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    Re: Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Audioseduction View Post
    I tried a pair of pure silver interconnects several years back and did not care for the sound as it was way too bright for my tast. I prefer copper as it sounds much more natural and musical to me.
    George...Agree it is not for every system. There are many factors where silver could emphasise brightness & fatigue. At the other end of the tonal scale, I've heard systems with copper cable that sound too dark, lacking that crystalline upper frequency sparkle. Again an improper cable match.

    I ask myself what is missing when trying something new with familiar material. After a reasonable settling period 24-48hrs, if it is obviously apparent that part of the frequency range is lacking, then I exclude it. I don't believe in the concept or excuse that a product can sound poor to begin with before it reaches its potential after a lengthy burn-in period. It has to be better to begin with.
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    Re: Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I've had silver cables and found them bright sounding. I've heard some say that over time the silver will calm down and actually really sound quite smooth. I just never heard that in my system. I had Wireworld Silver Eclipse speaker cables, IC's and PC's. Was happy to sell them all.

    I much prefer OCC copper.


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    Mike a year ago we talked about this on the phone in regards to mc275 and the Elipsas. Do you still like copper?
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    Re: Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill13 View Post
    Mike a year ago we talked about this on the phone in regards to mc275 and the Elipsas. Do you still like copper?
    Yes. I would go Ansuz, Transparent or Nordost (for your setup). Shunyata would be a nice strictly neutral choice. Nordost and Ansuz would give you a little more sparkle and bass control.


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    Re: Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    I would like cables that would make my mc275 sound like mc601 when I play rock. I would not want to change the sound of the vocals
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    Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    Ha! Where's BlueMcIntosh? I would TRY Nordost or Ansuz. But if you want your 275's to sound like 601's....uhhhhmmm....sell the 275's and buy 601's. The vocals on my 2500/601 combo is superb. 3D.


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    Re: Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Ha! Where's BlueMcIntosh? I would TRY Nordost or Ansuz. But if you want your 275's to sound like 601's....uhhhhmmm....sell the 275's and buy 601's. The vocals on my 2500/601 combo is superb. 3D.


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    Oooooo! I don't know Mike. I was told to do that before but I think the 275 are special in many ways. Perhaps I will buy 601 but keep the 275s also.
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    Re: Using 99.9% Silver Speaker Cable

    Where's Paul (BlueMcIntosh)? He will know.


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    Update: I did pulled the trigger and bought the Crysta Clear Audio (Magnum Opus) speaker cable that are made of 99.9999% 6N's. These cable are nothing like or close to being "bright" as most people experience. Crystal Clear Audio is right, it's the quality of the silver conductor that makes the difference. Some company claims a 100% silver conductor where it's actually just a silver plated over copper. Anyway, my sound just got cleaner as in clearer, the bass got much better, and soundstage seems like wider and deeper and these are right off the box, they said it will get better and better while it's breaking-in. Here's their web site: Cables Service 4
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