Cables

Siltech Classic Anniversary Cables

December 31, 2010
Siltech Classic Anniversary Cables

Doug Schneider has posted a review of the Siltech Classic Anniversary 330i interconnects ($1000/pair) and 330L speaker cables ($1800/pair). His conclusions: The major qualities I attribute to the Siltech Classic Anniversary 330i and 330L — clarity, smoothness, high resolution — are, in the grand scheme of things, small things, and their liquidity and hint...
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Shunyata Power Cables and Conditioners

December 20, 2010
Shunyata Power Cables and Conditioners

Art Dudley has posted reviews of Shunyata Black Mamba CX Power Snake AC cords ($595 each), a Hydra V-Ray eight-outlet power distributor ($4995), and a specially terminated Black Mamba HC power cables ($750) in his latest Listening column at Stereophile. Some of his observations: "Winterlong" and "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere," from Neil Young...
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Neotech Amazon Series Cables

December 16, 2010
Neotech Amazon Series Cables

Clement Perry has posted a review of the Neotech Amazon Series cables (speaker cables interconnects $8000, interconnects $5500) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: For some who have auditioned this system, the highs are too laid back and don't have enough oomph. I'm not sure what to say in argument. I happen to enjoy the...
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Aural Symphonics Interconnects and Speaker Cables

December 15, 2010
Aural Symphonics Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Ray Seda has posted a review of the Review: Aural Symphonics Chrono interconnects ($1995/1m) and Purple v3 speaker cables ($1000/1.5m) at Dagogo. His conclusions: The cumulative effect of the Aural Symphonics Magic Gem v2t and Cappuccino power cords, Aural Symphonics Chronos interconnects, and Aural Symphonics Purple v3 speaker cables is that of expansive and...
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Review:LessLoss XLR Digital Cable

December 9, 2010
Review:LessLoss XLR Digital Cable

Russell Lichter has posted a review of the LessLoss XLR digital cable ($595) at The Stereo Times. His conclusions: So for this test I called the big guns, an unbiased auditioner with unquestionably better hearing than my own, who neither knew nor cared which cable was which, and whom I had not prejudiced with...
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Stage III Minotaur and Zyklop Power Cords

December 4, 2010
Stage III Minotaur and Zyklop Power Cords

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Minotaur ($4000) and Zyklop ($6000) power cords at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: There are many PCs that can do what I'm describing above. What makes the Stage III PCs different is they combine these analytical strengths with musical virtues: I don't feel like any part...
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Clarity Cable Organic and Vortex Series Cables

December 3, 2010
Clarity Cable Organic and Vortex Series Cables

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the Clarity Cable Organic digital cable ($700), Organic interconnects (unbalanced $1800, balanced $2400), Organic speakers cables ($2600) and Vortex power cable ($750) at Dagogo. His conclusions: I’ll cut to the chase and tell you these are the best I’ve used yet. Have I said that prior? Of...
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Nordost Norse Frey Interconnects and Speaker Cables

December 1, 2010
Nordost Norse Frey Interconnects and Speaker Cables

Jason Thorpe has posted a review of the Nordost Norse Frey interconnects ($980) and speaker cables ($2060) at UltraAudio. His conclusions: In the world according to Nordost, you don’t just slam in a set of interconnects or speaker cables and call it a day. In order to gain all the benefits the company believes...
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Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver

December 1, 2010
Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver ($1799) At The Perfect Vision. His conclusions: Cambridge Audio’s Azur 650R A/V receiver has been built, I think, with old-school audio purist in mind. Obviously, the 650R was designed with the thought that it would be used in conjunction...
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Sennheiser HD800 Headphones with Cardas Audio Cable

December 1, 2010
Sennheiser HD800 Headphones with Cardas Audio Cable

Phil Gold has posted a review of the Sennheiser HD800 headphones ($1399) with Cardas audio cable ($298) at Superior Audio. His conclusions: Like all the very best components, the HD800 doesn’t favor one type of music over another. It excels in solo piano, pop, jazz, folk, chamber music, opera, spoken voice. In fact the...
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Audience Interconnects, Speaker Cables and AC Cords

