Straight Wire Encore II Interconnect - Pair Speaker Cables

Encore II Interconnect - Pair

User Reviews (4)

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Dave   AudioPhile [Jul 01, 2013]

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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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
Honorio Hernández   AudioPhile [Mar 09, 2010]

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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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jbk   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 04, 2004]
Strength:

Smoothing out high end harshness Very natural sound

Weakness:

Not in my system

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!

Similar Products Used: Tara Labs Monster
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Aaron   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 03, 2003]
Strength:

Quality of transmission covers every facet of good sound reproduction. All cables add coloration to the music signal. This one's color is a pleasure to hear

Weakness:

I am not a fan of the ruby red jacket. A silly gripe and would never stop me from buying. Ignore this cable at your own risk!

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.

Similar Products Used: Kimber Pbj and Tonik- nice detail but no bass from my system. Tributaries DCA 100- great cable for $30. Good bass, but just a hair less detailed. I still use these for my sacd player. Tributaries SCA-
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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