Originally Posted by Ejs71
Does anyone use any specific RCA's for the Audio Out to the reciever? Wanted to get some but was stuck on what to get.
I have made interconnects and compared interconnects, same with power cables. Not that I have done extensive testing, but thorough testing. I have found solid core to consistently sound better and minimal insulation to sound better and no shielding to sound better.
Certainly for what I consider great entry level cables, I suggest Audio Quest Evergreen or Tower. Have not tried Tower as Evergreen was the least expensive when I did my testing. They do still have the shielding, and more insulation than I would like, but I have tested them against my Morrow Audio MA-2's which I really like and while the MA-2's are in a different league, the AQ showed just how good they are for the money. I have tested a lot of budget stuff and these are really good for the money.
I have compared the Evergreen to the Blue Jeans Cables which tend to be recommended. I compared againt the BJC 1505F cables and 1694A and also compared the 1694A as a digital cable to others. The 1694A sounded better thant the 1505F as an analog cable, but the 1694A is quite stiff. I found both of these cables to sound rather bad as analog or digital cables. Although they are certainly well constructed. I do also use BJC for RF stuff and eventually plan to try their Ethernet cables.
The entry level (well, the current entry level digital cable is different, certainly name and color, than what I have) AQ digital cable totally blows the 1694A away. Now the BJC HDMI cables are another story. I did compare the series FE againt AQ Pearl and was concentrating on sound more than picture. I do not remember the picture being different, but the sound was slightly to significantlly better for the BJC. The system I was comparing on was not very revealing.
Morrow Audio does make cheaper cables than the MA-2, which I did try. I did not have the break-in done on them and out of the box, they did not sound better than what I was comparing to. I just did not think they would change enough to wait even though Morrow goes to great lengths to explain that they have to be broken in. Mike suggested I try the MA-2 with the break-in service which I really liked and these are my reference cables now. They connectors on mine are different than what is offered now. I recommend them, also. Great service.
I think it would help with your search if you stated what your budget is.