Roberto Supreme HDMI Review

Review #72 - Supreme HDMI Cable - Ricable Review

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Roberto P.

Sources: Unison Research Unico CD player Primo; BDP-93 Blu-ray player.

Amplifier: Yahama MusicCast RX-A3060; Unison Research Unico Due

Acoustic Speakers: Blumenhofer Tempesta 17

Other: Sunfire HRS-12 subwoofer; Blumenhofer Center 15 central unit

The following review of the Supreme HDMI cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become to all intents and purposes part of the "family Ricable".
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Roberto for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I knew you but had never purchased anything, I wanted to replace the standard cable that connects the receiver to the DVD; however, I needed it to be very flexible having space problems behind the system. I sent an e-mail to your technicians who replied quickly pointing me to this cable.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Packed in a nice box, careful packaging, cable protected well, aesthetically beautiful. Perfect shipping. Very flexible cable, it was one of my needs in fact I was having a hard time finding flexible cables (I have space problems behind the cabinet) and although it doesn't show...nice color...very well finished connectors. They fit into the housing very well and effortlessly. Not exaggerated cost and very important your products are made in Italy.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I have some reference DVDs that I used to see very little, because being a few years old the quality was not at its best, so I immediately noticed the difference in viewing. Much sharper and clearer images, gone are the speckles in vision, colors are sharper and images are smoother.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I was very well impressed by the fact that viewing DVDs that were not very recent, I immediately noticed the images much sharper, clearer, smoother -- you see much less pixels. Improved picture speed, smoother pictures, sharper, more vivid colors. I also tried recent DVDs, improved viewing there too. I see many more movies on TV (Sky) than on DVD; now, however, if I get the urge to watch a DVD, I will definitely do so with much more pleasure, knowing that the viewing is much better.

Your conclusions.

I see very few DVDs (having Sky) and they are not all very recent; with this cable, which has a good compromise of quality and price, I solved the problem of less-than-perfect viewing. Now I see them with more pleasure and satisfaction. I think I will definitely evaluate Ricable for possible replacement of other cables and will definitely recommend you. Also great thing about the lifetime warranty, usually present on very expensive cables.

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What did you like?

- Flexibility
- Value for money
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review Luigi Primus Series

Review #71 - Primus Signal Cables, Speaker MKII and Power - Ricable Review

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Louis C.

Sources: Audio Analogue Maestro CD player

Amplifier:Synthesis Seamus

Acoustic speakers: Sonus Faber Minima Amator

Other: Nothing

The following review of Primus Signal, Speaker MKII and Power cables is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become a full-fledged member of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Luigi for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I was looking for a complete kit for the player-ampli-speaker chain that was good value for money and could replace my very old and anonymous cables. So I read many reviews including those of well-known and emblazoned cables. Then I came across Ricable products and was intrigued by the many positive reviews and competitive cost.
So I decided to try the entry level, Primus series, if it went bad I could recycle them on the second system I use for the house in the hills.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

As soon as I opened the packages, I was very impressed by the pleasant, tasteful aesthetics of the cables and the handling, which gave a soft feel despite the ruggedness. In short, these are cables that immediately met with my favor from both an exterior and manual standpoint. I consider the product among those most in tune with my aesthetic taste.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

For the listening test, I used 3 CDs that I consider true acoustic quality benchmarks for evaluating the Hi-Fi components I listen to and select:

  1. This One's for Blanton!, Pablo Records 1975 ed. Gold, AAD - is the gold edition of the record recorded in 1975 by Duke Ellington on piano with Ray Brown on double bass;
  2. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong for Lovers, The Verve Music 2005 - wonderful recording of the Verve engineers, Armstrong's and Fitzgerald's voices over the musical fabric created by the magic of Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (double bass), Herb Hellis (guitar), Buddy Rich (drums) and others;
  3. Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Karajan, Decca Legends, ADD - is a gem of a 1959 recording with perfect equalization, remastered 96 kHz 24 bit tape for Decca's Legends series.

The first disc allows us to analyze the presence, amplitude and naturalness in the reproduction of two fundamental instruments such as piano and acoustic double bass covering the low and mid frequency spectrum.
The second disc adds the full midrange of the voice, over an intense rhythmic base and the low and high frequency spectrum of wind instruments, guitar, etc.
The third disc completes the listening with the dynamics of crescendos, forte, fortissimo, and incalzare of instruments, covering the entire audio frequency spectrum.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I chose the first track from the gold Decca CD, Do Nothing till You Hear from Me; the incipit is made up of a few bars and responses between piano and double bass which is followed by tight phrasing between the two who never give each other a break. Well, the first thing I notice is the cleanliness, the clarity of the piano and the robust tone, the vigor of the double bass. The separation of the instruments is perfect and their texture precise, millimetric. The breadth of the piano's seven octaves, Duke uses them all, and the sound front is wide and clear across all octaves. The soundstage is slightly limited, but it is only two instruments. The first rehearsal is excellent.
For the second track I choose Cheek to Che ek from the Verve CD to probe the midrange of the vocals well. Satchmo's vocals are superb, Peterson's piano a bit muffled and the instruments in the background, but that's just the way the recording is. The voices are always in the foreground beautifully toned and soft, never edgy, the instrumental fabric precise and full. The midrange is excellent.
Then, with some reverential awe, I venture to put on the incipit of the work that accompanied Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. On the C of the organ and double basses, natural harmonics develop that the trumpets bring to the C major chord, sharp precise and clear. The timpani create a particularly intense and tense atmosphere. The sound is precise and present, soft and intense. The scene would like a little more breadth, instead it remains a little narrow, but each instrument still finds its place and separation, even when the strings press in loudly, enhanced by the woodwinds and timpani, before introducing the song of the clarinet accompanied by the violins. The whole scene is precise and clear, suffering only from a little more width as already noted with Ellington and Brown's two instruments.

Your conclusions.

Satisfied with the purchase made, mainly because of the clean sound, the precision of the instruments and the homogeneity of the frequency response, quite linear in the mid-high range, a little less so in the low range. Not completely satisfied with the sound width. I need to better understand whether a possible upgrade on the "cables" component is able to expand the soundstage and the sound amplitude more, or whether I need to concern other components of the Hi-Fi chain.

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What did you like?

- Clarity
- Accuracy
- Separation
- Aesthetics

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What would you improve?

- Nothing
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Review Antonio Invictus Speaker XLR

Review #70 - Cables Invictus Speaker Reference and XLR - Ricable Review

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Antonio G.

Sources: Lumin D2 streamer

Amplifier: Hegel P30 preamplifier; Hegel H30 power amplifier

Acoustic Speakers: Usher TD-20

Other: Hegel D30 DAC; QNAP TS-251 NAS with Roon

The following review of Invictus Speaker Reference and XLR cables is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become to all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Antonio for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Always looking to improve the system after having used many more or less expensive branded cables or even built by engineers with excellent skills, I was left with this Ricable in my head and finally I tried... starting with the cables Speaker from which I had a result far beyond expectations and which prompted me to also try the connection cables and...

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Arrived (very fast like Amazon prime), I noted beautiful packaging, the cables are also very well constructed and have excellent connectors, heavy just the right amount of weight they have a fair amount of flexibility, the appearance albeit of a cable is nevertheless very well done, the terminations are accurate and the terminals -- in my case I asked for the spades on the amp side and the bananas on the speaker side -- are of high quality.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

And so, on a Sunday, we begin the test, convinced of my cables Speaker I put under these Invictus with the firm conviction that within a short time I would return them, availing myself of the Ricable policy that allows returns. I then replace my bidirectional cables (of which I have extensively sung their praises for the past year or more...), then turn on the system strictly starting with the sources, then the preamp and last the power amp, then select my reference records Talkin' 'bout You by Diane Schuur, Festival by Lee Ritenour, A te by Fiorella Mannoia and Musica Nuda...
Schuur begins and as soon as it starts the first sensation is that the power of the extension is greater, almost as if I had turned up the volume too much...the first few minutes go by and dismay combined with doubt crowds into my mind, I convince myself that I have been suggestible, so I stop everything and go to lunch, but with a portion of my brain I stay thinking, as soon as I can I go back to the system it is 3 pm:30 ... we are in the hour of afternoon silence, I wait for 4:00 p.m., at 4:01 p.m. the volume is from after an hour of listening, things are getting better and better, the sound is getting more and more real, pleasant, flowing, in short, an unexpected wonder ... and the mind already begins to speculate ... what if I also take the interconnect cables between preamp and power amp and between source and preamp? But then I say to myself, "Wait until you're easy to fall in love and then think again." So I look for flaws, maybe a certain edginess? But it is noticeable at times and seems less and less present... The days alternate and the defect seems to disappear while the sound acquires a new dimension, deep, complete with really total silences and full, very full, no roughness... to the point that I convince myself that it is useless to change the interconnects... But where do we put the doubt? In the meantime I try again to put the old cables Speaker and the whole thing returns to an almost sloppy "flatness" situation...

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What were your
listening impressions?

So, after ten days, I start again with the comparisons and the result is always in absolute favor of the Invictus cables and so I trigger the decision to order the interconnect cables, as soon as they arrive (48 hours scarce) I put them under and off I turn the whole thing on and... another jump on the couch! What the heck, I think, possible these cables are yet another improvement? But then why didn't I decide to make this purchase sooner? Maybe I would have saved myself so many more changes...well, I can't know that, but surely the music has changed, now when I turn on the system and start listening, every record is different, more beautiful, more complete, more harmonious; mind you, poorly recorded records are uglier than before...you can hear all the production errors...but for that you need a miracle and this Ricable can't do it, but I'm certainly thinking about the power cords, who knows if they can give some further boost or if I've reached the top?

Your conclusions.

Follow my next reviews because I have an idea that with the power cords, assuming I decide to get them, I will give you a complete new review, assuming Ricable decides to publish this one which perhaps does not quite follow the required pattern but which is the result of the enthusiasm that these cords have generated in an audiophile now used to looking for subtle differences, and who instead has been confronted with a really important difference!

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What did you like?

- Musicality
- Timbral coherence
- Return policy
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review Invictus Signal Maurizio

Review #69 - Invictus Signal cable - Ricable Review

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Mauritius D.

Sources: Cocktail Audio X50Pro Streamer

Amplifier: McIntosh C50 preamplifier; McIntosh MC452 power amplifier

Acoustic Speakers: Sonus Faber Elipsa Red

Other: Digicode S-192 DAC; Docet Edison multi-socket.

The following review of the Invictus Signal cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Maurizio for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I have read some flattering reviews. I needed a cable to be considered definitive as a replacement for the albeit good Actinote MB83 purchased in 2004, part of my old system that I have completely replaced. An evolutionary upgrade to complete (I hope) my system that has been completely replaced in recent years. This cable represented the last surviving component.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The cable presents itself well. Solid construction with optimal rigidity and fine detail aesthetics. The connections are of excellent quality with intuitive signal direction indication. The excellently made, elegant outer jacket with a slightly retro feel that I like. Although generally not visible, in my opinion aesthetics always have their value.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

Replacing my old RCA cables with Invictus, I began listening with jazz tunes both instrumental only and also sung, then with classical and baroque music, pop, finishing then with rock (the real one from the 1970s and 1980s). All of which I was familiar with the musicality of through my system. Hours of careful listening taking advantage of those moments when I was alone in the house.

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What were your
listening impressions?

Right away I noticed a greater soundstage, with the mid-high end more defined and detailed and the bass extremely controlled and balanced. It seems to have eliminated that bottleneck that I only imagined with the old cables. I still kept the Van den Hul The Mountain RCA cables connected between the McIntosh preamp and power amp. Vocals, especially female vocals , are more realistic. Drum brushes more defined and clear, in general a richness and completeness of detail that I did not notice before. All instruments, regardless of musical genre, are more in focus and well placed in the soundstage. Zero listening fatigue.

Your conclusions.

I must admit that choosing these cables was like a leap of faith, based on excellent reviews and after directly noting the seriousness and professionalism of this company. Definitely favorable value for money given the comparative results. My old cables I think I remember paying about 500 euros for them, back in 2004. A jump finished beautifully, a definitive choice for me to complete a process of upgrading my system. Highly recommended!

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What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics and build quality
- Value for money
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review Magnus Domenico

Review #68 - Cables Magnus Speaker, Power and Coaxial - Ricable Review

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Dominic P.

Sources: Roksan Attessa CD player CD Transport

Amplifier: Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier

Acoustic Speakers: Dynaudio Emit 20

Other: Gigawatt Multisocket - Pf-2 EVO + Power Cord

The following review of Magnus Speaker, Power and Coaxial cables is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Domenico for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I never had important cables, always been skeptical, then reading reviews in the web and especially because we talk about products Made in Italy I wanted to try and the choice fell on the series Magnus after a consultation with the chat of Ricable. Based on my system I was recommended the series Magnus.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Serious and sturdy packaging, soft and pliable cables despite the mighty tonnage, I dare not imagine what the Invictusseries might be ... well, anyway, a top-notch product. I spent a third of the cost of the system, but I am satisfied and proud to be able to show off the Magnus series to friends who spend varied listening moments with me.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I simply gouged out the stock cables of the electronics and the old Speaker G&BL cables. The listening test was done with Telarc test CDs, mostly jazz music and ranking little rock, but because it is not in my musical taste, and still very sharp and well paced loud rock.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I listened to my reference pieces very carefully: impressive and present Diana Krall's voice and all female voices in general, Mina resounding. Very real the breath of the wind instruments... Albinoni's Adagio fabulous, the very low organ frequencies of Bach's Toccata and Fugue invade the body making the skin vibrate as if I were at an auditorium concert. Mark Knopfler's guitar real especially in the album track On Every Street, You and Your Friend, the precise midrange and the singer always taking center stage.

