At this time I’ve placed a custom order for handcrafted XLR and Speaker cables that one 70 years old craftsman is making. He was an engineer of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and is an expert of low current transmission technology. He has been making audio cables for 16 – 17 years. Some famous composers, conductors, musicians, studio recording engineers and celebrities are his regular customers. One of them introduced him to me.
I’ve been enjoying his speaker cables switched from QED’s Signature-Genesis-Silver-Spiral with AirLoc plugs. It has incredibly improved BASS and Middle sound level.
His hand made XLR cable will be delivered to me next week.
Currently I’m using AET’s evidence line (sorry but discontinued due to the lack of rare shield materials) : RCA cable (about US$ 4,000/meter) between DAC and PremainAMP. AET is a great and famous audio cable brand here in Japan, and has a reputation as best of the best. The sound quality level is equivalent to JORMA’s Statement or Cardas’s Clear Beyond cables.
However, surprisingly the old guy can make even better cables (XLR, RCA and Speaker) and prices are lower than the above listed brands (about US$2,500 for XLR/RCA x 2 and US$ 3,500 for 3meters x 2of speaker). He is making lower price cables, too. I can say I don’t need to find other cable suppliers, because nobody can make it.
I would like you to try it, but it will be difficult for you to contact with him.
Do you have any chance to come to Japan?