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Review #49 - Primus Signal cable - Ricable Review

Gilberto Primus Signal Review
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Gilberto M.

Sources: Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon turntable with Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge; Lehmann Audio Black Cube phono preamplifier; Denon DCD CD player

Amplifier: Synthesis Seamus; Denon PMA-60

Acoustic Speakers: Q Acoustics Concept 20

Other: Raspberry Music Streamer; Topping D10s DAC; Dynavox AUX-S switch; HifiMan Sundara headphones

The following review of the Primus Signal cable is the result of the "Ricable Review" initiative. Ricable Review is the programme devised by Ricable, created to collect feedback from audiophilesin order to bring about a continuous improvement of the products in the catalogue. Last but not least, those who take part in the programme receive a certificate at home, with the aim of certifying that the customer has become a full member of the ' Ricablefamily'.
The following Feedback was created on the basis of a predefined questionnaire to which the user returned his or her impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Gilberto for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

Wanting to replace my old cables, and having read positive reviews about the Primus series, I decided to try the Primus RCA to connect the phono preamp to the amplifier. So I logged onto the Ricable website, selected the Primus RCA cable, and after looking at the specifications and seeing that the price was within budget, I decided to buy it.

Gilberto Primus Signal Review
What do you think about the construction
and aesthetics of the product?

The Primus RCA cable is delivered in an elegant box. Aesthetically the cables are pleasant to look at, the outer braiding is a nice grey-white colour and they are flexible but not soft. The connectors are gold-plated and make a good grip on the RCA sockets of both the amplifier and the phono preamplifier.

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

The comparison was made with my old Monster Cable Interlink 100 cables. For the comparison I used the following rock music LPs: A Momentary Lapse of Reason, 45 RPM, Pink Floyd. And the following jazz LPs: Time Out, The Dave Brubeck Quartet; A Love Supreme, John Coltrane.

Gilberto Primus Signal Review
What were your
listening impressions?

For comparison, I listened to the same track first with Monster Cable and then with Primus. I repeated the test, alternating cables, for the following tracks:

  • Pink Floyd: The Dogs of War and Round and Around from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
  • John Coltrane: Resolution and Pursuance from A Love Supreme

What can I say, the Primus won on all fronts: more transparent, neutral and musical, the sound more defined and wide. For its price it surpasses the others at less than 100 euros after several comparative tests. There is no doubt about it: my system has gained.

Your conclusions.

Satisfied with the purchase, in fact, I also bought Primus Coaxial to connect the CD to the DAC of the Denon amplifier and I already have plans to replace the Speaker cables, again with the Primus line. Excellent and well sounding cables and last but not least made in Italy. Highly recommended for all mid-level systems.

What did you like?

- Value for money
- Performance and flexibility
- Aesthetics

What would you improve?

- Nothing to report

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