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Paul Candy
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Digital Source: CEC TL51X transport, Audiomat Tempo 2.6 DAC, PS Audio DL III DAC w/ Cullen Circuits Stage Three Mod
Analog Source: Pro-Ject RPM 5 turntable, Pro-Ject Speed Box, Pro-Ject Tube Box SE phono stage, Ortofon Rondo Blue cartridge
Amps: Audiomat Opéra Référence integrated, ASR Emitter I [in for review]
Speakers: Green Mountain Audio Callisto (on sand filled Skylan stands), 2 x REL Q108 Mk II subwoofers.
Cables: Wireworld Equinox 6 cabling & Starlight 6 digital [in for review]        
AC Cables: Wireworld Aurora 5² ([in for review], Audience, GutWire, Harmonic Technology.
Stands: Grand Prix Audio Monaco four-tier rack.
Powerline conditioning: BPT Pure Power Center with Wattgate, Bybee Quantum Purifier and ERS cloth options, Audience aR1p AC conditioner, GutWire MaxCon.
Sundry accessories: Acoustic Revive RR-77, Auric Illuminator, Audio Magic/Quantum Physics Noise Disruptors, Caig Pro Gold, Echo Busters acoustic room treatments, Grand Prix Audio APEX footers with silicon nitride bearings, Isoclean fuses, dedicated AC line with Wattgate 381 outlet.
Room size: 11 x 18 x 8', long wall setup, suspended hardwood floors with large area rug, walls are standard drywall over Fiberglas insulation.
Review Component Retail: Silver Eclipse 6 interconnects; US$699.95/1m pair, Silver Eclipse 6 speaker cables; US$2,449.95/2.5m pair, Gold Starlight 6 digital; US$499.95/1m, Silver Electra 5² power cords; US$699.95/2m

This past summer I'd reviewed a complete Wireworld cable loom featuring their mid-priced Equinox 6 interconnects. Equinox 6 speaker cables, Starlight 6 digital cable and Aurora 5² power cables. I was so impressed with what they offered for the price, I awarded them a Blue Moon award and they have since become my standard recommendation for those seeking high performance yet relatively affordable cabling. Since Wireworld offers several lines of wire goods, I was curious to sample their more expensive products. What improvements would I hear—if any—and would I be as impressed with the price/performance ratio as I was with the Equinox/Aurora/Starlight loom? Let’s see.

Wireworld President and Chief Designer David Salz sent me a complete cabling package consisting of his third from the top Silver Eclipse 6 speaker cables, Silver Eclipse 6 interconnects, top-of-the-line Gold Starlight 6 digital and a fist full of Silver Electra power cables, which sit just under the Gold Electra cables. The cables were nearly identical in construction to the previously reviewed Equinox/Starlight/Aurora loom, with the only difference being conductor material and gauge. However, the geometry of the Silver Eclipse speaker cable is slightly different from the twisted flat conductor array of the Equinox. The Silver Eclipse uses Wireworld’s unique Diagonal DNA or Delineated Neutralizing Array that consists of several small flat conductor groups stacked at an angle, hence the overall flat appearance of the speaker cables. They also use silver-clad OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) copper instead of the OCC copper of the Equinox series. The Gold Starlight Digital features OCC solid silver conductors and shielding while the entry-level Starlight uses silver-clad OCC copper conductors and silver-clad OFC (Oxygen-Free Copper) shielding. The Silver Electra uses silver-clad OCC copper while the Aurora features silver-clad OFC.

Fit and finish of the cables was excellent. The Silver Eclipse cables and Gold Starlight sport an attractive mesh sleeving. The speaker cables were considerably stiffer than the Equinox speaker cables but e easy to bend into place and did not cause any undue stress on connections. After a few weeks of running in the cables and then switching back and forth between both looms for several days at a time, it was quite easy to pick out differences.