By Neil Gader
By Ron Doering
Stereo Magazine Eclipse Series 7 (German)
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"Wide ranged and vivacious in sonic texture,
Super Eclipse 5 reproduces fundamental notes with great
clarity. The vocal sound texture is very vivid and clearly defined.
Transient response is extremely quick, with massive dynamic impact.
You can say that the universe of Wireworld is powerful and transparent
"After working through my cable collection,
I settled on Wireworld's Gold Eclipse III+, which seemed
to bring the best sense of balance to the system's sound. Nordost
Valhalla added a smidgen more air and space, but shaved off just
a bit of palpability. Cardas Golden Reference also worked very
well, but the Wireworld gave the best overall combination of
extension, palpability, and resolution."
"Finally, a set of interconnects (Gold
Eclipse III) that gets out of the way of the music, and does
so consistently regardless of its length or the system into which
it is placed."
"Wireworld Gold Eclipse III Speaker
Cable proved its superiority by showing almost no difference
in comparison to the bypass. That's how it earned the position
of the highest reference overall, where absolutely no cable sound
effects are acceptable."
"Gold Eclipse III+relaxed and
neutral yet vivid-sounding, with fully developed bass extension
and weight, very open and well-articulated highs, and outstanding
resolution of low-level details. More important, it gave nothing
away at the edges, sounding coherent from top to bottom"
"What really sets Gold Eclipse III
Speaker Cable apart from the competition is its extremely
low noise floor and sense of instrumental solidity, especially
in the midrange. A stunning triumph from one of the pioneers
in high-end audio cable design."
"In the listening tests the Gold Eclipse
III Interconnect's performance left nothing more to
wish for. It therefore distinguished itself from the other candidates
as the unrivalled authority. Openness and intelligibility, transparency
and colorfulness are absolutely superb. The difference from the
bypass is so limited that even changes in the aura of the harmonics
are extremely small. That's how the Gold Eclipse earned without
discussion: 30 points highest reference."
"Gold Eclipse III cables give
a very good idea of perfection."
"My goal as a mastering engineer is to
produce the most lifelike sound possible. To meet this challenge
I use the highest fidelity cables I know of, Wireworld Gold
"I just purchased a Gold Eclipse III+
interconnect from The Cable Company. I have listened to virtually
every high-end cable the Cable Company has and I must congratulate
you on making what I believe to be the best sounding, that is,
the cable with no identifiable sonic signature and minimal time
smear. Well Done!"
speaker cable basically resembles its forerunner, yet it wins
a new once more decisive advance in its additional Clarity, Openess
and Intelligibility, and plays a bit more freely. The Eclipse
III sounds completely unrestrained, free and airy.
"The keynote of this model is neutrality
and high-resolution. Energy distribution is even and flat over
the entire frequency range. The Eclipse III also offers
a dynamic expression of excellent response. Abounding bass energy
seems to be a common preference in Wireworld products. The Eclipse's
concrete reproduction ability with high energy density combined
with the rich reality of bass instrument reproduction, with effective
damping, is truly impressive. Its wide-ranging, big-scale expression
is suitable for use with larger speakers, and would give full
play to their abilities."
On top of being dynamic, coherent and revealing,
Eclipse III Speaker Cable makes the musical experience
"A thousand new details emerged (with
Eclipse II speaker cable) and we could feel the space
around the music."
"The Wireworld Eclipse cables have proved to be reference quality products that have integrated smoothly in connecting up both an entire reference system and in connecting all of the 30-odd components I have had in for review since I started using them. I have found the to be fully compatible with every component I have tried, and I have found them to be extremely revealing without exaggerating any aspect of sonic performance, or producing the kind of false insights into the music which later turn out to be coloration."
"The Wireworld Eclipse interconnects
and speaker cables not only reveal the music that is on the recording,
they reveal the full capabilities of all types of equipment.
They have proved to be of great value in making detailed equipment
comparisons. They have not always been the best interconnects
or speaker cables in connecting specific electronics or
speakers, but they have been competitive, and they have usually
is the most impressive wire I've encountered since I became an
audiophile! The presentation is completely clean and natural.
Musical textures are vivid without sounding mechanical or colored.
The wire brings out the natural details and expression in the
music. The sound is very dynamic, yet effortless and easy on
the ear like a live concert."
