Can anyone speak to the difference between the Cardas Clear, Kimber Select 1130 and Nordost Valhalla interconnects? Are there other brands of comparable interconnects that I should be considering?
I have Cardas Golden Reference RCA interconnects and am looking to get a pair of XLR interconnects to take advantage of the significantly greater gain I get from XLRs with my Moon i-7 integrated amp. I've tried the Cardas Clear and noticed an improvement in speed and clarity over my Cardas Golden Reference. The Kimber Select 1130 sounds even more clear and fast, with more air and space in the soundstage, making me believe the Cardas Clear still have a touch of the Cardas' warm house sound. However, the Kimbers trade off some of the body and richness of the Cardas Clear to get improved speed, clarity and space. What's driving me nuts is which of these two cables is more "transparent" and true to the recording? Is there an interconnect out there that has the body of the Cardas Clear with the speed, clarity and "airiness" of the Kimber?
Thanks in advance for your advice!