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So I had this problem with hum on my turntable circuit, constant not variable, turned out to be a loose connection. Before finding the connection problem I went looking for some shielded cables in those boxes full of cables we all have and had to settle on some cables from Monster, M550i is the imprint, I seem to remember they were $50, bought for a subwoofer. I figured if the shielded cable worked I could get something better later. But dang, I really liked these guys. Great bass line, taunt and impactful, not mushy at all, lush mids, pleasant highs, no harshness. Soundstage is a little narrower, but very clear with nicely delineated images within that window. I'm sure I'll find something lacking with further listening, but initially a pleasant surprise that has me happy to eat a little crow about my statements about Monster products.
I switched out these Velocity RCA's with my ($100 broken-in) Morrow MA 1.1's between my cheap Sony CD player and my Tempest pre > RAAL Philharmonitors.No contest - the Morrow's (looks like someone here bought the used $40 pair in the Trading Circle) blow them away. Everything sounds better from top to bottom - fuller and more clear.But, hey for $13 and you have a C&C system for non-super-critical listening, the Velocitys will do.
If you want to blow the Morrows away, try the 150 dollar Burson Cable+. 30 day trial if not happy. From Australia.
My findings on the Burson Cable+ RCA to RCA iteration, not my cup of tea indeed
Unfortunately I run mono-blocks which are too far apart to accommodate the 20 cm cable length downstream from the magic box. (Why can't they reverse the cable lengths for mono-blocks or active speakers?)OTOH I recently auditioned the iFi iTube 2 and found no improvement using it as a buffer (and a degradation using it as a preamp) so not sure if the Burson Cable + would hold any advantage in my current system. Love their bemoaning of cable snake oil, but they're very light on providing an explanation as to why their magic box would help (beyond being some sort of impedance buffer).
Worked perfectly for me, most detail and clarity I have ever heard on IC's under $600. I even bought a second cable, never shipping it back.I think yours was showing the weakness of the Jolida. Jolida digital products are harsh sounding.
If you're into DIY: Buy a couple of feet . . . . . . . . . . . and make your own.
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