Cables

Wireworld Brings the Best Test of Cable Fidelity to T.H.E. Show Newport 2016

May 24, 2016
Wireworld Brings the Best Test of Cable Fidelity to T.H.E. Show Newport 2016

Wireworld Cable Technology—respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables—will bring its acclaimed Audio Cable Polygraph presentation to T.H.E. Show Newport on June 3-5, 2016 at the Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA.  Presentations will be at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm in Room 1016. Founder and Designer, David Salz, offers the best test of audio cable fidelity for attendees to hear exactly what cables to...
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Wireworld Starlight 7 Digital Cables

May 24, 2016
Wireworld Starlight 7 Digital Cables

Marc Andre has posted a review of the Gold Starlight 7 balanced AES/EBU digital cable ($), the Starlight 7 USB ($90) USB cable, and the Platinum Starlight 7 USB cable ($550) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Gold Starlight 7 AES/EBU and Platinum Starlight 7 USB are not inexpensive by any means, but...
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Marigo Labs Iridium v1.0 Power Cable

May 11, 2016
Marigo Labs Iridium v1.0 Power Cable

Robert S. Youman has posted a review of the Marigo Labs Iridium v1.0 power cable ($3650) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “There was some clear decisive synergy going on with a variety of digital components—that includes DACs, transports, music servers and even digital amplifiers. However, I would not box them in or limit them...
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Zu Audio Event II Speaker Cable

May 8, 2016
Zu Audio Event II Speaker Cable

Frederic Beudot has posted a review of the Zu Audio Event II interconnects ($860-$1000) and speaker cables ($870-$2808) at 6moons. His conclusions: “What I can attest to is that they have created a line of cables that had no issues equaling and at times challenging all of my in-house wires regardless of price. I...
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Mad Scientist HAC and HAC Plus Interconnects

May 5, 2016
Mad Scientist HAC and HAC Plus Interconnects

Christian Punter has posted a review of the Mad Scientist HAC and HAC Plus interconnects at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “With superbly transparent sounding cables, oftentimes the price to pay is a less forgiving nature and/or lack of substance or body. Not so with the Mad Scientist cables. Without sounding clinical or deprived of...
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Daniel Hertz 2-C Interconnects

May 5, 2016
Daniel Hertz 2-C Interconnects

Chrisiaan Punter has posted a review of the Daniël Hertz 2-C interconnects at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “These are highly revealing speakers that with the wrong cables can become unpleasant in the upper midrange and lower treble. These interlinks don’t detract from the horns’ inherent resolution yet will never provoke them.” You can read...
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Straight Wire Crescendo II Interconnects

May 5, 2016
Straight Wire Crescendo II Interconnects

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Straight Wire Crescendo II interconnects at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “Like the aforementioned Cardas, this Straight Wire sort of represents the sound as I came to like it in the 90’s, when Krell, Levinson, Wadia et all were popular and although the use of this cable...
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Fono Acustica Virtuoso Interconnects, Speaker Cables, and Power Cords

May 5, 2016
Fono Acustica Virtuoso Interconnects, Speaker Cables, and Power Cords

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Fono Acustica Virtuoso interconnects (€14,000), speaker cables (€43,900), and power cords (€12,000) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “For those of a more artistic bent, who want to engage with music rather than analyze it, Fono Acustica’s Virtuoso cables’ combination of musical and emotional drama, weight,...
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KBL Sound Zodiac Cable Loom

April 30, 2016
KBL Sound Zodiac Cable Loom

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the KBL Sound Zodiac interconnects (~€750), speaker cables (~€1475), and power cord (~€925) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Zodiac line offers certain qualities, certain sonic character. What they have to offer is highly sought by experienced audiophiles who are not impressed by very fast and detailed cables...
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Atlas Cables Eos Power Distribution Block and Cable Loom

April 29, 2016
Atlas Cables Eos Power Distribution Block and Cable Loom

Atlas Cables Eos distribution block (£295), Eos power cables (£160), Equator Integra MK3 nterconnects (£75), Equator MK2 speaker cables (£120) and Element optical cables (£30) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The EOS modular electrical block and its associated cables are well made and offer a slightly different presentation to the music. This quality product...
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Studio Connections Platinum Digital Cable

April 29, 2016
Studio Connections Platinum Digital Cable

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Studio Connections Platinum digital cable (£1350) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “What we do care about is a cable which is honestly made by an individual who can clearly prove his credentials and review processes such as these which independently broadcasts opinions on the cables in...
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O2A Quintessence SUBLIM Speaker Cables

April 28, 2016
O2A Quintessence SUBLIM Speaker Cables

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the O2A Quintessence SUBLIM speaker cables (€1760) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Neutrality is the keyword here and the entire frequency spectrum is in correct balance from top to bottom, so it isn’t a cable designed to impress with its attention grabbing fireworks. It is all too...
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Purist Audio Design 25th Anniversary Phono Cable

