Speaker cables

NORDOST Odin

NORDOST Odin

The familiar sound of brushed cymbals gets totally new meaning with the Odin. For the first time ever I can hear not only the circular movement of the brushes on the cymbal's body, but also individual bristles - if I exaggerate a bit  ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
94%
AUDIOQUEST Redwood

AUDIOQUEST Redwood

Every great cable I had in my system before the Redwood has a certain feature that made it different from another – a certain quality that made it perfect match for one system and mismatch for another. In this context the Redwood ...

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, tel. +420 585 342 232

Sound
89%
NORDOST Valhalla V2

NORDOST Valhalla V2

It is notable that Nordost keeps the original Valhalla in their catalogue. Inevitably there is a pricing gap of 30% between the two Valhallas which creates a competition from within the range. Not a bad move; it prevents the rumours ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
85%
TARA LABS TL2-/14

TARA LABS TL2-/14

When I swapped my reference wires for the TL-2/14 I was surprised at how clean the sound was. The background noise, or better, the electronic hash in the background, was vacuum cleaned. Such a canvas was perfect for the TARA Labs to ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
41%
TARA LABS ISM The 2EX

TARA LABS ISM The 2EX

The imaging within the soundstage is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c, so is the purity and clarity of the sound. I wish every cable in the high end audio industry would image like that. The presence of the performance in your room is palpable, it ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
69%
IN-AKUSTIK Referenz LS-1203

IN-AKUSTIK Referenz LS-1203

The Referenz range of InAkustik is a brilliant example of German legendary precision. It starts with packaging - each single connector is protected by a special plastic cover in a fabric bag. Plus there are white gloves provided with ...

Recommended resellers

Eurostar Ostrava, Dobřejovice u Prahy, tel. + 420 323 606 877

Jasyko, Brno, 541 210 108

Sound
55%
ANALYSIS PLUS Oval 9

ANALYSIS PLUS Oval 9

I was impressed by the Analysis Plus’ proprietary solid bulk of pure copper – and gold plated – spades. They are really made from a billet of metal and milled into the shape - the mass of the single spade equals the mass of a fistful ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
40%
ANALYSIS PLUS Silver Oval 2

ANALYSIS PLUS Silver Oval 2

Everytime the Silver Oval 2 returned to my system it reminded me of the immediacy of a live performance. Johnny Cash’s vocal was very emotional and communicative, it created a strong emotional link between the music and the listener. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
56%
CRYSTAL CABLE Ultra Diamond

CRYSTAL CABLE Ultra Diamond

With the purchase of a Crystal Cable’s cable the owner receives ´an authenticity card´ that provides a lifetime guarantee and acknowledges the purchase. Normally are similar certificates hardly used as cables come and go, however, ...

Recommended resellers

SK: Kohut Audio, Košice, tel. +421 905 642 156

CZ: Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

Sound
73%
ATOHM ZEF

ATOHM ZEF

Well, from a distance of 3 meters the ZEF looks like an ordinary white twin-wire. If you take a closer look it still keeps looking like the ordinary white twin-wire. There was simply nothing to indicate that the ZEFs would be such ...

Recommended resellers

Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
42%
BLACK RHODIUM Emperor DCT++

BLACK RHODIUM Emperor DCT++

Today, there are many companies using cryogenic treatment of conductors with the claim of relieving material stress and improvement of molecular conductivity. The Emperor DCT++ is cryogenized twice in the production process.

Recommended resellers

Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
42%
VINCENT Premium

VINCENT Premium

The Vincent Premium is a true highend in its appearance. Without knowing its price one would guess thousand euros per meter. The cable is strongly inspired by Furutech’s Lineflux and Speakerflux cables: it combines black nylon, ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
31%
XINDAK SC-01

XINDAK SC-01

The gold-plated banana connectors are a quite interesting feature of the SC-01: expandable springs of this hollow bananas tightly expands in speakers' terminals so that it is very difficult to get them out again. This is a good thing ...

