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Customer Product Reviews

August 2012

FUSES: DAY 1
They are just what everybody said. The first thing you notice is the super-clarity, then the more SOLID-sounding shapes composing the soundstage, then the relaxed nature of the sound. Then everything sounds so "pure." There is much more bass detail (articulation?) as well as more nuanced vocals -- this is very nice. There is a full richness that I like too (clearer harmonics?). The highs are clean and focused.

Pretty damn good considering all the "disturbing" of the cables/Transport,DAC and having everthing turned o ff for 5 hours. Such abuse usually "thins-out" the sound and takes a few days to subside. What will these fuses sound like after they are broken in fully???

You should have been here.

C.

FUSES: DAY 2
Day 2 = big improvements! As good as it sounded on Day 1 (the best my stereo has ever sounded), after 10 hours of burning the new fuses in, I realized that the sound on Day 1 had been "thin and pinched." My stereo always sounds thin after I disturb it, but the new fuses are SO GOOD that I didn't think they sounded thin on Day 1 (but compared to Day 2, they did!).

The sound on Day 2:
Even though I played my reference discs at the same volume as before (I log a numeric value for the optimum volume of each CD), the music sounded definitely LOUDER. Since I did not turn up the volume, all I can conclud e is that the noise floor was lowered so much that the actual music itself came through more loudly.

The music now has LESS of the following:
-- sibilance (particularly annoying to me as it breaks the spell)
-- glare
-- distortion

The music now has MORE of the following:
-- detail
-- rich, full warmth (more harmonics?)
-- revealing of emotions and musical themes
-- accuracy: for example a piano sounds more like a real piano
-- satisfaction: the feeling I get when listening to the system now

Perhaps the most telling test of all: on very demanding complex passages (lots of instruments & voices occupying the soundstage and playing at crescendo volumes all at the same time, the new fuses really shine)! The music is now MUCH LESS congested. Each instrument/voice is heard clearly and distinctly -- much less smearing/blurring. The music is easier to follow. This is a big achievement.

Being able to hear the nuance in vocals and instruments allows the listener to "get" what the singers/players,composers are trying to convey. You get closer to the truth. The result: greater satisfaction.

I anticipate less listener fatigue which means longer, more rewarding listening sessions.

Thanks to Jerry Ramsey of Audio Magic for his inventive thinking and follow through in creating a new "benchmark" for fuses. His fuses are now #1.

Jerry's fuses put the Magic in Audio!

Burning more hours on the fuses today -- can't wait for 10 PM tonight when I will listen/evaluate some more,

Chris


FUSES: DAY 2
More relevant than the day (in this case, Day 3) is the number of hours of play (burn-in) that the fuses have. I am at ~ 16 hours so far.

I was expecting an improvement from Day 2, but I was truly surprised at HOW MUCH everything got better -- way better! The sound has opened up; it is as if the spigot has been fully opened and the music is flowing out with ease. While I am still playing my reference discs at the same volume as before, the sound coming out of my speakers is MUCH LOUDER and MUCH CLEARER. When I wasn't looking, did someone switch-out my amp and replace it with a bigger, better amp (like a $20,000 amp!)? The fuses have "unleashed" my stereo system. I can now achieve concert hall volume levels without distortion. Nice.

Specifics:
-- blacks are blacker
-- all frequencies are cleaner
-- all frequencies are louder
-- you can see "into" the music

Bass:
-- better definition
-- more punch
-- better dynamics

Vocals:
-- lyrics are much more intelligible (this is big)
-- singer's emotions are more apparent
-- sounds like singer(s) are in the room right in front of you
-- some vocals are extraordinarily beautiful
-- you can hear the room acoustics better (live recording)
-- you can hear the "reverb" better (studio recording)

Highs:
-- more pure than before
-- sweeter than before
-- the delicate sounds are MORE delicate
-- you can better hear the metallic sound of cymbals -- they sound more like real cymbals
-- the decay of the cymbals reminds me of airborne fireworks as they fade out
-- bells are beautiful

You can better hear the tonal characteristics of each instrument.

The sounds are more discrete (less smearing).

Because you can better hear each individual sound, you can better integrate them all into one cohesive whole; you get how all the sounds go together and what the artists are trying to convey -- you get the big picture. Nice.

How could such big changes come from such a small thing (a fuse)? My guess: the fuses are the gatekeepers of the sound. Just a hunch.

One final thought on Day 3: I had to fight the pleasure I was feeling while listening. The music sounded so inviting, it pulled me right in. I had to periodically stop myself from feeling the pleasure just long enough to jot down some notes for this review. As problems go, not a bad one to have!

These fuses are the best "bang for the buck" I've yet encountered in Audio,

Chris

P.S. I'm checking anything that has fuses. Could the TV picture improve if I put Jerry's fuses in the television? My guess is "YES!" Why not...


Hi Folks,

Got Jerry's new-fangled (read "breakthrough") interconnects on Monday. They have a LIQUID center -- how about that. To the point; they cost $2,200 and sound WAY BETTER than the $9,400 pair I have been using for the last 3 years!

Jerry is gonna get rich.

The sound is so beautiful and clear t hat I want to listen to ALL of my CD's all over again -- this will take me awhile to do. If you don't hear from me for a few months, you now know why.

This is the second product I've bought from Jerry (a genius inventor). He's my new hero.

I'm all ears,

Chris


February 2012

I thought you might be interested on my take on the Audio Magic fuses. I A/B'd after 60 hours run-in. First comparison was the 20A fuse in the Magnus MA300 amp. Here are my notes on this on comparing to the standard fuse. Only a single comparison was necessary to hear the differences.

mmediate impression of Audio Magic fuse sounding much cleaner. Vocal timbre more lifelike and accurate. Mids and highs smoother and more accurate, less
edge. Piano sounds more like real piano. Better body, bass impact and detail. Quiter, more 3-dimensional presentation.

In other words, the Audio Magic was a clear winner. A possible downside was noted as a slight reduction of high frequency air and extension, but it is likely this was just an artifact due to the metallic presentation of the high frequencies of the standard fuse.

Next, replaced the Audio Magic fuse in the Coincident Statement preamp with the Furutech fuse. This was a bit closer and I had to go back and forwards a couple of times to determine differences.

However, my final notes are:
Audio Magic fuse has cleaner sound overall, quieter, blacker background.
Images in 3D space better deliniated.
Instrumental timbre and body more accurate, which was the Furutechs strength compared to other fuses.

Congratulations to Jerry at AM for building a superb fuse that trumped the Furutech. It is impossible to go back once you become familiar with the improvements. I was going to try the Supreme fuse in the Magnus but won't bother as I doubt if it would improve on it. It looks like the polymer damper in the fuse body is of critical importance in eliminating minute resonances in the fuse body or fuse wire. Thats all I can put the changes down to. It appears to also cancel the effects of utilising metals of different conductivity to influence the final sound. You just can't hear the effect on frequency balance of the zinc plated steel of the AM fuse, like you can the silver in the Hi Fi Tuning ones or the copper in the Furutech. I thought it would introduce its own colouration or signature but I can't detect it. The longer it breaks in, the more organic and natural sounding it becomes, something the Furutech did very well, only its doing it better. Please pass this onto Jerry and thanks for the replacement fuse.

G.


November 2010

Hello Jerry,

I want to mention that this Blue Dot Ground Disrupter has been in my system for almost 2 weeks now and it has made a profound difference in quality in my audio system, my brother comes over and allways finds something to nit pick about but not this time. He says it now sounds excellent. I would like to add that for some unknown reason, even after a week, this Ground Disrupter has opened up and has made everything even clearer. Several people have mentioned this this week.

Outstanding Jerry, nothing more to say than that.

p.s Myself and several others are looking forward to hearing the Liquid Sorcerer interconnects I have coming.

Thanks again,

Paul L.


September 2010

Hi Jerry,

I just wanted to share with you my initial thoughts on your Sorcerer Liquid Air Interconnects. I have about 60 - 70 hours on them now and I know they are just starting to break in. I am very happy with these interconnects thus far. They have definitely improved my soundstage (left to right & front to back) the bass is more defined and there is more air. Basically it has improved the overall presentation of my stereo. I believe the sound will get better as the break in period continues.

Peace

Bob Katz
New York

The interconnects are located between the cd player and the pre-amp.


July 2010

Hi Jerry,

W
ell it's taken a while -- I've been out of town a bit -- but I think the Liquid Air speaker cables are finally run in. And they are completely fantastic! When I first hooked them up they sounded great, really great. A huge improvement in quality, clarity, musicality, you name it, and I had doubts that they could get any better. But as the hours, days and weeks passed I noticed the cables opened up more and more and more. To wax lyrical -- like a flower blooming. It was hard to believe but they just kept getting better and better. I play a pretty eclectic mix of music -- everything from classical to jazz to rock to Irish folk to Afro Cuban. My tastes are all over the map, but everything I play sounds so much better with these cables.

So thanks for such a wonderful product. I consider the Liquid Airs to be a real investment in quality that has helped all the other components of my sound system realise their full potential. I love them. (So now I've started saving up for a Liquid Air power chord).

Best
Ray



Hi Jerry,

the Z X pulse is simply marvellous and now my Altec 604 D sound more better!!!

Next purchase will be a Z X for the Klipsh bass bins that are separate from the 604 D and that have another power from amp.

What do you think will be better……for the first step ……a Z X pulse for the klispch or two Z X pulse, one for my preamp and the other for my cd player?

Where do you think I will get the best improvements?

Thanks and regards

Antonio



Hi Jerry.

I have listened to the Oracle. At the begining it did not sound well. I have run it in and it began to sound as it has to. I could compare it with two other conditioners: the Reymio ALS 777, dynamic, correct, clear but not too much musical. The PS Audio Powerplant is cool, has some hollow sound, it is a bowring sound. The Oracle has an exciting sound, full of details, dynamic, musical, it has a warm voice.

Congratulations. Oracle is the best sounding conditioner.

Best Sándor



Hi Jerry

The Illusion Liquid Air cables arrived safely this morning - looking very beautiful in silvery white - thank you for doing that. Excuse my ignorance, one question; are the arrows on the cables meant to point from the amp to the speakers? That's the way I've set them up.

Well you said I would love them and of course you were right. Stunning and so emotionally satisfying.

Everything is better, more enjoyable, more musical, pick your cliche. These things have made the quantum leap in quality in my system that I might have expected from buying some hideously expensive new component. But I suppose that's the point isn't it? Great cables like these should be considered a critical/integral component of the system.

I've been reading some of the forums on cables on things like Audiogon and I'm amazed at the amount of disinformation out there. Not a lot of people seem to rate the importance of great cables compared to other components. Maybe you need to get these into the hands of some well respected reviewers so the rest of the world can hear all about how wonderful they are.

Anyway, I am genuinely thrilled with the Illusion Liquid Air cables. Thank you for making me such an excellent product.

Best

Ray

ps: I now have a horrible feeling I'm going to have to upgrade my power chords and interconnects at some point.



The Verdict:

Well it's been kinda of fun but I just really wanted to get to the music so it's been kind of a drag too. None the less I have to really thank the both of you. So here is the verdict:

It's really hard to talk about Jerry's new liquid cables because they just kind of disappear and are simply there. I've swapped around amps, preamps, cables, and while the gear sounds different, each time with the liquid it just sounds better. Not always right, so system synergy is important but when I have the gear that I like in place, it does sound better with the liquid.

The liquid just don't jump out at you and say I am here, they are kind of subtle. They have weight, they are clear, they don't favor the mids and push them in your face, overall the most complimentary thing I can say about the liquid is that they are balanced and give an honest sound stage. They do all that without emphasizing stuff they shouldn't and or being to shrill or muddy or bass heavy.

I hesitate in saying they are perfect without scientific test gear and or lots more time and more gear to swap out, but to date I can say they are the most revealing yet neutral components I've had the pleasure of using. So bottom line is they don't do anything wrong that I can tell, I don't catch myself harping on why are those cymbals like that or where's the tom or what happened to the guitar riff or why is this vocal drilling a hole through my head.

The system is distortion free and musical.

Now all that said, I could not use even the liquid speaker cables without the clarifiers. I'd like to cut one open just to be sure there is something in there and Jerry isn't just playing a joke, but I unplug them and really suffer for the day or two I don't use them, then I plug them back in and there is just focus it seems to me. Some kind of haze goes away, not another veil lifted but kind of tweaking in a radio station in the old days before digital tuners. You can not take away my clarifiers.

Furthermore, all this stuff, the C3, the liquids, the clarifers, the gear ~ it all makes a difference BUT I got to tell you guys that the @*$%*#% Eclipse Power Conditioner kicks $%#. Holy Cow. There is just no way you can run a real hifi in this location without one, it really lets everything shine and work how it should. I never would have believed that cables or interconnects make a difference once you get decent stuff like Kimber PBJ or that clarifiers would work (what's that a joke) but power conditioning PLEASE all gear has filtering built in, power conditioning is just stereo marketing mumbo jumbo, YEAH until you use one and then take it out of the system and put it back in. Truly unbelievable, AC REALLY matters but A LOT.

Anyway, I think that covers it for now, I'm waiting for PS Audio to finally come out with their network bridge so I can start using a NAS controlled by an iPod iTouch. One of the other big differences is that I took a chance and started using the Burwen Bobcat and it really makes the music more lively and easier to process for me so that's been a positive step as well.

Eventually my end point I think at this point is power cables all around, upgrading to a BAT-VK52SE and maybe trying some tube mono block power amps, the last two once I get a bigger room and send in the C3 for upgrades !~ for now, the system has never sounded better and at times is truly just pfhhhhhhhh indescribable. I AM BACK TO BEING AT WORK AND BEING UNABLE TO WAIT TO GET HOME TO LISTEN.

Thanks for your countless emails and extremely helpful advice!

Bert



Hi Jerry,

Just wanted to thank you for another great change to my system. When I first plugged the Eclipse II in and started to listen I felt like this is OK but felt it should be better. Obviously it needed to warm up a bit. I am quite impressed by its performance. The sound stage is much wider, the attack and decay is much more precise, dynamics are better, the background is blacker, much quieter between the notes more resolution. I could go on and on. It gets better... After about a CD's worth of music listening I decides to install the Pulse Gen ZX in my Sub-Panel ( Note: I did not solder to the wires, I just used the same screw down terminals that the feeds were in. If you feel they should be soldered because the Pulse Gen ZX will perform better let me know.). All I can say is WOW!!!! Basically the system became even more "Musical". I could not stop tapping my foot.

I cannot wait to move on to more changes. It is hard to believe it can get any better.

Thanks again,

Mike



Hi Jerry -

just to let you know that the little Mini you built for me is settling in and kicking some serious booty.

has pretty much transformed my system - jaw dropping, game changer etc - better then a component upgrade in my opinion

who wudda thunk it?!!!! 

thnx so much

best,

ck


Hi Jerry,

I have been using your Pulse Gen ZX and have just received your Speaker Clarifiers. I bought both of them from Afred Kainz, a very helpful and nice gentleman who has a shop in Apple Valley, California. I am writing to you from Germany because it is my wish to thank you for both products. I am more than happy about both but the Speaker Clarifiers beat them all and I think I can say I have got some experience with tweaks because I always keep looking around for tweaks that may improve the sound of my system. My clear statement is: the speaker clarifiers are the best tweaks that I have ever come across (and there have been qite a few). I am listening with a smile in my face, saying "whow!" from time to time and for the first time I am completely relaxed, almo st drowning in the music (I hope you can guess what I mean). I often thought that I had reached the end of my way because I just couldn't imagine any more improvements. I often said, "That must be it", but then it wasn't, thanks to creative and inventive people like you. What amazes me is how far an existing hifi system can be pushed. And I wonder where the end of my way will really be and moreover if there will be an end of the way. Thanks again, you made me really happy and I wish you all the b est and lots of more good ideas.

Kind regards

Guenter


Hi Jerry,

Just to let you know the little black boxes arrived safely on my doorstep last night.

I have attached them by securing a plastic tie around each box to the point where the speaker cable divides and connects to the amp terminal. (one box at each channel). Is this the right way to do it? I tied the plastic band as tight as I could but it is connected to the speaker cable insulating wire - not the raw wire.

My results are probably not perfect because I am experiencing some problem with my valve amp - one channel is running at a much lower volume level and I am getting a low hum from the speaker -- Roy reckons I could need new valves, so I'm in the process of doing that.

However my first impressions of the Gen boxes were exactly as you claim - clarity and detail greatly enhanced and there's a lot more separation between instruments. The overall sound is sweeter and cleaner. I don't know how you do it.

Without giving away trade secrets can you tell me what these black boxes actually do?


And thanks -- again -- for another amazing gizmo.

