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RE: Tangram Le' Journey Continues...




How true..., as I'm into 14 tracks now after having placed the gold plated copper Monosaudio AC onto said Accuphase, listening through ( to ) John Coltrane Lonnie's Lament as I type this.

And while I'm able to say without a doubt in my mind, how others see gold plated connectors tors as slow sounding is beyond me, while I'm able to detect a more relaxed | rounder | less hard hitting sound as compared to rhodium or silver plated copper connectors, as well as sense that I've to now readjust the volume levels with each track, where I never had to beforehand, which strikes me as weird, yet I've to assume that by listening to compressed folk or soft rock recordings from the 60s, didn't have the best fidelity or fuller bandwidth or even close to the dynamics we've in recordings since 1970s, or thereabouts from jazz labels like Milestone | CrissCross | Steeplechase | CBS-Sony Japan | ECM | FMP | Enja whom seemingly expanded the dynamic range of what was possible with earlier jazz recordings of said era.

In hindsight it seems as if something is missing with the gold plated ac in place, which troubles me as I can't quite put a finger on it, it isn't like it lacking in any one area or the other, so I'll chalk this off as the possibility of my having become adapted to how the silver plated plug sounds in this particular application, or maybe just fits my ears and system, which are less resolving than yours?, and merely come to grips with said differences and move on.

I've often read the ETI Research Gold Plugs are among the most dynamic out there, which I personally don't doubt, and the Creator knows I love the make of their aluminum shell housing, which is the one area where the similar looking plastic made CopperColour plugs turns me off, much like the NeoTech | Cardas plugs with all those parts rattling around inside, what's up with that?.

The one thing I'll once again take away from this, as I've once again read on more than one occasion is that one does in fact have alternatives to simply buying into the whole concept of it's rhodium plated copper connectors, or nothing else matters!, which I now know is a bunch of BS!, so I'll be clearing out my collection of them, other than the Furutech Banana Plugs which were soldered onto a pair of my SCs, other than that..., like any of us, we've to judge sound as to how our respective ears | hearts react to the sound before us, and ask ourselves does it sound correctly balanced? | am I engaging in the music?, or simply forcing myself to listen beyond the system itself?, for me as a retired person, it comes down to the amount of time I've often looked up and saw how much time was spent actually listening to music, which on average is between 9-13 hours on a good day, when the body allows, as there are times where those power naps serves a body and mind well.

Toss up one shot of said malt for me, as I've always been more of a Courvoisier XO Cognac drinker, yet only two shots on holiday type of guy.

Cheers!.


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