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Positive Feedback - Mega Power Lynx AC Power Cord

Positive Feedback - Mega Power Lynx AC Power Cord

As reviewed by Michael Wechsberg I don’t know about you, but I hate to spend lots of money on power cords. I just wish the component manufacturers would provide a good cord with their equipment and that we could all live with that. Unfortunately power cords do make a difference in the quality of sound you get from your system and the guys who specialize in making electronics sing are not similarly gifted in optimizing power cords. Then again I suppose if the component guy provided a real good cord, which is probably going to cost some extra money and...

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Postitive Feedback - Synchestra Signature follow-up

Postitive Feedback - Synchestra Signature follow-up

a follow-up by Art Shapiro In Issue 14 of PFO (see Luminous), I wrote a rave review of the top-of-the-line speaker cables from Luminous, the Synchestra Signatures. They had proved to be a distinct improvement over my longstanding reference cables, the Cardas Golden Hexlink 5Cs. Given their rather sane pricing compared with many competitors, the Synchestra Signatures are a no‑brainer for consideration by the reader with a relatively high‑end system and an upgrade itch. Read more..

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Positive Feedback - Synchestra Signature speaker cables

Positive Feedback - Synchestra Signature speaker cables

as reviewed by Art Shapiro, with a few words by Dave Clark   In a recent issue of Positive Feedback Online, I reported my experiences with Luminous Audio's bottom-of-the-line speaker cable, the Prestige. It did a lot of things well, and is worthy of consideration by readers not preposterously far up the audio food chain. Luminous isn't one of those companies that bumps up the price of its products to bleed-the-audiophile levels, under the common opinion that if one charges enough for something, it has to be good. Even if the Prestige couldn't beat my Cardas speaker cable, at some...

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Stereo Times - Luminous Audio Technology Synchestra Silver Reference Some of the Best Gets Better

Stereo Times -  Luminous Audio Technology Synchestra Silver Reference Some of the Best Gets Better

Gene Towne, November 2003 Over the past couple of years, I have auditioned products from Luminous Audio Technology of Richmond, VA, purveyor of wireware to the gentry. Admittedly, having not sampled all of LAT Chief, Tim Stinson’s wares (shameful), I do have considerable experience with the crème de la crème of Luminous’ offerings—the Synchestra series. The Signature and the Reference were reviewed here earlier and as my reference, each of the then top shelf Stinson interconnects has provided much listening enjoyment over the ensuing months. Read more..

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Positive Feedback - Monarch II Signature interconnects

Positive Feedback - Monarch II Signature interconnects

as reviewed by Carlo Flores My reference interconnects are Tara Labs' Air 3 and Master Generation 2, and a pair of Cardas Neutral Reference, which cost more than the Luminous Audio Technology Monarch II Signatures at $149 per meter. I feel somewhat silly for investing so much into wire and termination, though my cables fit my system perfectly. The Cardas Neutral Reference imparts a slight and roundness to brass and female vocals that I find appealing, and I like the Tara Labs cables because they're smooth in the midrange and easy on top, never hard or bright. I'm not sure...

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