Aaaawww Man......... Don't tell me this stuff! OK, OK.... What's it gonna cost me?
Thanks John Frech for the kind words about my system. I know the move to your new home and dealing with your kids and job has made life crazy and it was nice to just sit down with some red wine and unwind.
The only people to hear these new cables so far is Jim White at Aesthetix, Jim Aud at Purist and the local crazies in my audio group.
Logenn (member name here at Audiogon) has an almost identical system as mine and he remarked that the Purist umbilical cord upgrade raised performance in my system by 50% (his words). I know they are not broken in yet, no one knows how long that will be but I am keeping a record.
Our famous Audiogon member Raul, the king of analog :^) came by for a visit and seemed to be pleased with performance, and he is a tough customer.
I hope he will post a description of his travels and the systems he has visited while showing his stunning new solid state preamp. I had this in my system for a day and it is very good. I'll let Raul speak to this when he's ready.
Anyway, the new Purist cables are wonderful even before break in and the only downside (big surprise) is the labor and time to construct along with necessary profit margin to recoup R&D time. We began this project three years ago and my profound thanks to Jim White at Aesthetix for revealing design perimeters and wiring schematics so I could pass this along and entice Purist Audio to embark on this project. I had faith it would work (just as I had faith in implementing the original dual power supplies for Aesthetix, I was the first).
Time will tell if the Purist custom umbilicals gain acceptance among other Aesthetix users. For me, I could not give mine up, the improvement is more immediate and profound than when I added a second power supply to my Io and Callisto and more startling than replacing all four power cords on the Aesthetix power supplies. Of course all this is important and no doubt the cumulative effect is beyond estimation without more testing.
I am saving up money to purchase a second pair, hopefully to loan to others so they can understand the excitement that we are all experiencing.
Sorry to let this sit so long without a response, we had guests for Thanksgiving as well as Raul visiting for a short music session Thanksgiving eve and a good friend and important figure in high end audio is in the hospital and may not live. I have wrestled with this all day and at this point will not disclose who this is in hope that he makes a recovery.
Meanwhile, I hope you Audiogon guys and girls had a great Thanksgiving.
I also have an all Aesthetix system comprising of Rhea phono stage and Calypso pre amp.All power cords are purist Audio Dominus cables ,XLR ,RCA,AND Power cords.It is simply stunningly quiet and yet has tremendous soundstage.My speaker cables are also Dominus.Truly a reference quality sound if you can afford them.BUY THEM....