Swap the interconnects (L>R, R
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For some reason my post didn't all come through.
You could cross them and see if the image shifts from left to right.
My original thought was to swap the left and right ICs, but not cross them. See if the image shifts.
Also, be sure the directional arrows are pointing in the right direction, and the locking barrels are tight.
I was changing speakers, i move from a triangle celius 202 to a pair of tyler reference monitors. This is due to my new room that is too small for the celius. I try a lot of acoustic treatments until I gave up. Then I listened the Von Schweikerts VR1 in the small room and the sound was terrific compared to the celius. So somebody told me that If I liked the VR1s I would love the Tyler Reference Monitors. Then I bought a pair and they arrive in 10 days. Today when I was in the middle of the test with the Z squared cables my audio salesman arrive and took the celius to the store.
So, I will continue the break in process with the tylers in 10 days. i will let you know.
Boa2, do you know what the deal is with the Zsquared cables...are there diffent flavours of these interconnects? The Z squared interconnects posted on the "official" Z squared website ( www.Z2audio.com) appear to be a completely different cable then the Zsquared interconnects posted at:
I believe the oregondv is a distributor for Z Squared audio ...I'm confused. Are they different cables?... if so, which one's are you recommending
Thanks Boa2! I recently purchased a couple a sets of these interconnects ( in large part due to some of your previous posts) and couldn't be more pleased with the results. To my ears, they were real improvement over my SC ana2's interconnects. The bass on my Soliloquy's are tighter and the high's are smoother and more extended without a trace of glare.
Boa2 and others .
I own the Z squared , and own or have tried many others. I own Kimber Select, HMS Grand Finale, Acoustic Zen Silver, Cardas Golden Ref, Electraglide.
Once I tried the HT Cyberlights P2A (with battery pack )with my APL 3910 direct to my Amp all those cables sound closed in.
Again, just my opinion that I wanted to share.
If you really have absolutely no image and have a DVM, you might want to test the cables to make sure that one of the cables isn't wired wrong. If one channel is out of phase that would destory your image. It's not very likely, but manufacturing mistakes can happen.
I have two pair of these used between my preamp and amps in a passive bi-amp arrangement and the image is very good. The Z-squared cables sound clean and I don't recall any significant improvement after a breakin period. They were very good right from the start with no compression of the image at all.