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  Purist Audio Design - Dominus Interconnect Cable

Not to downgrade the efforts of cable designers, for me cable industry is the least technical demanding one among the audio equipment manufacture field but the price tags grow exponentially in the past decade. I can pay for technologies like amorphous metal alloys from Stealth or the battery-biased designs of Audioquest. But Purist Audio Design provides inadequate information to convince me to make the purchase. Even their most advanced technology years ago The Radiant Light Source (RLS), they did not explain the source of the designed illuminating light.

So help me here. How to justify the over $5,000 price tag of Dominus interconnect cable at 1-mter length.

Thanks and Happy Listening!

Yu11375  (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)

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09-07-12   There *is* no justification from dropping 5 large on an inte ...   Rlwainwright

09-07-12   If you can justify $5000 shirt or $30,000 dress, almost same ...   Marakanetz

09-07-12   Rw, you are right. i am totally with you. if all these ma ...   Yu11375

09-07-12   Hi yull375, get a genesis from purist audio design i bought ...   Fuzzball

09-07-12   Hello otto - i am not at all certain what information you ne ...   Jwpstayman

09-07-12   Cryoed, shielding, materials, engineering, technology, awg, ...   Marakanetz

09-07-12   At the very beginning, i mentioned that i can pay for techno ...   Yu11375

09-07-12: Geoffkait
Yu11375, this is from some review/interview with the Purist Audio dude.

"Purist's most advanced technology uses a light source to illuminate the
cable's dielectric, which produces an ethereal three-dimensional soundfield
that sounds like surround sound from two channels. The Radiant Light
Source (RLS) cables basically add this optical illumination to the company's
award-winning (the absolute sound's 2003 Golden Ear Award Winner for
Interconnect and Loudspeaker Cables) Dominus cables. The Purist web
site describes the RLS cables thusly: "The Radiant Light Cable
System, newly introduced by Purist Audio Design in 1998, is the only
system of its kind in the world. It takes the already superb Dominus cable
and adds a special form of radiant-optical fiber. These optical fibers are
illuminated by a specially designed light source and radiate light around the
conductors. The light changes the properties of the insulation surrounding
the conductors, thus minimizing distortion in music reception.

The result can best be described as a dramatic lowering of the cable's
noise floor. Micro dynamics that previously lay buried in low-level
background noise are revealed. The nuance of musical emotion is laid bare
as never before. The stunning improvement achieved through the Radiant
Light system affords the reality of a musical experience unlike any enjoyed
until now.

I asked Jim if the RLS design had any similarity to the battery-biased
designs like Audioquest's Big Cat series of cables, but he indicated it was a
different concept. He described the concept of dielectric biasing as older
technology developed by Western Electric in the 1930s. And in case you
were wondering, the RLS technology comes at a price: $7350 for a one-
meter pair of RCA-terminated interconnect cables, with an extra $2500 for
the RLS power supply."

Geoffkait  (Threads | Answers | This Thread)

09-07-12   Why don't you listen to the purist audio cables? it's great ...   Jfrech

09-07-12   Hello i am actually owner mostly of pad cables including do ...   Roccl007

09-07-12   I'm not sure if the point of this thread is to argue the val ...   Zd542

09-08-12   Thank you geoffkait. i had read that interview before i post ...   Yu11375

09-08-12   Yu11375 wrote, "again i am not against purist audio de ...   Geoffkait

09-09-12   To the op i think you made a good choice. once you try cc's ...   Zd542

09-10-12   Wonderful cable,open,dynamic,quiet love it.nobody pays full ...   Ebm

09-15-12   Thank god and zd542! i am not the only one puzzled by the m ...   Yu11375

09-22-12   I've got the pad venustas speaker cables. i never thought in ...   Last_lemming

09-23-12   This seems like the "expensive" v. "overprice ...   Chayro

09-23-12   Last_lemming hope you don't pay retail for purist! most puri ...   Rsf507

09-23-12   Its great to hear that the cables worked out ok for you. als ...   Zd542

09-23-12   I paid about 30% under list. i had long runs of about 14 fee ...   Last_lemming

09-23-12   I tried synergistic research, other pad lineups from the low ...   Last_lemming

09-23-12   Btw i just realized i mistyped, i paid $2100, not $2700.   Last_lemming

09-28-12   Hi zd542, yes, there is another pure silver interconnect ca ...   Yu11375

10-07-12   Be sure you give the purists their break in time. it truly d ...   Last_lemming

07-06-13   Otto (yu11375) many have tried to help you, i think it is hi ...   Polyglot

07-07-13   First of all, jim aud is by far the most social person i eve ...   Bo1972

07-08-13   Purist cables are actually quite good. they are highly colo ...   Stringreen

07-08-13   I second what stingreen said. i just recently auditioned th ...   Tboooe

08-09-13   to me the pad dominus interconnects are just right. i need ...   Coxhaus

08-14-13   Hi coxhaus, thanks for your inputs to share your experience ...   Yu11375

08-14-13   Hi polygot, i didn't forget about this and do appreciate he ...   Yu11375

08-24-13   Now i am ready to provide my updates first, my gears sourc ...   Yu11375

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