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VH Audio Pulsar Interconnect Cable Review by drlazybones

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Model: Pulsar Interconnect
Category: Cable
Suggested Retail Price: $134.99
Description: Fine wire shielded interconnect for digital, analog and video
Manufacturer URL: VH Audio

Review by drlazybones (A) on June 01, 2004 at 13:22:28
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I 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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