digital coaxial cable

marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
edited December 2018 in Going Digital
great sounding cable. sounds best bnc to bnc and if you need rca get adapters.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4UMC4N/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AGOMWPU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

what's your best bang for buck coax cable?
Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,506
    edited December 2018
    Belden 1694A from Blue Jeans cable. Clean, neutral, and most importantly spec'd correctly for digital transmission. Been using it for years with no desire to replace it.

    https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/digital-audio/index.htm

    A whopping $18.95 for a 3ft length.
    Source: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD/flac | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • verbverb Posts: 4,490
    A guy here locally on CL has:

    AQ cinnamon for 30 bucks
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II for a hundie.

    Gonna check em out tomorrow.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
    verb wrote: »
    A guy here locally on CL has:

    AQ cinnamon for 30 bucks
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II for a hundie.

    Gonna check em out tomorrow.

    is the silnote bnc or rca?
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,121
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Belden 1694A from Blue Jeans cable. Clean, neutral, and most importantly spec'd correctly for digital transmission. Been using it for years with no desire to replace it.

    https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/digital-audio/index.htm

    A whopping $18.95 for a 3ft length.

    I've used the Belden 1694 for interconnects for audio and video. No problems very versatile cable.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,493
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
    verb wrote: »
    A guy here locally on CL has:

    AQ cinnamon for 30 bucks
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II for a hundie.

    Gonna check em out tomorrow.

    see the guy only wants local pickup :'( , anyone willing to pick one up and ship to me?
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • verbverb Posts: 4,490
    marvda1 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    A guy here locally on CL has:

    AQ cinnamon for 30 bucks
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II for a hundie.

    Gonna check em out tomorrow.

    see the guy only wants local pickup :'( , anyone willing to pick one up and ship to me?

    Hey @marvda1 , I got a appointment with the guy tomorrow. I'll probably buy it. Thanks.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
    verb wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    A guy here locally on CL has:

    AQ cinnamon for 30 bucks
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II for a hundie.

    Gonna check em out tomorrow.

    see the guy only wants local pickup :'( , anyone willing to pick one up and ship to me?

    Hey @marvda1 , I got a appointment with the guy tomorrow. I'll probably buy it. Thanks.

    which one you getting? if audioquest would you pickup the silnote and ship to me?
    i can send funds paypal.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,397
    Blackcat veloce is a great budget digital coax.

    I'm still using an Audio Metallurgy GA-0 coax digital, and haven't found anything that bests it yet. Been in the system for roughly 10 years too. Also have an MIT AVT digital coax around here somewhere, and that one , while also a good budget cable, can't keep up with the GA-0.
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    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,235
    edited December 2018
    tonyb wrote: »
    Also have an MIT AVT digital coax around here somewhere, and that one , while also a good budget cable, can't keep up with the GA-0.

    That's one of the cables I reviewed for the three way digital coax cable shootout review that I'm working on. It went up against Douglas Connection Bravo and AQ Carbon.

    I bet you can guess the results.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,506
    edited December 2018
    The DH Labs D-75 is another budget ($65/mtr) over-performer.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,910
    steveinaz wrote: »
    The DH Labs D-75 is another budget ($65/mtr) over-performer.

    I couldn't find a 75, but the 750 is $90 for .6 and $130 for one meter fyi...while it may well offer great bang for the buck, I'm not sure if I would call it budget...
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
    tonyb wrote: »
    Blackcat veloce is a great budget digital coax.

    I'm still using an Audio Metallurgy GA-0 coax digital, and haven't found anything that bests it yet. Been in the system for roughly 10 years too. Also have an MIT AVT digital coax around here somewhere, and that one , while also a good budget cable, can't keep up with the GA-0.

    i've got the black cat silverstar mk1 coming that replaced the veloce and if it is good i might consider the silverstar mk2 that runs $325 for 1m.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,397
    Cool Marv, I'd be very interested to hear your comments on the Silverstar.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
    just bought this used, killer dac, that's why i'm trying to get the best(affordable) digital cable within reason.

    https://www.shenzhenaudio.com/l-k-s-audio-mh-da004-dual-es9038pro-flagship-dac-dsd-input-coaxial-bnc-aes-ebu-for-dop-usb-i2s-optical-audio-decoder.html
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • verbverb Posts: 4,490
    marvda1 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    A guy here locally on CL has:

    AQ cinnamon for 30 bucks
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II for a hundie.

    Gonna check em out tomorrow.

    see the guy only wants local pickup :'( , anyone willing to pick one up and ship to me?

    Hey @marvda1 , I got a appointment with the guy tomorrow. I'll probably buy it. Thanks.

    which one you getting? if audioquest would you pickup the silnote and ship to me?
    i can send funds paypal.

    Hey @marvda1 I got the Silnote and the AQ. I’ll run with the Silnote and keep the AQ as a spare.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,270
    If you change your mind you know where to send the silnote :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • verbverb Posts: 4,490
    Will do sir!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 4,490
    @marvda1 I thought I posted this, blame it on vanilla! Or user error :smile: :
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SILNOTE-AUDIO-MORPHEUS-REFERENCE-SERIES-2-AWARD-WINNING-DIGITAL/332940938766
    A little more that what I paid but well below retail.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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