Recommended resellers

HTP Studio, Praha, tel. +420 606 346 822

Sound
28%
PROSON SSC P-217A

PROSON SSC P-217A

The Proson P-217A is worthwhile checking if you listen to the rock music a lot as you will not miss the drive and punch that cannot be extracted from a standard speaker cable from your local radio store. The P-217A is a very good ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
24%
TELOS Black Reference

TELOS Black Reference

The Telos Black Reference touches the highend ground and should easily harmonize withamps and speakers of any qualitative category. I assume that it may fix issues of an overly analytical or sterile system by bringing a bit of ...

Recommended resellers

Telos Audio, Praha

Sound
45%
NORDOST White Lightning

NORDOST White Lightning

The Nordost’s ribbons have specific assets and specific drawbacks. The White Lightning is snow white which looks quite trendy. As the outer ‘jacket’ is plastic you do not have to be afraid that the cables could become dirty over a ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
32%
NORDOST Purple Flare

NORDOST Purple Flare

The Purple Flare should outperform the Nordost's own White Lightning, at least according to the Nordost’s hierarchy. The simple question therefore is: if I spend extra 100€ on a set, how far I can get?

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
37%
AUDIOQUEST Rocket 33

AUDIOQUEST Rocket 33

I have to say that I did not expect such a good performer in this price level. When I talked to Joe Harley of Audioquest this spring he kept assuring that the philosophy of Audioquest is to do as less harm as possible to a music ...

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, tel. +420 585 342 232

Sound
39%
AUDIOQUEST CV-4

AUDIOQUEST CV-4

There is one thing that is common for both the CV-4 and the Rocket 33: the complex perception of a music and analog feel to it. The CV-4 is more mature, however, and the listener hears it.

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, tel. +420 585 342 232

Sound
45%
KIMBER Kable Monocle X

KIMBER Kable Monocle X

The Monocle X provides excellent dynamics. John Williams’Star Wars fanfares and thundering drums jumped out from my speakers with an explosive attack and left me breathless for a while. Unlike the cables I was listening to for three ...

Recommended resellers

HiFi Store, Praha, tel. +420 283 871 462

Sound
59%
KRAUTWIRE Clever

KRAUTWIRE Clever

Krautwire uses preferably silver wires or hybrid constructions (silver-copper) in their cables, however, now and then it is possible to come across to a purely copper Krautwire: the Clever is one of such wires. As Krautwire is also a ...

Recommended resellers

Krautwire, Ing. František Kraut, Praha, tel. +420 724 076 707

Sound
56%
FURUTECH Evolution II

FURUTECH Evolution II

Should I describe the Furutech Evolution II’s sound in the context of our group test I would have to say: sensational! It sounds excellent from the very first tones and it remains to be excellent after few days of auditioning and ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
58%
OEHLBACH XXL Fusion Two

OEHLBACH XXL Fusion Two

Tonally the XXL Fusion Two is a mature speaker cable so do not expect any frequency lumpiness. However, its performance was quite dependant on the connected equipment so it required careful mix & match to shine.

Recommended resellers

Vlk Electronic s.r.o., TG Masaryka 1280, Zlín, tel. +420 577 430 883

Sound
27%
SHARKWIRE Musical No.2

SHARKWIRE Musical No.2

The Sharkwire was a slightly introvert cable. A listener becomes an observer than is not a part of what happens in the music. Thus the listening becomes a kind of detached experience, as opposite to emotional involvement. However, ...

Recommended resellers

HTP Studio, Praha, tel. +420 606 346 822

Sound
14%
VAN DEN HUL The Magnum

VAN DEN HUL The Magnum

To describe the character of the VDH The Magnum I would say "a universal cable". It is actually quite good but not exciting. It may be a good partner for cheap and rather clinical sounding amplfiers and speakers as it may awake them ...

Recommended resellers

High-End Audio Studio, Belgická 4, Praha, tel. +420 224 256 844

Sound
18%
VAN DEN HUL The Revolution

VAN DEN HUL The Revolution

VDH The Revolution definitely improves over the cheaper VDH The Magnum – it is more effortless, more mature and more nuanceed. The Revolution, though not really revolutionary, lets you better hear into breathing ambience and provides ...

