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 drlazybones (A) on June 01, 2004 at 13:22:28
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for the Pulsar InterconnectI built a 1.5 meter pulsar interconnect myself using Chris' materials. They were fun to build, and Chris was extremely helpful with the project. As for the cables - I performed repeated A/B tests, using both the TOSlink and digital coax outputs on my CD player. The difference is clear. I concentrated on specific effects heard on several CDs, in order to gauge the change. I found an improved sense of focus, and a broader sound stage with greater separation and better placement. The main effect that contributes to the improved "focus" is a simultaneously more detailed and less "digital" presentation of low-level effects and transitions. I am simply hearing things that I could not previously hear - and that annoying sibilance and flatness has been tamed! I am very impressed. Even poor recordings, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication, is improved to a listenable degree... While nothing this inexpensive can be expected to make a quantum leap in redbook CD sound quality, these cables finesse it nicely. They have a permanent home in my system. They are well worth the investment, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is seeking an improvement.
Product Weakness: None. Product Strengths: Improved sound. Great price.
Associated Equipment for this Review: Amplifier: Denon 3803 Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None Sources (CDP/Turntable): Sony DVP 660 Speakers: Boston Acoustics VR3 Cables/Interconnects: bi-wire DIY cat5; VHAudio pulsar Music Used (Genre/Selections): chili peppers, madonna, bach, norah jones, phish, james taylor, miles davis, alan jackson Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 14 x 8 Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Monster HTS3500 MKII; Camelot Dragon 5.1 Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
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Topic - REVIEW: VH Audio Pulsar Interconnect Cable - drlazybones 13:22:28 06/01/04 (4)
- ...how many hours before review? - rogerbrubaker 21:35:59 06/01/04 (3)
- Re: ...how many hours before review? - drlazybones 09:32:40 06/03/04 (2)
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