CAD / COMPUTER AUDIO DESIGN: News

The new CAD USB II-R cable replaces CAD’s highly successful USB II cable. Designed for use with any server, computer, USB re-clocker or DAC/streamer, it builds upon the patented filter design used in its predecessors, which reduces high frequency noise on the USB differential signal, the Signal Ground and the 5V connections. Digital audio source […]

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KIMBER KABLE / 8PR: News

HIGH CURRENT BRAIDED LOUDSPEAKER CABLE 16 strands of 19.5 AWG OFE (oxygen free electrolytic) copper with industry leading conductivity. (102% IACS). Aggregate combination of 8, 19.5AWG strands≈10AWG per +/- leg. Polyethylene dielectric. Black/Red LOW series induction design: 0.14 uH / meter Polyethylene dielectric 16 wire counter opposed helix VariStrand copper conductors Nitrogen assisted hand soldered […]

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CABLES: Low inductance, low capacitance and moderate impedance speaker cables?

Hi Guys, Roger Sanders of Sanders Sound Systems Ltd sells purpose made coaxial design speaker cables for Electrostatic speakers. They are made to be low inductance, low capacitance, and moderate impedance cables. As I cannot afford his $600 per pair asking price, does anyone know of any other cables (as cheap as possible) that fulfill […]

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SHADOW CORP: What happened?

Hi guys. What can you tell me about Xhadow Corp please. I ask ‘cos I think it was involved with Chris Sommigovio who designed and/or built Stereovox interconnects which I still admire and use. Thanks. First, please note the correct spelling of the name of the joint founder. Information is sketchy. As far as we […]

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AUDIO INSIDER

SPEAKER CABLES: My rule of thumb is simple. Do what you can to keep them off the floor and away from any other cables.

I have seen some crazy stuff in the 40 plus years I have been around audiophiles and high-end systems. Exotic room conditioning, trinkets aplenty, cables the size of my leg, claims of subatomic effects, components that sound different depending on their earthly orientation, low-frequency waves said to resonate with the Earth. In fact, I could […]

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AUDIO INSIDER

DIY CABLES: I ran multiple double blind tests as best I could but kept coming up with the same results.  So, instead of fighting it, I figured I’d whip up my own formula cable to see what I could make happen.

Gentlemen, can home made cables really offer quality as distinct from value? Here’s what Paul McGowan (PS Audio) says on the subject. Fatter wire sounds fuller, skinnier wire sounds thin, shielded wire sounds cleaner but veiled, stranded wire sounds one way and solid core thicker wire sounds yet another.  These findings were very suspicious to […]

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READERS’ LETTERS: What type of cable terminations are best?

Mr. R writes … Terminations are only required for bundling odd shaped, large or solid conductors, or pre terminated for people that have trouble terminating conductors them self. Use indeed spades, these allow much, much higher contact pressure than banana’s. But, any stranded conductor fitting straight into the terminal of the amplifier or speaker: go […]

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YAMAMURA SYSTEMS (US) INC: WHAT HAPPENED?

L. Sutherland tells us … Company founded in 1999 by Bé Yamamura and based in Lecanto, Florida, USA. The company continued making and selling the same cables and accessories as its predecessor Yamamura Systems S.R.L. had done in Italy but in addition handled the North American distribution of a number of exotic Japanese hi-fi brands […]

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