Silver Audio Appassionata Speaker Cables

4.9/5 (10 Reviews)


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Interconnect Cable


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mazort a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These are the best interconnects I've heard and are an outstanding value. I will echo what others have written here - the resolution is spectacular and the music is smooth and full-bodied to a degree I haven't heard before. From the first few moments it was clear these interconnects were something very special and define a new league of performance in my opinion.

System:

Wadia 861
Audio Note M2 Line
Audio Research VT-100 MK II
ProAc Response Fives
Nordost SPM speaker cable

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Direct from Silver A



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K525 a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely the best interconnect cable I have used. At about half the cost of the excellent Nordost Quatrofils, these are more open on the top, and tighter and more extended in the bass. Lots of shimmer. No harshness. Simply brings me closer to the illusion of a live microphone feed, yet not overly bright, harsh, analytical. Very smooth and silky, in fact. This is a lot to spend for an interconnect, but the value ratio is nonetheless high. Try them out!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   eAudio.net



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Wittmann a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
After having these cables in my system for some time now I can say that these interconnects only got better with time. They never "settled in" like other cables and lost the speed in the treble. These cables breathe the music. None of the subttle nuances of the recording environment or layering of music is lost. Big heavy bass lines and subttle cymbals have thier own space and are not masked by the other. The sound has gotten deeper wider and far more involving without being too busy to interfere with the listening experience. Adrian Beleuws Salad Days CD (which was recorded in his home) sounded very convincing. A good reference for acoustic music. I would recommend these cables to anyone wanting to upgrade to a reference cable.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Silver Audio Web site



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Wittmann a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I read the reviews on this page which helped me to decide to audition a set of these interconnects. I bought the .5 meter pair to connect my cd source to pre amp. My initial observation was the clarity. Other cables wear clear if not a bit forward out of the box, but settled as they broke in. The Audioquest settled so much they lower a curtain in front of the music. The Straightwires are accurate, neutral and some times just a bit harsh when the volume is pushed hard. The Appassionattas were clear right out of the bag and stayed that way even after over 50 hours of play. The resolution is unbelievable. Sounstage is big , wide and deep. Subtle nuances are revealed with delicacy. Layering is more discernable and the highs are open, airy and extended , crystal clear but never harsh. Bass is extended and focused. And the midrange is smooth as silk.

My sytem:
Rotel 965-BX
Audible Illusions Modulus 3A
Quicksilver 8417's
ProAc Studio 1's
Straightwire Maestro interconnects
Straightwire Rhapsody Speaker Cables

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:    Manufacturer Website



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ade a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Here's a more in depth review. (The cable is used between pre and power amp as Max suggested and after some fiddling I would tend to agree. I will replace the CD to pre with Appassionata as soon as I get the chance).

This cable is improving as I listen to it more. My main reference pieces of music are exhibiting subtle changes as time passes.

This cable has added a whole new sense of space. Echoes from room surroundings are now clearly audible, resonances sound more real (especially from strings, woodwind and acoustic material) and the sound is clean without harshness or clinicality. Bass heavy tracks have had the boom cleaned up, focused rather than tightened. It has also introduced the subtleties of the performer, breathing and finger movements on the fretboard are now audible for example. You can sense the position of the instruments in terms of depth rather than just left to right.

All in all, it is much more involving and it is still getting better. A wondrous piece of cable. I felt the need to vote again since I couldn't vote 6 stars last time!

Equipment used:

Musical Fidelity F22 Pre-amp
Musical Fidelity FX Power amp
Meridian 200/203 source
Acoustic Energy AE1 speakers
REL Q-100e subwoofer
Kimber Powerkords on all equipment

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Silver Audio Direct




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