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Review #3 - Magnus USB Cable - Ricable Review

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Erick D.

Source: Qobuz via Logiciel Audirvana

Amplifier: Jadis JA 200

Acoustic speakers: KEF Reference 207/2

Other: DAC Audia Flight FL Three S; Preamplifier Rogue Audio RP5

The following review of the Magnus 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 join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Erick for his time.

Qu'est-ce qui vous a pousséto choose Ricable?

J'ai connu Ricable grâce au groupe Be connected sur Facebook, les différents échanges positifs des membres ainsi que la présentation de quelques produits m'ont incité à aller sur le site Ricable où où là, j'ai découvert un site de présentation de chaque produit très bien réalisé, une description détaillée, un choix important, la possibilité d'écouter durant soixante jours, un site traduit en cinq langues. Des personnes à l'écoute de vos besoins... tout est fait pour choisir sereinement et en confiance.

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Que pensez-vous
construction
and aesthetics
du produit?

Le câble USB Magnus fut envoyé rapidement (48 h) à la maison. Le packaging de transport et de présentation est robuste, le câble bien protégé. La finition de ce dernier est remarquable, une gaine de protection de la couleur correspondant à la série Magnus protège l'ensemble du câble, qui est propre tout en restant solide, les terminaisons de haute qualité sont couvertes par une gaine rétractable qui rendent l'ensemble solide. Un câble bien fini dans les moindres détails qui démontre tout le savoir faire de Ricable dans sa volonté d'atteindre la perfection.

Comment avez-vous effectué les tests? Quelles chansons avez-vous utilisées pour tester le câble?

J'ai évalué le câble USB Magnus par écoute de plusieurs albums que j'ai coutume de mettre en œuvre sur mon installation à différents volumes et positionnement dans la salle d'écoute. Ceci pour évaluer l'incidence sur la qualité scénique de l'ensemble. Le niveau de saturation. L'ensemble a tourné seulant durant une trentaine d'heures pour permettre un rodage car cette première écoute semblait trop portée sur les basses fréquences au désavantage du médium et de l'aigu ce qui rendait l'écoute peu satisfaisante.

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Which ones were
vos impressions d'écoute?

Après cette période de rodage, j'ai pu constater une amélioration très nette de la performance globale avec un équilibre parfait. Une scène beaucoup plus large et profonde que j'étais accoutumé à avoir, ainsi qu'une séparation des instruments et chants dans l'espace, résultat d'une scène très intéressante voir physique, enfin pas besoin d'un fort volume pour tout entendre tellement les détails sont présents.

Première écoute: Josefine Cronholm - album Ember - titre Sing (16/44 AIFF).
Une ambiance intimiste très bien rendue, la voix de Josefine Cronholm est bien présente en avant de la scène, les instruments légèrement en arrière accentuant sa proximité, tout est bien en place aucun instrument ne vient perturber les autres, l'entrée en scène du saxophone qui vient s'appuyer sur la voix est extraordinaire de douceur et la complicité voie et saxo est très bien rendue. En conclusion: très belle écoute qui a continué sur la totalité du disque.

Deuxième écoute: Kurt Elling - album The Question - titre A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (24/96 AIFF).
Quelle voix, début en à cappella sa voix est bien présente claire et puissante à souhait puis lorsque l'orchestre entre en scène c'est l'explosion. La largeur de la pièce fait 5 m mais là elle a pratiquement doublée aussi bien en hauteur. Un véritable concert à la maison chaque instruments a sa propre puissance avec cette dynamique et clarté dans les timbres, ils sont tous bien positionné dans les trois dimensions laissant une place de choix pour la voix. Encore une très belle écoute. Là aussi tout le disque est passé.

Troisième écoute: Kyle Eastwood- album Cinematic - titre Bullitt (24/96 AIFF).
Cette fois-ci c'est la rapidité qui entre en scène; l'album est puissant, ça éclate de partout et malgré cela tout reste très limpide, aucune agressivité, aucun instrument ne se chevauche les cuivres sont percutants de dynamisme, la batterie bien positionnée veut sa place aussi, les basses chantent. Les moindres détails sont audibles. Pour l'ambiance je monte le son (pas de voisin aucune distorsion, ni fatigue, c'est beau).

Quatrième écoute: Dhafer Youssef - album Birds Requiem - tout le disque (24/96 AIFF).
Impossible to s'arrêter sur un titre. Quel voyage! La contemplation pur. Pris par une main magique ou plutôt une voix pour faire un voyage intemporel entre le contient et l'inconscient, tout le disque et passé en cinq minutes... enfin ce fut l'impression. Quels mots utilisés pour expliquer ce ressenti, aucun, cela deviendrait intellectuel... Ce fut tout simplement un beau voyage.

Cinquième écoute: Ami et camarade - album Personnages (24/96 AIFF).
Guitare/voie. Une guitare percutante, qui vibre de façon très physique, il est facile d'imaginer les doigts qui se déplacent sur les cordes, des timbres clairs rapides. Une voie, une présence, chaude, vibrante, puissante et toujours cette impression de grandeur.

Vos conclusions.

Première impression est l'augmentation de l'image holographique, bien que celle-ci était déjà superbe avec le lecteur Audia Flight, puis l'apport d'une force supplémentaire qui augmente la présence physique de chaque intervenant, qui les renders plus palpables preuve que le câble est suffisamment silencieux pour ne laisser passer que la musique.
Ce que je peux dire aussi de ce câble est qu'il est en accord parfait avec le dac de l'Audia Flight, présence, puissance et belle séparation des instruments, timbres clairs voir cristallin qui montent très haut, des basses profondes et rapides, les voies bien présentes comme si le chanteur était dans la salle d'écoute, dans l'ensemble aucune froideur ni saturation un son très analogique, vrais, palpable.
Pour un câble qui n'est pas le plus haut de gamme de chez Ricable, il satisfait grandement de par sa qualité. Bien que je connaissais Ricable, mais n'avait encore jamais fait le pas, la qualité de ce câble USB m'incite à aller plus loin et d'essayer le câble RCA Invictus Signal ainsi que le nouveau USB Invictus qui doit sortir début de l'année 2021 que je commanderais dans les prochains jours.

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Qu'est ce que tu aimais?

- L'esthétique
- Transmission quality
- A very advantageous price
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Qu'aimeriez-vous améliorer?

- Nothing else to report
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What did he do to you choose Ricable?

I got to know Ricable thanks to the Be connected group on Facebook, the positive exchanges of information with members and the presentation of certain products encouraged me to go to the site Ricable where I discovered a site with a very well done presentation for each product, a detailed description, a considerable choice, the possibility of free return of sixty days, a site translated into five languages. People who listen to your needs... everything is done to choose calmly and confidently.

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What do you think construction
and aesthetics
of the product?

The Magnus USB cable was shipped home quickly (48 hours). The packaging for transport and presentation is sturdy, the cable well protected. The finish of the cable is remarkable, a protective sleeve of the color corresponding to the Magnus series protects the entire cable, which is "fine" while remaining durable, the high quality terminations are covered with a retractable sleeve that makes the cable solid. A cable well finished in every detail that testifies all the know-how of Ricable in its desire to achieve perfection.

How did you rehearse?What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I evaluated the Magnus USB cable by listening to several albums that I'm used to playing on my setup at different volume and placement in the listening room. This was to assess the impact on overall soundstage quality. The level of saturation. The system has run alone for about thirty hours to allow the break-in because this first listening seemed too concentrated on the low frequencies to the detriment of the mid and high frequencies that made the listening unsatisfactory.

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What were
your listening impressions?

After this break-in period, I could perceive a clear improvement of the overall performance with a perfect balance. A much wider and deeper soundstage than I was used to, as well as a separation of instruments and voices in space... the result is a very interesting soundstage, even physical and, well, you don't need a high volume to hear everything, so the details are there.

First listening: Josefine Cronholm - album Ember - track Sing (16/44 AIFF).
An intimate atmosphere rendered very well, Josefine Cronholm's voice is present in front of the stage, the instruments slightly behind accentuate the closeness, everything is in place, no instrument disturbs the others, the saxophone enters the scene and the complicity of voice and sax is very well done. In conclusion: a very nice listening that continued throughout the whole album.

Second listening: Kurt Elling - album The Question - track A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (24/96 AIFF).
What a voice, which starts a cappella and is very clear and powerful as you wish, then when the orchestra comes in it's an explosion. The width of the room is 5m but even there it's practically doubled in height. A real concert in the house, each instrument has its power with this dynamic and clarity of timbre, they are all well placed in all three dimensions leaving the place of honour to the voice. Another very nice listening. The whole disc is reproduced here too.

Third listening: Kyle Eastwood- album Cinematic - track Bullitt (24/96 AIFF).
This time it's the speed that comes into play; the album is powerful, it bursts everywhere and yet everything remains very clear, no aggressiveness, no instrument overlaps with the brass, dynamic, even the well placed drums want their place, the bass sings. The smallest details are audible. For atmosphere I turn up the sound (no neighbours, no distortion, no fatigue, it's beautiful).

Fourth listening: Dhafer Youssef - album Birds Requiem - the whole album (24/96 AIFF).
I can't stop on a title. What a journey! Pure contemplation. Captured by a magical hand or rather voice to take a timeless journey between the content and the unconscious, the whole record and played in five minutes... well, that was the impression. What words to use to explain this feeling, none, would become intellectual... It was simply a beautiful journey.

Fifth listening: Ami et camarade - album Personnages (24/96 AIFF).
Guitar/Voice. A guitar that hits hard, that vibrates in a very physical way, it's easy to imagine fingers moving over the strings, fast and clear timbres. A way, a warm, vibrant, powerful presence and always this impression of greatness.

Your conclusions.

The first impression is the increase in holographic imaging, though this was already superb with the Audia Flight player, then the addition of a force that increases the physical presence of each speaker, which makes the evidence that the cable is quiet enough to pass only music more palpable.
What I can also say about this cable is that it is in perfect harmony with the Audia Flight DAC; presence, power and nice separation of the instruments, clear, crystalline tones that go very high, deep and fast bass, voices present as if the singer was in the listening room, overall no coldness or saturation, a very analogue, real, palpable sound.
For a cable that is not the highest end of the range Ricable, I am very pleased with its quality. Although I was familiar with Ricable, but had never taken the step of buying before, the quality of this USB cable is prompting me to go further and try the Invictus Signal RCA cable and the new Invictus USB cable due for release early in the year 2021, which I will be ordering in the next few days.

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What did you like?

- Aesthetics
- Transmission quality
- A very advantageous price
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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everest

Mr Zanetti tests Invictus Speaker Reference

After a too long period of silence, the vicissitudes of our most exuberant client are back: Mr. Zanetti. We left him in the middle of a scientific and technical test with protagonists, clearly, our products, in particular those of the Dedalus and Invictus series. Today we are back on the digital pages of our site putting the new Invictus Speaker Reference to the test. Enjoy reading!

The reconquest of Everest

So, like all stories, this one has a beginning. Mr Sergio had been mulling something over since last winter: he had seen a particular insulating polymer. That's what he told us during one of our visits, when my colleague Alessandro and I went through the various cable spools in the warehouse. Mr. Sergio revealed us that he would like to improve his cable Speaker top (the blue one) implementing it, among other things, with this particular insulating polymer. That's all he said!

Months went by and around November we went back to see Mr Sergio. I noticed something different about the environment: there were more people. Yes, since quality pays, our entrepreneur had had to hire two more people, which is very important in these times of epochal crisis. He had prepared a prototype of this new cable Speaker and finished it himself. At first sight it looked the same as the previous one; he would have liked to have it listened to someone with a system of a certain level. When he heard this, my colleague Alessandro immediately took possession of the prototype, enthusiastically stating that he would have tested it himself.

After a few days, Alessandro told Mr Sergio that the cable was exceptionally good and superior to the previous one. I had to wait about a month before production started; it seems that this cable is not too easy to build. I was curious to try it out as I have recently upgraded my system. I currently have a brand new Yamaha A-S3200 integrated amp (25 kgs of top technology) and a Technics "Grand Class" SL-G700 all-in-one player.

I've appreciated the Technics player's construction: it uses two AK4497EQ multiple converters (one for each channel) by the Japanese Asahi Kasei. These are converters that are also used in equipment costing three times as much and more!

Yamaha A-S3200 Zanetti

So I get this new cable and I start listening. But first I look at the specifications. The data has improved slightly: internal wire count has increased from 970 to 1038, capacitance and resistance have decreased. Outer diameter increased by 2mm, conductor cross-section (this is where it gets interesting) increased by 0.5mm. "Um," the outer shielding is also improved. It's now 7N copper. "Ah!", there's also a double dielectric. We'll see. Looking at the new features, it wouldn't seem so different, but Alessandro was highly impressed.

I take out all my reference SACDs and put aside my "liquid music" files. First of all I have to say that due to an irrepressible audiophile infatuation I bought from Mr Sergio and therefore I own: three Invictus power cables and two Invictus balanced signal cables, which have been used to carry out the listening test of this Invictus Speaker Reference.

Well, I start with an "old" Telarc SACD from 1999. It istitled: Stir It Up, the music is by Bob Marley and it is played by a small band with Monty Alexander. The rhythm is fast and continuous, the band doesn't miss a beat. Impossible to fall asleep, the record is very enjoyable. The sound message is full and powerful but there is something that amazes me. I've never heard the guitar chords so clearly: when Steve Turre's trombone comes in I jump out of my chair! "Uhm, maybe I'm hungry, I'd better pick this up later.

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I try with another SACD: a Telarc from 2004. Thetitle is tremendously challenging: The Best of Play Bach. This phenomenon (really!) of Jacques Loussier performs works by J. S. Bach on the piano with bass and drums. The impossible has succeeded! The performance is transcendental in its Pastoral in C Minor. The bass is killer and grabs me in the stomach, leaving me dumbfounded! Something is not right! Now I call Alessandro and I go to listen at his house. I arrive and I say: "Did you hear that?". Alessandro doesn't answer, he puts a black disk on the record player that improperly is called "vinyl", but it should be called "polyvinyl chloride". Let's overlook it. The cartridge is a MC (moving coil), with a higher sensitivity than a MM (moving magnet).

