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Review #23 - Dedalus Signal Cable - Test a Ricable

Giorgio Try a Ricable
From the Audiophile Gazebo 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

Brand and model DAC: Denafrips Terminator

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Stax SRM-006tII

Acoustic Diffusers: STAX SR-009

The following review of the Dedalus Signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Giorgio for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

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

Stax SRM-006tII
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In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

The cable provided by Ricable is a new, unbroken cable, which is why it was played about forty hours before listening. The first sessions showed a warm, round sound, not too extended to the extremes but with an excellent mid range, natural and round, very pleasant both with male and female voices. No harshness, given the high range not in evidence, and no dirtiness, given the tendency to offer a non-invasive bass. The scene appears wide, both frontally and sideways, giving an excellent involvement.

The sound of the cable remained basically the same until about one hundred hours of use. After a hundred hours, the sound improved perceptibly, particularly in the low range, where the body of the sound finally appeared aligned with the reference cables. However, the sound remained quite closed, limited in extension, making the finer details and what I like to call the "breath of music" lose. 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 check the repetitiveness of the sensations.

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

Compared to the reference cables there appears a certain lack of resolution in the finest details in the high range, a sort of opacity that does not allow to distinguish certain textures of the drum 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 a hundred hours of listening the treble range did not open as I would have liked, keeping a sound distant from the detail proposed by the reference cables. The result, therefore, is an incomplete sound, without the refinement in the treble 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?

- The construction
- Mid-range musicality
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- High range transparency


Review #22 - Magnus Power Power Cable - Try a Ricable

Maurizio Try a Ricable
From the Facebook group Amici Audiofiliani Italiani

Maurizio P.

Source: Integrated with 300B valves (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 Magnus Power power cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Maurizio for the time he has dedicated to us.

I requested on a trial basis the Magnus cable
of power...

...for my final assembly with the 300Bs. Arrived quickly. Perfect packaging, at first glance solid construction and really well made. At touch and handling the previous feedback has been confirmed. High quality material. Connected instead of a self-assembled Thender cable.

Clearly audible differences from the first listening. Wider scene, more detail, less listening fatigue. The most important point: the lower part, which remained present but with greater modulation. The Thender seems closed in comparison. I also tried other famous and expensive brand cables (I prefer not to write the brands correctly) and the Magnus, even if much lower cost, if you play it quietly. I can imagine how the higher models are doing.

I liked it and I decided to keep it. In the future I will take two more cables to connect the power supply to the DAC and the power strip. My system consists of: integrated with 300B tubes on my design and 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, Phono M2Tech Nash, Klimo and VDH connecting cables in silver and Duelund Speaker , speakers with BS-10 cabinet with Fostex FE103 Sol. Nice initiative of Ricable with excellent products competing with the big foreign names.

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What did you like?

- Materials
- Sound improvement across the entire range
- Competitive price

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report


Invictus Speaker Try an Ricable Nicola

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

nicola tries a ricable
From the Audiophile Gazebo Forum

Nicola D.

Source: AMR CD77

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + Finale

Preamplifier: Einstein The Tube

Final Amplifier: GamuT M200 Mk III

Acousticdiffusers: Avalon Opus Ceramique

The following review of the Invictus Speaker signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Nicola for his time.

I'll start this review

...before we've even unplugged the wires. Already the only box (cardboard box - equipped with overcover - containing the real box - also equipped with overcover made of hard paper) tells us about the will to keep with care a piece that for Ricable is apparently an object of value. The Invictus, when the box is opened, look like two impressive bluish-grey snakes of a certain weight (but also of considerable flexibility), equipped with expanding banana ends. Unfortunately the Opus Ceramique, speakers that have recently returned stable in my system, do not accept bananas; I am therefore forced to unscrew the connectors to use the simple stripped wires, wires that in any case are quite impressive with their 7 mm diameter.

At this point, since I am a musician (not that my opinion counts more than another, it simply implies that I am perhaps more used to listening), I am curious to test if the cables are up to their packaging. To help the burn-in, since Invictus are in tune, I'm running Irrational, But Efficacious! produced by Ayre, about twenty minutes of annoying noises - glide tone, white noise, pink noise and more - that don't help the good neighbours. Then I get ready to listen by putting in the player's slot (AMR CD77) La Boutique fantasque (BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Chandos) by Ottorino Respighi, an Italian composer best known for his Fountains of Rome. The cables used before were Siltech LS180 G5 cables, certainly not mediocre, very detailed, with a very present bass.

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Invictus Speaker Try an Ricable Nicola

Well.

The scene is extensive, but it was already extensive before (the GamuT M200s can do their job), both laterally and in depth. What changes immediately is the air, the sound is much more aired. That's not all. The "tarantella" is much brighter than I remembered: the piccolo, the trumpets, the indeterminate percussions (the triangle, the tambourine and even the maracas), all are much more present and sharp. Not brighter, brighter. As if they had opened a window and a very pleasant breeze had come in. That doesn't mean the music is softer, let's be clear. Live music (especially if listened to by the director's very lucky "armchair") is never soft, it's rather raw, material, sometimes even tiring. A clarinet played softly in its middle register is certainly cozy, as the English say, but not a trumpet with mute. Just like the brass and percussion that scream in your face with the frenzy of the can-can. A strong emotion mixes with a slight annoyance; this is the trait of live music that sometimes pushes audiophiles to huddle in their very personal lair, slowly imagining that the sound coming out of their system is worthy of excellence - even if in no way responds to truth.

The sound of the bow scratching the strings, the sound of the bassoon keys, the crackling of the brass in the sforzato, the wand hitting the wooden lamella of the marimba, the light coming out of a triangle shot. 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 recreated. Forgive the outburst. Disc change: Between the Sheets by Fourplay. Track number two, Monterey.

Let's start with a premise

The sticks on the cymbals are definitely material, as well as the sound of the Yamaha C7 piano is far from inconsistent, very full bass (the Fourplay have a tendency to load it slightly) but controlled, guitar sound definitely spherical even when voluntarily incredited by 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 detail, I'd say that they are slightly unbalanced towards the high region, maybe slightly unripe, but I think we can talk about that after a few weeks of break-in.

While it is true that cables cannot add, if anything, they must not remove, these Invictus are really remarkable. Although they have just been unpacked. I promise to go back to writing a few lines as soon as a few days have passed, so that I have left time for them to "burn" properly and model themselves on 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 result. The airiness hasn't disappeared at all, but 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 size, the bass has become more present, without losing compactness or balance. The Invictus are the top of the range cables of Ricable, the build quality is clearly at the top level; it would be quite difficult to imagine negative reviews about them.

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

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What did you like?

- Cable ductility
- Sound naturalness

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report, fully satisfied


Magnus Power

Review #20 - Magnus Power Power Cable - Try a Ricable

gianmarco f try a ricable
From Facebook group Be Connected

Gianmarco F.

Source: Krell KAV-300i

DAC: Dedicated

Brand and model DAC: Denon DCD-1520AE

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Krell KAV-300i

Acoustic speakers: Tannoy Cheviot

The following review of Magnus Power power cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Gianmarco for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

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

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In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

I performed the test simply by connecting this cable and keeping it in use for twenty days, after which I took it out and put it back into my possession.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

I rehearsed classical music with an album by Beethoven, 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
Any differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

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

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What did you like?

- Construction

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What would you improve?