Your conclusions.

Since my first Telefunken system, I was 11 years old, now I am 55, former cable skeptic who had to change his mind ... I can say that these cables Ricable have given value and importance to my system. I hope, when my finances allow, to upgrade to the Invictus series especially the power cables, which are quite expensive.

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What did you like?

- Malleable
- Sober
- Excellent considering the foreign market
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What would you improve?

- Design a power strip as soon as possible.
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Review Ermanno Magnus Coaxial

Review #67 - Magnus Coaxial Cable - Ricable Review

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Hermann B.

Sources: Emotiva ERC 4 CD player; Bluesound NODE 3 streamer.

Amplifier: Hegel H100

Acoustic Speakers: Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand Symphony Edition

Other: Dynavox X7000 multisocket

The following review of the Magnus Coaxial cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become to all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Ermanno for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I had heard of Ricable but for sheer economics I was driven to buy other brands of which for a variety of reasons I was not satisfied. Having to get a coaxial cable to connect a DAC headphone amp I knew I needed quality. Starting with the ease of ordering on the excellent site to the speed of delivery, I can say that I am extremely satisfied.
In addition, the cable is aesthetically beautiful. Having the system in a fancy room where I will be moving to, it doesn't hurt, in addition to the obvious quality. Slowly I think I will also replace other cables with Ricable, I hope all Magnus.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Solid, beautiful workmanship, appropriate colors. Connectors are the best I have seen so far. Had bad experience with world brand connectors. Not comparable to other cables purchased in haste looking only at fame and arrived with obscene colors like deep yellow and with blatant inferior quality. Even the packaging has its why and is beautifully presented.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

Connected cables with different sources d amplifiers, always solid state integrated. Tried same tracks with:

  • Thorens Turntable
  • Emotiva and Marantz CD Player
  • Accuphase Amplifiers, Hegel, Rotel
  • Bluesound NODE 3 Streamer

I evaluated, by replacing cables, whether the reproduction changed, and to my surprise, it did. More soundstage and detail. I'm sorry I couldn't try with a tube, but I think the result would have been great anyway.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I do not have the necessary experience and I am still a novice, despite my age, however, I can say that having tried as I described above equipment that had power supply, coax and RCA Ricable the sound has definitely changed positively, I would say especially on clarity, bass roundness and warmth, especially using a friend's Accuphase amp connected with Ricable. Women's voices compared to my Hegel are much warmer, a bass that goes all the way in--into the belly. The two friends who are much more experienced than me confirmed the positive impressions, and one of them, who is fixated on American brand of cables, although he remained convinced of the superiority of his chosen brand, admitted that I could spend less than him to get equal or very similar results.

Your conclusions.

As a quality/price ratio, in my experience, it is difficult to surpass Magnus... I wanted to listen to myself in taking the next step up from the entry level cable proposed on the site, which I think is also the one that is already superior to the competition that I would like to mention, but I do not think it is correct. I would also plan to change cables Speaker . After experience with the Magnus, once I evaluate how to arrange the system in new room, they will be the first I will consider.

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What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
- Value for money
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What would you improve?

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Review Danilo Magnus Speaker

Review #66 - Cable Magnus Speaker MKII - Ricable Review

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Danilo M.

Sources: Cambridge Audio Azur 851N network player; Musical Fidelity M3scd CD player; Technics SL-1210 GR turntable.

Amplifier: Musical Fidelity M6si

Acoustic Speakers: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-6000F

Other: Gold Note PH-10 phono preamplifier; Gold Note PSU-10 power supply unit

The following review of the Magnus Speaker MKII cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Danilo for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

The choice to equip myself with good cables Speaker for my system was due to the quest to optimize my system that previously saw the amplifier connected to the speakers with Supra Cable 2×4 mmq cables and banana plugs. Having seen good reviews on the web of this product enticed me to try it, and also thanks to Audio Impact's technical input, I was able to see not only the aesthetic quality of the product but also its sound quality.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

As mentioned above, the product presents itself at first glance with a quality of materials that leave the beginner audiophile like me speechless. I had some perplexity at first in inserting the banana plugs into the electronics but thanks to the help of the technical support I brilliantly solved the doubts of the first moment. I had already had a chance to see the product on some YouTube channels but live I also reported the same positive impression, of course they are not in the same category as theInvictus but in that case we are talking about product for really top of the line electronics.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I did not use any particular products for testing because I am not familiar with them, I trusted what many people consider to be the best system for evaluating an audio system, which is one's own ears. Of course, I am aware that the room where the system is present also helps to generate the acoustics, but I have to say that, all things being equal, I found the timbral response to be much better.

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What were your
listening impressions?

As mentioned earlier, the listening quality seemed to me immediately improved also and especially by virtue of a chain of cables from Ricable that connect the audio sources to the amplifier, also from the Magnus series : the coaxial cable with which I connect the CD player to the streamer and the balanced XLR cable from the streamer to the amplifier. I must say that I am very satisfied with this choice and the price paid for the product repays the investment. I am now patiently waiting to complete some break-in and fully enjoy the sonic power of these cables.

Your conclusions.

I must say that the product has not only been visually satisfying for me but has also given luster to the electronics that make up my system. Certainly we are not talking about High-End devices, but in their context they play an important role at least for the kind of music I listen to. Then time will tell if it was true glory.

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What did you like?

- Excellent sound quality
- Aesthetics and materials used
- Some technical features not found elsewhere
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What would you improve?

- Perhaps I would have chosen to customize the color of the cable
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Review Fabio Invictus Power

Review #65 - Cable Invictus Power - Ricable Review

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Fabio C.

Sources: Marantz SACD 30n player

Amplifier: Marantz Model 30

Acoustic Speakers: Dynaudio Heritage Special

Other: SVS Sound Subwoofer SB-4000

The following review of the cable Invictus Power is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Fabio for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I have been a Hi-Fi enthusiast for more than forty years and have always been very attracted to cables, so about two years ago I came across the Ricable website and was exceptionally well impressed by the way the site itself is structured and how meticulously every possible piece of information is reported on the entire production, both the detail for the neophyte and the most interesting technical data for the specialized connoisseur. This made me try the products starting with the entry level line; nowadays I have tried them all and am happy owner of the complete set of the top of the line Invictus.

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Review Fabio Invictus Power
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The construction and aesthetics of the products are truly appealing, well made, fine and sturdy; there is substance and not just smoke as in other "exotic" offerings, plus the refinement of the packaging is as good as can be expected, products conceived as premium regardless of their location in the market.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

The test was done by comparing an indefinite selection of tracks (rock, pop , classical, jazz, singer-songwriters, etc.), I never dwell on only two or three tracks but conduct the comparison for a few days usually (it remains a much larger sonic memory having the necessary listening skills, and I being also a musician am facilitated). The cable I had before (or rather, the cables because they were the source one, the SACD one and the one feeding the mains filter) were Ricable Magnus MKII (moreover, excellent compared to the stock cables) and the new ones, precisely the Ricable Invictus Power .

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What were your
listening impressions?

Astonishing result to say the least... I couldn't believe it... more decisive than the loudspeaker cable... Increased dynamics, halved noise floor, the "sonic blackness" extremely perceptible, that is, the silence between the instruments that increases their contrast, low range much more contoured and firm, precise and deep, the high range acquires more air and thus expands the soundstage, it seems that the system sounds louder, the three-dimensionality expands, in short a wonder, the cable where I perceived the most tangible effect of all. I wanted to add that even the cable that feeds the separator filter from the mains did its part and I couldn't help myself--really amazing.

Your conclusions.

In conclusion I can only recommend this Netzkabel to all those who want to give new life to their electronics, especially to power amps Speaker or integrated amps, of whatever value they are, I tried out of curiosity the cable even on a 590 euro integrated amp, that is less than the cable, and it seemed to have put the turbo, a completely different power supply behavior, more solid bass, more evident dynamics, sharper bass range, clearer detail. Obviously the product is aimed at objects of very high stature, but in my opinion it can lift the sound of many intermediate electronics by several quality steps as well.

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What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
- High price but not too much compared to the best competition
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What would you improve?

- If it were up to me, I would put the color red in the tip line Invictus instead of light blue
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Review HDMI Ultimate Mauritius

Review #64 - Ultimate HDMI Cable - Ricable Review

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Mauritius R.

Sources: Teac DR-H300 CD/DVD player; Loewe BluTech Vision Blu-ray player.

Amplifier: Teac DR-H300

Acoustic Speakers: Teac Two-way Satellites

Other: Teac active subwoofer

The following review of the Ultimate HDMI cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Maurizio for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Quality construction and materials used, seriousness and clarity in explaining the technical characteristics of each product that allows you to confidently choose the item to buy that meets your needs. Excellent reproduction of images and details of each product in the catalog. The clarity of explanations and details entices the purchase and you feel the seriousness of the company and the accuracy in the description that reassures you about the performance, fueling high expectations.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Accuracy in the assembly of components and feeling of solidity, aesthetics more focused on durability and functionality rather than design, high quality materials. Attention in the packaging of the product that is shipped, the packaging is excellent and solid and the item is presented well housed in the carton, accompanied by the lifetime warranty and with the essential indications about the goodness of the purchase. Right from the start it is understood that you have come into possession of an exceptional product, almost as if it were "pampered" by the manufacturers who gave it due attention during manufacture, which it also deserves in the after-sale.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

The perceived improvement was tested against Speaker and HDMI cables of more "commercial" and non-audiophile brands and materials. For me as a rock-metal guitarist who is also attentive to high quality materials for instruments and guitar accessories, purity of sound is of paramount importance, in the case of Ricable it seems more than noticeable and I would be curious to try some instrument cables for custom assembly. I cannot provide more concrete opinions comparing your products with other high-end products like yours on the Hi-Fi market.

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What were your
listening impressions?

The difference from the audio speaker point of view compared to the previous, albeit branded, speakers is more than perceptible, especially for those with a trained musical ear that captures even the imperceptible nuances.
From the audio/video quality point of view, in my case the HDMI cable purchased provided a noticeable improvement in terms of the definition of the images broadcast by a common 46″ Panasonic Ultra HD Smart Led TV. The cable previously used had almost the same aesthetic and technical characteristics as the one Ricable but, with the same length and very aesthetically similar connectors, there is a perceived lightness of my old cable, almost making one suspect a lack of "flab," pass me that term. The Ricable Ultimate seems to be much more solid and heavy, especially the protective braid, to the point of suggesting that there is a lot of "stuff" inside, empirically speaking. While listening to rock/hard/heavy music, set mostly on low and high frequencies, sometimes even midrange, the sound that comes through is definitely more convincing than my previous experiences. In the prog/psychedelic/fusion realm, the perception of percussion nuances, and more "fake" sounds, if you can call them that, is excellent. Instead cymbals, gongs, hi-hat and other percussion seem more defined, all of course related to the quality and technical characteristics of my audio/video system.

Your conclusions.

Italian quality has always been a benchmark for audiophiles, and Ricable confirms this line, aiming even higher. I am sure that other products in the catalog also deserve at least a try in comparison with other giants of the audio/video market, without disfiguring, indeed surpassing them by far. I believe my purchase is in the entry level, or perhaps mid-range, of your catalog. And it already possesses a remarkable calling card.

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What did you like?

- Quality construction and premium materials
- Essential aesthetics, more focus on performance
- Although entry level, uncompromising products
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What would you improve?

- High-end products that are too expensive
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Review Primus Speaker Jose

Review #63 - Primus Speaker MKII Cable - Ricable Review

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José Sánchez B.

Sources: Denon DNP-800NE player; Denon DCD-800NE CD player; DTJ 301.1 USB turntable

Amplifier: Denon PMA-800NE

Acoustic Speakers: Jamo C 93 II

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Primus Speaker MKII cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank José Sánchez for his time.

¿Qué te hizo elegir Ricable?

Pues simplemente, navegando por internet e visto vuestra página web que me pareció muy interesante, estuve investigando un poco por la red sobre la marca y las opiniones de otros usuarios a lo cual me parecieron positivas, en cuanto a la valoración del producto, tanto en la seriedad de la marca, como en la calidad del producto, por lo cual, me he decidido a comprar los cables para mis altavoces.

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¿Qué opinas de la construcción
y la estética del producto?

Tanto el embalaje donde se envía el producto, como la construcción del cable que se ve robusta, y con una muy buena calidad en el acabado y una estética del producto excepcionales, de unos cables de alta gama donde poco más se le puede decir, no hay nada que reprocharles a estos cables de altavoz, todo muy bien cuidado y tratado.

¿Cómo hiciste las pruebas? ¿Qué canciones usaste para probar el cable?

