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Review #37 - Primus Speaker Cable - Ricable Review

Silvano Primus Speaker review
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Sources: Sony CDP-338ESD CD player; CDP-X505ES CD player.

Amplifier: Sony TA-F770ES

Speakers: RCF Mytho 1; Wharfedale EVO 4.1

Other: Sony SEQ-333ES Equaliser

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

What made you choose Ricable?

I chose these cables Speaker after reading the positive comments on various sites and forums. For a long time I have been using a normal copper cable with a cross-section of 1.5 mm² without any pretensions. Due to my limited free time I don't spend many hours listening to music, but in the previous period of closures due to the pandemic, having to spend a lot of time at home, I got back into the world of Hi-FI and hence the decision to buy the cables Speaker new.

Silvano Primus Speaker review
Silvano Primus Speaker review
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The look of the cables, in my personal opinion, is definitely very nice, they don't go unnoticed... they are really well made! Although I haven't had any other cables in the past I can say, seeing other products on the internet, that these are very well made and very well cared for. If the eye is anything to go by, these cables really do deliver. The packaging that comes with the cables is also very well made.

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

I simply made several listening tests with tracks on CDs that I know very well and have always listened to. The same track repeated many times, first with one pair of speakers and then with the other... same repetitions with first my old cables and then the Ricable Primus. In all the listening sessions I tried to focus on the differences in the various passages and I must say that, even if I do not have a very trained ear..., I noticed several differences between the cables.

Silvano Primus Speaker review
Silvano Primus Speaker review
What were your
listening impressions?

I immediately noticed a noticeable change at the extremes of the bandwidth and then, concentrating well, also differences in the midrange. The bass was more controlled and deep, the highs less shrill and sibylline and the mids became more natural, especially the voices... The RCF Mytho 1 are small monitor speakers and they are not forgiving! Even if they are an old design, they didn't give any particular colouration to the music and so the details, for better or worse, are all there for you. The improvements made by the Primus were more noticeable with these speakers than with the others. Overall, there was an improvement across the spectrum.

Your conclusions.

I don't consider myself an expert in cables and my ear is within the norm, but I can honestly say that on my system these cables have brought improvements and you can hear them, in fact the listening fatigue has decreased considerably! These cables Speaker I believe they are suitable for all those who want to take their first steps in the world of high fidelity without spending a fortune. The Primus are the cheapest cables of Ricable so, most probably, the higher ones "sound" better... who knows, in the future maybe we can upgrade the whole chain...

What did you like?

- Excellent price/quality ratio
- Quality construction
- Made in Italy!

What would you improve?

- I don't know how, but it is important to always try to improve...

One thought on "Review #37 - Primus Speaker Cable - Ricable Review"

  1. Alberto he said:

    Hi, from the review it seems that this customer tried the cables with 2 pairs of speakers...? And then from the picture you can see that in one channel the directionality of the cable has been respected and in the other not! ??
    Perhaps by connecting them correctly, he may have further improvements. Hi.

    1. Ricable he said:

      Hi Alberto, we can't really understand why you think the customer tried the cables with two pairs of speakers, but if you explain, we'll answer you on the merits. On the other hand, you are perfectly right about the directionality of the cable. Compliments for the spirit of observation 🙂 ...

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