- I have nothing to report

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 diffusers: One Zeta Pininfarina Glider One Zeta

The following review of the Speaker Dedalus Speaker cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Gabriel for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

The cable has arrived in a beautiful case and looks immediately well made and aesthetically attractive with the outer sheath in orange-colored cottonette. I like the connectors very much but, besides the aesthetic side, they are sturdy, very heavy and, if you insert the banana plugs of the speaker connectors, they have a firm and very stable socket, which I didn't find often when some bananas, by inserting them, were crushing, resulting slow and I was forced to widen them again. I usually tend to move the speakers before and at the end of the listening sessions and I no longer have the thought that the pin might slip off with the relative dangers to the amp.
The cable is a generously sized bipolar cable but is very flexible. It is not possible to see the cable as it is "closed" by the connectors. Since the speakers are bi-wiring I asked Ricable to receive also their jumpers, always of the Dedalus series and finished with the forks; the latter are also very good in workmanship and the forks are heavy and sturdy.

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Review Gabriele Dedalus Speaker
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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 they were valve amps. CDs and vinyl were listened to.
The system consists of Graaf GM50 valve integrated amp, Aliante One Zeta Pininfarina speakers, 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 preamp with Kimber Kable interconnects and Wireworld power cables.
A short listening was done using a Unison Research Simply Two as Amplifier, but although the latter is very badly interfaced with the speakers, even if the characteristics of the Dedalus have emerged even there and agree with the same results found with the Graaf.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

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

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

As said above, the Ricable have replaced the AudioQuest Rocket 88's almost double the cost and finished the house in bi-wiring and silver bananas; the latter very quiet, refined in the midrange, hyper controlled bass range and deep soundstage. They appeared, however, to my ear and to those present, too controlled, poor in harmonics and above all incredibly dark. Compared to Ricable, we realized to listen to "part of the sound message", that lost in musicality and, except for the voices that were very good and refined, the rest seemed lacking in everything.
The Wireworld Mini Eclipse single wires with their jumpers are also excellent cables, but unlike Ricable they did not return that controlled and extended deep bass range. They are much lighter. The high range sounded less articulated and beautiful.
The Van Den Hul CS-122 that I keep in the drawer do not allow comparisons, too closed, dark and bad focus. Rubbery low range.
The AudioQuest FLX 14/4 are simple Speaker cables that I didn't even compare to the AudioQuest at that time.
I repeat that the above is the result of several listening sessions over several days and tests carried out in the presence of other people who agreed with the above and especially at my home and on my system. Surely on other systems and other environments the judgments may not agree.

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What did you like?

- Good workmanship, good bananas and forks. Flexible and beautiful cables
- The sound message is more complete
- Low range that goes 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 available staff

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What would you improve?

- Nothing, it remains the curiosity to try their top of the range



HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

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

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

The HDMI Supreme Cable Review

Arrivée hier soir du câble HDMI Ricable, le modèle Supreme qui coiffe la gamme HDMI du constructeur italien. With this package, a guarantee "à vie" and a possibility of arthouse with free retour. In terms of specifications, the driver will be the OCC driver, with triple blindage and good connections with plaqué contact now. 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. To note that between the commande and the livery, the délai was 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 conclu 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 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

As a regular audiophile test subject, I am prepared for a series of visionnages in order to capture the nuances [...] and encouraging elements. In view of the high level of technology of certain members of the group, I would like to see a way of justifying the qualified mind and the most petite trace of subjectivity in this field of vision which is not my passionate jamais. However, for one thing, I would like to range from the following objectives: standards and standards, charactéristiques, 100% brand names or a major manufacturing breakdown. L'image, ça se voit, un point c'est tout. I would have liked to say that I have not been able to give this quiet assurance of seeing the audiophile films for the audio test.

I branch out from us without any more than a precautionary measure, when I was a child who had passed through the TV and I was in the middle of the night. The 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 splendid 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).

I have a splendid image that I have taken in photographe: a piqué joli piqué soulignant des textures réalistes, couleurs naturelles et surtout une dynamique surprenante avec des ombres débouchées et des hautes lumières parfaitement détaillées. The aim is to highlight the immensity of the Netflix, Disney and other Prime proposals, without the need for a TV channel. 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 cable Ricable HDMI, the Supreme model that represents the top of the range HDMI of the Italian manufacturer, arrived last night. With this cable, there is a lifetime warranty and the possibility of a free return test. As far as specifications are concerned, we note that the conductor is OCC copper, with triple shielding and nice connectors with gold plated contact. Certified HDMI 2.0, 3D, 4K, dynamic HDR and ARC support. See Ricable.com for detailed specifications.

The packaging is simple and clean, a sealed box containing the cable; the only criticism: the cable travels without any internal packaging material, foam or bubble wrap. Note that between ordering 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 repatriation of the American to his factories.

HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

The unpleasant feeling of having "turned off the light" with the use of the newcomer concluded the debate very quickly. The disappointment led me to try again with a "no name" cable with no more results. The Supra had then quietly resumed its place without further discussion. Then you will tell me: "And this time, how is the new candidate behaving?".

HDMI Supreme Review Jean Michel

As I am used to audiophile testing, I was getting ready for a session to trace 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 the slightest trace of subjectivity, in this video field that 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 just a matter of seeing the image, period. I admit that I didn't mind this understated self-confidence of the video field, being sometimes tired of audiophile complaints about every little audio test.

So I connected my little thing without so many precautions as any series was playing on my TV and I went back to my chair. When I settled down and... my venerable Panasonic plasma, at simple HD resolution, with a cinematic-like rendering, enhanced a bit by Oppo processing... it had turned into a beautiful 4K! I'm joking obviously, I've had much better in front of me than this hyper-realistic image that you can find in all supermarkets, FNAC and brico (you can notice my interest for the video area).

I had in front of me a wonderful image that I appreciated as a photographer: beautiful sharpness that highlights realistic textures, natural colors and above all an amazing dynamic with unblocked shadows and perfectly detailed lights. The desire to sweep away the vastness of Netflix, Disney and Prime offerings, not to mention the TV channels. I guarantee this doesn't happen often. You will have understood, as for my last attempt, there is no debate, but in the opposite direction: Ricable will remain in place. There are times when you have to face facts: it works!

We thank Jean Michel for the time he has dedicated to us and for the beautiful words he has spent on our HDMI Supreme cable. In fact the original post on the Facebook group has really attracted a lot of curiosity; we invite you to contribute to the discussion by reaching the post itself through the button below.

Review #18 - Invictus Power Cable - Try an Ricable

Daniele N Try a Ricable
From the Facebook group Audiofili d'Italia

Daniele N.

Source: Auralic Aries, Audiobyte Hydra Z with Hydra ZPM Power Supply

DAC: Dedicated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + Finale

Preamplifier: Krell HTS 7.1

Final Amplifier: Krell Evolution 402

Acoustic diffusers: B&W 802D3

The following review of the Invictus Power power cable is the result of the initiative "Test a Ricable", created, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Daniele for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

Yes, a cable of fine workmanship.

B&W 802 D3 loudspeakers
11848 Invictus Power
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

I have listened to pieces of different genres: classical chamber music, great orchestras, jazz and pop. In all cases it turned out to be a very analytical and neutral cable, with a tendency to enhance and round out the bass.

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11848 Invictus Power
Any differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The cable tested is more neutral but more off, I don't know how the cable is built but, in my opinion, it has too much screen that suffocates the signal a bit.

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What did you like?

