Mini Review by Blue_Starfish (14 May 2012)
The Studio Connections Platinum cable has a way to increase dynamics and bring a system to live. I now play at much lower volume, and yet still able to hear the dynamics, separation and liveliness of the music. The soundstage has widened and focus improved to the extent that on well recorded music, I get a 3D soundstage, extending beyond the speaker boundary. Bass definition is superb, allowing clean bass to come through even at the low volume I now play at. Highs are transaparent, but is relentless in revealing shortcoming in upstream equipment.
This low volume dynamics is good news for me and even bettter for my immediate neighbours. With this cable, I can listen to LP at volumes below 80dB, and still able to connect with music. In the past, I had to push to beyond 90dB to get same musical connection. Especially on rock where I tended to push the volume louder and louder. The urge to push is no longer present, because I don’t have to any more. This cable will bring a laid back system to life without having to invest in equipment change.