Anti-Cables testimonial numbers 251-260Anti-Cables  testimonial numbers 251-260The Anti-Cables can be purchased at any length for $10/foot for a stereo set. For example, a 6 foot stereo set (for 2 speakers) is only $60. The stereo set comes with each speaker wire pair, fac...10.00

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The Anti-Cables can be purchased at any length for $10/foot for a stereo set. For example, a 6 foot stereo set (for 2 speakers) is only $60. The stereo set comes with each speaker wire pair, factory twisted and fully terminated with 8 of our excellent new solid copper spades (different then shown in the photo), that has a stepped opening that fit both the standard 1/4" (6mm), and the larger 5/16" (8mm) binding posts. Optional Banana plugs terminations or bare wire ends (unterminated) come at no extra charge. Try them 30 days risk free. If you decide they don't sound more like real music and less like speaker cables then what you are using, call us for return authorization for a full refund. The Anti-Cable Challenge: If you purchased a copycat looking set of speaker cables with the promise of better sound, buy my Anti-Cables and within 30 days you can return either my Anti-Cables for full credit or the copycat cables to me for half credit. Yes, that is right! I am so sure your system will sound more like real music with my Anti-Cables, I am willing to buy back the equal length copycat cables from you at half price, so you can better enjoy your music with my Anti-Cable speaker wires. Please specify you are taking "The Anti-Cable Challenge" when you place the order to qualify. ---------------------- Here are AntiCable testimonials number 251-260 --------------------- No. 251) Cleaning your Glasses: Paul, I wanted to wait until everything (the cables, my amp, my ears) was fully settled in before giving you my opinion. In a word, I am delighted. My system has shed a layer of sound masking that wasn't needed. I truly believe that cables or connections cannot add anything of value to the sound, they can only mask it or act as a tone control. I never really understood the hype surrounding high end cables. I bought one such solution in the 80's before the industry turned cables into absolute jewelry. The cable I bought was at its heart a high count multi-stranded affair that doubled the cable for extra effect and braided everything to provide a solution you could hang yourself with. It certainly impressed my friends and made me believe I had done the right thing, but thinking back it really didn't give better sound. My simple thinking today is that you have two signals to deal with, left and right. Why do you need more than two wires? I don't count the negative wires, they just complete the circuit. I don't see how a single signal can "understand" how to spread itself when it hits one of today's elaborate (high cost) multi-path helixed configurations only to be mashed back together at the termination point at the speaker. Your approach made so much sense to me that I had to try your cables. Your cable is clearly of high quality and the coating is truly minimal. I like the naked look. There is a simple purity to it that suggests that nothing is being added here. Your anti-cables offer up no confusion or resistance to the signal path, and as far as I can tell are adding nothing to the sound. The effect is like cleaning your glasses. More is revealed. More sound stage depth, more instrument timbres and transients, better presence in background elements. Sadly, bad recordings are now more obvious but the good ones are rewarded as never before. Those people who feel the need to tinker with different cables in order to get their sound right are in a way admitting that their speakers have a sound character that isn't pure or they have a tonal bias that they are trying to support. I am a happy customer who will gladly send others your way, and I expect to be ordering your Interconnects soon. I have interconnects that don't seem to be limiting my sound, but if there is still improvement to be had I will gladly send along an additional recommendation. Scott Marsh, OH - No. 252) Kicking Myself for Buying Mega buck Transparent Audio Cables: Switched back to Anti Cables from mega buck Transparent Audio MM2 versions, and am kicking myself in my own azz for spending the money in the first place thinking I was going to gain something by going with the Transparent. With that said, they make a beautiful product, and they do sound good, but cost to performance ratio is simply not there. They are on Audiogon for sale as we speak. Sorry Transparent, Paul has discovered a gem here! I’m not a fan of the audiophile mojo! Being from New Orleans and an armature / wanna-be musician myself, I know first had what un amplified wood instruments sound like and your wires do it in spades!!!! Now when I listen to Ben Webster, I feel as though he and his softly played sax is in the room with me and the upright bass has just the right amount of weight with NO bloat what so ever. My wife even commented, “your system is complete, my love”………Score!!!! So thank you for discovering and offering a product of such quality and simplicity!! You will open the hi fi world to folks that may never have thought this type of sound was possible at these prices! PS-My system consists of Martin Logan Aeries i’s, rogue Cronus Magnum KT90 version, Rega P5 with Ortofon 2M Black, and Cambridge Audio 640 CD player…………and of course your cables. Best Regards, Jim Bruce, OH - No. 253) Replaced Audioquest Pikes Peak Cables: Paul, I just received a 4’ pair of your anti cables and am frankly blown away by their clarity and amazing lack of coloration. They replaced a pair of 1M Audioquest “Pikes Peak” cables that cost $600…and it isn’t even close (you can find them on Ebay right now). I have a pair of