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OK, then I'd stick with the Transparent if I were you. ESPECIALLY until you've heard them with the JM speakers -- it should be a great combo. The only others you might like just a little better (meaning they might be a little more neutral) would be Purist Audio Dominus ($$$$) or Venustas ($$) but you should try before you buy -- use the Cable Company's audition service.
Yeah I have heard the T&A equipment with Transparent at my Wilson Dealer Nice Combo. Pretty amazing stuff, too bad the German's just don't know when to change the name for the US market... it's great watching women's reaction just to the name plate.
Try to go with the Newer MM Tech versions even if you have to go a step down it is really a step up from the with XL tech (you will especially notice this on the top end of your speakers.)
TRANSPARENT is the best power,interconnect/speaker cable I've heard. You have a very fine system. The mm models, that's the current cable is better than the previous one. All have been worth the price. They are sometimes on Audiogon. When I see a lot of a company or product on Audiogon I always wonder why. Transparent isn't seen alot.
Good listening, PH
I have recently tried several different balanced ICs - top models from Fadel Art, AudioQuest, Cardas, Nordost and Transparent Reference w/MM.
Fadel Art Coherence was the best one - the most organic, natural sounding - very coherent indeed.
The close second was AQ Sky - almost as good as Fadel, but a tiny bit brighter on top and not THAT smooth. Skys are the cables I'm using right now, but I will probably switch to Fadel Coherence.
The all other cables I have tried, were more or less problematic. The Nordost was too lean in lower midrange, Cardas was simply not transparent enough, and Transparent was not harmonicly correct (which was a big surprise for me). Transparent was also twice as expensive as Fadel.
Fiddler, I know, I saw those pics a couple of years ago. More "humiliating" than "illuminating" I'd say!!
One can only hope they've gotten their act together since then. Nevertheless, many people who are (financially) in the Purist-V.Dynamics-Siltech-MIT Oracle league swear by the top of the line Transparents. I've not heard them in my current system.
On the other hand, I still use my old MIT 330s for secondary purposes sometimes and they're really good.