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Re: Can an Interconnect squash Volume?

I'm not familiar with your cables so I can only make a general comment. Since you are not using a preamp, you are relying on (and hopefully enjoy) good impedance and voltage ratios between your CDP and amp. If you border on a poor impedance ratio betw your CDPs Zout and impedance of your amp, then your volume could suffer materially if you are not using very low capacitance cables. Same is true if your CDP's voltage (usually around 2v) is not higher than your amp's input sensitivity.

Here's an extreme example. When I began using a passive TVC (the above issues hold true) I got no sound out of a cheap DVD player via cheap 3 meter ICs. No sound at all except if I placed my ear to the speaker. I built Belden ICs out of 89259 which are pretty low capacitance and...whala...sufficient volume. For my CDP, I use VHAudio Pulsar cables which are very low capacitance. Look for a cable with a total capacitance under 100 pF. If your amp's input impedance is greater than 10K ohm and your CDP source impedance is relatively low <600 ohms (ballpark), you have less to worry about.

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