Phono Cables Torrance CA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Phono Cables. You will find informative articles about Phono Cables, including "Phono Cables". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Torrance, CA that can help answer your questions about Phono Cables. USA Incorporated
(310) 533-6000
370 Amapola Ave
Torrance, CA
On Tap Video
(310) 222-8614
20445 Gramercy Pl
Torrance, CA
European HI Tech Incorporated
(310) 783-4600
22301 S Western Ave Ste 101
Torrance, CA
Sexton Electronics
(310) 375-2832
3623 W 227th St
Torrance, CA
Winbond Electronics North Amrc
(310) 719-2530
19750 S Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA
US Karula Incorporated
(310) 781-9255
1820 W Carson St
Torrance, CA
Panasonic Disc Service Corporation
(310) 783-4800
20608 Madrona Ave
Torrance, CA
Ken Crane's Home Entertainment
(310) 378-8368
23030 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA
Flying Mole Electronics Corporation
(310) 787-7280
1872 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA
I R Tronix
(310) 787-1100
635 Hawaii Avenue
Torrance, CA
Electric Equipment & Supplies Dealers, Semiconductor Manufacturers Equipment & Supplies, Consumer Electronics Stores

Phono Cables

Phono Cable Hoedown
by Marshall Nack


Whether mediated by an auspicious orientation of the astral entities—or just my good fortune—this survey fell into place seemingly on its own. Facilitated by the arrival of the V.Y.G.E.R. Baltic M turntable and its ease of swapping them, phono cables began to show up at my door. As I reported in my review , the Baltic M table with SME 312 arm and the new and sensational Shelter 9000 cartridge is slightly warmish, but otherwise uncolored and quite accurate. Thus, it provides a cooperative operations platform on which to go prospecting for phono cable differences large and small. (And all you have to do is slide the cables' DIN plug into the receptacle on the back of the arm tube column, unlike with my Linn LP12, for example, which has to be put on a special jig to get at its underbelly—an evening's task and a pain in the neck.)

Van den Hul MC D-501

We begin with the Van den Hul MC D-501 phono cable because it comes packaged with the SME 312 arm, which in turn comes with the Baltic M table. It is made to order at SME's request—you can't buy it on your own. I imagine it would retail for around $500, if available.

It sounds like a Van den Hul cable. By that I mean it is well-integrated, coherent, with good body, and a tonal center a little high in the midrange (the lower mids are under-represented). It has a silvery kind of buff smoothness, which tends to subdue inner voices—some mental effort is required to pull them up out of the mix.

The VdH doesn't stop to smell the roses while traipsing through the garden. While it produces reasonably developed timbre—enough to be satisfying—you won't get much in the way of nuance or subtleties. It's not the most insightful cable.

Space is only partially developed. Two dimensions are good, width and height, but depth is somewhat flat. Image separation is sub-par and caused congestion. The cable does better with loud passages. Its dynamics are forceful enough, especially paired with the Baltic M, but the treble could be shrill at times.

Overall, it's a good sounding entry-level cable, but it was obvious the Baltic M's potential went unfulfilled. Still, I enjoyed music with it: the VdH's voice was in the right place.

Appearance & Construction

Black, skinny and very flexible, the Van den Hul MC D-501 has a silver-colored SME right-angle DIN at the arm end and similar silver-colored SME RCA plugs at the other. The left and right conductors are physically separate and there are two grounds: a long one from the DIN end and a short one from the combined RCAs. Each conductor side has 19 runs of 0.1 mm oxygen-free, halogen-free, silver-coated copper. The whole is decently put together out of what appear to be low-cost, but audiophile grade, parts.

Purist Venustas phono cable $1775

First I noticed it in the attack. Is it slower, dragging the beat maybe? Then I heard it in the decay. N...

Click here to read more from Positive Feedback Online