- Neutrality
- The features
- Three-dimensionality
- Precise and captivating sound

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report


Luigi Plant Try a Ricable

Review #17 - Speaker Magnus Speaker Cable - Try a Ricable

Luigi Try a Ricable
From Facebook group Be Connected

Louis S.

Source: Marantz CC-3000, Rega Planar 1, BluNode 1, Rega Phono 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 Speaker Magnus Speaker cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Luigi for the time he has dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

The cables are very solid and beautiful to look at.

Magnus Speaker Luigi Try a Ricable
Magnus Speaker Luigi Try a Ricable
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

I've used a lot of tracks but most of all I was won over with Grant Green's Idle Moments.

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

Very good listening impressions from the first track. A cleaner and more natural but also warmer sound, if you pass me the term. The Nordost probably tend to have a less neutral sound than the RicableNordost, more emphasized in 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 found no defects in the product under test


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Review #16 - Invictus XLR Balanced Cable - Try an 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 + Finale

Preamplifier: Grandinote Genesis

Final Amplifier: Grandinote Demon

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

The following review of the balanced cable Invictus XLR is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Fulvio for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

The cable is packaged in a rigid box, where inside there is foam rubber on the bottom and on the lid; as an additional protection there is a cardboard, which has the function of closure, where the technical data of the product with its serial number are reported. The cable is packaged with stretch wrappers that keep it wrapped inside the box. Once extracted, you can immediately notice the beautiful XLR connectors that are very strong and solid with a very precise insertion in the devices. The chrome and carbon finish also gives a very attractive appearance. To diversify the right channel from the left we find coloured rings in blue (left) and red (right). The outer mesh sheath has blue and white interlacing that I liked as a choice.

I must say that the first impact even in holding it is of a solid cable with a certainly fascinating design. Bravo!

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In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

The cable tests were carried out on two types of system. The first one consisted of source, preamplifier, monophonic power amplifiers and related passive speakers. In this case the cable was tested on the pre and power amp connection. The second type involved the use of active speakers and so the cable was used on the pre and active speakers connection. The main system was composed of:

  • CD/SACD source = Esoteric K01
  • HD file source = Grandinote Volta
  • Preamplifier = Grandinote Genesis
  • Monophonic Finals = Grandinote Demon
  • Passive speakers = JBL K2 s9800 SE
  • Active diffusers = Neumann KH 420
  • Source Wiring = 1 m Acrolink Mexcel 7N-DA6300 (both CD/SACD and HD file source)
  • Passive Speaker Wiring = Silcable special version specially made for JBL to specification. All on a Finite Elemente Pagode Edition coffee table
  • Power cables = Forrest "Black" on all electronics
  • Slipper = Oyaide (with internal modification and full "Silcable" wiring) + Silcable Six

The cables used for the test were:

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

I must say from the start that the same result was found in both types, this means that the cable was not affected by the connected devices. In total, three other cables are rotated, in addition to the Ricableother three very different cables both for target (two are derived from the "pro" audio world) and, above all, for price list cost. All the cables had the same length of 3 m except for the top cable where the very high cost forced me to measure 2 m, in any case enough to make the required connections.

For the rehearsal I asked for the intervention of three friends of mine who at different times spent some hours listening to music while the cables were swapped without knowing which ones were connected. Apart from a general 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 the cable that had obtained the best rating connected, could they verify the result in person. Clearly I did not influence anyone and, on the contrary, apart from the most expensive cable of which they knew its existence since I have been using it for many years, the other three, Ricable including, did not know its characteristics.

The result, of which I too was astonished, was identical on all occasions and confirmed what I had already found in the first week of possession of the Invictus.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

Impressions of the characteristics of the various cables tested were unanimous in all tests. The tracks used were very different, but one record in particular was used as a reference not so much because it is the best, but because it has an excellent balance, plenty of dynamics with a very wide and precise bass range and a naturalness for me at the top. This is the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over on Geffen Records CD. In addition to CD's and SACD's we also used native high resolution files which in many cases were very useful to understand exactly how the cable affected the final result.

In all tests the volume has always been left at the same level and never changed when changing cables to ensure maximum transparency.

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

At this point I have to make an important premise before continuing; cables, as we well know, can behave differently depending on the system to which they are connected, because some electronics could, for their characteristics, not agree with the construction philosophies, the materials used and the technical choices applied by the manufacturer. I believe that in this case something similar has happened and I hope that nobody feels offended. However, it is 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 there have been, have been clear and felt by all the participants who, I would like to point out, were neither mistreated nor forced by force to give the final result 🙂 and have been tangible even at a physical level especially in the low range. The latter, if not well reproduced, becomes easily identifiable. Big differences also in the mid range which, in the system used, is very revealing.

Joking aside, now you will want to know what was the verdict at the end of these tests that were held in the name of the game and pure fun, but in order to understand some dynamics in the world of audio. In the end, the less welcome cable was, to my surprise, I swear, the Ricable "poorer" result among the various contenders. The best absolute performance was the Acrolink 7N-A2500, as it should have been, but its very high price, we are talking about more than twelve times the list price of the RicableAcrolink 7N-A2500, puts it at such a high level that in the end it is like comparing a Ferrari close to a medium displacement... so let's say it fits.

But the one that was the absolute winner of the test, and this was the big surprise, is the Sommer Cable, which was chosen as the best objective sound because it certainly lost something in precision and band extremes, compared to Acrolink, but it gained in naturalness, musicality, dynamics, giving that quid to the musical message that makes it more natural and zero listening fatigue. A good span underneath was the Klotz, which had less openness of the scene and less precision of details.

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 lower dynamics, making the result much flatter without giving rhythm to the music. Especially in jazz it was found the flattening of the instruments, often making the scene very confused, almost unable to unravel the sound message. It's as if it had to transmit so much information at once, that in the end it was confused and devoid of rhythm. The only positive aspect was the always correct exposure of the sound scene with a very realistic dimensional placement of the various instruments. The bass range also suffered from this behaviour, being the worst of the three, especially in the deeper bass, which was less present than in the other three cables as if it were "sticky" and with the "brake pulled". A listening, that of the bassRicable, in itself pleasant and without fatigue on the part of the listener. I'm really sorry I couldn't keep it in my set-up, but with the current electronics it doesn't really match.

However, I would like to thank you Ricable and your staff for this wonderful initiative. 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 he didn't get married to my implant so I'd say the final result

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Review #15 - Magnus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

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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 cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Cristiano for the time he has dedicated to us.

I tested the Magnus Signal cable from three feet...

... to connect the CD player to the built-in amplifier. The test system is composed of Klipsch La Scala first series speakers, Audio Analogue Maestro CD player, integrated Tektron TK2A3/45S-I-REF.

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

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 was performed with preheated electronics and 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 amazed me in a striking way. Leaving aside for the moment the classic parameters of scene amplification, detail, dynamics that have obviously improved enormously, it has objectively "turned up the volume" of the sound. Literally.

Comparisons with the cable of the same price, however, have shown significant improvements, at least to my ears. A greater detail and richness of sound in general. The most evident improvements were: 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 raise the volume of the sound with less effort in listening, which for me means a purer sound.

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

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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 - Speaker Dedalus Speaker Cable - Test a Ricable

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Alberto B.

Source: SOtM sMs-200ultra

DAC: AQUA La Voce

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK-300se

Acoustic speakers: ProAc Response D Two

The following review of the Speaker Dedalus Speaker cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Alberto for the time he dedicated to us.

