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In Reply to: RE: Help me pick XLR from Pre to Amp posted by Industrial on April 29, 2017 at 08:11:33
I only have scant experience with MacIntosh gear, so I am not going to comment on it.
However, I have lived with myriad Simaudio products, since the early 2000s. We have used them with a wide variety of cables, from throwaway patchcords, to the car-priced looms from the likes of MIT, Nordost, and Tara Labs.
The usual cable advice applies:
a.) Before you make ANY cable changes, you absolutely MUST treat your existing cables on a cable burn-in device, such as the audiodharma Cable Cooker (pictured above, treating a throwaway powercord) we have been using since 2003.
b.) You must understand what a cable does and does not do.
c.) If your sources do not do X, Y, and Z, no cable can magically make X, Y, and Z appear.
d.) The very first interconnects we used on our Cable Cooker were at least a dozen various RCA Kimber PBJs. As above in (a.), you MUST get the PBJ on a cable burn-in device.
e.) Balanced XLR is not necessarily better (or worse) than the Simaudio 740p's RCA operation. You will need to compare a Cooked RCA PBJ versus a Cooked XLR PBJ.
f.) If you do want to explore other cables, try before you buy. If your local dealers won't do that for you, expand your network of friends, and borrow from them. And again, (a.) utilize a cable burn-in device.
Go to my homepage, and see all my reviews of Simaudio's 820S, 750D, and Mind 180. These were used with a wide variety of powercords, interconnects, and fuses. You can take all of this experience and information, and extrapolate how they'd work (or not work) for you.
-Lummy The Loch Monster
Yes with the Simaudio 740p. What can you tell me about uncooked Nordost and Tara Labs IC's vs the PBJ.
In the late-00s, I blogged extensively about the Nordost Blue Heaven, Red Dawn, Silver Screen, Valkyrja, Valhalla, and Odin lines. I did report on the use of Nordost's own VIDAR cable burn-in machine.
Over the years, I know I've written about various Tara Labs Prime, Vector, Decade, Air, and ISM products.
Let's not forget; some of the cables we've placed on the Cable Cooker had been in use for up to 21 years. Even with 21 years of use, those AQ, Cardas, Kimber, MIT, Wireworld, and XLO products were only operating at a fraction of their potential. Said potential can be unlocked/realized, with a proper cable burn-in device.
Hint: the old Kimber PowerKord, with the corrugated black plastic outer case/jacket, once you stick it for 4-6 days on the Cable Cooker, is a nice affordable match for Simaudio gear. In addition to the 820S, 750D, and Mind 180 I'm currently working on, we've used the old PowerKord on the 600i, Andromeda, Orbiter, Supernova, P-8, I-7, W-7, Neo 280D, Equinox, and other model numbers I can't remember.
I know, I know, my readers are complaining that I have not blogged much, lately. But I'm coaching girls basketball, which ends soon. After that, I may be able to spend some time on the homepage. Just click on the (A) after the "Luminator," and my AA profile will list my homepage.
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