Audioquest WEL vs Wild Blue


For those who have heard them both, please describe the sonic differences between Audioquest WEL Signature and Audioquest Wild Blue Yonder.
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I currently run WEL for all of my main leads including a balanced 12M length of interconnect from Pre-Amp to Power Amps. I had previously also owned a similar length of WBY, there isn't really a comparison. The WEL has more heft and depth that the WEL lacks alongside it sounding rather thin in comparison. It's not a matter of emphasizing or deemphasizing part of the frequency range but more that with the WEL the instruments are more filled out. They're both good cables but the premium for the WEL is justified and you will also own a cable that your system can grow into. 

I also like the WEL power cords a lot but have never compared mine with WBY.

I am however not a fan of the WEL speaker cable -- my thoughts on this have been recorded elsewhere but for my money its's over priced for what it delivers -- I've no experience with the WBY speaker cord

Finally I've had extensive experience with WBY Digital cords, they're good (probably with a similar sonic signature to the interconnect) but easily bettered by Transparent Reference XL.



I recently swapped in a length of WEL Signature between my digital processor and my amps. I'm Very satisfied with the sound, especially the rich tonality and seemingly complete harmonics around instruments. They are highly detailed without being edgy. Very Musical. I have noted that a couple of well known reviewers have chosen WBY for their systems, which made me curious why??
No experience with WEL but do have WBY ICs and Wildwood SC.  I never thought I'd be a cable guy but they have me convinced...
I have WEL 8ft single-biwire speaker cables, and 2 WEL NRG power cords. 

I can tell you that even 1 WEL power cord is killer enough... I loaned it to my friend and he says... I cant go back. 

And he's a shunyata guy.  

I'm just looking for 1 more WEL power cord and 2 sets of WEL XLR and my loom is complete. 

I was never a cable guy until Audioquest. 
I called Audioquest to inquire about the WEL series and they said it's discontinued. Guess it's time for another line from them.
The WEL interconnect has a much blacker background, a lot more body and the bass is way more punchier than what you hear with the WBY. It also has better dynamic capabilities and amazing textures being tonally richer... The WBY is a tad thinner and airier while the WEL sounds just rock solidly dense, textured and large. The WBY is one hell of a cable but if you can stretch more, go for the WEL.
I agree with your assessment 100%, johndoe21ro. I now have 1M pairs of balanced WEL and WBY. Your description is on point. The WEL does give dence, full, Rich images. Where the WBY is lighter. The only time I might consider WBY a better choice would be with really dark sounding components. In my system, I LOVE WEL. I use WBY only as a back-up. I also agree with the previous comment by folkfreak. I think Audioquest interconnects are better than Audioquest speaker cables. I've chosen Synergistic Research Galileo LE in my system.
Transparent. Great. Can't afford it.
I own both Wel and Wild interconnects in my system. They are both exceptional good in diversity in height. Silver is a lot more precise than copper it creates a shaper and more realistsic individual focus of both voices and instruments. Also they are faster in response and reveal more details in the high freq. compared to copper ones.

The differences between the Wel and Wild are big. The Wel has a lot more drive and control in the low freq. But also it has a lot more grip and Authority than the Wild has. The differences in price are also rather big.

The Wild and Wel powercables I tested also a few tiems but they were not acceptable in my world. The newAQ  powercables are superior to the Wel and Wild powercables.
I like Audioquest a lot.....but when I plugged in WEL, it was surely a step backward....just wasn't right.   I encourage all to see how it (all cables) work with their own system.
I can explain why it doesn’t work. Often people say it is a miss match or the cable is not that good.

But research proofs that often the dna of the amps, pre amp, loudspeakers and sources which are used are the main reason why it does not work that well. You need to label first each part on properties and also the real quality.

When these products are incomplete or less good the cable will often show their weakness. This is why trail an error will not give you the real answer why it does not work that well.