Cables

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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Silnote Audio Orion M-1 Master Reference and Epirus Master Reference USB Cables

March 16, 2016
Silnote Audio Orion M-1 Master Reference and Epirus Master Reference USB Cables

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the Silnote Audio Orion M-1 Master Reference ($695) and Epirus Master Reference ($995) USB cables at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Silnote Audio Cables Orion yields a warmer, less defined sound than does the Epirus. As copper tends to have a more lush, but slightly less distinct sound...
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Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 Speaker Cables and Interconnects, Atmosphere Level 3 Power Cord, Grounding Block and HD Ground Cables

March 16, 2016
Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 Speaker Cables and Interconnects, Atmosphere Level 3 Power Cord, Grounding Block and HD Ground Cables

Howard Kneller has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 interconnects ($2495) and Speaker cables ($4995), Atmosphere Level 3 power cord ($2995), Grounding Block ($595) and HD ground cable ($395) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “The cumulative effect of completely grounding my system was unforeseen. Details, imaging, soundstage size, dynamics, noise...
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Brandt C3 Interconnects and Cristal 1.3 Speaker Cables

March 15, 2016
Brandt C3 Interconnects and Cristal 1.3 Speaker Cables

Glen Wagenknecht has posted a review of the Brandt C3 interconnects (CHF 1’000 plus VAT) and Cristal 1.3 speaker cables (CHF 1’000 plus VAT) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Brandt Audio cables represent an interesting approach to system tuning. Mr. Brandt has chosen to build a series of cables with predetermined biases to make...
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Sablon Audio Panatela Reserva Cable Loom

March 15, 2016
Sablon Audio Panatela Reserva Cable Loom

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Sablon Audio Panatela Reserva interconnects ($1750), speaker cables ($2950), and USB cable ($900), and Corona power cord ($1950) at 6moons. His conclusions: “I still hold the Gran Corona in high regard and quite enjoy it connected to my DAC while the Reserva facilitates electron flow to...
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Ocellia Silver Cable Loom

March 14, 2016
Ocellia Silver Cable Loom

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Ocellia Silver interconnects (€1690), speaker cables (€3990), and power cable (€1590) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Yet when at correct dosage for a given system, Ocellia’s OCC approach excels at drawing sound out of speaker boxes and into the room whilst cutting any apparent connection between them....
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Black Cat Cable Lupo Interconnect

March 14, 2016
Black Cat Cable Lupo Interconnect

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Black Cat Cable Lupo interconnect ($600) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Whilst doing big space in similar fashion, Sommovigo’s Lupo fully shuns silver’s spitty spectre and sibilance and suffers no striations and stridency from leading-edge emphasis. Neither does it cop to copper’s counter compunctions. So it refuses...
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Curious Cables USB Cable

March 14, 2016
Curious Cables USB Cable

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Curious Cables USB cable ($380) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Curious not only repaired that transient emphasis, it showed more decay haloes around the instruments to illuminate spatial connections. These aspects factored despite headphonia’s strange exclusion of natural crossfeed where each ear only hears the channel...
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Furutech Fi-50 NCF Power Cord

March 14, 2016
Furutech Fi-50 NCF Power Cord

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the Furutech Fi-50 NCF power cord (~€350) at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “The newest version of the top Furutech plugs, Fl-50 NCF(R) defines new boundaries of precision, cleanness and musical realism at the same time. Cleaning the sound from harmful artifacts allows to enjoy crystal clear music,...
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Curious Cables USB Cable

March 13, 2016
Curious Cables USB Cable

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Curious Cables USB cable ($380) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “USB cable’s quality is a key to convey all these improvements. That’s why such people like Rob Woodland are so important for the future of music reproduction. His cable is a great proof of his understanding...
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Tellurium Q Silver Diamond Speaker Cables

March 13, 2016
Tellurium Q Silver Diamond Speaker Cables

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Tellurium Q silver diamond speaker cables (£350) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Treated as it is, without any comparisons Silver Diamond speaker cable will delight every music lover, every seeker of a remarkable sound. It offers everything one might expect from a highest quality cable. Dense,...
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Melodika Brown Sugar BSC2450 Speaker Cables

