@rower30 and @BobBJC I received the cables yesterday. Due to the snow I did not have but a few hours to run them in before my friends arrived. I went with the 4x4 OFEs XLRs betwee Direct Stream and MX150 and to amps. and SPTPC speker wires first. It was an immediate transformational change.My results so far have been superlatively, excellent, magnificent, wonderful, glorious, marvelous, brilliant, supreme, outstanding, dazzling, remarkable, formidable, choice, sterling, first-class, of the highest order, premier, prime, unsurpassed, unparalleled, unrivaled, unbeatable, peerless, and matchless!
The McIntosh XR290s now have coherency like Roger Russell’s IDS-25 and with better imaging. Yet I still have to try the other coppers on the speakers. My audiofile work friends could not stop remarking how live the system sounds and the real instruments tonality. The bass even woke up. The highs are to die for with the silver so smooth and no brightness and voices so natural and live. It is hard to imagine I might like the other coppers better. They kept talking about hearing the recording venues ambiance, separation of instruments and the previously masked missed notes on classic recordings. My sound stage also widened considerably. My friend was convinced I had been playing the surround speakers in 6.0 the immersion in sound became that remarkable. These cables are a must have with the line arrays and after I audition the others I will be placing an order for nonstandard size and coppers of choice. Definitely better than a component upgrade for me. More remarkable than the Direct Stream senior first listen.
We played every music genre passing the streaming remote between six people selecting symphonies, broadway, jazz, blues, rock and roll, R&B and pop. My wife stated she is looking forward to rediscovering music favorites.
Will the voicing change with shorter cables? Did you measure or notice any frequency response changes with coppers?