La mejora fue sustancial, cambie unos cables de la marca KabelDirekt que se conectaban pelados y realmente el cambio sonoro mejoro mucho. La prueba la realice con un amplificador Denon PMA-800NE y las fuentes fueron, un tocadiscos Dual DTJ 301.1 USB (con capsula audio-technica AT-VMN95E), un reproductor de CD Denon DCD-800NE y un network player Denon DNP-800NE.

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¿Cuáles fueron sus
impresiones auditivas?

E notado como la mejora en las frecuencias medias y bajas en los altavoces se incrementaba, con un sonido más claro y nítido, y utilizó con el fono los discos de Counting Crows(August and Everything After), Chris Stapleton(Traveller) y Dire Straits(Brothers in Arms). Presuntos Implicados(Ser De Agua) con el Denon DNP-800NE e escuchado a Gregory Porter(Liquid Spirit), Joan Chamorro(Lua Amarela), Frank Sinatra(Grandes Éxitos) y para finalizar con el Denón DCD-800NE escuche a Jarabe de Palo(Depende y La Flaca) y Van Morrison(The Healing Game y Magic Time).

Tus conclusiones.

Sí, desde luego que lo recomendaría y sobre todo por los siguientes motivos:

  • primero por el equipo online, que te asesora sobre las dudas que puedas tener del cable o las recomendaciones para elegir el cable que mejor se ajusta a tu equipo Hi-Fi;
  • Por la seriedad y la rapidez de la entrega;
  • por la calidad del material y la construcción de los cables;
  • por el sonido que emiten.
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¿Qué te gustó?

- Rendimiento
- Estética
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¿Qué mejorarías?

- Precio
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What made you choose Ricable?

Well, simply by surfing the internet and seeing your website, which I found very interesting, I did some online research on the brand and other users' opinions, which I found to be positive, both in terms of product evaluation and in terms of the seriousness of the brand, as well as the quality of the product, which is why I decided to buy cables for my speakers.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Both the packaging in which the product is shipped, and the construction of the cable, which seems sturdy, and with a very good quality finish and outstanding product aesthetics, of high-end cables where little else can be said, no, there is nothing to criticize about these speaker cables, all of which are very well cared for and treated.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

The improvement was substantial, I changed some KabelDirekt brand cables that were connected stripped and the sound change really improved a lot. The test was done with a Denon PMA-800NE amplifier, and the sources were a Dual DTJ 301.1 USB turntable (with AT-VMN95E audio-technical needle), a Denon DCD-800NE CD player, and a Denon DNP-800NE network player.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I noticed how the improvement of the mid and low frequencies in the speakers increased, with a clearer and sharper sound, and I used Counting Crows(August and Everything After) records with phono, Chris Stapleton(Traveller) and Dire Straits(Brothers in Arms). Presuntos Implicados(Ser De Agua) with the Denon DNP-800NE and listened to Gregory Porter(Liquid Spirit), Joan Chamorro(Lua Amarela), Frank Sinatra(Greatest Hits), and finally with the Denon DCD-800NE I listened to Jarabe de Palo(Depende and La Flaca) and Van Morrison(The Healing Game and Magic Time).

Your conclusions.

Yes, of course I would recommend it and especially for the following reasons:

  • first of all for the online team, which advises you on any doubts you may have about the cable or to choose the right cable for your Hi-Fi equipment;
  • For the seriousness and speed of delivery;
  • For the quality of the material and construction of the cables;
  • For the sound they make.
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What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
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What would you improve?

- Price
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Review Extension Jack 3.5 Andrew

Review #62 - Primus Speaker Cables and Magnus Jack 3.5 Extension Cables - Ricable Review

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Andrew K.

Sources: Advance Paris PlayStream A5 amplifier

Amplifier: Advance Paris PlayStream A5

Acoustic Speakers: Dynavoice Classic CL-26

Other: Focal Elegia Headphones

The following review of Primus Speaker cables and Magnus Jack 3.5 extension cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become to all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Andrew for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

When I was talking to Ruud van Omera in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands) about cables for my new set, he came up with Ricable. I had never heard of it, but Ruud indicated that they are high quality cables for a reasonable price. In the end, it turned out to be the icing on the cake. I have speaker cables and an extension cable for my headphones and I don't regret it for a second. They definitely add value to my set and my headphones. With other brands you pay much, much more for the same quality.

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What do you think about the construction
and the aesthetics of the product?

Ruud showed me and I felt the speaker cables and I was immediately impressed. They look fantastic, make a solid impression and make you feel like you are using cables that are many times more expensive. The banana plugs are of good quality and the workmanship is really very good. The extension cable is also fantastic and feels very solid. The packaging has also been thought through and there you can also see the typical Italian craftsmanship.

How did you carry out the tests? What songs did you use to test the cable?

I bought the speaker cables without listening on the advice of Ruud and was therefore a bit of a gamble. When I had connected them to my new set at home, I let the whole set play for about 30 hours without listening properly. After these 30 hours I sat down and the combination as it is at home sounds really fantastic. All components come into their own and reinforce each other.
The extension cable for my headphones is really great. When I first got the Focal Elegia I only played with the supplied 1.20 m cable from Focal. When I put in the Ricable extension cable and started listening I was quite surprised. It was more depth and detail in the music. It sounded even more balanced.I am really happy with these purchases.

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What were yours
listening impressions?

My taste in music is very diverse. From light jazz, soft pop, blues, soul, rock and everything that comes close to it. I particularly prefer the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s of the last century. I listened a lot to my set and also a lot with my headphones. Both with great pleasure, it really sounds great. In the beginning I listened a lot to You and Your Friend by the Dire Straits and WOW what sounds good. Lots of details, depth and the atmosphere was well displayed. In the beginning I listened a lot to the song Leipe Shit Ouwe! from Bl3nder. Bl3nder is a collaboration between the Bas van Lier trio and Def P. Swinging jazz and a rapper. It's a band from Amsterdam and it's in Dutch but go and listen 🙂 So good, it's not normal. This song contains a lot of bass that is played by a double bass, something that can be difficult for an installation, but it really sounds great.
Slowly I started to listen more and more to other music such as Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau and Steve Gadd. I was getting happier and happier. When I later turned on Roger Waters and Eva Cassidy, the smile on my face only got bigger. It is a modest set that I have but it is all right. I couldn't get better for the money I spent. Open, clear and neutral sound that fills my living room with a warm blanket of music. I'm very satisfied.

Your conclusions.

Of course there are many other cables on the market, but if you are looking for high quality cables for an affordable price that also look good, I can really recommend any Ricable. The price-quality ratio is really great. I would therefore like to thank Ruud van Omera for recommending Ricable. If I ever upgrade my set, I will definitely think of Ricable when it comes to cables.

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What did you like?

- Very neutral and in balance
- Looking good
- Very good quality for what they cost
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What would you improve?

- Nothing for now
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What made you choose Ricable?

When I was talking to Ruud of Omera in Vlaardingen (Netherlands) about cables for my new set, he mentioned Ricable. I had never heard of them, but Ruud indicated that they are high quality cables at a reasonable price. In the end it turned out to be the icing on the cake. I have speaker cables and an extension cord for my headphones and don't regret it for a second. They definitely add value to my set and my headphones. With other brands you pay much, much more for the same quality.

Review Primus Speaker Andrew
Review Extension Jack 3.5 Andrew
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Ruud showed them to me and I heard the speaker cables and was immediately impressed. They look great, make a good impression, and make you feel like you are using cables that are many times more expensive. The banana plugs are good quality and the workmanship is really very good. The extension cable is also great and feels very solid. The packaging is also well thought out and you can also see the typical Italian craftsmanship there.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I bought the speaker cables without listening to them on Ruud's advice and so it was a bit of a gamble. After connecting them to my new set at home, I let the whole set play for about 30 hours without listening properly. After those 30 hours I sat down and the combination as it is at home sounds really great. All the components come into play and reinforce each other.
The extension cord for my headphones is really outstanding. When I first received the Focal Elegia, I only played with the 1.20 m cable provided by Focal. When I plugged in the extension cord Ricable and started listening, I was quite surprised. It was deeper and more detailed in the music. It sounded even more balanced. I am really happy with these purchases.

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Review Extension Jack 3.5 Andrew
What were your
listening impressions?

My musical tastes are very diverse. From light jazz, soft pop, blues, soul, rock and everything that comes close to it. I especially prefer the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s of the last century. I listened a lot to my set and also a lot with my headphones. Both, with great pleasure, sound really great. At first I was listening a lot to You and Your Friend by Dire Straits and, WOW, how great it sounds. A lot of detail, depth and atmosphere were well displayed. At first I was listening a lot to the song Leipe Shit Ouwe! by Bl3nder. Bl3nder is a collaboration between the trio Bas van Lier and Def P. Swinging, a jazz musician and rapper. It is an Amsterdam band and it is in Dutch but go listen 🙂 So much quality, it is not normal. This song contains a lot of bass played by a double bass, something that can be difficult for an installation, but it sounds really great.
Gradually I started listening more and more to other music like Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau, and Steve Gadd. I was getting more and more satisfied. When I later turned on Roger Waters and Eva Cassidy, the smile on my face only got bigger. It's a modest set I have but it's fine. I couldn't do better for the money I spent. Open, clear, neutral sound that fills my living room with a warm blanket of music. I am very satisfied with it.

Your conclusions.

Of course there are many other cables on the market, but if you are looking for high quality cables at an affordable price that also look good, I can really recommend any Ricable. The price/quality ratio is really good. So I would like to thank Ruud from Omera for recommending Ricable. If I have to upgrade my set, I will definitely think of Ricable when it comes to cables.

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What did you like?

- Very neutral and balanced
- Beautiful aesthetics
- Value for money
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What would you improve?

- Nothing
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Review Primus Speaker Roberto M

Review #61 - Primus Speaker MKII Cable - Ricable Review

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Roberto M.

Sources: Marantz SA7001 CD/SACD player

Amplifier: A-S1200

Acoustic Speakers: Q Acoustics Concept 500

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Primus Speaker MKII cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Roberto for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I chose Ricable because of the reputation it has earned over the years, evidenced in dozens of online reviews and mentions in specialized forums. After seeing pictures of the product and reading about its technical features, I almost made up my mind. Breaking the final delay was the possibility of trying the product at home for sixty days and returning it if it did not meet expectations.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The construction is impeccable, both in terms of the materials used and the assembly. Immediately, the cable conveys a feeling of sturdiness. My cables are banana terminated, and the quality of these is exceptional. The grip inside the bushings is tenacious and secure. But Ricable cables are not only well made, they are also very aesthetically pleasing and help give our system that serious, professional look we so enjoy.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I took advantage of the dual outputs of my amplifier to connect the speakers simultaneously with Primus Speaker MKII and my old cables: SUPRA Ply 2.0. In this way I did not have to rely on memory for listening impressions, but simply by operating the switch between outputs A and B of the amplifier, I could have an immediate comparison. I tried a variety of musical programs, from jazz to rock/pop and classical music, using both high-end recordings and decidedly bad recordings.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I must say, unfortunately, that the cables Ricable, although they won my total confidence, did not affect the final result in any way. The sound emitted by my speakers is absolutely indistinguishable in switching from A to B. The sound of the Ricable is as beautiful, clear, full-bodied and extended as was that of the cables in my possession. By this I do not mean to say that all cables are the same, but certainly the ones I chose have nothing different from the ones I already owned.

Your conclusions.

Now I am torn: on the one hand, I would like to use the right of withdrawal and thus return the product and get my money back, perhaps to try others with superior features, even though the cost of the next model is already out of the budget for me; on the other hand, to keep them, simply because they sound good, have impeccable construction, and are also darn good to look at!

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What did you like?

- Aesthetics
- Value for money
- Construction
- Ability to try them on at home

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What would you improve?

- Nothing
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Primus Speaker Cinzia

Review #60 - Primus Speaker MKII Cable - Ricable Review

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Cinzia S.

Sources: Marantz PM6007 amplifier; Audiolab 6000N Play streamer.

Amplifier: Advance Paris A10 Classic

Acoustic Speakers: TAGA Harmony Platinum F-100 v.3

Other: DAC Audio-GD R2R-11

The following review of the Primus Speaker MKII cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Cynthia for her time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I am a firm believer in Italian companies, your site is well structured and you offer solutions such as trade-ins, lifetime product warranties and a wide assortment of very good quality though entry level products. I had been looking for cables that would satisfy me for some time and did not want to spend a fortune, fortunately your site popped up in my search.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Aesthetically, the product, although entry level, looks much higher end, the attention to detail can be felt right from the packaging, the cable constructed well with materials that are excellent both to the eye and to the touch, the connectors remain firmly in place once inserted, the cable is not too stiff and contours perfectly between amplifier and speakers with a very pleasing aesthetic.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I tested the cable with two different amplifiers and the same pair of speakers, compared them with other cables that I have, from well-known brands, I started listening several times to those two or three songs that I usually listen to to do this kind of testing, namely female vocals, song with well pronounced bass and one where there are many instruments playing together.

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What were your
listening impressions?

Listening to it turned out to be really pleasant, unlike other cables in my possession that enhanced the high range or the low range. The Primus Speaker MKII seemed to me much more balanced over all ranges, a true full range. The thing that surprised me so much was the neutrality of the sound but at the same time hearing the music I think unmodified from the specifications in the recording room. Definitely a very good impression from the first listening and the difference with other cables quite marked, a cable that is good for all types of music and although I tried them with only two amplifiers, definitely for all electronics.

