Originally Posted by TRT
With Transparent Cables entry level XLR's at $330 a pair, Cobalt's price is painless to me. I've been reading both of the Integra forums leading up to these releases and so many people have been worried about whether or not the pre-pro and the 8.8 will be up to snuff. Now that the trigger has been pulled by some and contemplated by others, some of you want to put the cheapest interconnects on the unit you can find. If that's the case, what difference does it make how good the pre-pro is? Maybe it's just me, but that's like buying a pair of Wilson WAtt/Puppies, whining about the cost of speaker cable, then connecting them to your Mark Levinson monaural amp with doorbell wire. I'm not saying Transparent Opus MM's are required, but go for a cable with solid soidering at the connect with build quality that will last.
Don't go on an expensive quest that will never end. I already did that. Its a dead end.
If your system is too bright or dull cables are an expensive band-aid solution. Fix the issue elsewhere.
Stay with broadcast/studio cables and let the gullible get taken to the cleaners.
Here are some of the best engineered cables:http://www.markertek.com
then search for product number SC6XXJ
The only upgrade worthwhile (for pencil neck geeks) who can silver solder the EMC upgrade:
RFI XLR connectors:http://www.markertek.com
Star quad cable:http://www.markertek.com