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Kiang

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Which is the best interconnect and mains cable and speaker cable you have ever used /tested/ demoed.

I am clarifying the word best as sonically the most accurate, uplifting and honest.

Cost ,whether you may ever buy it , looks etc not a criteria.

Simply want to know what is the best out there.

It would help clarify matters if you also mentioned the most expensive you ever tested.

 

Davewhityetagain

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Chord Chorus

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Speaker cable bit harder

bi wired Chord Odyssey

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Single run Kimber 8TC Van damm pro van den huk cs122 or Magnum

new one I am trying Graves

 

Papa Lazarou

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Best interconnect

Probably Krystal Kables Silver for ic(better than several Chord ones i've used)

Best XLR would be Audioquest Python

Best speaker cable

Chord Odyssey Biwire (although i'd love to try Frank's new cable next year)

 
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Bought direct from the states its just shy of $1500:shock:But that is for for a 12ft pair

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Acoustic Zen Hologram biwire MKII. And yes of course i bought it.
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I'm taking the 5th Amendment and not answering the question on the grounds that I might incriminate myself :lmao:

 

Kiang

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woody wrote:

the ones supplied by Naim work very very well
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So well I've never been tempted to try a replacement.

Which is nice.
If it was me - I may not be tempted to buy a replacement but would take the opportunity to try any others that came my way

Bit like a Mclaren f1 car , I know I would never buy one but would not pass the opportunity to drive one. It would not worry me one bit that the Mclaren is better than my day to day car - which obviously does the job for me.
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Hawk

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woody wrote:

the ones supplied by Naim work very very well
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So well I've never been tempted to try a replacement.

Which is nice.
Quite pleased with mine too, but i have to confess that adamk's chord anthem did make a difference. Might be on my shopping list sometime soon.

In other systems ive got on well with Chord signature, Nordost red dawn, and with chord oddysey speaker cable...

Hawk

 

Boxer

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Valhalla I/C & speaker cable, with Vishnu mains cables.

:minikiev:.

Boxer

 

gasman

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Duvet wrote:

These turn up next week
I hope not, these cables couldnt better Bob Connells solid silver Mithril xlr,s,I done the a/b at Zouch Audio, their saleman couldnt believe his ears and the mithrils are only £150, if people want to pay £600more for marketing and packaging its up to them, they say a fool and his money are easily parted, Happy Christmas everybody.
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Acoustic zen silver reference. Cost
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gasman wrote:

Duvet wrote:
These turn up next week
I hope not, these cables couldnt better Bob Connells solid silver Mithril xlr,s,I done the a/b at Zouch Audio, their saleman couldnt believe his ears and the mithrils are only £150, if people want to pay £600more for marketing and packaging its up to them, they say a fool and his money are easily parted, Happy Christmas everybody.
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Acoustic zen silver reference. Cost
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Luckily i never paid that for them but thanks for your positive comments. Like what was the partnering equipment used and what were the power cables and etc etc. Making statements like that must also contain IMHO just out of respect. You really should explain yourself to give us the fuller picture but just flame a way instead. Don't burn the turkey
 

gasman

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As i said duvet, it was an a/b, cable for cable , i own the Mithril cables and we started off using the Acoustic Zens, i asked the salesman if i could listen with my own Mithril xlr,s and he said no problem and he was amazed and truthfully the Acoustic Zen silver was no better, incidentelythe equipment used was an Advantage cds1 cd player, playing directly into an Advantage s150 power amp through S/Faber Cremona Auditor speakers, i was auditioning the cd player and we used that power amp as i already had an Advantage a300 power amp at the time, The point i was trying to make was the huge mark up some of these manufacturers makeon their products, leaving their customers disappointed when they find out the truth, glad to hear that you did not pay the list price, Happy Christmas, Gasman.

 

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