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Post by timurmusicfan Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:16 pm

Vintage Polk Audio Cobra/Monitor Audio semi-round speaker cables. The first, and one of the best high end speaker cables. Made in Japan. New Old Stock (NOS).
Famous: One of the only two Class A speaker cables according to Arthur Salvatore High End column. He claims that this cable (round version with 6 parallel runs) is better in his set-up than most high end cables including USD15K Kimber Kable. Please read http://www.high-endaudio.com/rec.html under Reference components or My blog polkcobracable.blogspot.com for more detailed information. 
Note: This cable is highly recommended for Tube amplifiers especially OTL & SET. 
Caution: May damage some vintage amplifiers (E. g. Threshold Stasis) and modern amplifiers without protection circuitry (E.g. Older Naim that require NACA* speaker cable, NVA, etc) due to abnormally high capacitance/ultra low impedence. Be warned. 

My own evaluation: A single run is better than all my other cables (Cardas Cross, Kimber Kabel 8TC, QED Silver Anniversary, Norstone & JKR cables). I have used these cables with Tube (Audio Innovations, Dared, Mingda), Solid State (Accuphase, Linn, SAE, Yamaha) and Hybrid amplifiers. Please note that these are not sweet, warm or euphonic sounding cables. They are fast, transparent and detailed with excellent transients. 
Here a part of Accuphase E470 review in Audiofi that talks about this cable. "[size=16]One final thing – I went through a variety of speaker cables, and a couple of weeks before I sat down to write this review, I managed to procure a pair of Japanese-made wires which, back in the 1980s, were marketed by Monitor Audio and Polk Audio (as Cobra) and have attain cult/mythical status. These took the performance of the E-470-1.7i to another level –  nuances were better revealed, there was an on-the-edge quality to the bass that will shock ribbon panel sceptics, and more clarity and recording textures surfaced across the mids and highs". Quoted with kind permission from the reviewer. Thank you. [/size]
Reason for sale: After testing one set, I bought the entire stock from UK seller. I have been selling these on ebay/hifi4sale when I have free time to do terminations. 
The original cables are in 15/20/25 feet pairs with factory wire terminations. This original configuration is not recommended due to high capacitance (max 2.5m) and poor terminations. Terminating these cables are hard-core DIY (dangerous, meticulous and time consuming). 
Option 1 (purchase): I cut and terminate cable to your requirement (the shortest possible length) at RM400 per m pair for bare solder termination. Termination charges RM 200 per set of cables. Banana or spades connectors at your cost. 
Option 2 (try before purchase): I sent you my 2 m loaner pair for RM1000. If you are happy, you can choose to keep the cable or send it back to me and purchase a new pair at rm400 per m pair as per option 1. If you are not happy with the cable, return it to me within 30 days for full refund (you pay return shipping). 
Please whatsapp 016 nine tw0 tw0 786o for pictures and more information.
Thank you.


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Post by timurmusicfan Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:23 pm

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Post by timurmusicfan Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:04 pm

Congratulations to HiFi4Sale sale.  just received enquiry from France.  bravo for international website...

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Post by mierock Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:52 pm

nice cable! tq my fren. i wish i can try several parallel runs as suggested.

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Post by timurmusicfan Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:12 am

Salaam Hj,
Thank you. 
Next year, I plan to try four cables in parallel... Will let you know results. 
Thank you.

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Post by timurmusicfan Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:17 pm

Cobra bites..

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Post by timurmusicfan Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:07 pm

Sold a pair to a very nice neighbor. Left with one pair now and one 8 feet run.


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Post by timurmusicfan Sun Jul 09, 2023 9:47 pm

Jumping Cobra

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