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REVIEW: VH Audio Flavor 4 Cable

Model: Flavor 4
Category: Cable
Suggested Retail Price: $169 (4 ft.)
Description: 9 AWG Cryoe'd Power cable
Manufacturer URL: VH Audio
Manufacturer URL: VH Audio

Review by Victor_h (A) on October 08, 2005 at 00:42:52
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All VH fans, I' m from China, I would like to thank all predecessors for their listening experience shared for the VH Flavor 4 here before and it was just depended on these comments that I made the decision to purchase 3 Flavor 4 Cryoe'd ones in the first and late order. And these are just jewelleries which make my system more sparking now.

My aural upgrading experience began with the Coincident CST IC replacing the original Ecosse CA1, the results were more detail, focus, dynamic and clear sounding with easy-touched depth and breadth in all frequency. However I still felt the sonic was some insipid and, sometimes, crisp -- little lush, colourful, and most of important, little aggressive dynamic and punchy while playing the orchestra masterpieces with lower-middle volume level.

Things are changed after these Flavor 4 cables were introduced and the results are far exceeding my expectation. I get all my expected things now especially with more sonic dignity, excellent timber and vigour, while playing the Tchaikovsky' s1812 Overture and Richard Strauss' s Also Sprach Zarathustra. The sounding field is very majestic and all the music instruments are well located and focused with distinguished layers, there is more front-back distance between different music components and so all the sonic effect is more like embossment and very impressive. Vocal is also more juicy and really approaching the real life now as if the singer is just in the front of you. And what my wife said about these cables is, the sound is rather quiet and stable now, I could explain for her words it is a more mature sounding now than anytime before.

You know, totally more than 900 dollars isn' t a cheap expenditure and so it isn' t a easy decision for me to make such selection. But now, I could say, I 'm so satisfied and with no regret for the deal. These babies digged out the best potential performance of my system !

My system: Audiomeca Obsession CDP, YBA DT Integrated and JMLab 905 bookshelf speakers.
Cables: Ecosse ES2.3+CS2.15 bi-wire speaker cables and Coincident CST1 IC, Tsinghua Power conditioner and all Flavor 4 power cords -- 1 4ft. FURU Rhodium F4 for CDP, 1 5ft. Wattagate GOLD for Integrated and 1 6ft. FURU GOLD for the power conditioner.

Thanks all, VH Audio, Audiomeca, YBA and JMLab. Oh! Also Coincident and Ecosse, I get the most wonderful high-end combos at such rather lower cost and it always bring the pure music like fresh air into my families' lives.

Product Weakness: little to be noticed, may need to be shielded better for the ground, that' s great!
Product Strengths: Sonic dignity, excellent timber and vigour and great improvemnt for sounding in all frequency

Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: YBA Integrated DT
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Audiomeca Obsession 1
Speakers: JMLab 905 bookshelf
Cables/Interconnects: Coincident CST
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Pop, Classic, Vocal and Orchestra
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Tsinghua GW05 Power Conditioner
Type of Audition/Review: Home Audition

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Topic - REVIEW: VH Audio Flavor 4 Cable - Victor_h 00:42:52 10/08/05 (5)

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