March 13, 2016
Melodika Brown Sugar BSC2450 Speaker Cables

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Melodika Brown Sugar BSC2450 speaker cables (~€360) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It is an honest, inexpensive and good cable which will work well in any audio system – it will not destroy or change anything in it, but will ensure comfortable listening, even for a...
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Vermouth Audio Red Velvet Speaker Cables and Black Pearl MK2 Interconnects

March 11, 2016
Vermouth Audio Red Velvet Speaker Cables and Black Pearl MK2 Interconnects

Mauro Simolo has posted a review of the Vermouth Audio Red Velvet speaker cables ($475) and Black Pearl MK2 interconnects ($340) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “Any miracles? I do not think that the company wants to do miracles. I am quite sure, though, that when I tell you the price you want to buy...
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High Fidelity Cables Magnetic Adapters

March 9, 2016
High Fidelity Cables Magnetic Adapters

Art Dudley has posted a review of the High Fidelity Cables Magnetic Adapters ($299/pair) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “With the Adapters, the pace was laggy and lackluster, and the reverb-drenched spoken intro sounded desultory and, again, tired; with the Adapters removed, this broadly paced tune was rhythmically more on track,...
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Chord Sarum Tuned Array USB Cable

March 9, 2016
Chord Sarum Tuned Array USB Cable

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Chord Sarum Tuned Array USB cable (£1000) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Although the Chord USB is far from cheap it’s been the cherry on the cake for me personally in my current setup, maybe without all the combination of my recent redesigns it wouldn’t have...
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MadScientistAudio HDC Digital Cable

March 7, 2016
MadScientistAudio HDC Digital Cable

Kurt Lassen has posted a review of the MadScientistAudio HDC digital cable ($129-$229) at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “Recommended ? This is as good as ANY cable can be for this price, or even way higher. Order now, one version or the other, both will do wonders on your system!” You can read...
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Hijiri Nagomi Power Cord

March 7, 2016
Hijiri Nagomi Power Cord

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the Hijiri Nagomi power cord (~€1250) at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “And yet the Hijiri Nagomi, with a price tag around 6.5 thousand zlotys for a 2 meter length, not even coming close to the 10000 range, boldly comes to the high-end salons, and this absolutely deservedly...
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Hijiri Nagomo X-DCH Power Cord

March 6, 2016
Hijiri Nagomo X-DCH Power Cord

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Hijiri Nagomo X-DCH power cord (€1250-€1750) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Clarity, resolution, purity not causing brightness or harshness of the sound – these are main features of this cable. It is really great to see my favorite manufacturer experimenting and making progress in terms of...
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Devialet 800 Integrated Amplifier and Synergistic Research Atmosphere Power Cord

March 5, 2016
Devialet 800 Integrated Amplifier and Synergistic Research Atmosphere Power Cord

Robert S. Youman has posted a review of the Devialet 800 integrated amplifier ($29,995) and Synergistic Research Atmosphere power cord ($1495) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Though the Devialet 800 is a hybrid Class A/D design, this all digital system might just shed a light on things to come—especially when driving the Magico Q7...
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Skogrand Cables Beethoven Interconnects and Wagner Power Cord

March 4, 2016
Skogrand Cables Beethoven Interconnects and Wagner Power Cord

Hadi Özyaşar has posted a review of the Skogrand Cables Beethoven interconnects ($22,000) and Wagner power cord ($2500) at 6moons. His conclusions: “At this juncture, these Skogrand cables were the most impressive interconnects I’ve met so far. Here we have a cable which listens instead of speaks. One day I really must meet Knut...
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Shunyata Research Venom Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords

March 3, 2016
Shunyata Research Venom Interconnects, Speaker Cables and Power Cords

Guy Lemcoe has posted a review of the Shunyata Research Venom interconnects ($295), speaker cables ($595), and power cords ($150-$395) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “And this last component of the listening experience is, to me, the most important. A system that connects me to the music at a level beyond science and...
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Oyaide Neo d+ Class A USB 2.0 Cable

March 2, 2016
Oyaide Neo d+ Class A USB 2.0 Cable

Karl Schuster has posted a review of the Oyaide Neo d+ Class A USB 2.0 cable ($50) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “In contrast, energetic music played through the Oyaide cable thrills the listener with unfettered transient peaks. Hearing saxophones, trumpets, and trombones in their full-throated glory is an exhilarating experience, but one...
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