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In Reply to: RE: Most important? is to listen, and decide. Asking others is a road to confusion. posted by 3+4=5 on July 15, 2017 at 20:23:43
Not that I can't hear the difference. I would have to move equipment to actually try them in different combos. My most expensive cable is shortest. Just looking for opinions to see if it's worth the trouble.
Btw BH, I also have AQ Diamond digital cables which are fabulous.
When I was young, I would buy/make short cables, thinking 'just right' would be best.
Then I found them to be a problem the next time around, when I wanted to MOVE anything.
Now I consistently buy 5ft (1.5 meter) IC. They do cost a little more upfront (like my current IC, 1 meter is $900, 1.5 is $1,200 list price)
The $300 bucks is money well spent when I want to move something around later. I NEVER have to worry about what cable fits where. (some cable companies charge full price for that extra.. so it would depend on the brand too.)
I have a pile of old handmade 'junk' which is all too damn short for most anything. LOL
It is worth the trouble if you hear a difference
Thanks for the responses. The cable between the amp and pre-amp is the short one. AQ Niagara. I put the Colorado in place of it and right away noticed a loss of tonal purity. The Water was better but not as good as the Niagara. So I am going to leave the Niagara there. The Water was superior to the Colorado in between phono pre and pre-amp, and also between Dac and pre-amp. Guess it's time for another upgrade.
All my cables are AudioQuest with CastleRock bi-wire speaker cables and a combo of NRG 4 and 10 power cables. As previously stated AQ Diamond digital cables, USB and SP/DIF rca's.
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