Cables

Black Rhodium Ace and Star USB Cables

September 1, 2014
Black Rhodium Ace and Star USB Cables

Nicolas Ripley has posted a review of the Black Rhodium Ace (£90) and Star (£192) USB cables at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I’m impressed with both Black Rhodium cables, but Star lives up to its name. It really is a star, capable of letting your DAC be more unfettered by its surroundings. Star’s RFI-busting properties...
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Audioquest Forest, Cinnamon, and Carbon USB Cables

August 29, 2014
Audioquest Forest, Cinnamon, and Carbon USB Cables

Patrick Dillon has posted a review of the Forest ($39), Cinnamon ($79), and Carbon ($169) USB cables at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “All cables, USB cables included – and specifically these three AudioQuest USB cables – will make a difference in your system. To what extent you notice or care is dependent on you and...
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USB Cable Shootout

August 25, 2014
USB Cable Shootout

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a shootout of USB cables. The ultimate winner was the Chord Signature Tuned Aray. You can read the full review here.
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JCAT USB Cable

August 24, 2014
JCAT USB Cable

Eric Teh has posted a review of the JCAT USB cable (€349) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The JCAT impressed me throughout my extended auditioning period with its transparency and truthfulness. Its tonal balance on individual albums very much depended on the recording. Great recordings sounded great while bad recordings came through in all...
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Mad Scientist Audio – The First and Neo Power Cords

August 18, 2014
Mad Scientist Audio – The First and Neo Power Cords

Christian Punter has posted a review of the First ($199) and Neo ($399) power cords at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “The Mad Scientist is clearly on a winning streak, each new product trumping the last. The current batch of power cables is seriously something else. No longer in the experimental stages, but true audiophile...
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Harmonic Technology Powercords AC11 Power Cords

August 18, 2014
Harmonic Technology Powercords AC11 Power Cords

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the iterations of the Harmonic Technology AC11 powercords at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “The third and fourth cables that I bought new were the AC11+ as described above: with black sleeving with white stripes and Furutech FI-11 Gold IEC and FI-E11 Gold schuko. This one sounds even...
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Avanti Audio Allegro Cables

August 12, 2014
Avanti Audio Allegro Cables

Jim Merod has posted a review of the Avanti Audio Allego cables ($130-$1345) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “My perverse interest in The Cable Art is doubtless motivated by the sort of discovery I attest to here. Allegro cables deserve listeners who seek (and recognize) their wonderful conjunction of lyrical elements: musical sex appeal,...
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TiGLON Magnesium Cables

August 11, 2014
TiGLON Magnesium Cables

Gary Lea has posted a review of the TiGLON Magnesium cables at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “In a nutshell these cables represent a very strong value in today’s market where cables can cost upwards of $25,000 a pair. Yep a pair of audio cables for the cost of a brand spanking new VW Jetta...
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Skogrand SCI Markarian 421 Interconnects and SC Markarian 421 SpeakerCables

August 8, 2014
Skogrand SCI Markarian 421 Interconnects and SC Markarian 421 SpeakerCables

Joseph Ki Cheong Ming has posted a review of the Skogrand SCI Markarian 421 interconnects and SC Markarian 421 speaker cables at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “Personally, I aspire to an audio system, which not only excel in physical sonic attributes of resolution, scaling, dynamism, staging, and delineating music’s contextual information, it must...
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REL Bassline Blue Subwoofer Cable

August 7, 2014
REL Bassline Blue Subwoofer Cable

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the REL Bassline Blue subwoofer cable (£299) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This was one of the easiest reviews to write, because it took longer to swap the cable sover than it did to recognise the performance step up Bassline Blue brings. It’s one of those it ‘does...
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Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II Interconnects and Hologram II Speaker Cables

August 6, 2014
Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II Interconnects and Hologram II Speaker Cables

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II interconnects ($551) and Hologram II speaker cables ($1098) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “Excellent cables that combine the pleasure of listening with a chunky bass, a concert-like soundstage and a very high realism of the presentation. According to my classification they are...
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iFi Audio Micro Series iDAC and Peripherals

August 5, 2014
iFi Audio Micro Series iDAC and Peripherals

Paul Mah has posted a review of the iFi Audio Micro Series iDAC ($299) and peripherals at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Generally speaking, the overall sound is smoother with the full complement of iFi devices in just about every recording I played. This added smoothness made listening more appealing. With one notable exception, I could...
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TotalDAC D1 Filtered USB Cable

August 4, 2014
TotalDAC D1 Filtered USB Cable

John Darko has posted a review of the TotalDAC D1 filtered USB cable (€360) at 6moons. His conclusions: “See-sawing inclinations like these remind us. Just like their loudspeaker and interconnecting brethren, USB cables don’t exist in isolation. They’re part of a longer chain of command. Your preference for the LightHarmonic LightSpeed or TotalDAC D1...
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Zentara Reference Interconnects and Speaker Cables

July 28, 2014
Zentara Reference Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Greg Simmons has posted a review of the Zentara Reference interconnects ($950) and speaker cables ($1050) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I’m going back to the original conclusion I wrote for the TF-8 and IC-4 cables: “…what comes through is a little more detail, a little more resolution, a little more information at the...
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Ortofon 6NX-TSW1010 Tonearm Cable

July 26, 2014
Ortofon 6NX-TSW1010 Tonearm Cable

Rob Johnson has posted a review of the Ortofon 6NX-TSW1010 tonearm cable ($325) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “This cable offers a big sound, meaning that it supports a huge soundstage, with both width and height. Vocals sound very upfront, both as part of the perceived stage and in terms of their relation to the...
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German HighEnd LGS Speaker Cables

July 25, 2014
German HighEnd LGS Speaker Cables

Jorg Damus has posted a review of the German HighEnd LGS speaker cables (€2275) at 6moons. His conclusions: “In my system, German Highend’s LGS locked into sharp focus and to perfection. But—and depending on application this could be a small downer—daily use and mechanical stability are wedded at the hip. Aside from immunity to...
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Antipodes Reference Jumpers

July 23, 2014
Antipodes Reference Jumpers

Martin Appel has posted a review of the Antipodes Audio Reference jumpers at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “I could go on about the equal treatment to all frequencies or the wonderful presentation of voices and instruments, but I think you get the picture. I know I did. If you’re in need of jumpers for your...
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Norodst Valhalla 2 Cable System

July 19, 2014
Norodst Valhalla 2 Cable System

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Norodst Valhalla 2 interconnects (£7599), speaker cables (£10,799), and power cords (£599) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I’ve shied away from the term ‘coherent cable loom’ here, but Nordost Valhalla 2 is the very model of coherence. It ties systems together in an holistic manner often sought,...
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Dynamic Design AE15 Spirit Digital Power Cord

July 19, 2014
Dynamic Design AE15 Spirit Digital Power Cord

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Dynamic Design AE15 Spirit Digital power cord ($1200) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I mentioned earlier that I considered a digital power cord to be the one of the least significant cables in the audio chain. Obviously I stand corrected. Using the Dynamic Design AE15 Spirit...
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Nordost Vahalla 2 Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords

July 14, 2014
Nordost Vahalla 2 Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Nordost Vahalla 2 interconnects (£7599), speaker cables (£10,799) and power cords (£4,599) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I’ve shied away from the term ‘coherent cable loom’ here, but Nordost Valhalla 2 is the very model of coherence. It ties systems together in an holistic manner often sought,...
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