Audience Ohno Interconnects
Single Crystal Copper – Incredible Value
“What’s a scrawny little cable doing in TAS’ hoity-toity Golden Ear Awards? Very simple: Once you get past the initial shock at Ohno’s teeny profile you’ll be as surprised as I was by its imperturbable balance and midrange tonal weight, which seem so contradictory to its skinny contours. The Ohnos are also quiet, quick, and extended with well-focused and dimensional imaging. Sure there are plenty of heavy serpentine designs out there, but it’s refreshing to use a cable that integrates so easily in a small room or desktop setup. Maybe, just maybe, the best performance-per-dollar cable that I’ve heard in some time.” – Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award Winner
Our take: We were not prepared for what these cables delivered. When John McDonald sent me a few sets to try, we were expecting a serious step backward from our reference interconnects. When we actually heard a subtle improvement…In a cable that cost a 10th of our reference… We were stunned. First, the sound was more organic and natural in flow. There was just an ease to the presentation that was less anaylitic and electronic.
Audience OHNO cables are designed to achieve the very highest level of performance at an entry level price. OHNO cables are named after Dr. Atsumi Ohno who invented the method of manufacturing mono-crystal wire, a highly sophisticated process of producing wire without the crystalline barriers found in all conventional wire. Whereas copper typically exhibits thousands of crystals per meter, as audio signals move through this maze, energy is lost at every crystalline juncture. OHNO copper is a single crystal providing an unobstructed path for transmission of the purest audio signal. OHNO cables are made with XLPE (cross linked polyethylene), one of the very best insulations for high end audio cables.