Just curious, doesn't the Krell gear use CAST connections? If so I would think that would be the way to go, though I've never heard it before.
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I agree with the above statement that cast is not that great compared to good balanced cables. The best I can say about cast is they are relatively cheap. I compared many cables in my Krell system (no longer own). My favorite match were a pair of signal cable balanced cables (not the silver). My KCT and 400cx were matched with Nautilus 802s. The signal cable tamed the edgy Krell gear and gave me the best bass. Cardas Golden Reference were the most expensive I tried. BTW a hugh upgrade for your HRX is a Triplanar tonearm. I still can't believe the difference it made. My cartridge is a ZYX Universe. I can't speak to any other cartridge. It basically gave me better everything. Email me your number if you want details.
like i said i listen to rock on VINYL, tend to play it loud, like to feel the music. i have considered synergistic, very pricey. just not sure you get your $ worth or just think you have to spend a lot to get what your looking for. 800d's list $20,000.00 the absolute ref list for$8,500.00(10ft). seems insane. after dicount synergistic, higher disc., 38% of cost of speaker, tough to swallow. any informed advise?
Generally speaking you will get more performance for your dollar by upgrading the system's weakest component as opposed to putting the money into wires. There are exceptions of course.
Depending on your available funds, I'd think about upgrading the tonearm as mentioned previously. Consider a Schroeder and Dynavector in addition to the TP.
Even in mega buck reference systems, I'm not real keen on $8500 wires. You will find folks who disagree.
well obviosly i am a fan. i had kav500 then i moved up to a pair kav2250's and one kav3250. i sold one of my kav2250's and moved into the 600's when i bought my 800d's. very powerful. they supply all you need and more. i love that up front in your face loud rock and roll. some tastes differ but i am quite happy. to each their own. i have never heard the 450's before but compaired to the 2250's there is just more and lots of it. i am in southern nj voorhees ever in town let me know you can hear for yourself.
Koegz - with this system and your primary listening material, I would outfit the entire system with Purist Audio Design Aqueous Anniversary and be very, very happy. Keep the Music Groove on your table however- that's an excellent choice. If you really wanted to spend a BIG bunch of money, you could go with PAD Anniversary cables, but the Aqueous will make that system sound incredibly good.