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NBS Stingher
4 Reviews
rating  3.5 of 5
Description: Shielded Interconnect Cable


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gonzalo a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I called Mr Walter Fields today and tried to do business with him he is the owner of NBS.
After he did not reply to my e-mail requests I decided to call him, introduce myself and try to give him an order for a friend of mine in Souh America that wanted me to buy for him a couple of these cables.
Being very familiar with Cardas, Shunyata, Kimber Kable, and a few other good ones, I could benefit form listening to those cables for a couple of days and get a pretty good idea of teh quality/value, etc.
When I talk to this gentleman i get insulted, he is very rude and vulgar, very non conducive of business.

I don't know weather he is mentally ill or just plain old ignorant and brute.
Does not speak of a person that has the capability to design sonic wonders and the sensitivity to express the many musical textures that a good cable is capable of conveying, as I was sincerely hoping for.

Never was I insulted in such manner while trying to do business with a fellow American in our homeland.

I guess reviews and product quality really don't mean much if you get treated like dirt so you can spend $6 K to $9K for a few cables, it really detracts form teh whole experience.
I honestly believe that if someone comes up with teh secret of teh great american cable and add good customer service and people skils, it will be a great hit, and please call me I'm a buyer!!

Manufacturers like this can afford to exist with such attitude only because their pricing structure allows for this gentleman in aprticular to luxuriously survive a whole month just by selling 1 or 2 cables.
Paying $9K or even more for the pleasure of purchasing a wonderful product made by wonderful people wchich you even enjopy talking to, absolutely!
Now paying a brute rude ingorant that will take your $9K (not mine!!) and treat you like dirt with the attitude and content this gentleman has and call it value??
Absolutely not!
Strongly suggest to give hima call and see what kind of tretment you get for your small fortune spent and if not satisfied, take your business where you are really wanted and your money can be of blessing to many, not to a single entity that has "delusions of grandeure" .
Only in America My Firend! someone like this could last mnore than 5 minutes in business that's why I love this Country, but then "The Land of teh Free" as fee that I am I'll take my money (hard earned) where they trate me with teh most basic repsect i know I deserve and earned.

Main point: if youa re going to spend some time developing a good product you need to get paid for your R & D and taht's a fact, now when you deliver $35 worth of componebnts and materials and about $50 worth of labor and charge some $6,000 for it, you better do it with a lot of courtesy well mannered and very respecful of your customer. Otherwise you're niot even worth your weight in water . . .. or wind in this case . . .

As far as I am concerned I;ll keep my curiosity but enjoy teh reatment I get form the other good guys in the industry.
I'm sorry I really work for my money and respect myself too much to allow this.

As you read this do as you please it's your money and tehn again it's only money . . right? right!

Hope this helps a little and not let anyone disrespect you.

God Bless;


Similar Products Used:
Kimber, shunyata Cardas; very very good.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by RH a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 14, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I also purchased these cables when they were first offering the 2 for 1 price deal which made them a great buy. They are better than most at their price point but I could not live with them in my system and have rotated them to my vcr in my av system. The biggest drawback from these cables is the soundstage which is very reduced in width and depth. The cables seemed to tipped up in the top end also. The JPS Ultraconductors are a much better performer for about the same price even though they both are for mid to low fi systems. I have since moved up to the JPS superconductor interconnects and speaker cables which are awesome. The other point which is bothersome is that the NBS stingher cables are tied together which cannot be seperated. This forces you to use them on connections close together. Don't think about it if you have a three channel amp with the L & R connectors father apart. I would rate it between 3 and 4 stars but lean towards 3 since the connector quality isn't as good as the JPS ultraconductors, cannot be seperated and greatly reduced soundstage. The JPS ultrconductors gave a great soundstage and were more neutral.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Christopher Ratz a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 5, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Brian at www.hellohifi.com has informed me that I "must" submit a retraction to the slanderous statement I made during my previous review... so here it goes. I guess under penalty of death, I am sorry for the malicious comments I made about NBS and any of it's representatives. I am also completely worthless for not doing exactly as I was told to get my second cable. I am the only person in the history of the world to have a problem with www.hellohifi.com or NBS Cables. For the record, I have nothing against NBS and I am not "trying to destroy it's solid reputation on the Internet" as Brian has stated. They make a damn good product and were helpful and curteous when I was trying to locate a dealer.
I do feel it neccessary to warn anyone interested in buying any products that hellohifi carries that can can lean towards being slightly overbearing and slightly overestimating his importance in people's lives! Having said that, he was very helpful up until he made these demands in a recent email to me.

Happy now Brian?

By the way, the cables still sound great and I have recommended them to several people some of which probably even ordered them from Brian. You're welcome, Brian. And Brittany Chan (an NBS representative) was very nice and helpful in this new line of communication with Brian at hellohifi.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Christopher Ratz a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 26, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I got a pair of these from Hello HiFi for $99 as part of the buy-one-get-one-free promotional NBS had to introduce these new entry level (for NBS) cables. My only complaint is I still haven't received my second free pair from NBS.
I have owned (and still do) Kimber PBJ, Kimber Hero and several other "brighter" cables and was happy with them. The NBSs, even this "cheap" one, have the ability to capture that air that the Kimbers are known for but don't exhibit any "brightness" or an overly revealing nature. They also seem to convey the texture a little better than the Kimber.

I have been completely happy with these cables. They have slightly toned down the brightness in my NHT/Acurus/Pioneer/Kimber system.

For only $100 they are the best cables available. If you managed to get them in the buy-one-get-one-free promotion, you got an absolute steal.

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