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Review #57 - Balanced Cable Invictus XLR - Ricable Review

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Lorenzo F.

Sources: Rose RS150 Media Center

Amplifier: McIntosh C53 preamplifier; McIntosh MC452 power amplifier

Acoustic Speakers: Tannoy Legacy Cheviot

Other: PS Audio Network Conditioner

The following review of the Invictus XLR cable 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 bring about 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 for 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 their impressions, in a manner completely free. We thank Lorenzo for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I discovered Ricable by accident at a friend's house and inquired about purchasing an entry level RCA at the beginning of building my last system. After two and a half years, thanks in part to the Ricable upgrade plan, I have the entire system wired with Invictus. The last purchase was a Invictus XLR to connect the Rose RS150 streamer to the McIntosh C53 preamp.

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

Definitely the best product for value for money. The construction is impeccable and with top-notch materials. The XLR cables have a very comfortable and precise clamping system. The shielding is really top-notch, since I have been using Ricable cables I have not experienced any kind of interference INTERCONNECT.

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

I used a test record containing several songs from different genres of music to evaluate each parameter of the system. I know this record very well so that I can pick up every little change right away. The first listen for me is always important even if the cable is not broken in, but it gives the first impact. The XLR was at first impact already a very high level cable. After a hundred hours of use I must say that the three-dimensionality of the streamer's sound is record-breaking.

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What were your
listening impressions?

The Invictus cables are extremely transparent. They neither add nor detract from the character of the system. The system simply sounds as it should sound. I could say that the soundstage turns out to be deep and wide and the instruments well defined in space. But these are all characteristics to be attributed to the system and the recording. The XLR has the tremendous merit of allowing all this to be conveyed with great neutrality and transparency. You know when listening is so pleasant and natural that you no longer think about the system? Here, the Invictus cables manage to give the system this characteristic.

Your conclusions.

My system is fully wired Ricable Invictus . It was a spontaneous upgrade path by first purchasing the Dedalus and then, thanks to the upgrade program, upgrading to the Invictus. My system has gained in all parameters revealing its characteristics to the fullest. I highly recommend Ricable products that already from the Dedalus series , up to the most valuable Invictus, give very high performance in terms of neutrality and transparency.

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What did you like?

- Neutrality
- Construction
- Value for money

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What would you improve?

- Perhaps the Invictus series of power supply is a bit expensive

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