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Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby DaveyW » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:02 pm

Waiting for me when I got home

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All looks very well made

This is the cable

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Very easy to install and much more flexible than the 30 year old original item.

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All in the new cable looks a better item than the original from the connector with it's two prong pins

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To the stiff aged cable

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So how's it sound?

Well last night I recorded a handful of tracks on the CD recorder.
Left all the settings the same and recorded the same tracks again tonight with the Canare lead.

Just spent half an hour flicking back and forth between them and now enjoying some vinyl

Verdict is a tasty thumbs up :2thumb

Not a total jaw dropping difference, but differences there are and all good.

Tonally everything is quite similar, possibly ever so slightly more revealing up top where there's a crisper edge, especially noticable on cymbal splashes.
There's quite a clear improvement in the bottom end too, would'nt say there's any extra weight, just that bit tighter & punchier.
No real improvement in the stereo image either, but there does appear to be a noticable enhancement in depth of field. Better placing if the instruments and on certain tracks vocals jumped out further with greater authority.

That's £55 / $80 well spent indeed

A big thumbs up for me for the Ebay Vendor - y.tome_audio_cables
Yannis offered a variety of options and took time to answer all my questions before agreeing the final spec.
And it was well packed and promptly delivered.
But above all it's a great product at very reasonable price and a definite upgrade :cool:
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby DaveyW » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:14 pm

Just sitting back and enjoying some America now

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Boy is it sounding good :cool:
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby satanfriendly » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:58 am

I am made up for you Davey. Without a doubt one of the best value cables out there on the market and up there with your DAB aerial. It is like most things surrounding the mysteries of 'wire' in that the changes are subtle, but if you know your system, then you know how big 'subtle' can be.

It will only get better.
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby Pumpkinman » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:28 am

Very good Davey. Nice cable nice price
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby bauzace50 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:08 am

Excellent! Enjoy!
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby DaveyW » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:36 pm

Thanks Guys! :thumb

Since having success moving to Nordhost cables with my CD players, I've always wondered whether the original Linn cable was possibly holding back the performance of the Sondek.

Good to finally put this to bed
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby bauzace50 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:26 pm

It is especially meaningful as one realizes the small amount of energy that needs to be conveyed efficiently, conserving its integrity!
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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby Vincula » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:14 pm

I've got the same Canare cable hooked to SAEC 407/23 and am very happy with it. Had the same stiff cable as yours before and the difference was quite easy to hear. Bought it from Sigma Acoustics, en eBay vendor too, many moons ago, and it's still making sweet music. Good to know this Ebay chap's reliable.

Enjoy it!

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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby DaveyW » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:04 pm

Vincula wrote:I've got the same Canare cable hooked to SAEC 407/23 and am very happy with it. Had the same stiff cable as yours before and the difference was quite easy to hear....... and it's still making sweet music.


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Re: Canare Star Quad Phono Cable

Postby DaveyW » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:28 pm

Been spinnin' a few discs with a Denon DL-S1, enjoying finding out what this cable can deliver with a reasonable LOMC

Not able to comment on a direct back to back as it's been a few months since I last heard this cart with the original cable

What I can say is that this sounds just gorgeous

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