O.K. I wanna connect my tube based CD player and my DVD player to my high-end tune pre-amp. I love the Van Den Hul cables and most of my system is made up of their cables. My question is which one is better: The First Ultimate or The Second??? I like a detailed and open sound that is smooth and doesn't exhibit any brightness at all. Please note that some of my equipment has vacuum tubes and I want to avoid hum. Thank you for your assistance. M.J.