Your conclusions.

In conclusion I am happy that I wanted to believe in this Italian brand and I am absolutely satisfied with my purchase, I will recommend my friends to try the products Ricable. Great idea to structure the products on several price ranges and to be able to upgrade in the future, my idea is to try also cables INTERCONNECT, I think I will do it soon.

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What did you like?

- Aesthetics
- Value for money
- Performance
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What would you improve?

- Nothing
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United States Guitar

Power cords with American plugs Ricable are coming soon.

Ricable is happy to announce that the American plug in its Hi-Fi power cords is in the home stretch. We anticipated this in a series of posts some time ago, on our Facebook page. The last "tweak" regarding power cords Ricable was now dated March 2021, with the MKII version of the Magnus Power which, compared to the basic version, gained a shielding. The research department Ricable, however, never stops. This is necessary to keep up with its own time. The U.S. plug in power cords Ricable adds nothing in terms of performance, but it represents an important step in expanding into the U.S. and Canadian markets, as well as Central America. But that's not all...

The American Plug in Hi-Fi Power Cables Ricable

As anticipated, the American plug in Hi-Fi power cords Ricable is not an improvement in performance but an enlargement of the potential users of our power cords. These, with American plugs, will be available for order on the website starting in September. However, for those interested, they are already available and therefore purchasable by contacting us directly.

This novelty stems from a specific need: to meet the growing demand of overseas audiophiles, U.S. and Canadian in particular, whose orders on our site are increasingly frequent. More than new cables, in this case, we are talking about variations of existing ones. American plug power cables, in fact, should not be sought as a stand-alone product, but the variant should be selected within existing product pages. This will not affect the price, as indeed . almost all customizations Ricable. Last but not least: power cords will be able to be equipped with American plug in all series, from Primus toInvictus, via Magnus and Dedalus.

Invictus Power American plug

Not just American plug. We welcome the IEC C20 connector

The discussion regarding the introduction of the IEC C20 connector is very similar to that just made for American plugs in power cords. Again, this is not an improvement on a technical level. It is about offering one more opportunity to our customers. In particular, among the various brands adopting this power input, we are thinking especially of Audio Research. Again, customization comes from listening to the customer.

Dedalus Power American plug

Many owners of Audio Research electronics, or otherwise with this power input, have asked us for cables with this type of connector, and now we can finally satisfy them. Unlike the American plug, however, the IEC C20 connector will not be available for all of our series, but only from the Magnus series on up. So, in addition to the latter, we are referring to those Dedalus and Invictus. There is also a small change in the ordering method. Power cables with IEC C20 connector will not be selectable "directly." Instead, the standard Netzkabel will have to be selected, and just before completing the order, in the notes, the customer will have to write the desired customization.

American plug and IEC C20. Since when available?

Power cords with American plugs and/or IEC C20 connector are not yet available to order directly from the website. They will be starting in September. However, you can still proceed with the purchase by contacting us directly by whatever method you prefer (phone, e-mail, live chat, WhatsApp...) as of now, or even by leaving a written note in the space provided just before you finish your order. In the meantime, if you are undecided about purchasing or just curious, you can take a look at just about all of our power cords. Enjoy your visit!

Review Nicola Magnus Turntable Jack RCA

Review #59 - Cables Magnus Turntable and Jack 3.5 / RCA - Ricable Review

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Nicholas C.

Sources: Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB turntable; Marantz CD6007 CD player.

Amplifier: Marantz PM6007

Acoustic Speakers: Klipsch RP-600M

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Magnus Turntable and Jack 3.5 / RCA cables is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become to all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Nicola for her time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Having an entry level system, the supplied cables were not the best in quality, so I followed the advice of a friend of mine who has known you for some time and visited your site and was impressed by both the quantity of products and the various price ranges present. I therefore decided to purchase the components I wanted.

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Review Nicola Magnus Turntable Jack RCA
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The cables are very nice and the finish is respectable, you can see with pleasure that they are made with maniacal care and that they have nothing to envy to the most emblazoned and expensive brands, I am not surprised by the lifetime warranty. Additional note in no small part they are made in Italy!

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I like all genres of music, so both vinyl and CDs not to mention digital albums, I own a lot of music... as a litmus test I decided to listen to my music both on vinyl and from the PC that I know very well with the old cables after which I installed the new ones... needless to say I heard the difference immediately!

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Review Nicola Magnus Turntable Jack RCA
What were your
listening impressions?

I'll start by saying that I immediately listened to my favorite vinyls and it immediately jumped to my ears a great amount of detail that was not noticeable before not to mention a very clean and dynamic sound, nothing to do with the rather flat and muffled one before... then I played from PC other albums that I have in excellent format and here too I was very satisfied with the result, it almost seems to listen to other songs! I am talking about both instrumental and electronic music in both listenings.

Your conclusions.

I am thrilled with my purchases and can do nothing but recommend Ricable to everyone because, in addition to the quality, both a novice listener and a veteran of Hi-Fi find the product that suits them, without spending astronomical sums you have truly respectable cables... rated 10 at Ricable!

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What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
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What would you improve?

- I don't feel like recommending improvements!
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Primus Review Power Klaus

Review #58 - Primus Cable Power - Ricable Review

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Klaus S.

Sources: Marantz SA7001-KIS SACD player; PC with foobar2000

Amplifier: Musical Fidelity A300 preamplifier; ZeroZone IRS2092 power amplifiers.

Acoustic speakers: Magneplanar MG-1.4; Magneplanar MGIII/A

Other: DAC Topping D50 with power supply Topping P50

The following review of the Primus Power cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the "family Ricable".
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Klaus for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I am already a long time customer Ricable, having purchased cables INTERCONNECT, and speaker cables, although only Custom type. A few days ago a friend suggested that I do some power cable testing with his new Ricable Primus Power. Until now I had only tried rather cheap or DIY cables.

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Primus Power
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Extremely well made, solid and flexible at the same time; gives a truly remarkable feeling of "serious" sturdiness. The connectors are just perfect for solidity of insertion and stability. They insert with a bit of pressure, but once inserted, you can feel that the grip is really remarkable and there is no risk of the cable coming loose without deliberate intervention.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

We had a very long session, both listening to very familiar tunes and letting music change freely in search of listening pleasure. Changing the cables was done over and over again just to check their effectiveness. At the end of the session we also did a double-blind test where the chosen listener indicated his or her impressions without knowing which cable was being used at that time.

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What were your
listening impressions?

Guys-what can I say? The improvement has been more than noticeable. The aspect that seems most remarkable to me is the very sharp decrease of certain roughness in mid-high frequencies, which with the comparison cables (Ricable Custom, various DIY cables based on TNT design, both using braided mains cables and shielded 3×4 mm² cables) on certain instruments (violin, organ) were "pungent" and almost annoying. With the Primus everything becomes more musical and euphonious, with even greater detail on the highest frequencies. Not to mention that the soundstage increases its size by at least 30 percent, leaving all the instruments more still and greatly increasing the effect of "air" between the instruments themselves!
To conclude: in the "blind" test, the tester recognized without hesitation the presence or absence of the Primus in the listening chain!

Your conclusions.

The Netzkabel often has more influence on the final result than the cables Speaker . I really did not believe that this item could have this "weight" in improving the sound obtained. I am now waiting for my friend to bring me his Ricable Magnus , of which he speaks very highly of me, saying that in his opinion it is still clearly superior to the Primus.

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What did you like?

- Really everything
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What would you improve?

- I don't know.
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Review Invictus XLR Lorenzo

Review #57 - Balanced Cable Invictus XLR - Ricable Review

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Lorenzo F.

Sources: Rose RS150 Media Center

Amplifier: McIntosh C53 preamplifier; McIntosh MC452 power amplifier

Acoustic Speakers: Tannoy Legacy Cheviot

Other: PS Audio Network Conditioner

The following review of the Invictus XLR cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program designed by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophiles, in order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalog. Last but not least, those who join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying how the customer has become for all intents and purposes part of the " Ricable" family.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Lorenzo for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I discovered Ricable by accident at a friend's house and inquired about purchasing an entry level RCA at the beginning of building my last system. After two and a half years, thanks in part to the Ricable upgrade plan, I have the entire system wired with Invictus. The last purchase was a Invictus XLR to connect the Rose RS150 streamer to the McIntosh C53 preamp.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

Definitely the best product for value for money. The construction is impeccable and with top-notch materials. The XLR cables have a very comfortable and precise clamping system. The shielding is really top-notch, since I have been using Ricable cables I have not experienced any kind of interference INTERCONNECT.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I used a test record containing several songs from different genres of music to evaluate each parameter of the system. I know this record very well so that I can pick up every little change right away. The first listen for me is always important even if the cable is not broken in, but it gives the first impact. The XLR was at first impact already a very high level cable. After a hundred hours of use I must say that the three-dimensionality of the streamer's sound is record-breaking.

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Invictus XLR
What were your
listening impressions?

The Invictus cables are extremely transparent. They neither add nor detract from the character of the system. The system simply sounds as it should sound. I could say that the soundstage turns out to be deep and wide and the instruments well defined in space. But these are all characteristics to be attributed to the system and the recording. The XLR has the tremendous merit of allowing all this to be conveyed with great neutrality and transparency. You know when listening is so pleasant and natural that you no longer think about the system? Here, the Invictus cables manage to give the system this characteristic.

Your conclusions.

My system is fully wired Ricable Invictus . It was a spontaneous upgrade path by first purchasing the Dedalus and then, thanks to the upgrade program, upgrading to the Invictus. My system has gained in all parameters revealing its characteristics to the fullest. I highly recommend Ricable products that already from the Dedalus series , up to the most valuable Invictus, give very high performance in terms of neutrality and transparency.

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What did you like?

- Neutrality
- Construction
- Value for money
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What would you improve?

- Perhaps the Invictus series of power supply is a bit expensive
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Dedalus XLR Olivier

Review #56 - Cable Dedalus XLR - Ricable Review

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Olivier P.

Sources: Clearaudio Emotion SE turntable

Amplifier: Preampli Halgorythme; Power amp Halgorythme Blocs Mono SE 300B 8W

Acoustic speakers: M Moniteur

Other: Audio-GD DAC

The following review of the Dedalus XLR cable is the result of an initiative with the collaboration of the French Facebook group 'Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité'. The initiative was created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to perform as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which users returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Olivier for his time.

La construction et l'esthétique du câble. Est-ce qu'il était solide et agréable à regarder?

Câble avec une excellente présentation, esthétique parfaite, c'est un câble très luxueux. L'emballage est solide, la présentation générale reflète la qualité, le câble est doux, souple et très facile à installer. Les connexions sont solides et de bonne qualité. C'est un câble qui dans la présentation est la hauteur de ses ambitions.

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Comment avez-vous testé les différences. Connecter et déconnecter des câbles différents, par exemple, ou une autre méthode?

J'ai associé ces câbles aux Dedalus Speaker, comparés aux câbles XLR de base bas de gamme, l'association avec les Dedalus Speaker est parfaite. En effet j'ai fait des essais successifs avec les Dedalus Speaker à savoir:

  • Dedalus XLR + speaker câble de base
  • Deux XLR de base + Dedalus Speaker
  • Trois Dedalus XLR + Dedalus Speaker
  • Quatre XLR de base + câble speaker de base

J'ai fait plusieurs écoutes avec des styles différents.

Impressions liées à l'écoute. Comment avez-vous effectué les tests? Quelles pistes avez-vous utilisées pour tester le câble Ricable?

L'association avec les Dedalus Speaker est fabuleuse, les timbres sont clairs et naturels, l'imagine sonore gagne en spatialisation, on a l'impression d'être à un concert "live". Les instruments sont idéalement placés. Des angles extrêmes aux basses profondes, tout est représenté, rien ne manque. Une très belle association, je pense continuer à explorer la série Dedalus.

  • Pink Floyd: Animals et Wish You Were Here
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Youn Sun Nah: Immersion
  • Norah Jones: Come Away with Me
  • Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
  • Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart
  • John Coltrane: Giant Steps
  • Oscar Peterson: Exclusively for My Friends: Lost Tapes et We Get Requests
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
  • Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker et Claudio Abbado: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21
  • Pau Casals: Js Bach: The Cello Suites
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Dedalus XLR Olivier
Toute différence par rapport aux câbles de référence. Vous en avez trouvé?

Il est difficile de le comparer avec un autre XLR haut de gamme, je pars très doucement car j'avais des XLR de première classe comme base, donc effectivement la différence est frappante. Tout est présent, déjà les Dedalus Speaker avait nettement amélioré l'écoute dans tous les domainesmais avec les Dedalus XLR, les speaker développent leurs subtilités et leur précision. Cette association est quasiment indispensable.

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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

- Qualité
- Timbres
- Spatialisation
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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- Rien
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The construction and aesthetics of the cable. Was it solid and beautiful to look at?

Cable with an excellent presentation, perfect aesthetics, it is a very luxurious cable. The packaging is solid, the overall presentation reflects the quality, the cable is soft, flexible and very easy to install. The connections are solid and of good quality. It is a cable that lives up to its ambitions in presentation.

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How did you test the differences. Do youconnect and disconnect different cables, for example, or another method?

