AntiCable testimonial numbers 151-160 [Expired]

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    The Anti-Cables can be purchased at any length for $10/foot for a stereo set. For example, a 6 foot stereo set (for 2 speakers) is only $60.

    The stereo set comes with each speaker wire pair, factory twisted and fully terminated with 8 of our excellent new solid copper spades (different then shown in the photo), that has a stepped opening that fit both the standard 1/4" (6mm), and the larger 5/16" (8mm) binding posts. Optional Banana plugs terminations or bare wire ends (unterminated) come at no extra charge.

    Try them 30 days risk free. If you decide they don't sound more like real music and less like speaker cables then what you are using, call us for return authorization for a full refund.

    The Anti-Cable Challenge: If you purchased a copycat looking set of speaker cables with the promise of better sound, buy my Anti-Cables and within 30 days you can return either my Anti-Cables for full credit or the copycat cables to me for half credit. Yes, that is right! I am so sure your system will sound more like real music with my Anti-Cables, I am willing to buy back the equal length copycat cables from you at half price, so you can better enjoy your music with my Anti-Cable speaker wires. Please specify you are taking "The Anti-Cable Challenge" when you place the order to qualify.

    ---------------------- Here are AntiCable testimonials number 151-160 ---------------------

    No. 151) Really Impressed:

    Paul, I keep listening to my set up with these new cables and all I can say is "wow!". The soundstage has improved tremendously and everything is just so clear now. I REALLY am impressed and have started to tell my friends about it.

    Tom Fontaine, OR

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    No. 152) Astonished:

    Paul- I just received my Anti Cables and am absolutely astounded at how much of an improvement they've made already. Best $80 I've ever spent. THANKS.

    Michael Howe
    Downtown Records / A&R
    1545 N. Wilcox Ave.
    Suite 200
    LA CA 90028

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    No. 153) A Polish Privilege:

    Hallo, I bought a pair of anticables plus anti-jumpers from you. Before, I had been using a set of a renowned bi-wired configuration.. I must admit I thought your testimonials were sort of advertising hype... yes I did... So fortunately was I wrong! I cannot thank enough for the privilege of using your cables. I say a privilege, because I cannot seriously think of how much money it would take to otherwise buy this kind of quality. Should you decide to wrap your antis up in fancy clothing, they would yield thousands. And yet you prefer to give your cables away for next to nothing. As they are now coming to Poland, my thank-you is more than gratitude... The constructor of my KT88 tube amplifier, a close friend of mine, was equally impressed, which will give me a good night's sleep, too.

    I seriously consider my purchase the best I ever made. Please feel free to use and/or publish my testimonial. I believe you can still improve well on the sales in Eastern Europe, as the quality you are offering by far exceeds the market offerings from major manufacturers.

    Best greetings and wishes for all the best!

    Piotr Woryma, Poland

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    No.154) Cable Skeptic in Norway:

    Hello there! I am a cable-skeptic. Despite this fact I've had many cables over the years to go by. It has been cables like Transparence Reference, MIT Shotgun, Audioquest Dragon SE and a bunch of others that I don’t care to mention.

    Then I got your cable. I actually just bought it for fun, because it was inexpensive and I got a good promo prize. I hooked it up, and sat down.... And your cable just blew me away... The treble was excellent, no hard ssss on the top, midrange open as good as it could get, and the bass.....The bass was making music, not just some rumble far below...

    Thank you for making this cable so we Vikings here in Norway really would enjoy it !! :-) Regards,

    Hans Solbakken, Norway

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    No. 155) Keeps Going Back to Anti-Cables:

    Paul, It has now been several years since I purchased your Anti-cables, and just like I keep on going back to my Linn LP12, I keep going back to my Anti-cables.

    The true measure of any product is its longevity, and while I have flirted with many, many other cables, I keep going back to the Anti-cables. They are very neutral and musical. I believe they represent the closest thing to no cable I have ever heard, and that is indeed a great compliment. Well done, and thank you. Sincerely,

    Steve Dauer, WI

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    No.156) Music Lover First:

    Hi Paul, I’ve been meaning to contact you and tell you how much I adore your speaker wires! Being the skeptic I am over most audio tweaks I really didn’t react when my friend, Mike Malone, sent me the link to your site last year. I didn’t bother to look into it, because unlike many audiophiles I’m not into wires. Please don’t confuse me with that ever-vocal “wire-is-just-wire” minority. I’m hardly like that at all. I just get used to the status quo and I don’t want to mess with the “success”. Some people are just chomping at the bit to do the next tweak, but I’d rather find more records at an estate sale. I’m a music lover first, an audiophile 2nd. I don’t pride myself on having the best audio system, but I do pride myself on having one that tells the truth. Exotic planar and stat speakers have never impressed me. They’ve always been audiophile BS to me. I work for Cisco Music and I work with them to create the best sounding 180 gram LPs money can buy. Weird audio-fool things, like single-ended amps, ribbon speakers, stat panels (Martin Logan, Sound Labs, Quad ESLs, etc.) and Lowther based system have no place in a system where I’m to get the EQ right on an LP.

