , Triangle Lyrr speakers and Kimber Select Ks 1011 interconnect. The sound is very accurate but seems that the dynamics seem a bit compressed as if the follow through of a drum hit is held in a force field , i tried another pair of all copper basic speaker cable and the result was that the dynamic impact returned but also less clear/accurate.
The Triangle Lyrr speakers are near new and i have read that break in can be a long process but the change in dynamic sound when i tried the other copper cable ( just cheap cable from a electronics store $4.00 per meter ) made me think its isolated to the Transparent Music Wave Reference ? it appears from the Transparent site that i have a early model set as there is a xl model as well . I am new to Transparent and love this cable , i could not afford new so second had was a nice way to go. Anyone have some info on the sonic signature of earlier Transpaent Reference cables ?

Cheers
Phil.
Tasmania.
Australia.
Australia.
steam3642
Hi, I'd email Transparent with your serial #'s. Those networks have settings at certain levels (like your reference)...if your using a model built for tube amp and your using solid state...some things won't sound right...

Sorry to ask this...but the Transparent cables are directional...do you have the arrows on the networks pointing in the right way? (towards the speakers?)

Also, I'd be careful making a conclusion before something is fully broken in...it may change and you like it the other way better soon...
When contacting Transparent, ask for Brad. He is very kind & helpful.
Hi Guys
Thanks for the reply's and info , i checked the cable and the arrows are pointing in the direction towards the speaker , one thing i did leave out is that due to the spade connectors being to large to attach to my speaker posts i have had to connect screw on banana plugs , i am not sure if the extra connection would have a significant effect on the sound ? The speakers are quite new so i will let them run in for a while and see if the sound changes .

Cheers
Phil.
Which sound you want your system to be? That's the most important. Transparent is very good cable for Dynamic, warm and detail but not on all of them. I have a pair Transparent Reference MM and they sound very good to my system.

A friend of mine have very similar system as you have. He bought a pair of MusicWave as well and he put it on the side just after 2 days of used. MusicWave is a lit bit too bright. Specially when you play some of High Vocal Sound, It make you feel sick of the music.

For your system, I thick you should try Harmonic Technology Pro 9 Reference SE cable. It will make dynamic tight base and fix the sound of your KW-500 to be more neutral and soft because what I think Musical Fidelity is too thirsty on the music.

Hope this will help you for the choice.
The other thing to consider here is transparent has a GREAT upgrade program...the newer cables are SIGNIFICANTLY better...plus you can get the termination you need...just something to consider
Hi Jfrech
Yes the upgrade option could be the answer although the price might be another story ? Any ideas on what the price would be in regards to say upgrading my Reference to say the Reference MM2 ? Is it just the filter box that's upgraded ?

Cheers
Phil.
The one you are looking for is musicwave reference. And Reference MM2 is different and big step. I bought a pair of MM last year $7000. I'm in Australia too Phil ^^

Trust me find the Harmonic Technology reference tweeter or Schweigerdt LS1 Super. They will make your sound much improve than Transparent MusicWave and cheaper.

I just hook up the Schweigerdt LS1 Super to try out and can't say how $2000 brand new cable can do more than $7000 2nd did. Speacially, the cable i got is trailer mode from a friend of mind is dealer of Horn speaker in Melbourne. So the release would be much better now.

Hi Misterldk
Thanks for the info , looks like Audioactive in Melbourne is the distributor for Harmonic Technology , will give them a call and see what they have . Thanks again for the info much appreciated.

Cheers Phil.

Sorry the distributor is Advance Audio Australia

Cheers Phil.
Hi Phil, they whole cable is upgraded (really swapped out is a better word)...so you won't see you current cable again...the conductors, insulation, connectors and networks are new...usually the price is 70% of the retail of the existing cable taken off the next cable up price...