I paired these cables with Dedalus Speaker, compared to low-end XLR cables, basically, the coupling with the speaker Dedalus is perfect. In fact, I made subsequent tests with the Dedalus Speaker, namely:

  • Dedalus XLR + basic speaker cable
  • Two basic XLR + Dedalus Speaker
  • Three Dedalus XLR + Dedalus Speaker
  • Four XLR + speaker base cables

I did several listens with different styles.

Listening impressions. How did you perform the tests? Which tracks did you use to test the cable Ricable?

The combination with the Dedalus Speaker is fabulous, the timbres are clear and natural, the sound image gains in spatialisation, it feels like being at a live concert. Instruments are ideally positioned. From the extreme corners to the deep bass, everything is represented, nothing is missing. A very nice combination, I think I will continue to explore the Dedalus series.

  • Pink Floyd: Animals and Wish You Were Here
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Youn Sun Nah: Immersion
  • Norah Jones: Come Away with Me
  • Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
  • Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart
  • John Coltrane: Giant Steps
  • Oscar Peterson: Exclusively for My Friends: Lost Tapes and We Get Requests
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
  • Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21
  • Pau Casals: Js Bach: The Cello Suites
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Dedalus XLR Olivier
Any differences from reference cables. Did you find any?

It's hard to compare it with another high-end XLR, I had first-class XLRs as a base, so the difference is noticeable. Everything is there, already the Dedalus Speaker had clearly improved listening in all areasbut with the Dedalus XLR the speakers develop their subtleties and precision. This combination is almost indispensable.

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What did you like?

- Quality
- Timbre
- Spatialisation
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What would you improve?

- Nothing
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Review Raphael Dedalus Power

Review #55 - Cable Dedalus Power - Ricable Review

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Raphael B.

Sources: Audio Research Reference CD7 CD player; Rega Planar 3 turntable with Sumiko Blue Point cartridge

Amplifier: Audio Research LS25 MKII preamplifier; Audio Research VS110 and VS55 power amplifiers

Acoustic Speakers: Opera Callas Diva

Other: Cambridge Audio CXN Streamer

The following review of the cable Dedalus Power is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the programme devised by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Last but not least, those who take part in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of certifying that the customer has become a full member of the ' Ricablefamily'.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned his or her impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Raffaele for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I've known you for a long time now, I have the whole system wired with your cables both INTERCONNECT and power cables but with the latest test I've done you never cease to amaze me, honestly sometimes I struggle to understand where the witchcraft is that allows the quality of your cables to be so evident. Anyway I got to know you through the internet. I would like to use your cables to connect power amps to speakers, but being very long and passing inside a bookcase would be very difficult and I imagine expensive to do.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The cable is massive, the quality is immediately apparent at the touch, despite everything it is very flexible and the construction is well cared for at all levels. The quality of the packaging is remarkable in both robustness and aesthetics, nothing to say. Perhaps the only small flaw is the lack of phase indication on the power plug.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I had the system connected to the mains with a common power strip where all your cables connected. Then I bought a cheap, 150 euro, eight-output Schuko filtered power strip on the Internet and connected it to the mains via your Netzkabel Dedalus replacing the common power strip that everyone uses at home.

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Review Raphael Dedalus Power
What were your
listening impressions?

After having connected everything, switched on and warmed up the system as usual, I start listening and immediately I notice a cleanliness in the voice and in the details, the sound scene was much more detailed and high, the spatiality increased, the bass range powerful and clear as never before. Obviously I have tried with various CD records, vinyl and DAT cassettes but the result was the same, I was a bit incredulous having the whole system already wired Ricable, but surely the power strip with normal cable was a bottleneck and did not allow the system to express itself at its best. Now everything is cleaner, every frequency has benefited and it is like listening to a different system... magic? I don't know, but the differences are evident I think even to a neophyte.

Your conclusions.

What can I say, once again you have amazed me with your products which, as I have already written to you, are not very cheap but once you have listened to them and tried them, they immediately make you forget the money you have spent and the fights with your wife for buying them. Absolutely to recommend to anyone and I congratulate you again on your work.

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What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
- Quality
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review Nicolas Dedalus USB

Review #54 - Cable Dedalus USB - Ricable Review

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Nicolas S.

Sources: Mac mini; Roon server; DDC Denafrips; DAC Denafrips PONTUS II

Amplifier: EAR 868 preamplifier; Graaf GM 100 poweramplifier

Acoustic Speakers: VENUS Acoustic Cassiopée 2

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Dedalus USB cable is the result of an initiative with the collaboration of the French Facebook group 'Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité'. The initiative was created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to perform as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which users returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Nicolas for his time.

The current cable in place...

The current cable in place than I'm looking to upgrade is an Auralic USB cable sold with my old Auralic Vega today replaced by a Denafrips Iris + Pontus combo. This cable seem basic with a shield and ferrites on both sides. Arrive the Ricable Dedalus USB cable. The build quality and packaging is High-End, one of the best I have seen on the market and the best in this price range.
In the following I give my feedback of the Ricable Dedalus USB cable with some listening sessions. All results are not especially due to the cable because the synergy of the system and some compensation are complex. My comments has to be very relativized to my audio context and also to my own tastes which can differ from another person.

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Review Nicolas Dedalus USB

Track 1 - Requiem: first impression is a more physical palpability and stability of sources in soundstage. A kind of calmness gives the feeling the music flows slowly, it is a more romantic sound but also I have the feeling it misses me some life.

Track 7 - Non believer: again I can ear this romantic feeling, a little opacity perhaps due to a mid bass little emphasised? Comparing my Auralic USB cable, it misses some slam in the very low bass and also some dynamism. The voice of the singer lacks for me some transparency, she seems a little blurred. But in all cases the sound is very pleasant, very musical but perhaps not on the "master sound" philosophy.

Track 5 - Tourdion: I ear a better depth of soundstage but always this kind of softness which gives a globalised presentation of music when I prefer a more separated sound. But the sound is more musical, I listen to the whole track and some others because I take a lot of pleasure.

Track 1 - Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 1: a very pint point soundstage image with a better feeling of depth, I really like this but always this kind of softness, very pleasant, which give the desire for a long listen session. But it lacks for me a kind of directness, I would like the same musicality but with a more direct sound, to be more inside in the mastering studio.

Track 1 - Chord Left: I can follow each touch of piano more accurately and I ear a more things never eared before in the highs. A very good listening session, the Ricable is a good match with this kind of recording, I really like what I ear.

Track 1 - Hommage à Moondog: the music play very slow, it misses some involvement, the track is boring I think due to less dynamic.

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What did you like?

- Top High-End quality
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What would you improve?

- Transparency
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The current cable...

The current cable I am looking to upgrade is an Auralic USB cable sold with my old Auralic Vega now replaced by a Denafrips Iris + Pontus combo. This cable looks simple with a shield and ferrites on both sides. Here comes the USB cable Ricable Dedalus . The build quality and packaging is high end, one of the best I have seen on the market and the best in this price range.
Below is my feedback on the USB cable Ricable Dedalus with some listening sessions. All results are not mainly due to the cable because the system synergy and some compensations are complex. My comments have to be very relative to my audio context and also to my tastes which may differ from one person to another.

Review Nicolas Dedalus USB
Review Nicolas Dedalus USB

Track 1 - Requiem: the first impression is a more physical palpability and stability of the sources in the soundstage. A kind of calmness gives the feeling that the music is flowing slowly, it is a more romantic sound but I also have the feeling that it lacks some life.

Track 7 - Non believer: again I can hear this romantic feeling, a bit of dullness perhaps due to a poorly emphasised mid-bass? Comparing my Auralic USB cable, it lacks a bit of slam 'in the very low bass' and also a bit of dynamism. The singer's voice lacks transparency, it sounds a bit fuzzy to me. But in all cases the sound is very pleasant, very musical but perhaps not on the 'master sound' philosophy.

Track 5 - Tourdion: I hear a better depth of soundstage but still this kind of softness that gives a globalised presentation of the music when I prefer a more separate sound. But the sound is more musical, I listen to the whole track and a few others because I really enjoy it.

Track 1 - Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 1: a very punctual sound image with a better feeling of depth, I really like this but still this kind of softness, very pleasant, that makes you want a long listening session. But I miss a kind of immediacy, I would like the same musicality but with a more direct sound, to be more inside the mastering studio.

Track 1 - Chord Left: I can follow every touch of the piano more accurately and I hear more things I never heard before in the treble. A very good listening session, the Ricable goes well with this kind of recording, I really like what I hear.

Track 1 - Hommage à Moondog: the music sounds very slow, it lacks some involvement, the track is boring I think because of the lower dynamics.

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What did you like?

- High-End Quality
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What would you improve?

- Transparency
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Review Primus Signal Benoit

Review #53 - Primus Signal cable - Ricable Review

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Benoît F.

Sources: Sony CDP-D11 CD player; Rega DAC

Amplifier: Vincent LS-1

Acoustic speakers: Samson Rubicon R8A

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Primus Signal cable is the result of an initiative with the French Facebook group 'Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité'. The initiative was created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. The audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to perform as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Benoît for his time.

La construction et l'esthétique du câble. Est-ce qu'il était solide et agréable à regarder?

Avec une belle et solide boîte en carton, l'emballage du câble est très simple, à tel point que sur la boîte, en plus du modèle et de la série du câble, on trouve un numéro de série, un autocollant de test de contrôle de qualité et, à l'intérieur de la boîte, une formulule de garantie à vie.
L'aspect visuel du câble est agréable à l'œil et au toucher et bien que relativement fin (9 mm de diamètre), ce câble Primus Signal reste très souple. Quand à la tresse en tissu qui protège ce câble, le mélange de blanc et de gris est intemporel, passe partout. Les fiches RCA dorées avec un isolant ressemblant à du téflon et un corps alu satiné paraissent de belle facture.

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Comment avez-vous testé les différences. Connecter et déconnecter des câbles différents, par exemple, ou une autre méthode?

Pour le test j'ai utilisé le système audio relativement atypique de mon bureau, il est composé:

  • une paire d'enceintes de monitoring actif 2 voies de type Samson Rubicon R8A, qui, même si elles ne sont pas sans défauts, ont l'avantage d'utiliser un agréable tweeter en ruban pour une écoute de proximité à haut niveau 😉
  • d'un préampli DIY très optimisé et inspiré du preamp Elektor;
  • d'un lecteur CD professionnel Sony CDP-D11 utilisé en drive via sa sortie S/PDIF;
  • d’un DAC Rega;
  • le côté atypique vient aussi du fait que la liaison entre les R8A symétriques et le préampli asymétrique est faite via deux transfos de ligne, principalement pour créer une isolation galvanique entre le préampli et les enceintes, mais c'est aussi la solution que j'avais trouvée à l'époque pour calmer une tonique désagréable des R8A vers 1 kHz.

Quand au déroulement du test: l'idée initiale était de comparer le Ricable Primus avec un Sommer Cable Onyx et avec un Adam Hall 4 Star en les connectant alternativement entre le DAC et le préampli.

Impressions liées à l'écoute. Comment avez-vous effectué les tests? Quelles pistes avez-vous utilisées pour tester le câble Ricable?

Comme choix musicaux j ai utilisé les albums CD:

  • Henri Salvador, Chambre avec vue
  • Trois Roues sous un Parapluie, Sous les Chapeaux de Roues
  • Stocks, Enregistré en Public

Les premières écoutes comparatives donnaient un très léger avantage au Ricable mais rien de bien transcendant... Avantage tellement léger que je me suis questioné si ce n'était pas uniquement une impression liée à la méthode de test...
Ensuite, tenant compte du fait que les transfos de ligne entre mon préampli et mes enceintes ont leur propre couleur son sonre destinée à supprimer une tonalité désagréable du R8A vers 1 kHz, je les ai remplacés par les cââbles Primus, juste pour voir: j'attendais le plus mais là grosse surprise!
En principe, sans les transfos, j'aurai immédiatement d'retrouver à l'écoute cette tonique désagréable mais, bien que très vivant, l'écoute n'était pas fatigante et le défaut des R8A relégué aux oubliettes. J'ai ensuite remplacé les Primus par un jeu de câble RCA type Adam Hall 4 Star et là la tonique désagréable est réapparue immédiatement...

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Toute différence par rapport aux câbles de référence. Vous en avez trouvé?

En conclusion, le Primus est un câble qui, dans les conditions de mon test, propose beaucoup de douceur à l'écoute. C'est probablement un câble qui pourra convenir parfaitement avec des enceintes projetant un peu (je pense notamment à certaines Klipsch) ou lorsque l'association ampli/enceinte est un peu trop vivante, voire fatigante!

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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

- Qualité de la fabrication
- Des résultats attrayants
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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- Pour le prix proposé: rien!
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The construction and aesthetics of the cable. Was it solid and beautiful to look at?

With a nice, sturdy cardboard box, the packaging of the cable is very simple, so much so that on the box, in addition to the cable model and series, there is a serial number, a quality control test sticker and, inside the box, a lifetime warranty.
The visual appearance of the cable is pleasing to the eye and to the touch and although relatively thin (9 mm in diameter), this Primus Signal cable remains very flexible. As for the fabric braid protecting this cable, the mixture of white and grey is timeless and goes everywhere. The gold-plated RCA plugs with a Teflon-like insulation and a satinised aluminium body seem well made.

