Thanks for posting this. Hopefully Teo can chime in and help explain what’s different about the GC 2 from the original. I like that the price is still reasonable. The Kronon looks to be incredible but I’ll probably never have a chance to hear it.
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Paraphrasing from a thread at Canuckaudiomart, when someone asked about construction:
They look almost the same..but internally are quite different.
GCII is slightly more expensive due to the use of different materials
and a more complex assembly protocol, .....that being said we feel the
improvement in sound quality far exceeds the rise in price.
@in_shore ...Truth be known the Kronon, which is one of our new cables, is the direct result of an attempt to revise the Splash. We started revising and by the time we were done we had created something that sounded much better but unfortunately also had higher associated production costs.
So after thinking about it for a while we decided to keep the Splash as is, and offer the Kronon as a higher priced alternative that provides an increase in performance.
@t_ramey ....Much sorries, but the economics of the situation ( the GC is priced as a direct sale item and the margins are quite thin ) really don't allow for a straight-up trade in ( I'm assuming here that a straight-up trade is what you are asking about ).
I have used both the GC and Splash Rs and have found them to sound outstanding and will be trying the GCII soon since they have raised the bar a little higher with their latest techniques garnered from the Kronon...
Not to worry, the CT Matrix cables are superior sounding in my system.
.....geez, to put this into a proper perspective you are comparing a $1250 cable and a $500 cable straight up ?....well for 2 1/2 times the price it should, at the very least, sound superior, and it maybe should also do the laundry, make a perfect latte, and take out the garbage....
....as a matter of fact we will be there, we'll be sharing a room with Triangle Art and Angel City Audio ( Rm 610 )....please come knocking....looking forward to shaking your hand and having a chat....
t-Ramey I do not have any of thier other interconnects or speaker wire this is my very first experience with Teos interconnects. Right off the bat I was taken by low level resolution that grabbed my attention to things i found difficulty decening what that subtle sound was ,....well I’m a freak for micro dynamics ,,,. Anyway, these interconnects have a tremendous amount going for them , just fabulous . My old FM tuner is going back in service to help settle these interconnects in .
If the GC II was designed with trickle down technology from Teos flagship Kronos , I’m going to have to buy some .
.....very sorry for not getting back to you earlier....the bottom line is the GC was originally conceived as a direct sale product whose main purpose was to introduce TEO Audio to a larger audience and to make this happen we cut our margins very very thin....and what that ultimately means is we cannot take trade-ins towards the purchase of the GC11 ( methinks your best option would be to sell your GC cables privately ).....
We were thinking of having some of the new Ultra's and the Kronon's at the show....but nothing is set in stone and the situation is still pretty fluid ....will post about any changes as show time approaches. Are you looking for any specific lengths ?
Taras22 Im interested in your interconnect line up , as I understand your basic interconnect is the Game Changer II then the Ultra ? next the Splash and your flagship Kronon ,.
So three new interconnects GCII , ultra and Kronon , are there plans for an revised Splash II ? Two of your interconnects interest me , the Ultra and Splash Rs ,.......and possibly the Kronon . Finally are WBT RCAs used on the Ultras ? Thank you
Our latest round of cable tinkering was supposed to produce a revised Splash.....well, long story short, the tinkering produced what has become the Kronon, which a friend, upon first listen, called an OMG cable ( which, granted, is a bit over the top, but the Kronon is a very very fine cable....btw my current fave in our lineup... )....unfortunately the input costs required a price significantly higher than the Splash, so we decided to keep the Splash , and expanded our lineup by adding the Kronon ( both use the same WBT 152 RCA plug...).
The Ultra is a GC variant that has some features of the Kronon incorporated into its design ( it has the same KLE plug we use in the GC....) and is a wickedly good sounding cable that has taken the GC sound and dramatically improved on it in much the same way the Kronon improved on the Splash ( see review cited above for a great description of that improvement ).
As for the Kronon being the flagship ?....no, that place is occupied by the Reference, which is now in the final stages of getting a Kronon inspired redesign.... we hope to have it ready for an introduction at Axpona....and we hope a review of same will be coming shortly thereafter.
And almost forgot, there another cable that is the replacement for a cable we called the Standard ( our first cable model )....it will be priced somewhere halfway between the Kronon and the Reference....the first were prototypes were a great success but we are considering doing some Kronon-izing to bring up the performance another notch or two.
Hope that helps give a better picture of our line-up.
My GC II have settled in with constant playback from last week and THEY ARE SENSATIONAL ! '........I apologize for shouting
Now I have a far better idea what my playback components are really capable of including how great many recordings truly are. WOW . One of the very best bang for the buck you could ever find in cables .
Unfortunately we don't at present have a GC2 based balanced cable....finding a plug has been a big part of the problem....and to be honest we haven't really bought into the need for balanced ( save to simply serve a market )...we also feel that the RCA route still provides the best bang for the buck for audio applications ( as an example, a GC2 balanced cable would be priced within spitting distance of the Ultra, and the Ultra out of gate is a much better sounding cable than the GC2...)...
Gwng8 I do have both the ct ic and the Teo GC, very close both good, but the GC has bit more sophistication how it space instrument, it has more air, and transient is a bit better, in my system.The CT speaker cable is super good..
T_ramney, no I don’t have the matrix nor the gc2, i will attend the Axpona 2018 , hopefully Teo will bring their G2, Honestly iam super happy to both, I can’t afford the matrix, I think if the G2 is just even a bit improvement of the GC, for the price can’t beat it.