This thread comes at an opportune time for me.
I am using NDX2 into a 282. I still have the Naim lavender DIN cable, but have started thinking about an upgrade. Before anyone pipes in, I’ll just say in advance “no” to the suggestions of an SL cable. That’s out of my budget.
For the past week I tried a Nordost Red Dawn RCA interconnect. It is burned in. I couldn’t tell a bit of difference, except once in a while with some things the Red Dawn has just a bit more air than the Naim lavender, but certainly nothing there to justify spending the $500+ for it. I took it back to the dealer today, and left with a Nordost Heimdall RCA cable. Initial impressions are the Heimdall is more of a list. The music is consistently more open and natural sounding, and smoother. But it’s also 50% more costly.
For less then the cost of the Red Dawn I can get a second hand HiLine, but I have no chance to audition it advance. Has anyone had a chance to compare HiLine and Heimdall ICs?
What about the new Witchhat Morgana IC. Has anyone heard this cable. Any thoughts about it?