In September this year, I received a package from Vilnius, Lithuania directly from Perkune Audiophile Cables – Mr. Paul Goodwin. I am writing this Audiophile loudspeaker cable review. I will mention that I have tested and described Pauls cables, and a few of them are used in my Hi-fi audio system. Why? Because they sound great, they deliver a beautiful sound with a lot of tonal advancement.
This time I received the latest Elite cables, which is currently the highest in the range. I will test the speaker cables, RCA interconnects and speaker jumpers all in the Elite series. But the loudspeaker cables first. Perkune Audiophile Cables The builder, Paul Goodwin, creates his cables in Vilnius, Lithuania. Paul is an “oil and gas” engineer, but has also been involved with music and sound all his life. audiophile loudspeaker cable review
Construction and general impression in the new Elite series. Paul recommends after removing the cables from the box do not touch with bare hands. And preferably use cotton gloves. Therefore, the cables have all the plugs packed in plastic pouches. audiophile loudspeaker cable review
Only when connecting / installing cables, carefully remove the bags. Yes, Mr. Goodwin writes about his Elite series cables: “These are beautifully sounding connecting cables and speakers, and I’m talking about them being transparent. That means my cables have minimal resistance and capacitance, both the source and the amplifier are clean, there are new sonic possibilities for the sound system.
This shrinkage is expected to play an additional role in “air gap cushioning”. Inside there are two cables, I do not know what, but this time they are not Italian as previous. The cables are assembled without soldering. At about 15 centimeters the cables break apart and fitted with 24k gold-plated banana plugs.
At the split (both ends) ferrite rings are also installed and covered with insulation. Next to it is a sticker with the Perkune logo. Cables are about 3.5 meters long. They are not rigid, they are flexible and pleasant to the touch.
I plugged in between the Hegel Rost amplifier and the Living Voice Auditorium R3. The second listening set is the Pathos Classic One MKIII amplifier and the Definitive Technology BP9060 bipolar speaker.
I also used Guru Junior monitors. Comparison Loudspeakers are XLO UltraPLUS U6-10, Cardas 101 Speaker and Perkune Audophile Cables Standard series. The remainder of the accompanying equipment is listed at the end of this text.
When I hooked up the cables to my Living Voice Auditorium R3 speakers, the thought came to my mind: Paul knows the sound of how few people have a guy with a cable ear!
A Good cable should be neutral and dose not colour anything. It does not add bass, but does not capture it. There must be care for harmony and cohesion of sound. And should build a black background, while also seeking subtlety. In short, it should be transparent to give the best sound and amplification. Elite audiophile loudspeaker cable review
And such are the new Elite loudspeaker cables. The music sounds very coherent, in such a silky and beautiful way, with a nice pleasing and clear structure. The background is black, and sounds are made on it. Big ones, the small ones and the smallest ones. The sound is deep, multi-layered, plastic and full. Significantly, the instruments are precisely cut out of space, and at the same time constitute their immanent and coherent part.
Thanks to that, the strings are very expressive, perfectly anchored between the bass and the soprano. There are numerous details and details of the recordings, and also their artifacts (which may or may not be). Perkune cables can be called analytic and distributive, but it is an analytics that is beneficial to the natural and energetic nature of music.
Perhaps only the sopranos may seem too expressive, but not yet vitreous. The bass is massive, compact and flexible, not sticky. Sometimes it should be more stretched. It is important to emphasise the sound goes forward, but also far into the scene. The space and dimension of the scene are impeccable.
Yes, and not the other cable characteristics Perkune predisposes them to use in hi-fi systems, balanced, well arranged and well composed. Where they will be complementary and delineated, but not a cure for lack of bass, resolution or melodiousness. Then they open and accelerate the sound by transferring them to a higher level of voices and fertility. And can hardly to be called otherwise as advanced and full-blooded.
I urge everyone to their own listening sessions, because in my opinion cables with the Perkune Audiophile Cables logo ensure, without a doubt, a very mature and advanced strictly high-fidelity sound and I can recommend them.
Test system ~audiophile loudspeaker cable review
Amplifiers: Hegel H160 (TU test), Hegel Röst (TU test), Pathos Classic One MKIII (TU test) and Cayin A-55 TP (TU test). Speakers: Living Voice Auditorium R3 (TU test), Definitive Technology BP9060 (test HERE), Studio 16 Hertz Canto Grand (TU test) and Guru Audio Junior (TU test). CD Player: Musical Fidelity A1 CD-PRO. Network players: Onkyo NS-6170 (TU test), Pioneer N-70AE (TU test) and Auralic Aries Mini (TU test). DAC: Pioneer U-05 (test TU), S.M.S.L. M7 and iFi micro iDSD Black Label (TU test). Computers: MacBook Apple Pro and Dell Latitude E6440.
Technical specification of the Elite speaker cable - conductors: red OFC copper, - insulation: vinyl, - external coating: plastic shrink film, - cable diameter: 6 mm, - conductor size: 2.5 mm2, 13 AWG, - number of guides: 7 wires, each threaded with 32 threads, 0.125 mm, - Resistance: 0.02 Ohm / meter, - capacity: 0.75 pF / meter.
Audiophile loudspeaker cable review in Polish
Author: Ludwig Hegel – Poland
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