The Reference ‘Separate’

  1. Reference separatesThe Reference ‘Separate’ is a three-meter cable and configured for Bi-wire or single wire operation. The connections are Rhodium-plated and very easy to work. The difference about this cable is that I am using one cable for the positive side and one cable for the negative side of the loudspeaker. And, because of the increase in performance heard, I decided to take the Reference Separate to three audiophile friends to get their opinions. Continue reading The Reference ‘Separate’

Reference Speaker and Power Cables

Reference Speaker and Power CablesWell Paul, as I and others have said before, you have DONE IT AGAIN!  So, here is my review of the Reference Speaker and Power Cables.

First off let me start by saying music and listening to music is an emotional experience for me as it takes me back to simpler times, triggers fond memories from times past and just the pure pleasure of listening. To say that I am an Audiophile.

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Audio cable direction

Audio cable direction - AirDream S HDMI cable onlineThere is a right way and a wrong way to install an audio cable. It can be an HDMI cable, a Loudspeaker cable, an Interconnect cable or any audio cable you are using in your sound system. And, the Audio cable direction, is chosen when the audio cables are used the first time. There are many people who say it makes no difference at all in cable direction. But, we are all entitled to our own opinion. Continue reading Audio cable direction

Audiophile latest Information

Audiophiles - Welcome to 2020 - Best audiophile cables on line latest information. I am working very closely with a German company, and this is the reason why I can offer a much higher level of audiophile cables. The Supreme range has taken many months of testing to develop, but I am now able to provide the first of the products. And, I intend to have the full range of Supreme audiophile cables by May this year. And, I really mean it when I say – Audiophiles – Welcome to 2020!

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The AirDream HDMI cable

The AirDream HDMI cable 1.5 meterI am pleased to introduce The AirDream HDMI cable. And, indeed, a big step above the Ultimate HDMI cable introduced at the beginning of 2019. The AirDream HDMI cable provides transmission of Ultra-sharp images in 4K resolution, perfect 3D models and full HD audio quality. Tripple shielding, plus Aluminium foil and Teflon insulation eliminate external interference. Integrated channel for transmitting network data. Return of the audio signal without the need for an additional audio cable, allowing top-quality audio performance. The AirDream HDMI cable Continue reading The AirDream HDMI cable

Tri-wired adapter cables

Tri-wired loudspeaker configurationTri-wired adapter cables – Many Audiophiles own loudspeakers having three pairs of loudspeaker terminals. One pair for the Bass frequencies. The second pair for the middle frequencies. And the third pair for the upper frequencies.

However, with this type of configuration, three sets of loudspeaker cable are required to achieve optimum performance. Unfortunately, the cost can be very high if three sets of audio cables used. Continue reading Tri-wired adapter cables

Bi-wire conversion

Audiophile Bi-wire conversion

Bi-wire conversion. Do you understand what is meant by Bi-wiring? And, what does Bi-wiring actually does? Because Bi-wiring is the best way to connect your loudspeakers. 

Unfortunately, many people own loudspeakers (which are capable of accepting a Bi-wire cable) but sadly the loudspeakers are ignored. And, left with metal bridging plates installed. The current method is to remove the metal bridging plates and replace them with jumper cables. However, this method works well, but only to a certain extent. And, appears to lack the signal speed necessary to produce the optimum signal transfer correctly. This I found after many hours of testing with different lengths of cables. And, with different types of cables.

Bridging plates installedThere are many different theories on this, which can easily be found online. And, one that certainly caught my eye was this. To achieve the correct sound, the cables should be of equal lengths. This will correct signal speed and give optimal performance. An interesting read. And, so is there a solution?

Standard Bi-wire conversion

After looking at the problem, it was easy to find a good working solution. And, I have called the solution the Bi-wire conversion. Two lengths of low-loss loudspeaker cable replaced the jumper cables. But, to achieve the best sound, cable length has to be same as the original. In practice, shorter cable lengths can be used because the overall performance differences are negligible

Audiophile Bi-wire conversionTo improve performance, I used Aluminium foil. Aluminium foil provides better sound insulation and helps to eliminate many noise sources. And, the Aluminum foils ability to absorb sound allows unwanted noise to be picked up directly at the source. The Cables are wrapped with aluminium foil sheathing (which is first-line insulation). Followed by two levels ‘AirGap’isolation.

