Stunning Purist Audio Design USB cable, Luminist Revision 30th Anniversary version. 1m/3'3' long, USB A to USB B plugs. If you've ever doubted that good cables can make a difference to digital music, then this will blow you away. I ran this between a music streamer and a dac, hit play, and my jaw hit the floor. All the hifi cliches came true - incredible depth, dynamics, punch, sweetness, clarity and a kind of tactile immediacy without being harsh or bright.
I'm only selling because I changed my music streamer and the new one doesn't have USB sockets, more's the pity. These cost $1500 new so somebody is going to get a great bargain.
Thanks for looking.
From HiFi+ Magazine:
"One of the great criticisms of USB (by the CD and the UPnP streaming communities) is that the sound lacks ‘body’ or ‘weight.’ These people have never heard what the Purist Audio Design 30th Anniversary USB cable can do! The overall sound with this cable is just the right side of ‘dark’ to be full of musical gravitas rather than ‘moody’, and is also powerful, weighty, and monumental when it needs to be. Even when moving from sweeping Sibelius to bouncy Brubeck, the overarching impression is one of detail coupled with solidity of instruments and players.
Yet, for all this weight and solidity, the Purist cable wants for nothing in terms of soundstage retrieval and detail; and detail across the board, too. The high frequencies had none of that quasi-artificial ‘high-end shimmer’ (which is, in fact, often inaccurate note decay), but instead revealed the nature of the recording right down to the reverb tails on background instruments. Mids had the same accuracy, and bass lines were full and yet tight and taut when needed. In short, this is about as good as it gets!
Purist Audio Design’s 30th Anniversary is a year of great maturity and extremely good products, if the USB cable is anything to go by. This is a cable that does all the right things for computer music. Very highly recommended."