Today, an amazing thing happened in my household....

Well, I think many married audiophiles have the experience where their better halves tell them that they listen to their music too loudly, or where they feel the music played on your system is ear-pokingly bad that they will leave the room once the system comes on, right? (many say the fairer sex have better or more sensitive hearing, I agree)

But today, my lovely wife sat beside me and we listened to more than one hour of music on my hifi system, she told me she enjoyed the music and she even commented on how good the sound quality was. Nothing had changed actually - I played the same CDs at the same volume level as before, we sat in the same place, I had the same system components - except one thing: I inserted the Siltech Signature Series G6 Forbes Lake SATT interconnects into my system.

Their 1m length did not allow me to put them between my CD player and preamp without having to rearrange my equipment, so I put them between my preamp and monoblocks, just to get an initial impression. When the music started, we could not stop! I played one track after another and we had a very enjoyable time. We played a variety of music – jazz vocals, some virtuoso violin music and some drum tracks (my wife never ever sat through a dynamic drum track with me, this is a first).

I’ll comment more on the Forbes Lake’s sound quality in the full review for AVXpress after my extended listening sessions later. It is suffice to say now that my initial impression is that they improved my system’s musicality, heightened its resolution, made the bottom more articulate, and smoothened the highs without slowing the music down or dulling it. There are many other sound aspects I would like to comment on, but I should not let the cat out of the bag too early, especially not before I have a full handle on their performance, so I beg your patience. :-)

I’ll do some run-in on them for the next few days, and start some serious listening, I expect to hear more improvement. I’ll also compare their performance between pre-power and between CD-pre.

I absolutely look forward to this ‘chore’.

7 comments:

km ng said...

Great to know you have an understanding wife.

It's very audiophile's dream next to owning great sounding stuff to play his music.

GadgetBuzzer said...

Interesting... does this mean you will be RM40k poorer very soon? ;-)

The one time that I had a 'wow' revelation on my system was when i tried the AQ Kilimanjaro speakers cable from a friend replacing the Kimbre 8TC I had and the change was very significant. So much so that I bought the AQ off him - I wouldn't have given them back to him anyway so don't think he has much choice.. haha

In any case, I am a 'silver' convert now, which suits my system fine probably because of the power conditioning I have (Titan and PPP).

lois said...

The greatness of silver is well known,but gold infusion is extremely tricky,It is very hard to get the balance right

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...

WAF + great hifi = great life!

soong said...

The alloy seems to be the way forward as far as cables are concerned..

Aq kilimanjaro is a gtreat IC no doubt

soong said...

The alloy seems to be the way forward as far as cables are concerned..

Aq kilimanjaro is a gtreat IC no doubt

hifikaki said...

HI gadgetbuzzer,

I wish I have rm40k to blow, but I don't. So I hope maggielurva won't ask me to return them too soon. :-)