|Wireworld Signal and Power Cable Review|
|Home Theater Accessories AV Cables|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Thursday, 30 June 2016|
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Wireworld digital cables last month. I say “good fortune” because their AES/EBU and USB cables improved the performance of both my systems in no uncertain terms. Wireworld’s designs are rather unique, and according to David Salz, chief designer and CEO, they are the result of 35 years of experimentation and development.
Wireworld also sent me an entire loom of their signal and power cables to wire up two complete systems. We are talking about two boxes stuffed with cables! The cables were chosen carefully to match the components and speakers in my systems. The goal was to make sure the products were commensurate price wise, and would be synergistic.
What I received in for review for the main system was a one meter pair of both Platinum Eclipse 7 ($3000), and Silver Eclipse RCA terminated interconnects ($700), three meter pairs of both Eclipse 7 ($1800), and Mini Eclipse 7($570) banana terminated speaker cables for comparison, and pairs of two meter Silver Electra 7 ($700) and Electra 7 ($360) power cords. I also received an Aurora 7 ($140) power cord, which I ended up using on the JL Audio d108 subwoofer.
For the office system, I was sent one meter pairs of Solstice 7 ($64), Oasis 7 ($110) RCA terminated interconnects, a two and a half meter pair of banana terminated Oasis 7 ($350) speaker cable, and three Stratus 7 ($120) power cords in two-meter lengths. I also used an Aurora 7 on another JL Audio d108 in that room as as well.
DESIGNAs noted in the review of Wireworld’s digital cables, the company uses proprietary patented designs with specific geometries and materials with the ultimate goal of taking as little away as possible from the signal. Wireworld says, and I agree, that a cable can never add, it can only subtract.
The Silver and Platinum Eclipse interconnect use Wireworld’s Quad DNA Helix design, with the Silver using OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) silver and copper conductors, and the Platinum using OCC solid core silver conductors. They both use Composilex 2 insulation. The Platinum uses carbon fiber plugs for good measure. The Eclipse 7 speaker cable uses Wireworld’s Octo DNA Helix geometry, with the Mini Eclipse using Quad DNA Helix. They both use OCC copper conductors, and Composilex 2 materials.
An interesting note about Wireworld power cords -- the company refers to them as “conditioning” cords because they were designed to absorb noise and block any interference from reaching your components. Wireworld says their cords are made with dual low impedance shields and are meant to be flexible. They also say that one can achieve better performance with longer lengths.
The Silver Electra 7 power cord uses OCC silver clad copper conductors, and Wireworld’s in-house designed “Globe-Grip” plugs with silver/copper contacts. The Electra 7 uses OCC copper conductors. The Aurora 7 uses silver clad OFC (Oxygen Free Copper), and the Stratus 7 uses OFC. All the power cords are rugged and can even be coiled neatly when installed, with no loss of performance. Across the board, the connectors and construction of all the cables are world class. When paying hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars for these products, that is what one should expect. Durability aside, there is a precision in the fine details, which inspires confidence.
Now onto the most important part -- sonics.