He turns up the volume on his McIntosh to maximum: "Unbelievable! No noise coming out of the speakers! But what the hell has Sergio done?". "I don't know" answers Alessandro and continues: "He has surely done some devilry". I go back home a bit dazed, let's try again tomorrow, that's enough for today!

Today I want to start with ninety pieces. I choose a piece for piano solo, in DSD256, the pianist is Japanese: Ikumi Ogasawara, the title of the "record" is Tears of Joy. I choose the piece Whale Lullaby*. The song is poignant, of a unique beauty. The surprise is that I am not in the front row of the imaginary theatre, but I am in the pianist's place! I am surrounded and immersed in the notes! Sensation never experienced.

I continue with more pieces for harpsichord solo and virginal entitled: Parthenia, performer Catalina Vicens. I've heard a few baroque music concerts, as they say, live, but here we're off the charts! It seems, excuse the hyperbole, that the god Aeolus blows the notes directly on my body. Unbelievable stuff! I will buy the cable for sure! I go on with the listening anyway. I try another DSD256. Paganini: O mamma, mamma dear. The violinist who now plays the viola drives me crazy with her reckless phrasings! Even here the viola comes up to your nose.

Well, now I'm trying to think what artifice will be resorted to by Mr. Sergio. More than one for sure. The irrefutable fact is that this cable reduces, according to my ear, the electronic noise by about 20 dB. A remarkable result, maybe more than remarkable. I believe, always on the basis of my rather long experience, that such a cable, if sold by very famous American companies, would not cost less than 7 or 8.000 European EURUCCI. Meditate, people, meditate!

Greetings, L. R. Zanetti.

* Ogasawara wrote this music in protest of the indiscriminate whaling perpetrated by the Japanese.

It only remains for us to thank, as usual, Mr. Zanetti for the test of Invictus Speaker Reference and his testimonials, always so passionate, colorful and fun to read. If you want to know more about Invictus Speaker Reference, we can refer you to the updated product page, which can be reached by clicking the button below.

Review #27 - Magnus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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From the Be Connected group

Richard L.

Source: Naim ND5 XS

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Naim SUPERNAIT 2

Acoustic speakers: Canton Karat DC88

The following review of the Magnus Signal interconnect is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Riccardo for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

As soon as you open the package, very sturdy and aesthetically impeccable, the cable is very well assembled, aesthetically very attractive. Well built cable, maybe a little hard to insert in the RCA.

How you ran the tests to see any difference?

The test was carried out alternating between my QED cable and Ricable. The chain I tested was a Naim SUPERNAIT 2 amplifier and Naim ND5 XS streamer.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The Magnus cable delivers precise sound with a focused soundstage. Full-bodied but not redundant bass tones. My only remark is on the mid-high tones which I found too harsh and not very separated for my taste. The comparison has been made with my QED Reference 40. I have preferred to make the comparison with a cable of the same price for a fairer judgement.
Tracks used: Diana Krall, I Remember You, FLAC 24/96; Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tin Pan Alley, DSD64; Dire Straits, You and Your Friend, FLAC 16/44.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

I found less sweetness and musicality compared to my QED Reference 40.

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What did you like?

- Aesthetics
- Packing
- Construction materials
- Value for money

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What would you improve?

- Nothing.
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Review #26 - Magnus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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From the Audiophiles of Italy group

Francis M.

Source: NAD C521BEE

DAC: Dedicated

Make and model DAC: Burson DA-160 with Gustard U12 USB interface

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Audio Research LS8

Power Amplifier: Audio Research VT60 + Quad 606

Acoustic Speakers: Tannoy Berkeley MKII

The following review of the Magnus Signal interconnect is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Francesco for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Excellently constructed and aesthetically very, very nice cable. High class connectors and perfect clamping.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I have connected the Magnus to the Audio Research preamp and power amp. Since the beginning I have noticed an improvement especially in the definition and in the control of the low frequencies in comparison with the Van Den Hul D-102. After a few days of break-in, also the mid-high range is well present, open and very pleasant.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The impressions have been absolutely positive, thanks also to the exceptional contribution of the cable Speaker Supreme P2, connected to the tannoy Berkeley MKII, purchased a few days later. Rehearsals with Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Michael Bublé and Musica Nuda to test the voices; Gary Moore, The Aristocrats, Porcupine Tree, Iron Maiden for the rhythmic and rock sections. All presented in an excellent way, with an excellent soundstage and good management even of the most challenging passages.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

As written above, not abysmal but clear differences with respect to the Van Den Hul. I'd be curious, finances permitting, to try also the power cables and the upper series of interconnects and speaker cables.

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What did you like?

- Sonic quality
- Construction quality
- Aesthetics
- Value for money

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #25 - Cable Speaker Dedalus Speaker - Try a Ricable

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From the Gazebo Audiofilo forum

Paul R.

Source: Mac mini, Esoteric X-03

DAC: Dedicated

Brand and model DAC: M2Tech Young MKIII

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Spectral DMC-30SL G2

Power Amplifier: Krell 300 CX

Acoustic speakers: Magneplanar Magnepan MG 1.7

The following review of the cable Speaker Dedalus Speaker is the result of the initiative "Prova un Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Paolo for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The construction and implementation of the cable are of a very good standard. The materials are of good quality. The chromatic choice is attractive. The connectors are solid and easy to use to connect the speakers to the amplifier. The packaging is sturdy and adequate. Nothing to report in this area.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

The tests were carried out over several listening sessions. Some with frequent changes listening to the same tracks, others lasted longer, even a few days before replacing the cable with the reference. I wanted to use all the time at my disposal to be sure I had grasped the character of the Dedalus.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

For the listening tests I used only very good recordings, both in analog and digital format. Mainly female jazz voices and jazz quartets as well as historical classical recordings. This is the music I normally listen to. Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Sara K, but also Sade and Jacintha for vocals. Gerry Mulligan, Bill Evans, Miles Davis and Art Pepper for jazz. Historic RCA Living Stereo and Mercury recordings for classical.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The inclusion of the Daedalus is immediate from the first moment. And this is not always a good start... The scene, the soundstage are very wide both in lateral sense and in depth. The high range is very present, but clear and pure, cold, in short. Voices are rich of harmonics and in focus but lose in body and depth in comparison with the reference. They are smaller than the reference. The bass range is very controlled and especially fast. Extended and deep, but lacking in energy and warmth, too dry on the mid-bass and this characteristic is the one that takes away warmth to the reproduction. In prolonged sessions and at important levels, the listening fatigue makes itself felt.

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What did you like?

- Control, speed down
- Scene width and depth
- Construction and packaging
- The harmonics of the instruments now fill the room.
- Serious company. From the very first contacts helpful staff

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What would you improve?

- Heat and energy in the low and mid-low range
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Review #2 - Magnus USB Cable - Ricable Review

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Antonio N.

Sources:Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) 2020 network streamer ; Cambridge Audio CXCCD player ; Technics SL-1210 GR turntable; Apple iMac 27″ computer

Amplifier: Luxman L-505uXII

Acoustic speakers: Sonus Faber Sonetto I

Other: Gold Note PH-10 Phono Preamplifier

The following review of the Magnus 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 join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Antonio for the time he dedicated to us.

What did he do to youchoose Ricable?

Actually all my system is wired Ricable, but the connection with my computer was connected with a quality cable but it gave me some little problems like buzzing and discharge so I had the chance to try this cable. I chose this company again because I really like the care of the products and especially the care towards the customer.

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What do you think construction
and aesthetics
of the product?

The aesthetic construction of the cable as always impeccable, of excellent workmanship and very pleasant to the touch, the cable arrived in a beautiful box, with very comprehensive instructions. It looks excellent both for the connectors and the cable itself. Robust and pleasing to the eye, looking at it I could see why it was so expensive. Real value, quality and definition. There is better but you really have to go to the moon!

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

Good cable for listening to liquid music. To connect the PC to the DAC I was using a normal cable of good quality but I wanted to try this USB Magnus. The difference is all in favour of the Made in Italy cable. The improvement is clearly audible even if not of epochal entity. I recommend it without hesitation!

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What were your
listening impressions?

What to say... SPECTACULAR! The test track I've used is Vanessa Fernandez - Distant Lover, with the new cable the sound has changed a lot and the sound dynamics and timbre are clearer and better but above all it has eliminated a slight annoyance that I had with the old cable...

My second test track was: Evie Sands, While I Look At You, the bass became "super bass", much more present and a fantastic tone and all the instruments in their place. And the third and final track was the legendary Kind of Blue, Miles Davis, also a jazz test passed. With this Magnus it seems that the sound has opened up, all the instruments in their place, really fantastic. Highly recommended to all those who use a DAC and PC connection.

Your conclusions.

The comparison with my old cable NEO by Oyaide d+ USB (class S) has shown however significant improvements at least for my ears 🙂 You can notice very much the positioning in the space of the instruments clearer and more precise, very pleasant even in long sections of listening, not tiring, even being very solid and well flexible.

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What did you like?

- Detail
- Robustness
- Impeccable construction
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What would you improve?

- You could shorten the heat shrink tubing near the connector a little bit.
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Review Alfonso Magnus Signal Try a Ricable

Review #24 - Magnus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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From the Gazebo Audiofilo forum

Alfonso C.

Source: PC, Sony CD/DVD Player

DAC: Dedicated

DAC Brand and Model: SMSL SU-8

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Audio Analogue Crescendo Airtech

Acoustic Speakers: Klipsch RP-160M

The following review of the Magnus Signal interconnect is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Alfonso for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Top construction! As soon as you take it out of the excellent package, unlike many who complain about who knows what absurd difficulties in opening it (...) I found it only very well made and adequate to the quality of the object contained, you immediately appreciate the enviable manufacturing and, even if less important, an attractive aesthetic.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I have made the tests, but only after having kept it connected to the system for all the thirty days foreseen by the regulation, just connecting and disconnecting the Magnus and the other cable in my possession, an Oehlbach Beat!, a cable that I would define the minimum necessary to start listening to music properly. In this regard, the particular manufacturing of the connectors, that require the screwing, has created many problems for this kind of operation. In fact, it has been very complicated to unscrew and screw the connectors for each track. The same screwing/unscrewing becomes a nightmare when you have to put your hands behind the electronics with other cables next to them... Normally, once positioned, you leave them there, it's not like you do listening tests every day... but I'm not sure that the screwing system is a winner under all aspects. I'm waiting for the opinions of more experienced users and, why not, of the manufacturers themselves. But does a connector made in a workmanlike way but without the need of screwing it down really lose something in fidelity?

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I have carried out my tests with some reference tracks that I like and that I know very well; as said before I had kept the cable connected to the system and used it for almost thirty days for listening through the DAC connected to the PC not only of music, but also for the fruition of movies, videogames and various YouTube contents. The tests have been made with FLAC tracks of very good quality: Norah Jones - Come Away with Me, Shivaree - Goodnight Moon (exceptional voice), The Cardigans - Erase/Rewind (unexpected quality recording and an impressive stereophonic image for a pop song like many others), Allan Taylor - Colour to the Moon, WAV quality (pure CD) and exceptional album from the first to the last track, Everything but the Girl - Missing also in WAV, Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd, one of the few tracks I can digest of this very famous band that I have never loved. Then, for pure scrupulosity, I have listened to the CD Player, also here the usual screwing/unscrewing... but I needed to have a different reference than my usual source, that is liquid through PC. Falling into You by Céline Dion, Loud by Rihanna and Mezzanine by Massive Attack, I didn't go further so as not to spend the New Year's Eve in front of the PC...

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Review Alfonso Magnus Signal Try a Ricable
Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

Alas few, or at least not as many as I expected. From the very first connection I immediately noticed a greater "presence" of the whole, a bit of emphasis on the bass. I also reported these impressions in chat to Ricable and I was answered, very honestly, that, well, it is good that there are differences. Indeed, this is not to be taken for granted, and that the increased bass emphasis may be due to the fact that it is (in the words of the technician) a "revealing" cable. Over time, this greater bass presence faded away, perhaps the break-in phase caused the cable to 'loosen up' a bit, but in any case by keeping it connected to the system I got used to its sound. At the time of the main test I was expecting more differences with my reference cable and instead these differences turned out to be few, in some cases almost null, in others better but my opinion on this cable cannot ignore its purchase price.
If I make a simple comparison between my old cable (a medium quality unbalanced cable costing 30/35 €) and this one, a half meter long 142 € semi-balanced cable, well, it would be logical to expect a cable that sounds not four times better but at least twice as good (obviously I'm talking like the worst forum in Caracas...) but I hope I made my point. My personal opinion: I find more justification for the price in the manufacture than in the audio qualities. But of course, this is not a criticism to Ricable, all the manufacturers charge three zeros for semi-balanced interconnects, these are the costs and it is up to the customer to decide whether to take or leave them.

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What did you like?

- Aesthetic appearance
- Construction quality
- After-sales and manufacturer's warranty
- A virtually definitive cable
- Very nice package in general

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What would you improve?

- Screwing of connectors
- Advice on positioning and use
- price
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Review USB Magnus Maurizio

Review #1 - Magnus USB Cable - Ricable Review

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Mauritius B.

Sources: Rega Planar 3 turntable, Rega Aria MC cartridge; for digital MacBook Pro

Amplifier: Rega Elex-R

Acoustic speakers: Russell K Red 50

Other: Rega DAC-R; Rega Aria Phono Preamplifier; Rega Neo TT PSU; GigaWatt PowerSupply

The following review of the Magnus 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 join the program receive a certificate at home, with the purpose of certifying that the customer has become part of the " Ricablefamily".
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Maurizio for the time he dedicated to us.

What did he do to youchoose Ricable?

Months ago I was looking for a digital USB cable for my Rega DAC-R and, having already bought several products Ricable with satisfaction, in particular the RCA Magnus cable and the Custom H6P power cables (the latter have given a really unexpected energy charge to the system), I thought why they did not have a USB cable in the catalogue, I waited patiently for its arrival and finally it arrived.