Result

The cable provides a quick and easy way to convert a two-wire loudspeaker cable into a four-wire Bi-wire cable. And, results are easily heard and your system has reached a new level of performance. The Bi-wire conversion can be made to any length you require. But, a thirty-five-centimetre length works very well and becomes cost-effective.

Specifications
  • Cable length: 350 mm.
  • Conductors: O.F.C Red Copper.
  • Conductor size: 2.5 mm2 (13 AWG).
  • Insulation: Vinyl.
  • Outer sheath: Plastic shrink-wrap.
  • Resistance: 0.02 Ohms/meter.
  • Capacitance: 75 pF/meter.
Pricing

2 x 440 mm banana connection 397 Euros

Reference Bi-wire conversion

Reference Bi-wire conversionThe reference version is the result of six months of hard work and aimed at the serious audiophile. The cables offer exceptional performance and the difference heard after the first three seconds! 

The construction has reached a new level. Firstly, the use of two internal conductors (2.5 mm2) with full shielding from top to bottom. Also, the conductors are helical wound, which increases the cable length from 1 to 1.2 – giving more air and space in the musical presentation. The cables used are from the reference series. High purity OFC with either NextGen (24K gold plated) or Rhodium (Twin screw) Banana connections. 

Double connection Bi-wire conversionWhat you are doing is simply turning a single speaker cable into a double speaker cable. And, by doing this, you have eliminated the standard ‘bridging plates’ or the supplied ‘jumper’ cables. By using the Reference Bi-wire conversion 440 mm length of cables you are now opening up a new experience.

I have spent months working with this project and final testing was done by one of the leading Audiophiles in the Baltic countries. And, I will be forever grateful for his help and time in allowing me to use his facilities.

Specification
  • Cable length: 440 mm
  • Conductor: 2 x 2.5 mm2
  • High purity OFC
  • Resistance: 0.004 Ohm
  • Capacitance: 39.0 Pf
  • Inductance: 0.13 uH
  • Connector: Banana (24K gold plated)  
  • Construction: Double Symmetrical – Helix
  • Low-loss PE insulation
  • Additional support elements made of PE
  • Low induction for homogeneous high-frequency reproduction
  • Primary and Secondary AirGap: DERAY-PBFSP
  • Aluminium Foil sheathing
  • Single AirTube with ‘Teflon’ binding (4 per cable)
  • Outer sheath: CanuFlex PE-HB
  • Anti-static pads (ATS) fitted (One per cable)
Pricing

2 x 440 mm banana connection 897 Euros

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Audiophile Christmas Special

Audiophile Christmas specialI would like to wish you Happy Christmas, and my present is as follows – 30% discount, and Starting  Christmas Eve and finishing on New Year’s Eve. Simply put 2018 in the box when you check out from the Audiophile Christmas Special.

Also – I have decided to add a review. The testing started at the end of October and finished a few days ago. And, timing is perfect and makes a great read!

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Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh

Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh audio systemAudiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh. Bass is always a problem in the audiophile world. And this is why I have written this Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh article. A true story, and all part of the learning curve. Know from experience how hard getting the correct amount of bass.  And, the correct sound from the Tannoy Edinburgh. There is either too little bass or not quite enough bass. And a problem to get it just right. Continue reading Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh

Tannoy red loudspeakers are Great

Tannoy red loudspeakersTannoy red loudspeakers are Great. It all started with a phone call. And I was asked if I would like to visit a friend who had something special. My friend told me that I would be able to hear a pair of Tannoy red loudspeakers in Lockwood cabinets.

The power-amps and preamp were hand made, but I just had to close my eyes and listen. What could I say to that? Apart from, a big fat yes

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Cable burn-in makes better

Cable burn-inCable burn-in makes better. It does not matter if the new cable is a Loudspeaker cable, an interconnect cable or a power cord. Each cable one needs a certain amount of playing time before it warms up so the listener is able to hear the correct sound. 

