Cables

KBL Sound Red Eye Digital Cable

December 19, 2014
KBL Sound Red Eye Digital Cable

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the KBL Sound Red Eye digital cable (~€1000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It always allows for amazingly pleasant contact with music and it never does anything wrong. It will save more then one expensive system that delivers a lot of sounds and but not music. When...
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Acoustic Revive Cables and Accessories

December 18, 2014
Acoustic Revive Cables and Accessories

Jeff Day has posted a review of a variety of Acoustic Revive cables and accessories at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Once again I’ve got carried away writing about Acoustic Revive products here in The Eleventh House, and as always they seem to captivate my interest with their fascinating design principles, superb quality, and downright...
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USB Cable Shootout: Wireworld, DH Labs, and Cardas

December 15, 2014
USB Cable Shootout: Wireworld, DH Labs, and Cardas

Jonathan Lo has posted a review and comparison of the Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7.0 ($700), DH Labs Silver Sonic ($70), and Cardas Clear ($134) USB cables. His conclusions: “Between the all-copper Cardas, silver-clad DH Labs, and pure silver Wireworld, there is surely a USB cable that will serve most music lover’s preferences and biases.”...
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Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7 Speaker Cables

December 13, 2014
Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7 Speaker Cables

John E. Johnson, Jr. has posted a review of the Wireworld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables ($70/meter plus termination) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “In essence, speaker cables can make an improvement in what you hear through your speakers. But, depending on many variables, such as the output impedance of...
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Nordost Norse 2 Heimdall 2 Cables

December 8, 2014
Nordost Norse 2 Heimdall 2 Cables

George de Sa has posted a review of a complete loom of Nordost Norse 2 Heimdall 2 cables at Canada Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “I think I’ve said enough but if my enthusiasm for the Heimdall 2 is not yet evident then I apologize for my own inadequacy in telling their story. Just take my...
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JIB ‘Digital Glass’ Toslink Cable

December 7, 2014
JIB ‘Digital Glass’ Toslink Cable

Dan Worth has posted a review of the JIB ‘Digital Glass’ Toslink cable () at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “JIB bridges the gap for me, offering a cable which is a true contender with electrical SPDIF based cables making the decision no longer as simple as I thought it once was. I’m extremely impressed...
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Esprit Audio Beta Interconnects and Speaker Cables

December 6, 2014
Esprit Audio Beta Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Joël Chevassus has posted a review of the Espirit Audio Beta interconnects (€420) and speaker cables (€580) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Esprit’s Beta line price/quality ratio seemed very favourable to my ears. The Beta line easily competes with pricier contenders, its main assets being precise imaging, coherence, resolution and neutrality. Like my favorite wires,...
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Tellurium Q Digital Cable Range

December 5, 2014
Tellurium Q Digital Cable Range

Nicolas Ripley has posted a review of the Tellurium Q digital cable range (£298-£740) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Perhaps the one of the strongest things the Tellurium Q cables have in their favour is their consistency, both vertically and horizontally. By that, I mean that the cables have a distinct and common sound, whether...
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MG Audio Design Planus Interconnects and Speaker Cables

December 3, 2014
MG Audio Design Planus Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Pete Davey has posted a review of the MG Audio Design Planus interconnects ($700) and speaker cables ($3600) at Positive Feedback. Hiss conclusions: “hese are the cables you want to use if you’re really into transparency and accuracy. With great design comes some compromise, you need to ensure your system is already dialed in...
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ETI RibbonTEK Speaker Cables

December 3, 2014
ETI RibbonTEK Speaker Cables

Greg Voth has posted a review of the ETI RibbinTEK speaker cables ($700) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “ETI’s RibbonTek speaker cables offer a great value – they may indeed be giant killers. The RibbonTek cable’s simple appointments, solid construction and a level of performance far surpasses their $700 price point. They are dynamic...
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Inex Innovation Photon USB to S/PDIF Converter and USB2 Audio Cable

