|Wireworld Digital Cables Review|
|Home Theater Accessories AV Cables|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Sunday, 22 May 2016|
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Wireworld has been making audiophile grade cables for decades now, and the company’s products have been on my “to investigate” list for several years. This is for a number of reasons.
They don’t pack their product line with too many products. They don’t churn their models. They have an online store where you can purchase or price out any cable in the line. They also have an extensive dealer network.
Here is another reason I jumped on board the notion of evaluating Wireworld products: They offer an easy to understand product comparison chart for consumers. This allows a potential customer to understand what differentiates each model in the line. They also provide a clear understanding of how the cables are designed and built via cutaway graphics and detailed explanations of the design concepts. Wireworld also owns patents for their cable design, which is rather unique.
From speaking to representatives of Wireworld, and from reading their literature, it is clear that their ultimate goal is to reduce distortion and noise. In other words, to do as little harm to the signal as possible, because, in the end, no cable is better than any cable, and even Wireworld understands this.
Wireworld products are designed and developed in the USA at their facility in the sunshine state of Florida, under the stewardship of founder and CEO, David Salz. Recently the company announced they are about to bring to market a new audiophile grade Ethernet cable, and they are the first audiophile cable company to produce a purpose built USB. 3.0 cable.
What I received in for review are half meter samples of the Gold Starlight 7 balanced AES/EBU digital cable, along with the Starlight 7 and Platinum Starlight 7 USB cables. The AES/EBU cable starts at $325 for a half meter, the Starlight 7 starts at $90 for a half meter, and the Platinum Starlight 7 starts at $550 for a half meter.
Taking a look at the Gold Starlight 7 first, it is one of the sturdiest digital cables I have ever come across. It will most likely outlast its owner. The Gold Starlight 7 is one level down from what Wireworld markets as their top digital cable, the Platinum Starlight 7. The cables can be ordered with RCA or XLR connectors. The connectors, which Wireworld calls “SilverTube”, are in house designed, and the cable employs flat solid core silver and silver clad conductors in Wireworld’s proprietary (Tri) DNA Helix geometry. Wireworld uses an insulation material called Composilex 2, saying it reduces noise to a minimum.