It's "cables as tone controls" again.
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Exactly, get a different amp or speakers - and as for buying £300 cables for an £800 amp........mmm that makes sense?
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Is either 'fast' or 'lively' a tone? Sounds more like BS again.
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FWIW. I think Nordost is a good shout, especially if you like a fast, lively and detailed, if slightly lean sound.
Telurium Q is also worth a look.
how do interconnects make the sound fast & lively...... I really sometimes wonder about this forum
I have listened to quite a few, and find they can sound different...........the OP is quite entitled to ignore my advice.
I am not going to get into another polemic argument about what may make cables sound different.....but if you want to see what I'm talking about, you could try comparing Nordost with Cardas, or TQ with Van den Hul.
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Sorry, Cno. This is one area I can't agree with. For a comparatively modest set-up of the OPs cables IMHO make minimal difference. Think it's far more important to get the synergy correct first in the system...
I'm pretty sure in a system such as yours cables have a bigger influence... the difference is more prominent I mean, but the OPs (and mine) messing around with cables is money down the drain.
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TBF. The OP asked for possibilities and I backed a previous suggestion, as something to try. At no point did I say that it was a guarantee fix.
As it happens, I prefer getting the system sounding right from the start, thus mitigating the need to use cables as tone controls.....though once bought, I take the view that a few cable trials are worth doing, before changing the system. The secret is not to shell out without getting the sound you want.
I'd go with DDC's suggestion - shove a **** load of power up 'em. There is a AVI LSi amp 2nd hand on hifiwigwam (no connection to me), think they have around 250 watts and are very well regarded - I should think it would make your PMC's jump to attention. I personally, from experience, wouldn't bother with cable changes of any sort, unless you're looking to match the curtains.
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I know what the OP first asked and in my first post, I pointed out that Naim can be tricky suckers to mix and match. They are one of the few rare breeds that don't necessarily like being connected to other makes, certainly Naim amplification.
Clearly cables have their place (obviously) but in this instance I don't think, could be wrong, cables will be the answer.
On balance, you may be right......but a little "no cost" messing about can sometimes pay off.
Yup. Moving the speakers around would be my move...
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lol.....oh man, the way these "cable makes no diiference...don't waste your time or money " guys jump into a thread that has cables in the title...... its funny considering they keep these threads alive.....
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