Cables

Zu Audio Mission Cables

May 7, 2011
Zu Audio Mission Cables

John Hoffman has posted a review of the Zu Audio Mission cables ($299-$399) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: ZU Audio latest cable is certainly an unusual product, as the geometry is unique to the market and its performance exceeds its price. I find it refreshing that a wire manufacturer is willing to lay...
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Chord Company Sarum Digital Cable

May 2, 2011
Chord Company Sarum Digital Cable

Malcolm Steward has posted a review of the Chord Company Sarum digital cable (£1500) at AVGuide. Some of his observations: Sarum demonstrates that this was not truly the case because its silences appear far more acutely defined. What this does to music’s timing has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Rhythms are better...
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Exemplar Audio Portal Cables

April 30, 2011
Exemplar Audio Portal Cables

Norm Luttbeg has posted a review of the Exemplar Audio Portal cables ($1400-$3200) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: My overall conclusion about the Exemplar Portals is that the total system is a must to hear what they do. And what they do is to give you an ease to the music with great detail,...
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Sablon Audio Robusto Power Cord

April 9, 2011
Sablon Audio Robusto Power Cord

Dennis Parham has posted a review of the Sablon Audio The Robusto power cord ($625) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: he Robusto AC powercord demonstrated its true-to-life qualities, fleshing out all the music with its almost tube-like (read holographic) qualities. In the end, the most impressive attributes of the Robusto AC powercords lies in...
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Acoustic Revive USB Cables

April 7, 2011
Acoustic Revive USB Cables

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Acoustic Revive USB-1.0SP (~€325) and USB-5.0PL (~€500) USB cables at High Fidelity. His conclusions: This is how those cables sound. They are very resolving and transparent. They do not warm or thin the sound – except for one moment: the Furutech has slightly more saturated midrange,...
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Zendo Cable Interconnects by Mundorf

April 7, 2011
Zendo Cable Interconnects by Mundorf

Ralph Werner has posted a review of the Zendo Cable (Mundorf) interconnects (starting at €331/349) at 6moons. His conclusions: Zendo’s line-level cables are ultra transparent operators in an elevated but far from bleeding price class. Tonally and on taste they are most suitable for neutral to slightly warmer systems where they will really impress...
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Genesis Absolute Fidelity Cables

April 4, 2011
Genesis  Absolute Fidelity Cables

Jim Merod has posted a review of the Genesis Absolute Fidelity interconnects ($1800/pair) and speaker cables ($3200) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: First, Gary Koh's "underground" interconnects and speaker wires stand shoulder to shoulder, or nearly so, with the most transcendent and truly expensive cables which constitute the top of contemporary audio cable...
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Audio Magic Oracle and Liquid Magic Power Cables

March 31, 2011
Audio Magic Oracle and Liquid Magic Power Cables

Nicholas Bedworth has posted a review of the Audio Magic Oracle power conditioner ($8500) and Liquid Magic Power Cables ($1800) at 6moons. His conclusions: Popping the Oracle into my digital source minimalist system without preamp, the first thing that struck me was how a layer of grit, grunge and vaguely defined non-musical sounds were...
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Harmonic Technology Magic Audio HDMI 1.4 Cable

March 25, 2011
Harmonic Technology Magic Audio HDMI 1.4 Cable

Roy Harris has posted a review of the Harmonic Technology Magic Audio HDMI Rev. 1.4A High Speed Cable ($249) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: Of the three HDMI cables reviewed so far the Harmonic Technology sounded most natural, timbrally, least focused and sharp, perhaps, slightly deemphasizing the lower treble and placing more emphasis upon the...
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Cardas HDMI 1.4 Cable

March 20, 2011
Cardas HDMI 1.4 Cable

Roy Harris has posted a review of the Cardas HDMI 1.4 cable ($118) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: Both cables shared similarities with respect to stage width and depth. Differences were noted in the degree of articulation vs. fullness. The Audioquest Coffee was more full, while the Cardas was somewhat more resolving. Perhaps the extra...
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Locus Design Quiet Parable Analog Interconnect

March 20, 2011
Locus Design Quiet Parable Analog Interconnect

Andy Schaub has posted a review of the Locus Design Quiet Parable analog interconnect ($5450) at Positive Feedback Online. Some of his observations: Again, I stress the words "enigmatic or mystical" as the depth and richness that the Parables conveyed took on shaman-like proportions, as if an incantation had been uttered over the Rega...
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PSC Audio AG Mon0lith Interconnect

March 7, 2011
PSC Audio AG Mon0lith Interconnect

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the PSC Audio AG Mon0lith interconnect ($42,000) at 6moons. His conclusions: Reviewing cables is no easy gig. Differences between well-designed cables—and especially those using similar topologies and materials—can be subtle so an ultra-revealing system (which can take away from personal listening pleasure) is an absolute must. In...
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Sablon Audio THE ROBUSTO Power Cable