Best
Ray
On the Speaker Clarifier


Hi Jerry,

It's over six months since I gradually introduced Audio Magic products to my system and feel a compulsion to fill you in on my experience/observations. It would be senseless to do this without giving you a brief -as possible- background of my involvement in this business.

I have been dabbling in hi-fi for around two decades and must confess that a good part of it has been spent echoing the sentiments of the nay-sayers on the virtues of cables and power-cords in sound reproduction. My skepticism was mainly due to the vexing problem of undue credit been given to products, whose benefits are exaggerated and sometimes by highly respected critics in the business. What incensed me even further was that some of them had the nerve to call certain products 'the Worlds finest' without listening to even 1/4th of them. This tendency seems to be more prevalent in this segment of the industry in particular -for me at least-. One advantage I had was that my profession required wide global travel that spanned continents thus enabling me to listen to a cross section of products. Some were spectacular while a good many were an absolute insult to basic common sense.

About ten years or so ago I was convinced enough to settle on a range from Transparent Audio, which were a little below the 'top of the line'. I still intransigently maintained that high priced cables/power cords were nothing more than 'hogwash' until two year or so ago -on a trip to Boston-. I attended a listening session where a number of exotic cables and cords were demonstrated such as Prana Wire, Audio Magic et al. In the process, one particular interconnect got me thoroughly excited when in direct comparison to more expensive ones. The Audio Magic Clairvoyant SE balanced interconnect. I was convinced and fortunate enough to get a pair -not long after- and hook it up to my system. Suffice to say that this initial experience radically changed my perspective and views on cables and thus spurred me into venturing out and experimenting with some really big names albeit at dizzying price points. Something I thought I would never be convinced enough to do.

Now my system consists of AM's Clairvoyant SE balanced interconnects, Clairvoyant bi-wire speaker cables, 'Oracle' purifier with Clairvoyant power cords. My experience below is not of them in isolation -even though each of them is spectacular in certain combinations e.g. with Nordosts' 'Valhalla'. Ultimately, good sound reproduction is the sum of it's parts, is it not? My finding is that with the entire 'Clairvoyant' range in tandem, The treble, midrange and bottom-end meld together into a homogeneous singularity.  

What was initially disconcerting to me about your cables was the lack of significant shielding in comparison to some of the competition. I hope this aspect will not cause buyers to be swayed as it's the performance that is startling. The first thing I noticed before break-in was that the music tended to be a little hard sounding and confess that I began to despair reminding myself all the time that I had been told -ad nauseam- that AM required a relatively long break-in period. I ceased 'objective/critical' listening and instead played music relentlessly, merely for break-in purposes. Patience was the name of the game and boy didn't it pay off.  

What I hear now in my system is an amazing degree of quietness/blackness to the music. The music is mesmerizingly detailed with no brightness or exaggeration in the least. The AM combinations' performance glides from micro to macro, with no change in perspective or tonal structure. Nothing is left vague or indistinct. Music tends to cruise along with all it's minute dynamic swings and then suddenly, whack! the brass section comes in with startling accuracy and immediacy. What I have also come to realize is that your products tend to be ruthlessly revealing of everything in the audio chain. Every change, improvement and recording (good and bad) is spectacularly easy to hear. The highs sparkle with life. I've never heard my systems highs to be more open, pure, clean and defined. Your claims of more space between instruments is absolutely accurate. The treble extension and detail define the air or individual space around an instrument that gives depth the 3-D realism. The all important midrange is remarkable. Rich and harmonic without a hint of thickness or loss of detail. Now I'm finally realizing the iron-fisted bass response and control my system is capable of. It's not to say that the room shaking power was not there before but now a new decree of dynamic shadings and textures have been added to it. I've never before experienced my systems capability of replaying 'Ray Browns', Soular Energy disc with such low-end vitality, sounding full, deep and rich without a touch of bloat.

Ultimately Jerry, to sum it all up, what the Audio Magic products have resulted in doing is to confuse me often about the sound I just heard. Was it really a crash in the kitchen or a door banging? For the first time I've opened the door, thinking it was the bell, only to discover that it was merely a sound emanated from the speakers. That's how realistic my systems sound reproduction has become. Something I hadn't experienced in 20 years.

In hind sight, I have been forced to accept that my previous biasses and skepticism of Cables/cords/power accessories at this price point and above, boiled down to a 'sour grapes' lament of the fiscally challenged. That is not to say that there aren't many dubious products out there that simply fail to deliver. But the Audio Magics sure do and when funds permit, my entire system will comprise of 'Clairvoyant' power cords.

Thank you Jerry to the entire 'Audio Magic' team for a fantastic range.      


Warm Regard,

Dilshad


Hi Jerry,

I cant imagine what potions you place inside these diminutive boxes but I simply love what they do to enhance the sonic experience. Your products truly live up to your company name, 'Audio Magic'. These are little boxes of magic.  

Thank a million,

Warm regards,

Dilshad
On the Speaker Clarifier


Hi Jerry,

The Clairvoyant ZX power cord beggars belief. This is bordering on craziness. I simply cant believe that a power cord could have such a significant sonic impact. I am truly out of superlatives to do its performance justice. You should seriously push for it to be reviewed.

Cant wait for my entire system to be powered with these.

Best,

Dilshad


Jerry,
 
As I explained on the phone, I’m an audio skeptic. I popped the Pulse Gen ZX in my modified universal. After about 1.5 hours I heard some subtle improvement. I was able to try three placements for the ZX and settled on one near the power supply (as you had suggested) and left it for the night Oh, well. Frankly, not what I expected, but you had also mentioned that leaving it connected would lead to further improvements.
 
Today I warmed up the system and put on a disc. At noon MST I stepped into a live performance. I had the “It never did that” reaction. I don’t know what is in this little black box and really don’t care. It allows my source to be the best is has ever been and that is pretty damn good. Thank you!
 
You said these little devices are addictive. You are absolutely correct.  In fact, when you have a chance can you put together another one for me? I have to try this effect in my amp and don’t dare take it out of the universal. Thanks for my share of audio magic. 
 
Regards,
 
Phil


Hi Jerry,
 
For an update, I now have a Pulse Gen ZX in my HTPC and in my main Butler tube hybrid amp and the music is sweet. The highs are extending and the bass is tonally deeper. Everything has been cleansed w/o being made too intense. In fact it's like the harshness has been drained... or so I thought 'til today when I received my 2 small Quantum Noise Disrupters. As you suggested, I placed them over my 2 Butler amp's transformers and I can only liken what I've received as nirvana heaven. With the combination of the Pulse Gen ZX next to the transformer and the Noise Disrupter over the transformer on my main Butler amp, any possible hardness has been drained and I'm listening to music at volumes that I could never comfortably listen to before because of the intense clarity of my system. These 2 products together have tamed my system to the point of perfection for me. I still have my Sunfire processor to do a Pulse Gen ZX install on along with my 2nd Butler rear channels amp but I could stop now and be totally satisfied. Curiosity of course won't allow me to. I will be using a Shakti Stone over the Sunfire's transformer cuz that's what I have available but I just had to write and tell you how impressed I was with your small Quantum Noise Disrupters. Even tho I haven't yet put a ZX in my rear Butler amp, just having the Noise disrupter over the transformer made a noticeable improvement tonite while I was watching the Red Sox game in Dolby Digital on NESN HD. I could swear I could pinpoint the seatings of those loudmouth fans around me. I can't wait to install a Pulse Gen ZX in my rear Butler amp now. It's a guarantee I'll be placing another order soon, it's just a matter of me figuring out how many of what... cuz the combination of your 2 products on a component is simply incredible... at least on my main Butler amp!
 
I am simply tooooo happy Jerry.
Cheers,
Robin B.


Hi Jerry.

I just wanted to follow-up with you quickly to let you know that I had picked up an original Stealth Power Purifier (serial number 11461...as a side note: are you able to look up how old this unit is with this reference; also, how long do you break the units in before shipping?) and introduced it into my mid-to-lower-hi-fi tube system, and must congratulate you on this unit! Never have I experienced such an improvement (and not subtle, either) - short of complete upgrades of components here and there - in my system; it's pretty crazy. This is the last frontier for a while for me, I think. I've had some pretty nice PLC's come my way (some were pretty beneficial; others not so much), but none have done what your product has accomplished. Bravo! Not to sound like a sound-bite or anything, but this is seriously not leaving any system I have or will have. Maybe someday I'll upgrade to a XXX-like unit (or whatever you might offer at the time), but this is staying. You've won over any future business of mine. Keep it up Jerry.

Thanks!

Jason


Hi Jerry,

I trust very few of these reviewers as you never know their system/room etc, but its not a bad discription of the effects of the ZX.

My feeling is that it has brought the belcanto ice power modules (which the ZXs are installed) even closer to the best amps I have ever had in my system, the Halcro DM58s. They are so clean,fast and utterly invisable that its like a miracle, but extreemly expensive.

For the cost and effort this is a good time to be an audiophile, and you are helping us reach that audio nirvana we strive for.

I would say the ZX realizes the potential of the equipment its put in, and frees the sound both dynamically and distortion wise.

I will order more shortly (as soon as I have the guts to open my DCS and fiddle).

Best

Chad


Ok. The amps (Belcanto Ref1000 monos with small tweaks) have been on for about 1 hour with the pulse gen ZX installed. The amps work, I am still alive, and my hair is not sticking up and smoking!

Well I have been subjected to the most detailed believable sound I have ever heard. Soundstaging so defined I can hardly believe it. I was listening to an old CD called Oxygen by JM Jarre. Its an old synth classic from 1976. At the end of the tracks I could hear all the noise from the old synth outputs and the various studio effects units ground hum and just old school noise/hiss. This was never in such focus and not so convincing and correct before.

My system was already very good and maybe having the clarity I had before has made the effect of the Gen ZX more obvious. For sure the presentation is as natural as I have ever heard.

Good work! I guess I need to see if I can fit them into my DCS now...

Regards

Chad


Hi Jerry,
 
Sorry for not getting the result to you any sooner, since I was having some replacements made in my system.
 
Let me tell you about the first day I received the Mini. I let the Mini plugged in for just about a couple of hours before I sat down with a friend. When I heard it, I wanted to shake your hand! The music is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better! What really first impressed me was much darker in the background, wider and deeper sound stage. And with that darker background, I could really hear a lot more details. It's just so much more transparent. I really couldn't believe it! And it was not broken in yet! My friend said that he had never listened to the same song anywhere as beautiful as this time.
 
After it was broken in, I let a friend borrowed it because I really wanted him to try it on his system. A day later, he called me and said that he would get one soon. I asked him how it was? And he said "Now I get the name of this company, since it's really like magic"
 
Jerry, your products are really amazing. I happen to have Xstream IC, Excalibur II IC, Xstream PC, and the Mini. And they've got this flavor of sound that I really appreciate no matter it's IC, PC, or power conds. Your stuffs don't sound like the others out there but better for me and I really enjoy it.
 
The next thing I really want to try is your speaker cable. That's the only thing I don't have from Audio Magic!

Thanks
Obb

P.S. I've heard a lot of great things about you from Lev from Milwaukee. He actually introduced me to your product. And I feel that I was really lucky to know about your products.


Hi Jerry
I've been using the Mini for about 2 weeks and am quite impressed.It cleaned up the sound,deepened the stage and allows images and backup singers to be seen and heard. This lightweight unit makes the BPT 2 Ultra and RGPC 400's i've used sound broken and maybe they were.

Now i am wondering what your Stealth XXX or Eclipse II would do for me.

Also i'm thinking of adding one of your power cords to my Linn Linto phonostage. Which would you suggest?

Best
ed

Jerry,
 
It was a pleasure speaking with you and I just can't tell you enough about how happy I am with your product. I feel very lucky to have bought it as I was looking for a really good power conditioner. The serial number for my unit it sn#11930. If I could get any information pertaining to my unit, I would very much appreciate it. I just want to have it for historical purposes. I'm going to be keeping this unit for a very long time.
 
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Mike

Hi Jerry:
 
Just a note of thanks for repairing my cord. You guys went beyond the call of duty on this & I just wanted to express my appreciation. It's companies like yours that make this such a great hobby.
 
Regards,
 
Jac Steinberger

Hi Jerry, I am very impressed with the new wire, both the Sorcerer 4D and Illusion 4D digital cables you sent out are noticeably better than previous generations. I was quite impressed by the new Sorcerer, but immediately noticed an improvement in resolution when the new Illusion digital landed. What is it about the Illusion that makes it sound so much better, just more wire?

The Stealth XXX was also interesting, much better than the old Stealth. I am still flipping switches to find the best setting for my gear, but I can hear the difference in the different positions. It was especially interesting and easiest to see the improvement in my projection system. Better colors, lower noise by a significant margin over the old Stealth. It looks like your latest generation of wire and conditioners are a noticeable improvement, good work,

Take Care,

E. Devlin,
Greyhaven Audio/Video

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Jerry is excellent, very very smooth transaction, great coms and highly recommended. If you haven't had the pleasure i suggest you do. AudioMagic are truly the best PLC's on the market.

Jerry,
 
It is funny with us audiophiles because we are such a fickle neurotic group. When I didn't have the Clairvoyant SE in my rig, I thought I could live without it--the Audience Au24 S/PDIF cable is that good. Then, I placed the Clairvoyant in....shit what a difference!  When before I thought I had great bass definition, soundstaging and imaging, now I have deeper bass, better overall instrument soundstaging and imaging, while at the same time being never bright or etched--the Clairvoyant SE just lets all of the music through unmolested. Wow! What a musical cable. Jerry you did it again to me, I am sending you a check!
 
Thanks,
 
Jeff

Hi Jerry:
 
I received the Sorcerer cables today. Plugged them into my preamp ad amp andlet them cook in for a few hours. They replaced VenHaus Flavor 2 cryo which are fully broken in.
 
All I can say is holy effin' $#!t!!!!
 
Man, I'm hearing resolution like I've never heard before. I also noted how colored the VH cables are compared to the Sorcerers. The Sorcerers also handily beat out the similarily priced Running Springs/Cardas Mongoose. While the Mongoose also lacks coloration, the Sorcerers brought out more texture and resolution and seem to have increased dynamic range by 2-3 dB.
 
I can only imagine what a Clairvoyant sounds like!
 
Anyway, I like 'em.
 
Thanks,
Mike

Hi Jerry,
 
After 7 days of brokin (168 hr), I think it's the best power conditioner I have used, better than Monster Htps 7000, Shunyata Hydra 8, Chang lightspeed ht 1000 and many others. I think it's just the beginning and after 200 or 300 hr more, it'll sound better again.

WOW! You make really good product, Jerry.

Soon I think to try your speaker cable.
 
Thanks a lot,

Jean-Guy

Jerry,

This is just a preliminary report. First, my equipment is very good and very transparent. Pass Labs 250.5 amp, X-1 preamp, Electrocompaniet EMC-1 24/192 upsampling CD player and Legacy Signature III loudspeakers. Sounds so good that I've bought and sold power conditioners from MIT, Shunyata, and Equitech. So, now I've purchased your new XXX Purifier. Not broken in yet, of course. Let me tell you this. This unit is THE BEST component I have ever purchased. Sounds better than anything else I've owned. Wide, deep soundstage. Great well defined bass. The highs are VERY detailed, yet not bright. No grain or harshness whatsoever. I'm still "playing" with the filter matching, which is such a great innovation. If anyone wants to email me for my opinion, feel free to give them my address. I am so satisfied and very pleased with this unit. And it's not close to being broken in yet. Will email you back in a week or so with an update. Thanks so much for letting me be one of the first ones to try this product. It is truly a breakthrough and should help everyone out here with your filter matching capabilities. I forgot to mention that I also have a dedicated outlet for my equipment.

Thanks Again,

Rick Davis

I received the Eclipse yesterday. Cold out of the box it was amazing and outclassed my prevoius transformer based PLC. I don't want to go through the hypes often used in these cases, but I considered the purchase of the Eclipse the single most important improvement in my system in the last three years. I would warmly recommend it to all my audio buddies.

Keep-up the excellent work!

Best wishes for the new year from Venice,

Michele

Hello.

I bought a used Audio Magic Stealth from a guy on Audiogon and had it shipped directly to you for an upgrade to the supper filter. you told me to hook it up to a heater for a few days to break it in. I didn't follow your instructions and hooked it to my system as soon as I received it. I can't believe the difference it makes! Every thing sounds better and I don't mean in a small way. I can hear all the fine details to the music and the base slam really makes me wonder if I'll need the new Revel B15a I ordered. My system is somewhat high end and very capable. I believe your unit allowed my system to perform to it's potential. If it needs to break in to be it's best then that will just be icing on the cake. Thank you for inventing something that really works well!

John A.