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Magnus Maurizio USB Review
What do you think construction
and aesthetics
of the product?

Just the care of the packaging (even to the touch) gives the idea of what to expect inside, I also like the green grass coloration with a screen printing in evidence very well done, inside also the certificate of guarantee for life.

The cable is presented in all its beauty, yes, because it is really nice and well made with its new heat-shrinkable sleeves to protect the connectors, comfortable even in the grip; the cable is strong but flexible enough, nice cable ties with the Italian flag, to recall with pride the Made in Italy product.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

Preamble: my system was born for the exclusive analogue listening, so turntables and vinyl at full speed. Only recently I have decided to share my passion with the digital, hence the arrival of the Rega DAC-R. As you can see, practically the system is mono, just to be sure of the balance among the various electronics. The DAC, as a sound, comes close to the analog taste of the turntable. The Russell K Red 50 monitor speakers are extremely inflexible in bringing out the good and the bad recordings... but very musical... for me they are the jewel of the system. For the listening I proceed both in streaming and through files on hard disk, all in FLAC 24 bit 192 kHz format, and as a comparison a USB battle cable and a fiber optic cable, then the digital output of the Mac... then I love to make the comparison live between vinyl and digital files... taking care to choose the vinyls from analog master, starting at the same time the track on the two formats... this because my reference is the vinyl listening.

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Magnus Maurizio USB Review
What were your
listening impressions?

The test is divided into three days... each day a different kind of music repeated several times on the chosen tracks, also to break in the new cable as much as possible.
The first listening starts with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as a complete work of instrumental passages, single voices, and in the final beautiful choruses, so wide possibility of judgment in a single track... I like to hear the air, the breath of the music, what often the digital takes away, after all the music is vibration of the air, the cable Ricable for now is the one that comes closest to this purpose, I catch a softening of the sound compared to the routine cable that I usually use. Attention: by softening I don't mean a coloration of the sound, but a more naturalness compared to the "digital coldness". I'm still of the opinion that a good analogue recording and a proper system to support it is preferable... other music. The cable Ricable does its job of data transfer... I think it is much more difficult to judge a digital cable with respect to an analog one because of their technical characteristics... the priority of the cable is not to add or take away anything to the flow of the music, the sound, the dynamics, the timbric of the voice are the priority of the recording and of the goodness of the system. The Magnus USB does its job, nothing takes away, nothing adds, and this is not a little thing.
Second day of listening, we go on with a very good digital recording of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, At Carnegie Hall, a live recording. I have also here the completely analogue version and I listen at the same time changing the selector from turntable to DAC, and here I must admit that the digital beats my beloved analogue sound... also in this case the Magnus cable remains impartial, it does not give and does not give anything, it makes the sound flow in a really credible and natural way.
Third day of listening, here comes AC/DC, Power Up, the last effort of the band... nice bass, deep enough, without overpowering the raucous voice of Brian Johnson, here the Magnus Ricable highlights the sensation of sweetness that I had in the first listening sessions, this record before I struggled to listen to it for a long time, now everything is more pleasant, maybe... I say this without objective evidence, the famous digital jitter that afflicts the sound result is more protected by the cable Ricable, with the result of a less distortion, not audible but that weighs down the listening fatigue, but I am not a technician, just a long time listener and take this opinion of mine as... a personal feeling.

Your conclusions.

I took an extra day, this time I listened to all three genres of music one after the other, and drew the final conclusion. I can match my fixation on the analogue sound with the digital one, for sure USB Magnus has helped me in this choice, now I let my turntable cartridge rest a bit more, I'm slowly changing all my cables betting everything on Ricable, I must confess that I started sceptic about the cables, also considering their cost, I started this adventure with some Nordost cables, not so cheap, but I was a bit disappointed, then I wanted to try the Ricable and here for me was the turning point, they are well made, beautiful, they cost much less than many famous competitors, and above all they make the system sound like I wanted it to... What can I say, thank you for this reality and for your passion... which is mine too.

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What did you like?

- Naturalness of sound
- Very well made and flexible enough given the robustness
- Very advantageous compared to foreign competitors
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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dedalus signal

Review #23 - Dedalus Signal Cable - Try an Ricable

Giorgio Try a Ricable
From the Gazebo Audiofilo forum

George F.

Source: Intel NUC i7 with Roon R.O.C.K. with linear power supply, SOtM sMS-200 with dedicated power supply

DAC: Dedicated

DAC Brand and Model: Denafrips Terminator

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Stax SRM-006tII

Acoustic Speakers: STAX SR-009

The following review of the Dedalus Signal interconnect cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Giorgio for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The cable under test is impeccably made, with high quality connectors and finished with an attractive yellow outer sheath. The section appears important, although it has excellent flexibility. The connectors are clamped, for an optimal connection with any kind of device.

Stax SRM-006tII
dedalus signal
How you ran the tests to see any difference?

The listening sequences were carried out on the basis of a set of tracks, either alternating the cables at the end of the identified set, or alternating the cables track by track. All of this took place over several days, to reduce listening variables to a minimum.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The cable supplied by Ricable is a new cable, not broken in, which is why it has been played for about forty hours before listening. The first sessions have shown a warm sound, round, not too extended at the extremes but with a very good mid range, natural and round, very pleasant both with male and female voices. There is no harshness, as the high range is not in evidence, and no dirtiness, as the bass range is not intrusive. The soundstage is wide, both in the front and in the side, giving a very good involvement.
The sound of the cable remained substantially the same up to about one hundred hours of use. After the hundred hours, the sound has improved in a perceptible way, in particular in the low range, where the body of the sound has appeared, finally, aligned to what shown by the reference cables. However the sound remained quite closed, limited in extension, making lose the finest details and what I like to call the "breath of the music". The transverse width of the soundstage also remained relatively limited, more confined near the head. The test was carried out using very well recorded classical, jazz and rock music, alternating the cables several times, to verify the repetitiveness of the sensations.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

Compared to the reference cables there is a certain lack of resolution in the fine details of the high range, a sort of opacity that does not allow you to distinguish certain textures of the cymbals, lacking the magic that the reference cables are able to give back. Also the bass and mid-bass range appear more backward, giving a very clean reproduction but not always with the necessary impact.
After one hundred hours of listening the high range has not been able to open as I would have wished, maintaining a sound far away from the detail proposed by the reference cables. The result is an incomplete sound, lacking of that refinement in the high range that the reference cables allow, without ever generating aggressiveness and listening annoyance. A pity, considering the excellent level reached in the mid range.

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What did you like?

- Construction
- Musicality in the midrange
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Acute range transparency
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Review #22 - Magnus Power Cable - Try an Ricable

Maurizio Try a Ricable
From the Facebook group Amici Audiofili Italiani

Mauritius P.

Source: Integrated with 300B tubes (personal design) with Iso Tango transformers, Van der Graaf M2Tech power supply

DAC: Dedicated

Brand and model DAC: M2Tech Young MkIII

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier:300B valves (personal design)

Acoustic Speakers: Fostex FE103 Sol with BS-10 Cabinet

The following review of the Magnus Power cord is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Maurizio for the time he dedicated to us.

I requested a trial run the Magnus cable
power supply...

...for my integrated being finally assembled with 300Bs. Arrived quickly. Perfect packaging, at first sight solid construction and really well made. At touch and handling the previous feedback was confirmed. High quality material. Connected in place of a Thender self-assembled cable.

Differences that are clearly audible from the first listen. Wider scene, more details, less listening fatigue. The most important point: the bass, which remained present but with a greater modulation. The Thender seems closed in comparison. I've also tried other famous and expensive cables (I prefer not to write down the brands to be correct) and the Magnus, even if of a much lower cost, can easily compete. I can imagine how the higher priced models fare.

I liked it and decided to keep it. In the future I will get two more cables to connect the power supply to the DAC and the power strip. My system consists of: my own design 300B tube integrated amp with Iso Tango transformers, M2Tech DSD MkIII digital source with VDG power supply, fully upgraded Thorens 160 analog source, Jelco 750 tonearm and Grado Platinum 2 cartridge, M2Tech Nash phono, Klimo and VDH silver interconnects and Duelund Speaker , BS-10 cabinet speakers with Fostex FE103 Sol. Nice initiative of Ricable with excellent products competing with the big foreign names.

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Review Maurizio Magnus Power
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Review Maurizio Magnus Power
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What did you like?

- Materials
- Sound enhancement across the range
- Competitive price
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Invictus Speaker Try a Ricable Nicola

Review #21 - Cable Speaker Invictus Speaker - Try a Ricable

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Nicholas D.

Source: AMR CD77

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Einstein The Tube

Power Amplifier: GamuT M200 Mk III

Acoustic speakers: Avalon Opus Ceramique

The following review of the Invictus Speaker interconnect cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, set up in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials arising from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Nicola for his time.

I'm starting this review

...even before having "unpacked" the cables. The box itself (cardboard packaging - provided with a dust jacket - containing the real box - also provided with a hard paper dust jacket) tells us about the will to keep with care a piece that for Ricable is apparently a valuable object. The Invictus, upon opening the box, appear as two impressive bluish-grey snakes of a certain weight (but also of remarkable flexibility), equipped with expanding banana terminations. Sadly the Opus Ceramique speakers that have recently become permanent fixtures in my system do not accept banana plugs, so I am forced to unscrew the connectors to use the simple stripped wires, which are quite impressive at 7mm in diameter anyway.

At this point, being a musician (not that my opinion matters more than another, it just means that I'm perhaps more used to listening) I'm curious to see if the cables live up to their billing. To help the burn-in, as the Invictus is intact, I play Ayre's Irrational, But Efficacious!, about twenty minutes of noise - glide tone, white noise, pink noise and more - which doesn't help the neighbourhood. Then I get ready to listen by putting in the player slot (AMR CD77) La Boutique fantasque (BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Chandos) by Ottorino Respighi, the Italian composer best known for his Fountains of Rome. The cables previously in use were Siltech LS180 G5, certainly not mediocre cables, very detailed, with a very present bass.

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Invictus Speaker Try a Ricable Nicola

Well.

The scene is extended, but it was already extended before (the GamuT M200 can do their job), both laterally and in depth. What changes immediately is the air, the sound is much more aerated. Not only that. The "tarantella" is much brighter than I remembered: the piccolo, the trumpets, the indeterminate percussions (the triangle, the tambourine and also the maracas), all are clearly more present and clearer. Not brighter, brighter. As if they had opened a window and a very pleasant breeze had come in. This does not mean that the music is softer, mind you. Live music (especially if listened to from the lucky "armchair" of the conductor) is never soft, it is rather raw, material, sometimes even tiring. A clarinet played softly in its middle register is certainly cozy, as the English say, but not a muted trumpet. So are the brass and percussion instruments that scream in your face with the frenzy of a can-can. A strong emotion mixed with a slight annoyance; this is the feature of the live music that sometimes pushes the audiophiles to hide in their personal lair, slowly imagining that the sound coming out from their system is worthy of excellence - even if it is not true.

The sound of the bow scratching the strings, the sound of the bassoon keys, the crackling of the brass in the sforzato, the stick hitting the wooden blade of the marimba, the light coming out of a triangle strike. All "musical objects" that make the difference between the beautiful and the real. And that a Hi-Fi system, to be declared as such, dreams of reproducing. It happens many times that we audiophiles exalt only the "Hi" part, forgetting that "Fi" means fidelity, fidelity to what is evoked, and that the listener is supposed to know, before hearing it recreated. Forgive the rash. Disc change: Between the Sheets by Fourplay. Track number two, Monterey.

The drumsticks on the cymbals are decidedly material, just as the sound of the Yamaha C7 piano is anything but insubstantial, the bass is very full (Fourplay have a tendency to load it slightly) but controlled, the sound of the guitar is decidedly spherical even when voluntarily enervated by the touch. And all this always with that very pleasant light we were talking about before, which pervades the drums and makes Lee Ritenour's guitar shine on track five: Flying East. If I had to find a negative, I'd say that they are a bit unbalanced towards the high region, maybe a bit immature, but I think we can talk about it after some weeks of break-in.

If it is true, however, that cables cannot add, if anything they should not take away, these Invictus are truly remarkable. Even though they have just been unpacked. I promise to come back and write a few lines as soon as a few days have passed, so that the Invictus cables have had time to "burn in" properly and mould themselves to the rest of the system.

GamuT M200 Mk III
Fourplay
Two weeks after...

Invictus played for at least three hours every day. And you can hear the results. The airiness has not diminished at all, on the other hand the cables have gained in roundness and softness, losing little by little that unripe note we were talking about. The mid-bass frequencies have gained in dimension, the bass has become more present, without losing compactness or balance. The Invictus are the top of the range cables from Ricable, the build quality is clearly at the highest level; it would be quite difficult to imagine negative reviews about them.

Having said that, the great strength of these cables lies in their extreme naturalness. At this moment the first movement of Lukas Foss' third symphony is playing, a complicated piece for structure and orchestral timbre. Nevertheless, the music flows pleasantly, without fatigue. I already had this feeling a few months ago when I tried the Ansuz C1 Speaker , a feeling that I eventually had to part with - the wallet would have suffered from too much lightening. Congratulations Ricable, a product that fits into a high quality range while maintaining an affordable price is definitely worth it; as they would say in the "Stereophile" reviews... a "highly recommended"!

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What did you like?

- Cable ductility
- Naturalness of sound
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report, fully satisfied
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Magnus Power

Review #20 - Magnus Power Cable - Try an Ricable

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From the Facebook group Be Connected

Gianmarco F.

Source: Krell KAV-300i

DAC: Dedicated

DAC Brand and Model: Denon DCD-1520AE

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Krell KAV-300i

Acoustic speakers: Tannoy Cheviot

The following review of the Magnus Power cord is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Gianmarco for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The construction of the cable has immediately seemed solid and well made, in fact as soon as you take it out of the box and hold it in your hand you realize the weight and the impeccable and very charming construction. Even the eye wants its part.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I did the test by simply plugging in this cable and keeping it in use for twenty days at all times, after which I took it out and put it back in.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I have rehearsed with classical music with a Beethoven album, Symphony No. 5 and Symphony No. 6, jazz with Diana Krall Turn Up the Quiet and Pink Floyd The Wall.

