Wireworld's New 6.0 Interconnects
Yep, here goes another interconnect thread, but even this experience surprised me.
I have used, and enjoyed Tributaries Silver Series interconnects (rca and xlr) for many years. Several dealers have attempted to woo me to brands like Cardas, Audioquest, Nordost, and Kimber, but I never found any of those company's cables superior to the Tributaries I was using.
Last year I decided to try the Wireworld Silver Eclipse 5.2 balanced interconnects. I installed a pair between my C2300 and the MC501's, and between the MCD500 and the C2300. Initially I was impressed with a sense of greater detail in the upper midrange and above. I swapped the Tributaries in and out of the system a day at a time, listening for differences, trying to decide if I was liking what I was hearing. Ultimately, I returned to my trusted Tributaries Silver Series cables, and returned the Wireworld 5.2 Silver Eclipse cables to the gracious dealer. What I had discovered during the six days audition was a brightness that initially seemed thrilling, but which quickly began to fatigue my ears. At about day three of the audition I found myself not wanting to turn on my system. My ears needed a break. I had never before felt this way about my sound system. This is why the Tributaries went back in.
Well, this year Wireworld has reengineered their interconnect line to the 6.0 series, so I decided to try the new Silver Eclipse 6.0 interconnects. I ordered one meter, and one and a half meter balanced pairs, and again installed them between the preamp and the amps, and between the MCD500 and the preamp (now the new C1000C/P). I was not truly expecting this new series to be much different than the 5.2 series, but I was mistaken, The new 6.0 series of the Silver Elcipse interconnects is the smoothest, most well balanced from top to bottom of any interconnects I have had the pleasure to hear. There is added detail from the lower midrange, all the way through the top octaves. Returning to the Tributaries Silver Series interconnects now revealed a slight loss detail that I was never aware of before. Needless to say, I kept both pairs of the new Wireworld Silver Eclipse 6.0 balanced cables, and have listened to them as much as 16 hours straight without a hint of fatigue. These interconnects are excellent performers, and well worth an audition. I highly recommend them.
Living Room System: McIntosh C2300, MC601 (2), MS750, MR85, Esoteric K-03, Olive 04HD, Magnum Dynalab MD-205, Sony K890ES, Micro Seiki DD-40 w/MA-505 tonearm, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Furutech AG-12 phono cable, Aluminati Sound record clamp, Sonos ZP90, PMC EB1i, Fathom f113 w/ Sound Anchor stand, PS Audio Power Plant Premier (2), PS Audio Soloist Premier SE (3), Furutech Flux 50, Symposium Rollerblock Jr.'s, Fanfare FM-2G, Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's & Silver Electra PC's, Wireworld Supernova & Silver Starlight digital cables, Kimber 8TC speaker cable w/ WBT NexGen Silver Angled Locking Banana Connectors, Solid Pure Silver Speaker Terminal Jumpers.
Studio System: McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Esoteric K-03, Olive 04HD, Michell Gyro SE w/SME 309/Ortofon Cadenza Black, Michell Never Connected Power Supply, Sonos ZP90, Sonos ZP120, Magnum Dynalab ST-2, PurePower 2000, Furutech Flux 50, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, PS Audio Dectet, Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario, Symbosium Rollerblock Jr.'s and Fat Padz, Wireword Silver Eclipse IC's, Silver Electra PC's, Supernova & Silver Starlight digital cables, Wireworld Silver Eclipse speaker cable.
Home Theater System: McIntosh MX120, MC452, Oppo BDP-95, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, JBL LSR-6332 (2), JBL LSR-6328P (3), McIntosh XLS112 (2), Sony 52XBR9, Tributaries Silver IC's, Wireworld Starlight 6 HDMI cables, Wireworld Silver Electra PC's.
Headphone System: Sennheiser HD800 headphone, HDVA 600 headphone amplifier, CH 800 S balance headphone cable, Wyred 4 Sound DAC2, Oppo BDP-83, Wireworld Silver Starlight 7 digital cable, Silver Eclipse 7 balanced interconnects, Aurora 7 power cables.
Vintage: McIntosh MA230, MA5100, MR74 tuner, JVC XL-Z1050 K2 CD player, Tandberg 3008A preamp, Tandberg 3026A power amp, Tandberg 3011 tuner, JBL4312A, Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cable, McIntosh 4300V for deck speakers.
Last edited by jdandy; 04-07-2009 at 09:38 PM.