Has anyone heard 'Audio Replas' cables/gear?
An audio friend and I have been discussing interconnects: New topic, right?
Having listened exhaustively, my friend says that his Aurum Acoustics CDP sounds best with the Audio Replas REF700 (now REF-RU9000SZ) Series interconnect. He claims there is a warmth and ease in listening that he's not had with any other IC. The cables are available in rca or xlr termination, and are very pure, silver-coated OFS copper, shielded with aluminum foil and a double copper mesh (hence triple shielded).
Audio Replas is a Japanese company, offering a number of products, some venturing into the "weird science" arena, somewhat like Acoustic Revive. Unlike the AR website, however, there is little informative data on the Audio Replas (www.audio-replas.com) page. Perhaps the Japanese version offers more information; as a Gaigin, knowing about 15 Kata- and Hiragana --all of which apply exclusively to Aikido-- I'm at sea with the Japanese rendition.
That said, has anyone heard of, auditioned, or lived with Audio Replas' interconnects, power cords,or any of their gear? Do you know if it's available in the US? The closest I can come to a dealer 'network' is Best Audio in Milan, Italy. If that's local, then this really *is* a global village.