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diy digital incon shootout.. ANOTHER RESULT!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by StooMonster, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. StooMonster

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    Mark Grant's excellent digital interconnect

    I understand that Mark's cable is made with a pure silver plated core and shield coax -- very, very similar to BetterCables.com ;) -- and is terminated with crimped Canare RCA plugs.

    Upon receiving the interconnect I was impressed with the professional finish and the looks; if it had logos on the heatshrinked ends you'd think that it was a very expensive cable from a "professional" company.

    Even compared to my expensive, branded, OFC OCC all-Cu-plug digital interconnect Mark's sounds smoother and provides a natural timbre across the whole frequency range: ranging from crystal clear high treble, through crisp mid-range, down to well defined but extended/deeper bass lows.

    Audio is grain free, providing detailed airy listening space but with solid rhythm and tight pace; more full bodied or rounded sound.

    No hyperbole, no nonsense -- just jitter free, accurate digital signal.

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  2. MuFu

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    Did you try and determine whether it makes any difference for DD/DTS playback?

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    Anything in particular you want me to listen to?

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    Sorry... phrased that badly. :D

    I presume you used CD playback to test the interconnect (as this is where the improvement should be most audible) and was just wondering whether you had observed the same differences with DD/DTS. Alot of people claim to be able to hear big differences between digital interconnects for movie playback and I have no idea why that should be the case.

    I won't comment any further (yet), I'm just interested in your intial impressions. :)

    Cheers,

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    I'll do it in the daytime when house is free from family so I can play DTS sound tracks nice-n-loud.

    I recon I'll give "Moulin Rouge!" a go.

    Although the soundtrack I know by heart is "Monsters, Inc." -- as one does having a two year old.

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