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In Reply to: RE: I have the Gold... posted by RadioWonder on December 17, 2016 at 16:25:05
I can't comment on speaker cable.On power cords ,I noticed this:"gold" had a more than lovely tonality and warmth to it.It was very appealing.Once I heard the rhodium,I realized what I had to give up to gain those two qualities.
The rhodium was better balanced,better top-end.The other sounded somewhat smeared.But,oh that midbass.
Its' only when you do back-to-back comparisons that these details make themselves evident.
I suppose that I could have been happy either way.It usually comes down to personal preference,equipment and room.
Very interesting Tom. I believe I am hearing the same qualities in the Rhodium spades as you described. The midrange and treble are really nice--fast, detailed, and fully extended---but the bass is slightly lean although tight and detailed. I would like a bit more warmth but I don't want to give up any of the treble speed and extension to get it. By the way, the spades in my case are on jumper cables for my Spendor speakers, not on the speaker cables themselves.
"but the bass is slightly lean"
Wondering if a larger wire gauge might have a positive effect here?
I doubt it. The jumper wires use a 12g wire (silver-coated stranded copper) which is not lean sounding by itself (no spades).
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