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In Reply to: RE: Wadia Digital Coaxial Cable posted by TrivQuad on February 09, 2017 at 18:00:08
Since I am not familiar with the particular cable, I can only comment on its appearance. The cable may or may not be what it seems, but the rca connectors are nothing special, especially for a 75 ohm digital application, so if it were mine to do, I would experiment by re-terminating the coaxial cable with a high-performance 75 ohm friendly rca connector and termination method. Otherwise, I suggest also investing in a digital cable upgrade, even if you re-terminate the Wadia digital cable, since a reference-quality cable for comparison could be a vital way to evaluate its performance level.
I have some cables I will compare the Wadia to, including Black Cat, Straightwire (Info-Link), Transparent Premium, Nordost Moon-Glo II, Wireworld (several), Cullen Cable, Blue Jeans, Stereovox, Goldmund Lineal, Supra Trico, Kimber Illuminati, and probably others I'm forgetting.
I'm intrigued with this cable because Wadia knows what they're doing when it comes to digital and this is the first I've ever heard about them making a cable.
After comparison with the others, how does it sound?
Since you have many other digital coaxial cables for your evaluation, I'm sure you will have a good handle to compare it with. As for Wadia knowing what they are doing when it comes to digital, not all audio component manufactures believe in esoteric audiophile notions about audio cables and power cords, so I would not expect Wadia to be on top of things as much as one might hope for in this regard. Not to say they don't care about such things, but if the Wadia digital cable was included with the Wadia component, it could be that they intended it to be a better sounding option than a typical freebee cable that is sometimes included in the box, but not quite as high-performance as what a more expensive design might offer. I'd be curious to know how you might find the Wadia digital cable to sound vs. the Kimber Illuminati digital cable in your system.
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