|Kubala Ė Sosna Cables ď Gets my Top Vote ď|
WOW-24 Hours, BurnĖIn time only
Meitner-EMM Labs DCC2 + Phillips cdp D.O.M (Truly Amazing ) 10/10
Sistrum SP-101 , under Transport
Neuance Platform, under Meitner DAC
Kubala Emotion cables, all cables (***** Truly Amazing ) 10/10
Omiga Audio AES-EBU, Digital
Walker Velocitor, ( Great Stuff )
Infinity MTS Preludes, 6 Ohms ( working on a change )
Townsend Super Tweeters, (Great Stuff )
Krell FPB-600, ( will be auditioning others )
Sistrum SP 101, under Amp
Apple ipod 40 Gig, 10/10 ( Great Stuff )
Just a quick note for the MeitnerĖEmm Labs owners, I wanted to share with you,how magical these Cables are,.I am using their Power Cords on both the Philips Transport and the DCC-2 ,it's a match made in heaven, Harmony started the minute I hooked up these 2 Power Cords. Absolutely Stunning. I tried many PC combo and nothing beat the Kubalas. I had to add this paragraph because, these 2 items that I have purchased in the last year, has brought fidelity & harmony to my listening room: The Meitner gear and the Kubala-Sosna cables,The best investment Ive made in 18 years.
I would like to share with you some interesting cable auditions,I have encountered over the past few years. It has been tons of fun with some moments of frustration. Very time consuming, especially when it takes 200-300 hours to burn-in each cable. Iím in it for the pleasure of listening to my favourite music, which consists of Jazz, Classical, Pink Floyd ect.
Iím only offering whatís IMO,and so, some may benefit from what is to be said, and other may be offended. It is not my intention to degrade any cables, as we know that cables can be,very much system dependent.
I have been toying with many different cables, mostly Speaker and interconnects, with later some Power Cords.
A few years ago I bought some Transparent Reference speaker cables,and, was very happy. Then I started to think It would be nice to hear better piano and better sounding strings,( Orchestra)so I tried out some ICís first thinking thatís where my problem was, I tried some Ridge Street Audio MSE , Pure Note Version 4, Siltech G5 , Meitnerís XLR, and last Valhalla XLR. I found this being lots of fun with some frustrating moments. I kept the Valhalla and did buy some Pure Notes and Ridge Street Audio MSE, ICís ( Now Sold ).
The Siltech G5 , were not my cup of tea, the Pure Notes Version 4 ,I thought of as baby Valhallas, good for Jazz and Rock but lacking Orchestral music sound, Ridge Street Audio , excellent Jazz , Classical , but a little thin on the bass, loved Robert serviceís and attitude, excellent product for the $$$$,keep him in mind.
Iím using the Valhallaís ICís and Transparent Reference Speaker cables. Not a bad match, seem to work for me.
So now, I get into some speaker cables, Ridge Street Audio, Supra Sword, Ensemble, Valhalla, Siltech G5.
Ridge Street Audio, somewhat thin for me, I believe that they have a new line out now called Poiema probably worth a try, Supra Swords,best piano I had ever heard but lacking speed, Valhalla,bass thieves, Siltech G5 to thin, not my signature sound.
Well after hours of burning in cables(250+,hours each ) and sitting there getting to know some of my CDís better wasnít able to better the Transparent Reference. I still think a good cable, but very expensive.
Until I tried the Jenaís Valkyre, They seemed to have excellent bass extension,the midrange is where these really opened up , I was Sold.
Great stuff but mighty pricey.
After a week or so I called the guy who sold me the Jena Valkyres and asked him, what did he replaced the Valkyres with. I figure heís got my money. He may share his new cables secret with me. The man says sure , I got the New Kubala ĖSosna cables. So I started to thing what he said, and decided to call him back and find out where he got them.
I called Bob at Rhapsody Music & Cinema , really nice guy, friendly he really know his stuff, and best of all,very honest man. So I ordered some cables. www.rhapsodynyc
In the mean time Iím trying out my new Elrods Signature 2, latest, on my transport, and was I blown away how good this PC was.
But was it the best.
Back on the Gon reading on the forums again, about witch is best out there, elrod or harmonix,it seemed like there was some controversy where some guys were saying I sold all my Elrodís and gone with Harmonix, and on the other hand, some guys were saying, sold all my Harmonix and now have all new Elrods, little battle of thoughts going on, so I ordered the latest version of the Harmonix Master PC,and was amazed that the Harmonix was much better in my system.
Now the KubalaĖSosna, show up,
First I put in the speaker cables .
ďWOWĒ again excellent bass extension, much deeper and tighter. Midrange open up even more,very detailed. A very natural sound,uncoloured,almost like the instrument was in the room.
Only 24 hours break in time. (Jena Valkyre SOLD)
I was looking for the best,and the Kubala are now in my system, truly amazing.
Then the Power Cords , I figure ok they got the best speaker cable,lets see what they can do here. Usually these cable companies can make a good speaker cable, and sometimes a good IC ,but what about the Power Cords.
First on the Krell,then on the transport. I couldnít believe my ears, everything came alive, the most natural sound with all the bass and detail,and then Last but not lease the IC, yes they are superior to my Valhallas,
(Valhalla SOLD), the Kubalaís are much more detailed and offer a much darker background.
I ordered 2 more PC and when they arrived they were also a significant help to the whole sound quality. (Great Synergy)
I couldnít of ever believed that I could have all the same cabling from the same company. Iím impressed.
IMO the KubalaĖSosna Cables are in the Top 1% of all cables on the market today regardless of price. The good news is they sell @ a fraction of the price of others. They are IMO an incredible value.
I donít know how they did it, all I can say is give them a try in your system,
ďIíll bet, you will not want to give them back ď They do have several other lines , not shure what there names are.
Speaker Cables 10/10 : Incredible Value , better than cables, worth $20K
Interconnects XLR 10/10 Best detailed sound & Extremely Dark Background
Power Cords 10/10 Iím amazed, ďAbsolute State of The Art ď, PC
Digital AES-EBU I think Kubala may now have it out now.
I do have an Omiga Audio, AES/EBU Digital cable using between transport and Dac, using 5%-10% of the time , very good UK product, actually all there cabling surpassed Valhalla ICís, and Elrod and Harmonix PC. But was a notch or 2 below Kubala Emotion Line. Tone, also a great guy, with excellent products.
If you are in the cable search, I believe that Kubala ĖSosna is worth trying on there 30 day free trial. The Emotion line is there Top of the Line, and is being sold for a fraction of the prices of some of the cables auditioned here.
If you got any questions on prices or want to audition these Kubala cables ,call Bob , great guy, judge for yourself, the guy is friendly, always there for you, extremely understanding, and I think the most professional guy I have spoke with for awhile, Bob @ rhapsody audio 212- 229-1842
Or look up. www.kubala-sosna
I have no vested interest or affiliation with either Kubala- Sosna or Rhapsody Audio, Iím only sharing my thoughts with you, and hopefully you may also enjoy your music better with these cables.
If anyone has these cables, please feel free to share your experiences.
Again I hope this has been useful,as many have been asking me on my other thread about the Kubalaís