In either system, its bass was perfect for me. If you need further assistance and would like to contact us for any other information, please feel free to contact info@audioquest.com. Review samples kindly provided by Audioquest Nederland. This interconnect replaced a Kimber Kable PBJ. So I went back in to the stereo shop and looked around. They’re easy to change and they can really change the sound of the system. Similarly, the impression of wide dynamic range was heightened by Wind’s extremely quiet background. The thing is: most shops only stock a limited cross section of any product line, which is a shame because AudioQuest have a super-extensive catalogue. Editor: 90%. AudioQuest has developed many new and interesting cable technologies since Amazon (see sidebar). Still, I kind of miss the fullness in bass that I am so used to from the Cardas. Aesthetics. Notify me when new comments are added (check your spam folder), This site is protected by reCAPTCHA. AudioQuest Golden Gate Interconnect RCA to RCA Cable: Item # AQGGRR Length Starting at: $ 87.95. The space between the instruments is more precisely defined. It improves on the Yukon with Hanging Silver over High Purity Red Copper plugs (as opposed to pure purple copper) and a six-layer Carbon Based Noise Dissipation system (as opposed to 3 layer). The Sydney could be the perfect next cable to substitute standard cables as it improves on them in every single area, seemingly without emphasizing any aspect over another. The Sky interconnect is the top of the line in AudioQuest's current models. The sense of hearing through the playback system, a quality the superb Raidho X-1s delivered in spades, was diminished. But in any event, treble is never harsh with any of the AudioQuest cables, and I also wouldn’t call the Water analytical. Power Cable Archive. Connectors are cold welded (no solder) pure purple copper with a direct silver plating. December 2007 edited December 2007 in 2 Channel Audio. De AudioQuest Wind serie – die we hier samen met de nieuwe modellen in de NRG serie bespreken – vormt het gloednieuwe middensegment van het onlangs volledig vernieuwde assortiment powercords van deze Amerikaanse fabrikant. Audioquest Rocket 88s Review. I’ll get to Wind’s design in a minute, but first I’ll finish my story. Thanks, Audioquest! After completing this review, AudioQuest informed me that starting from the Victoria model these so called “Legs” can be made to custom length at no extra cost. Power cords were … AudioQuest Mackenzie Interconnect Braided Cable: Item # AQMKENZIE Length Pair or Single Connectors Starting at: $ 107.48. Balanced, smooth, spacious, dimensional, and honest, it is one of the more forgiving and relaxing wires NG has come across. AudioQuest started with Bill Low making audio cables for his new one-man Hi-Fi shop, and soon he expanded to making cables for the whole world. Now I was hearing only the effect of the Wind on the signal, not Wind and the subwoofer crossover. When you read a review, it often seems (and, ... that Audioquest president always uses Big Sur with his car audio and Andrew Jones always has Big Sur as his favorite interconnect. For normal interlinks (not counting tone arm cables and subwoofer cables) AudioQuest have 3 product ranges: Bridges & Falls Series, Rivers Series and Elements Series, and I will be reviewing one cinch interlink from each series. I bought a secondhand AudioQuest 36V interconnect cable 3 weeks ago and compare it with the NBS liquid filled cable placed between the CDP & peramp. Editor: 80%. Interlinks have always been interesting items for me. 10:48 am. If you are looking for an interconnect in this price range, you would literally be a fool not to listen to the Audioquest Sky interconnect. The Yukon is a very natural sounding cable that manages to combine a very open, airy and refined sound with a total absence of hardness. After running in I have listened to the cables in three audio setups: my secondary setup, a friend’s setup and my main setup. This is no bad thing at all, rather something that makes it possible to choose the best cable for each purpose and something I like and prefer. Features. Naturally, this isn’t the cable’s fault and it has everything to do with my taste and system. In my friend MP’s all Jadis tube system with Sonus Faber speakers, the conclusion in terms of bass lightness was the same, but it should be noted that his system really highlighted the Yukon’s refined nature. The listening also suggested that Wind, although not inexpensive, was an outstanding value. Your email address is required but it will not be made public. Not so the Water. Due to this characteristic, the application was limited to one of the audio setups. Like the speaker cables, these interlinks were newly produced and so I gave them a thorough running in. But I am not really so sure that these are correct. In this context I noted all the above character traits, and was now in the position to put it all into perspective. In this test I look at Red River, Mackenzie and Yukon Cables from AudioQuest. All rights reserved. I bought them and took them home. Inside it is almost identical to the Water as the only difference that I can find is that FEP air tubes are used instead of PE air tubes. I get an answer myself and I invite you to consider ; Judging from Wind’s performance, those efforts have gone a long way toward making an interconnect that seemingly vanishes from the system. Interconnects. Hi Christian: Beyond your review (Audioquest loom) being all-over-the-map, you fail to disclose your ‘reference’ system, or comparably priced alternatives to the Audioquest offerings ? I was keen to ascertain if *relative* budget XLR cables could cut the mustard as well as my premium £1000 Chord Signature XLR Tuned Aray Cables, in my system. Posted by TGT (A) on February 24, 2015 at 12:18:37 After an absence of about 20 years my Tara Labs Time and Space speaker cables made an appearance in my system displacing my Blue Heavens. Of course this holds little relevance for those who never heard this cable, and also because it is no longer available, but the reference might be more meaningful if I add the currently available Cardas Clear, which I reviewed a little while ago. It is kindly loaned to me by a member and costs US $299. Email:jwithagen@audioquest.nl Onlangs ontvingen we een pakketje met netstroomkabels van ’s werelds meest invloedrijke kabelfabrikant: AudioQuest. Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 585-0111auqioquest.com. Without being burnt in, the Audioquest already sounds noticeably better than the PBJ's. René van Es. The most interesting demonstration of cables I’ve ever experienced was about 20 years ago when AudioQuest founder Bill Low visited me with a carton of nearly every cable he made—and a boom box as a playback system. If we say this item is in stock, it is currently available from our warehouse and will normally be dispatched same day subject to our published cut-off times. / The new AudioQuest … Audioquest Sidewinder review US cable maker returns to the UK market ... Expectations of what a £50-ish interconnect should achieve are high these days, and Sidewinder did not disappoint. FREE next working day delivery; Click and collect; We operate a modern warehousing facility which provides automatic real-time stock updates to our website. The Water is quite a different animal than the other two interlinks reviewed here. Heard through PS Audio’s Reference System, there’s magic. Distributed by AudioQuest: +1 (800) 747-2770. Originally named Disappointment for dashing Alexander Mackenzie's hope that it would lead to the Pacific rather than the Arctic Ocean, the Mackenzie River is … In my main system, finally, I could only confirm what I heard before. Audioquest is my favorite brand of interconnect ands speaker-wires. Editor: 90%. When you read a review, it often seems (and, ... that Audioquest president always uses Big Sur with his car audio and Andrew Jones always has Big Sur as his favorite interconnect. Do not use links as these will automatically mark the message as spam. DarqueKnight Posts: 6,673. The Bridges and Falls product group that the Sydney is part of cuts cost by joining both left and right conductors in a single cable which means that the Sydney is effectively a single cable with 7cm split ends at each side. Not Wind; it conveys a full measure of presence and immediacy, while also allowing you to hear deep into the soundstage and pick out individual instruments at the back of the hall. Without being burnt in, the Audioquest already sounds noticeably better than the PBJ's. Home » REVIEW: AUDIOQUEST NIAGARA 5000 AND STORM SERIES POWER CABLES. Introduction I wanted to and tried to get off cheap [footnote 1], but I fooled around and ended up being seduced by the sound of carriage trade cables. It is the entry cable in Audioquest's DBS line. Either for review or for my own experiments, it’s always the older models that stop by my listening room. The reference system is the same as was used for any other review. Sydney is the most affordable cable to use Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+, which is a high-purity low-oxide copper with a very smooth surface. My older brother Stephen introduced me to music when I was about 12 years old. Through the years, AudioQuest has made a variety of world class analog and digital AV cables, and in 2012, they broke into the DAC market with the DragonFly DAC – bringing true high-performance sound quality in a compact, portable package. Several times we went back down a level just for reference. To explore this result further, I removed the e112 from the signal path by connecting the two runs of Wind together with RCA barrel connectors. Wind is a great interconnect by any measure and, though not inexpensive, is nonetheless a superb value. Speaker Cables. Part 1. With the interlinks this was easier than with the speaker cables, because I could simply connect one pair between DAC and a distributor panel, then the remaining two pairs from the distribution panel to the preamp. The Water also provided a much wider soundstage than the Yukon, or any of his cables, with better layering in the depth plane, while retaining superb focus. The new AudioQuest Storm Series power cables came on the market at the end of 2017, in the wake of the Niagara series power supply products. That, my friends, says more than anything else in this review. Copyright © 2021 The Absolute Sound. Audioquest Evergreen Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable at Soundstage - audio expertise since 1978. I had used them many years ago for one purpose or another, and thought that they would be perfectly adequate for the job. The connectors seem small but are of high quality and make a perfect fit in each of the setups that I tried them in. Read honest and unbiased product reviews … I was skepical of the DBS feature. Of course I am speaking of AudioQuest. AudioQuest Sidewinder Interconnect Cables user reviews : 2.5 out of 5 - 13 reviews - audioreview.com Press Esc to cancel. It combines the acoustically convincing sound of his favorite cables, with a total absence of sharpness while retaining excellent resolution and treble air. The PBJ's are excellent interconnects, but I just found something better at 1/3 the price. Regular readers know that I am fond of Cardas and Transparent Audio and for some reason, I kind of stuck with those brands. The Water is indeed one of the rare cables to have similarly full bass response and live character as my old trusty Cardas Hexlink Golden 5C. There are 4 even more affordable types before it but I thought it best to choose a range of cables that all employ the same base materials, but at different price levels. Compared to the more affordable two AudioQuest cables and the other cables in my arsenal, the Water could be said to have a more lively midrange. 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List Price: $349.95. 1 lifestyle Audioholic. It projects a calm and … Judging from Wind’s performance, those efforts have gone a long way toward making an interconnect that seemingly vanishes from the system. Reviews REVIEW: AUDIOQUEST NIAGARA 5000 AND STORM SERIES POWER CABLES. AudioQuest has developed many new and interesting cable technologies since Amazon (see sidebar). Power Cables. Temporarily Out of Stock. A perennial overachiever, […], The Sigma NR v2 power cord sits at the top […]. The AudioQuest brand has earned a firm place in my circle of interest by producing cables at very attractive prices that all perform admirably in their respective price levels. The funny thing however is that the majority of cables I have tried and own are pretty old models. Are we then seriously expected to view This £1425 for 1 m interconnect, with its implied claims for superior performance, as anything other than an exercise in parting the proverbial fool from his money? 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