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Balanced Kimber PBJ

I initially used a balanced Kimber PBJ in 1993. Between a B&K Pro10MC and Muse Model One Hundred, that balanced PBJ was under $100. Yet, it was better (less muddy, bulbous, murky, opaque) than the AQ Emerald, Cardas Quadlink, and MIT (sorry, don't recall the name) I had previously been using.

As I would use more and more balanced interconnects, I came to appreciate Kimber's selection of the Switchcraft XLR over the more ubiquitous Neutrik models. The Switchcraft XLRs sound better balanced, with less treble roll-off (a bane of balanced XLR operation).

Incidentally, the balanced Silverstreak and KCAG also utilized the same Switchcraft XLRs. So, once you Cook everything, it becomes very interesting, how the PBJ, SS, and KCAG compare.

By removing distortions, the Cable Cooker makes the distinctions between cables easy to pick out. All cables make changes to signal. But using the Cooker eliminates the guesswork, and lets you decide.


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