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Krell KAV-300i
Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

Unfortunately I didn't find any difference, a pity because the cable itself is very well made, but it's not enough.

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What did you like?

- Construction
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What would you improve?

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Review Gabriele Dedalus Speaker

Review #19 - Cable Speaker Dedalus Speaker - Try a Ricable

Gabriel Try a Ricable
From the AudioItalia forum

Gabriel B.

Source: Lehmann Audio Black Cube, Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite, Thorens TD-125 MK1 turntable with SME 3009 S2 tonearm and Benz Micro ACE L cartridge

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Graaf GM50

Acoustic speakers: Aliante One Zeta Pininfarina

The following review of the cable Speaker Dedalus Speaker is the result of the initiative "Prova un Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We would like to thank Gabriele for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The cable arrived in a beautiful case and appears immediately well made and aesthetically appealing with the orange cotton-like outer sheath. I like very much the connectors but, besides the aesthetic side, they are sturdy, very heavy and, once inserted the banana plugs of the loudspeakers connectors, they have an iron grip and very stable, something that I have not often found when it happened that some banana plugs, inserting them, got squashed, resulting slow and I was forced to widen them again. I tend to move the speakers before and after listening sessions and no longer have to worry about the pin slipping out and endangering the amp.
The cable is a bipolar of generous size but is very flexible. It is not possible to see the cable as it is "closed" by the connectors. Since the speakers are bi-wired I asked Ricable to send me their Dedalus series jumpers terminated with spades; the latter are also excellent in workmanship and the spades are heavy and sturdy.

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Review Gabriele Dedalus Speaker
How you ran the tests to see any difference?

The tests were carried out first of all on my main system, alternating different types of cables Speaker , conducted by four people simultaneously and with blind listening, where one of us in turn replaced the cables, waiting a few minutes before listening, as it is a tube amp. CDs and vinyl were played.
The system is composed by Graaf GM50 tube integrated amp, Aliante One Zeta Pininfarina loudspeakers, Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite CD player, Thorens TD-125 MK1 turntable with SME 3009 S2 tonearm and Benz Micro ACE L\Denon DL-103R cartridge and DIY prephono with Kimber Kable interconnects and Wireworld power cords.
A short listening session has been made using as Amplifier a Unison Research Simply Two, but even if the latter is very good, it doesn't interface well with the speakers, even if the Dedalus characteristics have emerged also there and agree with the same results found with the Graaf.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

After a few days of break-in, I started listening with a critical and attentive ear.
I would like to point out that, unlike the solid state amplifiers I previously owned, now with the Graaf the differences, though subtle between the various cables I tried, have always been audible.
My go-to cables have been AudioQuest Rocket 88s for years, but I also own Wireworld Mini Eclipse single wire with jumpers and inexpensive AudioQuest FLX 14/4s and Van Den Hul CS-122s.
With the Ricable I've gained a lot in the bass range, now more present but controlled, and above all the mid/high range and the high range are now more present, vivid and the scene much wider. The presence of harmonics makes the instruments more "real", helping the listening and the general pleasantness.
For the test I used some Original Master Recording CDs and SACDs, as well as some test CDs that you often hear at Hi-Fi shows, or Peter Gabriel's OVO bass range or Nora Jones' SACDs to test female vocals.
On vinyl the very good Analogue Productions pressing of Take Five where the Ricable made the double bass sound well focused, harmonic and present. The same thing I've noticed with a Bill Ewans LP, At Shelly's Manne-Hole, and some Hi-Q Records vinyls of classical and symphonic music, proving the wideness of the scene and the dynamics.

Review Gabriele Dedalus Speaker
Review Gabriele Dedalus Speaker
Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

As said before, the Ricable have substituted the AudioQuest Rocket 88, which cost almost twice as much and were bi-wired with silver bananas; these last ones are very silent, refined in the mid range, hyper controlled low range and deep soundstage. However, to my ear and to the ears of those present, they seemed too controlled, poor in harmonics and, above all, incredibly dark. Compared with the Ricable, we realized that we were listening to "part of the sound message", which lost in musicality and, except for the voices that were very good and the refinement, the rest seemed lacking in everything.
The Wireworld Mini Eclipse single wire with matching jumpers are also very good cables, but unlike the Ricable cables, they did not deliver that controlled, extended deep bass. They are much lighter. The high range sounded less articulate and beautiful.
The Van Den Hul CS-122 that I keep in the drawer do not allow comparisons, too closed, dark and with a very bad focus. Rubbery bass range.
The AudioQuest FLX 14/4 are simple Speaker cables that I didn't even compare, already too poor compared to the AudioQuests at the time.
I repeat that the above is the result of several listening sessions made in different days and of tests made in the presence of other people who have agreed with what stated above and, above all, in my house and on my system. Surely on other systems and other environments the judgements may not agree.

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What did you like?

- Great workmanship, great bananas and forks. Flexible and beautiful cables
- The sound message is more complete
- Low range going down a lot more and the high range gorgeous
- The harmonics of the instruments now fill the room.
- Serious company. From the very first contacts helpful staff

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What would you improve?

- Nothing, the curiosity remains to try their top of the range products.
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HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

HDMI Supreme: the review of Jean Michel Penalva, administrator of a French audiophile Facebook group

Jean Michel Penalva is the administrator of the French group of audiophiles "Audiophile francophone et haute-fidélité". We have been interacting with this large community for some time, giving our contribution and at the same time receiving feedback. However, we had the opportunity to take this collaboration to another level by sending Jean Michel a Supreme HDMI cable to let him test. Here is his review of the HDMI Supreme!

Supreme HDMI Cable Review

Arrivée hier soir du câble HDMI Ricable, le modèle Supreme qui coiffe la gamme HDMI du constructeur italien. Avec ce câble, une garantie "à vie" et une possibilité d'essai avec retour gratuit. Du côté des spécifications, on retiendra que le conducteur est du cuivre OCC, avec triple blindage et de beaux connecteurs avec contact plaqué or. Certification HDMI 2.0, prise en charge de la 3D, de la 4K, HDR dynamique et ARC. Pour les caractéristiques détaillées voir le site Ricable.com.

Le packaging est simple et propre, une boîte scellée contenant le câble, seule critique, le câble voyage sans aucun matériau d'emballage interne, mousse ou film à bulle. A noter qu'entre la commande et la livraison, le délai a été de 24h! Après cette présentation, place à l'action!

Le câble prend place dans mon petit système TV, entre l'Apple TV et le lecteur Oppo. [...] Il remplace le câble Supra, installé depuis quelques années, dont la longueur plus importante me posait quelque problème d'intégration. Je rappelle qu'un essai précédent de remplacement par un Audioquest modèle Forest (le début de gamme donc) s'était concluit par un renvoi de l'américain dans ses foyers.

HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

La désagréable sensation d'avoir "éteint la lumière" avec l'usage du nouvel arrivant ayant clos le débat très vite. La déception me conduisit à re-tenter un câble "no name" sans plus de résultat. Le Supra avait donc repris tranquillement sa place sans plus de discussion. Alors, me direz-vous, et cette fois, comment se comporte le nouveau candidat?

HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

En habitué des tests audiophiles, je m'apprêtais à une séance de visionnages pour traquer les nuances [...] et les éléments encourageants. Connaissant la haute technicité de certains membres du groupe, j'appréhendais un peu d'avoir à justifier le moindre qualificatif et la plus petite trace de subjectivité, dans ce domaine de la vidéo qui ne m'a jamais passionné. Tellement peu que, pour une fois, je me rangeais à l'avis des objectivistes: il y a une norme, des caractéristiques, ça marche à 100% ou bien il y a grossier défaut de fabrication. L'image, ça se voit, un punto c'est tout. J'avoue que je ne détestais pas cette tranquille assurance de la vidéo, fatigué parfois des affres audiophiles pour le moindre test audio.

Je branchai donc mon petit ustensile sans plus de précaution alors qu'une série quelconque passait sur ma TV et m'en retournai à mon fauteuil. Le temps de m'installer et... ma vénérable Panasonic Plasma, à la résolution HD toute bête, au rendu tellement cinéma dopé un peu par le traitement opéré par l'Oppo... s'était transformée en un splendide 4K! Je plaisante bien sûr, j'avais sous les yeux beaucoup mieux que cette image hyper réaliste que l'on peut découvrir dans tous les supermarchés, la FNAC et les bricodépôts (vous voyez l'intérêt que je porte à la chose vidéo).

J'avais sous les yeux une splendide image que j'appréciais en photographe: joli piqué soulignant des textures réalistes, couleurs naturelles et surtout une dynamique surprenante avec des ombres débouchées et des hautes lumières parfaitement détaillées. L'envie de balayer l'immensité des propositions Netflix, Disney et autres Prime, sans oublier les chaînes TV. Je vous garantis que cela ne m'arrive pas souvent. Vous l'aurez compris, comme pour ma dernière tentative, il n'y a pas débat, mais dans l'autre sens: le Ricable va rester à sa place. Il est des moments où il faut se rendre à l'évidence: ça marche!

The Ricable HDMI cable arrived last night, the Supreme model representing the top of the line HDMI cable from the Italian manufacturer. With this cable, there is a "lifetime" warranty and the possibility of a free return test. As for the specifications, we note that the conductor is OCC copper, with triple shielding and beautiful connectors with gold-plated contact. HDMI 2.0 certified, 3D, 4K, dynamic HDR and ARC support. For detailed specifications check out Ricable.com.

Packaging is simple and clean, a sealed box containing the cable; only criticism: the cable travels without any internal packaging material, foam or bubble wrap. Note that between order and delivery, the time elapsed was only 24 hours! After this presentation, it's time to act!

The cable is in action in my small TV system, between Apple TV and the Oppo player. [...] It replaces the Supra cable, installed a few years ago, whose longer length caused me some integration problems. I remember that a previous attempt to replace it with an Audioquest Forest model (the beginning of the range then) ended with the American company being sent back to its factories.

HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

The unpleasant feeling of having "turned off the light" by using the newcomer ended the debate very quickly. Disappointment led me to try again with a "no name" cable to no avail. The Supra then quietly resumed its place without further discussion. So you'll say to me, "How's the newcomer doing this time?".

HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

Being used to audiophile testing, I was preparing for a session to track down nuances [...] and encouraging elements. Knowing the high technicality of some members of the Facebook group, I was a bit worried about having to justify the slightest exposure and trace of subjectivity, in this video field that has never fascinated me. So much so that, for once, I agree with the objectivists: either there is a standard, features, everything works 100% or there is a gross manufacturing defect. It's all about seeing the image, period. I admit that I didn't mind this underplayed safety per se of the video field, as I am sometimes weary of audiophile complaints about every little audio test.

So I plugged my little thing in without much precaution as any series was playing on my TV and returned to my chair. When I settled down and... my venerable Panasonic plasma, at simple HD resolution, with a cinema-like rendering, enhanced a bit by the processing done by the Oppo... had turned into a stunning 4K! I'm joking of course, I had much better in front of me than this hyper-realistic image that you can find in all supermarkets, FNAC and brico (you can see my interest in the video area).

I had a gorgeous image in front of me that I enjoyed as a photographer: beautiful sharpness that shows realistic textures, natural colors, and most importantly amazing dynamics with unblocked shadows and perfectly detailed highlights. The desire to blow away the vastness of Netflix, Disney and Prime offerings, not to mention TV channels. I guarantee this doesn't happen often. You may have guessed, as with my last attempt, there is no debate, but in the opposite direction: the Ricable will remain in place. There are times when you have to face facts: it works!

We'd like to thank Jean Michel for his time and kind words about our HDMI Supreme cable. In fact, the original post on the Facebook group has attracted a lot of curiosity; we invite you to contribute to the discussion by reaching the post itself using the button below.

Review #18 - Invictus Power Cable - Try a Ricable

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From the Facebook group Audiofili d'Italia

Daniel N.

Source: Auralic Aries, Audiobyte Hydra Z with Hydra ZPM power supply

DAC: Dedicated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Krell HTS 7.1

Power Amplifier: Krell Evolution 402

Acoustic speakers: B&W 802D3

The following review of the Invictus Power cord is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, set up, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Daniele for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Yes, a cable of fine workmanship.

B&W 802 D3 loudspeakers
11848 Invictus Power
How you ran the tests to see any difference?

At first I did short tests by disconnecting and reconnecting the cable, then kept it connected for several days and then switched back to my usual cable.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I've listened to different kinds of music: classical chamber music, big orchestras, jazz and pop. In all cases it proved to be a very analytical and neutral cable, with a tendency to exalt and round off the bass.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The cable I tried is more neutral but duller, I don't know how the cable is built but in my opinion it has too much screen which stifles the signal a bit.

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What did you like?

- Neutrality
- Appearance
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #17 - Cable Speaker Magnus Speaker - Try a Ricable

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Luigi S.

Source: Marantz CC-3000, Rega Planar 1, BluNode 1, Rega Fono MM MK3, Marantz NR1608

DAC: Dedicated

Brand and model DAC: Khadas Tone Board

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Marantz PM8003

Acoustic Speakers: Q Acoustics 3050i, Dali Oberon 5

The following review of the cable Speaker Magnus Speaker is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Luigi for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The cables are very solid and look great.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I tested with jazz, rock and classical music, especially with pieces I knew well, to better appreciate the difference with the old cables. During the test sessions I tried to change back to the old Nordost cables: White Lightning Speaker Cable.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I used a lot of tracks but mostly I was won over by Grant Green's track, Idle Moments.

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Plant Luigi Try a Ricable
Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

Very good listening impressions since the first track. A cleaner and more natural sound but also warmer, if you can call it that. Probably the Nordosts tend to have, compared to the Ricable, a less neutral sound, more emphasized on the high frequencies.

