AudioAsylum Trader
Cable Asylum

Interconnects, speaker wire, power cords. Ask the Cable Guys.

For Sale Ads

FAQ / News / Events


Use this form to submit comments directly to the Asylum moderators for this forum. We're particularly interested in truly outstanding posts that might be added to our FAQs.

You may also use this form to provide feedback or to call attention to messages that may be in violation of our content rules.

You must login to use this feature.

Inmate Login

Login to access features only available to registered Asylum Inmates.
    By default, logging in will set a session cookie that disappears when you close your browser. Clicking on the 'Remember my Moniker & Password' below will cause a permanent 'Login Cookie' to be set.


The Name that you picked or by default, your email.
Forgot Moniker?


Examples "Rapper", "Bob W", "joe@aol.com".


Forgot Password?

 Remember my Moniker & Password ( What's this?)

If you don't have an Asylum Account, you can create one by clicking Here.

Our privacy policy can be reviewed by clicking Here.

Inmate Comments

Your Email:  

Message Comments


Original Message

one must break the circuit?

Posted by farfetched on July 31, 2012 at 20:43:21:

I have two alternate sets of interconnects for cdp>preamp>amp. Harmonic Tech truthlinks, and Kimber silver streaks. All balanced.

I have switched back and forth and always go either all HT, or all kimber. It is not really my deal, but several months ago I took a long weekend and listened, and decided the harmonic tech was preferred. More solid, a better midrange, less thin. So away went the silver streaks.

I've gone back and forth before, and never really could hear so much of a difference that there was a striking preference, however.

I was feeling restless, and changed back in the silver streaks all around yesterday. immediately, I noticed an improvement. I *had* been noticing, with the harmonic tech, a kind of filmy or blurry, or almost even distorted sound, but I do not at all want to go so far as to use that strong a term.

The kimbers clarified things, added a marked clarity in the lower octaves, and, less confusion throughout the mids.

I was listening, and had been listening a lot, to a couple Bach piano cd's, and this one lp of a mozart violin concerto, quite a bit, so was using this for my sonic bearings.

But I do not remember the change being this distinct.

Can it be that the interconnect chain between cd player, preamp, to amp, can get grungy in some way?

I could have told, by merely plugging and replugging the same harmonic tech cables unless...

whatever causes the grunge needs to dissipate.

so i'll let the harmonic tech cables dissipate for 6 months, and report back.