Anybody find the Phantom speaker cable any better than the naca5 I use the naca5 myself and I do like the sound but find it difficult too bend it around racks etc.
Suggest you do a search, lots of posts on the topic. I personally use Phantom and prefer it over NACA5, both for sound and practical reasons.
The forum search facility has all the answers
I found Phantom allows more bass through than the AC5 and its not cursed with stiffness like some old lady.
Anyone compared the Gotham GAC-1 interconnect to the stock grey Naim DIN5 180 interconnect?
I slightly prefer it from a sound perspective, I much prefer it from a practical perspective. Personally I wouldn’t choose Phantom solely as a sound quality upgrade but if you want a more flexible cable that has the added bonus of a slight lift in sound quality without imparting it’s own character i.e. still sounds like Naim, it’s a compelling option.
If you look around I think you’ll find that generally Phantom users are finding the lift in sound quality over the AC5 is more than slight.
I changed to TQB from NACA5 some years back and preferred its more open character. After a pin sheared I moved to WH Phantom which, for me, is a ‘fit and forget’ cable. Seems to do everything right, it’s flexible and it’s nicely made.
I’ve been using Phantom for nearly a year now with no complaints. Agree earlier comments about it being a good match for Naim equipment.
Happy Phantom customer here after 3 years (I was also happy 2 minutes after installation). I bought it to take some of the mechanical stress off my older kit (it’s floppier than NACA) but ended up with a somewhat warmer/bassier sound, which suited my ears and was a surprise as I was a cable sceptic and not really expecting anything.
Another happy Phantom user here.
Best regards, BF
This was my experience as well, didn’t really think it would make that much difference… was surprised.
I had Chord Shawline initially, the Phantom definitely gave a warmer feel which I like.
Edit: Just wish they made it in white!
Which Hat Phantom certainly does make the situation rather more complicated; if you need to make a decision, the extra choice makes it a bit of a menace.
My speaker cable journey has been….
Chord Epic Twin (12 years) → Phantom (1 year) → Kudos KS-1 (9 months now)
I’m not planning any further changes.
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