Current model: Analysis Plus's Golden Oval 4' (Pair) Spades Sending and Receiving.
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As new, current model, factory packaged with full factory warranty and a REAL REFERENCE Cable / warm / musical / and a huge sound stage/ intoxicating sound ! Speaker Cables by Analysis Plus: Manufacturer's Description:
Our REFERENCE "patented oval design" partners with pure gold over Oxygen Free copper to create a Litz wire without equal.
shielded coverage, meticulously designed conductive sheath eliminates
microphonic movement noise, proprietary Teflon dielectric provides the
optimal impedance and made in the USA quality.
Heirloom quality cable with a noise floor so low goose bumps, tears and magical moments from the past come alive.
May 2004 Key Kim
I’ve spent a lot of time researching and choosing my
audio reference components. The foundation of my
system’s set up is very similar to that of Clement
Perry’s: It incorporates digital amplification
technology and Ascendo loudspeakers. However, I was
curious about one thing: Would my system sound even
better if I were to use Analysis Plus Golden Oval
Cables? Several months ago, thanks to Analysis Plus’
Mark Markel, I was allowed to do a follow up review of
the Golden Oval speaker cables and interconnects that
Clement Perry is using as his reference cables
(read CP's review here).
The Golden Oval Cables are the no-holds-barred,
cost-no-object, elite line of the Analysis Plus family
of cables. They feature A-P’s patented oval braiding,
using pure gold over oxygen-free copper.
I used two runs of 8’ between my Tact Audio M2150 and
Ascendo System Z loudspeakers in a bi-wire
configuration and a 1 meter XLR between the Tact RCS
2.2x room correction preamp and the Kora Hermes II. I
ran the Golden Ovals around the clock for about 2
weeks, using an SCD-777ES as a transport, before doing
any serious listening, and my main references
were Nordost’s Quatro-Fil and SPM Reference cables.
As good as my reference cables are in their own right,
overall I preferred the natural sound of the Golden
Ovals. It was immediately obvious that these cables
were of reference
caliber; something special. They
and open, airy sound that
brought me closer to the live musical
With the Golden Ovals in my system, there was
special sonic synergy happening. It was a match made in
audiophile heaven that transcended my previous
listening experiences. The AP Gold
captured the immediacy and presence of
music playback in a
highly emotional way. Living with the Golden Oval
cables I noticed the system became
even more natural and life-like over time
though I would agree wholeheartedly with CP's
assessment that they sound incredible right out of
their shipping box.
Listening to Van Cliburn’s
Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto N0.1 [JM-XR 24004],
the overall musicality
of this disc was
vastly improved upon.
Everything became more natural and warm but not
speaking. When Van Cliburn
struck notes the sound was physical, passionate and
powerful without being neither
harsh. The soundstage
appeared wider and deeper
than with the Nordost cables. I gained
a certain degree of openness
I couldn’t imagine my system could
reproduce from CD's
- given my rooms acoustic properties - and
via the AP Gold
my room's now
noticeably more open. The AP Gold
opened up spaces between the orchestral
sections as well; spaces between individual
instruments within the sections were more expansive,
more real, thus lifelike.
The tonality of the strings of the Ensemble
Explorations in Rossini’s Sonate a Quattro [Harmonia
Mundi HMC 901776] were equally
impressive. The AP
Gold added neither honey nor astringency making
each individual instrument
sound ultimately more natural and smoother. This
level of sonic synergy put me in a trance-like
to escape my Manhattan condo
and imagine myself
at a concert hall listening
to a live performance.
I took the Golden Ovals with me and
visited an audiophile friend of mine
who just happens to also own the increasingly popular
Ascendo loudspeakers (his being the
more affordable System E). These magnificent
transducers were setup driving my previous
reference amplifier, the
Classe Omicron amp and an Omega Pre-amp.
The system was
utilizing very touted
speaker cables and interconnects.
Once I inserted the Golden Ovals,
my buddy (who chooses to remain
anonymous) and I looked at each other and said
“Oh my god!” All of my previous findings were
resoundingly unanimously confirmed. The sound was
remarkably good. The Golden Ovals brought out the best
in his system. This may seem like a
synergistic match with the Ascendo loudspeakers only
since that's what CP as well as my system are composed
of but I have let senior editor Marshall Nack also
have a go at the AP Gold and the results were just as
repeatable and illuminating with his Kharma Ceramique
It is true that Analysis Plus Golden Oval
interconnects and speaker cables are very expensive,
but they are worth every penny in
my very humble estimation.
I've taken my show on the road and have seen them work
in the setups I mentioned above in addition to first
hearing them in CP's setup which is certainly one of the best
systems I have ever heard. Needless to say, I
bought the AP Gold
and they too now serve as my new
reference! < =============================================== >
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