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How did you test the differences. Connecting and disconnecting different cables, for example, or another method?

For the test I used the relatively atypical sound system in my office, it consists of:

  • by a pair of 2-way active monitoring loudspeakers of the Samson Rubicon R8A type, which, although not without flaws, have the advantage of using a pleasant ribbon tweeter for high-level close listening 😉
  • by a highly optimised DIY preamplifier inspired by the Elektor preamplifier;
  • from a Sony CDP-D11 professional CD player used as a unit via its S/PDIF output;
  • by a Rega DAC;
  • the atypical side also stems from the fact that the connection between the balanced R8As and the unbalanced preamplifier is made via two line transformers, mainly to create galvanic isolation between the preamplifier and the loudspeakers, but this is also the solution I had found at the time to calm an unpleasant R8A tonic around 1 kHz.

As for the course of the test: the initial idea was to compare the Ricable Primus with a Sommer Cable Onyx and an Adam Hall 4 Star by connecting them alternately between the DAC and the preamplifier.

Listening impressions. How did you perform the tests? Which tracks did you use to test the cable Ricable?

As music choices I used CD albums:

  • Henri Salvador, Chambre avec vue
  • Trois Roues sous un Parapluie, Sous les Chapeaux de Roues
  • Stocks, Enregistré en Public

First comparative listening gave Ricable a very slight advantage but nothing really transcendent... Such a slight advantage that I wondered if it wasn't just an impression related to the test method...
So, taking into account the fact that the line transformers between my preamp and my speakers have their own sound colour intended to suppress an unpleasant tone from the R8A around 1 kHz, I replaced them with Primus cables, just to see: I expected more, but there's a big surprise!
In principle, without the transformers, I should have immediately found this unpleasantness when listening but, although very lively, listening was not tiring and the R8A's defect was relegated to oblivion. I then replaced the Primus with a set of Adam Hall 4 Star type RCA cables and there the unpleasant tone reappeared immediately...

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Any difference from the reference cables. Did you find any?

In conclusion, the Primus is a cable that, under the conditions of my test, offers a lot of listening smoothness. It is probably a cable that will work well with speakers that are a bit edgy (I am thinking in particular of some Klipsch) or when the amplifier/speaker combination is a bit too lively, even tiring!

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What did you like?

- Manufacturing quality
- Attractive results
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What would you improve?

- For the proposed price: nothing!
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Review Dedalus Olivier Speaker

Review #52 - Cable Dedalus Speaker - Ricable Review

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Olivier P.

Sources: Clearaudio Emotion SE turntable

Amplifier: Preampli Halgorythme; Power amp Halgorythme Blocs Mono SE 300B 8W

Acoustic speakers: M Moniteur

Other: Audio-GD DAC

The following review of the Dedalus Speaker cable is the result of an initiative born with the collaboration of the French Facebook group 'Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité'. The initiative was created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to perform as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which users returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Olivier for his time.

La construction et l'esthétique du câble. Est-ce qu'il était solide et agréable à regarder?

La construction de ce câble est conforme à la présentation. Un câble très bien présenté, une finition haut de gamme, les bananes sont très bien finies et semblent solides. Le câble est souple, soyeux très agréable au touché. Un câble qui respire le luxe. La présentation dans la boite fait "très Italie", ce qui n'est pas une faute de gout. Dans la boite, on voit que c'est un câble "italien", peut être un peu trop....

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Review Dedalus Olivier Speaker
Comment avez-vous testé les différences. Connecter et déconnecter des câbles différents, par exemple, ou une autre méthode?

J'ai testé le câble en débranchant le câble référence qui est un Ecosse CS 2.3, j'ai essayé les deux câbles remplacés et puis juste un seul. Plusieurs essais ont été effectués, sur plusieurs séances. La première impression fut un peu négative, j'ai ressenti un câble froid, sec, mais après quelques heures ce câble à développé son potentiel. Un rodage à été nécessaire avant d'apprécier les hautes qualités de ce câble.

Impressions liées à l'écoute. Comment avez-vous effectué les tests? Quelles pistes avez-vous utilisées pour tester le câble Ricable?

J'ai effectué des tests sur plusieurs types de pistes. J'utilise un DAC Audio-GD avec streamer Bluesound et Qobuz. En écoute numérique, j'écoute plus du jazz, rock, variétés françaises, année 80... J'utilise aussi le vinyle avec comme sélection:

  • Dire Straits: Love over Gold and Brothers in Arms
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon et Wish You Were Here
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Youn Sun Nah: Immersion
  • Duke Ellington: Three Suites
  • Oscar Peterson: We Get Requests
  • Karl Böhm: Mozart: Requiem
  • Norah Jones: Come Away with Me
  • Gundula Janowitz: Orff: Carmina Burana
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Review Dedalus Olivier Speaker
Toute différence par rapport aux câbles de référence. Vous en avez trouvé?

Par rapport à l'Ecosse, on a câble qui développe plus les basses surtout sur la partie vinyle, mais aussi des aigus plus détaillés et précis. Il y a parfois les graves qui sont un peu trop en arrière (pas sur le même plan) surtout en écoute numérique. C'est plus sur le vinyle qu'il fait la différence avec plus de spécialisation. Je n'ai pas eu l'occasion d'écouter beaucoup de câble, mais l'écoute du Ricable Dedalus Speaker, aprelles heures de rodages m'a semblé aérienne détaillée, des médiums chaleureux accompagné de grave tendus. Le tarif est justifié dans cette catégorie de câble. C'est un câble à écouté, à apprécier et surement à garder. Il serait bon de l'accompagner des autres de la même série et de pouvoir juger les associations.

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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

- Qualité de la fabrication
- Tendon de Graves
- Détails dans les coins
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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- La boite un peu plus "luxe", un peu moins "Italien"
- L'équilibre basse-médium
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The construction and aesthetics of the cable. Was it solid and beautiful to look at?

The construction of this cable is as it appears. A very well presented cable, a high-end finish, the bananas are very well finished and seem solid. The cable is flexible, silky and very pleasant to the touch. A cable that oozes luxury. The presentation in the box is 'very Italian', which is no problem for taste. In the packaging you can see that it is an 'Italian' cable, perhaps a bit too much...

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Review Dedalus Olivier Speaker
How did you test the differences. Do youconnect and disconnect different cables, for example, or another method?

I tested the cable by disconnecting the reference cable which is an Ecosse CS 2.3, tried the two replaced cables and then only one. Several tests were carried out, in different sessions. The first impression was a bit negative, I felt a cold and dry cable, but after a few hours this cable developed its potential. A break-in was necessary before appreciating the high qualities of this cable.

Listening impressions. How did you perform the tests? Which tracks did you use to test the cable Ricable?

I have performed tests on different types of tracks. I use an Audio-GD DAC with Bluesound streamer and Qobuz. In digital listening I listen more to jazz, rock, French variety, 80s ... I also use vinyl with a selection:

  • Dire Straits: Love over Gold and Brothers in Arms
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Youn Sun Nah: Immersion
  • Duke Ellington: Three Suites
  • Oscar Peterson: We Get Requests
  • Karl Böhm: Mozart: Requiem
  • Norah Jones: Come Away with Me
  • Gundula Janowitz: Orff: Carmina Burana
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Review Dedalus Olivier Speaker
Any differences from reference cables. Did you find any?

Compared to the Ecosse we have a cable that develops more bass, especially on the vinyl side, but also more detailed and precise treble. Sometimes the bass is a bit too far back (not on the same plane) especially in digital listening. It is more on the vinyl side that makes the difference with more specialisation. I haven't had the opportunity to listen to much, but listening to the Ricable Dedalus Speaker, after hours of break-in, I found it airy, detailed, with warm mids accompanied by tight bass. The price is justified in this cable category. It is a cable to listen to, to appreciate and definitely to keep. It would be good to accompany it with others from the same series and be able to judge the associations.

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What did you like?

- Manufacturing quality
- Low
- Details
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What would you improve?

- The slightly more 'luxury', slightly less 'Italian' box
- The medium-low balance
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Invictus Signal Erick

Review #51 - Cable Invictus Signal - Ricable Review

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Erick D.

Sources: Audia Flight FL CD Three S CD player

Amplifier: Rogue Audio RP-5 preamplifier; Jadis JA200 MKII poweramplifier

Acoustic Speakers: KEF Reference 207/2

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Invictus Signal cable is the result of an initiative with the collaboration of the French Facebook group 'Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité'. The initiative was created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. The audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to perform as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Erick for his time.

J'ai voulu essayer ce nouveau câble...

J'ai voulu essayer ce nouveau câble de chez Ricable, le RCA Invictus Signal, car j'ai en ma possession le câble USB Magnus qui m'avait impressionné par sa qualité de transmission musicale.
Le câble Invictus Signal está arrivé dans un luxueux emballage, le protégeant de façon optimale pour les envois. Une fois déballé, le câble est d'une conception robuste et esthétiquement bien faite, la finition est flatteuse, les fiches de connexion sont de haute qualité et équipées d'un système de serrage qui est parfait pour éviter les déconnexions impromptues.
Il a un poids certain étant donné tous les éléments qui le composent mais reste souple. Il est facile de comprendre que nous sommes en présence d'un cable "haut de gamme", l'écoute nous le confirmera certainement.

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Le câble RCA Invictus Signal est positionné entre le lecteur CD/DAC Audia Flight et le préamplificateur Rogue Audio RP-5.

En première écoute, je me rends vite compte que je suit en présence d'un câble exceptionnel. La qualité est déjà au rendez-vous et ceci sans rodage. En comparaison avec celui que j'ai depuis 4 ans maintenant, pratiquement pas de différence entre les deux bien que ce dernier "haut de gamme" également mais deux fois et demi le prix de l'Invictus. Je décide donc de le laisser en fonction toute une nuit plus le jour suivant pour pousser la comparaison.

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Je fus agréablement surprisé par la progression qualitative de la restitution de l'Invictus. Il reproduit avec beaucoup de finesse les timbres qui sont plus précis, un médium lumineux, l'aigus qui monte plus haut, qui rend les voix présentes, vibrantes, jusqu'à mieux ressentir l'énergie que dégage le chanteur sans oublier des graves plus tendues et rapides qui non seulement descendent plus bas, sont plus percutantes, plus présentes, vibrantes sans pour autant encombrer l'ensemble du spectre, elles donnent l'impression de venir de plus loin. Tout cela donne une scène plus réaliste et qui gagne non seulement en profondeur mais en dynamique tel que tout devient palpable.

Ce câble RCA Invictus ne se contente pas simplement de transmettre divinement la musique mais également toute l'émotion qui va avec, ce câble transmet la vie. Bravo à l'équipe Ricable pour cette conception et... merci car il repousse encore plus loin l'expérience musicale.

Pour l'écoute:

  • Essential Ennio Morricone par City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Mayra Andrade: Studio 105 (en direct)
  • Gloria Estefan: Brazil305
  • Ismaël Lô: Jammu Africa
  • Cæcilie Norby & Lars Danielsson: Just The Two Of Us
  • Ibrahim Maalouf: S3NS
  • Ahmad Jamal and Yusef Lateef: Live at the Olympia
  • Beaucoup d'autres encore...
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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

- Qualité de fabrication
- Performances musicales
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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- Rien sinon encourager l'équipe a continuer dans l'innovation qualitative dont elle a fait son combat!
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I wanted to try this new cable...

I wanted to try this new cable from Ricable, the RCA Invictus Signal, because I have in my possession the USB cable Magnus which impressed me with its music transmission quality.
The Invictus Signal cable arrived in a luxurious package, providing optimal protection for shipping. Once unpacked, the cable has a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing design, the finish is flexible, and the connection plugs are of high quality and equipped with a perfect latching system to avoid sudden disconnections.
It has a certain weight given all its elements, but remains flexible. It is easy to guess that we are in the presence of a 'top of the range' cable, listening will certainly confirm this.

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The Invictus Signal RCA cable is placed between the Audia Flight CD player/DAC and the Rogue Audio RP-5 preamplifier.

On first listening, I immediately realise that I am in the presence of an exceptional cable. The quality is there and without break-in. Compared to the one I have had for 4 years now, almost no difference between the two even though the latter is also 'high-end' but two and a half times the price of theInvictus. So I decide to leave it on overnight plus the next day to push the comparison.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the qualitative progression of the restitution of theInvictus. It reproduces with great finesse the most precise timbres, a luminous magnet, the treble that rises higher, which makes voices present, vibrant, to the point of better feeling the energy that the singer gives off, without forgetting the more serious tense and fast ones that don't just descend lower, they are more percussive, more present, vibrant without cluttering up the whole spectrum, they give the impression of coming from further away. All this gives a more realistic scene that not only gains depth but dynamics, such that everything becomes palpable.

This Invictus RCA cable not only divinely conveys music but also all the emotions that come with it... this cable conveys life. Kudos to the Ricable team and... thank you for pushing the musical experience even further.

For listening I used:

  • Essential Ennio Morricone by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Mayra Andrade: Studio 105 (en direct)
  • Gloria Estefan: Brazil305
  • Ismaël Lô: Jammu Africa
  • Cæcilie Norby & Lars Danielsson: Just The Two Of Us
  • Ibrahim Maalouf: S3NS
  • Ahmad Jamal and Yusef Lateef: Live at the Olympia
  • So much more...
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What did you like?

