Here is my obsevation if anyone is interested.
The Alpha 11 is one fine cable and will work anywhere even though its mainly designed for heavy duty usage like amplifiers. Very low noise floor and soft laid back presentation, it compliments the Sunfire amp really well because I feel thats the same type sound the Sunfire puts out. All that being said I actually prefer it on the CD player. Its the best cable I have ever heard on an amp or cdp. I would love to try a pair of these on the Lightstar but only have one right now and used it on the 400x7.
By the way, using the Alpha 11 cable in the 400x7, with two channels going the the DQ20's, and two more channels going to the subs thru the Audio Control Richter scale, I pulled 23amps using the Warbletone option set at 22.5Hz. The amperage was measured with a "Killawatt" device the plugs into the wall and then the cord plugs into it. THAT was incredible to say the least! The sub ports were blowing massive air as if a fan was blowing on me...
The Alpha 14 is very very close to the 11 and can be swapped back and forth between the cdp and amp and seems to do the job almost as well as the 11 in either spot. Probably just a matter of do I want to spend the extra $$ to get that last little bit of detail.
The Bravo 15 I really didnt like that much until I finally tried it on the preamp and boy did it really wake up that weak spot that I didnt know was there. If that makes sence...lol. From what I know it is a silver based cable and is sometimes considered to be a little bright but on my system it smoothed out the preamp and added a delicate and detailed sound that no other cable would do.
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