- Apr 1, 2021
This will come as no surprise to many here. I recently moved my Horizon to a new, higher shelf to make room for my new turntable. This is my first foray into analogue and am loving it so far, but that is another story…. I shoot directly out of the Horizon dac into my mono amps. After moving the Horizon, my shunyata interconnects were too short. I ordered longer ones (Sigma). In the meantime, I got some pur silver Audioquest interconnects a dealer had at the right price/length. I noticed some change in sound making this shift, but was so engaged with dialing in analogue/vinyl I let that stay in the background. Cut forward a week or two and the Sigma interconnects came. A buddy was visiting who is NOT an audiophile at all but will listen. We installed the Shunyata and he exclaimed “That is not a small difference.” The all silver AUdioquest cables were so, so much leaner. They did perhaps have a bit more clarity but were significantly leaner, with less bloom and a much smaller soundstage. The difference was indeed not small at all. The Shunyata are lush, bold and have thicker bass and a much bigger soundstage—truly moving the posts about a perceptual .5 meter… In my system the Shunyata were the clear winners and they aren’t even broken in yet….