Analysis Plus Interconnects

Ok, I got my Solo Crystal Oval 8 speaker cables on Friday and after a weekend of 24/7 break in I must say I am VERY impressed. I am sure things will only get better.

I am now considering replacing my Sonoran Desert Plateau ICs with the matching Oval 8 cables. The Sonorans are pretty darn good and replaced some Luminous Audio Synchestra Signatures in my system some time ago. What would I get with the AP interconnects? Who is using them in conjunction with their speaker cables and what do you think?

And as a side note, how long did it take for the Oval 8 speaker cables to break in?


Personally, I noticed break-in occuring through the first 75 hours, then by a lesser degree for the next 75 hours, then levelling off and staying pretty much the same after that.

I also have Solo Crystal interconnects and AP Power Cords...I think this combination yields great results, especially for the (relatively) modest cost, and has great synergy together.
Thanks for your input. How do you like the AP power cords? And what have you compared them to?

I compared the AP power cords to others in the same general price range ($200-$300 per four feet). Admittedly, I did this with the other AP cables already in my system, which certainly biased my conclusions.

I was basically at a point where I liked the AP I was already hearing a lot, so (a) the AP power cords enhanced that, and (b) I probably wanted to like the APs better since I was already so fond of their sound.

I certainly respect Audience cables, the most serious other contender, but to achieve the same synergy I would have probably had to rewire everything in the system to AU 24's. I wasn't too willing to do that, especially since there's no guarantee that Audience makes a superior product to AP...I'd say they're very close, and the preference for one or the other might come down to personal taste/"your gear your ear" phenomenon.
I use the AP solo oval crystal ICs with Oval 9 shotgun bi-wire and found them to sound great. I wish I could say that I've auditioned against a lot of other cables but they were recommended and I've never had a reason to doubt them. I know they do sound much better then the cables they replaced.