High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz

In December 2011,I wrote that High Fidelity cables led by cable designer Rick Schultz was putting together a new cable.The cable came to market as CT-1.The CT-1 has FINALLY made it into my system!I had obtained a version of the prototype that Rick had been working on.It blew my previous reference Genesis by Virtual Dynamics.I thought I had finally found my end with this cable.This prototype delivered to my ears "Nirvana".Could I be at the end of my quest for the ultimate sound?
No. I received two pairs of CT-1 to replace my prototypes.They went into the system this past Friday.Unable to dedicate time until Sunday listening,I stole a few moments,ducking away from company with anticipation.My guest could tell even with the music set for"ambiance"something was intriguing and I was in for a treat!
The experience:
First off,CT-1 was very user friendly.Installation was simple;the cable is very nice and light.The female RCA fit beautifully unlike any I had found in other cable.It was secure and reliable.It seemed much thought was dedicated to developing a designer fit to an aesthetically stunning RCA connector.Install entailed a few wiggles to ensure what seemed like a compression fit on my RCA.
It was 2-3 hrs. for the 1st step of break in to be complete.At that point I had something different!Today,although they only have 10-12 hrs. on them,I can`t put into words how much my system has transformed.Believe me,I loved my prototypes.However....there is simply no comparision.
The clarity and sound is so natural.
The soundstage is like nothing I ever heard.Resoulution is breathtaking and inner detail is simply hard to believe possible.
The sound has transended and now it simply does not seem as thought I have speakers.
My system is musicians playing music.
I am told with time they will improve and I trust that as it was revealed with the prototypes.I wanted to share my thoughts with you that now.
Unequivocally,a testament to High Fidelity,as the name declares.
High Fidelity Cables for me,the last word on it,after 12 hours!
Truly Amazing

@tbg. Good music and great environment for listening. I totally understand. With a music server at your fingertips and only time to listen on your hands. That's what is all about. Best High fidelity hooked up to great equipment. That is some happy listening!!!@Ddraudt I finally get it. Lol.
Ronnjay, WOW the sure is a mystery as the UR is 100 times better that the E in all systems I've heard of. Only thing I can think of it that it was in backwards, broken or mislabeled so one or both are in backwards.
You could experiment with turning them around. Using a compass is a crude way of checking direction.On interconnects- the north pointing ends are the input and the output ends are south pointing. For speakers cables input= Red is north, black is south.
Output Red south.. Black north. I hope that helps more than it confuses.
If the cable is mislabeled or does not totally blow away the E, I'd send it back. Maybe it is good you commented here because this can be fixed.
Cheers D
Yping - you are incorrect....

"Ric" is the owner/operator of Tweakaudio/EVS, www.tweakaudio.com - he primarily designs/mods equipment and also makes cables.

"Rick" is High Fidelity cables, the cables under discussion in this thread
Ddraudt, Thanks, I too was thinking that would be the case by going to a CT-1UR from a 1E. I will check the magnetic polarity for proper direction. However remember this is a single cable in a digital connection (SPDIF) from Esoteric transport to a Bricasti DAC. I haven't touched any interconnects or speaker cables yet. They all remain Kubala-Sosna.
Ronnjay,Your welcome, direction critical in all magnetic conduction cables. IN wrong direction signal would have to flow upstream from the magnetic push, robbing most of the energy. If not that, something is likely to be not connecting properly internally or externally.
Looking forward to hearing what you discover!
Enjoy the music!! D