March 4, 2011
Sablon Audio THE ROBUSTO Power Cable

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Sablon Audio THE ROBUSTO power cable ($750) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: Tone that this British cable introduces to the sound it different than the one of Acrolink. Treble in comparison is slightly rounded and there is less information in it. Upper midrange (1-2 kHz) is...
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Live Cable SIGNATURE Power Cable

March 4, 2011
Live Cable SIGNATURE Power Cable

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Live Cable SIGNATURE power cable (€3450) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: Sound of this Dutch cable is as distinct as its look. Plugging it into the system makes the sound incredibly rich, smooth, there is more bass, and treble becomes more delicate – more "golden" rather...
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The Audioquest Coffee HDMI Digital Cable

March 2, 2011
The Audioquest Coffee HDMI Digital Cable

Roy Harris has posted a review of the The Audioquest Coffee HDMI Digital cable ($595) at Audiophilia. His conclusion: The terms natural, balance, mid to rear hall, smooth, and somewhat distant have been noted as the salient affects of the cable upon the sound of my stereo system. One of the challenges of any...
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Cable Research Bronze Interconnects Speaker Cables

February 23, 2011
Cable Research Bronze Interconnects  Speaker Cables

Neil Gader has posted a review of theCable Research Lab Bronze Series interconnects and speaker cables ($895 for speaker cable up to 12’ and two pairs of interconnect up to 3 meters) at AVGuide. His conclusions: On this disc image focus can be extraordinary, and though it’s very good here, the Bronze still gives...
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INEX Innovation Photon A200 Preamp, Amp and Cables

February 22, 2011
INEX Innovation Photon A200 Preamp, Amp and Cables

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the INEX Innovation Photon A200 Preamp ($12,500), Photon Monoblocks ($14,000/pair) and Photon Cables (interconnect $2400, digital $1300) at Dagogo. His conclusions: I believe that INEX Innovation with the Photon series of components and cables have a bright future. These engineers have proven that you can look at...
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Synergistic Research Galileo Cable and Interconnect

February 8, 2011
Synergistic Research Galileo Cable and Interconnect

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the Synergistic Research Galileo speaker cables ($40,000/pair) and interconnects ($25,000/pair) at AVGuide. His conclusions: Yes, the Galileo is more complicated than other cables and interconnects—and that complication can become a complication if you forget to plug those mini power-supplies in snugly (although their fit is very firm...
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Acrolink 8N-A2080III Evo Interconnect

February 2, 2011
Acrolink 8N-A2080III Evo Interconnect

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Acrolink 8N-A2080III Evo interconnect (€2000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: Because the timbre of the 8N-A2080III Evo is slightly softer, the attack is slightly rounded, this will superbly fit the best, absolutely top system, which do not expect the “full truth”, because this “truth” will kill...
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Cardas Clear Tonearm Cable

February 1, 2011
Cardas Clear Tonearm Cable

Garrett Hongo has posted a review of the Cardas Clear tonearm cable ($1176) at Soundstage Hi-Fi. His conclusions: Cardas has a winner in the Clear phono cable. With most LPs, mono or stereo, and with three different cartridges, I found the Clear’s dominant trait to be a gorgeous clarity — the cable completely deserves...
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Kubala-Sosna Elation! Digital Cable

February 1, 2011
Kubala-Sosna Elation! Digital Cable

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Kubala-Sonsa digital cable ($2700) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: Sonically, I find it closest to the Kharma Enigma XLR digital in terms of timbre and tonal balance, which means it competes with the best available. It has all the Elation! hallmarks: the enviable top-to-bottom integration,...
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IsoTek Syncro Power Cable

January 19, 2011
IsoTek Syncro Power Cable

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the IsoTek Syncro power cable (£875) at AVGuide. His conclusions: Syncro knocks out this DC on the mains problem in one fell swoop, by rebalancing the AC sinewave. And it can be no small change, at once making the system capable of playing louder with less hardness...
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Shunyata V-Ray V2 Power Conditioner and CX AC Cables

January 12, 2011
Shunyata V-Ray V2 Power Conditioner and CX AC Cables

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Shunyata Research V-Ray V2 power conditioner ($5000) and CX Series power cords ($1200-$3500) at AVGuide. His conclusions: With the V-Ray V2 and CX Series power cords, Shunyata has elevated what was an outstanding AC power system to what is, in my experience, the state of the...
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Kubala-Sosna Elation! Cables

January 3, 2011
Kubala-Sosna  Elation! Cables

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Kubala-Sosna Elation! interconnects ($6000 first meter, $1200 each additional meter), speaker cables ($6000 first meter, $1200 each additional meter), and power cord ($1800 meter, $500 each additional meter) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: You'll recognize the K-S signature in the Elation!, all the hallmarks of...
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Luminous Audio Mega Power Lynx AC Power Cord

January 1, 2011
Luminous Audio Mega Power Lynx AC Power Cord

Michael Wechsberg has posted a review of the Luminous Audio Mega Power Lynx AC power cord ($) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: It appears to be well made, looks nice with its silvery outer jacket and is fairly heavy indicating no skimping on materials… Here is an excerpt from the Luminous Audio Technology...
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