WTB: USB Cable

Nightfall
Nightfall Posts: 9,489
edited October 13 in Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
Anyone have something they're sitting on that they'd rather turn into digital dollars with Venmo? Entryish level stuff only. Skeptical but open minded so I don't want to dive straight into high end.

Am just using a generic Insignia USB A to B cable right now.
afterburnt wrote: »
They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,489
    edited October 13
    Hmm
    It wasn't until I moved up to RAL's digital cables, and aggressively reduced jitter by installing a digital master clock, that I began hearing differences in digital cables in my two channel system. Prior to that, the AudioQuest and Pangea USB cables sounded no different from each other and no different from generic computer grade USB cables.

    The RAL's are $650

    http://www.revelationaudiolabs.com/cables-digital/index.htm
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • jdjohn
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    DH Labs Silver Sonic strike a good balance. Look for them on eBay.
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,226
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Hmm
    It wasn't until I moved up to RAL's digital cables, and aggressively reduced jitter by installing a digital master clock, that I began hearing differences in digital cables in my two channel system. Prior to that, the AudioQuest and Pangea USB cables sounded no different from each other and no different from generic computer grade USB cables.

    The RAL's are $650

    http://www.revelationaudiolabs.com/cables-digital/index.htm

    I have nothing but respect for DK, and he seems to have a great ear and clearly has great knowledge and gear. But right now I am sitting here switching back and forth between an MIT Coax cable I bought here years ago, amd the wireworld gold starlight 6 I bought from @marvda1, and I'm sorry but there is a CLEAR difference between two, even on my modest rig. The MIT has a more forward and energetic presentation, which surprises me. Definitely fun to compare, and you should be able to find something much better than what you have for $50-75, maybe less...
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,422
    Nightfall wrote: »

    I can vouch for RAL being a VG cable.
    I've not tried their USB, but I used their Passage Cryo Silver Reference umbilical between my Cary-98 pre and PS. Also, currently using the between my Cary-05 and PS.
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  • Gardenstater
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    iFi Mercury sounds way better than Pangea Premier SE to both myself and my audio bud Steve. I returned the Pangea. iFi says theirs uses continuous cast copper. I really don't know what caused the difference but it was very real.
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  • txcoastal1
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  • DaveHo
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    I've got an extra 2m AQ Forest I don't see me using. PM me your address and it's yours.