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Updated “Digital Interconnects” website page!

Finally, after almost 3 years, I’ve updated my website to include my new “Digital Interconnects” products including;

1) “Split Power & Data” USB cable…

2) “Discrete” USB cable…

3) “Dongle” USB cable…

4) “Spirit 75” S/PDIF cable …

5) “Spirit 110” AES-EBU cable with details here…

I’ve also updated images with my “top of the line” Obsession power cable to reflect the “state of the art” & crazy expensive Furutech FI-50 NCF series of connectors…

These new cables will be displayed at the upcoming New York Audio Show as well as the upcoming Capital AudioFest next month!

Cheers,
Pete

AXPONA Audio Show, what a GREAT Show!

Finally recovered from the exhausting AXPONA Audio Show. Triode Wire Labs had their complete cable looms (speaker cables, power cables, NEW “Discrete” USB cable) in Room 308, with Vinnie Rossi, Fidelis Music Systems, Harbeth & Acoustic Signature turntables. TWL was also in Room 314 with Volti Audio, BorderPatrol Audio electronics & Acoustic Signature turntables and had even a larger cable loom (speaker cables, power cables, including the “state of the art” Obsession power cable, NEW “Split Power & Data” USB cable, NEW “Spirit 75”, 75 ohm S/PDIF Digital cable, as well as “Spirit” RCA single-ended interconnects. The sound in both rooms was pretty amazing… Here’s some recent feedback… from Part Time Audiophile… 
 
… and also from Stereophile’s Jason Victor Serinus, “Harbeth and Vinnie Rossi score again! Here, the Harbeth Super HL5 Plus 40th Anniversary Edition loudspeaker ($7495/pair), which includes a new supertweeter and a 40th anniversary magnetic grille badge, joined a Vinnie Rossi LIO Super Integrated ($11,675 as configured), Acoustic Signature WOW XXL turntable ($3495) with TA-700 tonearm ($1295) and Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge ($850), and Triode Wire Labs cabling to produce a very smooth and nice sound. The midrange was lovely, the top fine, and the soundstage wide. In short, what’s not to love?
On my 24/96 tell-all track of the last movement of Seattle Symphony’s recording of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, I could listen well into the soundstage. Bass, which is prodigious on this track, was excellent and fast. Image size may have been diminished from what I’m accustomed to, but the mids were simply gorgeous.”
Also, The Absolute Sound‘s Greg Weaver loved it, labeling BOTH ROOMS as “MOST SIGNIFICANT” as well… 
 
Maurice Jeffries from Positive Feedback labeled it “The Best of the Best at AXPONA 2017”
 
and finally, Hi-Fi+‘s Mr. Eric Neff… 
 
“The Vinnie Rossi LIO is a modular triumph in sound and quality. Here is the tricked-out model which includes the Direct Heated Triode front end. Sporting the Phono Pre, DAC and 25wpc amplifier modules this version of the LIO comes in at $11,675. Paired with the 40th anniversary model Harbeth Super HL5Plus at $7495 and Triode Wire Labs cables, the sound was truly three dimensional.”
 
Cheers,
Pete

Another Cable Loom Review from Positive Feedback!

Robert S. Youman from Positive Feedback just published a new review of my cable loom here…

http://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/triode-wire-labs-cables/

In summary, Robert wrote, “My notes were quickly set aside. Rather than jump from track to track, I found myself listening to entire albums—which is not the norm for my evaluations. Regardless of the music genre, there was a certain correctness of presentation that just had me mesmerized. Clearly, these cables provided an emotional connection.

As you can tell, I am quite enamored with Triode Wire Labs and the cable reviewed here. As mentioned early on, you need to set the MSRP’s aside and properly manage your biases and expectations. Just sit back, listen and take it all in. For some, these price points might be a big attraction. For others, these price points might push you away. I know, I know, if something sounds like it’s too good to be true, it usually isn’t. For the folks in the later category, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity.

I do care about what I feel. I need that connection to the emotion and passion that music can provide when properly presented. Triode Wire Labs does that for me. I strongly suggest that you check it out. Highly recommended!”

Cheers,

Pete

Part-Time Audiophile Affordably Awesome 2016 List

I’d like to thank Scot Hull, Chief Bottlewasher at Part-Time Audiophile, for including Triode Wire Labs in their Affordably Awesome 2016 list!

Scot wrote, “Cable doubters needn’t apply, but for the rest of you, I have a secret. I know this guy that makes super-high-end cables at a fraction of the price of what others might. And the best thing? They really are fantastic bang for the buck. Open, fluid, and organic — that is, they make my system sound broken in, as if all my electronics just went on an extended diet pulled together by Thug Kitchen, and now, they’re ready to just casually kick ass all over yesterday and tomorrow. Been a fan of Triode Pete’s power cables for years, but his “American” speaker cables and “Spirit” interconnects are just the berries. Best kept secret in that lineup is that forthcoming dual-headed USB cable, though. It’s killer.”

