Stereophile Reviews for Au24 Cables, 2002 and 2004

“The Au24 ic sits midway between the other two with a dead neutral tonal balance… the Au24s filled in slightly better the notes’ bloom and resonance following the initial transients.”
Brian Damkroger – Feb ’04

“I spent a lot of time going back and forth between the Au24 and my reference Valhalla, and ended up preferring the Au24.”
Brian Damkroger – Aug ’02  Print Version



Reviews for Auricap Capacitors

“The Auri’s definitely sound cleaner and more natural”
James Carroll – Dec ’03  Print Version

“The moded ones took on a whole new character, and could easily have passed for much more expensive speakers”.
James Carroll – Dec ’03  Print Version


Au24 Cable Testimonial, May 2003

“I just wanted to let you know how great the AU24 is. I have been a long time user of Illuminator, and it’s a great product, so I assumed the AU24 would be as well. I assumed wrong. It is not a great product. It is a revolutionary product! I have been through many, many cables over the years, and I have even spent time with men who I respect in the cable industry, and absorbed knowledge from them. But I have to say this is something like I have never experienced. This AU24 does not sound like a cable. In fact, it is the only cable I have ever heard that doesn’t sound like a cable at all. You can put another cable in its place, and regardless of price, it sounds like you just added a cable to your system. Replace cable X with AU24, and voila! You just removed a cable from your system. I find it hypnotic almost. AU24 has taken over my system, and is throwing out subliminal messages to me instructing me to buy more, and get my entire system up to AU24 wire. It is almost like changing an amp. It makes that huge an impact on a system.”

Brandon Riley — May 03

Au24 Cable Testimonial, March 2003

“Many thanks for the information you provided, and for the link to that bi-wiring article. It certainly validates what I’ve been hearing when switching from bi-wired to single-wired runs. I am excited to report that, even after only 8 hours of playing, I can hear what Bob Neill, Brian Damkroger and those Asylum inmates are talking about. Compared to the respected cables I had on hand, the Au 24 lets through a new dimension of “live-ness” which enabled me to “connect” at a deeper level with the intention, effort and energy of the musicians performing. On occasion, I felt myself truly startled by a sense of the actual “presence” of instruments, in particular the grand piano, especially on good DSD recordings. I have not heard a piano reproduced so realistically before, and nor felt jolted in this way by new cables before. Compared to my burned-in cables, there was a “cold flatness” about the Au 24s when I first inserted them (they were fresh out of the box from the courier) which faded the more I played music through them. I think I heard what some listeners noted as a lack of “body” and detail compared to my thick heavy cables. However, what I hear is less of an undifferentiated mass of sound, while instruments and voices are freshly presented in their unique character and within their own space, stripped of sonic “muck.” Less homogenous noise, more of the instruments and voices. Less chaotic, isolated details and more coherent realism. Who REALLY needs more body anyway? In an uncanny way, the Au 24 entirely complements the way I’ve been aspiring to develop a neutral and uncolored hi-fi system.”

Kelly — Mar 03

HiFi Magazine 2001 and 2003 Reviews for Auricap Capacitors

“..replacing the caps in the preamp signal path with Auricaps can lead to nothing but a distinct improvement in the presentation.”
Scott Faller – Mar ’03  Read Full Review

“But if you want absolute transparency without the paper in oil coloration, then you must give Auricaps a try. Auricaps are very neutral, uncolored, and smooth capacitors; they are also really fast. They are presented in an attractive build, sport the best measures in class, are available in a rather large number of values and are rather cheap if compared with the other audio-grade capacitors.”
Giorgio Pozzoli – Nov ’01  Read Full Review


Au24 Cable Testimonial, February 2003

“I bought AU24 at Korean dealer. Previously I use NBS moniter 4 and monirter 0 and Live cable and Monster M1, etc. I think AU24 is number 1. Bass is so clear . Contrabass sound is real and depth is nice. I am sorry my English writing ability is not good. But your cable is number 1.”

Junho Shin — Feb 03 Review of Au24 Cables, February 2003

“Overall the character of the cables is unchanged. Catchwords remain; musical, melodious, liquid, quiet without being dull or lifeless, airy and detailed without dissecting to the bone. Conclusion: If there is one part of the audio industry where superlatives like thicker, bigger, more expensive and heavier are at a premium, it’s in the cable world. John McDonald and his team break through this trend with the Audience powerChords and the Au24 interconnects & speaker cables and do this in an impressive way that is very attractive for the true music lover. Visually ‘minimalistic’and elegant. But what is much more important; in an auditive sense, beautifully balanced, liquid and above all musical.”
Jan de Jeu – Feb ’03
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Au24 Cable Testimonial, February 2003

“Several months ago, I took possession of a McCormack DNA-2 Revision. As I’ve stated before, the Au24’s showed me how much grain and hash were in my older speaker cables. But the bass is now absolutely phenomenal. I’ve never heard such a dynamic, robust, full, tight, and simply viscerally impacting bass before anywhere. And I have to say that some of my 20 year old cd’s now almost sound like reference levels recordings. Richer, fuller, and more 3-dementional. I think it’s a synergy I’m getting between the Au24’s, the DNA-2 Rev. A, and the Aerial 10t’s. Nevertheless, a fabulous cable. And I took your advise by purchasing the Conductor ic’s for my subwoofer. You are correct in that the lack of time-smear with the Conductor ic’s now brings back the continuity of the lower region between my full range Aerial Acoustic model 10T speakers and my subwoofer. To hear a 22Hz to 25Hz tone without the time-smear factor is an experience.”

John — Feb 03

Au24 Cable Testimonial, January 2003

“I received the speaker cables Monday afternoon. Installed and started listening at 6pm. Thanks for taking the “HIFI” out of my living room and putting me into the club. This new cable is such an improvement! I can hear so much more music that it seems that the beat has slowed down. Also, I am now certain the anticipated subwoofer purchase will not be necessary. Thanks again.”

Steve Rigg — Jan 03