This past Tuesday I upgraded my 14 year old Audioquest cables & ic's to JPS Labs Superconductor Q cables and interconnects.
The difference was immediately noticeable. The music became much warmer, fuller and more defined. I'm still breaking them in so I do expect more significent change(for the bettet) as I get more hours on them.
I'm using a 1 meter pair ic(rca) between the dac and the preamp and a 1 meter pair(xlr) between the preamp and power amp.
The speaker cables are 8ft and bi-wired to the speakers with rhodium plated spade lugs. I feel that spades give a better connection than banana's.
Were they expensive? Yes. Were they worth it? Absolutely.
Here's a link to the site for those who might be interested:
Congrats on your new purchase. I'm glad you're happy. However,
1) If these cables sound different from your old ones, then either these are defective or the old ones were. Which do you think it is? 2) Cables cannot "break in." There is nothing to "break in" in a cable. It's physically impossible. 3) Glad you like your spade lugs. make sure the binding posts remain tight.
Oh, and back to number 1 and 2 above. If cables DO break in, then what happened with the old ones? Did they go past the point of break in and start to disintegrate? Maybe the energy flowing through them caused little holes in the copper lattice structure and let some of the magic electrons escape... nah, that usually only happens with Bose gear.
Yes I am making fun of your audiophile nonsense. Thus my initial post.
Yea, he's one of those sensitive types who can't handle when I challenge his beliefs with a little science, then sends me a nasty PM for poking holes in his ideas. Oh well, I hope the door doesn't hit him in the ass.
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