Upon inserting the Silver Diamond RCA digital cable the answer became immediately obvious: a resounding yes. Just when I thought the limits were reached - the Silver Diamond went further!In particular the extension at the extremes was even better and the openness of the midrange spectrum helped to cast an even more believable sonic picture. The vocals were sensationally immediate and alive sounding; the human touch was highly authentic. The bass spectrum gained in punch and control and the instruments had even more body and thus seemed even more realistic - despite being already exemplary with the Ultra Silver RCA cable. The uppermost octaves seemed even more open and limitless in their extension with the Silver Diamond and this in turn gave even more airy presentation of various recording venues.
Just like all our cables the digital RCA cables are hand built in Britain for performance. Some think that the idea that improving the signal path for digital signals is a waste of time. However a digital signal is not a 1 or 0 as is often thought but an analogue pulse and so the same care and consideration has to be taken with the construction of a digital cable as with a pure analogue cable. The 1 or 0 is result of the signal being “read” and that is the binary piece of information not the electronic signal in the wire. That is the way we think of it and why we build the cables the way that we do.
Here is a simple and non-technical way to view a digital signal in a wire and while not what happens it is a more accurate model than a one or zero. A single electron is not enough to trigger a response from audio equipment. So we need to think about the signal as a “swarm” of electrons almost with a shape. To turn a signal on or off requires a small amount of time and a magnitude of the “swarm” is necessary, the shape of which is affected by many factors and which in turn affects leading and trailing edges as they are read. However as we said, while a little closer to the truth this is still not what actually happens.
Our Waveform series has been refined and radically reworked to give an even purer signal path than before with the development of Waveform II.
The latest review on the Silver Diamond (speaker cable, XLR, RCA), and what a comment to wrap it up with!
"A sound, that looking at the price level they occupy, escapes any rules and attempts at their categorization. Writing about them, that they are a class on their own"