Jerry,

Received the IIlusion pc today. Most times this level of improvement means changing components and that doesn't always mean for the better. Not so with this cord. I have tried probably 20 power cords and none have provided an equal level of improvement. Usually a new pc takes about 2 days to find out if it is worthwhile but this one showed its greatness in about 10 minutes. And that is with a Sim W-5 amp that always takes 2-3 days to settle down even if you turn it off for a simple cord change out. If you have any 'Stealth'line conditioners and another Illusion pc let me know. I'd like to get another setup to loan out to audio shops and to friends .I am sure it will be as convincing as it is on my system.

Thanks again,

Peter D.

Hi Jerry,

Glad to report The Eclipse is a winner ! The turning point is one day I decided to work from home {Im in the travel business}. So I bought some extension cords from the hardware store and ran the washer/dryer all day on the eclipse {along with some fans , a double bulb lamp , and a few other goodies thrown in} made a major difference in the eclipse {and made my wife happy as all the laundry got done!}

The sound is great {that was expected because I heard what the Matrix could do} but what really surprised me was the video. I had it tweaked with a Tice and a Ultimate outlet, so it was already in jaw dropping condition, but I gotta admit you have it beat ! The range of colors is magnificient !

The only wish I would say for the Eclipse would be more digital circuts , as when you combine audio with Home Theater as I do , you have so many components that are digitally based. {Perhaps a mini Eclipse digital would be a great future product}.

Once again The Eclipse is a masterpiece! Juicing it up on the washer/dryer really brings it to life! The sound is great and video confirms it is definetly not the placebo effect!

Best Regards,

Darrylhifi on Audiogon

Jerry,

The Clairvoyant is all I hoped it would be. I even enjoy listening to all my old CD's again!! As I upgrade my system I will certainly be considering replacing speaker cables with Audiomagic products.

Thanks again,

Jean

Hi Jerry,

Thought I would give you some impressions of your Eclipse so far time on the bores so to speak is nearer 600 hours, (one question, is the 1000 hours quoted, as the running period, at idle or 'In use' so to speak.

Initial impressions, (cold out of the box) I had it just on the Wadia first, very impressive, we use a decent power conditioner any way , better than the Hydra 8, the Eclipse, was just more of every thing, the depth of field is awesome, the stage is expansive in the basic sense !!!, bass weight and SPEED were increased, detailed and dynamics went up another league, and the musical flow/groove was further enhanced beyond that of what I was expecting.

And that was just on the CDP, I had to wait another 3 days, I had to fabricate another 8 foot power chord for the inlet IEC on the Eclipse. After 2 days on the cooker the power lead was slipped into place and the Belcanto power amp hooked up.

Jeeze this thing is damn good, the presence/texture and sheer physical force of the sound went other worldly, the sound now has a solidity to it, I've never heard before (I do have a couple of guys (customers) who have £120K systems and these don't do this!!!!)

Its been steadily improving over the last 3 weeks or so. Basically, Jerry, in essence it's a Cracking piece of kit, a superb upgrade, although not cheap, if you have the system then I'd say its an imperative purchase.

Many thanks for assistance with the construction and purchase. I feel will we be doing more business in the future, BTW do you have a UK distributor? Many thanks Tone

Tony

Dear Audio Magic,

As you know 3 months ago I sold my Stealth 3 duplex and bought a Hydra 8 because the dealer who sold me the Stealth said it was better, after recieving it and running it for a month, it was obvious I made a huge mistake. I have since sold my Hydra and bought a Stealth XXX after speaking with you, 2 weeks of solid run time have shown the XXX to be far superior to the Hydra and the old Stealth. FANTASTIC JOB!. Me and my audiophile buddy will be comparing your XXX vs. his BPT tonight, I'll let you know.

Day 2: The Bpt is good, but not an Audio Magic XXX , expect another sale soon!.

Keep up the good work!.

Paul


After 40 hours w/ the PAD burn in CD and then another 30 w/ straight music on top of what I already had on these they finally jumped out at me. VERY good Jerry, VERY GOOD! They have the glorious midrange of the Omega Mikro and then have more body overall all as well. The top end is still not quite as extended as OM but it is much faster in the PRaT department and the top end is coming around more and more all the time. They are very sweet up top where you can pick up on the meat of the cymbals and not just the transparent shimmer that most like to hear from expensive cables. Still I find myself turning up the volume more than usual to get that extension but they are certainly not going anywhere anytime soon and I feel after all the 400 hours is complete they will get what I want on top too. I recommended them just tongiht to another OM fan over in Germany and will let a few others that I share cables w/ know later this week as time allows. I only wish that they were 4 feet instead of 3 meters to make up for that bit you lose w/ the terminations but that is a small bone to pick. I do just LOVE how the vocals are so HUGE and rich and NATURAL sounding and the transparency in the mids is amazing.

Thanks for some great work Jerry and I may be bak for more a bit later.

Best Regards,

Dan B.

Jerry,

I have now had the Stealth XXX in my system for almost 1 month. I promised you a review of this very special unit. Here it goes.

Any good review starts with the audio gear. The source for my music is an Audio Research CD1 running through wavelength audio electronics(300B amp) and ending in a set of Merlin VSM speakers. I always felt that the extended treble of the Merlins was balanced perfectly by the 300B amplifier. The wall electricity was fed through a Power Wedge conditioner.

In the months prior to adding the Stealth to my system, I had felt the system was somewhat dull. I wasn't entirely sure of the cause, but like any good audiophile I started changing some things around. The first thing I did was replace my NOS tubes with the more modern variety. While the music took on a "brighter" tone, it was still lacking in dynamics and life. I changed interconnects to no avail. I moved my speakers here and there. Again, to no avail. Almost as a last resort, I decided to replace the aging Power Wedge with your Stealth XXX.

It is very difficult to put into words the immediate and dramatic improvement in my system, but I will try to explain. Perhaps you have had the opportunity to see an old masterpiece painting before and after the old varnish as been removed. The masterpiece was always beautiful, but once it is cleaned every aspect of the painting is improved from the intensity of the colors to the ability to see the finest details. And so it was with the Stealth XXX. It was as if the addition of the Stealth washed away a layer of haze that had been sitting over the music. The music became cleaner, more dynamic, and more natural. The soundstage enlarged as I was carried into the music.

All is well again with my system. My NOS tubes are back in their rightful place and I am enjoying my CD collection once again. Without hesitation I give the Stealth XXX my highest recommendation. It is magical.

Richard Rodman

Thanks from a very satisfied customer. Adding the Stealth XXX to my system has made music more beautiful, dynamic, and fun to listen to.

Cheers,
Ron

Hi Audio Magic!

I received your power cord. First thought was that I should have bought more expensive one because it didn't look to impresive (well what can you expect for $99?). It was my first attempt over the simple computer grade cord because I didn't believe I could hear a difference, but difference isn't subtle at all! Music seems to flow now. Thank You and keep up with good (and cheap) work.

Best regards,
Wojciech.

I have had my friends Stealth XXX for just two days as he really insisted I try it, and I would just like to say, I hate you Audio Magic!. I recently bought the new Hydra and the Stealth XXX just beats it in every way, now I must sell my Hydra and buy the XXX or I won't be able to listen to my system again.

Awesome product Audio Magic!!!

D. Jennings
North Carolina

Jerry,

I don't no whether to thank you or to curse you!

I suppose initially I will thank you for the Stealth and the custom length Extreme interconnects. Since I have put them inline the sound my little 5 channel AV system (Yamaha DSP A1 and Vandersteens) is now generating is almost beyond my belief. The space, the depth, the openness is truly stunning. Imaging is now pinpoint. The quiet is quieter, the punch is punchier, the low end is much tighter; and, an audio haze I was never aware of has lifted unveiling. We are talking mid-level audiophile sound from a frigging receiver!?!

Clearly the sound improvement would justify an expenditure of 2-3 times what you are asking, but I haven't even mentioned improvements to the video side. The picture my TV, an HD 57" Sony XBR fully ISP calibrated, is now putting out has trumped all the improvements to the audio side of things. The picture I am seeing is LIQUAD! My satellite reception now looks like the progressive output from what my Denon DVD player used to output. The output of the DVD player now looks like nothing I have ever seen before -- I have no frame of reference simply because I have never seen a better picture on a TV of any kind at any price. I have literally exhausted my superlatives and to proceed amy further would sound contrived.

The reason I am cursing you is that my personal productivity, as one who home offices, has completely gone into the toilet. I cannot seem to pull myself out of the basement theater and keep from watching movies and listening to my CDs. I'm getting nothing done, but I'm loving every minute of it!

I can barely wait to get one of the digital mini Stealths in place and see what that does to the digital front end which is just running through my antique power wedges. If it generates just 1/10th of what the full Stealth it'll be a tremendous bargain.

Thanks again - I love you and hate you.

Respectfully yours,

Tim

Dear Jerry,

I received my Stealth Power Purifier some time back, and I am sorry for being quiet for all this while -- I am still trying to convince myself that my amazement and awe throughout my listening sessions are not arising from my "need" to justify the expense.

Thanks -- but now I have the problem of an urge to get another unit, or one of those mini units ...

Regards,

C H Lai

Hi Jerry,

Just a note to let you know how much I am truly enjoying my Stealth. You've really hit one out of the park with this. It has improved my system so much, that I definitely consider it a component and not an accessory. While the reviews were spot on in their observations as to audiophile improvements, I think the real genius of your product is how it lets you forget the sound and concentrate on the artistry and intent of the musicians and composers.

By the way, my TV has improved about 40% in picture quality and I can't wait to try it with my Sony W400Q LCD projector in the future. Another nice benefit is how great and detailed music sounds at much lower levels, also.

A wonderful product. One of the very best I have discovered in 30 years as an audiophile. Thanks again.

Best,

John J.
Reno

Hi Jerry,

Don't know if you remember me - you sent me my new stealth a few weeks ago, which I purchased through Hi-Fi Farm.

Let me first say how amazing my system sounds! ! I was skeptical after reading all of the reviews prior to buying (I have Hi-end stuff like Rowland, Muse etc), but your stealth has provided the single greatest improvement I've yet attained!

Alan K.


Dear Jerry,

I have run the Audio Magic Stealth Power Purifier now for about two weeks in my system and these would be my comments:

A change to the overall system sound was apperent from the first minutes of music I played, I had connected only my digital components (Transport and DAC) at first. On the first impression the sound was improved so I connected the remaining equipment - the effect on the sound was the same just more pronounced. Over the period of the first 5 CDs the sound got better and better gradually, after around 3 days of playing music with all components running from the Stealth I had the feeling that things had settled in a bit. By now the effects can be described pretty reliably and I will try to describe a little (I am from Germany so my English might be a bit funny at times, sorry).

The biggest improvement for me is overall naturalness of instruments and voices, closely followed by improved clarity and 'air' between instruments and ambience resolution in the recordings. This is consistent throughout every CD I played after installing the Stealth. The level of detail that is available, staging and layering of instruments have increased dramatically (and I thought before having the Stealth that my Merlin VSMs were excellent in that department already!). All this happens without any trace of forwardness or long time listening fatigue. What's more, the perceived traces of glare and harshness especially in classical music are gone since the Stealth is in my system. Frequency range seems extended for highs and lows, the decay of piano notes, strings or percussion instruments is awesome. There is also a better sense of timing and rhythm to the music, complex music passages are portrayed with more clarity and ease.

It is also apparent that the changes in sound that I noticed when I listened before between daytime and nighttime (the system sounded more involving and smooth at late night to early morning) are gone, the sound from the system is now very reliable and independent of the time of the day. This is great since I found it pretty frustrating to enjoy a record late at night a lot, then getting up on the next morning playing it again and wondering where the magic from the night before had suddenly gone. How big is the effect of the Stealth in my system? About as much as a significant upgrade of a component or even two, more significant than any improvements I have wrought from changes to the cabling (the speaker cables coming closest, the effect of the Stealth is leagues more obvious than those of interconnects or power cords!).

In conclusion the Stealth is now an integral component of my system that I wouldn't want to be without! It's real 'magic' lies in how much it contributes to the enjoyment of the music overall without unduly highlighting or any particular aspect or area of music reproduction. In terms of seeing the Stealth as an accessory it could be considered expensive, but seeing it for what it really is - a very important component - the Stealth must be one of the biggest bargains for music lovers or the best thing since sliced bread!

I am so convinced by your product that I am seriously thinking about telling just about every hifi fanatic here in Hong Kong that they must try one - would you be interested to have a distributor here in Hong Kong? I could think of doing it myself through people I already now and some Internet marketing as a side business, but I could also set you up with contacts from audio shops here in Hong Kong. Let me know if you would be interested at all and if what you would prefer.

Best regards from Hong Kong and thanks for such a great product, I still can't get over the sound I am getting from my system with the Stealth in place, I am loosing sleep over all the late nights I had playing my stereo recently!

Joerg


Jerry,

I'm blown away by the improvements you've made over the original Sorcerer product, not to mention what your power cords have done to my pre-amp and player.

Current System: B&W 803 Nautilus
Audio Research VT100 II
Sonic Frontiers Pre-Amp
Rega Planet

I'm convinced you made a deal with the devil somewhere along the line!

Take it easy,

Randy K
Castle Rock, Colorado

Was listening to it in my main system last night (Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player, MF NuVista M3 Amplifier biamped with MF A3.2 Amp, Monitor Audio GR 60 speakers), : could not get myself to bed. It needs breaking in? It already sounds better than any other power conditioner I have used including the Hydra, PS Audio 600, Fuhrman..... It is a remarkable product and deserves the great feedback it is getting at audiogon (where I heard about it) and at enjoythemusic.com (where I read the reviews). I am saving up to get at least 2 more for my home theatre and secondary stereo systems!

best regards,

P Pillay
Singapore

Hey Jerry,

What can I say? Here's what: Your product is the best thing I have done to my system in 6 years. I am going to skip all the superlatives because I am not good and the high fidelity adjectival lingo. I was (am) going to get new speakers and integrated, but now, with this new baby, and all the wonderful things I'm listening to, I will be able to wait 'til, at least, the fall. I don't know what you have in this 2 pounder, but it's killer. Audiogon, and the like, will get a great word from me. Also: Tony Kob, whom I purchased the Stealth from, was great. I'm running, when not listening to my stereo, a space heater, that's drawing a good solid high amperage current. It's definitely speeding up the break-in. I have the heater plugged into the far right outlet, like you said. Question: Should I plug into the other outlets? Any other cool things you can recommend would be appreciated.

Great product Jerry.

Best,

warrren

Hola:

Wow!!! This week I had the opportunity to audition a Xtream power cord and Excalibur II interconnect on my system and the experience was short of amazing. Those cables were loaned to me by a friend and distributor of your line in Puerto Rico, German Corujo. He is a friend since many years and he told me about the excellent performance of AM cables and how they beat more expensive cables. It was true and more....

I put the Excalibur II from my Channel Island modified Link DAC to my McCormack RLD-1 preamplifier. All other cables are not to the level of the II's , being the Kimber PBJ I/C's my best cables. Also, I use Kimber 8TC and XLO Pro 1200 as my speaker cables.

Even thought, the additional air, detail, timbre, soundstage and musicality was extremely noticeable. My system was sounding so good that it make me wonder what it is capable of , using AM all the way from digital. power, I/C and speaker cables.

Only when I changed from a Parasound preamplifier to my McCormack RLD-1, I noticed such a change, but not in the same amount. The cable make a more radical change.

German told me that you have an affordable line of speaker cables and I/C that are amazing as well. I asked him for some of those to check then out.

Congratulations, you have great products and a well deserved reputation.

Thanks,

Jose Garcia.

Hi, Jerry,

I've had my Audio Magic Stealth for two weeks and a couple of days, and would estimate the burn-in time I've done with a 1500 watt space heater to be 75 hours.

Yesterday was the first day I heard really full bass, which is great news since that was the only area where my Hydra had subjectively bettered the Stealth until now. All of a sudden yesterday afternoon, I noticed how good the bass was, even without my subwoofer. This is something I never expected with my Decware Zen SET amp, and something I never heard with the Hydra.

There was some unpleasant brightness in the first week, and that is completely gone by now.

When I first heard the Stealth in comparison with the Hydra, I felt like raving over what a huge improvement the Stealth was. Now that I've gotten used to the sound with the Stealth, and as it starts to burn in, I don't feel like raving so much because everything is sounding the way it is supposed to sound, very natural and convincing, not calling attention to itself. There was something about the sound with the Hydra which called attention to itself, a kind of surrealism as opposed to a natural realism. With the Hydra, I was getting up frequently to tweak, and with the Stealth I spend more time just listening.

I would concur with Srajan's enjoythemusic.com review in nearly all respects. Resolution, soundstage depth and image focus are all greatly improved over the Hydra.

I'm looking forward to further improvements in the next hudreds of hours. Thanks for a great product!

