Wire World Polaris Speaker Cables

Polaris

User Reviews (6)

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Steve   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 24, 1998]

I was having a problem with some harshness in the mid to upper treble. My equipment includes a Marantz 67SE, CJ PV10A and a LLano A-100 driving VR-4 speakers. The Wireworld brand wire and cable was recommended by the maker of my amp although he recommended the Eclispe. I needed two sets of speaker wire, and the Eclipse was out of my price range. The Polaris Speaker wire and Equinox interconnects are designed similar to the Eclipse, but are smaller gauge. I was not prepared for the difference this wire made. I am giving it 4 stars only because I would reserve 5 for the Eclipse products.

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Darrel Jenkins   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 18, 2001]
Strength:

Very very transparent. Lets all the details through, without sounding etched or editorializing. balanced

Weakness:

largish rca jacks make crowded applications trickier

Overall winner. Very quiet and transparent, which is the ultimate compliment to a compnent that is supposed to get out of the way. also: detailed and balanced wit hgreat soundstaging. Could you do better? sure, but expect to pay many multiples of this cables' price to do so.

Of course other say hunders and thousands of $$ on cables as "tone controls." If your system is especially bright, mushy or grainy - look elsewhere, cause this cable basically plays what it is given, no additions and certainly no subtractions. ENJOY!

Similar Products Used: cardas cross, tara air, nordost blue/red,
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5
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5
Thomas   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 29, 1998]

I own a pair of Polaris version 1s which replaced a pair of Audioquest Crystal in my system. The Polaris's were more extended at the extremes, were richer sounding with more resolution, and present the ambiance of a recording very well. These cables potentially could sound bright in some systems since there is no effort to tailor the frequencies to specific audiophile tastes. The frequency response is essentially flat with perhaps some extra in the midrange, but not much. I understand the newer Polaris is much improved, but I would have to hear them before I could recommend them at the current asking price (+/- $600 2.5m pr.). I bought my pair at a very attractive price as a close out and would give them 4 stars based on what I paid.

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4
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TomP   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 22, 1999]

The best speaker and interconnect cable I have tried to date that really really does make a huge difference in your whether two channel or h/t system. I've tried Cardas Golden cross, kcag, AudioQuest before but this cable smokes them all. Its sonic performance includes very tranparent, extremely open at the top end sometimes make recording a tad too bright, well controlled bass and good smooth midrange too. Highly recommneded!

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5
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Dean Glatt   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 13, 1999]

The WireWorld Polaris replaced my Kimber 4/pr cable. My system needs a lot of current and I've stuck w/Kimber for years because copper just sounded better in the low end with my system. Other silver cable I've tried produced weaker bass but smoother highs. With the Polaris (I bought it used) I found the best of both worlds and am very pleased. Not only did the low end tighten up but the high end improved dramatically. I am looking into WW's interconnect line now. I based my review on with the following equipment:Audio Alchemy ACD-Pro CD Player
Denon S10 mono amps/S10 Pre-amp
KEF 107 speaker system

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4
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Kofi Anim-Appiah   an Audiophile [Mar 02, 1999]

Clean, uncolored open sound. Taut, highly controlled bass. I have lived with the MkI of these speaker cables (and CD player-to-preamp) link. I cannot recommend them (or the equinox and Atlantis) more enthusiastically! AQ crystal sounded amazingly colored in my system.
HAFLER 9500 power amp
CJ PF2 preamp
NAD 5000 CD
Infinity RS 8Kappa (original ones)
Monster M1000MkIII preamp-to-power amp

Highly recommended!

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