For the third time I have been describing the wires of the Lithuanian manufactory Perkune Audiophile Cables, run by Mr. Paul Goodwin. First, they were interconnects and a line of “Pro” series and then speaker cables with a length of 3 meters and now testing the Audiophile cable standard series interconnect (which is a two-meter interconnect).
It is not a coincidence that I am informing about the length of the loudspeaker cables, that these are just 3 meter sections. For such a length (or possibly 4 meters) Mr. Paul Goodwin considers optimal for speaker cables. Three or four-meter sections are best played. In turn interconnects according to Paula should have no more, no less than two meters long.
It is empirically tested by him during numerous auditions, comparisons, comparisons, etc. Such lengths are also recommended by the well-known Nordost cable company. Therefore, there is nothing else but to accept these assumptions as really right and beneficial for the sound of the hi-fi system.
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Paul Goodwin emphasises that his wires represent such a high technical level and distant sound advancement that no better ones are needed. In other words, the cables produced in Perkune are able to optimally extract, show and emphasize the sound of even the most expensive hi-fi systems, because they are so selected and constructed that almost every tune will fit in and complement each other perfectly. A bold thesis, but probably not unfounded, because Lithuanian wires can be found in many interesting hardware configurations.
Paul writes on his website like that: “There are many cable companies that manufacture and sell audiophile cables. Everyone says their wires are the best, so why should you think my cables are different? I believe in what I do and write the truth and that’s why I succeed. When someone tries my cables, he just starts to love the sound!
What really annoys me in audio is the huge amount of money that uninformed people are able to pay for the so-called “high-end” cables, just to gain only a small increase in sound quality. And the “high-end” cable can cost more than the equipment it is used in. I decided to create a cable that will offer performance at the highest level of sound quality, but at a lower price. “My goal was to introduce such cables to the market.”
General impressions and construction I have already written that the RCA Perkune Audiophile Cables is two meters high. Both wires are wrapped in a common dark green PVC shirt, only the ends (about 10 cm) of the interconnect are split and covered with a black or green T-shirt, just like the gripping parts of the plugs. The plugs come from a reputable manufacturer – from Neutrik from Lichtenstein.
In the central place (i.e. in the middle) of the interconnect a sticker with the inscription “Perkune” has been placed and the directionality of the conductor has been marked. The cables are made solid and aesthetically. It seems that they will be able to conduct electricity for life. There is nothing more to describe, because the anatomy of the cable is not revealed by the constructor for the Audiophile cable standard series interconnect.
Veins: copper OFC Isolation: Polyethylene Screen: copper OFC Outer cover: PVC Diameter of the cable: 2 x 0.25 M (23 AWG) Conductive conductors: 8 x 0.2 mm Diameter of the cable: 6.0 mm Resistance: 0.075 Ohm / meter Capacity: 55 pF / meter Certificate: CEI 20-22 / II °, RoSH 2002/95 / EC, 2011/65 / EU.
I used the Audiophile cable standard series interconnect mainly as a combination of the Musical Fidelity MX-DAC converter with test amplifiers (Audia Fligt FL Three S, Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary, Pathos Classic MKIII and Hegel H160) or as a combination of Trilogy 906 and Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL preamplifiers. with the same amplifiers. A full list of accompanying equipment is available at the end of this text.
Perkune is characterized above all by a highly transparent, pleasantly neutral sound with a fluid and light consistency clad in rhythm and full tonal control. The entire message is stable, uniform and coherent, it can be written – laminar, that is, it flows in parallel layers, without interference between them. Advanced sound ordering has a positive effect on the proper presentation of spatial phenomena such as precise and wide stereophony and reliable focusing of apparent sources – their physical tangibility, detailing, and visibility.
