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Transparent Audio Musiclink Plus
17 Reviews
rating  4.29 of 5


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by posta a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Bottom Line:   
good cable nice sweet sound. very transparent it is also 4 older model

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   audio video today

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by arc80 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Transparent has just overhauled their entire interconnect line. Well, maybe not so much of an overhaul as just a facelift. In any event, this review is for the older MusicLink Plus. Sorry, not sure about the model year. The cable is white though and the passive network at the preamp/integrated amp end is a rectangle (not the newer sleeker look).

Because Transparent was restocking their cable inventory I was able to buy these cables for half of their normal $350 price tag. My dealer let me try these at home for a while in direct comparison to Rega's Couple interconnect. I also compared them directly to my older reference cable, the Nordost Solar Wind.

It really only took a song or two to hear the superiority of the Transparent cable. Instrument weight and bass were much improved upon the Rega and Nordost. The Transparent simply outclassed the Rega and Nordost. It was clean, detailed, neutral, fast, rendered musical weight fantastically, and the bass was spot on.

A great cable!

System used: Rega Planet 2000/Naim CD5i players, Rega Brio Integrated, Polk Audio Lsi-15's, and Rega Quattro speaker cable.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   local hifi shop

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by clarionn a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
In my system the plus interconnects where heads and tails above prior tryouts. They never sounded congested or resonating like lesser priced interconnects. I really did not want to spend this much for interconnects but they gave such a listening improvement over the other cables that I would be handcuffing the components capabilities without them. Huge increase in sound and better fitting rca connection. Got to go this high to achieve the results.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $475.00

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by akshobhyavajra a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I initially purchased the Plus as a supplement for less critical sources, and ended up using it as a primary interconnect. During testing the Plus was more detailed than Kimber's PBJ and Wireworld's Atlantic, presenting what I thought was good detail and soundstage. Further, I felt that it would be proper use with Klipsch Horns to tame some of the brightness. However, to my surprise I discovered that on my particular system the MIT Terminator 3 performed significantly better than the expensive Plus. MIT provided more detail, especially in background sounds, created a more airy and open soundstage and eliminated the Plus' dull highs. Initially I felt that the Plus was still more focused, but a test CD revealed that the cable merely choked the soundstage. Overall I feel that the cable is inadequate, especially for the price. I have three sets, so this is an expensive lesson learned. The MIT is significantly less money and performed much better. The Plus is not a bad cable by any means - it's a bad cable for the price.

The test system:
Zen SE84C Amp
AMC CD8B CD Player
Klipsch Reference RP-3 speakers
Vans Evers Model 12 Line Conditioner
Vans Evers 80 Series Line Conditioner
Tranparent Music Link Plus Interconnect
MIT Terminator 3 Speaker Cable
Lovan Classic 4 Audio Rack

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   The Stereo Shoppe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick GS a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Dès la première écoute, on est émerveillé ! il a transfiguré mes panneaux Magnepan MG-IIIA, que j'envisageais de changer. A l'écoute, on apprécie ce privilège d'écouter de la musique d'une telle qualité de reproduction. Plein de détails sont apparus et le reste est transfiguré, je n'ai jamais vu un tel gain en changeant de câbles, du médium aux extrèmes basses, tout est là ! Jetez vous dessus si vous en trouvez en occasion!!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $185.00

Purchased At:   used - eBay USA

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