I was looking for some advice on what cables would be appropriate for my system. They’re sort of the final frontier for me. I’m familiar with some brands but I haven’t auditioned anything. I’m currently using mostly basic Pangea Audio ICs (unbal) and power cables, but I have Kimber Monocle XL speaker cables. Not sure what would be to upgrade first. Here’s my gear:
Amp: Luxman m900u
Preamp: PrimaLuna EVO 300, Denafrips Athena
Speakers: Magico A3
Digital: Marantz SAKI Ruby SACD, PS Audio DirectStream DAC, Holo Audio May DAC, Sonore opticalRendu as Roon endpoint
Analog: Clearaudio Concept TT, MoFi UltraPhono
Power: PS Audio PowerPlant 15
With the exception of one balanced wireworld eclipse 7 XLR between DAC & Athena, I’m running all unbalanced at the moment but I would like to transition to balanced through the Athena. My thought was to first get a balanced IC between Athena and m900u. Would need at least 3m. Budget at most $2k, thinking possibly the Cardas Clear Cygnus or Wireworld Silver Eclipse 8 which are around the same price. Or would something else be more bang for buck? Thoughts?