December 1, 2010
Audience Interconnects, Speaker Cables and AC Cords

Marc Andrew has posted a review of the Audience Au24e interconnects ($877), Au24e speaker cables($1523) and PowerChord e power cords ($594), together with a tour of the Audience factory. His conclusions: Audience LLC has been around since 1997 because they make excellent products, with pride, in California, for what are fair prices considering the...
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Tellurium Q Interconnects and Loudspeaker Cables

November 29, 2010
Tellurium Q Interconnects and Loudspeaker Cables

Steve Dickinson of Hi-Fi+ has posted a review of the Tellurium Q interconnects and loudspeaker cables at AVGuide. His conclusions: What you’re getting for your money is partly extra bandwidth, better articulation, timing and control, but much, much more significant is the way the Ultra Black lets the listener perceive the musicianship. It’s not...
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Marc Audio Red Line Interconnects and Speaker Cables

November 29, 2010
Marc Audio Red Line Interconnects and Speaker Cables

John E. Johnson, Jr. has posted a review and bench measurements of the Marc Audio Red Line interconnects ($440) and speaker cables ($319) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: So, I listened to a couple of tracks on several SACDs with my reference cables and then replaced them (connections...
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Kaplan Cable GS MkII Power Cords

November 28, 2010
Kaplan Cable GS MkII Power Cords

Michael Wechsberg has posted a review of the Kaplan Cable GS MkII power cord ($1695). Of note are the following comments: Kaplan employs a special proprietary process to his cables, which he calls "whizbang", that can be applied at various doses. I haven't the faintest idea what that might be but suggest he find...
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AudioQuest William E. Low Signature Power Cables

November 9, 2010
AudioQuest William E. Low Signature Power Cables

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the AudioQuest William E. Low Signature power cables ($4800) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: I've met and spoken to AudioQuest president Bill Low exactly once. He's a reserved and philosophical fellow, and his approach to audio design seems to mirror his personality — serious ideas leading...
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Sablon Audio Robusto Power Cable

November 8, 2010
Sablon Audio Robusto Power Cable

Jeff Day has posted a review of the Sablon Audio power cable ($625) at Positive Feedback Online. His conclusions: The Sablon Audio The Robusto power cord is a remarkable achievement in a power cord design, with performance that puts it right at the very top rung in the super power cord category, and for...
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MIT Oracle MA-X Digital and Analog Cables

November 4, 2010
MIT Oracle MA-X Digital and Analog Cables

Ed Momkus has posted a review of MIT Oracle MA-X digital and analog cables ($3499-$8499) at Dagogo. His conclusions: To be sure, the network boxes on MIT’s cables can pose some challenges where the height of your speaker’s connections exceeds the length of the cable after the network box. You need to properly secure...
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Nordost Norse Tyr Phono Cable

November 2, 2010
Nordost Norse Tyr Phono Cable

Garrett Hongo has posted a review of the Nordost Norse Tyr phono cable($1079) at Soundstage!Hi-Fi. Here is some of what he had to say: The Norse Tyr’s plainness was only on its surface. From the start, in comparison to my Ortofon arm’s stock cable (not bad in itself), there was an immediate upsurge in...
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Synergistic Research Galileo Products

November 1, 2010
Synergistic Research Galileo Products

Howard Kneller and Colin Smith have posted reviews of the Synergistic Research Galileo Universal Interconnect Cells ($1500 RCA, $2000 balanced), Galileo Universal Speaker Cells ($2500), and Galileo Mini Power Couplers ($400) at UltraAudio. Here is some of what they had to say: Did they work? They sure did. I was immediately confronted with faster,...
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Nordost Odin Cables

October 14, 2010
Nordost Odin Cables

Paul Bolin has posted a review of the top of the line, and very expensive, Nordost Odin interconnects, speaker cables and power cords at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: Fifteen years ago, Nordost’s SPM shattered all of my previous expectations of what audio cabling could do and its importance in assembling and optimizing a...
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Kaplan Cable GS Speaker Cables

September 20, 2010
Kaplan Cable GS Speaker Cables

Henry Wilkenson has posted a review of the GS speaker cables ($1,595) from newcomer Kaplan Cables at Audiophilia. His conclusions: There are other cables out there that one might prefer subjectively for one sonic characteristic or another. At first listen, the treble of the GS cables may not appear to be as “extended” as...
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