Finally...

... after almost a month of cross-listening, I tell you about the speaker Ricablecables, model Dedalus Speaker.

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

They are very flexible and handy cables, they have bananas on both sides and are perfectly anchored giving a sense of stability and exceptional grip ... in short, they are beautiful to look at and very well made!

I tried to do a methodical work, I made a playlist... rather long but with songs I know well and I did a first listening with my cables, looking for strengths and weaknesses, then, in a very superficial way, I connected the Ricable cables and I started to make them burn 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 confidence that, knowing very well the sound of my set-up and having a trained ear, today I am able to catch even the slightest differences... it is not presumption but experience gained with hundreds of hours of listening! What initially seemed to reveal a softened high range was instead a high range with a linear and open response curve! Let me explain better, there are no steps between mid-high and high range! While with the litz you can feel a step that, at a careless listening, deceives!

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

These cables have a feature! It is that of passing more energy through, as if the signal had increased, so that the bass range is sharper and more bursting! More energetic! So beware: if there is a fault, the response with i Ricable will be even sharper! They don't fix the sound, but in my opinion they make it to the speakers even sharper, so the flaws come and go! Of course, the same goes for the merits.

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

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 a 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 power cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
Let's thank David for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

That's great. Beautiful box and just opened, with impatience, the sight seemed to me a cable done well, just taken in hand the confirmation of the object very heavy (I took a meter), cared for and assembled well, but what you notice immediately is the extreme flexibility, great thing when compared to a HiViLux cable from 1.5 meters very but very rigid that I use on a power supply for a DIY sub. I took advantage of the offer Ricable because I made the last modification (I also replaced the internal interconnects with Ricable S8Ds in semi-balanced mode) to my old 1982 Sony PS-FL1 turntable and wanted everything to be perfect as it has a sentimental value. I also eliminated his power supply and replaced it with a handmade external one specially assembled for him and left the HiViLux to the sub who anyway, again with a handmade power supply, seemed to me immediately without background hum and much more "dry" and "fast", the bass improved also by replacing the OP with a Texas Instruments OPA1652 SoundPLUS on the amplifier board.

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In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

I have also recently purchased a mains conditioner (you can see that the period is when I concentrate on the power supply) and before the cable I Ricable used a normal white cable with IEC socket and together with the mains conditioner I already noticed the elimination of noise and buzzing 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 power supply of the turntable and the normal one from the wall socket to the conditioner and vice versa and something jumped to my ear. I also wanted to test the HiViLux cable replacing it with the Ricable only thing I noticed was the formidable flexibility of the RicableHiViLux cable, so very comfortable to use behind the electronics in small spaces.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used 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 in a chocolate chain I put a steel ring the chain holds 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 been a month that I've been using the cable and I've been using some classical records that lately I like to enjoy in the evening with a Calvados in hand to warm up, but also with other genres, Beethoven among the favourites with Symphony n. Karajan's 3 and 5 and Bernstein's 6, I hated the piano but I discovered Keith Jarrett in The Köln Concert, Karajan's Boléro by Ravel and Vivaldi with The Four Seasons and Böhm who conducts Mozart in Symphony No. 3. 40, Mozart's K. 467, Op. 50 Beethoven, Dire Straits Brothers in Arms especially Your Latest Trick, Eric Clapton with I Still Do (double vinyl 45 rpm) fantastic voice for Tevis-Morricone's Lonesome Billy from mythical westerns and The Notting HillBillies.

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

Listening, as I was saying, for me it really changes from the standard cable but especially using the cable Ricable AFTER the air conditioner. Using it for the air conditioner I noticed only more silence than the standard... Using it for the turntable power supply, as well as bringing my hums to almost zero at maximum volume, I noticed a wider soundstage, less boomy bass (as for the special cable sub) (perhaps also due to the interference from the old cable), stronger (if you know what I mean), cleaner voice and guitars that I like better.

Very personal feelings, I'm not an expert in the field, I've been out of the loop for twenty years and I've started to get passionate again.

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What did you like?

- Flexibility even with one meter
- Good invoice
- Healthier nutrition
- The cable does not color the sound, but it is transparent.

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What would you improve?

- The adhesive label on Ricable the thorns is not really the best, if you force them to fit, they may come off and get ruined...

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Review #12 - Speaker Invictus Speaker Cable - Try a Ricable

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Massimiliano S.

Source: Grandinote Volta

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Grandinote Supremo

Acoustic diffusers: Grandinote Mach 2P

The following review of the Invictus Speaker signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Massimiliano for his time.

Let's start with a premise

I'm not a super cable expert, I'm not a cavoscettico but I think the truth is always in the middle. More than a review, it's a personal experience. There is definitely a tangible gulf between the cheap red and black wire and a dedicated entry level cable. I am also convinced that the higher the quality/complexity/cost of a cable, the more the margin of appreciation is reduced. It goes without saying that there must 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 give its contribution to the system, to express its sense of existing compared to a cheaper configuration.

Based on this belief I wanted to try the best speaker cable from Ricable: the Invictus. In a system that took quite some time before I could access it: 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 the so-called "fine tuning", improving the signal Speaker and power cables. The new game becomes then 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 was saying, I'm not a sceptical cable but I'm not a top cable fundamentalist either, so my starting point was a line of cables just above the entry level of a well-known company. So I'm with the comparison with 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'm particularly sensitive to treble, and with this cable I distinctly felt more detail at the top with less effort, which alone paid the price for the ticket. The other extreme also benefits with an even stronger and more controlled bass.

A transparent cable, which is then the sublimation of the very task of a cable, which returns a defined and (forgive the misused term) material sound. If the system will allow it, you'll be there to catch small details that weren't so evident before. And most likely much more obvious details as well.

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What did you like?

- Balance
- More details
- Transparency
- Control

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report


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Review #11 - Dedalus Coaxial Cable - Try a Ricable

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Henry B.

Source: NuPrime CDP-9

DAC: Dedicated: NuPrime DAC-10H

Amplification System: Preamplifier + Finale

Preamplifier: NuPrime DAC-10H

Final Amplifier: NuPrime ST10

Acoustic Speakers: System Audio Mantra 5

The following review of the Dedalus Coaxial signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that 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've put about ten CDs in play in a year, and I've always used the NuPrime CDP-9 as a pre-amplified DAC and almost never as a CD transport. Here, in what I call my second system, I Ricableuse their U40 cable which is part of the production of Custom series cables Speaker and that I highly recommend to try if you have a minimum of manual skills to mount independently the forks/bananas to their garments, are best buy!

Going back to the subject, as I was saying, since in the studio while I'm working it is more convenient for me to consume music via streaming, I decided to move this source to the main system and, wanting to use the digital output of this transport, I looked for the right cable to connect it to the DAC via coaxial.

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

It is a crucial cable because it has to handle streams from digital sources and has to work today more than ever before at sampling rates as high as possible, without losing information and protected from interference that could cause annoying glitches and consequent listening fatigue.

The guys ofRicable, after approving the request, have delivered me in a very short time the Dedalus that I could use and try it comfortably for a month, finally decide whether to keep it discounted by 50% or return it, I stress it, free of charge. So I thank in advance both of them, the Gazebo and Ricable, that with this initiative have allowed me to easily get what I was looking for.

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Dedalus Coaxial Plant Henry

Delivered 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 just one cable. Melius est abundare quam deficere, someone said!

