Gekko Cables' Purple Haze XLR cable is a beacon in many ways and deserves proper recognition. That's why I am more than happy to award it with the 2022 Mono & Stereo Upper Echelon Product Award, and the effectiveness and sonic equilibrium of Floaters call for a Mono & Stereo Highly Recommended Product Award. •
Coming to listening and regarding the general characteristics, I confirm my first impressions: the Gekko Silver Cloud and Silver Lining manifest an open sound, fresh in detail but without harshness, user friendly but revealing from the first listening. Theirs is a natural warmth, which allows long and complex test sessions, without discomfort over time or listening fatigue.
What I heard here, what really stood out, was the Silver Cloud’s agility. This is a cable cored by silver and it sounds it. The signal was zippy and fast so strings were plucked with a particular degree of precision while percussive hits were sharp. They started and stopped with the immediacy of the cartoon Roadrunner at full pelt which meant that music had a perky, wide-eyed and jaunty manner.
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How much difference can one cable make?
With the Gekko Purple Haze, the blackness of space somehow activated. It changed a damped absence into a tangible presence which the performers took breaths in. This distinction of perceived space is difficult to explain.