The last Hyperspace cable ever built! This cable is 115m long and has a US style plug.
Hyperspace was introduced year 2011 and has since then been our most popular power cable. We kept the original design while improving on the piezoelectric Crystal Formula inside the cable which more effectively cleans noise and dampens vibrations. Our first Hyperspace model used the classic Alien Crystal Formula which we upgraded to Alien Ultra, and later Alien Star which is the best Crystal Formula for Hyperspace. The largest improvements are in detail reproduction and smoothness where you can hear deep inner details that didn't exist with the previous Hyperspace versions.
Review (first Hyperspace version, year 2011)
I just got your 4m powercord today. As I mentioned before, my system consists of an MBL 1611 and 1621 DAC/Transport, Shindo Monbrison Pre-amp, modified EAR 890 Amp and Von Schweikert VR4 gen iii HSE speakers. The other Hyperspace cord that I got last month is on loan to a friend, so the new one was the only Hyperspace cord in the whole system. The rest of the powercords and interconnects are currently Audience AU24 e's.
I hooked the cord up to my MBL dac and was stunned motionless.
I became paralyzed, sort of a dream paralysis perhaps, unable to move even after the CD ended. The sound was so expansive, there were no walls, every instrument and voice could be clearly followed while at the same time the entire blend of sound was unified into a single flow of music. Even at 90db + volume with a rock beat, the music was so relaxing that I was immediately placed into a trance, unaware of my body or the room around me, just pulled along by the music.
I know this sounds gushing and overstated, but what it comes down is that I cannot f***ing believe what this powercord does. It makes no rational sense that a single cord could transform the sound in this manner. It is a quantum leap past the limits of what I thought was possible; through the veil and over into another realm, another dimension, where music and sound are experienced more deeply, beyond ordinary perception.
In the last year, I have used Virtual Dynamic Genesis, ASI Livelines, and Audience AU24 e powercords in my system. Those are all excellent powercords. But there is literally no comparison: the Hyperspace cord exists in a different realm. The difference is not the slightest bit subtle. It takes no effort to hear what the Hyperspace does. In fact, it is not possible to ignore the effect, not possible to ignore the allure, charm, and breath of the music. It isn't a matter of "rediscovering my CD collection." It is a matter of hearing music for the first time. I don't know what I was listening to on my CD's before, but is was skeletal and barren compared to what is emerging and flowing into the room now. I cannot fathom what it will do to add more of your cords, but I am hooked. I feel I could be happy with just this one cord, but I feel compelled to explore deeper into this sort of space. I have been searching for this sort of experience from my stereo for the last 25 years.... who would have guessed that a powercord would be the missing link.
I am aware that my speakers are a relative weak point in my current system. Prior to coming across the Hyperspace cord, I had been itching to upgrade the speakers. While I know that I will probably eventually do so, I no longer feel any urgency. It is amazing what these speakers, which are 1/10th the the cost of the MBL source components, are able to do when given a pure and clear signal. And it is amazing what this powercord can contribute to the performance of DAC that retails for more than $25k.
I have bought so many powercords and interconnects based on "critical audition" where I had to listen very carefully to hear what it was doing. Prior to this, every system upgrade, including major component upgrades, have been slight to moderate changes along a continuum. This is a quantum jump of a different sort. Instead of trudging along a continuum of gradual improvements in resolution and musicality, the effect of the Hyperspace is exactly as the name implies - it transports the experience of sound to another realm, a place that is not bound by the limits of three or even four dimensions. I do not know how to describe it more clearly as I have no prior experience to compare it to.
For example, as much as I love my Shindo Monbrison Pre-amp, the effect of the hyperspace hands down trumps the benefit of the Shindo. If I had to choose, I would trade my Monbrison for a Hyperspace cord without a moments hesitation. The same goes for my MBL DAC and transport. The Hyperspace is not only "that good", it is beyond comparison.
The effect of the hyperspace is immediate - it literally grabs you by the balls and hold you still until the music is over. Actually, even beyond the end of the music as I find myself continuing in an altered state of mind/body for a while afterwards. I don't know yet how long the effect lasts as my girlfriend, who had been calling me for dinner for the over an hour, had to come grab my arm and pull me out of the chair.
No one is going to believe any of this unless they take the leap and try it. It is unlike any other upgrade I have ever done -- (I can't wait to take it over to my friend's house and hook it up to his system Berning Qaudature Z amps, Lomichay Kandinsky Speakers ($75k speakers)) - Kot Biehl (USA)
Crystal Formula: Alien Star
Wiring: Standard copper
Connectors: Rhodium plated, US style
Seal: Ice Quartz PVC
Sleeving: Black Techflex Clean Cut with tape on ends
Thickness of conductors: 15awg
Thickness of tubing: 16mm
Length: 115 cm
While the Hyperspace sounds amazing right from the beginning, it doesn't reach its full performance until after 1+ months of burn-in time. We made a direct comparison between two identical cables with different burn-in times. The first cable was burned in for a week, the second cable was burned in only 2 hours. The one with 1 week burn-in time sounded more lively with greater dynamics, detail, clarity, smoothness and bass in a larger soundstage. The vocals sounded more transparent and realistic while being more distinct from the rest of the music.