Now that I’m enjoying the M700s with my Thiel 2.2s, I’m looking for a compatible interconnect to feed the M700s from my GCD preamp. I’m currently using either StraightWire Rhapsody II single-ended RCAs from my old system or BJC Belden 1800F XLRs through the balanced circuits. The 1800F provides a lot of detail and is lively but quite bright and fatiguing. In contrast, the Rhapsody RCAs sound smoother and more liquid, but lack the level of detail shown by the balanced set-up. I guess there is always some trade-off between detail and smoothness, so maybe I’ll just have to decide what sounds more like music in my system. Next week, I’m going to demo the Cardas Parsec, Shunyata Venom, and Synergistic Level 1 Core interconnects from the lending library at The Cable Company. I’m hoping that at least one “star” will emerge.
I’d really appreciate any suggestions on interconnects (especially those under $500 per pair) that have worked well with the M700s and Thiel speakers.