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cgreen
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Interconnects for a turntable question

New to the whole turntable thing in fact it hasn't been delivered yet. Hopefully this week. So here I am looking for cables. I am getting a Pro-Ject Experience and will be using it with a Pro-Ject Tube Box II connected to a Synthesis Nimis integrated. My question is:

Are silver interconnects a good match with a turntable?

I was considering some DIY cables with some Vampire SL which is a solid silver cable but they are a bit pricey at $25 a foot with Cardas SLVR RCAs to terminate. Another cheaper option would be Vampire SCII which is a silver plated copper wire which is cheaper at about $5 a ft. The question is would either of these choices be appropriate for a truntable setup or am I better to just stick with what I have (Cardas Crosslink interconnects) and go buy more vinyl?

Thanks.

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am I better to just stick with what I have (Cardas Crosslink interconnects) and go buy more vinyl?

I actually can't think of a situation in which I wouldn't recommend this course of action.

Cardas is quality stuff. Buy music.

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Re: Interconnects for a turntable question

Good lord, nothing you mentioned is superior to your Cardas. Many moons ago I owned Vampire. My Vampires had bad solder and they didn't sound that great before they started to fail. That was 20+ years ago, so maybe QC has improved, but I'd not chance that vs. just staying with Cardas.

Buy more LPs.

Dave

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Re: Interconnects for a turntable question

I have heard a number of silver interconnects and I have found all of them to be bright, not only in my system but in the systems of others too.

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I have heard a number of silver interconnects and I have found all of them to be bright, not only in my system but in the systems of others too.

That is my concern with silver, but in the past while I have added lots of warmth with a tubed amp and now the tubed phono stage I was wondering if the silver would be more revealing. Thusfar I haven't heard any compelling reasons to change.

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