Ok so my £1200 Chord Indigo Tuned Aray cable arrived yesterday, so listened to system as is with the Chord C Stream and then replaced it with the Indigo. For reference this is the last length from fibre bridge to Nova.
The result, at best quite subtle, yes more detail, but to me somewhat exagerated at first. Later my thoughts rated it as more texture to everything. It does suggest 100hrs break in so let's see.
An interesting one I think I need to listen more and swap back to the C Stream. But so far feel a bit robbed vs the C stream, but then I've done plenty of big box upgrades and thought it sounded worse.
I really feel the fibre bridge has as crazy articles suggest ditched all the noise. Cannot stress how much people should try this at sub £100 it is one of them try and decide.
For anyone with a AQ Vodka, my Indigo makes that sound worse than my Amazon CAT6 for £7.
So my rating at the moment is now.
#01 (6th) – Adding IFI power supplies (£90) to the fibre bridge = Major drop in noise floor, vivid soundstage;
#02 (5th) – Adding fibre bridge (£75), between switch and Nova = Major improvement in dynamics, wide soundstage, everything got much better;
#03 (2nd) – Upgrading Atom to Nova (£4100) = Allot more emotion and control, brings ease to the presentation (as in effortless);
#04 (9th) - Chord Indigo Aray (£1200) = More life like but subtle, adds a texture to everthing making it more involving to listen to.
#05 (3rd) – A new Cisco 2960 = Much tighter grip/control/timing, made the used switch sound sluggish an “loose” in comparison;
#06 (1st) – Adding a used Cisco 2960 (£100) used = Very noticeable improvement in dynamics and detail;
#07 (4th) – Using Chord C Streams (£50) = Subtle but clear minor veil lifted;
#08 (7th) – Using AQ Vodka (£500) fibre bridge to Nova = A clear step backwards, dynamics lost and heavy bloated bass.
#09 (8th) - Wurth Ferrite Core = Nothing no change whatsoever.