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What did you like?

- Excellent cable
- Well played
- Aesthetically pleasing
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What would you improve?

- I did not find any defect in the product under test
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Review #16 - Invictus XLR Balanced Cable - Try a Ricable

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Fulvio S.

Source: Kuzma Stabi Ref2, Grandinote Celio, Esoteric K01, Grandinote Volta, Cocktail Audio X45

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Grandinote Genesi

Final Amplifier: Grandinote Demon

Speakers: JBL K2 s9800 SE, Neumann KH 420 + KH 805 AG

The following review of the Invictus XLR balanced cable is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials resulting from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Fulvio for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The cable is packaged in a rigid box very well cared for, where inside we find the foam rubber on the bottom and on the cover; for further protection we find a cardboard, which has the function of closure, where there are technical data of the product with its serial number. The cable is packaged with stretchers that keep it wrapped inside the box. Once extracted, you immediately notice the beautiful XLR connectors that are very robust and solid with a very precise insertion in the devices. The chrome and carbon finish also make for a very attractive appearance. To diversify the right channel from the left we find the colored rings in blue (left) and red (right). The external mesh sheathing has a blue and white weave that I liked as a choice.
I have to say that the first impact, even when holding it in my hand, is of a solid cable with a definitely fascinating design. Well done!

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review fulvio tries a ricable
How you ran the tests to see any difference?

The tests of the cable took place on two types of system. The first one consisted of a source, a preamplifier, a monophonic final amplifier and relative passive loudspeakers. In this case the cable has been tested on the pre and power amp connection. The second typology foresaw the use of active loudspeakers and therefore the cable has been used on the pre and active loudspeakers connection. The main system was composed by:

  • CD/SACD source = Esoteric K01
  • HD File Source = Grandinote Volta
  • Preamplifier = Grandinote Genesi
  • Monophonic Endings = Demon Grandinote
  • Passive Speakers = JBL K2 s9800 SE
  • Active loudspeakers = Neumann KH 420
  • Source Wiring = 1 m Acrolink Mexcel 7N-DA6300 (both CD/SACD and HD file source)
  • Passive speaker cabling = Silcable special version made especially for JBL on spec. All on Finite Elemente Pagode Edition table
  • Power cables = Forrest "Black" on all electronics
  • Socket = Oyaide (with internal modification and full "Silcable" wiring) + Silcable Six

The cables used for testing were:

  • Cable 1 = Acrolink Mexcel from 7N-A2500 XLR 2 m
  • Cable 2 = Ricable Invictus XLR 3 m
  • Cable 3 = Sommer Cable Epilogue XLR 3 m
  • Cable 4 = Klotz Titanium XLR 3 m

I must immediately say that the same result has been found in both types, this means that the cable has not been influenced by the connected devices. In total I have rotated, in addition to the Ricable, three other cables very different both for target (two come from the world of "pro" audio) and, above all, for list price. All the cables had the same length of 3 m except for the top one where the very high cost forced me to the measure of 2 m, however enough to make the expected connections.
For the test, I asked three friends of mine who spent a few hours at different times listening to music while the cables were swapped without them knowing which ones were connected. Apart from a generic indication of "cable 1", "cable 2", "cable 3" and "cable 4" nothing was said about brand and cost. Only at the end of the test, leaving connected the cable that had obtained the best liking, they could verify the result. Clearly I didn't influence anyone and, on the contrary, apart the most expensive cable of which they knew the existence since I've been using it for many years, of the other three, Ricable included, they didn't know the characteristics.
The result, which I too was surprised by, was identical on all occasions and confirmed what I had already found in the first week of owning the Invictus.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The impressions on the characteristics of the various cables tested were unanimous in all the tests. The tracks used have been of the most disparate kind, but one record in particular has been used as a reference, not because it is the best, but because it has an excellent balance, plenty of dynamics with a very extended and precise bass range and a naturalness that for me is at the top. This is Hell Freezes Over by the Eagles on CD by Geffen Records. In addition to CD and SACD we also used native high resolution files which in many cases proved very useful in understanding exactly how the cable affected the final result.
In all the tests the volume was always left at the same level and never changed when changing cables just to guarantee the maximum transparency.

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review fulvio tries a ricable
Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

At this point I have to make an important premise before continuing; cables, as we all know, can behave differently depending on the system they are connected to, because some electronics may, for their characteristics, not agree with the construction philosophies, the materials used and the technical choices applied by the manufacturer. I think that in this case something similar has happened and I hope that nobody feels offended. Anyway, these are always personal feelings, even if shared, that have been detected in "my" listening room (even here we know that the environment can really make big differences).
The differences, in fact, have been there, they have been clear and felt by all the participants who, I must point out, have not been mistreated nor forced to give the final result 🙂 and have been tangible also at a physical level, especially in the low range. This last one, if not well reproduced, becomes easily detectable. Big differences also in the mid range which, in the system used, is very revealing.
Joking aside, now you'll want to know what the verdict was at the end of these tests, which took place for fun and games, but with the aim of understanding some dynamics in the audio world. At the end the less appreciated cable has resulted, to my surprise, I swear, just the Ricable that has given the "poorest" result among the various contenders. The best in terms of absolute performance was the Acrolink 7N-A2500, as it was hoped it would be, but its very high price, more than twelve times the list price of the Ricable cable, put it on such a high level that in the end it is like comparing a Ferrari to a mid-range car... so let's say it is OK.
However, the winner of the test was the Sommer Cable, which has been chosen as the best objective sound because it lost something in precision and bandwidth extremes compared to the Acrolink, but gained in naturalness, musicality, dynamics giving that quid to the musical message making it more natural and zeroing the listening fatigue. The Klotz was a good step below the Acrolink, with less openness and less detail.
The Ricable in all the sessions was excluded almost immediately, in the sense that during the test it was the one that was less precise, with a lower dynamic, making the result much flatter without giving rhythm to the music. Above all in the jazz it was found the flattening of the instruments often making the scene very confused, almost as if it couldn't unravel the sound message. It's as if he had to convey so much information at once, that in the end it was confusing and lacked rhythm. The only positive aspect was the always correct exposure of the soundstage with a very realistic dimensional placement of the various instruments. Even the bass range suffered from this behaviour, being the worst of the three, especially in the deepest bass, which was less present than in the other three cables, almost as if it were "sticky" and with the "brake pulled". The listening experience of the Ricable is pleasant and without listener fatigue. I'm really sorry I couldn't keep it in my set-up, but with the current electronics it doesn't match at all.
However, I would like to thank Ricable and their staff very much for making this beautiful initiative happen. I apologize, but I'm not very good at writing reviews 🙂 .

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What did you like?

- Aesthetics and construction
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- In my case it didn't match my system so I would say the end result
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Review #15 - Magnus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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From the Facebook group Be Connected

Christian N. B.

Source: Audio Analogue Maestro, Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Unison Research S6, Tektron TK2A3/45S-I-REF, Audio Analogue Maestro 150

Acoustic speakers: Klipsch La Scala I

The following review of the Magnus Signal interconnect is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Cristiano for his time.

I tested the Magnus Signal 1-meter cable...

...to connect the CD player to the integrated amplifier. The system is composed by Klipsch La Scala first series loudspeakers, Audio Analogue Maestro CD player, Tektron TK2A3/45S-I-REF integrated amp.

The cable Ricable replaced a cheap interconnect (one third of the price of the Magnus) and was also compared with a cable of the same price of another brand. Premise: I believe that a cable should not act in any way as a filter or an equalizer.

The cable arrived in a beautiful box, with comprehensive and elegant information sheets. It is of excellent workmanship, both for the connectors and the cable itself. Robust and pleasing to the eye. The test has been carried out with preheated electronics and with three CDs: Bob Marley with Legend, Miles Davis with Kind of Blue and a test CD made by Di Prinzio with a varied musical selection.

Compared to the cheap cable, the Magnus has astonished me in a striking way. Leaving aside for the moment the classic parameters of scene widening, detail, dynamics that have obviously improved enormously, it has objectively "raised the volume" of the sound. Literally.

Comparisons with the cable of the same price instead showed significant improvements, at least to my ears. A greater detail and richness of the sound in general. The most evident improvements have been: when listening to Bob Marley's CD the bass is more present and always controlled, in Davies' Kind of Blue you can notice a clearer and more precise positioning and separation in the space of the instruments, in Di Prinzio's CD, which goes from Nada to Philip Glass, generally you can turn up the volume of the sound with less listening fatigue, which for me means a purer sound.

In conclusion, I think that the Magnus cable performs its task in an excellent way and significantly better than other cables of equal or greater price: to let the signal pass completely and without modifications.

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What did you like?

- Transparency
- Detail
- Robustness
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #14 - Cable Speaker Dedalus Speaker - Try a Ricable

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From the group Amici Audiofili Italiani

Alberto B.

Source: SOtM sMs-200ultra

DAC: AQUA The Voice

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK-300se

Acoustic Speakers: ProAc Response D Two

The following review of the cable Speaker Dedalus Speaker is the result of the initiative "Prova un Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Alberto for the time he has dedicated to us.

Finally...

... after almost a month of cross-listening, I'm talking about the speaker cables Ricable, model Dedalus Speaker.

The comparison was made with my AM Audio branded litz cables, Ramm power supply and Zavfino. Ramm signal. With the following system: Balanced Audio Technology VK-300se amp, AQUA La Voce DAC and SOtM streamer with dedicated power supply. ProAc D Two loudspeakers on Music Tools stand.

These cables are very flexible and easy to handle, they have bananas on both sides and are perfectly anchored giving a sense of stability and exceptional grip ... in short, they are beautiful to see and very well made!

I have tried to do a methodical work, I have drawn up a playlist... quite long but with tracks that I know well and I have done a first listening with my cables, looking for merits and demerits, then, in a very superficial way, I have connected the Ricable and I have started to break them in without giving too much weight to the listening but letting them play without thinking about anything. I must say that after several days the sound has changed for the better!

I can say with some certainty that, knowing very well the sound of my set-up and having a trained ear, today I am able to catch even the smallest differences... it is not presumption but experience matured with hundreds of hours of listening! What at the beginning seemed to reveal a softened high range has instead turned out to be a high range with a linear and open response curve! There are no steps between the mid-high and the highs! While with the litz you can hear a step that, at an inattentive listening, deceives!

Actually, the one with the Ricable is a very linear and open high range that rises with a really pleasant perception, transparent but never harsh! On the voices the difference is so clear that my partner has noticed it! Usually she doesn't say anything but... she tells me: "The sound is more open and airy". The mid range is very fine and also allows a slight improvement on the image front, which is a little deeper and with the soundstages well defined.

These cables have a characteristic! That of passing more energy, as if the signal had increased, consequently the bass range is sharper and more bursting! More energetic! So be careful: if there is a defect, the response with the Ricable will be even sharper! They don't fix the sound, but in my opinion they make it get to the speakers even sharper, so faults come and go! Obviously the same goes for the good.

Honestly, I did not think to find such clear differences... it has been for me an enlightening experience that, once again, has made me notice the differences between one cable and another, which are not exaggerated, but allow to reach at least a refinement of the ideal sound or, better, to what is our ideal sound. Cables don't work miracles, but they have to make sure that they don't alter the signal and, in my opinion, these Ricable do it!

So much so that I decided to keep them!

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What did you like?

- Transparency and articulation
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #13 - Primus Power Cable - Try an Ricable

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David N.

Source: Sony PS-FL1

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Harman Kardon AVR155

Acoustic speakers: Sonus Faber Concertino

The following review of the Primus Power cord is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank David for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Excellent. Nice box and as soon as I opened it, with impatience, it seemed to me a well made cable; as soon as I took it in my hand the confirmation of the object very heavy (I took a meter), cared and assembled well, but what you notice immediately is the extreme flexibility, very good thing if compared to a very but very rigid 1,5 meters HiViLux cable that I use on a power supply for a DIY sub. I have taken advantage of the offer Ricable because I have made the last modification (also the internal signal cables have been substituted with Ricable S8D in semi-balanced mode) to my old Sony PS-FL1 turntable of 1982 and I wanted everything to be perfect as it has a sentimental value. I have also eliminated its power supply replacing it with an external handmade one specially assembled for it and I have left the HiViLux to the sub which, however, always with a handmade power supply, has immediately seemed to me without background hums and much more "dry" and "fast", the bass improved also by the substitution of the OP with a Texas Instruments OPA1652 SoundPLUS on the amplifier board.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I have also recently bought a mains conditioner (this is the period when I concentrate on the power supply) and before the cable Ricable I was using a normal white cable with IEC socket and together with the mains conditioner I already noticed the elimination of noise and hum at maximum volume (without music) at +10 dB with a Harman Kardon AVR155, I tried to put the cable Ricable after the conditioner and before the turntable power supply and the normal one from the wall socket to the conditioner and vice versa and something jumped out at me. I also tried the HiViLux cable replacing it with the Ricable cable but the only thing I noticed was the formidable flexibility of the Ricable cable, so very comfortable to use behind the electronics in small spaces.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

As an acquaintance professor of good and healthy nutrition used to say, after a thousand thousand kilometers of shitty cable from the wall socket I put a python cable and it improves everything, it's like saying that if I put a steel ring in a chocolate chain the chain will hold more... INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE... it will be the miracle of voltages and currents or a minimum placebo effect... but if you remove the interference and increase the transmission speed...!
It's a month that I use the cable and I've used some classical records that lately I like to enjoy in the evening with a Calvados in my hand to warm up, but also with other genres, Beethoven among the favourites with the Symphony n. 3 and 5 by Karajan and no. 6 by Bernstein, I hated the piano but I discovered Keith Jarrett in The Köln Concert, by Karajan always the Boléro by Ravel and Vivaldi with The Four Seasons and Böhm conducting Mozart in Symphony no. 40, K. 467. 40, K. 467 by Mozart, Op. 50 Beethoven, Dire Straits Brothers in Arms especially Your Latest Trick, Eric Clapton with I Still Do (double 45 rpm vinyl) fantastic voice for Lonesome Billy by Tevis-Morricone from the mythical westerns and The Notting HillBillies.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

Listening, as I said, for me it really changes from the standard cable but especially using the cable Ricable AFTER the conditioner. Using it for the conditioner I noticed only more silence compared to the standard cable... using it for the turntable power supply, in addition to bring almost to zero my buzzing at maximum volume, I noticed a wider soundstage, a bass (as for the sub with special cable) less booming (perhaps due to the interference of the old cable) more decided (if you know what I mean), cleaner voice and guitars that I like more.
Very personal feelings, I am not an expert in the field, I have been out of the business for twenty years and I am starting to get passionate again.

