One of the finest Day on the Green concerts I saw in Oakland, CA had only two bands: The Grateful Dead followed by The Who.
The Dead played Terrapin Station (among others). The Who played Tommy. Each band played for 3+ hours.
So it was fitting that I begin the Man Cave System review of the Unity Audio Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables with the two albums featured at that concert.
Albums used to evaluate:
Grateful Dead - "Terrapin Station"
The Who - "Tommy"
Pink Floyd - "Animals"
Natalie Merchant - "Tigerlily" (only the San Andreas Fault song)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - "The Last Concert"
Renaissance - various selections
Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherezade", Reiner, CSO, RCA Living Stereo
Dvorák - "Cello Concerto", Janos Starker, Dorati, LSO, Mercury Living Presence
John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things"
Aaron Espy - "All Things New"
Accoustic Alchemy - "Mr. Chow"
The Beatles - "Abbey Road"
Johnny Cash - "American Recordings" (if you've never heard this album, please listen to it - especially "Tennessee Stud")
Cowboy Junkies - "Lay it Down"
Plus a variety of other Jazz, Classical, Rock and Blues selections.
Gear listed in the previous post. I did go back to the JAN-Sylvania 6SN7W I got from @mhardy6647 as, after my preliminary listening session, I felt it better matched the Unity Audio cables.
Before we get started, a huge "Thank You" to Omer ( @cableguy ), the driving force behind Unity Audio for supplying a pair of his Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables for review.
Construction is excellent. Cables are heavy, but not stiff. Nice and easy to manage. Materials appear to be very good. These appear to be a simple and direct design. Fine by me - I've heard very complex (and very expensive) speaker cables do great damage to the music.
The Unity Audio Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables are enjoyable and satisfying cables. They don't seem to gloss things over too much, letting the "bite" of horns and guitars come through while only rounding things a bit.
Good top to bottom balance.
Reasonably detailed without being overly etched.
Soundstage? On a well recorded album (think Classical RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence albums) the Unity Audio cables didn't mess with instrumental placement. Maybe slightly reduced in size and focus from my reference Dueland 12ga Tinned.
Bass? Definitely decent bass, although not the deepest or most pronounced - that crown belongs to the (5X the price) EWA LS-25 speaker cables.
So where does all that leave us?
The Unity Audio Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables do a lot of things right. Their sins are of slight omission and are consonant with the music.
The bottom line for me is always the emotional connection I feel with the music. If a component does not allow me to connect with the music I love, it matters not how well it does anything else.....
So, did the Unity Audio Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables allow me to connect to the music?
Now we are talking about matters of degree. The answer is yes, but.......
The Unity Audio cables did allow me to connect to the music, just not quite to the extent that I get with my reference Dueland 12ga Tinned. As I said, a matter of degree.
Could I live with the Cancer Fighters? Yes, these are very good speaker cables - especially for $180/pr.
They are definitely better than the Canare 4S11 in the Living Room System and felt right at home in the Man Cave System.
Thank you, again, Omer ( @cableguy ) for the opportunity to review the Unity Audio Cancer Fighter Speaker Cables.