Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?

I own a very decent audio system and have slowly been moving up over the last several decades weeding out less-natural sounding equipment and focusing on best sound for my money (what I can afford). My current gear is a collect of Quad, Pass, Klyne, VPI, soekris and a fairly large collection of Kimber, audio quest, Furutech, Cardas, Straightwire, DH Labs cables built up over time.

I have come across lots of high-priced gear that isn't faithful to the music. My reference has always been unamplified voice and instruments and attend such concerts regularly though they are hard to find (but still easy if you live near a major city).

It always a pleasure to come across gear that is low priced and exceeds higher priced gear when it comes to faithful reproduction of music holding to the live unamplifed sound standard.


I have recently purchased some ATAUDIO cables from Aliexpress that have left me stunned due to low price and performance. Recommended by another audiophile who seemed credible and owned good equipment so decided to give them a try.

A $26 1 meter ATAUDIO copper interconnect cables is running neck and neck my Cardas Clear interconnects and beaten my Cardas clear Cygnus interconnect cables when it comes to clarity, lack of edge and sibilance, warm open holographic sound reproduction. 

Would someone here with a good resolving audio system give one of the ATAUDIO cables a try? The price is noise for us who have invested in decent (high-end) audio system.

ATAUDIO power cords and Interconnects have proved amazing. About to try their speaker cables. I would not recommend their silver cables. I tried them and while they sound more robust and full than their copper cables the silver cables have the a high frequency edge similar to other silver cables I have heard.

Just looking for couple of regular posters here to give the ATAUDIO cables a try.
Can't resist passing along an audio bargain.

If you don't believe in cables making differences please don't post here and go do something else as you have already found your happiness. 




@jim2 Just for the record that wasn’t exactly my advice. My advice was that if you gear supports AES48 then you likely will hear little or no difference at all between cables as long as the cable is built correctly.

The Mogami is a good quality studio cable and compared to cables around today is really inexpensive. It also uses polyethylene dielectrics (not PVC- that is only used for the jacket).

I don’t know if the Ayre preamp supports AES48 or not but the RCA outputs along with the XLR output suggests it does not. You’d have to ask them to know.

Ralph, there is a switch on the back of the VX-5 Twenty amp for switching between Balanced and RCA. "Zero Feedback" and "Fully Balanced Differential Circuitry" are fundamental to Ayre equipment. I did mention the insulation on the Mogami is PE and the jacket is PVC.

Perhaps you remember this interaction you had with the late Charlie Hansen of Ayre regarding "Balanced"? You referred to him as one of the great Solid State designers. The "Ralph" he mentioned here to is you...

I presume you're both doing it right. 



I call horse crap here…there are some respectable bargains around but the great stuff is gonna cost you!


That’s the mental gymnastics they’re counting on... and following thru with it may be expensive, but it will help some sleep at night, and resolve various skin conditions. 

Ok Jimmy 1 or 2…no one is forcing you or me to buy any particular product.  Be happy with whatever you choose and realize that you are not the harbinger of enlightenment you think you are.


Ok Jimmy 1 or 2…no one is forcing you or me to buy any particular product. Be happy with whatever you choose and realize that you are not the harbinger of enlightenment you think you are.

It clearly says "Jim2"... "Jim1" is the truly enlightened One. "Jim1" is when I drink a lot of water.  "Jim2" is when I drink coffee in the morning.  I can assure you I seek to be happy... I also try to avoid deluding myself.

What I have learned is this... when "it’s right", you know "it’s right"... because it is a VISCERAL reaction to what is being experienced. If something "feel’s off", it’s because it "is off" / "isn’t right".

Recalling how much was spent on a particular thing never really seems to resolve that internal, visceral conflict. Although... I have observed MANY attempt to convince themselves otherwise.

See, I knew there were 2 of you!  The Crap comment was referencing the OP…as for the misplaced tension, affirmation comes to those who are unbiased.  Additionally, I did not indicate my reasons or experiences that influenced my outlook on cables, nor did I imply a level of monetary outlay that might be required to achieve an objectively superior result in this most subjective of hobbies.