Interconnects for Pass Labs X260.8

What balanced interconnects are you using with your X260.8 or X350.8?

Looking to potentially move on from my Acoustic Zen Absolute Copper XLRs. While they worked wonderfully with lower power amps I had with their plump bass, including the XA30.8, I find them (suspicion at this point) to be too much of a good thing with the X260.8.
What ICs would have the same natural tone but have better clarity and faster bass?

Gear (in my profile as well):

Bricasti M3, Wilson Sabrina, Pass XP22 preamp, X260.8 amps, Audience AU24SX speaker cables. Amps plugged into outlet on a 20A dedicated circuit.

Thanks in advance!


When you move from copper to some of the blended metals you’ll notice an immediate increase in resolution, and the bass will tighten up and won’t be as “plump” I would recommend analysis plus silver apex for a well defined sound and bass at a great value. If you can spend more then go for Nordost. I’ve used several different brands of cables and have settle on these two as working the best in my system. I use a Nordost Valhalla from my amp to pre, an analysis plus golden oval from one of my DACs to the pre, and an analysis plus silver apex to my network player. Cables are very subjective and a matter of taste so it will be what you like in your system. Also there are many others that are fine and I would recommend like siltech….but again it’s what works best in your system. However, if you’re moving up from copper ICs it’s going to have a big impact on the sound in your system and open up a whole new world for you. Good luck. 

@dinov thanks…adding Analysis Plus to the list. Planning to try Nordost Frey 2 and Tyr 2 as well. The Valhalla 2 is out of reach.