Charles F Submitted: 2017.08.30
I have to thank you again for the cables I ordered and am now enjoying very much!
There was definitely a rough spot a short time after the main cables were received in which I thought "oh no, what have I just spent all this money on?" (The sound was strained, tinny, lacking fullness and just basically unpleasant). So, I read and re-read the literature you provided with the cables and at your website. I recalled others had mentioned the break-in period. I kept faith it would somehow all work out. The good news is I can easily tell you that I am now past that rough point and it feels like clear sailing! There’s total enjoyment now accompanied by a sense of wonder and awe each time I listen!
Others have written on the break-in transformation, and I wondered how much of it was hype. I also read articles by skeptical authors that tried to dispel the "myth" of a break in period, saying there was little science behind it to justify it, etc. One article went so far as to suggest it was the effect of the anticipation of a wonderful new sound from new cables that eventually would be met with the limited mechanical aspect of reproduced sound that left the listener disappointed from the psychological build up and anticipation!
Well, I can now say without doubt that there is a real difference now having gotten past the break in period, a wonderful and most welcome difference! Others have mentioned a more open sound stage becomes revealed. Indeed, this is the most noticeable difference with the new cables. Elegant nuances in sound are apparent. The new openness of the soundstage feels like a fine mist was removed or a sheer gauzy curtain was lifted allowing the sound to breath effortlessly. Sound is less a reproduction experience and instead a much more live and present enjoyment. My overall impression of the enhanced listening experience I feel can be best compared to what happens when one takes a well cut diamond (which shines nicely on its own usually) but then uses an ultrasonic cleaner to bring out the true fire and hidden sparkle in the gem. This is what has happened to my sound system here!
Thank you for advising me earlier on the correct connections, etc. The service was excellent, the reward being the most enjoyment I’ve ever had with my a/v system!