- Manufacturing quality
- Musical performance
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What would you improve?

- Nothing but encouragement for the team to continue in the qualitative innovation it has been fighting for!
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Review Ludovic Invictus Speaker

Review #50 - Cable Invictus Speaker Reference - Ricable Review

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Ludovic L.

Sources: Acoustic Signature Storm MKII turntable with Esoteric phono preamp; Esoteric K-05X CD player

Amplifier: Norma REVO IPA-140; Auris Audio HA2 and Beyerdynamic A2 headphone amplifiers

Acoustic speakers: Vimberg

Other: Esoteric DAC N-05; Esoteric Master Clock G-02

The following review of the Invictus Speaker Reference cable is the result of an initiative born with the collaboration of the French Facebook group 'Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité'. The initiative was created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to perform as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which users returned their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Ludovic for his time.

Construction simple avec une bonne apparence...

Construction simple avec une bonne apparence. La construction est plus que sérieuse, le câble est assez conséquent en diamètre. Le système d'attaque des câbles par banane avec baïonnette assure une bonne fixation.
Même si sur mes enceintes Vimberg un diamètre de la fiche banane un poil plus épais aurait été idéal. Mais globalement ça tient et on s'en le sérieux de la construction de se câble sur ce point c'est un 4,5/5.
Concernant la restitution sonre un aigu et un médium qui file très haut mais très neutre et ultra précis rendant les voix magiques que ce soit sur du classique du pop rock ou du hip hop.
Le grave descend très bien et est également très détaillé, je note juste que sur le plan est légèrement en retrait vis a vis du médium aigu, rien de méchant mais cela ma un peu déstabilisé au départ certainement trop habitué au rendu de mes Wireworld qui vont moins loin sur les étages, mais qui met le grave un peu plus en avant.

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Review Ludovic Invictus Speaker

A noter que ce phénomène apparaît sur les sources numériques DAC esoteric et CD SACD esoteric mais disparaît complètement sur les sources analogique sur platine vinyle acoustic signature MKII le grave y reprend sa place.
J'ai fait plusieurs test et je suis incapable d'expliquer ce phénomène.
Encore une fois je pense simplement que mon Wireworld a tendance a projeter un peu le grave ou le restituer différemment. La scène sonore est très cohérente. La spatialisation est excellente et le placement des divers instruments très précis plus qu'avec mon câble.
L'attaque de note est ici très bonne, très rapide on s'en clairement que le câble ne crée pas de résistance que la musique y est fluide et que l'amp peu s'exprimer très fort and très précisément.
Oui je recommande ce câble a 100% pour ceux qui veulent une écoute très détaillée très neutre et très précise.
Encore une fois la restitution de chaque détail chaque intonation y est ultra précise et rapide, la musique coule de l'ampli au oreille sans bridage et le son s'épanouit comme une fleur. Une très très belle réussite avec une fabrication exemplaire!

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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

- Neutralité et transparence à l'égard d'eux oublies
- Rendu des voix sublime
- Vitesse
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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- Fiche banane un poil plus épais
- Equilibrage du grave sur le même plan que l'aigu médium
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Simple construction with a good look...

Simple construction with good looks. The construction is more than serious, the cable has a fairly large diameter. The banana cable connection system with bayonet guarantees a good fastening.
Although on my Vimberg speakers a slightly thicker banana plug diameter would have been ideal. But overall it holds and we are serious about the construction of the cable, on this point it is a 4.5/5.
As far as sound reproduction is concerned, a treble and midrange that goes very high but very neutral and ultra-precise make the vocals magic in both classic pop rock and hip hop.
The bass goes down very well and is also very detailed, I just notice that on the piano it is slightly set back compared to the high mids, nothing wrong with that but at first it unsettled me a little, certainly too used to the performance of my Wireworlds which go less far, but which put the bass a little further forward.

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Review Ludovic Invictus Speaker

Note that this phenomenon appears on esoteric DAC digital sources and esoteric SACD CDs but disappears completely on analogue sources, on MKII turntables the bass takes its place.
I have done several tests and cannot explain this phenomenon.
Again, I just think that my Wireworld tends to project the bass a bit or play it differently. The soundstage is very cohesive. The spatialisation is very good and the positioning of the various instruments very precise, more so than with my cable.
The note attack here is very good, very fast, it is clear that the cable does not create resistance, that the music is fluid and that the amplifier can express itself very loudly and very precisely.
Yes, I recommend this cable 100% for those who want very detailed, very neutral and very precise listening.
Again, the reproduction of every detail, every intonation are ultra precise and fast, the music flows from the amplifier to the ear without restriction and the sound blooms like a flower. A great success with exemplary production!

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What did you like?

- Neutrality and transparency
- Sublime voice rendering
- Speed

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What would you improve?

- Banana a little thicker
- Balance the bass on the same plane as the treble
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Gilberto Primus Signal Review

Review #49 - Primus Signal cable - Ricable Review

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Gilberto M.

Sources: Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon turntable with Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge; Lehmann Audio Black Cube phono preamplifier; Denon DCD CD player

Amplifier: Synthesis Seamus; Denon PMA-60

Acoustic Speakers: Q Acoustics Concept 20

Other: Raspberry Music Streamer; Topping D10s DAC; Dynavox AUX-S switch; HifiMan Sundara headphones

The following review of the Primus Signal cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the programme devised by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Last but not least, those who take part in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of certifying that the customer has become a full member of the ' Ricablefamily'.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned his or her impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Gilberto for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Wanting to replace my old cables, and having read positive reviews about the Primus series, I decided to try the Primus RCA to connect the phono preamp to the amplifier. So I logged onto the Ricable website, selected the Primus RCA cable, and after looking at the specifications and seeing that the price was within budget, I decided to buy it.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The Primus RCA cable is delivered in an elegant box. Aesthetically the cables are pleasant to look at, the outer braiding is a nice grey-white colour and they are flexible but not soft. The connectors are gold-plated and make a good grip on the RCA sockets of both the amplifier and the phono preamplifier.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

The comparison was made with my old Monster Cable Interlink 100 cables. For the comparison I used the following rock music LPs: A Momentary Lapse of Reason, 45 RPM, Pink Floyd. And the following jazz LPs: Time Out, The Dave Brubeck Quartet; A Love Supreme, John Coltrane.

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What were your
listening impressions?

For comparison, I listened to the same track first with Monster Cable and then with Primus. I repeated the test, alternating cables, for the following tracks:

  • Pink Floyd: The Dogs of War and Round and Around from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
  • John Coltrane: Resolution and Pursuance from A Love Supreme

What can I say, the Primus won on all fronts: more transparent, neutral and musical, the sound more defined and wide. For its price it surpasses the others at less than 100 euros after several comparative tests. There is no doubt about it: my system has gained.

Your conclusions.

Satisfied with the purchase, in fact, I also bought Primus Coaxial to connect the CD to the DAC of the Denon amplifier and I already have plans to replace the Speaker cables, again with the Primus line. Excellent and well sounding cables and last but not least made in Italy. Highly recommended for all mid-level systems.

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What did you like?

- Value for money
- Performance and flexibility
- Aesthetics
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review Supreme HDMI Marco

Review #48 - Supreme HDMI Cable - Ricable Review

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Marco P.

Sources: Panasonic UB9000 Blu-ray player; Rega Planar 3 turntable

Amplifier: Marantz SR7013

Acoustic speakers: Chario Syntar Reference

Other: Kenwood SW-501 Subwoofer

The following review of the Supreme HDMI cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program created by Ricable, born to collect feedback from audiophilesThe purpose of this programme is to gather feedback from audiophiles in order to continually improve the products in our catalogue. Last but not least, those who participate in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of certifying that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a way that was not possible without the help of a surveyor. completely free. We would like to thank Marco for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Driven by past experiences I decide to buy, also for the video section, some cables Ricable considering the recent upgrade. The attention is directed on the HDMI cable in question, which has the difficult task of transmitting to the Sony OLED 77″ the audio and video stream output from the Panasonic UB9000. I want to disprove the rumors about the HDMI connectors, although not as tangible as analog, can give an extra gear in both the video and audio section, and when you have to convey signals in 4K from Blu-ray and then transport a huge amount of data per second, they are crucial, calculating the excellent price then at which they are sold, I see no reason to do without, regardless of the AV chain that you have. Comfortable and versatile, they allow an excellent flexion even in the most desperate cases. And if the excellent workmanship of the cable wasn't enough, consider also the lifetime warranty, the excellent after-sales service, the speed of shipping and the attention that a company like Ricable has always had towards their customers.

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What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The product is solid and well built, the connectors are not bulky and, on the contrary, allow a firm fixing without occupying too much the back of the electronic equipment. The cable is soft enough to allow even the most difficult bends and the available cuts already serve most users.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I have connected the cable to a 77″ Sony OLED to allow the transmission of films from the Panasonic UB9000. Without any calibration I have immediately noticed a totally different colouration, a better fluidity in the scenes but, what has struck me even more, is the difference in the listening: incredible how a cable, all in all dedicated to the video section, is able to give prominence also to the audio part. Test disc: The Dark Side of the Moon in Blu-ray with DTS-HD Master 5.1 encoding. The choice is obvious, but that multichannel mix is ideal (as for the stereo counterpart) for the cartridge.

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What were your
listening impressions?

In one word: detail. An HDMI cable has to convey an incredible amount of information and maybe it is the cable that needs more attention nowadays, also thanks to the multichannel versions of many albums and concerts. The sound, as I said, is much more detailed, not at all tiring, the separation of the instruments is highlighted and the soundstage acquires a more defined position in front of us. What I like is the sincerity of the cable, let me explain better: this cable does not hide anything, it does not create artifices, neither of image nor at a musical level, it gives back the flow as it has been conceived.

Your conclusions.

A cable to buy with your eyes closed, both for the excellent workmanship and for the incredible quality made available in relation to the price at which it is proposed. In the myriad of proposals that we can find today on the net, I found in this company concreteness and fast assistance, and for these two factors alone I am decided to come back for my next components.

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What did you like?

- Performance
- Sincerity in listening
- Value for money
- Service and courtesy

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What would you improve?

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Review Invictus Signal Dan

Review #47 - Cable Invictus Signal - Ricable Review

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Dan B.

Sources: Wattson Audio DAC Streamer

Amplifier: Tsakiridis Aeolos Ultra

Acoustic speakers: Atlantis Lab AT31

Other: Nothing

The following review of the Invictus Signal cable is the result of an initiative born with the collaboration of the French Facebook group "Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité". The initiative was born to collect feedback from audiophilesThe aim of the initiative was to collect ideas for a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Audiophiles received their chosen cable at home and had thirty days to carry out as many tests as they deemed appropriate. At the end of this period, audiophiles could decide whether to keep the cable or return it at no cost.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a way that was as simple as possible. completely free. We thank Dan for his time.

Après un échange très cordial...

Après un échange très cordial avec Ricable par e-mail, lors d’une opération de Prêt contre Review/Test, je me décide à jouer le jeu. A la recherche de repères pour mes câbles RCA, reliant dans mon cas un Streamer/DAC à un ampli intégré, je suis convaincu par l’approche “conviviale” et transparente de Ricable.
Je possède déjà une paire de câbles italiens d’une marque moins connue distribuée en France (ALEF). Ils m’apportent grande satisfaction, mais les ayant acquis en même temps qu’un changement d’électronique, c’est toujours délicat de se faire une opinion précise de l’apport du câble lui-même.

Review Invictus Signal Dan

De plus, une écoute récente de mes câbles sur un autre système m'ayant fortement déçu, je finis donc de challenger mes propres RCA. Quel meilleur moyen que de tester une autre chose, dans le confort de son appareil et de son système, alors...?

Je commande le plus haut de la gamme, les Invictus Signal RCA, longueur 1 m, commercialisés au prix de 490 euros au catalogue. J'essaye par ce choix de faire un test comparatif cohérent, soloment basé sur la gamme de prix (les miens étant aux alentours de 750 euros). La partie commande et logistique se passe comme sur des roulettes, et les câbles m'arrivent en parfait état de conditionnement, en à peine quelques jours...

Review Invictus Signal Dan

Un packaging propre et simple, mais qui me donne un peu de fil à retordre pour sortir la boite cartonnée de son étui. Au moins le câble est bien protégé.
Écoute: je procède à pas mal d'écoutes A/B en switchant régulièrement sur les mêmes titres habituels dans mes tests. J'essaye ensuite de passer une semaine entière uniquement sur les câbles Ricable, puis de revenir sur les miens.
Les conclusions en variant les genres musicaux: les Invictus sont sans aucun doute d'excellents câbles dans leur gamme de prix, et difficilement battables avec la remise consentie par Ricable lors de cette opération promo.
Ils sont extrêmement bien fabriqués, ça sentit la solidité, pas de dénudage prématuré à prévoir, les fiches bananes sont très douces mais s'enfichent fermement et bénéficient d'un serrage par vissage. Ils sont assez épais mais néanmoins un peu plus souples que les miens. Dès les premières minutes, c'est surtout la scène sonore qui me frappe: large ET profonde. Si je reste sur l'impression qu'elle est bien plus vaste que celle que je connais, après quelques aller/retours, il s'en faut de peu, mais les 2 marques/modèles jouent dans la même cour en réalité.
Concernant les timbres, rien à noter de spécifique, je retrouve la signature de mon amplification à tubes intacte.

