Can anyone offer any impressions of the new SC4 speaker cables? I recently installed a pair, replacing the previous Bryston/Vandamme cables and, more recently, a humble pair of Canare 4S11. I've also used the Supra Classic 6 (9 AWG).
So far--admittedly after only half-a-dozen hours of play--I'm flabbergasted: to my ears, my system has lost 4-6 dB of SPL. Now my mind says this is simply impossible, but on very familiar tracks, I have to goose up the volume knob on the BP-26 well beyond what I've been accustomed to. Admittedly, I've not "proved" this loss by using an SPL meter and carefully noting the position of the volume control, but I'm very familiar with this system and have never, ever before had the volume control of the preamp at the 12 o'clock position, even at parties. . .
[Associated gear: Dedicated 20 amp line from 3-phase electrical supply, isolated ground hospital-grade outlet, Torus RM15, Bryston BP-26MC, Tascam CD-01U Pro (as transport), Lavry Black DA10 (modified), Bryston BCD-1, Technics SP-10MKII/Signet XK50 arm/Ortofon Super OM40, Perreaux TU3, Mogami 3173 interconnects, Son of Ampzilla 2000 amp (100/200/400 Wrms @ 8/4/2 ohms) Tannoy System 15 DMT II speakers, no-name 12 and 10AWG AC cables.]