Discarded everything, sheltered the super package from cats and brats, after a few photos for the review I immediately connected the cable to the system and first I simply verified that the signal coming from the CDP connected the DAC at the correct frequencies and up to the maximum resolution allowed by the latter, equal to 192 kHz.

Although the CDP can work and scale up to 768kHz, I didn't have a chance to exceed the maximum sampling allowed by the DAC, the excellent Nuprime 10H, but there is no need here to go further with sampling as it is already much higher than 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 fully wiredRicable.

Walking Wounded by Everything But The Girl, passing through Alquins to 1 Giant Leap, until my wife arrived with The Lilac Time's Cocteau Twins and Astronauts, the Dedalus Coaxial DC1 has always done its job very well; for its qualities I will keep it absolutely connected to the system at this point, thanks also to the generous advantages of the promotionRicable.

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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The Raffaele customer test with and without Dedalus power supply cables

Despite the already excellent quality product offered to customers, it Ricable aims to improve more and more. The lion's share in this field, in addition to the focus on research and development, is taken by the customers. With their trials, with their feedback. It happens, sometimes, that some of them, particularly zealous, write their own testimony. The last of these was Raffaele, whom we thank, and who structured his review in a somewhat peculiar way. On one side we have, in fact, the test carried out without cablesRicable; on the other side, instead, the one with cablesRicable. Here is his test of the Dedalus power cables.

The listening room

I don't have a special room for the system but I share the room with wife and children, so the arrangement of the speakers is the best possible compromise between me and them, as the speakers are also used for the Home Theater by moving the connectors. System:

  • Used Audio Research LS25MK2 tube preamplifiers
  • Audio Research VT60 tube power amp used 50 W RMS
  • Audio Research SP9MK2 tube preamplifiers used for phono only
  • Meridian 206 1 bit CD player
  • Used Meridian 506 24 bit CD player
  • Used Sony ZA5ES DAT player
  • DAT player Piooner D-07 used
  • Rega Planar 3 turntable new with Goldring 2100 cartridge new
  • Cambridge Audio CXN network player new
  • New Opera Grand Half Opera Boxes connected with Van den Hul cable
  • Solid Steel cabinet in vertical development for space reasons

The plant has been assembled in its final form by replacing various parts in a few years (given the costs). The RCA Ricable cables 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 typical Audio Research sound, soft, sweet, tube with a deep and controlled bass, wide soundstage, excellent dynamics, excellent detail, typical tube sound.

My grandfather and my father and his brothers had a TV radio shop since the fifties and they also repaired valves, so the valve sound I know well and it takes me back to when I was a child.

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

Test with cables Ricable

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

Detail at the highest levels, much better than before, high frequencies never annoying (I must admit that I always listen at full volume when there is no one at home). The sound is as sweet as I like it, with every kind of music I've ever listened to; I'd stay hours if I could.

But silence is the thing that impressed me the most; I can't even explain it well, but there is silence even if the volume is imposed to the maximum. You should feel the bass very controlled, powerful; the couch shakes everything despite only 50 W and without a subwoofer.

I have to admit that the cables made an impressive leap in quality and I confess I didn't believe it. I listen to all sorts of music, but when I have to test the system weo: Pink Floyd with The Wall, Say 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 to my nose (but the cables are still to be broken) it seems to me that the turntable is the one that has benefited most, but the whole system has made a remarkable leap upwards; the Ricable Dedalus are the perfect complement to my system.

Mi am already too long and I do not want to bore you with listening details, the Dedalus series cables Ricable are excellent, they really bring improvements to the system even to those who do not hear well, so they are highly recommended.

The cost (I've never tried more expensive cables, even though in general it's not low) becomes even an insignificant detail compared to the physical and sound quality they bring. Let us not forget that despite their weight and size they are also very flexible. I'd like to finish all the wiring in the system in the future... we'll see. In the meantime, thank you very much to Mr. Modenesi for his great courtesy and availability. To buy with your eyes closed.

We would like to thank our client, Raffaele, for the time he has dedicated to us by writing this testimony about the tests he has carried out. We hope that you too have enjoyed reading this test of Dedalus power cables.

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Review #10 - Magnus Turntable Turntable Cable - Try a Ricable

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Fabio E.

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

DAC: Dedicated

Brand and model DAC: Audio Analogue Vivace

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Krell Vanguard

Acoustic Speakers: Platinum PL300 Audio Monitors

The following review of the Magnus Turntable turntable cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Fabio for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

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

Fabio 2 Plant
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In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

While I knew that the correct way to compare a condition A with a condition B is ABX comparison, I didn't have time to do this and limited myself to listening to inverted cables. I listened to the same records for a while, occasionally replacing the original Thorens TD 126 Centennial cables with Ricable Magnus Turntable MT1 cables.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

I tested using an LP by Norah Jones, Not too late, and an LP by Reference Recordings, Mephisto & Co. 45 RPM.

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Fabio Plant
Any differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

The cables Ricable were much more complete on the lower and higher frequencies, they improved the sound dynamics on almost all frequencies and the sound was cleaner, crystal clear and neutral, less muffled.

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What did you like?

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

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report


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

There's no two without three, or maybe there's no three without four. Our loyal Zanetti customer returns to the limelight with a new article in which he tells us about a series of technical and scientific cable Ricabletests and trials, with which he tested our Dedalus and Invictus series. For those who missed them, here are the links before e on the second instalmentfollowed by what was supposed to be your last articlewith a Christmassy atmosphere. Fortunately, it wasn't. Enjoy reading Mr. Zanetti's story and his cable Ricabletest!

The dance of electrons

So, in conclusion, I took home to mister Sergio: four Dedalus power cables, two balanced signal cables (one Invictus and one Dedalus), three HDMI cables and, last but not least, a pair of cables - Invictus speakers.

Good for my ears, a little less so for my wallet. But you know, hobbies are hobbies. So then the ears are satisfied; but will it really be so? I mean, from a technical-scientific point of view will it be possible to objectively determine the quality of these cables?

"What do you care," says my colleague and friend Alessandro. "Why do you want to hammer the so-called if you're satisfied?" I think he's right! But... you know... appetite comes with eating! Then I begin to examine what I possess. First, I check if the plugs on the Daedalus cables are properly screwed in; almost always yes. Sometimes I try to tighten them a little more.

It's the personal taste of audiophiles who like to fiddle around.

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test cables Ricablezanetti
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test cables Ricablezanetti

Then, considering that the weight of the cable is considerable, I think I 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 also be correct or not? Again Alessandro: "What are you looking for? You seem crazy... precisely".

But now the audiophile fever has taken over and I don't want to make any sense. I search on the internet and after several attempts I discover a slipper from Oehlbach that has the possibility to connect the equipment in phase. Well, I buy it. Now I could settle for that, but the "fever" doesn't subside.

Turns out there's also an accessory that makes the operation easier. I buy that too. Well well for a few days I seemed to be satisfied. Summing up: I checked the tightening screws of plugs and sockets, I supported the connections because of the heavy weight of the cable, I put the equipment in phase with the special toy; everything is ok.

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

He says to me, "I bought an accessory, some kind of pen, I strongly suggest you buy it, trust me." Damn it, he screwed me, now he's feeding my audiophile worm! But first I enjoy the audio and video quality that comes out of the slipper. The slipper is sold without a cable and I connected a regular one to it. It's OK. After a couple of days dealing with the cables, I put a Dedalus Ricablein the power socket of the slipper and I leave.

