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Review #4 - USB Cable Magnus - Ricable Review

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Adriano L.

Sources: Windows mini PC optimised for audio use

Amplifier: Unison Research Simply Italy

Acoustic speakers: Harbeth C7ES3

Other: M2tech Young MkIII DAC

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

What made you choose Ricable?

Ricable is a company I've known for ten, maybe fifteen years now, since I started to get interested in the world of home cinema. With my first video projector I also bought my first cable Ricable, an HDMI cable of the Ultimate series... since then I appreciated the build quality and the attention to aesthetics and details, all things that made me appreciate the work and start following the company. Time has passed since then and Ricable has made many steps forward... the latest is this USB cable for liquid music. But let's see what it looks like in detail!

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

Just seeing the outer box of the USB cable Magnus gives a pleasant feeling of having purchased something important. Going into the unboxing process this feeling is confirmed and amplified. The aesthetic construction is impeccable, with an excellent coloured braid that is very resistant and the gold-plated USB connectors are well protected by a thick rubber sheath. What is surprising is the extreme flexibility of the cable despite its considerable thickness, which is important especially for those who, like me, have little space between the electronics and the rear wall. Looking into the internal construction of this cable, I am pleased to note that the USB standards are respected (something that not all manufacturers declare), such as the characteristic impedance of the conductors. I also see that thanks to the dielectric used and the special geometry, possible cross talk effects (electrical interference between adjacent conductors) are eliminated, and capacitance and inductance are reduced to a minimum. These are all things that help to reduce jitter as much as possible.

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

As for the methodology used in the tests, the cable was compared with two other cables of well-known brands that I have been used to listening to for some time. When I do this kind of testing I generally, and in this case as well, use the song Sultan of Swing to evaluate the sense of rhythm, the attacks of the instruments and the response to the transients that the cable can give, while I use the album Unplugged by Erick Clapton and some tracks by Battiato to evaluate the male voices. For female vocals I used Diana Krall's The Book of Love.

diana krall the look of love
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What were your
listening impressions?

Turning to the most important aspect, beautiful yes, but how does it sound? Damn good.
Let's be clear, we are talking about cables, fine tuning, so we are talking about nuances of differences that only a good system tuned upstream can give back... but they are those differences, that cherry on the cake that we audiophiles are always chasing. Regardless of the track used in the tests, what I noticed was an increase in the depth of the soundstage and an exceptional separation of the instruments, something probably obtained thanks to the presence of the four shields present in the cable that make the signal clean and free from any electric noise. On the rock track the sense of rhythm given by this cable is excellent, as is the precision of the drum attacks. There is no trace of sharpness on the highs while maintaining a very pleasant airiness of the instruments, a brilliance in the sense of clarity of the musical message that is never tiring. Clacson's voice is granitic in the middle of the speakers and Krall's voice is as sweet as ever.

Your conclusions.

In conclusion I can say that this cable is the umpteenth proof that this company knows what it wants to do and above all how to do it. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get the most out of their DAC in terms of sound, but also the best out of their system from the point of view of satisfying the eye and knowing they've bought something well made.

What did you like?

- Internal construction
- Aesthetic appearance
- Cable flexibility

What would you improve?

- Nothing to report

One thought on "Review #4 - USB Cable Magnus - Ricable Review"

  1. Mauritius he said:

    I already have several of your cables Speaker and signal cables. I'm happy with them, they are of very good quality.

    1. Ricable he said:

      Good morning Maurizio, thank you very much, we are very pleased!

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