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Review #77 - Primus Cables and Dedalus Speaker, Magnus and Dedalus Power - Ricable Review

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Sources: Cambridge Audio CXUHD Blu-ray player; Technics SL-1210 MK2 turntable.

Amplifier: Onkyo TX-NR1030

Acoustic Speakers: Definitive Technology SR 9080 BP

Other: Pre-phono Pro-Ject Audio Tube Box DS2; Oehlbach XXL Powersocket 908 Multi-Socket; Davis Acoustics Subwoofer and Center Speaker.

The following review of Primus Speaker MKII, Dedalus Speaker MKII, Magnus Power and Dedalus Power cables 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 lead to 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 to 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 his impressions, in a completely free. We thank Vincenzo for his time.

What made you choose Ricable?

I met Ricable by chance while searching for quality audio cables on the web. What I wanted was the best in terms of quality/price. I wanted to try the products Ricable intrigued by the presentation of the products on the Ricable website itself . I was surprised by the build and audio quality, proof that quality is made by passion, not price!

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

Immediately from the packaging you can feel the quality of the product. Excellent build quality. Careful aesthetics. Nice to look at (Italian design is always recognizable!), you can tell the care with which these products were made, both to the touch and visually. The connectors are very nice, they fit very well. All this attention to detail catches the eye and lets you feel the passion of this company in making its products.

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

I tried these cables while listening to different CDs and LPs. I love different genres of music, among which I prefer rock, hard rock and especially metal in all its genres. CDs and LPs used for the test: Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, PFM, Pink Floyd, Megadeth, Faith No More, to name a few.
The Dedalus Speakers give the feeling of a warm, dynamic, detailed sound. High level cables for high level acoustic speakers!
The Primus Speakers (much more moderately priced) purchased for my next surround speakers give the same feeling, but obviously being a product intended for those taking their first steps into the real world of Hi-Fi, the dynamics and details are more restrained.
The Netzkabel Magnus offers a more stable and lively sound, compared to a traditional Netzkabel (no comparison!).
The Netzkabel Dedalus (considering the higher level of sources it is intended for) offers more naturalness, warmth. It goes up a level not only in price.

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What were your
listening impressions?

I was struck by the precision, detail, dynamics, warmth, and fullness that these cables can express, all indistinctly. The tracks heard came through directly, with a wide soundstage. They give body to the protagonists of the soundstage. Well sounding.
In the past I have had the opportunity to listen to other higher cost cables, which is very easy in the world of Hi-Fi, but these cables I can say without any doubt that they sound not only as good, but better. Value for money, I believe, is paramount, and the Ricable products are proof of that. They enthuse from the first listen.

Your conclusions.

In the past I've listened to cables you'd have to sell yourself an organ to buy! Ricable is able to offer impact and quality at much lower prices, this makes these products and of course the company itself that made them great. I recommend listening to the cables Ricable! I also own QED and Van den Hul cables and am glad to have included in my system Ricable which I consider more than up to the mark in terms of detail and naturalness of sound considering the same price range.

What did you like?

- Performance
- Aesthetics
- Value for money

What would you improve?

- Nothing

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