"Mr. Gil

On the Excaliber II

Hi,

I just picked up 6M pair of Excaliber II interconnects from a local dealer. I had some concerns about the length, since I was formerly using a 1M Silver Audio Hyacinth cable.

The Excaliber II cables sound great! What I enjoy most is how harmonic tones from instruments seem fuller and the instruments more real.

Thanks for making a great product, nice job. When my budget allows I will definitely be switching my system to other Audio Magic products.

Lynn

Hi, Srajan,

I was enjoying some of your reviews today, particularly the "Walkerisms" piece in the latest EnjoyTheMusic.com. I think the incisiveness and style of your writing is terrific. I was reminded to write to you about my experiences with the Audio Magic Stealth

After a lengthy (300 hrs+) burnin with a 1500-watt space heater, everything sounds exactly to my liking. Maybe I can stop being an audiophile and just listen to music for awhile. :-)

I almost forgot that the Stealth was in the system until I lent it to a friend a few days ago. I can't bear to listen until the Stealth returns. Thank you so much for reviewing this component so accurately. There is nothing about the Shunyata Hydra that I miss.

I've never found a polite way to pass along the spelling of a word, so I'll just drop the word epitome here as a replacement for epidemy and hope I have not been too rude in doing so.

Thanks again!

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Hi Jerry,

I trust very few of these reviewers as you never know their system/room etc, but its not a bad discription of the effects of the ZX.

My feeling is that it has brought the belcanto ice power modules (which the ZXs are installed) even closer to the best amps I have ever had in my system, the Halcro DM58s. They are so clean,fast and utterly invisable that its like a miracle, but extreemly expensive.

For the cost and effort this is a good time to be an audiophile, and you are helping us reach that audio nirvana we strive for.

I would say the ZX realizes the potential of the equipment its put in, and frees the sound both dynamically and distortion wise.

I will order more shortly (as soon as I have the guts to open my DCS and fiddle).

Best

Chad



Ok. The amps (Belcanto Ref1000 monos with small tweaks) have been on for about 1 hour with the pulse gen ZX installed. The amps work, I am still alive, and my hair is not sticking up and smoking!

Well I have been subjected to the most detailed believable sound I have ever heard. Soundstaging so defined I can hardly believe it. I was listening to an old CD called Oxygen by JM Jarre. Its an old synth classic from 1976. At the end of the tracks I could hear all the noise from the old synth outputs and the various studio e
ffects units ground hum and just old school noise/hiss. This was never in such focus and not so convincing and correct before.

My system was already very good and maybe having the clarity I had before has made the effect of the Gen ZX more obvious. For sure the presentation is as natural as I have ever heard.

Good work! I guess I need to see if I can fit them into my DCS now...

Regards

Chad


Hi Jerry,
 
Sorry for not getting the result to you any sooner, since I was having some replacements made in my system.
 
Let me tell you about the first day I received the Mini. I let the Mini plugged in for just about a couple of hours before I sat down with a friend. When I heard it, I wanted to shake your hand! The music is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better! What really first impressed me was much darker in the background, wider and deeper sound stage. And with that darker background, I could really hear a lot more details. It's just so much more transparent. I really couldn't believe it! And it was not broken in yet! My friend said that he had never listened to the same song anywhere as beautiful as this time.
 
After it was broken in, I let a friend borrowed it because I really wanted him to try it on his system. A day later, he called me and said that he would get one soon. I asked him how it was? And he said "Now I get the name of this company, since it's really like magic"
 
Jerry, your products are really amazing. I happen to have Xstream IC, Excalibur II IC, Xstream PC, and the Mini. And they've got this flavor of sound that I really appreciate no matter it's IC, PC, or power conds. Your stuffs don't sound like the others out there but better for me and I really enjoy it.
 
The next thing I really want to try is your speaker cable. That's the only thing I don't have from Audio Magic!

Thanks
Obb

P.S. I've heard a lot of great things about you from Lev from Milwaukee. He actually introduced me to your product. And I feel that I was really lucky to know about your products.


Hi Jerry
I've been using the Mini for about 2 weeks and am quite impressed.It cleaned up the sound,deepened the stage and allows images and backup singers to be seen and heard. This lightweight unit makes the BPT 2 Ultra and RGPC 400's i've used sound broken and maybe they were.

Now i am wondering what your Stealth XXX or Eclipse II would do for me.

Also i'm thinking of adding one of your power cords to my Linn Linto phonostage. Which would you suggest?

Best
ed

Jerry,
 
It was a pleasure speaking with you and I just can't tell you enough about how happy I am with your product. I feel very lucky to have bought it as I was looking for a really good power conditioner. The serial number for my unit it sn#11930. If I could get any information pertaining to my unit, I would very much appreciate it. I just want to have it for historical purposes. I'm going to be keeping this unit for a very long time.
 
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Mike

Hi Jerry:
 
Just a note of thanks for repairing my cord. You guys went beyond the call of duty on this & I just wanted to express my appreciation. It's companies like yours that make this such a great hobby.
 
Regards,
 
Jac Steinberger

Hi Jerry, I am very impressed with the new wire, both the Sorcerer 4D and Illusion 4D digital cables you sent out are noticeably better than previous generations. I was quite impressed by the new Sorcerer, but immediately noticed an improvement in resolution when the new Illusion digital landed. What is it about the Illusion that makes it sound so much better, just more wire?

The Stealth XXX was also interesting, much better than the old Stealth. I am still flipping switches to find the best setting for my gear, but I can hear the difference in the different positions. It was especially interesting and easiest to see the improvement in my projection system. Better colors, lower noise by a significant margin over the old Stealth. It looks like your latest generation of wire and conditioners are a noticeable improvement, good work,

Take Care,

E. Devlin,
Greyhaven Audio/Video

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Jerry is excellent, very very smooth transaction, great coms and highly recommended. If you haven't had the pleasure i suggest you do. AudioMagic are truly the best PLC's on the market.

Jerry,
 
It is funny with us audiophiles because we are such a fickle neurotic group. When I didn't have the Clairvoyant SE in my rig, I thought I could live without it--the Audience Au24 S/PDIF cable is that good. Then, I placed the Clairvoyant in....shit what a difference!  When before I thought I had great bass definition, soundstaging and imaging, now I have deeper bass, better overall instrument soundstaging and imaging, while at the same time being never bright or etched--the Clairvoyant SE just lets all of the music through unmolested. Wow! What a musical cable. Jerry you did it again to me, I am sending you a check!
 
Thanks,
 
Jeff

Hi Jerry:
 
I received the Sorcerer cables today. Plugged them into my preamp ad amp andlet them cook in for a few hours. They replaced VenHaus Flavor 2 cryo which are fully broken in.
 
All I can say is holy effin' $#!t!!!!
 
Man, I'm hearing resolution like I've never heard before. I also noted how colored the VH cables are compared to the Sorcerers. The Sorcerers also handily beat out the similarily priced Running Springs/Cardas Mongoose. While the Mongoose also lacks coloration, the Sorcerers brought out more texture and resolution and seem to have increased dynamic range by 2-3 dB.
 
I can only imagine what a Clairvoyant sounds like!
 
Anyway, I like 'em.
 
Thanks,
Mike


Hi Jerry,
 
After 7 days of brokin (168 hr), I think it's the best power conditioner I have used, better than Monster Htps 7000, Shunyata Hydra 8, Chang lightspeed ht 1000 and many others. I think it's just the beginning and after 200 or 300 hr more, it'll sound better again.

WOW! You make really good product, Jerry.

Soon I think to try your speaker cable.
 
Thanks a lot,

Jean-Guy


Jerry,

This is just a preliminary report. First, my equipment is very good and very transparent. Pass Labs 250.5 amp, X-1 preamp, Electrocompaniet EMC-1 24/192 upsampling CD player and Legacy Signature III loudspeakers. Sounds so good that I've bought and sold power conditioners from MIT, Shunyata, and Equitech. So, now I've purchased your new XXX Purifier. Not broken in yet, of course. Let me tell you this. This unit is THE BEST component I have ever purchased. Sounds better than anything else I've owned. Wide, deep soundstage. Great well defined bass. The highs are VERY detailed, yet not bright. No grain or harshness whatsoever. I'm still "playing" with the filter matching, which is such a great innovation. If anyone wants to email me for my opinion, feel free to give them my address. I am so satisfied and very pleased with this unit. And it's not close to being broken in yet. Will email you back in a week or so with an update. Thanks so much for letting me be one of the first ones to try this product. It is truly a breakthrough and should help everyone out here with your filter matching capabilities. I forgot to mention that I also have a dedicated outlet for my equipment.

Thanks Again,

Rick Davis

I received the Eclipse yesterday. Cold out of the box it was amazing and outclassed my prevoius transformer based PLC. I don't want to go through the hypes often used in these cases, but I considered the purchase of the Eclipse the single most important improvement in my system in the last three years. I would warmly recommend it to all my audio buddies.

Keep-up the excellent work!

Best wishes for the new year from Venice,

Michele

Hello.

I bought a used Audio Magic Stealth from a guy on Audiogon and had it shipped directly to you for an upgrade to the supper filter. you told me to hook it up to a heater for a few days to break it in. I didn't follow your instructions and hooked it to my system as soon as I received it. I can't believe the difference it makes! Every thing sounds better and I don't mean in a small way. I can hear all the fine details to the music and the base slam really makes me wonder if I'll need the new Revel B15a I ordered. My system is somewhat high end and very capable. I believe your unit allowed my system to perform to it's potential. If it needs to break in to be it's best then that will just be icing on the cake. Thank you for inventing something that really works well!

John A.

Jerry,

Received the IIlusion pc today. Most times this level of improvement means changing components and that doesn't always mean for the better. Not so with this cord. I have tried probably 20 power cords and none have provided an equal level of improvement. Usually a new pc takes about 2 days to find out if it is worthwhile but this one showed its greatness in about 10 minutes. And that is with a Sim W-5 amp that always takes 2-3 days to settle down even if you turn it off for a simple cord change out. If you have any 'Stealth'line conditioners and another Illusion pc let me know. I'd like to get another setup to loan out to audio shops and to friends .I am sure it will be as convincing as it is on my system.

Thanks again,

Peter D.

Hi Jerry,

Glad to report The Eclipse is a winner ! The turning point is one day I decided to work from home {Im in the travel business}. So I bought some extension cords from the hardware store and ran the washer/dryer all day on the eclipse {along with some fans , a double bulb lamp , and a few other goodies thrown in} made a major difference in the eclipse {and made my wife happy as all the laundry got done!}

The sound is great {that was expected because I heard what the Matrix could do} but what really surprised me was the video. I had it tweaked with a Tice and a Ultimate outlet, so it was already in jaw dropping condition, but I gotta admit you have it beat ! The range of colors is magnificient !

The only wish I would say for the Eclipse would be more digital circuts , as when you combine audio with Home Theater as I do , you have so many components that are digitally based. {Perhaps a mini Eclipse digital would be a great future product}.

Once again The Eclipse is a masterpiece! Juicing it up on the washer/dryer really brings it to life! The sound is great and video confirms it is definetly not the placebo effect!

Best Regards,

Darrylhifi on Audiogon

Jerry,

The Clairvoyant is all I hoped it would be. I even enjoy listening to all my old CD's again!! As I upgrade my system I will certainly be considering replacing speaker cables with Audiomagic products.

Thanks again,

Jean

Hi Jerry,

Thought I would give you some impressions of your Eclipse so far time on the bores so to speak is nearer 600 hours, (one question, is the 1000 hours quoted, as the running period, at idle or 'In use' so to speak.

Initial impressions, (cold out of the box) I had it just on the Wadia first, very impressive, we use a decent power conditioner any way , better than the Hydra 8, the Eclipse, was just more of every thing, the depth of field is awesome, the stage is expansive in the basic sense !!!, bass weight and SPEED were increased, detailed and dynamics went up another league, and the musical flow/groove was further enhanced beyond that of what I was expecting.

And that was just on the CDP, I had to wait another 3 days, I had to fabricate another 8 foot power chord for the inlet IEC on the Eclipse. After 2 days on the cooker the power lead was slipped into place and the Belcanto power amp hooked up.

Jeeze this thing is damn good, the presence/texture and sheer physical force of the sound went other worldly, the sound now has a solidity to it, I've never heard before (I do have a couple of guys (customers) who have £120K systems and these don't do this!!!!)

Its been steadily improving over the last 3 weeks or so. Basically, Jerry, in essence it's a Cracking piece of kit, a superb upgrade, although not cheap, if you have the system then I'd say its an imperative purchase.

Many thanks for assistance with the construction and purchase. I feel will we be doing more business in the future, BTW do you have a UK distributor? Many thanks Tone

Tony

Dear Audio Magic,

As you know 3 months ago I sold my Stealth 3 duplex and bought a Hydra 8 because the dealer who sold me the Stealth said it was better, after recieving it and running it for a month, it was obvious I made a huge mistake. I have since sold my Hydra and bought a Stealth XXX after speaking with you, 2 weeks of solid run time have shown the XXX to be far superior to the Hydra and the old Stealth. FANTASTIC JOB!. Me and my audiophile buddy will be comparing your XXX vs. his BPT tonight, I'll let you know.

Day 2: The Bpt is good, but not an Audio Magic XXX , expect another sale soon!.

Keep up the good work!.

Paul


After 40 hours w/ the PAD burn in CD and then another 30 w/ straight music on top of what I already had on these they finally jumped out at me. VERY good Jerry, VERY GOOD! They have the glorious midrange of the Omega Mikro and then have more body overall all as well. The top end is still not quite as extended as OM but it is much faster in the PRaT department and the top end is coming around more and more all the time. They are very sweet up top where you can pick up on the meat of the cymbals and not just the transparent shimmer that most like to hear from expensive cables. Still I find myself turning up the volume more than usual to get that extension but they are certainly not going anywhere anytime soon and I feel after all the 400 hours is complete they will get what I want on top too. I recommended them just tongiht to another OM fan over in Germany and will let a few others that I share cables w/ know later this week as time allows. I only wish that they were 4 feet instead of 3 meters to make up for that bit you lose w/ the terminations but that is a small bone to pick. I do just LOVE how the vocals are so HUGE and rich and NATURAL sounding and the transparency in the mids is amazing.

Thanks for some great work Jerry and I may be bak for more a bit later.

Best Regards,

Dan B.

Jerry,

I have now had the Stealth XXX in my system for almost 1 month. I promised you a review of this very special unit. Here it goes.

Any good review starts with the audio gear. The source for my music is an Audio Research CD1 running through wavelength audio electronics(300B amp) and ending in a set of Merlin VSM speakers. I always felt that the extended treble of the Merlins was balanced perfectly by the 300B amplifier. The wall electricity was fed through a Power Wedge conditioner.

In the months prior to adding the Stealth to my system, I had felt the system was somewhat dull. I wasn't entirely sure of the cause, but like any good audiophile I started changing some things around. The first thing I did was replace my NOS tubes with the more modern variety. While the music took on a "brighter" tone, it was still lacking in dynamics and life. I changed interconnects to no avail. I moved my speakers here and there. Again, to no avail. Almost as a last resort, I decided to replace the aging Power Wedge with your Stealth XXX.

It is very difficult to put into words the immediate and dramatic improvement in my system, but I will try to explain. Perhaps you have had the opportunity to see an old masterpiece painting before and after the old varnish as been removed. The masterpiece was always beautiful, but once it is cleaned every aspect of the painting is improved from the intensity of the colors to the ability to see the finest details. And so it was with the Stealth XXX. It was as if the addition of the Stealth washed away a layer of haze that had been sitting over the music. The music became cleaner, more dynamic, and more natural. The soundstage enlarged as I was carried into the music.

All is well again with my system. My NOS tubes are back in their rightful place and I am enjoying my CD collection once again. Without hesitation I give the Stealth XXX my highest recommendation. It is magical.

Richard Rodman

Thanks from a very satisfied customer. Adding the Stealth XXX to my system has made music more beautiful, dynamic, and fun to listen to.

Cheers,
Ron

Hi Audio Magic!

I received your power cord. First thought was that I should have bought more expensive one because it didn't look to impresive (well what can you expect for $99?). It was my first attempt over the simple computer grade cord because I didn't believe I could hear a difference, but difference isn't subtle at all! Music seems to flow now. Thank You and keep up with good (and cheap) work.

Best regards,
Wojciech.

I have had my friends Stealth XXX for just two days as he really insisted I try it, and I would just like to say, I hate you Audio Magic!. I recently bought the new Hydra and the Stealth XXX just beats it in every way, now I must sell my Hydra and buy the XXX or I won't be able to listen to my system again.

Awesome product Audio Magic!!!

D. Jennings
North Carolina

Jerry,

I don't no whether to thank you or to curse you!

