Straight Wire Encore II Interconnect - Pair Speaker Cables

4.5/5 (4 Reviews) MSRP : $79.95


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dave a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Well made cable with good connectors. Very flexible and it lends itself to tight location like the back of my A/V receiver. The downside it that after 5 years the clear outer covering becomes soft and sticky. This attracts dust and dirt. The cable is a big step up in performance over included stock cables. Crisp clear highs, good midrange, and good bass. It 's a good deal for the price and better performance than entry level cables.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Honorio Hernández a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I,ve Been using this cable for a few days and it´s a very good cable, specially for the price. I bought it to connect my multimedia hard disc to my amplifier and It makes an MP3 file sound spectacular. Spacious and depth, clean and airy arround the instruments. I´ve had Kimber PBJ, Oehlbach NF 214, and lately HMS Duetto II and in my opinion it´s clearly better than any of them. They sound wonderfully for a cheap cable, as a previous reviewer said: " ignore them at your own risc".

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2009



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

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2004

Bottom Line:   
After going digital coax out for quite a while from a Rotel CD player into a B&K AVR 305 with Paradigm Monitor 9s up front, the sound was still brighter than I like. Decided to let the B&K handle the analog signal from the Rotel which sent me on a quest for the right interconnect. Listened to Tara Labs, Harmonic Tech, Monster (had some already) and the Encore IIs.

The sound of the Encore IIs was, quite simply, a "sweeter" sound than the others. This is true from lows through the mids, and especially the highs that were fatiguing before. This is a great cable, well constructed and cool looking with it's red interior wrap. If you have a system with some high end edge, you should really give this cable a listen before you buy. It continues to sound even better with burn-in. Also, the guys at Straightwire are great to work with and like to match their wire with your needs. Top notch rating all around!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



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

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I cannot say enough good things about this cable. It displays every attribute a person could want. Excellent detail without adding any harshness or sibilance to the higer frequencies. Keeps the bass tight, defined, and well-controlled. Lends a warmth and musicality to the music that is a pleasure to listen to. These 1.0m are connecting my Arcam CD62T to my Marantz SR7200 receiver. The marantz has a warm, musical personality, and the Arcam is a forward, very razor-edged-in-detail player. This cable marries their two personalities exceptionally well. I threw these cables into the system right out of the box, expecting little from a raw, unburned cable. They immediately beat everything i'd tried. After about 60 hours of burn-in, midrange warmth had bloomed a bit, but tonal separation and definition still remained very crisp and pleasing. They had matured into the perfect cable for my equipment. I've cycled through a few brands to date, and am finally satisfied. At 75.00, this is a fantastic, competitive cable. Absolutely recommended.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Home Theatre Store




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