Sternklang Cables

No, not another cable promo! This is probably one of the first thoughts that bubbles up in you when you see the above intro. Part of our fabulous hobby is discovering new products and sharing your experiences with the audiophile community. Fortunately, my dealer Colin @gestalt shares my passion and enthusiasm for new products. So when he mentioned, he is exploring another cable brand from Japan; I said bring it on!

Sternklang cable theory originates from following idea,

“It seems to me that a wire of audio cable is not a solid body but a living organism in which numerous cells breathe. Each cell has it’s own vibration damping function and they all cooperate with each other”

Currently, the Sternklang has two tiers or series offerings, Ephemera and Sarume. I chose to audition the Ephemera XLR due its unique construction, which uses a rolled copper in a coated nylon ‘Organdy’ jacket. Due to delicate nature of the jacket, certain handling precautions must be observed. I would keep them away from Vacuum Cleaners and your Cat :-)

Unlike most cables, the Ephemera series is a extremely low mass design. Koji Teramura, founder of Sternklang cables is a minimalist and the design of cables clearly reflects his philosophy.

So how do they sound? In one word, Fabulous! The Ephemera XLR imparts a lively, textured, organic presentation. To my ears, they are aptly designed to convey all the nuances in a recording. I am very comfortable in saying that Ephemera XLR’s don’t have any sound per se or coloration.

The Ephemera (flat ribbon) cables are available in Speaker, RCA, SPDIF and XLR configurations.

I auditioned the Ephemera XLR between my Marantz SA-11S2 SACD player and Accuphase E-650 Integrated. The rest of the system is wired with HIJIRI cable loom.

And No, Sternklang cables are not replacing my HIJIRI loom. IMHO, Ephemera is a very fine cable under $1.5K price range that deserves an audition in your system. For retail prices, please call Colin @ Gestalt Audio Design.




Not at this time, mainly due to my hectic travel schedule. Hopefully by next week, I will share some more thoughts. I am also expecting Sternklang speaker cables by next week.

Me too....I have been out of town in Dallas for the last 6 days.  I am itching to get back to listening to some music.  

I am looking forward to your reports on these Cables.


Happy Listening!

I would very much like for the audiophiles that have demoed Colins' various high end RCA/XLR interconnects to demo the Infigo Signature interconnects being provided by calvinj (Calvin Johnson) and tell us how they compare. I'm going to pass on future demos but I would love to hear what your thoughts are.

@lak. I have been a recipient of many cables and cords over the last two months.  I owe this thread a deep dive into my journey of cables and cords.  However, I am waiting for the Sternklang which I should receive in the next few days.  At the same time, I have heard all about the Infogo and WyWire cables and they sound great so it will be interesting if anyone will be able to compare the Infogo to others.  I have made my RCA and Power cord decision in the last day.  I am waiting on a SPDIF decision.  Soon!!!!

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