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What did you like?

- Flexibility even with a meter
- Good workmanship
- Healthier eating
- The cable does not colour the sound, but is transparent

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What would you improve?

- The adhesive label Ricable on the plugs is not really the best, making force to insert them happens that they come off and get ruined...
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Review #12 - Cable Speaker Invictus Speaker - Try a Ricable

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From the group Amici Audiofili Italiani

Maximilian S.

Source: Grandinote Volta

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Grandinote Supremo

Speakers: Grandinote Mach 2P

The following review of the Invictus Speaker interconnect cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, set up in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials arising from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Massimiliano for the time he dedicated to us.

We start with a premise

I'm not a cable super-expert, I'm not a kook, but I do believe that the truth is always somewhere in between. More of a personal experience than a review. There is definitely a tangible gulf between cheap red and black wire and a dedicated entry level cable. I'm also convinced that the higher the quality/complexity/cost of a cable, the more the margin of appreciation decreases. It goes without saying that there has to be a sort of balance: the more valuable elements in the audio chain are able to be more revealing, the more a quality cable is able to contribute to the system, to express its sense of existence with respect to a cheaper configuration.

With this in mind I wanted to try the best speaker cable from Ricable: the Invictus. In a system that took quite a while for me to get to grips with, the best Grandinote integrated, the Supremo, their Volta streamer and their Mach 2P speakers. Having reached a point of excellence with the electronics, one has to move on to what is known as "fine tuning", improving interconnects, Speaker and power cables. The new game is to start trying to understand what the differences can be by improving our connections, especially when you have a concrete idea of the performance of your system after several hours of listening.

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As I said, I'm not a cable sceptic but not a cable fundamentalist either, so my starting point was a line of cables just above entry level from a well known company. I then compared it with the Speaker Invictus cables from Ricable and in a system like mine the difference was quite clear. One of the first adjectives I would use to describe them is 'balance'. I am particularly sensitive to treble and with this cable I could clearly hear more detail in the treble with less fatigue, which was worth the price of admission alone. The other end also benefits with an even tighter and more controlled bass.

A transparent cable, which is the sublimation of the task itself of a cable, that gives back a defined and (forgive the abused term) material sound. If the system will allow it, you'll be there to catch small details that before were not so evident. And most probably much more evident details too.

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What did you like?

- Equilibrium
- More details
- Transparency
- Checking

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Dedalus Coaxial Plant Henry

Review #11 - Dedalus Coaxial Cable - Try a Ricable

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From the Gazebo Audiofilo forum

Henry B.

Source: NuPrime CDP-9

DAC: Dedicated: NuPrime DAC-10H

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: NuPrime DAC-10H

Power Amplifier: NuPrime ST10

Loudspeakers: System Audio Mantra 5

The following review of the Dedalus Coaxial interconnect cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Enrico for his time.

Because of the limited time I can devote to music

... when I work in the studio, I have played about ten CDs in a year, and I have always used the NuPrime CDP-9 as a pre-amp DAC and almost never as a CD transport. Here, in what I call my second system, from Ricable, I use their U40 cable which is part of the Speaker Custom series of cables and which I highly recommend to try if you have a minimum of dexterity to independently mount the forks/bananas to their ends, they are best buys!

As I was saying, since in the studio it is more convenient to consume music via streaming while working, I decided to move this source to the main system and, wanting to use the digital output of this transport, I started looking for the right cable to connect it to the DAC via coax.

In the meantime I learned, through the forum Gazebo Audiofilo, of the initiative "Try a Ricable" and, since I already knew the quality of their cables as I also own some of their interconnects, the RCA RH1, I immediately booked to receive a nice Dedalus Coaxial DC1.

It is a crucial cable because it has to deal with flows coming from digital sources and has to work today as never before at sampling frequencies possibly higher than in the past, without losing information and protected from interferences that could determine annoying glitches and a consequent listening fatigue.

The guys at Ricable, after approving the request, delivered the Dedalus very quickly, which I was able to use and try out comfortably for a month, then decide whether to keep it at a 50% discount or return it, I stress, free of charge. I would like to thank both of them in advance, the Gazebo and Ricable, who with this initiative allowed me to easily obtain what I was looking for.

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Dedalus Coaxial Plant Henry

Delivered at home quickly, I did not expect it, I had to wait a few days before opening the package that I found, although very well made and at the same time protective, in my opinion slightly oversized for only one cable. Melius est abundare quam deficere, someone used to say!

After unpacking everything, protecting the super pack from felines and brats, and taking a few pictures for the review, I plugged the cable into the system. First I simply checked that the signal coming from the CDP was locking onto the DAC at the correct frequencies and up to its maximum resolution of 192kHz.

Although the CDP can work and scale up to 768kHz, I couldn't get past the maximum sampling allowed by the DAC, the excellent Nuprime 10H, but there's no need to go overboard with sampling here as it is already way above the resolution of normal Redbook CDs.

What I can tell you is that with the Dedalus I have finally fully reached the goal of listening to the CD collection on the main system composed by a Nuprime/System Audio chain and totally wired Ricable.

Walking Wounded by Everything But The Girl, through Alquin to 1 Giant Leap, up to the time my wife came along with Cocteau Twins and Astronauts by The Lilac Time, the Dedalus Coaxial DC1 has always done it's job brilliantly, and for all it's worth I'll be keeping it hooked up to the system at this point, thanks also to the generous promotion benefits Ricable.

Outstanding Ricable.

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What did you like?

- Crystal clear sound
- Very fast shipping
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Raffaele's test with and without Dedalus power cables

In spite of the already excellent product quality offered to customers, Ricable is aiming to improve further. The lion's share of this, in addition to the attention paid to research and development, is played by the customers. With their tests, with their feedback. It sometimes happens that one of them, particularly zealous, writes us his testimony in detail. The last of these was Raffaele, whom we thank, and who structured his review in a rather particular way. On the one hand we have the test without the Ricable cables, and on the other hand the test with the Ricablecables. Here is his test of the Dedalus mains cables.

The listening environment

I don't have a dedicated room for the system but I share the room with wife and kids, so the speaker arrangement is the best possible compromise between me and them, since the speakers are also used for home theater by moving the connectors. System:

  • Used Audio Research LS25MK2 Tube Preamplifier
  • Used Audio Research VT60 tube power amplifier 50 W RMS
  • Audio Research SP9MK2 tube preamp used only for phono
  • Meridian 206 1-bit CD player
  • Used Meridian 506 24 bit CD player
  • Used DAT player Sony ZA5ES
  • Used Piooner D-07 DAT player
  • Rega Planar 3 turntable new with new Goldring 2100 cartridge
  • Cambridge Audio CXN Network Player new
  • Opera Grand Mezza speakers new wired with Van den Hul cable
  • Solid Steel cabinet in vertical development for space reasons

The system was assembled in final form by replacing various parts over a few years (given the costs). RCA cables Ricable connect all Audio Research equipment and the two CD players. The cables Speaker Ricable connect all Audio Research equipment and the 506 CD player.

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Test without cables Ricable

Wonderful sound typical Audio Research, soft, sweet, tube with a deep and controlled bass, wide scene, excellent dynamics, great detail, typical tube sound.

My grandfather and my father and his brothers had a radio TV shop in the 1950s and they also repaired tubes, so the tube sound I know well and it takes me back to when I was a kid.

But Audio Research does even better, it has impressive dynamics compared to other valve amps. I was already very very satisfied with the result, to be honest.

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The first sensation is silence, as if someone was talking in the room before and now has gone away, absolute silence, very still, wide soundstage, increased dynamics, more powerful and deeper bass and, as I read on the website in another review, it seems that the cables bring more power to my electronics.

Detail at the highest level, much better than before, high frequencies never annoying (I always listen at maximum volume when nobody is at home). The sound is as sweet as I like, with every genre of music never fatiguing to listen to; I would stay hours if I could.

But the silence is the thing that struck me the most; I can't even begin to explain it, but there is silence even if I set the volume to maximum. You should hear the controlled, powerful bass; the sofa shakes all over despite the mere 50 W and without a subwoofer.

I have to admit that the cables have made an impressive leap in quality and I confess I didn't believe it. I listen to all kinds of music, but when I need to test the system weo: Pink Floyd with The Wall, Dire Straits, Rage Against The Machine for metal and Jethro Tull.

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Conclusions

I've just finished two hours of listening and I'm fully satisfied, so at nose (but the cables are still to be broken in) it seems to me that the turntable is the one that has benefited the most, but the whole system has made a remarkable leap upwards; the Ricable Dedalus are the perfect complements for my system.

MI've already gone on too long and I don't want to bore you with listening details, the cables Ricable Dedalus series are excellent, they really bring improvements to the system even to those who don't hear well, so they are highly recommended.

Cost (I've never tried more expensive cables, although generally speaking it's not low) even becomes an insignificant detail compared to both the physical and sonic quality they bring. Don't forget that despite their weight and size they are also very flexible. I'd like to finish all the wiring for the system in the future...we'll see. Meanwhile, many thanks to Mr. Modenesi for the great courtesy and availability. Buy it with your eyes closed.

We would like to thank our customer, Raffaele, for taking the time to write this testimonial about the tests he performed. We hope that you too have enjoyed reading this test of the Dedalus power cables.

Magnus Turntable Try a Ricable

Review #10 - Magnus Turntable Cable - Try an Ricable

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From the Facebook group Be Connected

Fabio E.

Source: Pro-Ject RPM 9.1 Acryl, Thorens TD 124, Gold Note PH-10, EMM Labs CDSA SE

DAC: Dedicated

DAC Brand and Model: Audio Analogue Vivace

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Krell Vanguard

Acoustic Speakers: Monitor Audio Platinum PL300

The following review of the Magnus Turntable cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials resulting from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Fabio for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Certainly the appearance is very nice and gives the idea of a professional cable.

Fabio Plant 2
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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

Although I know that the correct way to compare condition A with condition B is by ABX comparison, I had no time to do so, so I limited myself to listening with the cables reversed. I listened to the same records for a while, occasionally swapping the original cables on my Thorens TD 126 Centennial for Ricable Magnus Turntable MT1 cables.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I rehearsed using a Norah Jones LP, Not too late, and a Reference Recordings LP, Mephisto & Co. 45 RPM.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The cables Ricable were very noticeably more complete in the lower and higher frequencies, improved the dynamics of the sound in almost all frequencies and the sound was cleaner, clearer and more neutral, less muffled.

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What did you like?

- Aesthetic and constructive quality
- More accurate and neutral sound
- Sound frequencies better represented especially in the very low and very high range

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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electron test Mr. Zanetti

The return of Mr. Zanetti: a technical-scientific proof of the cables Ricable

There is not two without three, or maybe there is not three without four. Our affectionate customer Zanetti is back in the limelight with a new article in which he tells us about a series of tests and a test of the cables Ricable of a technical and scientific nature, with which he has assayed our Dedalus and Invictus series. For those who missed them, here are the links before e to the second episodefollowed by what was supposed to be his latest articlefrom the Christmas spirit. Fortunately, this was not the case. Enjoy reading Mr. Zanetti's story and his test of the cables Ricable!

The dance of electrons

So, in conclusion, I brought home from Mr Sergio: four Dedalus power cables, two balanced interconnects (one Invictus and one Dedalus), three HDMI cables and, last but not least, a pair of Invictus speaker cables.

Good for my ears, not so good for my wallet. But then, hobbies are hobbies. So my ears are satisfied, but will they really be? I mean, from a technical and scientific point of view, will it be possible to objectively determine the quality of these cables?

"But what do you care," my colleague and friend Alessandro tells me. "Why do you want to hammer your so-called if you are satisfied?". I think he's right! But... you know... appetite comes with eating! So I begin to examine what I have. First of all I check if the plugs of the Dedalus cables are properly screwed in; almost always yes. Sometimes I try to tighten them a bit more.

These are the personal tastes of audiophiles who like to tinker.

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Then, considering that the weight of the cable is considerable, I think to support it in the connections. But thinking and increasing the so-called "hammering", I say to myself: "But will the phase be correct?". I can easily determine the phase of the power socket with a phase finder; but will the phase of the equipment connected with the cable be correct too or not? Always Alessandro: "What are you looking for? You look crazy... exactly".

But by now the audiophile fever has taken over and I don't want to hear any reason. I search on the internet and after several attempts I discover an Oehlbach power strip that has the possibility to connect in phase the devices. Well, I buy it. Now I could be satisfied, but the "fever" doesn't subside.

I discover that there is also an accessory that facilitates the operation. I buy that too. Well for a few days I was satisfied. To sum up: I checked the tightening screws of plugs and sockets, I supported the connections because of the considerable weight of the cable, I put the equipment in phase with the special toy; everything is ok.

A week goes by and the audiophile bug starts working again! "But" I say to myself "from a strictly chemical-physical point of view is it worth the expense? I mean, is it a well-made cable?". Now my friend Alessandro gets really pissed off (and three)! I'll leave out the abuse he says. He will calm down later at home, listening to McIntosh and Sonus Faber. Some days pass by and this time it is him who calls.

He tells me: "I have bought an accessory, a sort of pen, I strongly suggest you to buy it, trust me". Damn it, he has cheated me, now he is feeding my audiophile bug! First of all I enjoy the audio and video quality that comes out from the power strip. The power strip is sold without a cable and I plugged a normal one into it. Everything was ok. After a couple of days of fiddling with the cables, I put a Dedalus Ricable in the power socket of the power strip and left.

