Yes, apparently RAL is still making [some] cables.
I ordered a Passage umbilical cord for my Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista about 2 1/2 weeks ago, and communicated with Brad via email. I prepaid via paypal. Brad WAS responsive via email, but when I tried to call RAL to ensure they received the payment, I discovered that their phone was not in service, which was a little concerning..
However, Brad stayed in touch via email, and after a short delay last week, I received the cord today.
Can't post anything about the sound yet as I have just had it in the system for a few hours.
I read some of the negative posts on various fora over the last few years while I was waiting for my cable for the last 2 weeks; I may not have ordered had I known of the troubles folks expressed getting their cables after payment.
BUT.. the cable looks well made and I'm hoping it will be the nice upgrade it's supposed to be. Not sure I would want to pre-pay thousands of dollars for power cords, speaker cables, etc. after reading of bad experiences, but for the single cable it was obviously less financial risk.
I saw on one board that a guy said there is a best method to deal with potential situations of non-delivery... That method is called COD.