I purchased the Excalibur plus ic's to use between my streamer and preamp. Prior to inserting this interconnect, my system's high frequencies were somewhat harsh and irritating and I just assumed it was the digital frontend causing the problem. After connecting the Excalibur ic's, the improvement in sound quality was nothing short of amazing. The noise floor dropped allowing me to hear more detail and deeper into the soundstage. The high frequencies were no longer harsh, but smooth and extended. Bass was very clean, detailed, extended and impactful without bass bloat. I don't understand how changing one interconnect can result in such a HUGE improvement in sound quality, but it has. The sound quality has continued to improve with break-in. I have never written a review before, but felt compelled to this time, because these Excalibur ic's are so incredibly good sounding and I am as happy as can be with this purchase.
Reviewed by: Dave from California on 5/1/2020