In the evening I turn on the TV (also connected to the power strip) and I am amazed. I think: "They have increased the intensity of the video signal, how strange, I've never seen the TV so well". An hour or so goes by, but I'm not convinced. I look at the power strip and think: "Did something change in the power supply? Of course, I changed the cable!". I don't believe it, I put back the normal electric cable and turn on the TV. The quality has deteriorated.

But how is this possible! The cable is before the filtering power strip, how can this be? I change the cable again and the video quality increases! Try it to believe! The cable Ricable that feeds the power strip has considerably increased theto video and audio quality (photo 3). Now I have to deal with this strange contraption that Alessandro advised me to buy sight unseen.

I go to Audioteka's website and read that the Swedish company SUPRA produces a small instrument to control the electric fields that can be radiated by power cables, power strips, fuses, electric distribution blocks and so on. "Shit Mr. Lieutenant, I found what I was looking for! Now I'm going to fix Ricable ! I pick up the "pen", lay it on the Daedalus. NOTHING!

It won't turn on and the buzzer doesn't sound. I try my black PCOCC cable: a disaster! The "pen" lights up and beeps. I try all the cables I have other than Ricable: they all play and the "pen" always lights up! Now I'm satisfied. These damn cables are a work of art. Whoever designed them should be awarded the Legion of Honor!!!

L.R. Zanetti

The "pen" used is an electromagnetic field detector. Basically, if placed near a source of electromagnetic fields (such as electricity), the tip lights up. It is equipped with various sensitivities to intercept even the least strong electromagnetic fields. It's also a great tool for finding the phase of appliances, because where there is phase it lights up, where there is neutral it doesn't.

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In the test it is evident that our cables, at maximum sensitivity, do not give off any electromagnetic fields. This means that they are better shielded and isolated than others. These fields that come out from the cable interfere with electronics and other signals in the chain and this is also why a good power cable makes the difference. Finally, we thank Mr. Zanetti for the fourth time for this test of the cables Ricable, thanks to which the Dedalus and Invictus series have been put under stress, but coming out victorious.

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Review #9 - Invictus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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Rocco L.

Source: Mark Levinson 390s

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Copland CTA 408

Speakers: B&W 804 D3

The following review of the Invictus Signal interconnect is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, set up, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Rocco for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Accurate construction and impeccable aesthetics, certainly solid and attractive from the first sight.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

Initially I connected and disconnected the cable under test alternating it with the previous VDH. Then, not finding any particular difference, I connected it to the CD output, using a double RCA connector, with both cables compared, and in turn these were connected to two different amplifier inputs A1-A2 (as in the picture).
So, while listening to the tracks with the help of the amp's remote control, I tried to change input 1 to input 2, thus having an immediate perception of the two compared sounds (refer to the video of one of the tracks from Pink Floyd's The Wall ).

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The listening appears immediately relative to a cable of remarkable quality both in terms of detail, transparency, warmth especially with female voices that give a certain feeling of "presence" from magical atmosphere.
Also the various instruments appear well separated from each other creating a good three-dimensional scene, CD burning permitting!
The tracks used for the test are from Best Audiophile Voices VI, Jack Johnson: Sleep Through the Static, rock music such as Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, and MPB music featuring Ana Carolina, star of contemporary Brazilian music.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

To my amazement the two cables in comparison appeared absolutely identical under the various qualitative aspects of transparency, soundstage separation and whatever else you can ask from a cable that in the system has the ungrateful task of removing as little as possible to the original signal.
The Invictus held its own against a VDH cable of undoubted value without any problems, which honours the team at Ricable for their outstanding achievement.
In conclusion, this is a very good value for money cable that can make many audiophiles happy without spending a fortune.
Thanks again to Ricable for the testing opportunity offered to us audiophiles, offering my sincerest WISHES for a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2020.

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What did you like?

- See what has already been stated, nothing to report
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #8 - Invictus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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Roberto C.

Source: Technics SP-15 Benz Micro Glider SL

DAC: Dedicated: Chord Hugo 2

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Luxman UX 509 - Feliks Audio Elise + HiFiMAN HE1000se

Acoustic Speakers: ProAc Response D30

The following review of the Invictus Signal interconnect is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, set up, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Roberto for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The cable has an excellent appearance, well-made connectors, high quality outer jacket.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I let the cable run in for about forty hours. Test performed from AURALiC streamer to headphone amplifier, with a cable change on the RCA input.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

Tested by listening in parallel and in rapid succession to:

  • Classical: Overtures And Preludes, Richard Wagner; Symphony No. 1, Gustav Mahler
  • Jazz: Kind of Blue, Miles Davis; Soulville, Ben Webster
  • Rock: Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Deep Purple
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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The cable is remarkably balanced, with mid frequencies in evidence and a slight attenuation at the extremes. In my opinion it is very suitable for classical music and small jazz ensembles, less at ease on rock.

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What did you like?

- Very balanced, full and fluid mids
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Low end response, high end detail
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Review #7 - Primus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

From the Gazebo Audiofilo forum

Dario C.

Source: Cambridge Audio CXUHD, Rega Planar 3

DAC: Dedicated: Pro-Ject DAC Box DS2 ultra

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Marantz PM8006, for Lake People G109-S headphones

Speakers: Indiana Line Diva 552, Sennheiser HD 660 (headphones), Denon AH-D7200 (headphones)

The following review of the Primus Signal interconnect cable is the result of the initiative "Try a Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Dario for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Definitely yes! The cable is aesthetically attractive and pleasant, giving a pleasant feeling of robustness and solidity.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

Yes, I ran the tests by connecting and disconnecting this cable and the other one I was using, which is an AudioQuest Golden Gate.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I first used the cable to connect the Rega Planar 3 prephono to the Marantz PM8006, then to connect the REC output of the latter to the Schiit Valhalla 2 amp. The sound is extremely linear, I had a pleasant sensation of transparency, and also ambience and three-dimensionality are very good.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

I think the Primus series are perfectly comparable, as far as sound performance is concerned, probably because they are cables belonging to the same entry level segment; however, as far as build quality is concerned, I have to say that the Primus seems much better built, and appears much more solid and sturdy than the AudioQuest Golden Gate. Also the contacts are much firmer and there is more grip, more contact, so from my point of view, in the same segment, the Ricable is definitely preferable.

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What did you like?

- Very attractive exterior appearance
- Sensation of solidity
- Perfectly stable connections
- The cable does not colour the sound, but is transparent

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What would you improve?

- Nothing.
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Review #6 - Dedalus Power Cable - Try an Ricable

Marco T.
From the Be Connected group

Marco T.

Source: McIntosh MCD600 SACD/CD Player

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Violectric HPA V281

Speakers: Sennheiser HD800S (headphones)

The following review of the Dedalus Power cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Marco for his time.

When I received the box...

Sturdy, beautiful, and heavy cable. When I received the box I thought I had been sent an amplifier! First of all, a necessary premise: the cable has been inserted in a chain composed as follows: SACD/CD player - Headphone amplifier - Headphone. The cable replaces the standard one and has been tested in turn on:

  1. SACD/CD player with listen through all the chain
  2. Headphone amplifier with listen through the whole chain
  3. SACD/CD player with headphone output (without amplifier)

Initially I was impressed by the bass range that came to life. The aspects that have highlighted changes to my ear, after repeated listening, are: the greater detail, the increase of the dynamics, the greater velocity, the articulation. In particular I was struck by the "pianissimo" which maintained articulation and musicality. All this gives me the impression of having turned up the volume slightly, everything flows easy, fast. The original cable seems darker, monotonous and certainly lacking in detail. These impressions are repeated as the three conditions above change, the feeling, but it's only a feeling, is that the greatest effect is with the amplifier. I've listened to symphonies by Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, piano concertos by Beethoven, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Ana Popović, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa... Now I'm curious to hear the set-up with both Dedalus cables; not only that, I'm curious about the Invictus XLR! And... well, that's it.

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What did you like?

- Ease of execution
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #5 - Invictus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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Massimo R.

Source: CocktailAudio X50

DAC: Dedicated: Lector Digicode 2.24 Hz

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Estro Armonico Nordlys

Power Amplifier: Audio Innovations The First

Acoustic Speakers: Quad ESL63, Acoustic Research AR-3A, Altec A7

The following review of the Invictus Signal interconnect is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, set up, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Massimo for his time.

Here we are at final analysis

Here we are at the final review of this top cable; the test has been carried out on my main system composed by preamp L2 and power amp The First Audio Innovations, CocktailAudio X50 source with Lector Digicode DAC and Quad ESL63 loudspeakers; the Invictus connected the DAC to the preamp. At the first listening, what has struck me the most is the full but fast and controlled bass, and the dislocation of the instruments really good, the timbric healthy and very pleasant, good transparency and neutrality.

The cable I compared it with, not in a "plug and play" fashion but by holding one cable for several days and then switching to the other, was the White Gold Infinito I°. To say that one is better than the other is beyond me, they are different, each with their own peculiarities that more or less enhance certain parameters, for example the Invictus moves the soundstage a bit further forward and has a little less detail and depth, on the other hand its bass and body to the instruments are first rate as is its musicality (which makes for really enjoyable listening). In conclusion the Invictus is a cable that I recommend to try and that I consider exceptional, especially for the really high cost/performance ratio.

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What did you like?

- Appearance and construction
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #4 - Dedalus Signal Cable - Try an Ricable

Luigi
From the Be Connected group

Luigi M.

Source: Sony XA5400ES CD/SACD Player

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Threshold FET Ten/hl

Final Amplifier: Nad C272

Acoustic speakers: Mirage m3si

The following review of the Dedalus Signal interconnect cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Luigi for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The construction and aesthetics of the cable are really good, connectors and protective sleeve of excellent workmanship.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

The test has been carried out in five days listening for about ten hours to various kinds of music with vinyl, CD/SACD and liquid music through the USB port. Specifically, the cable was connected between:

  • Sony XA5400ES SACD/CD source vs. Threshold FET Ten/hl preamp.
  • Threshold FET Ten/hl preamp vs. Rotel RQ-970BX prephono.
  • Threshold FET Ten/hl preamp vs NAD C272 amplifier.

The rest of the system consists of:

  • Rega RP1 turntable with Elys2 cartridge.
  • Pioneer N-50 Media Player.
  • Diffuser Mirage m3si.

All cables are Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista for both signal and power. Cablerie d'Eupen cable for the components power supplies and between the counter and the system socket. The listening room is a 10 m long by 4,5 m wide parallelepiped with a very good acoustic absorption, mainly due to curtains and furniture. Internal walls in plasterboard. Speakers spaced from the back wall of about 1,5 m and from each other for exactly 2 m.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The listening has been immediately very pleasant in every combination and in every musical genre with a very good three-dimensionality of the sound and excellent precision of the sound figures placed inside the musical event recorded. Even with the most "difficult" CDs the cable has not made me regret my Nu-Vista hiding the possible defects of some recordings. In the end I'd say a precise and captivating sound. I have used many tracks from various albums, choosing the shortest ones when possible. Listened to them alternating for each track first with the Nu-Vista and then with the Dedalus between Pre vs SACD. The rehearsals between the other components have been performed only with a classical track, a rock one and a jazz one.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The only difference with respect to the reference I use is the frequency extension both on the very low and very high frequencies; in fact, with the CDs of my reference there was an evident lack in particular the SACD dedicated to Jerry Goldsmith's music. In my humble opinion, this is one of the CDs you absolutely have to have, recorded by Pentatone technicians on Telarc's order.

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What did you like?

- Construction
- Aesthetics
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #3 - Magnus Power Cable - Try One Ricable

Michele
From the Gazebo Audiofilo forum

Michael A.

Source: Musical Fidelity m2scd

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + PowerAmplifier

Preamplifier: Audio Innovation L1

Final Amplifier: N. 2 Musical Fidelity M50

Acoustic speakers: Rega Jura

The following review of the Magnus Power cord is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Michele for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

Aesthetically pleasing and constructively well made.

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How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I looked for any differences by connecting and disconnecting other cables.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I've listened to several Yes tracks, like Yours is no Disgrace, some Gary Boyle tracks for Naim, several Style Council tracks.

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Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

It seemed to me that the cable enhanced the treble and a bit the midrange, though on the treble it sounded more tinny.

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What did you like?

- The invoice
- Handling
- Construction and packaging care

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What would you improve?

- The diameter in my opinion disproportionate
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Mr Zanetti's review of Ricable Dedalus cables (Christmas special)

At least in theory, the odyssey of our client, Mr. Zanetti, was supposed to consist of two episodes (for those who missed them: here are the links before e latter). In practice, instead, his vicissitudes involving also Ricable extended until almost Christmas, so much so that today we publish the story written by Zanetti himself regarding the experience with the Dedalus series cables, for what should really be the third and last episode of the story. Maybe. We wish you a good reading with what is a review of the Dedalus cables Ricable.

Yellow effect

After trying the blue cables (Invictus) I was deeply puzzled. How could I explain such a pronounced difference between my blue even good cables and these? I needed to consult a good textbook of classical physics to clear up the mystery. My cables are self-made. I kept in mind the purity of the copper, the isolation against radio frequencies and the quality of the connectors. Nowadays all this is not enough for a shrewd and informed audiophile.

You have to at least add an "active" noise reduction system. Some will say: "But what noise?". From physics we know that the movement of electrons in a cable generates noise (noise)! Generally for common uses (lighting, household appliances, heating) this "noise" is ignored, but for more specialized uses (in measuring equipment, in advanced analytical techniques, in astronomy and so on) it must be taken into account and tried to reduce it with more or less complex "filters".

If you look closely at the descriptions of the various types of cables Ricable you will find that they use a technique called: Ricable Noise Reduction, which translated means: noise reduction system Ricable. And what is used to do this? A germanium semiconductor (i.e. a transistor). This state of the art technical device makes all the difference with a "classic" cable. In systems of a certain quality the difference is striking! After having clarified my ideas about the reason of such a relevant difference, I went back to Mr Sergio and bought, without trying them, three power cables, two signal cables and one Speaker cable (speakers). Having a limited budget I didn't buy the blue ones, but the yellow-orange ones.