In the evening I turn on the TV (also connected to the slipper) 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 passes but I'm not convinced. I look at the slipper and think: "Something hasn't changed in the power supply, has it? Of course, I changed the cable." I can't believe it. I put the regular cable back on and turn the TV back on. The quality has deteriorated.

But how is it possible! The cable is before the filter slipper, how can that be? Change the cable again and the video quality increases! Try it to believe! The cable Ricablethat feeds the slipper has increased considerably lvideo and audio quality (photo 3). Now I have to deal with this strange contraption that Alessandro advised me to buy in a closed box.

I go to Audioteka's website and read that the Swedish company SUPRA produces a small instrument for the control of electric fields that can be irradiated by power cables, slippers, fuses, electric distribution blocks and so on. "Fucking hell, Lieutenant," I found what I was looking for! Now I'll fix Ricableit! I'll take the pen, put it on the Daedalus. NOTHING!

It doesn't light and the buzzer doesn't ring. I'll try my PCOCC black 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, when placed near a source of electromagnetic fields (such as electric current), the tip illuminates. It is equipped with various sensitivities to intercept even less strong electromagnetic fields. It is also an excellent tool to find the phase of the devices, because where there is phase it lights up, where there is neutral it does not.

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test cables Ricablezanetti

In the test it is evident that our cables, at maximum sensitivity, do not emit electromagnetic fields. This means that they are better shielded and insulated than the others. These fields coming out of the cable interfere with electronics and other signals in the chain and this is also why a good power cable makes all the difference. Finally, we would like to thank Mr. Zanetti for the fourth time for this cable Ricabletest, 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 an Ricable

Rocco
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Rocco L.

Source: Mark Levinson 390s

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Copland CTA 408

Acoustic diffusers: B&W 804 D3

The following review of the Invictus Signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We'd like to thank Rocco for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

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

Rocco 4 Invictus Signal Plant
Rocco 3 Invictus Signal Plant
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

Initially connecting and disconnecting the cable under test alternating it with the previous VDH. Subsequently, finding no particular differences, I connected it to the CD output, using a double RCA connector, with both cables in comparison, and in turn these were connected to two different A1-A2 amplifier inputs (as shown in the picture).
So while listening to the tracks with the help of the remote control of the amp I tried to change input 1 with input 2, thus having immediate perception of the two sounds in comparison (refer to the video of one of the tracks taken from The Wall by Pink Floyd).

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

The listening seems 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.
Even the various instruments appear very distinct from each other creating a good three-dimensional scene, CD burning permitting!
The tracks used for the rehearsal are taken from Best Audiophile Voices VI, Jack Johnson: Sleep Through the Static, rock music such as Dire Straits and Pink Floyd and MPB music with Ana Carolina, star of contemporary Brazilian music.

Invictus Signal Context
Any 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 anything else you can ask to a cable that in the system has the ungrateful task of removing as little as possible to the original signal.
The Invictus has held its own against a VDH cable of unquestionable value without any problem, which honours the team Ricablefor the exceptional result achieved.
In conclusion, a cable with an excellent quality/price ratio that can make the happiness of many audiophiles without spending a fortune.
Thanks again Ricablefor the testing opportunity offered to us audiophiles, offering my most sincere HUGURES of good holidays and a prosperous 2020.

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What did you like?

- See what has already been said, 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 an 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 cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Roberto for his time.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

The cable has an excellent appearance, excellent connectors, high quality outer sheath.

Roberto 1 Plant
Invictus Signal Context
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

I let the cable run for about 40 hours. Test performed by AURALiC streamer to headphone amplifier, with cable change on RCA input.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

Tested with parallel and rapid succession of:

  • Classic: 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...
dark side of the moon pink floyd
Roberto 3 Plant
Any differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

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

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What did you like?

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

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What would you improve?

- Response on the low end, detail on the high end


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Review #7 - Primus Signal Cable - Try a Ricable

From the Audiophile Gazebo Forum

Dario C.

Source: Cambridge Audio CXUHD, Rega Planar 3

DAC: Dedicated: Pro-Ject DAC Box DS2 ultra DAC

Amplification System: Integrated

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

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

The following review of the Primus Signal Cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Dario for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

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

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In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

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

Sennheiser HD 660
Any differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

I think that the Primus series is perfectly stackable, 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 must say that the Primus looks much better built, and looks much more solid and robust than the AudioQuest Golden Gate. Also the contacts are much more firm and there is more grip, more contact, so from my point of view, with the same segment, I Ricableam definitely preferable.

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What did you like?

- Really eye-catching exterior appearance
- Sensation of solidity
- Perfectly stable connections
- The cable does not color the sound, but it is transparent.

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What would you improve?

- Nothing


Review #6 - Dedalus Power Power Cable - Try a 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

Acoustic speakers: Sennheiser HD800S (headphones)

The following review of the Dedalus Power power cable is the result of the "Prova unRicable" initiative, born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We'd like to thank Marco for his time.

When I received the box...

Sturdy, beautiful, heavy cable. When I got the box I thought they'd sent me an amp! 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 cable and has been tested in turn on:

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

I was initially struck by the low end that came alive. The aspects that have shown changes in my ear, after repeated listening, are: the greater detail, the increase in dynamics, the greater speed, the articulation. In particular I was struck by the "pianissimo" who maintained articulation and musicality. All this gives me the impression of having turned up the volume slightly, everything flows easily, fast. The original cable seems darker, single-stringed and certainly lacking in detail. These impressions are repeated as the three conditions mentioned above vary; the feeling, but it's just a feeling, is that the greatest effect is with the amplifier. I 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 listen to the set-up with both Dedalus cables; not only that, I'm curious about the Invictus XLR! And... okay, that's enough.

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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 an Ricable

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Maximum R.

Source: CocktailAudio X50

DAC: Dedicated: Digicode Lector 2.24 Hz

Amplification System: Preamplifier + Finale

Preamplifier: Estro Armonico Nordlys

Final Amplifier: Audio Innovations The First

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

The following review of the Invictus Signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We would like to thank Massimo for his time.

Here we are at final examination

Here is the final review of this top of the range cable; the test took place on my main system composed by L2 preamp and The First Audio Innovations power amp, CocktailAudio X50 source with Lector Digicode DAC and Quad ESL63 speakers; the Invictus connected the DAC to the preamp. From the very beginning I felt like I was dealing with a "serious" cable with a solid construction and also beautiful to see; at first listening, what struck me the most was the bass, full but fast and controlled, and the dislocation of the instruments really good, the sound and very pleasant timbre, good transparency and neutrality.

The cable with which I have compared it, not with a "plug and unplug" one, but by holding one cable for several days and then switching to the other, is the White Gold Infinito I°. To say that one is better than the other I don't feel like it, they are different, each one with its own peculiarities that exalt more or less some parameters, for example the Invictus moves the scene a bit further forward and has a hair of detail and depth less, against its bass and the body that gives to the instruments are of first order as its musicality (which makes the listening really pleasant). 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 - Test a Ricable

Louis
From the Be Connected group

Louis M.

Source: Sony XA5400ES CD/SACD player

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + Finale

Preamplifier: Threshold FET Ten/hl

Final Amplifier: Nad C272

Acoustic diffusers: Mirage m3si

The following review of the Dedalus Signal cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Luigi for the time he has dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

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

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luigi meazza review
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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

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

The rest of the plant is composed of:

  • Rega RP1 turntable with Elys2 head.
  • Pioneer N-50 media player.
  • Diffuser Mirage m3si.

