Vac - The Carbons can definitely be improved upon. Or at least I can speak about the HDMI from firsthand experience, as I have one. The question then is, how do you define “value for the money” in this context? What’s the limit?
The Matrix makes an incremental difference, and the cabling makes a difference in the qualities and quantity of that difference. Is that increment worth say, $2-3k or more? (Matrix, Pardo PS, “really good” USB and HDMI cables)
What proportion of overall system cost vs. return on investment does that represent? Is that money better spent elsewhere?
And if you’ve been following this saga, you’ll know to beware intrepid explorer aangen’s posts, as it seems there is always a new, more amazing cable to be found. Don’t get me wrong - he’s finding good stuff - but just getting back to your italicized “value”. Finding out a year later that you have incremented yourself into a nutty amount of money for what is arguably an elaborate “tweak”…