The guide shows the complex sonority of the instruments without any problems, emphasizes the contours of sounds, single and serial tones. You can feel the complement of the background, the concentration of the tonal substance, the opening to the nuances, etc. It’s a clean and clear sound saturated with details, complemented by reverbs and depth. It is worth noting that the Lithuanian interconnect opens the sound, allows it to sound full breast, breathe freely, without disturbances and with full potential.
It is a catalyst for natural sound and at the same time emotional – operating with the senses, managing feelings. The next strong point of Perkune are optimally expressed mid-tones. The diameter is dense, but communicative, direct and natural. The sound of the instruments of this band thanks to this is precisely punched out of the background – for example, the piano playing on the background of the orchestra plays vividly and tangibly, colorfully and colorfully. Strong and clear. In turn, the top range is not only retail, but also juicy, even vivid. Temperamental and rich, but arranged – suggestive, but not attacking with sharpness.
I do not know if just a 2-meter Perkune interconnect (as recommended by the constructor) sounds better than one-meter or one-and-a-half meters (because I did not have other lengths for comparison), but what I propose in terms of sound is at least favorable. It is a clear and transparent sound, without coloration and coloring – clear and resonant, and thus heading straight towards the high-end. I recommend that you listen to the Perkune cable, because for many audiophiles it may be the end of the search for optimal sound, not to write – perfect. Audiophile cable standard series interconnect
Amplifiers: Hegel H160 (test TU), Pathos Classic One MKIII (test TU), Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary (test TU), Audia Flight FL Three S (test TU), Cayin CS-55 A (test TU) and Dayens Ecstasy III (TU test). Columns: Avcon Avalanche Reference Monitor (TU test), Triangle Esprit Antal EZ (TU test), Audiovector Ki 3 Super, AudioSolutions Overture O203F (TU test), Zingali Zero Bookshelf (TU test), Guru Audio Junior (TU test) and Cabasse Surf (test TU). Digital sources: Musical Fidelity A1 CD-PRO, Musical Fidelity MX-DAC (test TU) and NuForce Air DAC (test TU). Computers: MacBook Apple Pro, Asus Pro P43E and Toshiba Satellite S75. Turntables: Clearaudio Emotion with Goldring Legacy (test TU) and Nottingham Analogue Horizon with Ortofon 2M Black (TU test). Phono preamplifiers: iFi Phono (TU test), Primare R32 (TU test), Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL (TU test), Trilogy 906 (TU test) and Ri-Audio PH-1 (TU test). Tuners: Rotel RT-1080, Yamaha T-550 and Sansui TU-5900. Cassette recorder: Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1. Minisystem: Pioneer P1-K (test TU). Headphones: RHA MA750 (test TU), Audeze LCD-3 (test TU), Meze 99 Classics (test TU), Final Audio Design Adagio V (test TU), Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI (test TU), Oppo PM- 3 (TU test) and AKG K545 (TU test). Headphone amplifiers: Audeze Deckard (TU test), Cayin C5 DAC (TU test), Taga Harmony THDA-500T (TU test), Divaldi AMP-01 (TU test) and Olasonic Nano-UA1 (TU test). Wiring: Audiomica Laboratory series Red and Gray, DC-Components (TU test) and Harmonix CI-230 Mark II (TU test). KBL Sound Fluid power cord (TU test). Power cable, speaker cables and RCA Perkune Audiophile Cables interconnects. Speaker cables Cardas 101 Speaker (TU test), Melodika Brown Sugar BSC 2450 (TU test) and Taga Harmony Platinium-18 (TU test). XLPL UltraPLUS series. Accessories: the base under the turntable is Rogoz-Audio 3SG40 (TU test), Rogoz-Audio 4QB80 speaker base (TU test), Rogoz-Audio BW40 anti-vibration feet, Solid-Tech Radius Duo 3 audio cabinet (TU test) and Harmonix TU gramophone mat -800EXi (TU test). RCA Sevenrods plugs. Sevenrods Speaker Jumper.
Author of review ~ Ludwig Hegel – StereoI Kolorowo – Underground (Poland)
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