What IC to replace OTA?
I've been a happy user of 47 Lab's OTA wire for the last 4-5 years. I have it in my AC cord, speaker cord and interconnect. As for the interconnect, I fashioned it with 1 lead for hot and 2 lead for ground and using Eichmann bullets on the ends.
The only time the system has improved "cable wise" was when a friend brought over a pair of Ridge Street Audio Poeima speaker cables. These were clearly superior cables I thought. They gave my speakers more air and plumpness which were welcomed additions to my monitors.
However, I have floor standers that sort of overpower my room now, so I am not sure whether these attributes are still what I am looking.
Anyways, my problem is that my IC keeps breaking. I need an off the shelf solution. What IC out there can I replace the OTA ICs with?
I appreciate help from people who previously replaced their set of OTA ICs.
I am looking at Morrow Audio, Slinkylinks, Eichmann Express, and Ridgestreet Audio. I think I prefer second hand though.
My cable philosophy is uniform impedance, purity of material, and less is more in terms of interconnect ends and insulation.