Model: Pulsar Interconnect Category: Cable Suggested Retail Price: $134.99 Description: Fine wire shielded interconnect for digital, analog and video Manufacturer URL: VH Audio Manufacturer URL: VH Audio
Review by Duster (A) on September 29, 2004 at 15:44:17
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for the Pulsar InterconnectType: VH Audio Pulsar SP/DIF digital interconnect cable.
Review: DIY Cryo'd Pulsar/NextGen digital cable (1.5 meter).
This review is for a DIY version using a 1.5 meter length of cryoâ€™d VH Audio Pulsar wire, WBT NextGen rca connectors and WBT solder. This version is without Teflon tubing and a Techflex sleeve. I grew up with vinyl so I figured at least one delicate component (a cable this case) was fine with me to fuss about damage to (no worries). An attempt at a â€œless is moreâ€ SOTA approach. Teflon tape is used to build up the cableâ€™s ends to use as a cable grip to secure the connectorâ€™s Torx screw.
Hereâ€™s a lttle correspondance I had with Chris of VH Audio:
(Duster) Have you ever auditioned a Kimber D-60?
(Duster) I'm telling myself that the cryo'd Pulsar/NextGen will resolve like it without the D-60's tipped-up treble energy (solid silver center conductor). Am I a fantasist?
(Chris) No. I think you'll be very pleased.
Yes, I am very pleased to know I am not a fantasist (in this case at least).
The cableâ€™s soundstage depth of field is itâ€™s strongest presentation quality with images that posses a great sense of dimension and delineated space between them. Soundstage width and height is in perfect balance and very outstanding as well. The cable offers a very high resolution yet natural presentation of detail with an almost spooky black background. Those who are great lovers of â€œairâ€ in a cableâ€™s presentation will be very pleased with this one in their system. Tonality is supremely neutral. No sins of commission or sins of omission to my ear. This is the most transparent cable Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of using in my system, digital or otherwise. It has no euphonic element that I can detect and has no obvious sonic signature to speak of. Rather, it gets out of the way and with a speed of propagation that is remarkable. Dynamics are first rate and challenges the cableâ€™s strongest quality of being that of a superb soundstage depth presenter. Dynamic improvement due to a cable swap can sometimes be portrayed in such a way that a cable makes one think, â€œGee, this cable really makes my system sound more dynamicâ€, instead, I found myself thinking, â€œI can better hear the dynamics of the composition flow with a greater intimacy of the music being expressedâ€, leaving the bloody system out of the equation. Brilliant.
Product Weakness: None, IMHO. Product Strengths: Soundstage depth of field, dynamics, tonal neutrality, detailed imaging with plenty of air, very transparent. Huge bang for the buck. A giant killer, perhaps?
Associated Equipment for this Review: Amplifier: Acurus DIA-100 Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): passive Sources (CDP/Turntable): Modified Marantz/Museatex digital front end Speakers: B&W Matrix 805, KEF subs Cables/Interconnects: Analysis Plus, Harmonic Tech, XLO, Van den Hul, Zu Cable Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz Time Period/Length of Audition: 100 hours Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Vans Evers, MIT, Powervar Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
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