I don’t think I need here for Stereo and Kolorowo, once again, write that for a good few years, Paul Goodwin has been sending me his new designs for listening. And any approval. To be honest, I have never been disappointed by Paul’s cables – whether cheaper or more expensive. I think that Paul simply has a perfect “ear” for lines; he can assemble and tune a sound cable from many different components, i.e., one that “plays” OK – and is reliable, forgiving, and optimal about many hi-fi audio systems.
As Paul explains, the Supreme Special is entirely new construction. First, four internal cables (2.5 mm2) with full shielding. And secondly, the conductors are spiral wound, which increases the length of the line from three to almost four meters – thus providing more air and space in the musical presentation—the Supreme speaker cable equipped with the latest NextGen banana connectors. And, is to ensure a perfect signal connection.
The cables, packed in a cardboard box, additionally wrapped in foil. And, the plugs, secured with mini plastic bags. The new Supreme Special, equipped with aubergine-coloured nylon braids. And, the NextGen’s gold-plated plugs have stretch heat shrinks. The “Perkune” rubber logos glued onto the splitters. And, antistatic pads fitted on the cables. In general, I rate the performance and aesthetics of Paul Goodwin’s new lines very highly.
The sound stage is entirely visible, and the music itself contains a lot of details and ingredients—attention paid to excellent transparency and imaging of apparent individual phenomena. The whole sound coherent, in a full, beautiful way. The background of the events defined: soft black, deep – no noticeable matting or turbidity. There is also more presence of microelements, various subtleties and details in the music. When using Perkune, the message coming from the loudspeakers seems to be more precise and more vivid, and at the same time also seems to be smoother.
The significant advantage of the new Perkune is their advanced way of presenting the diameter. It is primarily a deep and warm colour, supported by brilliant dynamics and 100% realism. Medium tones sound dynamic, clear, and unambiguous. They are dense and condensed, but in parallel, they have this incredible lightness and delicacy resulting from the large amount of acoustic air located in its recesses and depths. The sound of the midrange is highly plastic, but with its individual “cells” filled with live oxygen. Organic air.
The instruments stand next to each other at different distances, do not stick to each other, do not overlap – they are precisely visible and vividly focused. They have a solid internal mass, but they are not fluffy. They are entirely natural, maintaining exact proportions and proper symmetries. Similar feelings apply to human voices, because they are charismatic and sonorous, although they have a clear structure and an unmistakable texture. They sound full and tangible. Reliable and direct. Simply reference.
Also, significantly and favourably affect the substance and mass of low tones. The bass is more profound – more revealing and juicier. Better defined and more vital. With more breakthrough power, faster and faster. But not inflated or full. Optimum. With a higher level of resolution, this resolution manifested in the refinement of low tones. Still, without their warming – you can write that in a state of better selectivity (as long as the bass can be selective). The bass also receives more rhythm and 100% accuracy coordinated with it. Supreme speaker
– Cable size: 20 mm
– Conductor: 4 x 2.5 mm2
– High purity Litz Copper wire
– Resistance: 0.004 Ohm
– Capacitance: 39.0 Pf
– Inductance: 0.13 uH
– Connector: Banana or spade (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
– Aluminum Foil sheathing
– Single AirTube with ‘Teflon’ binding (5 per cable)
– Outer sheath: Double layers CanuFlex PE-HB
– Anti-static pads (ATS) fitted (2 per cable)
If you are looking for a reference speaker for high-end class cables, then Perkune Audiophile Cables Supreme Special will be the optimal choice for you. And, characterised by unusual voices expressed naturally and visually. They have excellent selectivity and a sophisticated ability to reveal the sound of music fully. At the same time, they are internally disciplined and coordinated with the overall sound. Recommended!
Price in Europe – EUR 2,297, for two 3-meter sections with plugs (i.e. about PLN 10,000).