Recommended resellers

High-End Audio Studio, Belgická 4, Praha, tel. +420 224 256 844

Sound
46%
RAPPORT YPB 621B

RAPPORT YPB 621B

The 'raport´is an expression describing two human beings to be on the same wavelength, in an accordance. Thus I was wondering if the Rapport could induce such a state in a listener and made a harmonizing link between me and music. ...

Recommended resellers

Rapport Audio, Praha

Sound
31%
SILVER AUDIO Silver Symphony

SILVER AUDIO Silver Symphony

Silver Audio uses their own High Pressure Fusion termination of the speaker cables - the spades are cold-welded by 12 tons of hydraulic pressure with silver wires. This type of connection is irreversible, air tight and eternal. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
62%
KRAUTWIRE Fractal

KRAUTWIRE Fractal

It was a piece of cake for the Fractal to precisely locate the position of a talking man within the soundstage. Well, it was in the stage's center, right? The Fractal, however, shared also which side of a microphone the person was ...

Recommended resellers

Krautwire, Ing. František Kraut, Praha, tel. +420 724 076 707

Sound
82%
NORDOST Heimdall

NORDOST Heimdall

For those looking for an affordable Valhalla the Heimdall may be a good start. The basic attributes of the iconic Valhalla are there with the Heimdall too. On top of that, Nordost products are the only cables - as far as I know - ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
62%
CARDAS Crosslink

CARDAS Crosslink

The Crosslink is a kind of entry-level cable for Cardas and it also represents one of the best price to performance ratios in the company's portfolio. There is not many such good sounding cables out there at the same price point - on ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
33%
CARDAS Cross

CARDAS Cross

The Cross represented a milestone in the Cardas's portfolio and soon became one of the best selling cables in audio. It takes you only few minutes of auditioning to understand why. In the early era of sterile digital sound it arrived ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
48%
CARDAS Neutral Reference

CARDAS Neutral Reference

The resolving capacity of the Neutral Reference is higher than that of the more expensive Cardas Golden Presence cable, yet it is less involving and less neutral. However, I like the Neutral Reference's good dynamics, great imaging ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
60%
CARDAS Golden Presence

CARDAS Golden Presence

The Golden Presence may be a small family treasure for Cardas. Though it is less liquid than the Golden Cross I found it truer to the music. And it has a better price to performance ratio too.

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
65%

NORDOST Odin

The familiar sound of brushed cymbals gets totally new meaning with the Odin. For the first time ever I can hear not only the circular movement of the brushes on the cymbal's body, but also individual bristles - if I exaggerate a bit  ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
94%

AUDIOQUEST Redwood

Every great cable I had in my system before the Redwood has a certain feature that made it different from another – a certain quality that made it perfect match for one system and mismatch for another. In this context the Redwood ...

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, tel. +420 585 342 232

Sound
89%

NORDOST Valhalla V2

It is notable that Nordost keeps the original Valhalla in their catalogue. Inevitably there is a pricing gap of 30% between the two Valhallas which creates a competition from within the range. Not a bad move; it prevents the rumours ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
85%

TARA LABS TL2-/14

When I swapped my reference wires for the TL-2/14 I was surprised at how clean the sound was. The background noise, or better, the electronic hash in the background, was vacuum cleaned. Such a canvas was perfect for the TARA Labs to ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
41%

TARA LABS ISM The 2EX

The imaging within the soundstage is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c, so is the purity and clarity of the sound. I wish every cable in the high end audio industry would image like that. The presence of the performance in your room is palpable, it ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
69%

IN-AKUSTIK Referenz LS-1203

The Referenz range of InAkustik is a brilliant example of German legendary precision. It starts with packaging - each single connector is protected by a special plastic cover in a fabric bag. Plus there are white gloves provided with ...

