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    Re: EVOs have arrived!

    I am planning on trying Kimber Select Copper XLR and speaker cables and also Synergistic Research Atmosphere level 3 and 4. Any other good suggestions?

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    Re: EVOs have arrived!

    My local dealer is using Kimber Monocle XL on the Sabrina.

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    Re: EVOs have arrived!

    I think Transparent Audio is another synergistic match. The better stuff can get very expensive.
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    Re: EVOs have arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian05 View Post
    I just ordered some new Nordost Heimdall 2 speaker cables, jumpers and interconnect.
    I've heard the Red Dawn 2 with the EVOs and I think they give a really nice balance (adds a very attractive transient snap/definition) to a fairly smooth sounding speaker. I hope the Heindall 2 will be even better...they are being run in on the Nordost Vidar machine this week and should arrive middle of next week. Anxiously waiting.
    I happen to have Red Dawn LS connected to my EVOs. From CD to Pre to Amp to EVOs, the wires are Tye2,Red Dawn and Red Dawn.
    The EVOS have arrived for 2 month now and I find them very hard to fault,even with my low powered Accuphase amp (30w Class A).

    Wish you great results with the Heimdall cable.
    By the way, 4 bass tubes are installed at the back wall because my room is only at around 3mx4.5m.

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    Re: EVOs have arrived!

    XLR interconnect shootout of 14 cables over 6 weeks

    here is a recap of personal testing i did a few months ago on interconnects. hope it makes for some fun reading!

    i have been auditioning xlr IC's for about 6 weeks now. it has been quite a process. fun and ear opening. i read as many reviews as i could and then borrowed cables from the cable company and a few dealers. the list i tried include:

    group 1: audio quest water
    Nordost heimdall 2 and tyr 2. this group from local dealer
    group 2: cardas clear
    cardas reflection
    synergistic research atmosphere level 3
    silent source
    group 3: wire world gold and platinum eclipse 7
    kimber ks-1116
    kimber ks-1036(rca version of xlr ks-1136)
    MIT sl-matrix 50
    group 4: nordost valhalla 2
    ww platinum eclipse 7 again
    MIT oracle matrix 50 revision 2

    i auditioned in groups and tried to pick a winner before moving to next group. at first i really liked the nordost try 2 but local dealer would not leave with me so i had to remember the sonic signature. group 2 the cardas clear won. very easy listening cable. good bass extension. but ultimately not enough mid and high detail. group 3 initially mit but after burning in seemed to mellow out maybe too much. kimber and ww platinum close but kimber had an edginess and brightness to high's. ww platinum very nice overall but a bit less articulate in mid and highs; some sounds seemed less airy and not so well defined. group 4 i borrowed again the ww platinum out of all cables in groups 1-3 to pick a winner from group 4 since ww platinum lower price point and wanted to compare side by side and not have to remember. i listened to around 12 different cd's that i know pretty well including bob james and earl klugh, earl klugh alone(late night guitar is awesome), diana krall, loggins and messina, pink floyd, duet, cat stevens, grateful dead, nancy wilson, grover washington, norah jones, and several others. the ww was the first to get eliminated; it didn't seem to have the airy detail around instruments but was still a very nice sounding cable. so 2 remain. i went back and forth over the course of 2 days(the local dealer allowed me to borrow the valhalla 2 by leaving him deposit of 1/2 the cable; crazy but i wanted to make sure i heard this well reviewed cable). valhalla 2 had almost too much detail in high's on a lot of recordings and not much low end. sounded thin. the amount of detail almost got tiring and fatiguing. the MIT oracle 50.2 was in a different league. it had just the right amount of detail without being edgy or bright. it had a warmth similar to the cardas clear(maybe due to both being all copper). the bass was very articulate and in control. the mids and vocals just sounded amazing. but the 3 dimensional holographic image was immediately heard the instant the music started. it was like no other cable i auditioned. the soundstage was impressively wide but many others were as well including nordost, ww platinum. but everytime i put mit back in i just sat back in chair with a big grin on my face. i really wanted to like the nordost better(such great reviews especially in TAS annual review issue) but in my system and my ears the MIT oracle matrix 50.2 was the clear winner. i ended up purchasing that cable yesterday and i expect it will remain in my system indefinitely; it sounds that good!! thanks for listening and hope this might help others in their search.

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