I suppose initially I will thank you for the Stealth and the custom length Extreme interconnects. Since I have put them inline the sound my little 5 channel AV system (Yamaha DSP A1 and Vandersteens) is now generating is almost beyond my belief. The space, the depth, the openness is truly stunning. Imaging is now pinpoint. The quiet is quieter, the punch is punchier, the low end is much tighter; and, an audio haze I was never aware of has lifted unveiling. We are talking mid-level audiophile sound from a frigging receiver!?!

Clearly the sound improvement would justify an expenditure of 2-3 times what you are asking, but I haven't even mentioned improvements to the video side. The picture my TV, an HD 57" Sony XBR fully ISP calibrated, is now putting out has trumped all the improvements to the audio side of things. The picture I am seeing is LIQUAD! My satellite reception now looks like the progressive output from what my Denon DVD player used to output. The output of the DVD player now looks like nothing I have ever seen before -- I have no frame of reference simply because I have never seen a better picture on a TV of any kind at any price. I have literally exhausted my superlatives and to proceed amy further would sound contrived.

The reason I am cursing you is that my personal productivity, as one who home offices, has completely gone into the toilet. I cannot seem to pull myself out of the basement theater and keep from watching movies and listening to my CDs. I'm getting nothing done, but I'm loving every minute of it!

I can barely wait to get one of the digital mini Stealths in place and see what that does to the digital front end which is just running through my antique power wedges. If it generates just 1/10th of what the full Stealth it'll be a tremendous bargain.

Thanks again - I love you and hate you.

Respectfully yours,

Tim

Dear Jerry,

I received my Stealth Power Purifier some time back, and I am sorry for being quiet for all this while -- I am still trying to convince myself that my amazement and awe throughout my listening sessions are not arising from my "need" to justify the expense.

Thanks -- but now I have the problem of an urge to get another unit, or one of those mini units ...

Regards,

C H Lai

Hi Jerry,

Just a note to let you know how much I am truly enjoying my Stealth. You've really hit one out of the park with this. It has improved my system so much, that I definitely consider it a component and not an accessory. While the reviews were spot on in their observations as to audiophile improvements, I think the real genius of your product is how it lets you forget the sound and concentrate on the artistry and intent of the musicians and composers.

By the way, my TV has improved about 40% in picture quality and I can't wait to try it with my Sony W400Q LCD projector in the future. Another nice benefit is how great and detailed music sounds at much lower levels, also.

A wonderful product. One of the very best I have discovered in 30 years as an audiophile. Thanks again.

Best,

John J.
Reno

Hi Jerry,

Don't know if you remember me - you sent me my new stealth a few weeks ago, which I purchased through Hi-Fi Farm.

Let me first say how amazing my system sounds! ! I was skeptical after reading all of the reviews prior to buying (I have Hi-end stuff like Rowland, Muse etc), but your stealth has provided the single greatest improvement I've yet attained!

Alan K.


Dear Jerry,

I have run the Audio Magic Stealth Power Purifier now for about two weeks in my system and these would be my comments:

A change to the overall system sound was apperent from the first minutes of music I played, I had connected only my digital components (Transport and DAC) at first. On the first impression the sound was improved so I connected the remaining equipment - the effect on the sound was the same just more pronounced. Over the period of the first 5 CDs the sound got better and better gradually, after around 3 days of playing music with all components running from the Stealth I had the feeling that things had settled in a bit. By now the effects can be described pretty reliably and I will try to describe a little (I am from Germany so my English might be a bit funny at times, sorry).

The biggest improvement for me is overall naturalness of instruments and voices, closely followed by improved clarity and 'air' between instruments and ambience resolution in the recordings. This is consistent throughout every CD I played after installing the Stealth. The level of detail that is available, staging and layering of instruments have increased dramatically (and I thought before having the Stealth that my Merlin VSMs were excellent in that department already!). All this happens without any trace of forwardness or long time listening fatigue. What's more, the perceived traces of glare and harshness especially in classical music are gone since the Stealth is in my system. Frequency range seems extended for highs and lows, the decay of piano notes, strings or percussion instruments is awesome. There is also a better sense of timing and rhythm to the music, complex music passages are portrayed with more clarity and ease.

It is also apparent that the changes in sound that I noticed when I listened before between daytime and nighttime (the system sounded more involving and smooth at late night to early morning) are gone, the sound from the system is now very reliable and independent of the time of the day. This is great since I found it pretty frustrating to enjoy a record late at night a lot, then getting up on the next morning playing it again and wondering where the magic from the night before had suddenly gone. How big is the effect of the Stealth in my system? About as much as a significant upgrade of a component or even two, more significant than any improvements I have wrought from changes to the cabling (the speaker cables coming closest, the effect of the Stealth is leagues more obvious than those of interconnects or power cords!).

In conclusion the Stealth is now an integral component of my system that I wouldn't want to be without! It's real 'magic' lies in how much it contributes to the enjoyment of the music overall without unduly highlighting or any particular aspect or area of music reproduction. In terms of seeing the Stealth as an accessory it could be considered expensive, but seeing it for what it really is - a very important component - the Stealth must be one of the biggest bargains for music lovers or the best thing since sliced bread!

I am so convinced by your product that I am seriously thinking about telling just about every hifi fanatic here in Hong Kong that they must try one - would you be interested to have a distributor here in Hong Kong? I could think of doing it myself through people I already now and some Internet marketing as a side business, but I could also set you up with contacts from audio shops here in Hong Kong. Let me know if you would be interested at all and if what you would prefer.

Best regards from Hong Kong and thanks for such a great product, I still can't get over the sound I am getting from my system with the Stealth in place, I am loosing sleep over all the late nights I had playing my stereo recently!

Joerg


Jerry,

I'm blown away by the improvements you've made over the original Sorcerer product, not to mention what your power cords have done to my pre-amp and player.

Current System: B&W 803 Nautilus
Audio Research VT100 II
Sonic Frontiers Pre-Amp
Rega Planet

I'm convinced you made a deal with the devil somewhere along the line!

Take it easy,

Randy K
Castle Rock, Colorado

Was listening to it in my main system last night (Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player, MF NuVista M3 Amplifier biamped with MF A3.2 Amp, Monitor Audio GR 60 speakers), : could not get myself to bed. It needs breaking in? It already sounds better than any other power conditioner I have used including the Hydra, PS Audio 600, Fuhrman..... It is a remarkable product and deserves the great feedback it is getting at audiogon (where I heard about it) and at enjoythemusic.com (where I read the reviews). I am saving up to get at least 2 more for my home theatre and secondary stereo systems!

best regards,

P Pillay
Singapore

Hey Jerry,

What can I say? Here's what: Your product is the best thing I have done to my system in 6 years. I am going to skip all the superlatives because I am not good and the high fidelity adjectival lingo. I was (am) going to get new speakers and integrated, but now, with this new baby, and all the wonderful things I'm listening to, I will be able to wait 'til, at least, the fall. I don't know what you have in this 2 pounder, but it's killer. Audiogon, and the like, will get a great word from me. Also: Tony Kob, whom I purchased the Stealth from, was great. I'm running, when not listening to my stereo, a space heater, that's drawing a good solid high amperage current. It's definitely speeding up the break-in. I have the heater plugged into the far right outlet, like you said. Question: Should I plug into the other outlets? Any other cool things you can recommend would be appreciated.

Great product Jerry.

Best,

warrren

Hola:

Wow!!! This week I had the opportunity to audition a Xtream power cord and Excalibur II interconnect on my system and the experience was short of amazing. Those cables were loaned to me by a friend and distributor of your line in Puerto Rico, German Corujo. He is a friend since many years and he told me about the excellent performance of AM cables and how they beat more expensive cables. It was true and more....

I put the Excalibur II from my Channel Island modified Link DAC to my McCormack RLD-1 preamplifier. All other cables are not to the level of the II's , being the Kimber PBJ I/C's my best cables. Also, I use Kimber 8TC and XLO Pro 1200 as my speaker cables.

Even thought, the additional air, detail, timbre, soundstage and musicality was extremely noticeable. My system was sounding so good that it make me wonder what it is capable of , using AM all the way from digital. power, I/C and speaker cables.

Only when I changed from a Parasound preamplifier to my McCormack RLD-1, I noticed such a change, but not in the same amount. The cable make a more radical change.

German told me that you have an affordable line of speaker cables and I/C that are amazing as well. I asked him for some of those to check then out.

Congratulations, you have great products and a well deserved reputation.

Thanks,

Jose Garcia.

Hi, Jerry,

I've had my Audio Magic Stealth for two weeks and a couple of days, and would estimate the burn-in time I've done with a 1500 watt space heater to be 75 hours.

Yesterday was the first day I heard really full bass, which is great news since that was the only area where my Hydra had subjectively bettered the Stealth until now. All of a sudden yesterday afternoon, I noticed how good the bass was, even without my subwoofer. This is something I never expected with my Decware Zen SET amp, and something I never heard with the Hydra.

There was some unpleasant brightness in the first week, and that is completely gone by now.

When I first heard the Stealth in comparison with the Hydra, I felt like raving over what a huge improvement the Stealth was. Now that I've gotten used to the sound with the Stealth, and as it starts to burn in, I don't feel like raving so much because everything is sounding the way it is supposed to sound, very natural and convincing, not calling attention to itself. There was something about the sound with the Hydra which called attention to itself, a kind of surrealism as opposed to a natural realism. With the Hydra, I was getting up frequently to tweak, and with the Stealth I spend more time just listening.

I would concur with Srajan's enjoythemusic.com review in nearly all respects. Resolution, soundstage depth and image focus are all greatly improved over the Hydra.

I'm looking forward to further improvements in the next hudreds of hours. Thanks for a great product!

"Mr. Gil

On the Excaliber II

Hi,

I just picked up 6M pair of Excaliber II interconnects from a local dealer. I had some concerns about the length, since I was formerly using a 1M Silver Audio Hyacinth cable.

The Excaliber II cables sound great! What I enjoy most is how harmonic tones from instruments seem fuller and the instruments more real.

Thanks for making a great product, nice job. When my budget allows I will definitely be switching my system to other Audio Magic products.

Lynn

Hi, Srajan,

I was enjoying some of your reviews today, particularly the "Walkerisms" piece in the latest EnjoyTheMusic.com. I think the incisiveness and style of your writing is terrific. I was reminded to write to you about my experiences with the Audio Magic Stealth

After a lengthy (300 hrs+) burnin with a 1500-watt space heater, everything sounds exactly to my liking. Maybe I can stop being an audiophile and just listen to music for awhile. :-)

I almost forgot that the Stealth was in the system until I lent it to a friend a few days ago. I can't bear to listen until the Stealth returns. Thank you so much for reviewing this component so accurately. There is nothing about the Shunyata Hydra that I miss.

I've never found a polite way to pass along the spelling of a word, so I'll just drop the word epitome here as a replacement for epidemy and hope I have not been too rude in doing so.

Thanks again!

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Customer Product Reviews

Jerry,
 
As I explained on the phone, I’m an audio skeptic. I popped the Pulse Gen ZX in my modified universal. After about 1.5 hours I heard some subtle improvement. I was able to try three placements for the ZX and settled on one near the power supply (as you had suggested) and left it for the night Oh, well. Frankly, not what I expected, but you had also mentioned that leaving it connected would lead to further improvements.
 
Today I warmed up the system and put on a disc. At noon MST I stepped into a live performance. I had the “It never did that” reaction. I don’t know what is in this little black box and really don’t care. It allows my source to be the best is has ever been and that is pretty damn good. Thank you!
 
You said these little devices are addictive. You are absolutely correct.  In fact, when you have a chance can you put together another one for me? I have to try this effect in my amp and don’t dare take it out of the universal. Thanks for my share of audio magic. 
 
Regards,
 
Phil



Hi Jerry,
 
For an update, I now have a Pulse Gen ZX in my HTPC and in my main Butler tube hybrid amp and the music is sweet. The highs are extending and the bass is tonally deeper. Everything has been cleansed w/o being made too intense. In fact it's like the harshness has been drained... or so I thought 'til today when I received my 2 small Quantum Noise Disrupters. As you suggested, I placed them over my 2 Butler amp's transformers and I can only liken what I've received as nirvana heaven. With the combination of the Pulse Gen ZX next to the transformer and the Noise Disrupter over the transformer on my main Butler amp, any possible hardness has been drained and I'm listening to music at volumes that I could never comfortably listen to before because of the intense clarity of my system. These 2 products together have tamed my system to the point of perfection for me. I still have my Sunfire processor to do a Pulse Gen ZX install on along with my 2nd Butler rear channels amp but I could stop now and be totally satisfied. Curiosity of course won't allow me to. I will be using a Shakti Stone over the Sunfire's transformer cuz that's what I have available but I just had to write and tell you how impressed I was with your small Quantum Noise Disrupters. Even tho I haven't yet put a ZX in my rear Butler amp, just having the Noise disrupter over the transformer made a noticeable improvement tonite while I was watching the Red Sox game in Dolby Digital on NESN HD. I could swear I could pinpoint the seatings of those loudmouth fans around me. I can't wait to install a Pulse Gen ZX in my rear Butler amp now. It's a guarantee I'll be placing another order soon, it's just a matter of me figuring out how many of what... cuz the combination of your 2 products on a component is simply incredible... at least on my main Butler amp!
 
I am simply tooooo happy Jerry.
Cheers,
Robin B.



Hi Jerry.

I just wanted to follow-up with you quickly to let you know that I had picked up an original Stealth Power Purifier (serial number 11461...as a side note: are you able to look up how old this unit is with this reference; also, how long do you break the units in before shipping?) and introduced it into my mid-to-lower-hi-fi tube system, and must congratulate you on this unit! Never have I experienced such an improvement (and not subtle, either) - short of complete upgrades of components here and there - in my system; it's pretty crazy. This is the last frontier for a while for me, I think. I've had some pretty nice PLC's come my way (some were pretty beneficial; others not so much), but none have done what your product has accomplished. Bravo! Not to sound like a sound-bite or anything, but this is seriously not leaving any system I have or will have. Maybe someday I'll upgrade to a XXX-like unit (or whatever you might offer at the time), but this is staying. You've won over any future business of mine. Keep it up Jerry.

Thanks!

Jason



Hi Jerry,

I trust very few of these reviewers as you never know their system/room etc, but its not a bad discription of the effects of the ZX.

My feeling is that it has brought the belcanto ice power modules (which the ZXs are installed) even closer to the best amps I have ever had in my system, the Halcro DM58s. They are so clean,fast and utterly invisable that its like a miracle, but extreemly expensive.

For the cost and effort this is a good time to be an audiophile, and you are helping us reach that audio nirvana we strive for.

I would say the ZX realizes the potential of the equipment its put in, and frees the sound both dynamically and distortion wise.

I will order more shortly (as soon as I have the guts to open my DCS and fiddle).

Best

Chad



Ok. The amps (Belcanto Ref1000 monos with small tweaks) have been on for about 1 hour with the pulse gen ZX installed. The amps work, I am still alive, and my hair is not sticking up and smoking!

Well I have been subjected to the most detailed believable sound I have ever heard. Soundstaging so defined I can hardly believe it. I was listening to an old CD called Oxygen by JM Jarre. Its an old synth classic from 1976. At the end of the tracks I could hear all the noise from the old synth outputs and the various studio e
ffects units ground hum and just old school noise/hiss. This was never in such focus and not so convincing and correct before.

My system was already very good and maybe having the clarity I had before has made the effect of the Gen ZX more obvious. For sure the presentation is as natural as I have ever heard.

Good work! I guess I need to see if I can fit them into my DCS now...

Regards

Chad


Hi Jerry,
 
Sorry for not getting the result to you any sooner, since I was having some replacements made in my system.
 
Let me tell you about the first day I received the Mini. I let the Mini plugged in for just about a couple of hours before I sat down with a friend. When I heard it, I wanted to shake your hand! The music is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better! What really first impressed me was much darker in the background, wider and deeper sound stage. And with that darker background, I could really hear a lot more details. It's just so much more transparent. I really couldn't believe it! And it was not broken in yet! My friend said that he had never listened to the same song anywhere as beautiful as this time.
 
After it was broken in, I let a friend borrowed it because I really wanted him to try it on his system. A day later, he called me and said that he would get one soon. I asked him how it was? And he said "Now I get the name of this company, since it's really like magic"
 
Jerry, your products are really amazing. I happen to have Xstream IC, Excalibur II IC, Xstream PC, and the Mini. And they've got this flavor of sound that I really appreciate no matter it's IC, PC, or power conds. Your stuffs don't sound like the others out there but better for me and I really enjoy it.
 
The next thing I really want to try is your speaker cable. That's the only thing I don't have from Audio Magic!

