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Review #55 - Cable Dedalus Power - Ricable Review

Review Raphael Dedalus Power
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Raphael B.

Sources: Audio Research Reference CD7 CD player; Rega Planar 3 turntable with Sumiko Blue Point cartridge

Amplifier: Audio Research LS25 MKII preamplifier; Audio Research VS110 and VS55 power amplifiers

Acoustic Speakers: Opera Callas Diva

Other: Cambridge Audio CXN Streamer

The following review of the cable Dedalus Power 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 Raffaele for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I've known you for a long time now, I have the whole system wired with your cables both INTERCONNECT and power cables but with the latest test I've done you never cease to amaze me, honestly sometimes I struggle to understand where the witchcraft is that allows the quality of your cables to be so evident. Anyway I got to know you through the internet. I would like to use your cables to connect power amps to speakers, but being very long and passing inside a bookcase would be very difficult and I imagine expensive to do.

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

The cable is massive, the quality is immediately apparent at the touch, despite everything it is very flexible and the construction is well cared for at all levels. The quality of the packaging is remarkable in both robustness and aesthetics, nothing to say. Perhaps the only small flaw is the lack of phase indication on the power plug.

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

I had the system connected to the mains with a common power strip where all your cables connected. Then I bought a cheap, 150 euro, eight-output Schuko filtered power strip on the Internet and connected it to the mains via your Netzkabel Dedalus replacing the common power strip that everyone uses at home.

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Review Raphael Dedalus Power
What were your
listening impressions?

After having connected everything, switched on and warmed up the system as usual, I start listening and immediately I notice a cleanliness in the voice and in the details, the sound scene was much more detailed and high, the spatiality increased, the bass range powerful and clear as never before. Obviously I have tried with various CD records, vinyl and DAT cassettes but the result was the same, I was a bit incredulous having the whole system already wired Ricable, but surely the power strip with normal cable was a bottleneck and did not allow the system to express itself at its best. Now everything is cleaner, every frequency has benefited and it is like listening to a different system... magic? I don't know, but the differences are evident I think even to a neophyte.

Your conclusions.

What can I say, once again you have amazed me with your products which, as I have already written to you, are not very cheap but once you have listened to them and tried them, they immediately make you forget the money you have spent and the fights with your wife for buying them. Absolutely to recommend to anyone and I congratulate you again on your work.

What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
- Quality

What would you improve?

- Nothing to report

2 thoughts on "Review #55 - Cable Dedalus Power - Ricable Review"

  1. Ricky he said:

    Raffaele in his review pointed out the lack of the 'phase' marking on the Schuko plug but forgot to mention it in the 'what would you improve' box. I think it is in any case a suggestion worthy of consideration: in fact, reading the requests on the various social groups on topics relating to sound reproduction (so from power supply to listening) many enthusiasts panic when they change a component and, at first, are not satisfied, hoping for a more obvious improvement. Then in the discussion it turns out that the system is out of phase or a component, and here it is through no fault of their own, for example have one of the speaker drivers out of phase.

    1. Ricable he said:

      Hi Ricky, the phase marking on a Netzkabel with Schuko socket makes little sense, because it depends on the position of the phase in the socket. The Schuko socket can be rotated and thus reverse the phase. It is much more important to look for the phase in the socket and make sure that it is on the IEC side where the 'L' is marked, so that the cable will carry the phase linearity of the socket.

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