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In Reply to: RE: Raw was perhaps the wrong word to use posted by Frihed89 on May 28, 2012 at 03:04:26
...based on your observations and comparisons. In my particular setup with a Gaincard it would seem that the Crimson IC's might not be the best match. The AN-Vx IC's push it a touch too far toward the analytical with some recordings, yet on other recordings they sound just right.
Maybe Lexus? I wouldn't call the Crimson analytical. They sound natural.
Observe, don't think
I'd love to try the Lexus IC given my very positive experience with the Lexus speaker cables. In the meantime I think I'll experiment with a minimalist DIY copper IC and see if I like the results.
In a sense, Crimson is minimalist copper. Lexus has 50 strands (!) of copper. Lexus is the warmest, richest sounding Audio Note cable. If you find Vx clinical in the least, you will likely love Lexus. The sonic difference between Lexus and Crimson is that the former sounds thicker, fuller, richer, less informative. That said, it is very good stuff that makes many folks very happy. It is especially good at taming bright, lean systems if that's what you want or feel you need to do. But it does hold a good deal of what's on recordings back. It has a tendency to do the blending that some of us prefer to do with our own ears. That's its trade-off. It's a comparison worth making.
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