Anticablestestimonial numbersAnticables testimonial numbers 121-130The 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 121-130 --------------------- No. 121) E.x.t.r.a.o.r.d.i.n.a.r.y. Paul, I have received your cables about month ago. I am absolutely amazed and all I can say is that they are e.x.t.r.a.o.r.d.i.n.a.r.y. Thank you very very much. Mario Cipparrone , Italy - No. 122) Perfect in a $40,000 System: We have your speaker cables and interconnects in a $40,000 system and they are keeping up perfectly. Dan G Curtis, AZ - No. 123) Dancing in Dallas: Paul and Judy, I got your cables just a day ago and they came at the same time with a new Odyssey Stratos. I installed them and asked myself if I were listening to the same system. I had never spent hundreds of dollars on speaker cable but, I did have some Analysis Plus on the Thiels before. Now the instruments like horns, piano, acoustic guitars sound more real, defined, without the glare and coloration I was obviously experiencing before I got them. Thank you so much for the fast shipment and now I will have a great Christmas vacation listening, listening. Steve Kownslar, TX - No. 124) The Demystify Cables! Good morning Paul, After a months time I believe I heard enough to justify the sound quality of the Anti-Cable & the Anti-ICs. Well, for just $30 a 3 foot stereo set (this is nearly 2 x 1 meter and about 24 Euros) I am Astonished. In absolute terms these Cables are of the finest. So if you think of the price, it truly is a hi-end bargain. My system contains of Amp: Symphonic-line RG10, CD-player: Micromega Solo, Turntable: Clearaudio-Morch-Colibri, Speakers: CD-Duevel Bella Luna. As speaker Cables I have Van Den Hul–The Inspiration and Nordost Blue Heaven. As for Interconnects I have VDH-The First, The second and Nordost SPM. These are all fine cables, so I was curious how the Anti-Cables/ICs would cope. Briefly I could say that the Anti-Cables/ICs have the best of both worlds (VDH and Nordost). Which for me, means the naturalness and depth of the VDH and speed, clarity of Nordost. Comparing the Ant-ICs with Nordost SPM, the SPM had more bass extension. Highs were similar, thus, SPM’s highs are more artificial and those of the ICs are more natural and very well extended reminding me of the VDH The First/Second. Mid frequency were a bit bright but had a nice 3-dimensianal presentation. As for the speaker cables, I preferred The Anti-Cables high extension from both VDH-The Inspiration and Nordost-Blue heaven. Mid and low frequencies were generally in the same league. The VDH had a ‘feeling’ more depth. The bass was very well controlled with good extension. Overall, I believe that these cables belong in the Hi-End sound category, they howsoever deserve a listen and it’s a matter of preference if you like the sound and obviously suits your system. Finally the title I would give to the cables considering there cost is: The Demystify Cables. Well done! Kostas Vithoulkas, Greece - No. 125) Every Record Sounds Better: Thanks for the quick work. I installed the cables, and I'm adding my positive comments to the many others that have been posted. Every record so far sounds better with your cables. The first thing I noticed was that what I had perceived as conspicuous reverb-like artifacts of some recordings--which I presumed were either intentionally added by the producers or were a characteristic of the recording space--is not present now. I really get the feeling that the players are in my living room. Bass is definitely better, especially in drums, and cymbals are more lively sounding. Also, I find that I can enjoy my system at lower volume settings than was the case previously. (My previous speaker cables, which I thought were pretty good and a good value, were made by an Australian company called The Music Cable. They use an aluminum tube as a dielectric [I think that was the function], similar to the JPS cables, I've been told). I will want to try your interconnects when I can afford to. I'm wondering if a guitar cable could be made with this wire? I might order one from you with Neutrik brand plugs installed (unless Eichmann makes guitar plugs). Thanks again. Peter Arnold, NY - No.126) I Know What a Good Instrument Should Sound Like: hi paul, hi judy, don't get me wrong: I used to live in minnesota, long enough to believe that I would never miss it after moving to california. But although it's taken me a while to actually throw the anticables into my system here, I now confess to an all-MN setup: bel canto, magnepan, and your speaker wires. these cables are indeed so much better than what I had in there before [TARA labs product] that it is hard to believe. I'm still breaking them in, but right from the start, I heard more detail, the attack of plucked strings was intimately conveyed, the dynamics and roominess of whatever I fire up feels much improved. The most surprising thing was the unbelievable improvement in the bass (I am a cellist and upright bass player, and know what a good instrument should sound like, and I am very familiar with what certain performers and ensembles can sound like, up close in a live performance). I assume that the highs will continue to improve with break-in. in addition, I have to say the thick green snakes these elegant red wires replace were my significant other's main complaint about the alien invasion of audio gadgets into the living room - score another point for looks right there! I have already recommended your cables to a number of people, and contemplate getting the zero autoformers