Thanks
Obb

P.S. I've heard a lot of great things about you from Lev from Milwaukee. He actually introduced me to your product. And I feel that I was really lucky to know about your products.


Hi Jerry
I've been using the Mini for about 2 weeks and am quite impressed.It cleaned up the sound,deepened the stage and allows images and backup singers to be seen and heard. This lightweight unit makes the BPT 2 Ultra and RGPC 400's i've used sound broken and maybe they were.

Now i am wondering what your Stealth XXX or Eclipse II would do for me.

Also i'm thinking of adding one of your power cords to my Linn Linto phonostage. Which would you suggest?

Best
ed

Jerry,
 
It was a pleasure speaking with you and I just can't tell you enough about how happy I am with your product. I feel very lucky to have bought it as I was looking for a really good power conditioner. The serial number for my unit it sn#11930. If I could get any information pertaining to my unit, I would very much appreciate it. I just want to have it for historical purposes. I'm going to be keeping this unit for a very long time.
 
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Mike

Hi Jerry:
 
Just a note of thanks for repairing my cord. You guys went beyond the call of duty on this & I just wanted to express my appreciation. It's companies like yours that make this such a great hobby.
 
Regards,
 
Jac Steinberger

Hi Jerry, I am very impressed with the new wire, both the Sorcerer 4D and Illusion 4D digital cables you sent out are noticeably better than previous generations. I was quite impressed by the new Sorcerer, but immediately noticed an improvement in resolution when the new Illusion digital landed. What is it about the Illusion that makes it sound so much better, just more wire?

The Stealth XXX was also interesting, much better than the old Stealth. I am still flipping switches to find the best setting for my gear, but I can hear the difference in the different positions. It was especially interesting and easiest to see the improvement in my projection system. Better colors, lower noise by a significant margin over the old Stealth. It looks like your latest generation of wire and conditioners are a noticeable improvement, good work,

Take Care,

E. Devlin,
Greyhaven Audio/Video

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Jerry is excellent, very very smooth transaction, great coms and highly recommended. If you haven't had the pleasure i suggest you do. AudioMagic are truly the best PLC's on the market.

Jerry,
 
It is funny with us audiophiles because we are such a fickle neurotic group. When I didn't have the Clairvoyant SE in my rig, I thought I could live without it--the Audience Au24 S/PDIF cable is that good. Then, I placed the Clairvoyant in....shit what a difference!  When before I thought I had great bass definition, soundstaging and imaging, now I have deeper bass, better overall instrument soundstaging and imaging, while at the same time being never bright or etched--the Clairvoyant SE just lets all of the music through unmolested. Wow! What a musical cable. Jerry you did it again to me, I am sending you a check!
 
Thanks,
 
Jeff

Hi Jerry:
 
I received the Sorcerer cables today. Plugged them into my preamp ad amp andlet them cook in for a few hours. They replaced VenHaus Flavor 2 cryo which are fully broken in.
 
All I can say is holy effin' $#!t!!!!
 
Man, I'm hearing resolution like I've never heard before. I also noted how colored the VH cables are compared to the Sorcerers. The Sorcerers also handily beat out the similarily priced Running Springs/Cardas Mongoose. While the Mongoose also lacks coloration, the Sorcerers brought out more texture and resolution and seem to have increased dynamic range by 2-3 dB.
 
I can only imagine what a Clairvoyant sounds like!
 
Anyway, I like 'em.
 
Thanks,
Mike


Hi Jerry,
 
After 7 days of brokin (168 hr), I think it's the best power conditioner I have used, better than Monster Htps 7000, Shunyata Hydra 8, Chang lightspeed ht 1000 and many others. I think it's just the beginning and after 200 or 300 hr more, it'll sound better again.

WOW! You make really good product, Jerry.

Soon I think to try your speaker cable.
 
Thanks a lot,

Jean-Guy


Jerry,

This is just a preliminary report. First, my equipment is very good and very transparent. Pass Labs 250.5 amp, X-1 preamp, Electrocompaniet EMC-1 24/192 upsampling CD player and Legacy Signature III loudspeakers. Sounds so good that I've bought and sold power conditioners from MIT, Shunyata, and Equitech. So, now I've purchased your new XXX Purifier. Not broken in yet, of course. Let me tell you this. This unit is THE BEST component I have ever purchased. Sounds better than anything else I've owned. Wide, deep soundstage. Great well defined bass. The highs are VERY detailed, yet not bright. No grain or harshness whatsoever. I'm still "playing" with the filter matching, which is such a great innovation. If anyone wants to email me for my opinion, feel free to give them my address. I am so satisfied and very pleased with this unit. And it's not close to being broken in yet. Will email you back in a week or so with an update. Thanks so much for letting me be one of the first ones to try this product. It is truly a breakthrough and should help everyone out here with your filter matching capabilities. I forgot to mention that I also have a dedicated outlet for my equipment.

Thanks Again,

Rick Davis

I received the Eclipse yesterday. Cold out of the box it was amazing and outclassed my prevoius transformer based PLC. I don't want to go through the hypes often used in these cases, but I considered the purchase of the Eclipse the single most important improvement in my system in the last three years. I would warmly recommend it to all my audio buddies.

Keep-up the excellent work!

Best wishes for the new year from Venice,

Michele

Hello.

I bought a used Audio Magic Stealth from a guy on Audiogon and had it shipped directly to you for an upgrade to the supper filter. you told me to hook it up to a heater for a few days to break it in. I didn't follow your instructions and hooked it to my system as soon as I received it. I can't believe the difference it makes! Every thing sounds better and I don't mean in a small way. I can hear all the fine details to the music and the base slam really makes me wonder if I'll need the new Revel B15a I ordered. My system is somewhat high end and very capable. I believe your unit allowed my system to perform to it's potential. If it needs to break in to be it's best then that will just be icing on the cake. Thank you for inventing something that really works well!

John A.

Jerry,

Received the IIlusion pc today. Most times this level of improvement means changing components and that doesn't always mean for the better. Not so with this cord. I have tried probably 20 power cords and none have provided an equal level of improvement. Usually a new pc takes about 2 days to find out if it is worthwhile but this one showed its greatness in about 10 minutes. And that is with a Sim W-5 amp that always takes 2-3 days to settle down even if you turn it off for a simple cord change out. If you have any 'Stealth'line conditioners and another Illusion pc let me know. I'd like to get another setup to loan out to audio shops and to friends .I am sure it will be as convincing as it is on my system.

Thanks again,

Peter D.

Hi Jerry,

Glad to report The Eclipse is a winner ! The turning point is one day I decided to work from home {Im in the travel business}. So I bought some extension cords from the hardware store and ran the washer/dryer all day on the eclipse {along with some fans , a double bulb lamp , and a few other goodies thrown in} made a major difference in the eclipse {and made my wife happy as all the laundry got done!}

The sound is great {that was expected because I heard what the Matrix could do} but what really surprised me was the video. I had it tweaked with a Tice and a Ultimate outlet, so it was already in jaw dropping condition, but I gotta admit you have it beat ! The range of colors is magnificient !

The only wish I would say for the Eclipse would be more digital circuts , as when you combine audio with Home Theater as I do , you have so many components that are digitally based. {Perhaps a mini Eclipse digital would be a great future product}.

Once again The Eclipse is a masterpiece! Juicing it up on the washer/dryer really brings it to life! The sound is great and video confirms it is definetly not the placebo effect!

Best Regards,

Darrylhifi on Audiogon

Jerry,

The Clairvoyant is all I hoped it would be. I even enjoy listening to all my old CD's again!! As I upgrade my system I will certainly be considering replacing speaker cables with Audiomagic products.

Thanks again,

Jean

Hi Jerry,

Thought I would give you some impressions of your Eclipse so far time on the bores so to speak is nearer 600 hours, (one question, is the 1000 hours quoted, as the running period, at idle or 'In use' so to speak.

Initial impressions, (cold out of the box) I had it just on the Wadia first, very impressive, we use a decent power conditioner any way , better than the Hydra 8, the Eclipse, was just more of every thing, the depth of field is awesome, the stage is expansive in the basic sense !!!, bass weight and SPEED were increased, detailed and dynamics went up another league, and the musical flow/groove was further enhanced beyond that of what I was expecting.

And that was just on the CDP, I had to wait another 3 days, I had to fabricate another 8 foot power chord for the inlet IEC on the Eclipse. After 2 days on the cooker the power lead was slipped into place and the Belcanto power amp hooked up.

Jeeze this thing is damn good, the presence/texture and sheer physical force of the sound went other worldly, the sound now has a solidity to it, I've never heard before (I do have a couple of guys (customers) who have £120K systems and these don't do this!!!!)

Its been steadily improving over the last 3 weeks or so. Basically, Jerry, in essence it's a Cracking piece of kit, a superb upgrade, although not cheap, if you have the system then I'd say its an imperative purchase.

Many thanks for assistance with the construction and purchase. I feel will we be doing more business in the future, BTW do you have a UK distributor? Many thanks Tone

Tony

Dear Audio Magic,

As you know 3 months ago I sold my Stealth 3 duplex and bought a Hydra 8 because the dealer who sold me the Stealth said it was better, after recieving it and running it for a month, it was obvious I made a huge mistake. I have since sold my Hydra and bought a Stealth XXX after speaking with you, 2 weeks of solid run time have shown the XXX to be far superior to the Hydra and the old Stealth. FANTASTIC JOB!. Me and my audiophile buddy will be comparing your XXX vs. his BPT tonight, I'll let you know.

Day 2: The Bpt is good, but not an Audio Magic XXX , expect another sale soon!.

Keep up the good work!.

Paul


After 40 hours w/ the PAD burn in CD and then another 30 w/ straight music on top of what I already had on these they finally jumped out at me. VERY good Jerry, VERY GOOD! They have the glorious midrange of the Omega Mikro and then have more body overall all as well. The top end is still not quite as extended as OM but it is much faster in the PRaT department and the top end is coming around more and more all the time. They are very sweet up top where you can pick up on the meat of the cymbals and not just the transparent shimmer that most like to hear from expensive cables. Still I find myself turning up the volume more than usual to get that extension but they are certainly not going anywhere anytime soon and I feel after all the 400 hours is complete they will get what I want on top too. I recommended them just tongiht to another OM fan over in Germany and will let a few others that I share cables w/ know later this week as time allows. I only wish that they were 4 feet instead of 3 meters to make up for that bit you lose w/ the terminations but that is a small bone to pick. I do just LOVE how the vocals are so HUGE and rich and NATURAL sounding and the transparency in the mids is amazing.

Thanks for some great work Jerry and I may be bak for more a bit later.

Best Regards,

Dan B.

Jerry,

I have now had the Stealth XXX in my system for almost 1 month. I promised you a review of this very special unit. Here it goes.

Any good review starts with the audio gear. The source for my music is an Audio Research CD1 running through wavelength audio electronics(300B amp) and ending in a set of Merlin VSM speakers. I always felt that the extended treble of the Merlins was balanced perfectly by the 300B amplifier. The wall electricity was fed through a Power Wedge conditioner.

In the months prior to adding the Stealth to my system, I had felt the system was somewhat dull. I wasn't entirely sure of the cause, but like any good audiophile I started changing some things around. The first thing I did was replace my NOS tubes with the more modern variety. While the music took on a "brighter" tone, it was still lacking in dynamics and life. I changed interconnects to no avail. I moved my speakers here and there. Again, to no avail. Almost as a last resort, I decided to replace the aging Power Wedge with your Stealth XXX.

It is very difficult to put into words the immediate and dramatic improvement in my system, but I will try to explain. Perhaps you have had the opportunity to see an old masterpiece painting before and after the old varnish as been removed. The masterpiece was always beautiful, but once it is cleaned every aspect of the painting is improved from the intensity of the colors to the ability to see the finest details. And so it was with the Stealth XXX. It was as if the addition of the Stealth washed away a layer of haze that had been sitting over the music. The music became cleaner, more dynamic, and more natural. The soundstage enlarged as I was carried into the music.

All is well again with my system. My NOS tubes are back in their rightful place and I am enjoying my CD collection once again. Without hesitation I give the Stealth XXX my highest recommendation. It is magical.

Richard Rodman

Thanks from a very satisfied customer. Adding the Stealth XXX to my system has made music more beautiful, dynamic, and fun to listen to.

Cheers,
Ron

Hi Audio Magic!

I received your power cord. First thought was that I should have bought more expensive one because it didn't look to impresive (well what can you expect for $99?). It was my first attempt over the simple computer grade cord because I didn't believe I could hear a difference, but difference isn't subtle at all! Music seems to flow now. Thank You and keep up with good (and cheap) work.

Best regards,
Wojciech.

I have had my friends Stealth XXX for just two days as he really insisted I try it, and I would just like to say, I hate you Audio Magic!. I recently bought the new Hydra and the Stealth XXX just beats it in every way, now I must sell my Hydra and buy the XXX or I won't be able to listen to my system again.

Awesome product Audio Magic!!!

D. Jennings
North Carolina

Jerry,

I don't no whether to thank you or to curse you!

I suppose initially I will thank you for the Stealth and the custom length Extreme interconnects. Since I have put them inline the sound my little 5 channel AV system (Yamaha DSP A1 and Vandersteens) is now generating is almost beyond my belief. The space, the depth, the openness is truly stunning. Imaging is now pinpoint. The quiet is quieter, the punch is punchier, the low end is much tighter; and, an audio haze I was never aware of has lifted unveiling. We are talking mid-level audiophile sound from a frigging receiver!?!

Clearly the sound improvement would justify an expenditure of 2-3 times what you are asking, but I haven't even mentioned improvements to the video side. The picture my TV, an HD 57" Sony XBR fully ISP calibrated, is now putting out has trumped all the improvements to the audio side of things. The picture I am seeing is LIQUAD! My satellite reception now looks like the progressive output from what my Denon DVD player used to output. The output of the DVD player now looks like nothing I have ever seen before -- I have no frame of reference simply because I have never seen a better picture on a TV of any kind at any price. I have literally exhausted my superlatives and to proceed amy further would sound contrived.

The reason I am cursing you is that my personal productivity, as one who home offices, has completely gone into the toilet. I cannot seem to pull myself out of the basement theater and keep from watching movies and listening to my CDs. I'm getting nothing done, but I'm loving every minute of it!

I can barely wait to get one of the digital mini Stealths in place and see what that does to the digital front end which is just running through my antique power wedges. If it generates just 1/10th of what the full Stealth it'll be a tremendous bargain.

Thanks again - I love you and hate you.

Respectfully yours,

Tim

Dear Jerry,

I received my Stealth Power Purifier some time back, and I am sorry for being quiet for all this while -- I am still trying to convince myself that my amazement and awe throughout my listening sessions are not arising from my "need" to justify the expense.

Thanks -- but now I have the problem of an urge to get another unit, or one of those mini units ...

Regards,

C H Lai

Hi Jerry,

Just a note to let you know how much I am truly enjoying my Stealth. You've really hit one out of the park with this. It has improved my system so much, that I definitely consider it a component and not an accessory. While the reviews were spot on in their observations as to audiophile improvements, I think the real genius of your product is how it lets you forget the sound and concentrate on the artistry and intent of the musicians and composers.

By the way, my TV has improved about 40% in picture quality and I can't wait to try it with my Sony W400Q LCD projector in the future. Another nice benefit is how great and detailed music sounds at much lower levels, also.

A wonderful product. One of the very best I have discovered in 30 years as an audiophile. Thanks again.

Best,

John J.
Reno

Hi Jerry,

Don't know if you remember me - you sent me my new stealth a few weeks ago, which I purchased through Hi-Fi Farm.

Let me first say how amazing my system sounds! ! I was skeptical after reading all of the reviews prior to buying (I have Hi-end stuff like Rowland, Muse etc), but your stealth has provided the single greatest improvement I've yet attained!

Alan K.


Dear Jerry,

I have run the Audio Magic Stealth Power Purifier now for about two weeks in my system and these would be my comments:

A change to the overall system sound was apperent from the first minutes of music I played, I had connected only my digital components (Transport and DAC) at first. On the first impression the sound was improved so I connected the remaining equipment - the effect on the sound was the same just more pronounced. Over the period of the first 5 CDs the sound got better and better gradually, after around 3 days of playing music with all components running from the Stealth I had the feeling that things had settled in a bit. By now the effects can be described pretty reliably and I will try to describe a little (I am from Germany so my English might be a bit funny at times, sorry).

