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RE: Help me pick XLR from Pre to Amp

Each make/model will certainly sound different, since the conductor types of each design are quite divergent:

Oyaide Tunami Terzo XX V2 - Bare stranded copper

Nordost Blue Heaven - Silver plated solid core copper

Tara Labs RSC Prime M1 - Bare solid core copper

Have you considered re-teminating your Kimber PBJ interconnect cables with XLR connectors? Doing so might be satisfying in itself, or a least give you a reference point in order to compare each new cable option you might decide to evaluate vs. the PBJ, and would at least give you an idea of how different your single-ended interface is vs. your balanced interface.

It would be an easy DIY project for anyone to do since the PBJ features three conductors that are easy to terminate especially if you choose a set of XLR connectors that feature solderless set-screws. Since the PBJ features their Ultraplate RCA type connector which is rumored to be rhodium plated, an XLR connector that features rhodium, palladium, or platinum plating would be advisable.

This is my favorite XLR connector featuring solderless set-screws offered at the best price found for DIY projects:

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