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Thread: Why does Wilson wire internally with Transparent cables? Should Wilson owners use Transparent also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Caesar stop worrying about reviewers motivation, they want to sell subscriptions to audiophiles and advertising space to manufacturers and dealers. They will rarely review a company that does not buy advertising, and a bad review is even more rare. I am personally more worried/irritated about the audiophiles that want to make this hobby a business, they sneak up on you !
    Enjoyable travel stories and member system reviews that end up being pure informercials, those agendas are hidden much better !
    Large discounts on equipment purchases are good motivators.
    Good post but the part about advertising is not true. At Part-Time Audiophile, we do reviews and show reports all the time on firms that don't advertise with us.

    There is a balance between covering gear that readers are interested in and the purely commercial needs of the publication. This also shows up in Alexa and other ratings that show the amount of eyeballs a site is attracting and for each manufacturer you need a certain minimum for them to feel they are reaching enough of their audience for an appropriate return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck View Post
    I am a Wilson owner (XLFs). ... Interestingly, it is my amplifier manufacturer (Boulder) that has more things to say about the speaker cables that should be used or not used...
    Fantastic speakers! As for TA Cables, I have used them for years now, and really like them. I am curious...did Boulder have anything to say about Transparent Cables? Or any other cables?
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    This turned out to be an amusing thread.

    Everybody has an agenda.

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    I tried a full loom of TA Cables (ICs,SCs & PCs) tuned to my electronics with my WA speakers and returned them to the dealer.

    Audience Au24 SX cables sound much better in my system.

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    I would say the choice of cables for any setup is always system and room dependent. In my case and for this thread, my preferred choice of cables when I had the system in Taiwan, with mostly brick walls and large glass windows around the listening room, Transparent cables were the preferred choice with the Alexandria 2.2s. After moving back to the US last year, with much softer material walls and ceiling, I prefer Cystal Cables in the current set up. Both have different strengths, but overall Crystal Cables sound more balanced for my current listening room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbub View Post
    I would say the choice of cables for any setup is always system and room dependent. In my case and for this thread, my preferred choice of cables when I had the system in Taiwan, with mostly brick walls and large glass windows around the listening room, Transparent cables were the preferred choice with the Alexandria 2.2s. After moving back to the US last year, with much softer material walls and ceiling, I prefer Cystal Cables in the current set up. Both have different strengths, but overall Crystal Cables sound more balanced for my current listening room.
    Curious, I currently move between TA Opus and Crystal Dreamline complete looms with the XLF's.
    Under construction around a pair of Wilson XLF's and a DCS Vivaldi 2.0 stack : cj GAT, Lamm M1.2R, TA OPUS MM2 +TA XL digital, TA XL gen V power cables ...

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    Maybe I should re-wire my Wilson’s with Siltech Triple Crown or Nordost Odin2 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    Curious, I currently move between TA Opus and Crystal Dreamline complete looms with the XLF's.
    Granted the Transparent I have are NOT as high as Opus; when I was still in Taiwan, I finally settled on Transparent Reference Gen V XLR between CH C1 and Soulution pre, then Crystal Dreamline XLR between Soulution and FM amp, then Transparent Ref XL MM2 to the Wilsons. The balance was almost ideal in that listening room, and if I stayed in Taiwan longer, I will eventually end up with another Transparent between Soulution and FM. Now in the US, with the same Transparent between CH and Soulution and between FM and Wilson (I replaced the Crystal Dreamline XLR with a pair of Luminous Silver Reference XLR because I needed much longer cables for the set up, and by the way, I really like Luminous Silver Reference), sound was a bit too "in your face" and tonally tilted toward the bottom end a bit more than my liking, so I first replaced the speaker cables with Cystal Ultra that I had stored away, then also replaced the Ref. Gen V with Crystal Dreamline. Again, in my current listening room, I prefer it this way.

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