Audio envy - dang!

I usually post on AG when I have an issue or concern, so I’m happy for once it’s to praise a new product, in this case Audio Envy’s IC. 

I use an ARC Classic 60 amp with a Herron 1A preamp. The AE cable went between these two.

I run an ARC Phono pre PH3se from my VPI prime as source.
My speakers are Thiel CS2.4’s

Out of the box a bit bright, But after a few hours that just went to strait up transparent - I mean freaking crystal clear. No tonal aberrations. Smooth, with no etched highs. Voices sound right, Natural. Soundstage opened up, as you might expect when things get clearer.

The best part was how inexpensive they were. They made my Cardas Clear Light interconnects I was using sound clouded by contrast. The Cardas was about x3 the cost of the AE’s.
BTW, this wasn’t “I think I hear differences”, this was “I’ll never use those Cardas in this system again, and where is my IPad, I need to order my next set!”

And that’s just what I did.

@nutty Thanks.  I am considering adding an Expanded cable on my Tube preamp.  Did you get the grounding upgrades on your expanded cables?  

tksteingraber - I did not get the Upgraded Ground. I’ve had my cables since May 2023 so my cables were some of the first production run and hand made.


Glad this discussion kept going! Just ordered an Expanded power cable to try out. Had meant to try Audio Envy cables a while ago and glad I placed the order today. Looking forward to it. Thanks all.

Same here I just placed an order for an Expanded power cable with the ground/braid upgrade.  Cap said it is well worth getting it if you can swing it.  Improves it even more.  Look forward to see how it compares to the Elite 3.  

SP12's arrived and I finally had a chance to hook them up. First, I followed the arrow to the speaker recommendation for a warmer sound and the bass was just too bloated for me. I reversed them and the bass response improved. I'll give them some time to break in and report back with how I like them.