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Today Hi Fi Pig the specialist Hi Fi website published a great review of our Hi Fi cable – here is a concise version of the review by Dominic Marsh :
‘This cable has a different geometry to the blue series, arranged in a parallel shotgun arrangement in a clear tinted outer sheath nicknamed ‘clear’.
‘The clear cloaked Hi Fi variant certainly was a breath of fresh air. I was immediately impressed by the bass, which simply flowed out of the speakers in copious amounts that fair took me by complete surprise, it was so unexpected. That isn’t to say the bass was bloated or overbearing, far from it in fact and the best way I can desceribe it to you is the sonic difference between an eight inch bass driver and a a twelve inch bass driver, there was simply more of it in a powerful extended and coherent way with terrific solidity, lushness and texture. Bass guitar acquired a background ‘growl’ to it, sensed rather than actually heard, instead of just a standalone vanilla bass note, kick drum too had a real whoomph to it, underpinned with a firmness and control that I haven’t heard in some time, even from some esoteric speaker cable confections. Anyone who has heard a Tannoy fifteen inch driver on full song will know what I am saying here regarding the bass energy levels and how it makes sound ‘bigger’ than it actually is. The icing on the cake for me was that the full lush bass I was hearing didn’t intrude further up the frequency band to taint the upper bass/lower midrange region, as some cables are prone to doing.
Treble too was transformed from an unsophisticated fizzy sound to a startling sweetness and clarity that enthralled. Instrument separation was good rather than exceptional and the mid band was slightly coloured but not excessively so, manifesting it self on male vocals in particular which tended to lose the innate silky warmth the male voice has. Being picky here so don’t add too much credence to this remark.
Van Damme with their Hi Fi consumer orientated “UP-LCOFC Hi Fi speaker cable series” certainly have created a speaker cable aimed squarely at the domestic user that performs far better than I had anticipated at a price that has left me in awe at Van Damme’s accomplishment within that parameter. A full rich bass, a more than competent mid-range and a treble with clarity and fluidity make up an attractive package at an enviable price. A recommended buy verdict from me then.’
Sound quality 8/10
Value for money 8/10
Full review here: http://hifipig.com/van-damme-blue-and-hi-fi-grade-6-0mm-speaker-cables/