The biggest improvement for me is overall naturalness of instruments and voices, closely followed by improved clarity and 'air' between instruments and ambience resolution in the recordings. This is consistent throughout every CD I played after installing the Stealth. The level of detail that is available, staging and layering of instruments have increased dramatically (and I thought before having the Stealth that my Merlin VSMs were excellent in that department already!). All this happens without any trace of forwardness or long time listening fatigue. What's more, the perceived traces of glare and harshness especially in classical music are gone since the Stealth is in my system. Frequency range seems extended for highs and lows, the decay of piano notes, strings or percussion instruments is awesome. There is also a better sense of timing and rhythm to the music, complex music passages are portrayed with more clarity and ease.

It is also apparent that the changes in sound that I noticed when I listened before between daytime and nighttime (the system sounded more involving and smooth at late night to early morning) are gone, the sound from the system is now very reliable and independent of the time of the day. This is great since I found it pretty frustrating to enjoy a record late at night a lot, then getting up on the next morning playing it again and wondering where the magic from the night before had suddenly gone. How big is the effect of the Stealth in my system? About as much as a significant upgrade of a component or even two, more significant than any improvements I have wrought from changes to the cabling (the speaker cables coming closest, the effect of the Stealth is leagues more obvious than those of interconnects or power cords!).

In conclusion the Stealth is now an integral component of my system that I wouldn't want to be without! It's real 'magic' lies in how much it contributes to the enjoyment of the music overall without unduly highlighting or any particular aspect or area of music reproduction. In terms of seeing the Stealth as an accessory it could be considered expensive, but seeing it for what it really is - a very important component - the Stealth must be one of the biggest bargains for music lovers or the best thing since sliced bread!

I am so convinced by your product that I am seriously thinking about telling just about every hifi fanatic here in Hong Kong that they must try one - would you be interested to have a distributor here in Hong Kong? I could think of doing it myself through people I already now and some Internet marketing as a side business, but I could also set you up with contacts from audio shops here in Hong Kong. Let me know if you would be interested at all and if what you would prefer.

Best regards from Hong Kong and thanks for such a great product, I still can't get over the sound I am getting from my system with the Stealth in place, I am loosing sleep over all the late nights I had playing my stereo recently!

Joerg


Jerry,

I'm blown away by the improvements you've made over the original Sorcerer product, not to mention what your power cords have done to my pre-amp and player.

Current System: B&W 803 Nautilus
Audio Research VT100 II
Sonic Frontiers Pre-Amp
Rega Planet

I'm convinced you made a deal with the devil somewhere along the line!

Take it easy,

Randy K
Castle Rock, Colorado

Was listening to it in my main system last night (Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player, MF NuVista M3 Amplifier biamped with MF A3.2 Amp, Monitor Audio GR 60 speakers), : could not get myself to bed. It needs breaking in? It already sounds better than any other power conditioner I have used including the Hydra, PS Audio 600, Fuhrman..... It is a remarkable product and deserves the great feedback it is getting at audiogon (where I heard about it) and at enjoythemusic.com (where I read the reviews). I am saving up to get at least 2 more for my home theatre and secondary stereo systems!

best regards,

P Pillay
Singapore

Hey Jerry,

What can I say? Here's what: Your product is the best thing I have done to my system in 6 years. I am going to skip all the superlatives because I am not good and the high fidelity adjectival lingo. I was (am) going to get new speakers and integrated, but now, with this new baby, and all the wonderful things I'm listening to, I will be able to wait 'til, at least, the fall. I don't know what you have in this 2 pounder, but it's killer. Audiogon, and the like, will get a great word from me. Also: Tony Kob, whom I purchased the Stealth from, was great. I'm running, when not listening to my stereo, a space heater, that's drawing a good solid high amperage current. It's definitely speeding up the break-in. I have the heater plugged into the far right outlet, like you said. Question: Should I plug into the other outlets? Any other cool things you can recommend would be appreciated.

Great product Jerry.

Best,

warrren

Hola:

Wow!!! This week I had the opportunity to audition a Xtream power cord and Excalibur II interconnect on my system and the experience was short of amazing. Those cables were loaned to me by a friend and distributor of your line in Puerto Rico, German Corujo. He is a friend since many years and he told me about the excellent performance of AM cables and how they beat more expensive cables. It was true and more....

I put the Excalibur II from my Channel Island modified Link DAC to my McCormack RLD-1 preamplifier. All other cables are not to the level of the II's , being the Kimber PBJ I/C's my best cables. Also, I use Kimber 8TC and XLO Pro 1200 as my speaker cables.

Even thought, the additional air, detail, timbre, soundstage and musicality was extremely noticeable. My system was sounding so good that it make me wonder what it is capable of , using AM all the way from digital. power, I/C and speaker cables.

Only when I changed from a Parasound preamplifier to my McCormack RLD-1, I noticed such a change, but not in the same amount. The cable make a more radical change.

German told me that you have an affordable line of speaker cables and I/C that are amazing as well. I asked him for some of those to check then out.

Congratulations, you have great products and a well deserved reputation.

Thanks,

Jose Garcia.

Hi, Jerry,

I've had my Audio Magic Stealth for two weeks and a couple of days, and would estimate the burn-in time I've done with a 1500 watt space heater to be 75 hours.

Yesterday was the first day I heard really full bass, which is great news since that was the only area where my Hydra had subjectively bettered the Stealth until now. All of a sudden yesterday afternoon, I noticed how good the bass was, even without my subwoofer. This is something I never expected with my Decware Zen SET amp, and something I never heard with the Hydra.

There was some unpleasant brightness in the first week, and that is completely gone by now.

When I first heard the Stealth in comparison with the Hydra, I felt like raving over what a huge improvement the Stealth was. Now that I've gotten used to the sound with the Stealth, and as it starts to burn in, I don't feel like raving so much because everything is sounding the way it is supposed to sound, very natural and convincing, not calling attention to itself. There was something about the sound with the Hydra which called attention to itself, a kind of surrealism as opposed to a natural realism. With the Hydra, I was getting up frequently to tweak, and with the Stealth I spend more time just listening.

I would concur with Srajan's enjoythemusic.com review in nearly all respects. Resolution, soundstage depth and image focus are all greatly improved over the Hydra.

I'm looking forward to further improvements in the next hudreds of hours. Thanks for a great product!

"Mr. Gil

On the Excaliber II

Hi,

I just picked up 6M pair of Excaliber II interconnects from a local dealer. I had some concerns about the length, since I was formerly using a 1M Silver Audio Hyacinth cable.

The Excaliber II cables sound great! What I enjoy most is how harmonic tones from instruments seem fuller and the instruments more real.

Thanks for making a great product, nice job. When my budget allows I will definitely be switching my system to other Audio Magic products.

Lynn

Hi, Srajan,

I was enjoying some of your reviews today, particularly the "Walkerisms" piece in the latest EnjoyTheMusic.com. I think the incisiveness and style of your writing is terrific. I was reminded to write to you about my experiences with the Audio Magic Stealth

After a lengthy (300 hrs+) burnin with a 1500-watt space heater, everything sounds exactly to my liking. Maybe I can stop being an audiophile and just listen to music for awhile. :-)

I almost forgot that the Stealth was in the system until I lent it to a friend a few days ago. I can't bear to listen until the Stealth returns. Thank you so much for reviewing this component so accurately. There is nothing about the Shunyata Hydra that I miss.

I've never found a polite way to pass along the spelling of a word, so I'll just drop the word epitome here as a replacement for epidemy and hope I have not been too rude in doing so.

Thanks again!

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Hi Jerry,

I trust very few of these reviewers as you never know their system/room etc, but its not a bad discription of the effects of the ZX.

My feeling is that it has brought the belcanto ice power modules (which the ZXs are installed) even closer to the best amps I have ever had in my system, the Halcro DM58s. They are so clean,fast and utterly invisable that its like a miracle, but extreemly expensive.

For the cost and effort this is a good time to be an audiophile, and you are helping us reach that audio nirvana we strive for.

I would say the ZX realizes the potential of the equipment its put in, and frees the sound both dynamically and distortion wise.

I will order more shortly (as soon as I have the guts to open my DCS and fiddle).

Best

Chad



Ok. The amps (Belcanto Ref1000 monos with small tweaks) have been on for about 1 hour with the pulse gen ZX installed. The amps work, I am still alive, and my hair is not sticking up and smoking!

Well I have been subjected to the most detailed believable sound I have ever heard. Soundstaging so defined I can hardly believe it. I was listening to an old CD called Oxygen by JM Jarre. Its an old synth classic from 1976. At the end of the tracks I could hear all the noise from the old synth outputs and the various studio e
ffects units ground hum and just old school noise/hiss. This was never in such focus and not so convincing and correct before.

My system was already very good and maybe having the clarity I had before has made the effect of the Gen ZX more obvious. For sure the presentation is as natural as I have ever heard.

Good work! I guess I need to see if I can fit them into my DCS now...

Regards

Chad


Hi Jerry,
 
Sorry for not getting the result to you any sooner, since I was having some replacements made in my system.
 
Let me tell you about the first day I received the Mini. I let the Mini plugged in for just about a couple of hours before I sat down with a friend. When I heard it, I wanted to shake your hand! The music is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better! What really first impressed me was much darker in the background, wider and deeper sound stage. And with that darker background, I could really hear a lot more details. It's just so much more transparent. I really couldn't believe it! And it was not broken in yet! My friend said that he had never listened to the same song anywhere as beautiful as this time.
 
After it was broken in, I let a friend borrowed it because I really wanted him to try it on his system. A day later, he called me and said that he would get one soon. I asked him how it was? And he said "Now I get the name of this company, since it's really like magic"
 
Jerry, your products are really amazing. I happen to have Xstream IC, Excalibur II IC, Xstream PC, and the Mini. And they've got this flavor of sound that I really appreciate no matter it's IC, PC, or power conds. Your stuffs don't sound like the others out there but better for me and I really enjoy it.
 
The next thing I really want to try is your speaker cable. That's the only thing I don't have from Audio Magic!

Thanks
Obb

P.S. I've heard a lot of great things about you from Lev from Milwaukee. He actually introduced me to your product. And I feel that I was really lucky to know about your products.


Hi Jerry
I've been using the Mini for about 2 weeks and am quite impressed.It cleaned up the sound,deepened the stage and allows images and backup singers to be seen and heard. This lightweight unit makes the BPT 2 Ultra and RGPC 400's i've used sound broken and maybe they were.

Now i am wondering what your Stealth XXX or Eclipse II would do for me.

Also i'm thinking of adding one of your power cords to my Linn Linto phonostage. Which would you suggest?

Best
ed

Jerry,
 
It was a pleasure speaking with you and I just can't tell you enough about how happy I am with your product. I feel very lucky to have bought it as I was looking for a really good power conditioner. The serial number for my unit it sn#11930. If I could get any information pertaining to my unit, I would very much appreciate it. I just want to have it for historical purposes. I'm going to be keeping this unit for a very long time.
 
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Mike

Hi Jerry:
 
Just a note of thanks for repairing my cord. You guys went beyond the call of duty on this & I just wanted to express my appreciation. It's companies like yours that make this such a great hobby.
 
Regards,
 
Jac Steinberger

Hi Jerry, I am very impressed with the new wire, both the Sorcerer 4D and Illusion 4D digital cables you sent out are noticeably better than previous generations. I was quite impressed by the new Sorcerer, but immediately noticed an improvement in resolution when the new Illusion digital landed. What is it about the Illusion that makes it sound so much better, just more wire?

The Stealth XXX was also interesting, much better than the old Stealth. I am still flipping switches to find the best setting for my gear, but I can hear the difference in the different positions. It was especially interesting and easiest to see the improvement in my projection system. Better colors, lower noise by a significant margin over the old Stealth. It looks like your latest generation of wire and conditioners are a noticeable improvement, good work,

Take Care,

E. Devlin,
Greyhaven Audio/Video

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Jerry is excellent, very very smooth transaction, great coms and highly recommended. If you haven't had the pleasure i suggest you do. AudioMagic are truly the best PLC's on the market.

Jerry,
 
It is funny with us audiophiles because we are such a fickle neurotic group. When I didn't have the Clairvoyant SE in my rig, I thought I could live without it--the Audience Au24 S/PDIF cable is that good. Then, I placed the Clairvoyant in....shit what a difference!  When before I thought I had great bass definition, soundstaging and imaging, now I have deeper bass, better overall instrument soundstaging and imaging, while at the same time being never bright or etched--the Clairvoyant SE just lets all of the music through unmolested. Wow! What a musical cable. Jerry you did it again to me, I am sending you a check!
 
Thanks,
 
Jeff

Hi Jerry:
 
I received the Sorcerer cables today. Plugged them into my preamp ad amp andlet them cook in for a few hours. They replaced VenHaus Flavor 2 cryo which are fully broken in.
 
All I can say is holy effin' $#!t!!!!
 
Man, I'm hearing resolution like I've never heard before. I also noted how colored the VH cables are compared to the Sorcerers. The Sorcerers also handily beat out the similarily priced Running Springs/Cardas Mongoose. While the Mongoose also lacks coloration, the Sorcerers brought out more texture and resolution and seem to have increased dynamic range by 2-3 dB.
 
I can only imagine what a Clairvoyant sounds like!
 
Anyway, I like 'em.
 
Thanks,
Mike


Hi Jerry,
 
After 7 days of brokin (168 hr), I think it's the best power conditioner I have used, better than Monster Htps 7000, Shunyata Hydra 8, Chang lightspeed ht 1000 and many others. I think it's just the beginning and after 200 or 300 hr more, it'll sound better again.

WOW! You make really good product, Jerry.

Soon I think to try your speaker cable.
 
Thanks a lot,

Jean-Guy


Jerry,

This is just a preliminary report. First, my equipment is very good and very transparent. Pass Labs 250.5 amp, X-1 preamp, Electrocompaniet EMC-1 24/192 upsampling CD player and Legacy Signature III loudspeakers. Sounds so good that I've bought and sold power conditioners from MIT, Shunyata, and Equitech. So, now I've purchased your new XXX Purifier. Not broken in yet, of course. Let me tell you this. This unit is THE BEST component I have ever purchased. Sounds better than anything else I've owned. Wide, deep soundstage. Great well defined bass. The highs are VERY detailed, yet not bright. No grain or harshness whatsoever. I'm still "playing" with the filter matching, which is such a great innovation. If anyone wants to email me for my opinion, feel free to give them my address. I am so satisfied and very pleased with this unit. And it's not close to being broken in yet. Will email you back in a week or so with an update. Thanks so much for letting me be one of the first ones to try this product. It is truly a breakthrough and should help everyone out here with your filter matching capabilities. I forgot to mention that I also have a dedicated outlet for my equipment.

Thanks Again,

Rick Davis

I received the Eclipse yesterday. Cold out of the box it was amazing and outclassed my prevoius transformer based PLC. I don't want to go through the hypes often used in these cases, but I considered the purchase of the Eclipse the single most important improvement in my system in the last three years. I would warmly recommend it to all my audio buddies.

Keep-up the excellent work!

Best wishes for the new year from Venice,

Michele

Hello.

I bought a used Audio Magic Stealth from a guy on Audiogon and had it shipped directly to you for an upgrade to the supper filter. you told me to hook it up to a heater for a few days to break it in. I didn't follow your instructions and hooked it to my system as soon as I received it. I can't believe the difference it makes! Every thing sounds better and I don't mean in a small way. I can hear all the fine details to the music and the base slam really makes me wonder if I'll need the new Revel B15a I ordered. My system is somewhat high end and very capable. I believe your unit allowed my system to perform to it's potential. If it needs to break in to be it's best then that will just be icing on the cake. Thank you for inventing something that really works well!

John A.

Jerry,

Received the IIlusion pc today. Most times this level of improvement means changing components and that doesn't always mean for the better. Not so with this cord. I have tried probably 20 power cords and none have provided an equal level of improvement. Usually a new pc takes about 2 days to find out if it is worthwhile but this one showed its greatness in about 10 minutes. And that is with a Sim W-5 amp that always takes 2-3 days to settle down even if you turn it off for a simple cord change out. If you have any 'Stealth'line conditioners and another Illusion pc let me know. I'd like to get another setup to loan out to audio shops and to friends .I am sure it will be as convincing as it is on my system.

Thanks again,

Peter D.

Hi Jerry,

Glad to report The Eclipse is a winner ! The turning point is one day I decided to work from home {Im in the travel business}. So I bought some extension cords from the hardware store and ran the washer/dryer all day on the eclipse {along with some fans , a double bulb lamp , and a few other goodies thrown in} made a major difference in the eclipse {and made my wife happy as all the laundry got done!}

The sound is great {that was expected because I heard what the Matrix could do} but what really surprised me was the video. I had it tweaked with a Tice and a Ultimate outlet, so it was already in jaw dropping condition, but I gotta admit you have it beat ! The range of colors is magnificient !

The only wish I would say for the Eclipse would be more digital circuts , as when you combine audio with Home Theater as I do , you have so many components that are digitally based. {Perhaps a mini Eclipse digital would be a great future product}.

