Cables

Vermouth Red Velvet Power Cable

October 24, 2014
Vermouth Red Velvet Power Cable

WL Low has posted a review of the Vermouth Red Velvet power cable (~$500) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “here’s hardly anything out there in hifi today that’ll put a smile back in to one’s face for the little pittance of asking price, nothing else comes close giving this kind of bang for buck pleasure....
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EnKlein David Interconnect and T-Rex Power Cord

October 24, 2014
EnKlein David Interconnect and T-Rex Power Cord

Ray Seda has posted a review of the EnKlein David interconnect ($14,000) and T-Rex power cord ($5095) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “EnKlein’s ground-breaking work in the development and implementation of EMISS, aka Dragon Skin, in conjunction with the work in shielding even the terminations from the ill-effects of their surroundings have yielded a result...
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Darwin Ascension Plus Interconnects and Ascension Speaker Cables

October 18, 2014
Darwin Ascension Plus Interconnects and Ascension Speaker Cables

Greg Simmons has posted a review of the Darwin Ascension Plus interconnects ($795) and Ascension speaker cables ($1795) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I no longer believe that there is any such thing as the “best” or “perfect” cable because any product’s performance is always going to be so intertwined with external factors like...
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Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY Cable System

October 17, 2014
Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY Cable System

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY cable system (£1100-£1650) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY is not a trivial investment if you think of it in whole-system terms, but that investment is in line with the kind of top-end equipment with which it works. In...
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Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF, FEQ PowerCell Equalizer and Element CTS Digital Power Cord

October 9, 2014
Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF, FEQ PowerCell Equalizer and Element CTS Digital Power Cord

Mike Giraardi has posted a review of the Synergistic Research PowerCell 10 UEF ($6000), FEQ PowerCell Equalizer ($995) and Element CTS Digital power cord ($3000) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The PowerCell 10 UEF, FEQ PowerCell Equalizer, and Element C.T.S. Digital AC power cable are engineering breakthroughs that are well made, deliver on their...
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Nordost Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable

October 9, 2014
Nordost Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable

Dennis Davis has posted a review of the Nordost Heimdall 2 headphone cable ($799) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The bottom line is that the Heimdall 2 is the headphone cable to beat. While it’s not inexpensive, my comparative listening clearly demonstrated that you can spend a lot more on a custom headphone...
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Sablon Audio Petit Corona Power Cords

October 7, 2014
Sablon Audio Petit Corona Power Cords

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Sablon Audio Petit Corona power cords ($750) at 6moons. His conclusions: “To conclude with generalities, I’d pigeonhole the Petit Corona’s sonic signature as one of a fistful of thick copper, not silver or Palladium. With related imagery, I’d call up a powerful push-pull valve amp, not...
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Madison Audio Labs E3 Extreme 1 Speaker Cables

October 3, 2014
Madison Audio Labs E3 Extreme 1 Speaker Cables

Scott Fraser has posted a review of the Madison Audio Labs E3 Extreme 1 speaker cables ($1668 CAD) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions: “One can be perfectly content with their Hifi rig, well, some of us can, until something happens to throw a wrench into things. I was content with my cables until...
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Luminous Audio Technology Mega Power Lynx Power Cord

October 3, 2014
Luminous Audio Technology Mega Power Lynx Power Cord

Frank Alles has posted a review of the Luminous Audio Technology Mega Power Lynx power cord ($649) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The Luminous Audio Mega Power Lynx has made me a believer in the power of Spintronics. Its ultra-quiet background allows low-level details to emerge and be perceived like never before, and its...
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Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable

September 28, 2014
Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable

Myles Astor has posted a review of the Audience Au24 SE phono cable ($1290) at Positive Feedback. “Audience has clearly broken the price/performance barrier with their newest Au24 SE phono cables. No matter which cartridge is mounted in the 3D arm—the Lyra, Transfiguration or Koetsu—the Audience brings out the best attributes of each. The...
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Artisan Silver Calbles Ultimate Silver Dream Interconnects

September 27, 2014
Artisan Silver Calbles Ultimate Silver Dream Interconnects

CW has posted a review of the Artisan Silver Cables Ultimate Silver Dream interconnects (£259) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions: “These cables sound lightning fast and come across as having excellent timing and musicality. high-end cables can deliver new insight in a slightly forensic way, where you know you’ve been told more, but the...
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Triode Wire Labs Cable Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords

September 23, 2014
Triode Wire Labs Cable Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords

Joël Chevassus has posted a review of the Triode Wire Labs inteconnects ($349), speaker cables ($849) and power cords ($388) at 6moons. His conclusions: “o my ears, Peter Grzybowski succeeded to design highly resolving wires without really modifying the signal to preserve the musical coherence of the playback chain. Instrumental and vocal timbres always...
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Cardas Clear XLR Interlink Inteconnects

September 23, 2014
Cardas Clear XLR Interlink Inteconnects

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Cardas Clear XLR Interlink interconnect ($2344) at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “Here’s a cable that introduces zero artifacts, while still sounding utterly musical, making for a seemingly impossible combination of musical traits. The Clear doesn’t have any character in the traditional sense, yet its sound isn’t...
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Audio Sensibility Power Cords

September 22, 2014
Audio Sensibility Power Cords

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of four Audio Sensibility power cords ($139-$999). Their conclusions: “From the $139 CDN Impact SE right up to the flagship $999 CDN Signature V2, Audio Sensibility’s A/C cables easily compete with power cords from other companies that cost 3 to 4 times as much. Their “direct sales” business...
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B.M.C. PureDAC and PureUSB1 Active USB Cable

September 20, 2014
B.M.C. PureDAC and PureUSB1 Active USB Cable

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the B.M.C. PureDAC ($1790) and PureUSB1 active USB cable ($390) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “If you are frustrated with Redbook, or have an itch to improve your closer to Mid-Fi preamp as well as upgrade the digital in your rig, then the hybrid PureDAC is an excellent...
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Audience, Dynamic Design, and Voodoo Cable Power Cords

September 18, 2014
Audience, Dynamic Design, and Voodoo Cable Power Cords

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Audience ($2420), Dynamic Design ($1200-$3500), and Voodoo Cable ($1100-$1500) power cords at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Hints of warmth and superb bass extension ably underscore the effortless bloom and roomy soundstage performance of this power cord…Balanced and immersive big-buck performance for half the price of...
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Skogrand SC Beethoven Speaker Cables

September 16, 2014
Skogrand SC Beethoven Speaker Cables

Myles B. Astor has posted a review of the Skogrand SC Beethoven speaker cables ($22,000) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Skogrand’s SC Beethoven is far from the cheapest cable on the market. Yet with the release of new “Super” cables from companies such as MIT, Transparent Audio,TARA Labs, etc, the SC Beethoven is today...
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Rite Audio Cables HC Sound Pipe Power Cord

September 16, 2014
Rite Audio Cables HC Sound Pipe Power Cord

Tom Gibbs has posted a review of the Rite Audio Cables HC Sound Pipe power cord ($67) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The first thing I noticed is that the music emerged from a blacker background than with the stock cord—the effect was not at all subtle. I immediately started cranking the volume closer...
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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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