Audio envy - dang!


I usually post on AG when I have an issue or concern, so I’m happy for once it’s to praise a new product, in this case Audio Envy’s IC. 

I use an ARC Classic 60 amp with a Herron 1A preamp. The AE cable went between these two.

I run an ARC Phono pre PH3se from my VPI prime as source.
My speakers are Thiel CS2.4’s

Out of the box a bit bright, But after a few hours that just went to strait up transparent - I mean freaking crystal clear. No tonal aberrations. Smooth, with no etched highs. Voices sound right, Natural. Soundstage opened up, as you might expect when things get clearer.

The best part was how inexpensive they were. They made my Cardas Clear Light interconnects I was using sound clouded by contrast. The Cardas was about x3 the cost of the AE’s.
BTW, this wasn’t “I think I hear differences”, this was “I’ll never use those Cardas in this system again, and where is my IPad, I need to order my next set!”

And that’s just what I did.
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My p3 powercords I have 20hrs on them, the improvement is they are more quieter, and cleaner, a bit more open, I will admit they did match well on my system too.Will see after 50 hrs...I have a borrowed cable cooker, but decided to find out their sound transformation every 20hrs, I can honestly say this are excellent cables. 
By the way still waiting for my phono Cable. Looks like AE are filling lots of orders. I put my order on oct 10.Captain told me two weeks.
Bkeske it seems like you end up liking AE Cables, they are truly amazing Cables, Iam on my way to order 2 more pc, and one more phono Cable for my SME tt.
After 45 hrs burn in of my AE pc it continues to open up more , tone is more balance sweeter and smooth, 100hrs  is when they are maximize in their performance, this is according to Waltersalas (agon member) very knowledgeable audiophile,   Iwas tempted to use cable cooker, decided not .
Tellurium q cables I think don’t disclose much of their cables, they are superb too.
Lalitk my AE phono Cable continue to amaze me after 8hrs only.i can’t wait to hear from you regarding AE phono Cable for your SME.
I will buy more pc, and will try ic as well, it’s a 2 weeks wait now.
Lalitk you are class act , that’s really admirable, when I look at your system, it gives more confidence to try the AE pc .thanks to you and Waltersalas . 
Ocean keep me posted on the phono Cable, thanks 
They also need to match the system in terms of tonality and timbre.If the system is on the bright side my guess lean sound might show up....
Waltersalas told me about this Cables, I was stunned how good they are, I bought 2 p3 power cord , I just have 3 hrs on them, They stunned me big time, Iam using them on my tube monos Tsakadiris, they made my monos 3x better, this Cables are very musical and exciting to listen.very natural sounding as well.
Captain know his stuff
They are lightning fast, and they will improve more once they are burn in.
Lalitk Iam also thinking of getting phono Cable , prestige ic, and one more pc. 
I just spoke to Captain , I did special order my phono Cable going to my Sutherland phono preamp, very knowledgeable, very nice guy...
Turnbowm, when I first inquire to Captain who I think design this Cables , He won’t tell me if they are strand or solid core, I guest it’s smart not to reveal to much on their cables, I bought the p3 power cables anyway, they are super musical and effortless to listen, very balance, micro and macro is to die for. Iam glad I bought this Cables.i have phono Cables ordered.I use Teo audio cables, Tellurium q Cables diamond Speaker Cables, Nordost heimdall 2 Speaker Cables, Palladian kimber pc as well. Cerious Cables, Hi fidlelity Cables. The audio envy cables on my system , I felt it brings the best of out my expensive cables.
Turnbowm this is not a hype AE pc that I bought are very good, for real.
Turnbowm, I bought the p3 power cord for my Tsakadiris monoblocks tube worth 4K..
Ocean2059 you are making me jealous, Hopefully I get mine the latest next week,I believe thephono Cable is excellent.
Tom2015 are using tube preamp? My friend told me ,you will hear more improvement after 100 hrs.On my tubes mono they work great.
Tom2015 are you sending those ic back? 
Ok finally after 13 days my phono Cable are on the way...😀
I received my phono Cable today, Iam using it with my vpi scout Jr Denon cart mc, to Sutherland LPS 2020, Iam using Audioquest diamond ic from Sutherland to my integrated VIva 300B , Iam using Nordost heimdall 2, Speaker Cable, Speaker tekton perfect set 12, this is my second system, this phono Cable is very natural clean sounding, fast, with slam, micro and macro is very good, layering , transient and black background is one of the strength of this phono Cable, it’s a keeper will order more ic.very quiet Cable as well.
I forgot the bass is superb as well, Iam not sure if captain can make me a phono Cable for my SME 10, I want one phono Cable for my SME where my main system is.
Lalitk my guess the AE is better , mine use right angle, 5pin, maybe after the election, I will call captain, hopefully he can make me one too.
Lalitk before I discover AE , my plan is to get the Tellurium q, phono Cable, it’s $700 price is stiff for my wallet , second is audiosensibilty phono Cable , since I like the sonic signature of AE, and I have no problem on matching, I will stick on AE, please let me know how it sounds on your system. Captain is very cool to deal with...
Turnbowm I think AE are not for you, move on, there are many choices  out there, Choose a cable that will satisfy you design wise.But you will pay high premium.If you have the money honestly there are many well design cables but also might not sound good, Remember matching is the key.
After only 40 hrs of my AE powercables, P3 I notice they are more open , naturally smooth, the biggest improvement at this time is layering and instruments placement are space, no trace of compression anymore, better tone as well.My AE phono Cable is excellent out of the box.
Doc remember the price difference on those Matrix and obsession, but don’t be surprise if the AE pc will compete head to head.
After maybe 15 hrs of play and using cardas sweep burn in , my phono Cable it sounds more quiet, one thing I notice is the natural sound of voice and instruments, I use to get crosstalk hum from my Denafrips Dac Ares, now it’s gone , including radio station frequency pick up.This is truly an amazing phono Cable.