But there is a question asked by many audio enthusiasts – Does cable burn-in work and does it make a difference? Continue reading Cable burn-in makes better

Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’s

Bass improved in Tannoy Ed's - audio system Power cordsBass is always a problem in the audiophile world, and it is tough to get the correct amount of Bass and the way that you want it to sound. There is either too little Bass of either too much Bass. And it really can be a huge problem for the Audiophile to get it just right. I am writing because I had an email from a contact of mine in the Tannoy group. And,  was asking some questions. And, so thought it could be good information for other Tannoy followers. Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’s Continue reading Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’s

The Maserati was dead!

MaseratiI had been driving Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, E-type Jaguar, And, also had many other sports cars that were available. But, had never owned a Maserati. I was driving past one of my friend’s garages, and I saw the Maserati sitting in the showroom. And, so I pulled in to have a look. And, so I have written The Maserati was dead, blog so that, you will see the problems!  Continue reading The Maserati was dead!

Custom made cables

CustomCustom made cables. This is one of the two-three and a half meter USB Custom made cables which were ordered by a customer in Norway. And, will use it in his audio system. One of the components used in his system is the Ayre QB9 DAC.

The Ayre Q9 is regarded by many audiophiles to be the very best DAC that has ever been produced by Ayre. I have personally heard this beautiful DAC in operation and I am very impressed, to say the least! Continue reading Custom made cables

Recording studio cables

Recording studio cables -Ultimate studio cableRecording studio cables. Just before Christmas, I received a pair of audio cables for my Recording studio, and now I have decided to write a review. I noticed people buying them for hi-end home audiophile systems. I wanted mine for Recording studio monitoring which does quite the opposite. And to be frank, I was not sure if these cables were going to do the job!  Continue reading Recording studio cables

Sound of music better

The sound of the musicSound of music better is the title, and I want to share with you a true story that happened to me while I was in England. And. I did not realise at that time just what a difference a sound could make to my life.

It started, but I guess we could call it a quirk of fate, and as they say, some things meant to be. I had no idea that from a simple meeting, which was the result of an eBay transaction, I would be MD of Perkune audiophile cables just over a year later!
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Do you like high quality vintage audio

Do you like high quality vintage audioDo you like high-quality vintage audio? I know that I certainly do. And, I think the sound produced from vintage audio equipment is simply the best.

Good quality audio equipment that has been used and is second hand is often very hard to find. Because you never know the history. And, therefore, why is it for sale.

But, where to start and how much to spend. I think that you must take your time and do research first! Continue reading Do you like high quality vintage audio

Vinyl sounds beautiful

Vinyl sounds beautifulTo hear the Vinyl sounds’ coming to you from the other room makes your heart race. The smell from a Vinyl, as you remove it from its sleeve makes you sigh because Vinyl sounds beautiful.

The feel of the vinyl, as you place it on the turntable is something that is not easily forgotten. One of my friends just returned from America and invited me to his house to listen to his system. Now, with the addition of a new tube amplifier. He wanted me to hear how his Vinyl sounds – or so I thought! Continue reading Vinyl sounds beautiful

Question what to look for

Question what to look forQuestion what to look for. Just exactly, what do you want, when are you choosing a different system? And, who do you ask?  I hope my ‘Question what to look for?’ will help you choose wisely. Because we certainly have different requirements and also different hearing. And, our hearing is one of the biggest problems we face when involved with audio.

I have spent hours talking to people about what to look for when buying an audio system. And, so I thought it could be a good idea to share my knowledge and ideas with you.

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Burn-in for audio cables

Burn-in for audio cablesBurn-in for cables. Well, I ask, is it fact or fiction? But, I will say, yes there is a burn-in period for all types of audio cables. I would also like to add, there is also a burn-in or break-in period for anything having electrical components. But as with everything you have to try for your self. And, you will hear the difference after only a few days. This is not fiction and Burn-in is essential. Continue reading Burn-in for audio cables