All cables are Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista for both signal and power. Eupen cable for component power supplies and between meter and system socket. The listening room is a 10 m long by 4.5 m wide parallelepiped with excellent sound absorption due mainly to curtains and furniture. Internal plasterboard walls. Crates spaced about 1.5 m from the back wall and exactly 2 m apart.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

The listening was immediately very pleasant in every combination and in every musical genre with an excellent three-dimensionality of sound and excellent precision of the sound figures placed within the recorded musical event. Even with the most "difficult" CDs the cable managed not to make me regret my Nu-Vista but hiding the possible defects of some recordings. In the end I would say a precise and captivating sound. I have used many tracks from various albums, choosing the shortest ones whenever possible. Listened to individually for each track first with Nu-Vista and immediately after with Dedalus between Pre vs SACD. The rehearsals among the other components were performed only with one classical, one rock and one jazz track.

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luigi meazza review
Any differences than the reference cables.
Did you find any?

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

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What did you like?

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

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report


Review #3 - Magnus Power Power Cable - Try a Ricable

Michael
From the Audiophile Gazebo Forum

Michele A.

Source: Musical Fidelity m2scd

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Preamplifier + Finale

Preamplifier: Audio Innovation L1

Final Amplifier: N. 2 Musical Fidelity M50

Acoustic speakers: Rega Jura

The following review of Magnus Power power cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonials from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank Michele for the time he dedicated to us.

Construction and aesthetics.The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

Aesthetically pleasing and constructively well done.

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Magnus Power
In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

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

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

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

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

It seemed to me that the cable exalted the treble and a little bit the midrange, although on the treble it seemed a more metallic sound.

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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 the RicableDedalus 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 to the latter). In practice, however, his vicissitudes also involve Ricable have extended until almost Christmas, so much so that today we publish the story written by Zanetti in his own handwriting about the experience with the cables of the Dedalus series, for what should really be the third as well as the 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 perplexed. How was it possible to explain such a marked difference between my even good cables and these? I needed to consult a good classical physics textbook for clear up the "mystery" for me. My cables are self-built. I've kept in mind the purity of copper, the insulation against radio frequency and the quality of the connectors. Today, this is no longer sufficient for a shrewd and informed audiophile.

At least add an "active" noise reduction system. Someone will say, "What noise?" From physics we learn 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 carefully examine the descriptions of the various types of cablesRicable, you will find that a technique called: RicableNoise Reduction is used, which translated means: noise Ricablereduction system. And what do you use to do that? A germanium semiconductor (i.e. transistor). This cutting-edge technical device makes the difference with a "classic" cable. In installations of a certain value the difference is striking! After having clarified my ideas about why such a big difference, I went back to mister Sergio and bought, without trying them, three power cables, two signal cables and a cable (speakersSpeaker ). I didn't buy the blue ones on a limited budget, but the yellow-orange ones.

dedalus speaker

I was theoretically sure they would be fine (maybe!). With trepidation I replaced them with my own and started listening with my reference files. I'll say it went well! The differences with the blues are there and could not be otherwise; but they are differences of a "noble" level. For example, definition and accuracy of mid-high frequencies is unreachable. The delicate browning of the brushes on the battery plates decreases a little with Dedalus. These differences are all in all acceptable given the price. By lifting the power cable you can immediately feel the quality of the material: the cable weighs! And not a little bit.

The Schuko plug and IEC socket are of excellent quality and strength. The speaker connections are secure and a little effort is required to insert them into the holes provided. So I changed the cables again! Let's hope the technology in these things doesn't change too quickly!

L.R. Zanetti

We would like to thank Mr. Zanetti once again for this pre-Christmas testimony, which is a full review of the Dedalus Ricablecables.

Review #2 - Dedalus Power Power Cable - Try a Ricable

David
From Facebook group Be Connected

David G.

Source: Yamaha CD-S2000

DAC: Integrated

Amplification System: Integrated

Amplifier: Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary

Acoustic diffusers: Glider PF Line

The following review of the Dedalus Power power cable is the result of the "Prova unRicable" initiative, born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We thank David for his time.

Construction and aesthetics. The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

Audiophilia has known for a long time now a topic of debate more and more sustained, about the importance of cables in the complex system of the Hi-Fi chain that every enthusiast tries to realize to the best of his possibilities.
I admit that the subject has captured my interest since not long ago, when the habit of exchanging the respective cables among friends has spread, thus giving the possibility to test with different cables the reference system.
I follow Ricablejust after a temporary exchange that made me get a balanced signal cable, which, instead of my usual RCA, from cd player to amplifier, had given very good results.
The power cables, on the other hand, I notice that they are perhaps less passionate than the other categories, because their contribution to the best performance of the system inevitably clashes with the problems deriving from the home network, which is often disturbed and subject to unpleasant changes in intensity. Hence the race to quality cabling, filters, multiple space super sockets, which end up losing not only a lot of money, but also the sense of the contribution that a power cable can really make to good sound.
However, to tell the truth, Dedalus Power DP15 amazed me for having solved a problem that had been haunting me for a long time since it was installed.
But let's go in order.
The cable arrived extremely quickly compared to my decision to join the test campaignRicable. And it came in extreme quality packaging. Despite its heavy weight, it was surprisingly easy to handle, which allowed me to connect it with ease, even though there was a gap at the back between the electronics and the power socket. Compared to the cable in habitual use, of well-known Dutch brand, Dedalus DP15 proved to be softer, even though it weighs almost twice as much.
The connectors have a solidity that I have not found in other cables so far and in the above comparison Dedalus wins really easy.

In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

I wanted to try the cable first in connection with the CD player (Yamaha brand model CD-S2000, SACD player). I didn't have any clear impressions of difference from the cable used in the usual way, if not a sense of greater soundstage width, especially with classical performances.
But the real difference could be appreciated when connecting the amp.
Unfortunately, for some time now, I have been experiencing an annoying buzz on my amplifier (Audio Analogue brand, Puccini Anniversary model), most of the time imperceptible, but quite evident in some hours of the day, coinciding with the network overload, but also at night, perhaps due to programmed drops in the power supply.
Well, as soon as I connected the amplifier to the network through the Dedalus, no more disturbance was perceived. And that was a great relief for me.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used to test the cable?

I was talking about a wider sound, especially in classical pieces: the piano of Sakamoto in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Debussy in Clair de lune filled the room, according to a three-dimensionality that, paradoxically, seemed to me more evident at medium-low volume than at higher volume.
Here is a sensation, which has become tangible, physical, as the finger no longer searched for the volume knob. Dedalus allowed me excellent listening at low volumes, especially in the pop rock songs: Magic by Coldplay, as well as Wonderwall by Oasis, did not require the usual volumes I was used to, but they could spread all their energy even at limited volume.

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

Well, I think that what you can ask to a power cable, Dedalus guarantees it, in terms of manageability, constructive care, physical importance of the connectors and their safe effect on the cleanliness of the current supplied to the electronics. The effects on sound, however subjective, can only be the logical consequence of the above.
The silence of the stand-by, no longer corrupted by the annoying buzz that haunted me, is the evidence that, more than any other, I wanted. And Daedalus DP15 gave it to me.

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What did you like?

- Cleaning effect in power supply
- Handling
- Construction and packaging care

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What would you improve?

