I just bought a new DAC and had it hooked up with Kimber PBJ interconects. The sound was very good and much like I was used to. I got to experimenting with my old CD player, comparing the old system with the new. I plugged the PBJ in that system while I broke out an old transparent interconnect for the new DAC and found a difference I had not heard before with cable shifts on the same front ends. While I had experienced more clarity in the highs and lows with different cables I had never found a soundstage change.
Playing a CD of quasi celtic music, on a track into which individual singers slowly join the song, I found the PBJ sort of clumped all them together in a small area. One could tell we had different folk singing easily and they sounded great. With my decade old (and more expensive) transparent cable, in addition to the same appealing clarity I was getting with the PBJ, the individual singers were separate sound sources.
This is something I had never heard from a cable change before. Is this normal? If it is, I might upgrade the Transparent cable to their current generation. Anyone have any current experience with this brand?