Reflecting on a post in the previous forum (now available as an excellent and accessible archive - thank you @RichardDane and team for doing that).
October 2018 - I was struggling to get the musical involvement I was expecting from my NDS and, in comparison to my RP8 / Aria, it sounded rather lifeless and harsh at the top end. To the extent that I was listening to the turntable 80% of the time instead of what should have been my primary source (NDS).
Many helpful and insightful observations from members here and in the previous forum encouraged me to try various tweaks which culminated in raising the height of my rack to give the NDS and the 252 more space and the loan of an ex dem SL IC from my dealer to try instead of my NDS stock interconnect.
Almost straightaway there was a significant change. It’s quite hard to describe but the musical involvement returned in spades. The net result is that, since the installation of the SL IC, I am listening to the NDS 90+% of the time (it’s addictive) and the RP8 still sounds wonderful.
I was always instinctively sceptical about inconnects. My experience with this wonderful wire has removed those doubts from my mind entirely.
The NDS is a truly special thing and it needs careful placement and set up for it to live up to its potential. The SL IC enables this.