I am currently running a pair of Stratos monos with caps upgrade driving ML Ascents through an ARC LS-12 preamp using PAD Museaus Rev. C bi-wire speaker cables. For about sometime now, I am continuosly auditioning interconnects( HGA Silver Lace, Nordost Blue Heaven RevII, MIT 330 mid impedance, Kimber Silver Streak,and Kimber Hero, and whatever I can get my hands on from Fatwyre.com under $400 range).
My brother, who happens to own a Stereo Stratos with caps upgrade and Groneberg Reference Quattro inteconnects, persuaded me to audition the Groneberg a few days ago. Out of curiosity, and recalling the fact that these cables performs excellent synergy as mentioned extensively at Harmonicdiscord's Odyssey site, (not to mention that Klaus ask me in passing when I was ordering my amps a couple of months ago if I have tried this interconnects) I borrowed two sets for my CD-pre-amp links.
What I've heard is a sort of revelation. The cables extracts tremendous detail and clarity that made me a believer instantly. The bass finally sounds to what I've been dreaming of. I called Klaus the next day to inquire about another Groneberg cable (TS premium) which Klaus also mentioned to me before when I first inquire about the monos. Why not the Quattro? Because this guy (Klaus), based on my experienced have not steered us (my brother and I) wrong nor hyped up any Odyssey product we inquired about especially its performance (i.e. what to expect). Why make the journey longer, I know that someday (the time frame depending on my itch to upgrade) I will call Klaus about the TS premium anyway. Needless to say, HGA and Fatwyre will receive a box of returned interconnects from yours truly as soon as possible.
As a thought, I am researching about the Groneberg speaker cables to run my Ascents in a shotgun mode. To those who have them, what's your opinion/observation with regards to its synergy with the interconnects? In my case, would you suggest connecting it to the electrostatic panels(and the PAD below) or to the woofers? Any opinions, recommendations, insights, and comments are greatly appreciated.
Long Live Odyssey!