Respect des électroniques donc. Je trouve l'écoute agréable et pas fatiguante, un très beau médium.
En passant sur des genres musclés plus musclés, l'Invictus accuse un retard sur mes ALEF: ça descend moins bas et ca monte moins haut, le spectre semble un peu raboté en ses extrémités. Cela enlève un peu d'assise sur certains morceaux, moins acoustiques/intimistes. Je n'irai pas jusqu'à dire que le spectre est déséquilibré cependant.

Les Invictus Signal sont de très bons cables, fabriqués très proprement, l'esprit de la sté Ricable me plaît, ils délivrent une écoute très agréable, équilibrée et respectent les composants en amont. I therefore strongly recommend them to anyone who owns a good system that has evolved but who would have stayed with RCAs that are more entry-level in the range; they are a perfect evolution/makeover.

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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

– Connecteurs
– Qualité de la construction
– Scène sonore large et profonde

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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- Extension en haut et bas du spectre
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After avery friendlyexchange ...

After a very cordial exchange with Ricable via e-mail, during a Loan vs. Review/Test, I decided to play along. Looking for benchmarks for my RCA cables, connecting in my case a Streamer/DAC to an integrated amplifier, I am convinced by the "friendly" and transparent approach of Ricable.
I already have a couple of Italian cables of a less known brand distributed in France (ALEF). They give me great satisfaction, but having acquired them at the same time as a change of electronics, it is always difficult to form a precise opinion on the contribution of the cable itself.

Review Invictus Signal Dan

Also, a recent listen to my cables on another system disappointed me greatly, so I ended up challenging my RCA. What better way than to test something else, from the comfort of your own device and system, then...?

I order the top of the range, theInvictus Signal RCA, 1 m long, sold at a catalogue price of 490 euros. With this choice I try to make a consistent comparison test, based only on the price range (mine is around 750 euro). The ordering and logistics went like clockwork and the cables arrived in perfect condition, within days...

Review Invictus Signal Dan

The packaging is clean and simple, but I find it a little difficult to take the cardboard box out of its case. At least the cable is well protected.
Listening: I do a lot of A/B listening, regularly switching to the same tracks in my tests. Then I try to spend a whole week just on the Ricable cables, then back to mine.
Conclusions varying musical genres: the Invictus are without doubt very good cables in their price range, and hard to beat with the discount given by Ricable during this promotional operation.
They are extremely well made, feel solid, don't expect premature stripping, and the banana plugs are very soft but connect firmly and benefit from being screwed on. They are quite thick but still a little more flexible than mine. From the very first minutes, it is above all the soundstage that strikes me: wide AND deep. If I stay with the impression that it is much bigger than the one I know, after a few turns it is anything but, but the 2 makes/models are actually playing on the same field.
As for timbres, nothing specific to note, I find the timbre of my valve amplification intact. Respect for the electronics then. I find the listening pleasant and not tiring, a very nice medium.
Moving on to more "muscular" music, theInvictus lags behind my ALEFs: it goes down less in the bass and goes up less in the treble, the spectrum seems a bit planed at its ends.

This removes a bit of depth on some tracks, which are less acoustic/intimate. However, I would not say that the spectrum is unbalanced.

The Invictus Signal are very good cables, very cleanly made, I like the spirit of the company Ricable, they offer a very pleasant and balanced listening experience and respect the upstream components. So I highly recommend them to anyone with a good system that has evolved but would have remained at the level of entry level RCA cables, they are a perfect evolution/upgrade.

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What did you like?

- Connectors
- Build quality
- Wide and deep soundstage

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What would you improve?

- Upper and lower extension of the acoustic spectrum
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Invictus Signal Raphael

Review #46 - Cable Invictus Signal - Ricable Review

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Raphael C.

Sources: Audio Research CD5 CD player; Michell GyroDec turntable with Audio Technica AT1100 tonearm and Grado Reference cartridge

Amplifier: Preamplifier Audio Research SP-10 MKII; Power amplifier Audio Research D300

Acoustic speakers: B&W 805 Signature

Other: B&W DB3D Subwoofers; Sansui TU-717 Tuner; Systems and Magic mains filters; Applied Acoustics environment

The following review of the Invictus Signal cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program created by Ricable, born to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Last but not least, those who participate in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of proving that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a way that was not possible without the help of a surveyor. completely free. We would like to thank Raffaello for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I have known the brand Ricable for a long time, because years ago I had the opportunity to buy two HDMI cables, which I still use today and appreciate with great admiration for the construction level and for the overall performance both audio and video. I had never had the chance to test in person the Hi-Fi cables made by this company, and since the occasion arose, I wanted to do it, also because I was really very curious.
As an old pioneer of high fidelity (since the seventies), I have tried many brands of cables, more or less emblazoned, and after many direct comparisons I can say, with certainty, that it is absolutely not the price that makes the intrinsic quality of each of them.

Invictus Signal Raphael
Invictus Signal Context
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The three-metre, RCA-terminated cable Invictus INTERCONNECT that I purchased is a beautiful artefact, with attention to every detail. The packaging, in which it is sent to you, is very important, and inside there is a padding that protects it from any shock. In substance, a lot of attention has been paid to the details that really make the difference, such as: sock, connectors, soldering, gilding. The cosmetics have also been taken into account, because the cable really does look impressive.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

So, I have immediately connected it to the digital player, and after having let it run in for about forty hours, as it is right, I have started to listen to it, with attention, putting it directly in comparison with cables of all importance, and of which I know the timbric very well. The comparison has been made with the cables in my possession, Transparent Plus, Ultra, YBA Diamond, Mandrake in silver (famous cable in the nineties), cables that I appreciate very much for the soft sound, the dynamic contrast, the width of the imaginary soundstage, the depth of the image.

Invictus Signal Raphael
Invictus Signal Raphael
What were your
listening impressions?

For the test I used the most varied musical material possible to bring out all the features of the component under test, namely:

  • Baroque
    • Vivaldi'sFour Seasons, Archiv disc
    • Händel, Music on Water
    • Händel, Concerti grossi
  • Pop, rock, fusion
    • Peter Gabriel, Up
    • Pink Floyd, The Endless River
    • Dire Straits, Dire Straits
    • Al Jarreau, Tenderness
    • Dead Can Dance, Into the Labyrinth
    • Chick Corea, Plays
    • Pat Metheny, The Road to You
    • Genesis, Seconds Out
    • Dave Grusin, Cinemagic
    • Steely Dan, Gaucho
    • Karen Souza, Essentials
    • Tracy Chapman
  • Italian music
    • Mina, Fiorella Mannoia, Lucio Dalla , Francesco De Gregori, Fabrizio De André

Your conclusions.

Well... theInvictus, after a long run-in period, has proved to have some remarkable features, such as:

  • timbre balance: each frequency has its own position, without any prevarication;
  • transfer of dynamics: it seems that the signal has fewer obstacles and arrives with more energy and speed;
  • damping: faster transients are damped, and well articulated;
  • silkiness: the mid-high range has a texture that never becomes fatiguing, even during long listening sessions;
  • image width: the speakers disappear, the greater the overall realism;
  • depth: this dimension, too, has expanded;
  • noise abatement: benefits from increased micro and macro contrast.
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What did you like?

- Attention to detail
- Outstanding aesthetics
- Value for money, in my context, at least
- Total lack of listening fatigue

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Magnus Signal Vincenzo

Review #45 - Cable Magnus Signal - Ricable Review

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Vincenzo P.

Sources: Denon AVC-X6500H receiver

Amplifier: Advance Acoustic X-A160EVO

Acoustic speakers: B&W CM9 S2

Other: Dynavox X7000 mains filter; B&W DB4S subwoofer

The following review of the Magnus Signal cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program created by Ricable, born to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Last but not least, those who participate in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of proving that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a way that was not possible without the help of a surveyor. completely free. We would like to thank Vincenzo for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I needed two 1m long RCA cables. I was looking for a good compromise for my mediocre little system without spending a fortune. Given the thick jungle that exists in this sector, I did some research on the web with acquaintances and enthusiasts and, after a careful search, I chose Ricable Magnus .

Magnus Signal Vincenzo
Magnus Signal
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

At first glance, I liked the packaging alone. Then inside the legendary Magnus wrapped and held in place by Velcro... simply fantastic. Let's talk about the pins: once inserted and screwed they are still! I really liked the quality of the outer cover. Then I had a problem with the courier: I immediately contacted Ricable and they solved the problem in five minutes. Absolute helpfulness.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

I wanted to compare them with other cables, but I couldn't because I have the power amps in a closed cabinet, so it is very complicated to unplug and re-plug them. So I just listened to my favourite tracks like the legendary Rachelle Ferrell, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd.

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Magnus Signal Vincenzo
What were your
listening impressions?

I listened to my usual albums I described above. Especially in the mid-to-highs, much more stage presence and slightly clearer tones. Not to mention Mark Knopfler's voice or guitar... It's a real treat. I don't know if it's suggestion, but I think I've made a quantum leap with my system and probably, little by little, if I have the chance, I'll change all the cables of my system starting from the cables Speaker up to the power cables.

Your conclusions.

In conclusion, I was very pleased with my purchase. In my own small way I wanted a quality cable without spending a fortune, and I succeeded with Ricable Magnus . I hope in the future to make the leap to a higher quality model, but I am already very satisfied with this one.

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What did you like?

- Excellent workmanship
- Very nice to the touch and to the eye
- Not exactly cheap but I recommend it
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report at the moment
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Review Invictus USB Giulio

Review #44 - Cable Invictus USB - Ricable Review

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Giulio M.

Sources: Intel NUC i3 Mini PC

Amplifier: Benchmark HPA4 preamplifier; McIntosh MC275 power amplifier

Acoustic speakers: Duevel Bella Luna Diamante

Other: iFi Audio DC iPurifier2 mains filter; iFi Audio iPurifier3 USB filter; Topping DAC D90SE; AudioQuest Niagara mains conditioner

The following review of the Invictus USB cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the program created by Ricable, born to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Last but not least, those who participate in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of certifying that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned their impressions, in a way that was not possible without the help of a surveyor. completely free. We would like to thank Giulio for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Passionate about high fidelity and electronics, I like very much to discover and try new products to insert in my audio system to get as close as possible to the emotions of a live listening. I chose Ricable because I've known for a few years now the quality of its products, completely Made in Italy, and the availability, after the purchase, of returns and upgrades of the product with one of a higher level.

Review Invictus USB Giulio
Review Invictus USB Giulio
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

As I expected, as soon as you open the box you have the feeling of having in your hands a special product, aesthetically cared for in every detail. For a USB it is not only big but really impressive, even bigger as a section than theInvictus AES/EBU I owned. It is sturdy but compared to cables of other known brands it is not so rigid, guaranteeing a certain flexibility of installation. The packaging is adequate to represent the prestige of the product contained.

How did you carry out the tests? Which songs did you use to test the cable?

The listening tests were carried out using for about twenty hours the USB cable Invictus Ricable outgoing from the USB filter to the DAC instead of the standard one. These are the tracks used for the tests:

  • Pink Floyd, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-7) 16/44 Flac Local
  • Pink Floyd, Time MQA Tidal Master
  • Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb MQA Tidal Master
  • Pink Floyd, Money MQA Tidal Master
  • Dire Straits , Ride Across the River (Remastered 1996) 16/44 Flac Qobuz
  • Dire Straits , Money for Nothing (Remastered 1996) 16/44 Flac Qobuz
  • Los Lobos, Be Still 16/44 Flac Qobuz
  • Nirvana, In Bloom 24/192 Hires Flac Qobuz
  • Nirvana, Something in the Way 24/192 Hires Flac Qobuz
  • Madonna, Till Death Do Us Part 16/44 flac local
  • Vivaldi, The Four Seasons 24/96 Hires Qobuz
  • Jon & Vangelis, The Friends of Mr. Cairo 16/44 Flac local
  • Jon & Vangelis, Back to School 16/44 Flac local
  • Donald Fagen, The Nightfly 24/48 Hires. Qobuz
  • Donald Fagen, I.G.Y. 24/48 Hires Qobuz
  • Bob Marley, Real Situation 16/44 Flac Local
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Take Five 16/44 Flac Local
  • Eagles, Hotel California MQA Tidal Master
  • David Bowie, Star MQA Tidal Master
Review Invictus USB Giulio
Review Invictus USB Giulio
What were your
listening impressions?

The adoption of the USB filter between the source and the DAC had already made a clear improvement by practically eliminating any background noise or interference that can afflict this type of connection; with the standard cable at the output of the filter I noticed however a not very exciting sound. Connecting theInvictus USB, the sound has taken on a definite analogue imprinting; beyond the resolution of the reproduced file, the digital compression effect has disappeared and I have the impression of always hearing in high resolution. And that's what I was looking for. As with other INTERCONNECTdigital cables, I couldn't really recognise any other benefits such as a fuller bass, clearer treble or more defined midrange. Perhaps with more hours of use later (I only broke them in for about 20 hours) you might notice other improvements.