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. 


I did mention the insulation on the Mogami is PE and the jacket is PVC.

@jim2 Sorry- somehow I missed that. Thanks for the blast from the past about feedback. The reason zero feedback is used is to prevent distortion rising with frequency. But if you have enough Gain Bandwidth Product in the design, you can do that with feedback also. Amps that could do the latter did not exist before about 2000 or so and if they were around that long ago they were very rare.

@dave_b meet my (now) good buddy @dave_b


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

@dave_b "...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."

Since we are avoiding any particulars (always handy to remain vague when suggesting it’s "gonna cost you!")... Can we get a clue? What do you think? Can we get this done for about Tree Fiddy? What’s an example of the "it’s gonna cost you!" stuff, since very clearly you're saying "great" means "it's gonna cost you!"?

To that point, Mogami is very economical. (Sounds good too). So far I like the Anticables stuff too. See, we’re buds.


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.

The Ayre VX-5 Twenty with the switches I referenced is my amp. I have an Ayre KX-5 Twenty preamp. You have me curious and I’ll ask them about that. Good guys over there.

I’ve read you mentioning that AES48 standard and if it wasn’t clear, I appreciate you taking the time to share all of that info / perspective about balanced cables / "properly balanced" equipment. I suspect you’ve also helped others... and you’ll never know about it. Many with knowledge don’t bother taking the time to share it and help others.

Thank you.

@sudnh Thanks for the recommendation!  I received my pair of ATAUDIO RCA cables last week, and currently evaluating them. I have very modest cables in my system, so any improvement to my ears will be greatly appreciated. And for the price of two pints of beer one can’t go wrong :)