    Anyway, Mike had a second set of your 8’ speaker cables and sent them for me to try. Holy $%#@*! I have never heard a speaker cable make a difference like this! Skeptic friends said I’d get tired of the “solid wire” sound pretty quickly. Not so! I’m sure the wires have broken-in during 3 weeks they’ve been in my system, but I’ve hardly noticed it. I like them from the first minute.

    Hey, thanks for making my system sound better! Take care,

    Robert Pincus, of www.ciscomusic.com

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    No. 157) Try These First, Before You Waste Your Money:

    Dear Judy & Paul: I recently purchased a set of your speaker cables, I based my purchase solely on the testimonials that I read and your price. I asked myself; given what little materials are involved with the construction of cables how could any high end manufacturers be demanding such premiums. You guys are some of the nicest and honest folks that I have had the pleasure of dealing with in a long time. I hope that your business is making enough money such that you will be able to continue offering your wonderful products to us.

    I can now attest to the fact that the speaker cables are truly what all the testimonials told me that they would be and at an unbelievable price. Yes the speaker cables are simple and yes the parts may not be overly expensive BUT the cost savings are obviously passed along to us and the CABLES WORK like a hot damn. Thanks for bringing such simplicity to my life, I am thankful that I stumbled upon your cables prior to buying any supposed high end speaker cables. To all the audiophiles out there, try these first before you waste your money, I did and here I am writing another testimonial !!

    Derryl Bilawka, Canada

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    No.158) Wish He’d Found the Anti-Cables sooner:

    Hi folks, I figured after reading a couple dozen raving testimonials I'd give your speaker cables a go, for curiosity's sake as well as an opportunity to enhance my system to even a minor degree at a relatively small cost. So I ordered, I connected, and I listened.

    Well, I'm here to tell ya that I wish I'd found this product sooner. I've owned my Maggie 1.6QR speakers for 9 years, and I have not heard bass like this from these before, in both depth and impact. There's an improved clarity throughout the entire range, and music's overall communication has raised a solid notch.

    Thanks for a quality product that's affordable to the masses - I can see why many have said they've put their obscenely expensive speaker cables up for sale after hearing the Anti-Cables in their systems. Regards,

    Gary Geers, CO

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    No. 159) From "Skeptic" to "Convert" to "Advocate":

    Paul and Judy: WOW! I understand why so many of your customers feel compelled to drop everything and send you a message immediately after trying your "anti-cables". Me, too…

    Overnight I have gone from "skeptic" to "convert" to "advocate" and - I am sure - to "proselytizer".

    First, thanks for your very prompt shipping. Based on our phone conversation, I was not expecting the cables to arrive until today or tomorrow. It was a nice surprise when they showed up on Saturday...and very good timing. I had just that morning taken my two main amplifiers from my den system to my dealer for a return to manufacturer for an upgrade.

    Consequently I was using a secondary amp - but still excellent and still familiar. I had been wishing I could get the cables before today as today I am taking delivery of some new electronics for the system and would not have the opportunity to judge the effect of cables alone if I had to insert them into a new system.

    So I spent yesterday - through the afternoon - listening again to some recordings I use for evaluating reproducing equipment, just to be sure my ears were up-to-date with them.

    In the late afternoon the 3 pairs of anti-cables went into the system - L/R/center speakers.

    I dropped in a CD, and before the first track was half-finished, my jaw dropped and my face lit up, astonished - a pattern that continued to repeat itself until the wee, small hours of the morning.

    I used mostly demo CDs - tracks selected to offer a wide span of musical style and various performance types - solo instruments, small and large ensembles, voice, chorus - everything I could think of. My listening consists mostly of classical and jazz and through all of last evening's experience the "anti-cables" demonstrated consistently the best sound I have ever heard from my system. I cannot remember when any addition or change in equipment has been such an obvious and instant transformation.

    If this is what the cables sound like without "break-in", and if they do improve with use and the passage of time, what will they sound like eventually? Wow again!

    I spent time dialing back the bass, and generally lowering the volume level, too. No need to push anything. I like to listen to music at "live" levels - and I found the new cables let me get there sooner and with greater satisfaction.

    I could go on and on about my reactions and my delight, but I'll save that for a later communication.

    What mystifies me the most is why the addition of 3 sets of cables had such a comprehensive effect on the sound. The whole system pulled together better than it ever has, with more depth and clarity, more solidity and more ambience. The bass was an instant and incredible change. Every instrument in every range had more personality and more truth in sound. All groups - whether small or large - were more cohesive, more personal, and more powerful.

    As I mentioned on the phone, this set of cables went into my secondary listening rig (though I do use it more often than my primary one - just for convenience). My speakers are the small Magnepans (MG 12s), which I run with a pair of subs. They've always sounded great - always give me much pleasure. But your cables made me think I was listening to the bigger MG 3.6s which are in my primary system. What will your cables do for those, I wonder...