April 18, 2016
Purist Audio Design 25th Anniversary Phono Cable

Matej Isak has posted a review of the Purist Audio Design 25th Anniversary phono cable () at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “Being the man of tone and timbre I like and love when these attributes are embed with the transparency. It was a real pleasure to experience Purist Audio Design 25th Anniversary Phono...
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Audeze SINE Headphones and Cipher Lightning Cable

April 16, 2016
Audeze SINE Headphones and Cipher Lightning Cable

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Audeze SINE headphones and Cipher Lightning cable (together $499) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “Sound quality is refined and coherent, doing a great job of making the whole of the music nicely integrated. A bit less uneven treble, a bit of bass boost and a smidge...
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Skogrand Cables Ravel Interconnects and Speaker Cables

April 16, 2016
Skogrand Cables Ravel Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Tom Mathew has posted a review of the Skogrand Cables Ravel interconnects ($6180) and speaker cables ($6180) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “The Skogrand Ravels epitomize this delicate balance by conveying both the truth and the beauty of recorded music with equal amounts of unerring fidelity and consummate grace. Loads of information, loads of...
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Ricable Ultimate and Hi End Speaker Cables

April 3, 2016
Ricable Ultimate and Hi End Speaker Cables

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Ricable Ultimate (€160) and Hi End (€280) speaker cables at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “The Ultimate is a fine cable if you’re looking to get a very affordable, neutral speaker cable that looks the part and sounds better (fuller) than entry level products. But the Ultimate...
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Audio Reference Technology Monolith SE Cable Loom

March 30, 2016
Audio Reference Technology Monolith SE Cable Loom

Greg Petan has posted a review of the Audio Reference Technology Monolith SE interconnects ($1740-1900), speaker cables ($3540), and power cords ($1270) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The A.R.T. is color and emotion, power and impact. At this stage I find myself as a music lover and audiophile and I have to go for the...
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Ricable Supreme Signal Interconnects

March 27, 2016
Ricable Supreme Signal Interconnects

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Ricable Supreme Signal interconnects (€180-€250) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “These cables are very well balanced and voiced slightly toward the solid and dark rather than the light and airy. Importanly: timbre is very natural, and that’s one of the more important factors for me.” You...
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AudioQuest Sydney, Yukon, Water and Earth Interconnects

March 25, 2016
AudioQuest Sydney, Yukon, Water and Earth Interconnects

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the AudioQuest Sydney, Yukon, Water and Earth interconnects ($259-$1389). His conclusions: “As always the trick is to get the best balance in any given system, and with a range this extended, AudioQuest are bound to have the ideal cable for every budget and and just about any...
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Enklein David Power Cables

March 22, 2016
Enklein David Power Cables

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the EnKlein David power cables ($7750) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Perhaps the highest compliment I can grant to Enklein’s David Power Cord is it transmits just what the microphone recorded. Those listeners who value fidelity to the source at the top of their list will find...
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SVS SoundPath Interconnects and Ultra Speaker Cables

March 19, 2016
SVS SoundPath Interconnects and Ultra Speaker Cables

Michael Palmer has posted a review of the SVS SoundPath interconnects ($50) and Ultra speaker cables ($88) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “How do the SVS cables perform as compared to any of the much more expensive and esoteric cables on the market? To be honest, I don’t much care. Their presentation was...
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Verastarr Grand Illusion Cable Loom

March 18, 2016
Verastarr Grand Illusion Cable Loom

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Verastarr Grand Illusion interconnects ($1099), speaker cables ($2124), and poser cables ($2499) at 6moons. His conclusions: “he Verastarr Grand Illusions offered an exciting, robust completely involving presentation that was just a tad on the warm side of neutral, well extended at both ends of the spectrum,...
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KBL Sound Red Eye Ultimate Interconnects

March 18, 2016
KBL Sound Red Eye Ultimate Interconnects

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the KBL Sound Red Eye Ultimate interconnects (£1750) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “The detail in terms of pitch, focus and depth of sound, especially in the upper mid-range was excellent. These are excellent cables and should certainly be auditioned if you are spending this sort of...
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Danacables for the Hifiman HE-560 and HE-1000 Headphones

March 18, 2016
Danacables for the Hifiman HE-560 and HE-1000 Headphones

Jack Skowron has posted a review of Danacables for the Hifiman HE-560 and HE-1000 headphones ($650) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “So, upgrading the cables on the HE-560 and HE-1000 definitely bring performance up. In the case of the 560, the Dana brings the performance quite a few notches, by eliminating some of the high...
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Shunyata Research’s Venom PS8, Venom HC, and Venom Defender

March 16, 2016
Shunyata Research’s Venom PS8, Venom HC, and Venom Defender

Doug Schneider has posted a review of the Shunyata Research’s Venom PS8 power distributor ($695), Venom HC power cable ($295), and Venom Defender surge protector ($195) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “This combination of Venom PS8, Venom Defender, and Venom HC represented my entry into the world of Shunyata Research, in order to establish...
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