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Dueland interconnect review (Long)

This is a review of the assembled Dueland interconnect sold at Parts Connexion. It is the shielded connector selling for $269. I am comparing it against my reference Beldin 8402 interconnect
Now how to explain the sound of an interconnect? I discovered a clue in an interview with the late Glenn Gould. He was comparing Vladimer Horowitz with Sviatslov Richter. Gould said after a horowitz concert that everybody was talking about his octaves, Dynamics, speed and delicate touch. After a Richter concert everybody spoke about his Beethoven, Schubert or Brahms. Horowitz was described as a technician, Richter as a musician. I realized that is how I describe systems and components. A technical system vs a musical system. Of course there is some overlap but it holds up for me. I see myself buying components that sound musical to me. Tubes, not solid state, Shindo preamps, multibit (ladder or R2R ) dacs like the Audio-gd dac, Western electric speaker cable and Beldin 8402 interconnects. The beldin interconnect was the first interconnect that gave me a strong musical presentation The Dueland is even better. What do I mean by a musical presentation. You play some recording and you feel as if a performance is being created for the first time as you listen. You are unaware of highs or lows or dynamics or transients. Just a strong emotional connection to the music. All the detail is there but it sort of is in the background. I highly recommend this interconnect. You can buy the wire and make your own if you desire. Get some bulk Dueland cable and make up some speaker cable and interconnects. It is a transforming experience. I hope this makes some sense? At the link search under terminated wire Dueland or bulk wire Dueland

Edits: 02/17/17

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Topic - Dueland interconnect review (Long) - ahendler 19:57:23 02/17/17 (29)


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