Recommended resellers

Eurostar Ostrava, Dobřejovice u Prahy, tel. + 420 323 606 877

Jasyko, Brno, 541 210 108

Sound
55%

ANALYSIS PLUS Oval 9

I was impressed by the Analysis Plus’ proprietary solid bulk of pure copper – and gold plated – spades. They are really made from a billet of metal and milled into the shape - the mass of the single spade equals the mass of a fistful ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
40%

ANALYSIS PLUS Silver Oval 2

Everytime the Silver Oval 2 returned to my system it reminded me of the immediacy of a live performance. Johnny Cash’s vocal was very emotional and communicative, it created a strong emotional link between the music and the listener. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
56%

CRYSTAL CABLE Ultra Diamond

With the purchase of a Crystal Cable’s cable the owner receives ´an authenticity card´ that provides a lifetime guarantee and acknowledges the purchase. Normally are similar certificates hardly used as cables come and go, however, ...

Recommended resellers

SK: Kohut Audio, Košice, tel. +421 905 642 156

CZ: Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

Sound
73%

ATOHM ZEF

Well, from a distance of 3 meters the ZEF looks like an ordinary white twin-wire. If you take a closer look it still keeps looking like the ordinary white twin-wire. There was simply nothing to indicate that the ZEFs would be such ...

Recommended resellers

Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
42%

BLACK RHODIUM Emperor DCT++

Today, there are many companies using cryogenic treatment of conductors with the claim of relieving material stress and improvement of molecular conductivity. The Emperor DCT++ is cryogenized twice in the production process.

Recommended resellers

Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
42%

VINCENT Premium

The Vincent Premium is a true highend in its appearance. Without knowing its price one would guess thousand euros per meter. The cable is strongly inspired by Furutech’s Lineflux and Speakerflux cables: it combines black nylon, ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
31%

XINDAK SC-01

The gold-plated banana connectors are a quite interesting feature of the SC-01: expandable springs of this hollow bananas tightly expands in speakers' terminals so that it is very difficult to get them out again. This is a good thing ...

Recommended resellers

HTP Studio, Praha, tel. +420 606 346 822

Sound
28%

PROSON SSC P-217A

The Proson P-217A is worthwhile checking if you listen to the rock music a lot as you will not miss the drive and punch that cannot be extracted from a standard speaker cable from your local radio store. The P-217A is a very good ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
24%

TELOS Black Reference

The Telos Black Reference touches the highend ground and should easily harmonize withamps and speakers of any qualitative category. I assume that it may fix issues of an overly analytical or sterile system by bringing a bit of ...

Recommended resellers

Telos Audio, Praha

Sound
45%

NORDOST White Lightning

The Nordost’s ribbons have specific assets and specific drawbacks. The White Lightning is snow white which looks quite trendy. As the outer ‘jacket’ is plastic you do not have to be afraid that the cables could become dirty over a ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
32%

NORDOST Purple Flare

The Purple Flare should outperform the Nordost's own White Lightning, at least according to the Nordost’s hierarchy. The simple question therefore is: if I spend extra 100€ on a set, how far I can get?

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
37%

AUDIOQUEST Rocket 33

I have to say that I did not expect such a good performer in this price level. When I talked to Joe Harley of Audioquest this spring he kept assuring that the philosophy of Audioquest is to do as less harm as possible to a music ...

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, tel. +420 585 342 232

Sound
39%

AUDIOQUEST CV-4

There is one thing that is common for both the CV-4 and the Rocket 33: the complex perception of a music and analog feel to it. The CV-4 is more mature, however, and the listener hears it.

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, tel. +420 585 342 232

Sound
45%

KIMBER Kable Monocle X

The Monocle X provides excellent dynamics. John Williams’Star Wars fanfares and thundering drums jumped out from my speakers with an explosive attack and left me breathless for a while. Unlike the cables I was listening to for three ...