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I was theoretically sure they would be just fine (maybe!). With trepidation I swapped them for mine and started listening with my reference files. I have to say that it went very well! The differences with the blues are there and could not be otherwise; but they are "noble" level differences. For example definition and accuracy of the mid-high frequencies is unattainable. The delicate golden hue of the tapping of the brushes on the drum cymbals diminishes a little with Dedalus. These are acceptable differences considering the price. Lifting the mains cable you can immediately perceive the quality of the material: the cable weighs! And not a little.

The Schuko plug and the IEC socket are of excellent quality and solidity. The speaker connections are secure and you have to apply a little effort to insert them in the appropriate holes. And so I changed the cables again! Let's hope that the technology of these "things" doesn't change too quickly!

L.R. Zanetti

We thank Mr. Zanetti for the umpteenth time for this pre-Christmas testimony which is a full-fledged review of the Dedalus cables Ricable.

Review #2 - Dedalus Power Cable - Try a Ricable

Davide
From the Facebook group Be Connected

David G.

Source: Yamaha CD-S2000

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary

Acoustic speakers: Aliante Linea PF

The following review of the Dedalus Power cable is the result of the "Try a Ricable" initiative, created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to gather testimonials from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Davide for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The audiophilia has known for some time now a topic of debate more and more sustained, about the importance of the cables in the complex system of the Hi-Fi chain that every enthusiast tries to realize at the best of his possibilities.
I must admit that the topic has caught my interest since not long ago, that is when among friends the habit of exchanging their cables has become widespread, thus giving the possibility to test with different cables the reference system.
I follow Ricable just after a temporary exchange that made me come into possession of a balanced signal cable, that in substitution of my usual RCA, from cd player to amplifier, had given very good results.
The mains cables, on the other hand, I notice that they are perhaps less fascinating than the other categories, because their contribution to the best performance of the system inevitably clashes with the problems deriving from the home network, often disturbed and subject to unpleasant intensity changes. Hence the race to the quality cabling, to the filters, to the spatial power strips, that end up losing, besides a lot of money, also the sense of the contribution that a mains cable can really bring to the good sound.
But, to tell you the truth, Dedalus Power DP15 amazed me by immediately solving, as soon as it was installed, a problem that had been haunting me for some time.
But let's go in order.
The cable arrived from Ricable extremely quickly compared to my decision to join the trial campaign. And it arrived in extremely high quality packaging. In spite of its relevant weight, I was surprised by its handiness, which allowed me to connect it with ease, even if I had a not easy space between the electronics and the socket. Compared to the cable I usually use, of a well known Dutch brand, Dedalus DP15 is softer even if it weighs almost twice as much.
The connectors have a solidity that I have not found in other cables and in the above comparison Dedalus wins really easy.

How you ran the tests to see any difference?

I wanted to try the cable first in connection with the CD player (Yamaha brand CD-S2000 model, SACD player). I had no evident impressions of difference compared to the cable I usually use, except for a sense of greater width of the soundstage, especially with classical performances.
But the real difference was in the connection of the amplifier.
For some time now I've been suffering from an annoying hum on my amplifier (brand Audio Analogue, model Puccini Anniversary), imperceptible most of the time, but quite evident in some hours of the day, coinciding with mains overload, but also at night, maybe due to programmed drops in the supply.
Well, as soon as I connected the amplifier to the mains via the Dedalus, there was no more disturbance. This was a great relief for me.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

I was talking about a wider sound, especially in classical pieces: Sakamoto's piano in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Debussy's in Clair de lune filled the room, according to a three-dimensionality that, paradoxically, seemed more evident at medium-low volume than at higher volume.
Here is a sensation that has become tangible, physical, since the finger has not looked for the volume knob anymore. Dedalus has allowed me excellent listening at low volumes, especially in the pop rock tracks: Magic by Coldplay, as well as Wonderwall by Oasis have not required the usual volumes I was used to, but they have been able to spread all their energy even at a limited volume.

Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

Well, I think that Dedalus guarantees what you can ask from a power cable, in terms of handling, construction care, physical importance of the connectors and their sure effect on the cleanliness of the current delivered to the electronics. The effects on the sound, although subjective, can only be the logical consequence of the above.
The silence of the stand-by, no longer corrupted by the annoying buzzing that haunted me, is the evidence that, more than any other, I would have wanted. And Dedalus DP15 gave it to me.

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What did you like?

- Cleaning effect in current delivery
- Handling
- Construction and packaging care
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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report
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Review #1 - Cable Speaker Primus Speaker - Try a Ricable

Laura
From the Facebook group Audiofili d'Italia

Laura C.

Source: Cyrus One Rega P3 Onkio 7030 Chario Sonnet

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Cyrus One

Acoustic speakers: Chario Sonnet

The following review of the cable Speaker Primus Speaker is the result of the initiative "Prova un Ricable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials resulting from from actual listening experience of the users, in their reference Hi-Fi system.
The following Feedback has been created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned his impressions, in a manner completely free.
We thank Laura for her time.

Construction and aesthetics. Did the cable feel solid and attractive?

The construction of the cable is made with extreme care, it really gives you the perception of a well made product, with care, and with an eye also to aesthetics, which is not bad considering the living room location of the system.

How you ran the tests to see any difference?

Before, I used a DIY cable made by my husband, an electronic technician with a tube amplifier sales and service centre.
I used discs that I know very well and love, on SACD format, and started with the interconnect first.
The difference was immediately very noticeable, with a more transparent and crystal clear sound.
A difference that, for the record, I have not felt with the cables Speaker . We're talking about a quality system, but certainly not Hi-End... And we're talking about an entry level cable line.

How did you rehearse? What tracks did you use to test the cable?

The pieces used were, Pink Floyd The Wall, Pollini concerto in C for piano and orchestra, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Chopin Sonates, Kenny G.

Possible differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

As already stated, in the signal cable, a lot. To make an optical comparison, it's like correcting slight myopia.
Don't get me wrong, in the cable Speaker , I didn't perceive significant differences of note, but being so well built, with a strong aesthetic impact but discreet in placement in the home environment, I gladly keep it.

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What did you like?

- Construction quality
- Aesthetics
- Lifetime Warranty
- Made in Italy

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What would you improve?

- I see nothing wrong with the test specimens in my possession.
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Mr Zanetti's review of the Ricable Invictus cables (part two)

Sometimes they come back. Whether you always follow us and therefore have already read it, or whether you have just met us and want to catch up... the first part of Mr. Zanetti's testimonyToday we are publishing the final act. The rules of the previous chapter apply: for the sake of transparency, we are reporting the customer feedback just as we received it. We had arrived at the moment when Mr Zanetti had just left our office, while now he is going to provide a review of the Invictus Ricable cables all his own...

The duel

After seeing all those cables at Mr Sergio's, I couldn't resist asking him to try some of them. So I came home with a 2.5m power cable, a 2m Speaker cable and a 1m balanced interconnect. All strictly blue (Invictus series).

Currently, my sound system is as follows:

  • Accuphase 2410 preamplifier
  • Pass XA 30.5 power amp (pure class A)
  • speaker systems Sonus Faber Amati Anniversary

The power, signal and speaker cables were purchased in the USA by the meter and then completed by me. The power and speaker cables are 99.9999% PCOCC (Pure Copper Ohno Continuing Casting) copper, while the interconnects are 7N silver (99.99999%). Practically I start to verify some differences: the single copper wire in my power cables has a diameter of 0.5 mm, while in the Ricable it is 0.1 mm. Same diameter also in the cables Speaker . But the Ricable, in the cables Speaker , have a diameter of 80 microns and are 90 wires (threads?!)!

I'm starting to get a strange feeling. I want to see and test if they are better or worse than mine. So I'm not going to use my Accuphase PS 1210 mains conditioner, but the Monster Cable 1000 power strip (with modified cable) and again the Wireworld neutral power strip. So, I plug the MC 1000 power strip into the wall socket, then plug the Ricable cable into one socket. Into the MC 1000 and at the other end I plug Ricable into the Wireworld socket (via IEC). Finally I connect the preamp and power amp to Wireworld. I add the OPPO UDP 205 universal player that will be used for Hi-Res files of liquid music (DSD 128 resolution).

Istart my listening with the track Gostas Waltz, by the trio Treecircle label Opus 3. I concentrate on the details. The beating of the sticks and brushes on the cymbals of the drums is exceptionally warm, very precise, the drums are pushed forward in the imaginary scenario; you are immersed in the sound. I continue with classical music: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 45 by Edvard Grieglabel 2L. The Swedish violinist Hemsing interprets the sonata magnificently; the period violin has a strong, marked sound and is reproduced in all its magnificence. The piano is no less impressive. The recording is excellent and you can hear the hammers hitting the taut strings. I go on with the Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven conducted by Manfred Honeck with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Tremendous impression, the orchestra is projected against me: total immersion.

I discover that a French sound engineer, Renè Laflamme, retrieves old jazz tapes and digitizes them in DSD for the 2XHD label. It's a wonderful discovery, the cleaned and digitalized tapes bring back to life the great classics of the jazz.Istart with Teddy Wilson (St. Louis Blues), continue with Ben Webster (Gentle Ben) and again with Benny Carter (Summer Serenade). The old time sound comes out in all its beauty. I look at these big blue cables: they are a phenomenon! I put back my PCOCCs. Uhm, uhm. Damn, they are less precise, less, less musical, that's it.Do you want to see that I still have to change the cables?

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These Ricable are starting to worry me. It seems like the power goes through more easily! In fact replacing them with mine and keeping the volume knob fixed seems to increase the sound pressure. Psychoacoustics? Maybe, but that's the impression. Well, now that I think about it, the bass has increased too; in fact, I no longer use the Accuphase's loudness for low volume listening. I think I understand. Mr Sergio and his gang have found a way to poke the electrons and make them go faster!

L.R. Zanetti

We necessarilythank, and once again, Mr. Zanetti for the sympathy, time and care with which he has given us this story-review of the Invictus cables Ricable, divided into two parts.

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The review-testimony of Mr. Zanetti at the discovery of the cables Ricable Invictus

Today we would like to present you a rather particular review of the Invictus Power and Speaker, faithfully reported as we received it for a matter of transparency. It is the one of our new customer, Mr. Zanetti, who has discovered the brand Ricable through a visit by a dear friend, Alessandro, an audiophile like him. Everything starts with the usual moment of listening with the usual system of fine workmanship, but in a short time things take an unexpected turn, that will bring the two of them directly to the headquarters of Ricable...

After reading the first part, you can find the second, published later, at this link.

An August visit

One day last August I went to visit my friend Alessandro in his "domotic" apartment and we got ready, as usual, to listen to the music from his Hi-End system. The system is particularly refined. The electronics consists of a McIntosh MCT 450 transport and a McIntosh Ma 8900 integrated amplifier with converter (DAC). The speaker system is Sonus Faber "Serafino". I was used to the high quality sound that this system can deliver, but this time I heard something different after about thirty seconds. It sounded Lars Erstrand (Opus 3 label). The recording was originally analogue of the highest quality (probably with Nagra equipment). But even better was the digitization process done in DSD 128.

"What have you done?" I said. The answer made me wince. "I changed the wires," he replied candidly.

You have to remember that in the last twenty-five years, I think we would have changed about thirty cables of all types and done the weirdest experiments. So I concentrated on the sound. Erstrand's vibraphone sounded perfectly polished, no smears, perfectly highlighted in space, no roughness or annoyance whatsoever. The reproduction was perfectly transparent with a sort of "gilding" of the instrument (I don't know what exactly it means, but viscerally I feel like defining it like that). The piano, then, was a show: transparent and material, perfectly defined in the space. Another amazing result was the percussion of the brushes on the cymbals of the drums. The usual other parameters took second place to the transparency and the "gilding". My attention was captured by Erstrand's interpretation in an almost childish way, even if I was a long-time audiophile.

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We listen to other recordings but the impression is always the same: unusual transparency, gilding of the instruments, localization and refinement of the same. The space of the placement of the instruments is granitic. At this point I ask Alessandro what he has done.

He, almost with circumspection, shows me two blue cables: a power supply cable and a couple of cables Speaker . I am stunned. The power cable is plugged into the wall outlet and feeds a PS Audio power conditioner. All of the equipment's power cords are fed by the PS Audio with its usual cables. I focus on the cables. They are big! I take the gauge and measure the diameter: power cable 20 mm; the Speaker (speakers) cable is the same. Name: RICABLE.

At this point I want to meet, if possible, the seller-producer. To my surprise Alessandro tells me that he is Italian and that he is located about 25 km from Novara, in Oleggio. I make a quick phone call. We set the appointment for Tuesday, September 2 at 11:00 am (in the morning, of course!). We arrive about fifteen minutes early at Ricable and at the gate we are greeted by the owner: Mr. Sergio Modenesi.

After the usual pleasantries, I start my hammering with specific questions about the electrical and mechanical parameters of the cables he produces. I ask to visit the warehouse, I look with interest at the coils with cables and insulators of all kinds, I continuously question Sergio about everything. Until 12:15 p.m. and my friend Alessandro politely points out that they are all very hungry and that it is time to end the visit.

I was very positively impressed by Sergio Modenesi's expertise combined with the enthusiasm and energy of the entrepreneur. I discovered that he is a chemist like me and that he has worked in urethane polymerization. For none of his cables does he use PVC, a polymer that can ruin copper and could release the very toxic vinyl chloride monomer. I appreciated the painstaking work of annealing the copper wire after each stage of processing and the careful choice of insulating technopolymers. He also told me that some Italian companies are at the forefront in the extrusion of copper wires and in the production of specific technopolymers.

In conclusion, a positive and enlightening visit. Sergio Modenesi represents the best of our small entrepreneurs, combining in his person expertise, passion and a lot of work.

L.R. Zanetti

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