- Nothing to report


Review #1 - Speaker Primus Speaker Cable - 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 Speaker Primus Speaker cable is the result of the initiative "Prova unRicable", born, in collaboration with listening groups or Hi-Fi forums, to collect testimonies from from the real listening experience of users, in their reference hi-fi system.
The following Feedback has been realized on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user has returned their impressions, in a way that completely free.
We'd like to thank Laura for her time.

Construction and aesthetics. The cable seemed to you solid and appealing?

The construction of the cable is made with extreme care, it gives you just the perception of the product well made, with care, and with an eye also to aesthetics, which does not hurt given the location of the plant in the living room.

In what way you ran the tests to see differences?

I would say that before I used a cable made by my husband, an electronic technician with a sales and service center for valve amplifiers.
I used records that I know very well and love, on SACD format, and started earlier with the interconnect cable.
The difference was immediately very clear, with a more transparent and crystal clear sound.
Difference that, for the record, I did not warn with the cables Speaker . I'll say that we're talking about a quality system, yes, but certainly not Hi-End... And we're talking about a line of entry level cables.

How did you rehearse? Which tracks have you used 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..

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

As already exposed, in the signal cable, a lot. To make an optical comparison, it is as if a slight myopia had been corrected.
I did not perceive significant differences in the cableSpeaker , but being so well built, with a strong but discreet aesthetic impact in positioning in the home environment, I keep it gladly.

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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 negative in the probationary specimens in my possession...

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Mr Zanetti's review of RicableInvictus cables (second part)

Sometimes they come back. Whether you follow us all the time and have read it already, or whether you've only just met us and want to recover the first part of Mr. Zanetti's testimonytoday we publish its final act. The rules of the previous chapter apply: as a matter of transparency, we report customer feedback just as we received it. We had arrived at the moment when Mr. Zanetti had just left our office, and now he is about to give a review of the Invictus Ricablecables all of his own...

The duel

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

Currently, my sound system is composed as follows:

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

The power, signal and speaker cables were purchased in the USA by the meter and subsequently completed by me. The power and speaker cables are 99.9999% PCOCC (Pure Copper Ohno Continuing Casting) copper while the signal cables are 7N silver (99.99999%). Basically, I'm starting to see some differences: the single copper wire in my power cables is 0.5 mm in diameter, whereas in the Ricable is 0.1 mm. Same diameter also in the cables Speaker . But the Ricablein the cablesSpeaker , they have a diameter of 80 microns and are 90 wires (threads?!)!

I'm starting to get a strange feeling. I want to see and try if they're better or worse than mine. So I won't be using my Accuphase PS 1210 AC mains conditioner, but the Monster Cable 1000 (with modified cable) and the Wireworld neutral power strip. So, I connect the MC 1000 power strip to the wall outlet, then plug in the cable. Ricable in a socket. In the MC 1000 and at the other end I connect the Ricable to the Wireworld socket (via IEC). Finally at Wireworld I connect pre and final. I add the OPPO UDP 205 universal player that I will need for liquid music Hi-Res files (DSD 128 resolution).

I start listening with the track Gostas Waltz, by the trio Treecircle label Opus 3. I focus on the details. The tapping of the drumsticks and brushes on the cymbals 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 of Edvard Grieg, label 2L. The Swedish violinist Hemsing plays the sonata beautifully; the vintage violin has a strong, marked sound and is reproduced in all its magnificence. The piano is no less. The recording is excellent and you can hear the hammers hitting the strings. I continue with the Symphony No. 7 of Beethoven directed 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, digitizes them in DSD for the label 2XHD. It is a beautiful discovery, the cleaned and digitized tapes bring to light the great classics of the jazz. I start 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'm putting my PCOCCs back. Um, um. Damn, they're less precise, less, less musical, that's it. You want to see I still have to change the cables?

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These Ricableare starting to worry me. Looks like the power's coming through more easily! In fact, by replacing them with mine and keeping the volume knob fixed, the sound pressure seems to increase. Psychoacoustics? Maybe, but that's the impression. Well, now that I think about it, the bass has increased too; in fact I don't use the loudness of the Accuphase anymore for low volume listening. I think I got it. Mr. Sergio and his band have found a system to puncture the electrons and make them go faster!

L.R. Zanetti

We necessarily thank, and once again, Mr. Zanetti for the sympathy, time and care with which he gave us this story-recension of Invictus Ricablecables, divided into two parts.

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Mr. Zanetti's review-testimony to the discovery of RicableInvictus cables

Today we'd like to present you with a rather special review of Invictus Power and Speaker, faithfully reported on how we received it as a matter of transparency. It is that of our new client, Mr. Zanetti, who discovered the brand Ricable through a visit from a dear friend, Alessandro, an audiophile like himself. It all starts with the usual moment of listening with the usual system of fine workmanship, but within a short time things take an unexpected turn, which will take the two directly to the headquarters of Ricable…

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

A visit in August

One day last August I went to visit my friend Alessandro in his "domotic" apartment and we got ready, as usual, to listen to music from his Hi-End system. The system is particularly refined. The electronics consist 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 great sound that this system is able to give back, but this time I heard something different after about thirty seconds. Played Lars Erstrand (Opus 3 label). The recording was originally analogue of the highest quality (probably with Nagra equipment). But even better was the digitisation process carried out in DSD 128.

"What have you done?" I said. The answer made me jerk. "I changed the cables," he said candidly.

You have to remember that in the last twenty-five years, I think we would have changed about thirty or so cables of all kinds by doing the weirdest experiments. So I focused on sound. Erstrand's vibraphone sounded perfectly finished, without smudging, perfectly highlighted in space, without roughness or annoyance whatsoever. The reproduction was perfectly transparent with a sort of "gilding" of the instrument (I wouldn't know what exactly it means, but viscerally I feel I can define it like this). The piano, then, was a spectacle: transparent and material, perfectly defined in space. Another astonishing result was the striking of brushes on the battery dishes. The usual other parameters took second place to transparency and "gilding". My attention was captured by Erstrand's interpretation in an almost childish way, even though I was a very long time audiophile.

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We hear other recordings but the impression is always the same: unusual transparency, gilding of the instruments, localization and finishing. The space in which the instruments are placed is granitic. At this point I ask Alexander what he has done.

He, almost with circumspection, points out to me two blue cables: one power cable and a pair of cablesSpeaker . I'm stunned. The power cord is plugged into the wall outlet and powers a PS Audio mains conditioner. All the power cables of the equipment are powered by the PS Audio with its usual cables. I'm focusing on the wires. They're big! I take the gauge and measure the diameter: power cable 20 mm; the cable (speakersSpeaker ) is the same. Name: Ricable.

At this point I want to meet, if possible, the salesman-producer. To my surprise Alessandro tells me that he is Italian and that he is about 25 km from Novara, in Oleggio. Quick phone calls. The appointment is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2 at 11:00 a.m. (in the morning, of course!). We arrive about fifteen minutes in advance at the gate Ricableand the owner welcomes us: mister Sergio Modenesi.

After the usual pleasantries, I start my hammering with specific questions about the electrical and mechanical parameters of the cables it 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 and my friend Alessandro kindly points out to me that they are all hungry as wolves and that it's about time to finish the visit.

I was very positively impressed by Sergio Modenesi's expertise combined with the enthusiasm and energy of the entrepreneur. I found out that he's a chemist like me and that he worked in urethane polymerization. For none of his cables he uses PVC, a polymer that can ruin copper and that 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 competence, passion and a lot of work.

L.R. Zanetti

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