Note: I posted the same message in the Asylum:
I ordered my full set of Cerious cables including digital, 2 analog IC's, speaker cables the first week of September and just received them yesterday. They are running about 2 weeks behind approximate delivery dates. Bob has been great throughout, sending an email when they shipped.
I, unfortunately do not have the Cyberlight for comparison, but have been (as of last evening) been comparing them to Pure Note Paragons, which have bettered the likes of Virtual Dynamics Master (analog and digital IC), Stealth Varidig Sextet (digital) in my system. Last night I sequentially added the Cerious cables while subtracting a Paragon starting with digital, then one analog IC, then another analog IC. Tonight will be the speaker cables.
System: Levinson 37 CD transport, dCS Purcell and Elgar plus, Levinson 32 Ref pre, Sierra Denali (on mid/tweet), Krell KSA 300S on woofers, VMPS RM/x speakers.
My initial impressions were mixed. Granted, they do seem to need time to settle after shipping and manipulation from installation based on other recent posts. My first impression was, however, of the amazingly clear midrange. Female vocals were the best I have heard. I listened to 2 jazz CD's I am very familiar with, both on XRCD (Jacintha and Ella Fitzgerald). I could hear every detail, of breath, rasp in the vocal chords, chest, resonance in the head of the singer, etc. My only concern was a little less body overall....and I do mean just a little less. The clarity was, however, eye opening. The next thing that hit me was the quite large increase in sound stage height, width and depth. Floor to ceiling, side wall to side wall, and depth...maybe 3 fold larger. The vocal performers were further out in the room while instruments in the bands were further back...except for solo instruments. This effect was also quite stunning. Even though instruments were further back, every detail could be heard and in fact more so than with the Pure Note Paragons.
The next thing I noticed is that, initially, I felt as though I needed to turn the volume up a bit more with the Cerious cables to match levels for comparison. But I think what is happening is that the quiet passages are quieter and the loud passages are louder...aka, inceased dynamic range. There seems to be an effortless ebb and flow of the music through these cables.
The highs at first seemed to be a bit subdued but upon closer listening they are all there, in fact that is also evidenced by the ability to see very far back in the sound stage with absolute clarity. I think there is just less high frequency grunge as these cables are immune to RFI.
The bass was incredibly detailed, but I have not fully evaluated it yet with some really low stuff. String bass was amazingliy clear. Some posters have noted some bloat or flab in the bass, but I am not getting that in my system.
Tonight will be more evaluation of the midrange (I still need convincing that the slight decrease in body is natural). So, I will be listening to more vocals, piano, solo cello, solo violin, steel string guitar. And maybe throw some big choral with pipe organ at them and see what they do in a very ambient venue and what they do with very low bass.
So far I think they are keepers.