Indeed. Worth noting here that Mark Grant does advertise in What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision. But whether the company does or doesn't it has nothing to do with the ratings we give editorially.
neil, I know Mark Grant has been in touch re another sample; we're happy to re-test products if it's shown we could have had a faulty review model.
No, moonie, not a factor at all.
Well....I have to say that I think someone has made a BooBoo. Just bought a couple of lengths of these and they absolutely trump the Merlins I had in there before. They arent burned in yet (if you believe that burning in does actually occur) but they are delivering the goods in all departments, detail, soundstage, bass and a sweet HF.
I think another review is in order to do justice to some fantastic cables.
I bought a pair of G1000HD cables, later I read the What Hifi review and wondered whether you had the same cable as me.
My experience of these cables is they are amongst the most neutral I've ever heard. They replaced a pair of Van den Hul "The Name". The Mark Grants were an obvious step up in clarity. They combined a sweet natural top end, well defined mid tones with tight powerful bass. No muddiness or bloat at all in the low frequencies.
The essence of these cables is that they allow music to flow naturally. How your reviewer could describe them as "shouty" is beyond me.
I used the cables with a Modified (NOS) Arcam Alpha, an Eastern Electric valve integrated and Living Voice OBX-R2 speakers.
I also used them with my Quad ESL57 Electostatics with equally good results.
Add me to the list of enthusiasts who are requesting a re-test. At �75 they are tremendous value for money.
fantastic cables full stop.makes music sound natural, open and honest with fuller bass and clearer vocals,i do wonder if sponsorship is a telling factor in the 2 stars you offer for these quality cables
I couldnt disagree more with this review!
i have never commented on a review before but was so shocked by how inacurate i find these conclusions i felt it neccessary to comment!
i use them exclusivly within my system, i find them nothing but transparent, i have used various qed, chord and cable talk interconnect, some of which reviewed by what hifi with 5 "stars" they all sounded either dull, or coloured by comparison.
the comments about them steamrolling over detail is just bizare!
i am not the only one who feels this way about these cables and if reading this review whilst looking for cables ... well frankly i would disregard it completely!
this is a direct quote from mark's site -
"If you are not satisfied with the products supplied for any reason you may return within 30 working days from the day after delivery for refund or exchange."
i urge you to try them out for your self, if you dont like them you can return them anyway!
but i personnaly would doubt you will be disapointed
high claire im not just saying this but , these cables
are miles ahead of mozart or even the the bach , atlas equator improved (new plugs same cable ) cant compare ,
and they are 99 pound , maybe you were sent a faulty cable ? i ask you to get another sample as quality control is never great , no 2 are the same , or maybe you used equipment with conflictive sounds as the cable
i use these with chord carnival speaker cable and they know spots of , atlas mk 2 or even the improved equator , the only cable ive heard that better are a set of 200 (russ andrews ones i lent from a buddy )
so please could you review another sample , im sure mark grant would be dying to send you one , read all the comments people have left here , its no coincidence that we all are blown away by this cable , thanks fron neil
I got two pairs of G1000HD a few months ago. I tried them with several solid state amplifiers but also with tube/hybrid ones and various sources. The result has always been the same : the best mid-range possible with precision on both ends. These cables really give the impression of leaving the components freely express themselves. If I could use only one adjective, it would be "honesty". A quality which is becoming rarer as time passes in the cable industry. If you're looking for a "tone control", you'd better look somewhere else.
These exceptional sound qualities are paired with a excellent building and parts' quality : I mention this, as I often test audio equipment and plugging/unplugging is an everyday test to my RCA cables. I understand, though, that this may not be the case of the average buyer.
Please note that these are directional cables for music lovers and hifi enthusiasts who don't want RCA cables to mess around with the sound of their beloved music or the tonal balance of their reproduction system.
Probably, the last cables you'll ever need. And a difficult challenge for the competition...
It's bizzare if you've got money on it re AnotherForum....
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