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    Posted: 28 Sep 2017 at 2:14pm
I think I'm getting close to ordering a pair of Proprii to connect to my Majestic.

The monoblocks will be on a shelf close to the Majestic, not mounted a distance away on the speakers. This being the case, is there any reason to use Libran interconnects rather than CuSat?
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I personally found that the CuSat 50s sounded better. But then I only use 1.5 m long cables between my majestic and proprii mono blocks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ICL1P Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2017 at 4:43pm
Thanks Phil. I think I remember you saying this previously. I think I would use just 1 metre.
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Unless I'm completely mistaken, CuSat50, Lautus and Libran all use the same conductor type/material; high purity copper. Lautus is essentially a CuSat50 with one or two ferrites placed at calculated points and Libran is just a balanced CuSat50, where there is an additional conductor in the sheath. For short lengths, the audible advantages of balanced over single ended is probably rather limited and for a length between 1.5-3.0m, a Lautus may provide a more audible improvement over a Libran (balanced CuSat50). I don't really see how a Lautus could be any worse than a CuSat50 when the signal is moving through what is an equivalent conductor. The benefits of the Lautus over the CuSat50 may be dependent on how much EMI is in your area.

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Bitzie, Majestic, 4x Proprius, Lautus USB, Lautus coaxial, Lautus phono-XLR, Lautus-R3 TRS-XLR, AKG K1000, Mark Audio Alpair 10P/12P/12PW
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Slight tweak Ash, John or Graham may add more but the Libran is a different cable from the Cusat50 and Lautus.

Ifor I know some prefer the balanced Libran from Majestic to Proprius amps when they are close together on a rack and that sounds very good. It may also be worth trying an unbalanced R3 cable - you can borrow my 0.6m pair if you wish with the loan Librans and Cusat50's if you wish. Like Phil I favoured the unbalanced short cable. For the 2m and 5m runs to the Proprius amps next to my speakers I use balanced cables.

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Jon, what's an R3 cable?
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I'm not quite sure what is meant by the R3 but I do know that the dual mono 1.5m TRS-XLR interconnects I have for connecting Majestic to Proprius are Lautus-R3. In contrast to Jon's CuSat-R3.

Edited by Ash - 28 Sep 2017 at 9:57pm
Bitzie, Majestic, 4x Proprius, Lautus USB, Lautus coaxial, Lautus phono-XLR, Lautus-R3 TRS-XLR, AKG K1000, Mark Audio Alpair 10P/12P/12PW
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