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What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
05/29/14 at 01:14:15
 
Hey gang,

I have a CSP2+ feeding into a Cary Rocket-88. Thinking about upgrading my current RCA IC's.

What attributes do you guys recommend as a good cable to run from Decware pre-amps? Anything in particular to look for? Anything in particular to avoid?

Thanks.

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Re: What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
Reply #1 - 05/29/14 at 01:39:31
 
The Decware Silver Reference are good cables for this purpose. I haven't tried the copper Decware cables, but I've moved from silver to silver and copper combined in one IC and I think these days I might prefer the copper Decware ICs. . .worth looking in to.

For me it's about finding an IC that will have a touch of forgiveness in the high end. This helps me enjoy more of my source material. That's why I moved to both silver and copper and in another system copper ICs. I find that all silver CAN have this forgiveness but at a budget level. . . not as consistently as copper.

I ended up falling for the VooDoo Cable "Evolution" line when I bought a used pair and they were just better than anything else I had heard. I went to all VooDoo, but it wasn't a budget move!
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« Last Edit: 05/29/14 at 01:41:19 by Lon »  

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Re: What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
Reply #2 - 05/29/14 at 13:30:16
 

Steve uses the new, more inexpensive copper ICs in the shop - they sound good to me.

I too splurged and got the silver interconnects. They were a little harsh at first, but mellowed out quickly. I'd heard this is an attribute of silver and was honestly surprised it was so apparent.

If I were on a budget, I'd be fine with the copper interconnects - Steve is pretty detail oriented, and he wouldn't offer the copper ICs if they weren't at least good.
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Re: What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
Reply #3 - 05/29/14 at 13:32:57
 
Initial harshness burned in and away, I had these for years. As my power and front end improved, and especially since the HR-1 and ERR speakers hit the system, the Reference were revealed to be just not quite right for me and my system, so I moved to other interconnects--it amazes me how much power and interconnect cabling can make a difference in a system with clean power and the revealing nature of Decware components and speakers and excellent sounce componentts, blows my mind to hear the differences sometimes.  But as a budget cable the Silver Reference are hard to beat. (MAC made some very good cables also, which in fact I prefer and at times were available cheaper, but they are out of business).
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« Last Edit: 05/29/14 at 19:31:31 by Lon »  

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Re: What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
Reply #4 - 05/29/14 at 19:09:59
 
FWIW, I originally had Signal Cable copper budget interconnects.  Analog 2 version I think.  

I tried Steve's silver interconnects and it was a night and day difference.  The copper sounded dull in comparison and had a smaller soundstage.  

I did have the Signal Cable on a secondary system, but just didn't like them so upgraded on that system to Steve's silver interconnects as well.

I have not tried Steve's copper versions.
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Re: What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
Reply #5 - 06/13/14 at 07:15:17
 
Depends what you call budget. But if you are handy, the VHAudio Silver recipe ICs cost you for parts, but they are really beautiful cables to me. I used the Eichmann gold plated RCAs for mine. They are the only ICs I have tried that I don't really hear. I just hear open and fresh music....not pushed, not lean, not bright, not dark....just right here. I agree with Lon, some of the MAC cables are quite neutral and musical. If you can find some used, they can be very nice cables and pretty inexpensive.

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Re: What is a good budget interconnect for Decware?
Reply #6 - 06/21/14 at 15:25:21
 
Parts Express has had these RCA cables on sale for quite a while now:

http://www.parts-express.com/belkin-digital-coaxial-cable-rca-rca-6-ft--249-168

For the price, I'm not sure you can beat them.  I ordered a couple pair and then ordered 10 more once I saw (and heard) how good they are.  Biggest difference was in the DAC to preamp connection...I had been getting tell tale "digital" noises from somewhere (went away when I disconnected the wireless Ethernet connection/antenna) and these cables totally eliminated that problem.  Don't be afraid of them being sold as "for digital devices", they work just fine for analog sources as well.


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