1 Meter long, Tara Labs the 2 ISM Onboard RCA controlled bandwidth interconnect. Lightly used in as-new condition.
I have proof of authenticity, these were custom made for me by Tara Labs and I have the original invoice with my name and address on it.
I have yet to hear a cable at this price range that could come close... It uses the same technologies found in Tara Labs' TOTL cables that cost >$10,000 for a fraction of the price.
I don't have the original box.
Free shipping, will be extra carefully packed. Local pickup in the San Francisco bay area welcome.
Beware of the many cheap knock-offs that seem to flood the market, if the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
No one in his right mind will sell a $5K cable in excellent condition for just $1K...
From the Tara Labs web site:
Extremely revealing and neutral. Listener experiences more subtle information within the soundstage. Greater sense of focus and clarity of the recorded environment. Isolated Shield Matrix® and Floating Ground Station® technologies within ISM Onboard . The RSC® SA-OF8N® copper conductors are used with a natural fiber core; PTFE and Aero-PE® dielectric and Anti-Corrosion coated copper shield. (Click on image to enlarge)
- RCA (Torque-Lock™) or
- Isolated Shield Matrix® and Floating Ground Station® technologies within ISM Onboard Capsule™
- RSC® SA-OF8N® copper conductors.
- Natural fiber core.
- PTFE and Aero-PE® dielectric.
- Anti-Corrosion coated copper shield.
- Extremely revealing and neutral.
- Listener experiences more subtle information within the soundstage.
- Greater sense of focus and clarity of the recorded environment.
The ISM Onboard The 2 audio cables use SA-OF8N copper conductors. (Super-Annealed, Oxygen-Free, Mono-Crystal, Frequency-Tuned, 8-Nines-99.999999% copper conductors) All cables have: hand-polished conductors and are handmade per order in Ashland, Oregon, USA. The ISM Onboard The 2 - is lifetime guaranteed. The cables arrive in a Mylar static bag, enclosed in a custom embroidered velvet bag, inside a TARA Labs box.
"I have enjoyed hours of cable movies and digital playback without glare 'hardness' or 'beaminess'. All other cables I have auditioned, and they are many; typically emphasize a potion of the sound at the expense of overall performance. Many are too neutral, lacking in dynamics. Others are lively, a bit 'out of control'. Some are way too forward, 'in your face'. By sharp contrast, TARA Labs cables present a soundstage that emerges naturally, out of silence, and does not draw attention to itself." - Anonymous
“Just a quick note to say the ISM The 2 have arrived, and even without any system setup, straight from the box, they have made an immediate impact. The mid-range is gloriously rich, with more timbre on vocals. The bass is much fuller with far more weight. The soundstage is also expansive. These were all criticisms of my Nordost LS Red Dawn, so I could not be happier. However when I evaluated the overall sound, I found that nothing was missing, it just sounded different, but definitely more 'natural'. I think the Nordost range (LS Red Dawn/Frey) that I have tried tend to highlight particular frequencies to sound impressive, but these are quite tiring over long periods and/or higher volumes. In summary, a fantastic result, which I am sure will only improve as the cables get some more hours. Cheers.” -Leif R.