Category: Interconnects

Synergistic Research Excite Interconnects and Speaker Cables, MiGs, and Tranquility Base UEF

We’re finally here! The last piece of our full loom series for Synergistic Research.  We’ll also be closing it out with a Synergistic Research factory tour. We’ve had quite the adventure– starting with the Active Ground Block SE and accessories like their fuses, moving onto their power products, and room acoustic products. In addition to going…


In the Frying Pan: Audience Au24 SX – Full Loom Edition

The ‘In the Frying Pan’ series is our way of giving our readers a preview of what’s coming up and some of the things we’re working on lately, some initial impressions, and thoughts.  Look for the full piece soon! Most of us approach our systems in a piecemeal fashion – we hear a single component…


ZenWave Audio D5 RCA Interconnect Review – A Solid-State Dream

When I first saw the prices of some of these brand-name audiophile interconnects, I immediately thought “Forget it, I’ll just make one myself. It can’t be that difficult or expensive.” After a few DIY projects of my own, I’ve quickly realized how time-consuming and costly developing a cable (that’s synergistic to your system) could be. One…


Survey of Audiophile RCA Interconnects Cables

As mentioned in my previous reviews, I’ve gathered a few impressions on the RCA interconnects I’ve been listening to. My goal was to find the best pair that will go between my Omega Compact Alnico Monitors and the Chord DAVE. The Chord DAVE has enough power to drive these high-efficiency speakers and, with the help…


High Fidelity Cables Reveal RCA & XLR Interconnects Review

Many of High Fidelity Cables’s products were out of reach for most. For example, the CT-1 RCA interconnect starts at an eye-watering $1,200/meter and their Pro Series power cables start at $20,900/meter. Many have gotten a taste of what this magnetic conduction technology was capable of. After listening to the $5,900 Ultimate power cord (and…


Audience Au24 SX Analog RCA Interconnect Review – A Quest for the Best

As you probably know, I’m a bit OCD about my cables. A few years back, I tried at least a dozen balanced interconnects before deciding on a pair of Audience Au24 SE XLRs. They were the most well-constructed and best sounding balanced interconnects I’ve ever heard. There aren’t too many “safe-bets” in the high-end audio…


High Fidelity Cables Magnetic RCA Adapters – Elevate Your System for $299

I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Schultz, the founder and inventor of High Fidelity Cables, at THE Show Newport 2016. In one room he had an informative presentation on his patented magnetic conduction technology and the other a full-fledged setup with custom speakers and a multitude of his magnetic products. I sat through a couple…