for my other audio system (also maggies, but a less potent amp). I doubt that my neighbors will contribute any testimonials, but of course if they want to register their own feedback about my newly improved appreciation of music, I'll send their noise-level complaints your way also ;-) best regards, peter krapp, CA - No.127) Destroy Tara Labs Reference Plus by a Factor of Four: Paul, I am still in awe of the cables that I purchased Saturday. They absolutely destroy my Tara Labs Reference Plus cables. Everything has improved – from 20Hz to 20 KHz, imaging, width and depth of soundstage and rhythm all increased by at least a factor of four. My universe finally came into alignment when I simply twisted an un-terminated 6’ pair for my system. I cannot recommend your product highly enough – especially considering the price! It is almost as if I received a system upgrade for free! I would seriously consider utilizing the services of a large bodyguard because of your product – the big bad cable bullies will be knocking on your door shortly. Since I feel as if I received a $10,000 sonic upgrade from you for free, I will gladly act as your body guard, free of charge, in the Twin Cities. I look forward to seeing you and your wife at the Minnesota Symphony in the future. Sincerely, Steve Seibert, MN - No 128) Doubled-up Experiment: Hi Paul, I thought I'd get back to you on the experiment with the double run of Anti-cable. Termination to begin with, was side-entry brass banana plugs with a locking nut, the only thing I had to accommodate both cables at once. With the signal and ground wires spaced well apart, there was an immediate increase in body over the single run of Anti-cable. The fuller presentation was without a doubt, a sonic improvement over a single run. In every other respect, all the qualities of the Anti-cable shone through. With the signal and ground clamped together with cable ties, the high frequencies became more extended while the lower frequencies remained about the same. With the high frequency extension, the soundstage became wider and seemingly more open, with more detail and nuance apparent - overall the sound became far more ' interesting ' from a hi-fi perspective. At this point I noticed it was certain tracks in particular which seemed to benefit, while others became more strident and less ' musical ' as a result. I went backwards and forwards between the configurations over several weeks, giving plenty of time in between for things to settle, but ended up deciding on the cables tied together. I realized at this point that something in my system was not quite in balance, and that the cables were increasingly exposing it with a more open, airy and detailed presentation. I then fitted Eichmann bayonet plugs to replace the brass bananas. I did this over at a friends, who had previously tried the single run of anti-cable against his Eichmann Express 6 speaker cable, and preferred the Express 6 due to its ' meatier ' presentation, whilst still acknowledging the Anti-cable as a very good cable. His system included a Meridian G08 CD, Musical Fidelity Nu Vista pre, Nu Force Ref 9.02 amps, large Pro Ac floorstanders, Oyaide AC power cords , Solitone interconnects with bullet plugs adapted, numerous other tweaks and a large, well-treated, dedicated listening room. The double run of Anti-cable, bound with cable ties and fitted with the tellurium copper bayonets, without even being run in following soldering ( and being bent into a coil for transport ) was in another class compared to the Eichmann Express 6. It had equal amount of body, while sounding smoother, cleaner all around, more 3-D due to better transparency, more natural and alive and with no high-frequency glare, even with the volume turned up ( which couldn't be done with some tracks on the Express 6 due to some treble harshness at higher volume ). On fitting the cables back into my own system, the stridency in the upper frequencies I was getting on some tracks, was all but gone. Brass bananas are clearly a no-no, particularly with the openness of the Anti-cable. They could be o.k. if there is bloat in the bottom end , but this would be just compensating. The description of ‘interesting’ now becomes ‘musical’. The Eichmann bayonets are a perfect partner for a double run of Anti-cable. Next, I will experiment with a twisting of the double-run, of about 3 turns per foot. As it is, I am very happy with the current presentation and am reluctant to change anything. Much better than a single run, very smooth and balanced and very transparent. However, my curiosity needs to be satisfied and I will experiment further. Please feel free to include this in your testimonials page if you wish, if there are others who thought the presentation slightly lean, then this is the answer. Regards, Mr. Gedas, Austraila - No. 129) Dethroning the Insane Cabling Industry: I want to express my warmest appreciation for the work you are doing dethroning the insane regular cabling industry. You've done us modest income people a great service. Best regards, Mike Stratil - No. 130) Bull… !!! Burn-in 500hrs? BULL!!! I just installed a full set of anti-Cables and anti-IC's two days ago and am amazed at the near instantaneous improvement in the sound. Open, airy....much less congestion. The cables I replaced cost well over $6000. They will be posted on AGon soon. At the price you charge, I feel as if they were a gift! Thanks, Bob Bean Newburgh, IN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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