Bonzo Posted August 9, 2007 Share Posted August 9, 2007 I will admit that I have always been skeptical with the benefits of mega-dollar speaker cables, inter-connects and power cords. Something happened yesterday that has changed my mind somewhat. I finally got a chance to do some critical listening to my recently aquired box stock Chorus I's. After a few quality recordings, I noticed some pronounced hissing mainly on lyrics ending in SSSSSSS...... I thought it was very annoying and hadn't noticed that with the Forte's. I swapped the Bob Crites titanium diaphragms from the Forte to the Chorus which did help but only a bit. I should note I do have K-stack crossovers on order. The inter-connects and cables I was using were silver plated copper from E-Ticket cables. I dug through an old box of wires and found two pairs of Straighwire inter-connects and some heavily shielded Monter cable speaker cables terminated with bannans. Forgot I even had them. The Straightwires are .5 meter Symphony II and 1 meter Chours, a coincidence I'm sure, respectively. The Monsters are Powerline 2 plus. I ran the Symphony II's between the Anthem pre and Parasound amp, Chorus to the DAC and of course Monters to the speakers. I fired it all up and PRESTO, hissing gone! I don't know if it was just one set of cables that did the trick or a combination but I was nearly shocked on how this cleaned up the sound, especially the vocals. Now I'm not going to go out and spend a couple grand on better wire but I am almost a believer. I am curious about others inter-connect/speaker cable/power cord combinations and results. Any recomendation on good replacement power cords would be appreciated. Thanks, Mark Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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