Most important cable

How do like your Grimm M1? What did you try before?
Thank you.

Like many audiophiles, I started trying different interconnects and speaker cables. After various iterations I found favor with the Transparent Audio Super level. I use Gen 6.

After I settled on these, I started trying different power cables. I found favor with the Shunyata power cords. For critical components, I use the Delta NR V.2.

For digital, USB I found favor with the Transparent Premium USB. Coax (RCA) I found favor with Harmonic Technology. Toslink, I found favor with the Wireworld Supernova 7.

I encourage you to try before you buy. In my experience, different cables yield different results depending on what they are connected to. This impacts overall system sound.


What speakers and electronics do you have? I have been considering those same two sets of cables. To you find the Transparent and Shunyata work well together?

My most important cable was sent by my accountant. The cable read: “stop buying hifi stuff”. “stop”


Canadian Solid state electronics with American speakers; Classe Pre, Simaudio Moon Amp, Bryston DAC, Vandersteen model 2 speakers.

I have tried different cables and yes, I like the combo of using Transparent for signal cables, and Shunyata for power cables. This represents what I am willing to pay for cables.

Digital is a different animal.

Your system is likely very revealing. If you’re trying different cables, I recommend you try on your system.

Other audiophiles in other forums have found synergy in the Transparent signal cables and the Shunyata power cables. They tend to use the more expensive models in the respective brands.



I think the Grimm MU1 is endgame quality. Just listen and enjoy and don’t sweat the hardware and all the tweaking. It is so easy to listen to. I love mine! I just bought it, had a chance to try before I bought it but I was pretty certain. I feel it is something you can just order and be happy with. Not very many people disagree but a very small number of lads have had issues.


A fragile minuscule low-current signal such as from a phono cartridge is going to be more suspectible to R, L, C, conductor material, dielectric and shielding than the 50/60Hz mains AC in a power cable. This just in perspective of the signal, not necessarily any audible order.
More emphasis on conductor material for wires with less power going through, I think.

There’s a good case for ‘umbilical cord’.


Ha! Solved!


Take the review with a grain of salt, but Al is definitely on to something here.
The reviewer’s BlueSound Node comparo is a bit odd. Steve Huff believes that for Roon fanboys the Grimm seems to be the solution.
Grimm MU1

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My tip to you is just that you listen to different things with different power-cables.

I guess that you, as most others, will hear that the more power something wants the bigger the difference between the cables will bee.

All of my interconnects are Analysis Plus copper oval. They sound great, and they were reasonably priced.

All of my power cables are home/custom made – double sheilded 12ga wire with Wattgate terminations. Each cable cost about $400 to build; so, I imagine that a retail manufactured version of these cables would cost well over $1K ea. (depending on length). I use 8 of them (varying lengths); so, do the math!

Power cables and conditioning had the most profound and positive effect on my overall system SQ.

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The standard 5x rule would make these $2000 power cords. :smile:

Might I ask what brand of cable you used when fabricating your power cords?


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