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Review #107 - Cable Invictus Speaker Reference - Ricable Review

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Sources: Auralic Aries G2.1 streamer; Accuphase DP-570 SACD/DAC player.

Amplifier: Integrated Accuphase E-5000 and Leben CS 600 (also used as power amp)

Acoustic Speakers: Tannoy Kensington Prestige SE

Other: Nothing

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

What made you choose Ricable?

I chose the Ricable Invictus Speaker cables having already heard a system with an Accuphase amplifier, from the same family as mine, connected to the Ricable Invictus Speaker cables. I was looking for cables capable of conveying a wide spectrum of harmonics, well controlled and with a rich and realistic sound, with clear, well-defined bass and uncluttered but present mid-highs. In fact, I like round and impactful sound, as long as it remains crisp giving the possibility to distinguish the various instruments without difficulty in listening.

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

While I am not an expert on audio cables but a long-time user of them, I can say that at first glance and first touch the cables look solid, well finished and "heavy," yet they have remarkable flexibility. I have also greatly appreciated the great customer care on the part of Ricable, having very quickly obtained the replacement of the 2-meter version with a custom 2.5-meter one and longer terminals, which now fit well with the widely spaced connectors of my Tannoys.

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

I tried the Ricable Invictus Speaker cables with both Accuphase E-5000 and Leben CS 600 integrated amplifiers and finally in the Accuphase E-5000 configuration as preamp and Leben CS 600 as amp Speaker . I compared them with the other speaker cables I own: Transparent PLUS and Kimber Kable 8TC, both 2.5 meters long (some more, some less). I used musical compositions of various genres (rock, jazz, classical, ambient) that I am very familiar with considering myself able to appreciate variations in them based on the cables used in the system.

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What were your
listening impressions?

The cables Ricable Invictus Speaker were the most balanced of the three, especially in the midrange (vocals) and acoustic pieces in particular. The sound is very dense but the instruments are still well distinguishable from each other. The cables Ricable Invictus Speaker fit very well especially with the Accuphase-Tannoy pair, which has great dynamics and power. On the other hand, when the Leben CS 600 comes into play, either as an integrated or as a power amp, the Transparent PLUS cables return slightly more depth and the singing connects at a higher pitch than in the configuration with the cables Ricable.

Your conclusions.

The cables Ricable Invictus Speaker entered my main system with the Accuphase integrated amp and Tannoy speakers because they sublimate the musicality, dynamics and sonic impact of the amp-speaker pair in question. They do not color the sound, they simply put the system in a position to show the quality of the music reproduced. And that is no small thing.

What did you like?

- Balance
- Tightening of connectors

What would you improve?

- Terminals, which I would make twice as large as the standard ones

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