I have upgraded every part of my system beginning in 2005, except the speaker cables. I have a long run, 24 ft, to reach the left speaker (along the side wall & front wall) (all equipment is on the side wall). In 2004, I replaced 1980's Kimber's black & gray with Synergistic Research's Alpha Quad with active shielding. The Synergistic Research have served me well, but had become the weak link in my system. I have been talking to Lou about various options for about 2 years. Lou told me he was working with Wayne at Bolder Cable on a Daedalus cable that would be a perfect match for his speakers. Knowing the quality of Lou's and Wayne's work, I told Lou to let me know when he and Wayne were satiusfied with the new cable.
Finding a 25 ft pair to audition in my home was impossible and I did not want to go through the hassle of moving the source equipment so I could accomodate 8 ft to 10 ft cables just to compare cables. I talked to Lou and we scheduled a time where I could drive over, bring my cables and compare them to the Daedalus cables. That happened on July 2.
Since Lou and I use a ModWright KWA 150 amp and the Gill Audio pre amp, I was confident that his system was more than revealing enough to hear a difference in speaker cables if it was there. I didn't want the Daedalus cables to make a discernable difference, but they did and it was immediately noticeable. The track we used to compare cables was Songbird
from Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
album (we also used some Paul Simon and Robbie Robertson tracks). Within the first 30 seconds or so I turned to Lou and commented that there was an immediate improvement in clarity and detail with an over all "fuller" musical presentation. The piano notes were more crisp and natural sounding. Christine's vocal was striking. Bass was solid. It was as though another "veil" had been lifted. When we put my Alpha Quad's back in the music sounded "dull" compared to the Daedalus cables. I was definitely hearing more music with greater detail, clarity and fullness with the Daedalus cables compared to my old cables. The improvement was significant enough that I ordered a pair.
The Daedalus is an excellent cable and a perfect match for any Daedalus speaker (we listened to the Ulysses and Athena).