Please do not turn this into a massive cable debate.
I am one of those people that want the absolute best out of my system. As we all do. And also one of those people who have to save for months to buy this equipment. Sometimes, as in case of the Datasat, get a loan and pay off over 3 years! I have not had a holiday in over 10 years due to my love of all things av / hifi.
So, I want the cheapest components and cables to sound best. But it doesn't always work out that way.
If I could have got van damme to make me up a cable with star quad then I would have gone for that and saved me a good £1000.
And because of my circumstances is exactly why I do not think the bundled cable is bunk. It's very good. Just not as good as the chord cable.
Now my findings are also indirect correlation to a friends who has the same processor but with Datasat amps. We were both super happy with the bundled cable and were both equally skeptical that the chord one would make any difference. But it does. And it is my basic understanding of xlr and its interfeirence rejecting properties that make me run a blind test to ensure bias effect is not in play.
I respect everyone's opinions, be they based on science or experience.
This constant cable debate will derail this thread and put people off. So please, let's not carry on this age old arguement.
Glimmie has put up some very good scientific info and is clearly coming from an advanced school of learning which I can only be envious of.
Myself and Eddor / others are coming from our own experiences.
So please let's just repect this.
This is the last from me on this subject of cables.