Recommended resellers

HiFi Store, Praha, tel. +420 283 871 462

Sound
59%

KRAUTWIRE Clever

Krautwire uses preferably silver wires or hybrid constructions (silver-copper) in their cables, however, now and then it is possible to come across to a purely copper Krautwire: the Clever is one of such wires. As Krautwire is also a ...

Recommended resellers

Krautwire, Ing. František Kraut, Praha, tel. +420 724 076 707

Sound
56%

FURUTECH Evolution II

Should I describe the Furutech Evolution II’s sound in the context of our group test I would have to say: sensational! It sounds excellent from the very first tones and it remains to be excellent after few days of auditioning and ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
58%

OEHLBACH XXL Fusion Two

Tonally the XXL Fusion Two is a mature speaker cable so do not expect any frequency lumpiness. However, its performance was quite dependant on the connected equipment so it required careful mix & match to shine.

Recommended resellers

Vlk Electronic s.r.o., TG Masaryka 1280, Zlín, tel. +420 577 430 883

Sound
27%

SHARKWIRE Musical No.2

The Sharkwire was a slightly introvert cable. A listener becomes an observer than is not a part of what happens in the music. Thus the listening becomes a kind of detached experience, as opposite to emotional involvement. However, ...

Recommended resellers

HTP Studio, Praha, tel. +420 606 346 822

Sound
14%

VAN DEN HUL The Magnum

To describe the character of the VDH The Magnum I would say "a universal cable". It is actually quite good but not exciting. It may be a good partner for cheap and rather clinical sounding amplfiers and speakers as it may awake them ...

Recommended resellers

High-End Audio Studio, Belgická 4, Praha, tel. +420 224 256 844

Sound
18%

VAN DEN HUL The Revolution

VDH The Revolution definitely improves over the cheaper VDH The Magnum – it is more effortless, more mature and more nuanceed. The Revolution, though not really revolutionary, lets you better hear into breathing ambience and provides ...

Recommended resellers

High-End Audio Studio, Belgická 4, Praha, tel. +420 224 256 844

Sound
46%

RAPPORT YPB 621B

The 'raport´is an expression describing two human beings to be on the same wavelength, in an accordance. Thus I was wondering if the Rapport could induce such a state in a listener and made a harmonizing link between me and music. ...

Recommended resellers

Rapport Audio, Praha

Sound
31%

SILVER AUDIO Silver Symphony

Silver Audio uses their own High Pressure Fusion termination of the speaker cables - the spades are cold-welded by 12 tons of hydraulic pressure with silver wires. This type of connection is irreversible, air tight and eternal. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
62%

KRAUTWIRE Fractal

It was a piece of cake for the Fractal to precisely locate the position of a talking man within the soundstage. Well, it was in the stage's center, right? The Fractal, however, shared also which side of a microphone the person was ...

Recommended resellers

Krautwire, Ing. František Kraut, Praha, tel. +420 724 076 707

Sound
82%

NORDOST Heimdall

For those looking for an affordable Valhalla the Heimdall may be a good start. The basic attributes of the iconic Valhalla are there with the Heimdall too. On top of that, Nordost products are the only cables - as far as I know - ...

Recommended resellers

Gaia Connections, Praha, tel. +420 286 885 599

Sound
62%

CARDAS Crosslink

The Crosslink is a kind of entry-level cable for Cardas and it also represents one of the best price to performance ratios in the company's portfolio. There is not many such good sounding cables out there at the same price point - on ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
33%

CARDAS Cross

The Cross represented a milestone in the Cardas's portfolio and soon became one of the best selling cables in audio. It takes you only few minutes of auditioning to understand why. In the early era of sterile digital sound it arrived ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
48%

CARDAS Neutral Reference

The resolving capacity of the Neutral Reference is higher than that of the more expensive Cardas Golden Presence cable, yet it is less involving and less neutral. However, I like the Neutral Reference's good dynamics, great imaging ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
60%

CARDAS Golden Presence

The Golden Presence may be a small family treasure for Cardas. Though it is less liquid than the Golden Cross I found it truer to the music. And it has a better price to performance ratio too.

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
65%