Nice review. How much are the Pursang cables? And as to "Bob", you seem impressed. How much did that cost?
La45, the BOB costs $480 per pair. I've never tried Ric's Pursang S cables--I'm pretty happy with my cables right now--though I must say I'm somewhat interested. I purchased the BOB after a long talk with Ric about its design and performance goals, and my experience with them mirrors Goldeneraguy's experience. In my setup, vocals (and the whole presentation) became significantly clearer and gained in texture and presence. Vocals, especially, seemed to move even further beyond the speakers than they already were. An eerie effect, but an addicting one. After having these things in my system for a few days, I'd be hard-pressed to return them now. They're pretty sweet!
I tried BOB on two different systems and didn't get along so well with him. I thought it rolled off the top, and robbed some degree of excitment from the music while adding smoothness and enhancing the imaging a bit, on the plus side. Overall I prefer BOB not to be hanging off the back of my speakers, though it does seem that I am in the minority with my opinion on it.
I'm pretty sure the Pursang S speakers cables go for right around 2500.00 for an 8ft pair.
Goldeneraguy- I've tried BOB at length on both systems, and I had the same reaction to it on both, in fact even more so on my Von Schweikert VR4Jrs. Overall I just get a sense of the allure of the music being taken away some. I tried really hard to like it since so many guys thought it was so great, but the more I tried the more I found how much I didn't like it.
Ejlif- I wouldn't think BOB should be system dependent.Plus you are using Walker HDL's with sucess and they only made a very subtle difference in my system. I have no idea why this is .Anyway you have very interesting systems.I've been working on mine for 35 years,it seems there is no end.
Goldeneraguy - nice review. I have been trying to get around to doing one myself, but you have beaten me to it.
I have a set of BOBs, and they certainly won't be leaving my system anytime soon. As far as what it does - I can't tell you, but I can say that for me, the musical presentation simply became more realistic with the BOBs installed. I liked them so much I had Ric integrate them into a set of jumpers for me to make the installation cleaner.
I also found the same results as you with the Pursang S speaker cables. I tried several different cables that are highly thought of here in AgoN and other forums in my system. But in the end the Pursang S [without the BOBs] had much deeper and more solid bottom end as well as a more 3D presentation...again, just more "real" to me.
I am finally not at all motivated to try any other speaker cables. The Pursang S [especially with the BOBs] has given me piece of mind for change. This alone is no small feat and worth the price. I now listen to my music instead of my components.