And, people, you should consider getting a pair of these. The final component was the Wireworld Eclipse 7 speaker wire. They'll be essentially neutral and thus more -- rather than less -- similar. The only problem I incountered was a long burn in period. Upon firing everything up, I was initially underwhelmed. In all cases you are buying from, or selling to, the usedcable. Analysis Plus set out to change that.
The Analysis Plus loudspeaker cables benefit from a very solid foundation. I appreciate unplugged, or acoustic recordings from a wide variety of artists. The Slivers are narrow very flexible,almost,but not quite flat cables that are very easy to work with. This underscores the importance of the double shielding used in the Silver Apex, where that ultra-low noise floor becomes of even greater importance. By the By ; the people at Analysis Plus are very accesible, and easy to connect with in that Audio Addict kind of way.
That said, the Silver Apexes were flexible, very functional, and easy to use, with a solid feel. No one has reviewed these cables as of yet. They are slender and flexible, and the build quality is superb. That's why the Analysis Plus remains the unchallenged bargain it's been for years. Mark has also released a 9-gauge speaker wire in the Silver Apex line, and perhaps we will be able to present a review of it in the coming months.
All the attributes that make the Silver Apex a great cable for component pairings are even more important in the millivolt region that low output moving coils reside in. The overall greater feeling of ease and incredible refinement of sound with the Silver Apexes let music flow freely from my system, regardless of what I played. For me, listening to fine music can be a deeply emotional experience. Time to Justify These cables reminded me of an old hi fi war-horse: a hi fi system is only as good as its weakest link. It'll make today's assignment more meaningful by way of comparison outside Analysis Plus. We are thus nearly predestined to repeat, ad infinitum, certain maxims. I also found the Analysis Plus Copper Oval cables to be the best interconnect cables I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy, and most definitely worth their cost.
The Silver Apex geometry is essentially a hollow oval cable inside another hollow oval cable, contained in a third hollow oval cable. They are in possession of the requisite engineering muscle and laboratory equipment. I am running a 6ft pair. For little financial effort, it gets you way up that mountain, close enough to the flag to report that you've at least laid eyes on it if not touched it. Over the years I have heard this album many times, yet with the Silver Apex in the system, this music felt fresh and new, as it was presented with an authenticity that few cables have ever brought to my system. What ever I'm not letting them leave the house.
I find that to be refreshing. They made both oval cables sound a bit 'thermionic' in traditional terms - not as precise as the Zu but not blurry either, just a bit fuzzier and softer. One nice thing is that they reveal the warts or flaws on mediocre recordings without emphasizing them. Then came the Analysis Plus Oval-12, and my perception of the price-to-performance scale was shifted radically and for good. When he reached the height of the final crescendo, it was amazingly loud and invigorating, with no hint of harshness.
Analysis Plus copper cables are easily the best sounding and best value cables on the market today. I prefer the live versions of her songs over the studio ones, as they sound far more vivid and immediate. The two are very different in performance, at least to my ears. The sense of tonal shift was quite obvious even in Youssef's oud - less silvery zip hovering mist-like around the strings, more coppertone second-order harmonics. These are the most neutral silver cables Ihave ever encountered. For example the last production run of 700 feet we had to start and stop production ten times and the longest run was only 94 ft. Yet, there it was, all the proof I would ever need that the individual instruments possessed more dimensionality in the soundstage, along with an increase in air between the players.
With the Analysis Plus Oval-12, however, we have a product that breaks some serious pricing rules, all to the benefit of you, the value-conscious consumer, notwithstanding the fact that there are some really fantastic cables out there at very high prices, and worth it. But, like specifications, I care little about cosmetics unless truly nasty. In particular, the Analysis Plus designs are optimized to make sure the high frequencies make it to the speakers, instead of being impeded more than the low frequencies are. Undeniably, resoundingly, oh my Yes. We seldom see our cables fail.