Bought new directly from Mapleshade for $182.50 about three years ago. Used sparingly in a secondary system that is being sold off. Crinkling is normal and in no way affects the sound. Your digital source will be transformed, no joke. Buyer to pay shipping and fees.
Our radically different digital interconnect designs consistently deliver especially large sonic gains compared to conventional, up-to-$6000 coax cables. We demonstrated, to the owner of a dCS Elgar DAC, that adding one of our digital ICs to a $1000 Meridian DAC produced clearly better sound than his $10,000 wonder with a $2000 Valhalla IC. Why? Our impedance maximizing technology suppresses jitter much more effectively than the industry standard 75 ohm spec (a spec that has yet to be ear-tested). Adding in our uniquely thin conductors and dielectrics, solder-less monomolecular silver termination interfaces, and incomparably minimalist RCAs yields unparalleled transparency and tonal accuracy.
Our new Excalibur Digital replaces the previous Double Helix’s thin round conductors with even thinner copper ribbons plus network chips derived from the expensive Omega Mikros. I hear fuller, better-articulated bass plus more nuanced ambience, midrange detail and treble airiness. All this simply adds up to a digital cable that we guarantee to sound closer to live music than the Audioquest WEL, Crystal Dreamline, MIT Oracle, Purist Canorus, Siltech Golden Eagle, Stealth Sextet, Synergistic Tesla and Tara Zero Gold. 30-day money back.
THE PLUS OPTION: Another Step Up
All Clearview wires are available in a PLUS version, using conductors with our new stress-relieved metallurgy. The PLUS Option yields two primary upgrades:
• Decreases brightness and grain in high frequencies, reducing edginess in the upper treble without sacrificing detail; this is particularly noticeable with music coming from a digital source (i.e. CD players, computers, and iPods). The breathiness of singers and flutes, the metallic ring of cymbals is better articulated and less abrasive.PLUS is especially beneficial for digital interconnects sources, significantly reducing listening fatigue.
• PLUS lowers the soundstage noise floor, resulting in a quieter, more blacker background. This makes the most difference in quiet passages: held guitar or piano chords sustain longer and resonate more clearly as they fade into silence. Newly discovered details and nuances emerge from the negative space of the music on good recordings.
For fans of well-recorded acoustic music, small group jazz, or chamber music, we recommend PLUS without hesitation. Listening to loud, compressed recordings, the improvements will be audible but much more subtle.