Marvey's Interconnect Cable Comparison For the Speaker Cable Comparison, Click Here: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...eys-cable-rolling-adventures.2034/#post-51639 I hate doing crap like this. Most people who know me know that I hate rolling tubes, cables, etc. But I came into a bunch of cables, so naturally, I decided to do a comparison. I would have included more cables in the comparison, but decided to stick with the ones that were at least 1.5 meters in length because that is the distance I need between the phonostage and my amp. BTW, I have ZERO idea how much these cables cost. I know that some of the cables were prototypes - those that were prototypes have identifying marks blurred. The interconnect cables will be referred to as follows: XLO Unlimited Edition (Purple) White Pangea (Black) Gray In the end, I've decided to go with the Pangea cable. It comes down to a matter of personal preferences and component synergies. I used the Moth Cicada speakers, the custom 2x45 amp, a VPI Classic 4, JMW 12.5 arm, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, and RSA phonostage. The second place cable was the XLO Unlimited Edition (Purple), which was bassier and a tiny bit more laid back than the Pangea (Black). The White cable was relaxed throughout most of the band with the highest octave emphasized and overall stage pushed back. The Grey cable sucked. The Pangea sounded the most neutral, precised and focused, with the stage being a little bit upfront. Duran Duran's Rio sounded kind of hot in the upper mids and lower treble with the Pangea, but that is how that recording sounds like. The conclusion is that interconnect cables do make a difference. The differences were immediately obvious to my wife, my daughter, and me. We did a combination of sighted and blind tests, but nothing formal or regimented. Does this mean that I advise people to run out and get all sorts of cables? Hell no, especially if you have modest or mid-fi gear. Cables are probably the last thing people should consider, and only after they have given thought to maxing amps or sources. BTW, the super girthy white/silver speaker cables with the silver wonder woman like bands are awesomesauce. They were prototypes that the vendor decided not to go into production with. I rolled several speaker cables too - more on this in another post.