Martin Logan CLS, mated with twin Tannoy subwoofers, and run a fully balanced system. I currently have a pair of 10M Vampire Wire SCII silver XLR interconnects (that are now slightly too long), and am considering your balanced Anti-IC’s. After trying your cables, I’m starting to believe that you are a maven at this audio thing… With compliments, Don Moore, MO - No. 254) A Truthful Signal: These things do just what they should; transfer signal without adding or subtracting anything. If you don't want to hear a truthful signal, just get a boombox and be done with it! John K. Novack, OR - No. 255) Don’t Know What More I’d Ask For: Paul I don’t pretend to be an audio expert, by any means, though I am an enthusiast and have been now for over four decades. Recently I thought about upgrading (changing) the speaker cables in my main system. The cables I’ve been using are good, in my opinion, and while the system around them has changed many times, I’ve never felt compelled to use different speaker cable. They are made by a very reputable US company and I believe retail for the pair 8 years +/- ago was in the $500 - $600 range. As silly as it may sound, one of the reasons I contemplated changing speaker cables in my “big” system was because the wire I had was big (thick) and light purple in color, which didn’t go well with the looks of rest of the room, furniture nor stereo system. Call me vain. A couple years ago I bought your Anti-cable speaker wire for my 2nd system which I am not able to listen to very often. So while I considered my options, I brought the Anti-cable upstairs while I boxed up the old wire for sale. I planned to spend as much as $600, give or take, for new (used) speaker cable, knowing full well that audiophiles are willing to spend 10 times that, and more, and many do! I had researched many recognized and respected brands and was shopping hard. As much as I continue to change, trade, try, buy, audition, read about, and sell equipment in search of the grail, I won’t and can’t spend that kind of crazy money for cabling or wire. I’ll pay for “good” or even “great” but spending crazy is out of the question. I really like a killer deal on great, used products. Your Anti-cables joined my First Sound pre-amp, my Talon speakers, my Nottingham turntable and my Jungson 50 watt class A mono amplifiers. I had no expectations. When describing competing products, I try hard any more to refrain from referring to one product as “better” than another. I now try to remember to use the word “prefer”. People’s tastes are different. Who is to say one is truly better than another? Suffice it to say, I prefer your cable to what was in my system previously. I was more than pleasantly surprised and even excited to hear your product in my system. As far as I am concerned, I don’t know what I’d ask it to do more or less of. My preferences are a very 3 dimensional soundstage (especially front to back), airy, smooth, articulate highs without edge, midrange with the appropriate weight and realism, bass with articulation and authority (I want to hear what bass instruments sound like, not a frequency bandwidth), and overall musicality. I want the music to convey emotion. I’ll be honest, I want it all. I’ve even entertained using the word “drama” or “dramatic” when describing my system’s sound, though I know many aficionados would cringe at this term. Some might consider a “dramatic” sounding system as one that is not true to the music’s source or intention. Best to say I want my system to hit me on an emotional level, and it does. Yours is a remarkable product whose sound, or lack thereof, I much prefer and much enjoy. I’m not saying I won’t ever try another speaker cable, but if and when I do, it will be very interesting to see if I prefer it to the Anti-cable. For now, I’ve quit shopping. Best regards and thank you, Mark Mendenhall, Bellingham WA - No.256) Two links: Paul, I wanted you to know how pleased I am with your AntiCables. I will be writing a testimonial soon for your web site. I wanted to include two links of threads about AntiCables on AudioReview one started by me. http://forums.audioreview.com/cables/anti-cables-their-way-have-arrived-37013.html http://forums.audioreview.com/cables/ordered-pair-6-anti-cable-speaker-cables-35467.html Thanks again for the cables, John Thornton, OH - No. 257) The Finest Sound Stage I Have Ever Had: Thanks Paul, Bi-wiring is working wonderfully. My esoteric Mg-10’s are re-born . More open and articulate with the finest sound stage I have ever had. Wish you could hear for yourself. Let me know when the power cords are available. Brian Martinat, IL - No. 258) Replaced AQ and Kimber in Malaysia: Hi Paul, I’m not good at writing nor describing any kind of hi-fi stuff, but having got your Anti cables & the interconnect and having been using them for couples months now, it is everything you said it would do for bringing out good sounds from a hi-fi system. I wanted to write this earlier, but I waited until till the cables are run-in. Indeed it got better over time. And it’s so good that I sold off my AQ speaker cable that I’ve been using the past 2 years(thought it was very good already) and also replaced the Kimber Select interconnects! Believe me they are that good! Warm Regards & Have a Nice Day! Ronald Chow, Malaysia - No. 259) Smooth, Natural, and Lively: I have had my anti cable speaker and interconnects for a year now, and I’m glad I discovered them. They match the neutrality of my amp perfectly. I had been using Kimbers, then went on to expensive silver cables from Home Grown Audio $1700 for 10 feet of speaker cables, and $670 for an 0.5meter interconnect. Replaced with 12 meters of your speaker cable unterminated, and a meter of your IC with Eichmann bullets, sold my silver cables and pocketed $800. The other cables were either too