December 2, 2014
Inex Innovation Photon USB to S/PDIF Converter and USB2 Audio Cable

Roger Gordon has posted a review of the Inex Innovation Photon USB to S/PDIF converter and USB2 cable (together, $1200) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Photon USB2 is in fact a power line conditioner for the music signal that comes out of your music server/computer, etc. It works extremely well at getting the...
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Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7 Speaker Cables

December 1, 2014
Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7 Speaker Cables

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Wireworld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables ($70/meter plus termination) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “As with any system, to reap the maximum benefit from any cable, make sure to optimize speaker placement and component setup before investing in anyone’s wire, so that you can more easily hear the...
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Sablon Audio Panatela LAN Cable

November 30, 2014
Sablon Audio Panatela LAN Cable

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Sablon Audio Panatela LAN cable ($400) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “In summary, the Panatela LAN is perhaps Mark’s most diabolical offering yet. If you stream audio and are satisfied with your system, the Panatela LAN just might be the ideal finishing touch. With my system...
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Gobel Lacorde Statement XLR Interconnects and Loudspeaker Cables

November 30, 2014
Gobel Lacorde Statement XLR Interconnects and Loudspeaker Cables

Dirk Sommer has posted a review of the Lacorde Statement XLR interconnects (€5000) and loudspeaker cables (€20,000) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I’m sorry, I can not see any basis for criticism with the Göbel Lacorde Statement—well maybe just one: The design of the XLR connectors unfortunately precludes use with equipment that have terminals...
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DH Labs Mirage USB Cable

November 28, 2014
DH Labs Mirage USB Cable

Andre Marc has posted a review of the DH Labs Mirage USB cable ($200) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The DH Labs Mirage is the best USB cable I have used in my system. Period. While I have not had hundreds in my system, I have had enough of a sampling to make...
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Sablon Audio Petit Corona Power Cord

November 28, 2014
Sablon Audio Petit Corona Power Cord

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Sablon Audio Petit Corona power cord ($400) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The new Petite Corona is a great multi-purpose power cable and easily my favorite in this price range. In hockey parlance, it’s like a good reliable third-line centerman who can play a solid two-hundred...
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Tellurium Q Blue, Ultra Blue, and Blue Diamond Speaker Cables

November 24, 2014
Tellurium Q Blue, Ultra Blue, and Blue Diamond Speaker Cables

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Tellurium Q Blue (£17/meter), Ultra Blue (£31/meter), and Blue Diamond (£170/meter) speaker cables. His conclusions: “All three cables are in their own right and price range terrific achievers and more than that stand-out music making aids, and each deserve respect, not just as the link between...
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MIT Cables HTS1XLR Balanced Interconnect and HTS1S Speaker Cable

November 20, 2014
MIT Cables HTS1XLR Balanced Interconnect and HTS1S Speaker Cable

Constantine Soo has posted a review of the MIT Cables HTS1XLR balanced interconnect ($258/pair) and HTS1S speaker cable ($298/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “For the readers who have the upper-echelon MIT Cables in a mega system, you know I’m right. But for the rest of our budget-minded readers, the HTS1 series of cables with...
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Verrmouth Audio Black Pearl Speaker Cables

November 20, 2014
Verrmouth Audio Black Pearl Speaker Cables

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Vermouth Audio Black Pearl speaker cables (£575) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “While the Vermouth Audio Black Pearls are not the absolute best at resolving every last drop of music from a recording, I don’t see that as a negative attribute, rather as a positive benefit...
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Epiphany Acoustics Atrius 3 Interconnects

November 20, 2014
Epiphany Acoustics Atrius 3 Interconnects

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the Epiphany Acoustics Atrius interconnects (£99) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The amount of detail the Atratus III can muster up is really quite remarkable, I never once even considered the fact that I was missing information in any performance although the lower end conveyed it in...
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