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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    And how do they compare against other (slightly cheaper) offerings such as Shunyata Sigma NR?

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    AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    And how do they compare against other (slightly cheaper) offerings such as Shunyata Sigma NR?
    Night and day. The AQ’s are highly transparent, resolving and dynamic. The Shunyata’s are dead quiet, black backgrounds, with a slight warmth in the lower mids. Smooth on top. Cables are all about synergy and matching with a system. I frankly don’t think one is better than the other. Shunyata in my home system is just what the doctor ordered for my horns: low noise, meat on ‘dem bones, smooth on top. On the MBL’s, Magico’s, Harbeth’s, it comes down to personal taste, with some choosing the characteristics of the AQ - transparent, dynamic, resolving and others choosing the characteristics of the Shunyata. One is chocolate, the other is vanilla.

    The MIT we leave as another great pairing with Magico. Strictly Magico. Love the 2C3D cables on the M2’s!!
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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Night and day. The AQ’s are highly transparent, resolving and dynamic. The Shunyata’s are dead quiet, black backgrounds, with a slight warmth in the lower mids. Smooth on top. Cables are all about synergy and matching with a system. I frankly don’t think one is better than the other. Shunyata in my home system is just what the doctor ordered for my horns: low noise, meat on ‘dem bones, smooth on top. On the MBL’s, Magico’s, Harbeth’s, it comes down to personal taste, with some choosing the characteristics of the AQ - transparent, dynamic, resolving and others choosing the characteristics of the Shunyata. One is chocolate, the other is vanilla.

    The MIT we leave as another great pairing with Magico. Strictly Magico. Love the 2C3D cables on the M2’s!!
    System synergy is the key and as you said very subjective.

    Personally , I’ve had great success with Shunyata on power and MIT handling interconnects and speaker cables.

    Speaking of MIT cables and Magico Is there a technical reason why the pairing works well ?

    I’ve asked that question to both companies and they kinda deferred to each other.

    I’m thinking it has something to do with sealed cabinet speakers and networked cables.

    But, I’m not an engineer.

    I’ve heard MIT on another sealed cabinet brand and the preferred MIT as well on that speaker.

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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The MIT we leave as another great pairing with Magico. Strictly Magico. Love the 2C3D cables on the M2’s!!
    Not elaborated as 2C3D, but MIT EVO One speaker interface on my S3s is superb. I’ve used middle of the range Siltech, Nordost and Transparent before, but MIT EVO One was a revelation in my system.

    https://mitcables.com/product/evo-on...ker-interface/

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