The entire post here

Cheers,
Pete

“Brutus Award” Earned by Triode Wire Labs!!!

Positive Feedback Managing Editor Dave Clark announced his Annual Brutus Awards today and Triode Wire Labs was selected!
In summary, Dave wrote, “For the money, a steal. For twice the price, a solid deal. For three times the price, still a find. Not sure how they do this for comparatively so little, but these cords are truly wonderful. We bought the review samples.”

 

Complete details here… http://positive-feedback.com/audio-disc…/brutus-awards-2016/

 

Cheers,

Pete

Positive Feedback’s REFERENCE cables!!!

Positive Feedback’s Managing Editor Dave Clark performed a review of my Triode Wire Labs cable loom and posted his findings here… http://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/audio-ramblings-triode-wire-labs-cables/

To summarize, Dave said, “A no brainer for anyone looking for music at an affordable price—regardless of the expectation that the (very low) price brings to the table. The TWL line of cables are what I would consider references on so many levels. Again, Highly Recommended.”

The highest compliment is for the reviewer to purchase the cable loom and Dave did!!!

Thanks again, Dave!

Cheers,

Pete

New York Audio Show 2016 Awards!

Last weekend was the 2016 New York Audio Show – I was completely exhausted & I didn’t even run in the Marathon!!!

It was a great show but the rooms were a bit boomy (since they were “square” in shape). However, with a bit of room treatments, we “tamed” the sound a bit…

We received from Stereophile’s Jana Dagdagan one of the Top 3 Best Sounding Rooms… see http://www.stereophile.com/content/perspective#bacRPFQFSBt92ubt.97

“The Volti Audio/Vinnie Rossi/Triode Wire Labs/Fidelis room, which consisted of Rival, Volti’s new compact horn speaker ($7900/pair), a Vinnie Rossi LIO integrated amplifier (with DHT PRE, custom configured; $10,280), and a Vinnie Rossi VR120 stereo power amplifier ($4995). The analog source included Acoustic Signature’s Triple X turntable ($5795), TA-2000 tonearm ($2399), and Dynavector XX2 Mk.2 Cartridge ($1995). Triode Wire Labs cables were used throughout.

I thoroughly enjoyed Vinnie Rossi’s room at RMAF2016, so I was excited to hear his amplifiers again at this show. We listened to some Elvis at first, which showed off the system’s evenness and depth. I then requested jazz, and they put on “The Alternate Blues” from the Thorens 125th Anniversary LP, which featured Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, and Dizzy Gillespie. With jazz, over any other genre, balance is king—to me, at least. I was pleased to hear how well this system laid out the instruments, and how well defined Dizzy’s horn (which can sometimes come off as muddy) sounded. It was a comfort system; nostalgic, deep, and enveloping.”
John Atkinson was in our very crowded room and listened for awhile… I take that as a compliment. He took a bunch of notes but nothing has been posted yet.

Jim Austin from Stereophile was also in our room and posted this… http://www.stereophile.com/content/nyas-2016-day-one-jim-austin#BdLYWGTK32yRVfa6.97

“My award for Most Surprising Sound goes to the Vinnie Rossi/Fidelis AV room, where the smaller (but still imposing) Volti Audio horn loudspeakers—the Rivals—belied their big (41.5″ x 19″ x 16″), aggressive-looking boxes and modest price (starting at $7900/pair) with surprisingly intimate sound, via amplification from Vinnie Rossi: the VR120 Stereo Power Amplifier ($4995) and the modular LIO Integrated amplifier, with direct-heated triode line stage, DAC, and phono-stage options ($10,280 as configured). Ricky Lee sang from the Show Biz Kids LP via an Acoustic Signature Triple X turntable with a TA-2000 tonearm and the Dynavector XX2 Mk.II cartridge ($5795, $2399, and $1995 respectively). The big bass excited some room (and possibly speaker) resonances, but overall it had good texture.”

I don’t know why it was surprising… Great sound should be expected!!! BTW, the new Volti Rival speakers (see http://voltiaudio.com/rival/ DO NOT resonant with their 1″ thick baltic birch plywood walls & internal bracing… at a mere 125 lbs. each!!! … and of course Vinnie Rossi’s stuff “kicks ass” as usual… I was also VERY IMPRESSED with the Acoustic Signature turntable… great stuff!

Cheers,
Pete

New USB Cables!!!

I have THREE new USB cables available now! The standard “Spirit Split Power & Data”, with a separate data leg & a separate power leg available in 0.75m and 1.5m lengths, “Spirit Discrete”, a 16″ (~40 cm), single USB cable incorporating some very innovative design techniques and finally, the “Spirit Dongle”, a 9″ USB cable designed for music interfaces, such as Sonore microRendu!

These cables were designed in collaboration with Dave Elledge from PI Audio Group, LLC. Dave has years of experience developing the best-sounding USB cables. Yes, Dave is a competitor of mine, but most importantly, a friend & colleague!

Time to update the website soon!

Cheers,

Pete