Disservice: XLR interconnects

I ended up shelling out some serious bucks and buying Cardas XLR interconnects and connected them between the Luxman C900U, M10X and the hifi Rose RS150B. I am blown away, at the details and just how it bumped up the sensation of just the beautiful musicality..

I have to say, I am no longer in the camp of cables don't matter. In fact, I think folks who say cables do not matter are doing a great disservice to the audiophile community. 


@navyachts ,

The reason I, and Ralph specify the AES standard is that there are many manufacturers who add XLR input/outputs on their equipment without adhering to those standards.

The result might be cables that 'sound so much better.'

When using the AES 48 standard, a specific cable's 'sound' is minimized.

The AES Standard has been used in recording studios for decades.




Welcome! to the Club. Up next, try a Power Cord.


Happy Listening!

I read a lot about different manufacturers of XLR cables.  No one mentioned the Japanese, it's AudioCraft.  Inexpensive and very worthy AudioCraft CX-100 XLR cables.  They are very popular in Japan.  I highly recommend taking a look at them.

I've said it before. It all depends. With my ARC Ref 6 and Ref 150 SE I tried six different XLR cables many on loan from a well-known PA webtailer and throughout a spectrum of price points. At the bottom rung price-wise were Mogami's and at the top were Cardas Clear Beyond. With these two components each IC cable between preamp and amp made a marked difference. The Cardas Clear Beyond was a clear winner. By a mile. 

There are hundreds of Chinese cable makers in China on eBay and Alibaba. With names like Audiocrast, Nordust, Cardost, Kimble, Wirewood, it is too darned funny, really hard to keep a straight face. Reminds me of back in the day buying a fake Hermez silk tie in Manila.