Ok, first, don’t kill the messenger, I’m just reporting what I’m hearing. Maybe nobody will find the same results as I did.
Second: no, I can’t explain why. Just as I can’t explain why 1 m IC between streamer and pre amp makes such a different. Or why 1 m Ethernet cable makes any difference. Or the links for the speaker.
Third: is it worth the money? I guess that’s impossible to answer for anybody else then for your self. Me, I’m building a “perfect system”, with few limits, but for sure, my pockets are far from endless. But I’m on a road, now 30 years later, aiming for perfection (to me). And fun it is!
So, with this in mind, framing my findings, Music PL is a clear YES! Music PL brings EXACT the same stuff to the table as the rest of the Music cables: presence! Again, and I know it’ starts to sound stupid saying it over and over, turning fantastic Hi-Fi into something else, way superior but not in dramatic way, it just becomes more ALIVE and THERE in the room.
If that’s not an important priority, the cable will look like a stupid high priced snake oil product. But if you think, as I do, that PRaT for an example, just is an outcome, aiming to be THERE, this Presence thing should be added to that list IMHO.
I also think there is a thing going on with Naim-Chord-Kudos-Sonority. Building on each brands strength, they make each part better then it “should” be. But that could be me speculating also.
After changing around for a while, but for a shorter period then I thought would be needed, PL 1 went to the 552PS (a very very successful marriage) and PL 2 for the analog 555PS. Do remember, I did use Sarum Super PL before and still does for the Melco, 555PS (digital) and 500PS. Music PL made them better also but less so then for 552 and analog 555.
One final note: if you haven’t tried any “expensive” pl (any brand) but still know what you’re talking about, please, do try first and report back. If you have tried and didn’t like it/couldn’t hear any difference, I totally respect that.