Once again The Eclipse is a masterpiece! Juicing it up on the washer/dryer really brings it to life! The sound is great and video confirms it is definetly not the placebo effect!

Best Regards,

Darrylhifi on Audiogon

Jerry,

The Clairvoyant is all I hoped it would be. I even enjoy listening to all my old CD's again!! As I upgrade my system I will certainly be considering replacing speaker cables with Audiomagic products.

Thanks again,

Jean

Hi Jerry,

Thought I would give you some impressions of your Eclipse so far time on the bores so to speak is nearer 600 hours, (one question, is the 1000 hours quoted, as the running period, at idle or 'In use' so to speak.

Initial impressions, (cold out of the box) I had it just on the Wadia first, very impressive, we use a decent power conditioner any way , better than the Hydra 8, the Eclipse, was just more of every thing, the depth of field is awesome, the stage is expansive in the basic sense !!!, bass weight and SPEED were increased, detailed and dynamics went up another league, and the musical flow/groove was further enhanced beyond that of what I was expecting.

And that was just on the CDP, I had to wait another 3 days, I had to fabricate another 8 foot power chord for the inlet IEC on the Eclipse. After 2 days on the cooker the power lead was slipped into place and the Belcanto power amp hooked up.

Jeeze this thing is damn good, the presence/texture and sheer physical force of the sound went other worldly, the sound now has a solidity to it, I've never heard before (I do have a couple of guys (customers) who have £120K systems and these don't do this!!!!)

Its been steadily improving over the last 3 weeks or so. Basically, Jerry, in essence it's a Cracking piece of kit, a superb upgrade, although not cheap, if you have the system then I'd say its an imperative purchase.

Many thanks for assistance with the construction and purchase. I feel will we be doing more business in the future, BTW do you have a UK distributor? Many thanks Tone

Tony

Dear Audio Magic,

As you know 3 months ago I sold my Stealth 3 duplex and bought a Hydra 8 because the dealer who sold me the Stealth said it was better, after recieving it and running it for a month, it was obvious I made a huge mistake. I have since sold my Hydra and bought a Stealth XXX after speaking with you, 2 weeks of solid run time have shown the XXX to be far superior to the Hydra and the old Stealth. FANTASTIC JOB!. Me and my audiophile buddy will be comparing your XXX vs. his BPT tonight, I'll let you know.

Day 2: The Bpt is good, but not an Audio Magic XXX , expect another sale soon!.

Keep up the good work!.

Paul


After 40 hours w/ the PAD burn in CD and then another 30 w/ straight music on top of what I already had on these they finally jumped out at me. VERY good Jerry, VERY GOOD! They have the glorious midrange of the Omega Mikro and then have more body overall all as well. The top end is still not quite as extended as OM but it is much faster in the PRaT department and the top end is coming around more and more all the time. They are very sweet up top where you can pick up on the meat of the cymbals and not just the transparent shimmer that most like to hear from expensive cables. Still I find myself turning up the volume more than usual to get that extension but they are certainly not going anywhere anytime soon and I feel after all the 400 hours is complete they will get what I want on top too. I recommended them just tongiht to another OM fan over in Germany and will let a few others that I share cables w/ know later this week as time allows. I only wish that they were 4 feet instead of 3 meters to make up for that bit you lose w/ the terminations but that is a small bone to pick. I do just LOVE how the vocals are so HUGE and rich and NATURAL sounding and the transparency in the mids is amazing.

Thanks for some great work Jerry and I may be bak for more a bit later.

Best Regards,

Dan B.

Jerry,

I have now had the Stealth XXX in my system for almost 1 month. I promised you a review of this very special unit. Here it goes.

Any good review starts with the audio gear. The source for my music is an Audio Research CD1 running through wavelength audio electronics(300B amp) and ending in a set of Merlin VSM speakers. I always felt that the extended treble of the Merlins was balanced perfectly by the 300B amplifier. The wall electricity was fed through a Power Wedge conditioner.

In the months prior to adding the Stealth to my system, I had felt the system was somewhat dull. I wasn't entirely sure of the cause, but like any good audiophile I started changing some things around. The first thing I did was replace my NOS tubes with the more modern variety. While the music took on a "brighter" tone, it was still lacking in dynamics and life. I changed interconnects to no avail. I moved my speakers here and there. Again, to no avail. Almost as a last resort, I decided to replace the aging Power Wedge with your Stealth XXX.

It is very difficult to put into words the immediate and dramatic improvement in my system, but I will try to explain. Perhaps you have had the opportunity to see an old masterpiece painting before and after the old varnish as been removed. The masterpiece was always beautiful, but once it is cleaned every aspect of the painting is improved from the intensity of the colors to the ability to see the finest details. And so it was with the Stealth XXX. It was as if the addition of the Stealth washed away a layer of haze that had been sitting over the music. The music became cleaner, more dynamic, and more natural. The soundstage enlarged as I was carried into the music.

All is well again with my system. My NOS tubes are back in their rightful place and I am enjoying my CD collection once again. Without hesitation I give the Stealth XXX my highest recommendation. It is magical.

Richard Rodman

Thanks from a very satisfied customer. Adding the Stealth XXX to my system has made music more beautiful, dynamic, and fun to listen to.

Cheers,
Ron

Hi Audio Magic!

I received your power cord. First thought was that I should have bought more expensive one because it didn't look to impresive (well what can you expect for $99?). It was my first attempt over the simple computer grade cord because I didn't believe I could hear a difference, but difference isn't subtle at all! Music seems to flow now. Thank You and keep up with good (and cheap) work.

Best regards,
Wojciech.

I have had my friends Stealth XXX for just two days as he really insisted I try it, and I would just like to say, I hate you Audio Magic!. I recently bought the new Hydra and the Stealth XXX just beats it in every way, now I must sell my Hydra and buy the XXX or I won't be able to listen to my system again.

Awesome product Audio Magic!!!

D. Jennings
North Carolina

Jerry,

I don't no whether to thank you or to curse you!

I suppose initially I will thank you for the Stealth and the custom length Extreme interconnects. Since I have put them inline the sound my little 5 channel AV system (Yamaha DSP A1 and Vandersteens) is now generating is almost beyond my belief. The space, the depth, the openness is truly stunning. Imaging is now pinpoint. The quiet is quieter, the punch is punchier, the low end is much tighter; and, an audio haze I was never aware of has lifted unveiling. We are talking mid-level audiophile sound from a frigging receiver!?!

Clearly the sound improvement would justify an expenditure of 2-3 times what you are asking, but I haven't even mentioned improvements to the video side. The picture my TV, an HD 57" Sony XBR fully ISP calibrated, is now putting out has trumped all the improvements to the audio side of things. The picture I am seeing is LIQUAD! My satellite reception now looks like the progressive output from what my Denon DVD player used to output. The output of the DVD player now looks like nothing I have ever seen before -- I have no frame of reference simply because I have never seen a better picture on a TV of any kind at any price. I have literally exhausted my superlatives and to proceed amy further would sound contrived.

The reason I am cursing you is that my personal productivity, as one who home offices, has completely gone into the toilet. I cannot seem to pull myself out of the basement theater and keep from watching movies and listening to my CDs. I'm getting nothing done, but I'm loving every minute of it!

I can barely wait to get one of the digital mini Stealths in place and see what that does to the digital front end which is just running through my antique power wedges. If it generates just 1/10th of what the full Stealth it'll be a tremendous bargain.

Thanks again - I love you and hate you.

Respectfully yours,

Tim

Dear Jerry,

I received my Stealth Power Purifier some time back, and I am sorry for being quiet for all this while -- I am still trying to convince myself that my amazement and awe throughout my listening sessions are not arising from my "need" to justify the expense.

Thanks -- but now I have the problem of an urge to get another unit, or one of those mini units ...

Regards,

C H Lai

Hi Jerry,

Just a note to let you know how much I am truly enjoying my Stealth. You've really hit one out of the park with this. It has improved my system so much, that I definitely consider it a component and not an accessory. While the reviews were spot on in their observations as to audiophile improvements, I think the real genius of your product is how it lets you forget the sound and concentrate on the artistry and intent of the musicians and composers.

By the way, my TV has improved about 40% in picture quality and I can't wait to try it with my Sony W400Q LCD projector in the future. Another nice benefit is how great and detailed music sounds at much lower levels, also.

A wonderful product. One of the very best I have discovered in 30 years as an audiophile. Thanks again.

Best,

John J.
Reno

Hi Jerry,

Don't know if you remember me - you sent me my new stealth a few weeks ago, which I purchased through Hi-Fi Farm.

Let me first say how amazing my system sounds! ! I was skeptical after reading all of the reviews prior to buying (I have Hi-end stuff like Rowland, Muse etc), but your stealth has provided the single greatest improvement I've yet attained!

Alan K.


Dear Jerry,

I have run the Audio Magic Stealth Power Purifier now for about two weeks in my system and these would be my comments:

A change to the overall system sound was apperent from the first minutes of music I played, I had connected only my digital components (Transport and DAC) at first. On the first impression the sound was improved so I connected the remaining equipment - the effect on the sound was the same just more pronounced. Over the period of the first 5 CDs the sound got better and better gradually, after around 3 days of playing music with all components running from the Stealth I had the feeling that things had settled in a bit. By now the effects can be described pretty reliably and I will try to describe a little (I am from Germany so my English might be a bit funny at times, sorry).

The biggest improvement for me is overall naturalness of instruments and voices, closely followed by improved clarity and 'air' between instruments and ambience resolution in the recordings. This is consistent throughout every CD I played after installing the Stealth. The level of detail that is available, staging and layering of instruments have increased dramatically (and I thought before having the Stealth that my Merlin VSMs were excellent in that department already!). All this happens without any trace of forwardness or long time listening fatigue. What's more, the perceived traces of glare and harshness especially in classical music are gone since the Stealth is in my system. Frequency range seems extended for highs and lows, the decay of piano notes, strings or percussion instruments is awesome. There is also a better sense of timing and rhythm to the music, complex music passages are portrayed with more clarity and ease.

It is also apparent that the changes in sound that I noticed when I listened before between daytime and nighttime (the system sounded more involving and smooth at late night to early morning) are gone, the sound from the system is now very reliable and independent of the time of the day. This is great since I found it pretty frustrating to enjoy a record late at night a lot, then getting up on the next morning playing it again and wondering where the magic from the night before had suddenly gone. How big is the effect of the Stealth in my system? About as much as a significant upgrade of a component or even two, more significant than any improvements I have wrought from changes to the cabling (the speaker cables coming closest, the effect of the Stealth is leagues more obvious than those of interconnects or power cords!).

In conclusion the Stealth is now an integral component of my system that I wouldn't want to be without! It's real 'magic' lies in how much it contributes to the enjoyment of the music overall without unduly highlighting or any particular aspect or area of music reproduction. In terms of seeing the Stealth as an accessory it could be considered expensive, but seeing it for what it really is - a very important component - the Stealth must be one of the biggest bargains for music lovers or the best thing since sliced bread!

I am so convinced by your product that I am seriously thinking about telling just about every hifi fanatic here in Hong Kong that they must try one - would you be interested to have a distributor here in Hong Kong? I could think of doing it myself through people I already now and some Internet marketing as a side business, but I could also set you up with contacts from audio shops here in Hong Kong. Let me know if you would be interested at all and if what you would prefer.

Best regards from Hong Kong and thanks for such a great product, I still can't get over the sound I am getting from my system with the Stealth in place, I am loosing sleep over all the late nights I had playing my stereo recently!

Joerg


Jerry,

I'm blown away by the improvements you've made over the original Sorcerer product, not to mention what your power cords have done to my pre-amp and player.

Current System: B&W 803 Nautilus
Audio Research VT100 II
Sonic Frontiers Pre-Amp
Rega Planet

I'm convinced you made a deal with the devil somewhere along the line!

Take it easy,

Randy K
Castle Rock, Colorado

Was listening to it in my main system last night (Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player, MF NuVista M3 Amplifier biamped with MF A3.2 Amp, Monitor Audio GR 60 speakers), : could not get myself to bed. It needs breaking in? It already sounds better than any other power conditioner I have used including the Hydra, PS Audio 600, Fuhrman..... It is a remarkable product and deserves the great feedback it is getting at audiogon (where I heard about it) and at enjoythemusic.com (where I read the reviews). I am saving up to get at least 2 more for my home theatre and secondary stereo systems!

best regards,

P Pillay
Singapore

Hey Jerry,

What can I say? Here's what: Your product is the best thing I have done to my system in 6 years. I am going to skip all the superlatives because I am not good and the high fidelity adjectival lingo. I was (am) going to get new speakers and integrated, but now, with this new baby, and all the wonderful things I'm listening to, I will be able to wait 'til, at least, the fall. I don't know what you have in this 2 pounder, but it's killer. Audiogon, and the like, will get a great word from me. Also: Tony Kob, whom I purchased the Stealth from, was great. I'm running, when not listening to my stereo, a space heater, that's drawing a good solid high amperage current. It's definitely speeding up the break-in. I have the heater plugged into the far right outlet, like you said. Question: Should I plug into the other outlets? Any other cool things you can recommend would be appreciated.

Great product Jerry.

Best,

warrren

Hola:

Wow!!! This week I had the opportunity to audition a Xtream power cord and Excalibur II interconnect on my system and the experience was short of amazing. Those cables were loaned to me by a friend and distributor of your line in Puerto Rico, German Corujo. He is a friend since many years and he told me about the excellent performance of AM cables and how they beat more expensive cables. It was true and more....

I put the Excalibur II from my Channel Island modified Link DAC to my McCormack RLD-1 preamplifier. All other cables are not to the level of the II's , being the Kimber PBJ I/C's my best cables. Also, I use Kimber 8TC and XLO Pro 1200 as my speaker cables.

Even thought, the additional air, detail, timbre, soundstage and musicality was extremely noticeable. My system was sounding so good that it make me wonder what it is capable of , using AM all the way from digital. power, I/C and speaker cables.

Only when I changed from a Parasound preamplifier to my McCormack RLD-1, I noticed such a change, but not in the same amount. The cable make a more radical change.

German told me that you have an affordable line of speaker cables and I/C that are amazing as well. I asked him for some of those to check then out.

Congratulations, you have great products and a well deserved reputation.

Thanks,

Jose Garcia.

Hi, Jerry,

I've had my Audio Magic Stealth for two weeks and a couple of days, and would estimate the burn-in time I've done with a 1500 watt space heater to be 75 hours.

Yesterday was the first day I heard really full bass, which is great news since that was the only area where my Hydra had subjectively bettered the Stealth until now. All of a sudden yesterday afternoon, I noticed how good the bass was, even without my subwoofer. This is something I never expected with my Decware Zen SET amp, and something I never heard with the Hydra.

There was some unpleasant brightness in the first week, and that is completely gone by now.

When I first heard the Stealth in comparison with the Hydra, I felt like raving over what a huge improvement the Stealth was. Now that I've gotten used to the sound with the Stealth, and as it starts to burn in, I don't feel like raving so much because everything is sounding the way it is supposed to sound, very natural and convincing, not calling attention to itself. There was something about the sound with the Hydra which called attention to itself, a kind of surrealism as opposed to a natural realism. With the Hydra, I was getting up frequently to tweak, and with the Stealth I spend more time just listening.

I would concur with Srajan's enjoythemusic.com review in nearly all respects. Resolution, soundstage depth and image focus are all greatly improved over the Hydra.

I'm looking forward to further improvements in the next hudreds of hours. Thanks for a great product!

"Mr. Gil

On the Excaliber II

Hi,

I just picked up 6M pair of Excaliber II interconnects from a local dealer. I had some concerns about the length, since I was formerly using a 1M Silver Audio Hyacinth cable.

The Excaliber II cables sound great! What I enjoy most is how harmonic tones from instruments seem fuller and the instruments more real.

Thanks for making a great product, nice job. When my budget allows I will definitely be switching my system to other Audio Magic products.

Lynn

Hi, Srajan,

I was enjoying some of your reviews today, particularly the "Walkerisms" piece in the latest EnjoyTheMusic.com. I think the incisiveness and style of your writing is terrific. I was reminded to write to you about my experiences with the Audio Magic Stealth

After a lengthy (300 hrs+) burnin with a 1500-watt space heater, everything sounds exactly to my liking. Maybe I can stop being an audiophile and just listen to music for awhile. :-)

I almost forgot that the Stealth was in the system until I lent it to a friend a few days ago. I can't bear to listen until the Stealth returns. Thank you so much for reviewing this component so accurately. There is nothing about the Shunyata Hydra that I miss.

I've never found a polite way to pass along the spelling of a word, so I'll just drop the word epitome here as a replacement for epidemy and hope I have not been too rude in doing so.

Thanks again!

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