Straight Wire crescendo Speaker Cables

5/5 (10 Reviews)


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Crescendo interconnects


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ziggy1978 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I know very well Straightwire Crescendo I interconnect and speaker cables. My system is all solid state Audio Analogue devices with B&W 805S speakers on stand. The interconnect version, both rca and xlr, sound big and bold, dynamic is huge, frequency response is neutral, bass is perfect. Probably there are interconnect cables with a more incisive, detailed high frequency exstension (like some OCC monocrystal silver cable), but often they're much more system dependent, while the Crescendo interconnects are always really musical.
The speakers version (biwiring) have the same similar family sound....what I noted respect to other speaker cables (Kimber 8TC, JPS Superconductor 2 NC and few others) is the huge dynamic and extension of bass frequencies; mids and highs are neutral, not overly warm, not edgy. The best attribute of the Crescendo family is IMHO the balance between different aspects of music reproduction.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nautilus2007 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I can only speak for the speaker cables.
I use them in bi-wiring. My speakers are Nautilus 802. My amp is a Symphonic Line RG 10 MKIV.
I love these cables. The bass is extended but well controlled. Mids are sweet, for me just perfect. And the highs are very well defined. No harshness anywhere.
I compared the crescendos to Symphonic Line "Schnell" and Silent Wire LS 16. The Symphonic Line cables have a very good and controlled bass but not this mids and highs. The Silent wire cables are very good at all. But in my system and in my opinion, they sounded a little bit bright.
So if you are looking for some very good cables, you should try the crescendos.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thoaas Pein a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I only can speak for the speaker cables 2,5m bi-wire. I bought these cables 3 month ago and replaced my Symphonic Line "Schnell" with them. It was the best decission I could make. The sound stage is extended. The sound is smooth and detailed. Trebles are to die for. Bass is full and extended but controlled. I love these cables. I compared them with LS16 cables from silent wire. Very good cables, but in my system (Amp:Symphonic line RG10, CDP Symphonic line Vibrato, Speakers: B&W N 802) I like the Crescendos more.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1100.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DTS a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchaed a Krell FPB 300 at my local dealer and he was nice enough to GIVE me a pair of XLR interconnects. It took several cd's and movies to achieve the performance levels I'm currently enjoying. I've had these cables for about a year and a half and I'm very happy.

Krell HTS
Krell FPB 300 & KAV 250/3a
Krell DVD Standard
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Cables
Straight Wire
Transparent Ultra XLR

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Yip a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2000

Bottom Line:   
When I first connected it between my ARC PH3 and ML 380S, the sound is terrible. Fat, blunted, muddy...

I use a CD player to burn in it 24 hrs a day for a week. The changes come. A very good balance between Musicality and accurancy. Excellent soundstage and Dynamics. If you love music I will give you more than expected.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Hong Kong




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