harsh or to flat, yours were smooth, neutral, and lively. Neil Robson, MA - No. 260) The Right Formula for Great Sound: My system consist of a Jolida hybrid cd player, Black Mamba II interconnects, a Ming Da R7 tube preamp, modified by Audio Response, and an ole McIntosh 2250 powering a pair of Usher be718 speakers with beryllium tweeters, and my room is treated. I have enjoyed this system for about three years, and several friends stop by from time to time to listen. I though I was set for life... never believing a speaker wire could make a difference, as I bought the best and largest gauge speaker twisted wire I could find. Then my brother in law bought some speaker cables, and of course I had to have some cables too... I did a little reading, decided to go with AntiCable mostly because of price. I did not believe a speaker wire would make a difference, and my two sons already think I am crazy. The AntiCable arrived looking like something you use to wire in some outlets. It took some patients, but i got them installed and.... I could tell a difference at first sound. A week later my system is producing beautiful sounds I did now know it had, absolutely amazing, blows me away... I guess break in time does exist which I never believed until now. I plan to order a second pair to bi-wire, can't wait to here that. Judy and Paul have the right formula for great sound, and are very helpful with any questions ....without a monthly payment... Don Kesler, GA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Anti-Cables can be purchased at any length for $10/foot for a stereo set. For example, a 6 foot stereo set (for 2 speakers) is only $60. The stereo set comes with each speaker wire pair, factory twisted and fully terminated with 8 of our excellent new solid copper spades (different then shown in the photo), that has a stepped opening that fit both the standard 1/4" (6mm), and the larger 5/16" (8mm) binding posts. Optional Banana plugs terminations or bare wire ends (unterminated) come at no extra charge. Try them 30 days risk free. If you decide they don't sound more like real music and less like speaker cables then what you are using, call us for return authorization for a full refund. FLAT RATE SHIPPING: US Priority = $8 Canada = $22 International = $29 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please do not click the “Buy-it-Now” or “Make-Offer” buttons To order: - email: judy@anticables.com - or call 651-735-0534 - for more information visit: anticables.com - For questions, please contact us directly (not thru Audiogon). - email: judy@anticables.com - or call 651-735-0534 - for more information visit: anticables.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Anti-Cables have now been awarded The Absolute Sound's Editors Choice Award five years in a row (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010), which means they are considered to be "the best of the best". This is quite amazing, considering they cost 1/100 as much as others on the list. ...and the best awards of all: The Absolute Sound's Top 200 Audio Products 2010 and 2011 (issue 197 & 207) The Absolute Sound's Top 200 Audio Products for 2011 lists the Anti-Cables along with only 9 other speaker cables which are priced as amazing as $24,900. Printed below is the original TAS review: Paul Speltz’s “anti-cable” speaker cables are a godsend to those of us who want good sound but are repulsed by the astronomically high prices some cable manufacturers are asking for their goods. I know cable manufacturers need to make a living, and I have no problem with that, but there’s a limit to what I can conceive of spending on a hunk of wire. (And yes, I know how essential that hunk of wire can be to the sonic integrity of one’s system, but when all is said and done, it’s still a hunk of wire.) Thus the name “anti-cables.” This stuff goes against everything most high-end speaker cables are typical known for—like ridiculously high prices, haute couture designer jackets, and compromised sonics. At this point, I’ve only had a few weeks to audition them, so it’s possible that extended listening could reveal a shortcoming or two. But so far, I have to say I’m blown away by the neutrality and lack of coloration I’m hearing and by the absence of any apparent downside. The high frequencies are open and clear with no tizziness; the midrange has exceptional clarity, transparency, and detail; and the bass is extended, with remarkable articulation. Miraculously, the cost is only $80 for an 8 foot pair with spades. If you visit Paul Speltz’s anti-cable Web site you can read the story behind these cables along with technical info and testimonials up the ying-yang. In a nutshell, the anti-cables are constructed of 12-gauge solid-core copper wire with a very thin red coating or dielectric. According to Speltz, it’s the minimal dielectric that accounts for the amazing clarity and virtual lack of sonic signature. These cables are a bit stiff, but still easy to work with. They do require shaping to keep off the carpeting and away from other components and cables, but I’d say the bending and shaping, at most, might take an extra few minutes per cable. SK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please do not click the “Buy-it-Now” or “Make-Offer” buttons To order: - email: judy@anticables.com - or call 651-735-0534 - for more information visit: anticables.com - For questions, please contact us directly (not thru Audiogon). - email: judy@anticables.com - or call 651-735-0534 - for more information visit: anticables.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...and please inquire about some option not yet shown on our web site such as "shotgun wired, factory woven" for bi-wire sets, and "true bi-wiring" for Vandersteen speakers. Thanks! Paul
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