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VampireWire Vampire Wire CC Series OFC Coaxial Interconnect
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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Montana4 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I use the whole Vampire line to connect my system, S-Video, Digital Coax,Component Video, Subwoofer Pre-In/Out. I use the CCC-II to connect the sub from the pre-out on the receiver and the SCII's back in. My system is above average: Marantz SR-19, Sony DVP-7700,Sony Dolby Digital Sat Receiver, Tannoy Mx4's, 2's and a MxC. In a cableland of diminishing returns, Vampire Wire is an island of value and performance. The cables are well built (just examine the RCA connections)and the staff at Sound Connections (Stuart, Jessica and Neil) are terrific! If you are confused about what cables to buy and want to do comparisons, start w/ Vampire and compare other brands to them (Monster Cable will immediately dissappoint you). You'll probably end up keeping the Vampire Wire.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

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

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Sound Connections makes and distibutes many fine products, my favorites are the cast copper series using the best RCA's in the industry (800C's), heavy machined solid copper with gold plating and teflon dialectric. The overall sound is smooth, detailed, deep bass and non-tiring. The interconnects are the AI-2 and speaker wiring is the ST-2,3 series, various pricing, worth the addition to any system. We have worked with Sound Conecctions for years and they offer the best hardware and wiring options anywhere period. They have been in business several years longer than many of the newcomers. Stuart Marcus pioneered many of the products that many others now offer. Sound Connections / Vampire products, service and products for a lifetime, thank you Stuart!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   Sound Connections

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S Yeaton a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I just wired up my new home and system with Vampire Wire, including this model. I got their S-Video, Optical, and video and coax digital cables in the setup. All of them have worked great. I also have their silver-copper speaker wire. They sound great with more openness and detail than anything else I have used. The video cables are sharp and clear. The service by this company was great, they were helpful and fast with their service. For the price I paid for these, you cant beat it. A great alternative to Monster Cable and others that you find in mass market low price cables. Value is a 5, over $300 dollars worth of cables for less than half that. Overall, well there is better if I wanna pay more.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Dr. Allan M. Hunchuk a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 18, 1997

Bottom Line:   
I've heard and read alot about cables and interconnects. So much so that I've developed a strong interest in these items. Many of us start out by using the interconnects that come with the stereo equipment that we buy. Most of us never question the quality of such interconnects and cheerfully go through life oblivious to the fact that all interconnects are not created equal (for some are more equal than others). Now, I'm on a budget as stereo is one among many things of which I am enthusiastic. After all there are films to see, books to read, bicycling to do, travel, photography, dogs to raise, children to plan for, and a whole host of other things which occupy my time and dollars. Thus, I ain't got much scratch to spend on cables and interconnects. But I know that the cheapie interconnects that came with my stereo gear suck royally to put it nicely.
My stereo system is better than average. It isn't terribly excessive:

Carver 1.0t amplifier (200 watts rms a channel)
Carver C4000 preamplifier
Thorens 145 MkII turntable with Orthofon MC cartridge
Luxman K15 Cassette Deck
Teac A3000 Reel-to-reel
Rotel RT-950BX Tuner
Philips LHH1000 CD player
AR M1 Speakers
AMC ACE-BASS B1-20 Powered Subwoofer (200 watts rms)
Speaker Cable--12 guage stranded, $1.20 a foot stuff

Now, let's get to interconnects. I've gone with Vampire Wire #CC Series OFC Coaxial Interconnects. This interconnect has a 20 Gauge, 154 strand OFC center conductor, a polyethylene dielectric, a braided 95% RF shield in a 105 degree PVC jacket and is terminated with Vamnpire's #557 gold lated male RCA connecot.

Now, what does it do to the sound quality of my stereo system? It offers a smoth, well-balanced musical presentation. Bass is adequate, midrange is clear, and the highs are acceptable. There are interconnects out there which would probably do a better job, but let's not get carried away. When I bought my interconnects in 1 metre pairs, I paid approximately $20.00 for each pair. Affordable, good choice, and well within my budget.

In the future, I may upgrade my interconnects. Like when I win the lottery or really feel the need to experiment with interconnects. For the time being, I find that Vampire's entry level interconnect is a fine value and that it is a sound choice for the audiophile on a budget.

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