    Nothing I heard last night was less than total pleasure and continuing surprise...even piano recordings and vocal ones (the hardest tests, for me). I got as far as some recordings in Dolby Surround, and eventually to some DVDs - just to hear 5.1 - and I almost could not get past Diana Krall in Paris, or Abbado's Mahler 5 in Lucerne...I went through Mercurys, Reference Recordings, Living Stereos, Cheskys, Everest Super Bit Analogs, Oh, lots of stuff. Great fun.

    After the first track I said "well, I won't be going to bed tonight". After about a half-hour I said "well, I won't be leaving home for a few weeks"... every time I thought something might be less than satisfactory, I moved on to another disk and it turned out that the lack was in the recording and not in the reproduction.

    As you can see, you have another satisfied customer. I'm headed for the phone this morning to share my experience with some friends. Maybe you'll have some more cables coming East!

    You can expect to get another order from me before long.

    In the meantime, many thanks. I feel more than lucky to have encountered your "anti-cables". The day I added them to the system has gone in my memory's calendar and won't be shaken loose. An important day.

    Now, on to LPs, SACDs, DVD-As, and movies!!.... All best,

    Ernie Ligon, MD

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    No. 160) The Equivalent of Cleaning My Glasses:

    I have purchased both the speaker cable and interconnects from you in the past and the results are astonishing. Comparing your cables to many others (some very costly for me) are the equivalent of cleaning my glasses after having dirt on them. Their simplicity and effectiveness is brilliant. Best regards,

    Ben Trakhtenberg, OH

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    The Anti-Cables can be purchased at any length for $10/foot for a stereo set. For example, a 6 foot stereo set (for 2 speakers) is only $60.

    The stereo set comes with each speaker wire pair, factory twisted and fully terminated with 8 of our excellent new solid copper spades (different then shown in the photo), that has a stepped opening that fit both the standard 1/4" (6mm), and the larger 5/16" (8mm) binding posts. Optional Banana plugs terminations or bare wire ends (unterminated) come at no extra charge.

    Try them 30 days risk free. If you decide they don't sound more like real music and less like speaker cables then what you are using, call us for return authorization for a full refund.

    FLAT RATE SHIPPING:
    US Priority = $8
    Canada = $22
    International = $29

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    Please do not click the “Buy-it-Now” or “Make-Offer” buttons

    To order:

    - email: judy@anticables.com

    - or call 651-735-0534

    - for more information visit: anticables.com

    -

    For questions, please contact us directly (not thru Audiogon).

    - email: judy@anticables.com

    - or call 651-735-0534

    - for more information visit: anticables.com

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    The Anti-Cables have now been awarded The Absolute Sound's Editors Choice Award five years in a row (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010), which means they are considered to be "the best of the best". This is quite amazing, considering they cost 1/100 as much as others on the list.

    ...and the best awards of all:

    The Absolute Sound's Top 200 Audio Products 2010 and 2011 (issue 197 & 207)

    The Absolute Sound's Top 200 Audio Products for 2011 lists the Anti-Cables along with only 9 other speaker cables which are priced as amazing as $24,900.

    Printed below is the original TAS review:

    Paul Speltz’s “anti-cable” speaker cables are a godsend to those of us who want good sound but are repulsed by the astronomically high prices some cable manufacturers are asking for their goods. I know cable manufacturers need to make a living, and I have no problem with that, but there’s a limit to what I can conceive of spending on a hunk of wire. (And yes, I know how essential that hunk of wire can be to the sonic integrity of one’s system, but when all is said and done, it’s still a hunk of wire.) Thus the name “anti-cables.” This stuff goes against everything most high-end speaker cables are typical known for—like ridiculously high prices, haute couture designer jackets, and compromised sonics.

    At this point, I’ve only had a few weeks to audition them, so it’s possible that extended listening could reveal a shortcoming or two. But so far, I have to say I’m blown away by the neutrality and lack of coloration I’m hearing and by the absence of any apparent downside. The high frequencies are open and clear with no tizziness; the midrange has exceptional clarity, transparency, and detail; and the bass is extended, with remarkable articulation. Miraculously, the cost is only $80 for an 8 foot pair with spades.

    If you visit Paul Speltz’s anti-cable Web site you can read the story behind these cables along with technical info and testimonials up the ying-yang. In a nutshell, the anti-cables are constructed of 12-gauge solid-core copper wire with a very thin red coating or dielectric. According to Speltz, it’s the minimal dielectric that accounts for the amazing clarity and virtual lack of sonic signature. These cables are a bit stiff, but still easy to work with. They do require shaping to keep off the carpeting and away from other components and cables, but I’d say the bending and shaping, at most, might take an extra few minutes per cable. SK

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    Please do not click the “Buy-it-Now” or “Make-Offer” buttons

    To order:

    - email: judy@anticables.com

    - or call 651-735-0534

    - for more information visit: anticables.com

    -

    For questions, please contact us directly (not thru Audiogon).

    - email: judy@anticables.com

    - or call 651-735-0534

    - for more information visit: anticables.com

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    ...and please inquire about some option not yet shown on our web site such as "shotgun wired, factory woven" for bi-wire sets, and "true bi-wiring" for Vandersteen speakers.

    Thanks!

    Paul

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