"The true standards were broken when
we used the Eclipse. With this extremely high quality
cable, orchestras sounded as if they were playing in larger rooms
and had more authority. Even the best we had ever heard sounded
pale when compared to the vivid colors of the Eclipse."
"With Eclipse, I have an airy
soundstage that fills every corner of my listening room. Instruments
and voices are lifelike in size and positioning. The sound is
so good that it satisfies me entirely, without any compromise
"We at MBL use mainly Wireworld Eclipse
III+ cables for our top level systems because they excel
at showing the quality of our products."
"I built my system of reference quality
components, including Revel Salon speakers and Edge NL amplifier.
It sounded very detailed, but also thin and artificial. After
considerable research, I replaced my Goertz Alpha Core cables
with Wireworld Eclipse III+. I was amazed when I heard
immediate dramatic improvements in smoothness, soundstaging and
bass response. I now enjoy a relaxed, open and richly detailed
sound, with greatly reduced listener fatigue."
"Clarity and Transparency were excellent;
the treble delicate and detailed; midrange true and bass deep
and firm. However, the most striking characteristic of the Polaris
III cables was a remarkable improvement in the body of instrumental
is a high-resolution cable, excellent in its response. It reproduces
a clean sound-image with a charming, rich nuance of vivid contrast.
An energetic sensation in the low frequencies is another feature
of the Polaris. This sensation arises from the concentrated energy
of its excellent response rather than from mere volume. Its damping
is efficient. There is no dullness at any frequency. Percussion
at mid and low frequencies is especially well expressed with
quite vigorous attacks. Clear vividness, fresh expression and
wide-ranging reproduction are the major captivating factors of
this product. Before anything else, this model should be tried
for jazz reproduction."
"Top to bottom, the Equinox III+
sounded a "little less" than the very expensive Yamamura,
with the most obvious loss being the bass. But the midrange was
impressively free of grain and edge. If your system sounds a
bit lumpy or clogged in the mid to low bass, the Equinox III+
might well solve the problem. In fact, to some ears and some
systems, the Yamamura might sound a bit warm, and the far less
expensive Equinox III+ more open."
"A terrific sense of the reverberation
of the space sounded through the architecture. Perhaps a powerful
feeling of dynamic freedom added to this impression of size,
as well. It was as if the cables somehow played louder than the
others I had on hand The Equinox III cables get high marks
for "getting out of the way." And for this characteristic,
I consider them more the preservationist ideal than the compensatory
alternative. From one who has never been enamored of "tone
controls" except to make the occasional "recording
from hell" listenable there's no higher praise."
"A startling improvement in sound! We
use it in both of our reference systems, it's Wireworld Equinox
III... It makes our previous cable sound broken."
"Throughout my extended evaluation of
these cables [Equinox III] one thing became clear to me
the more I listened THE MUSIC! From the midrange through
the highest audible frequencies these are among the most neutral
and transparent audio cables that I've had the pleasure of using.
The treble in particular was very pure, extended and detailed,
without seeming at all exaggerated Though some cables, like Harmonic
Technology's Truth-Links, offered a bit more weight and oomph
in the low bass, the Equinox III sounded more transparent and
had better control Honestly, I can't think of any cable for the
same money that can match this level of performance."
"When using the Wireworld Meteor microphone
cables there was a noticeable and pleasing increase in detail.
The stereo imaging was clear, natural and contained added depth.
It sounded as if a veil had been lifted between the music and
"Vocals, especially female, were immediate,
expressive and detailed. Acoustic guitars purred, saxes growled,
pianos sang and all did so without stepping on each other. In
other words, the Wireworld Atlantis II interconnects and
speaker cables delivered the midrange to the speaker (and amp)
"[Atlantis II Speaker Cable] is
certainly the most neutral cable I've heard, with excellent control
in the bass, especially the deep bass, and an overall effortless
and open quality at all frequencies that allows more of the music
to come through."
"Atlantis II sounded much closer
to the Gold Eclipse and to the bypass than I expected for a $90
"When I received my first pair of Atlantis
II interconnect, I was completely taken abackThe music is
presented in a first-class manner, without sibilant or tipped-up
high frequencies to fool the listener into thinking that there
is more information than is really available. Vocals are left
intact and clean, an almost perfect clone of the mid-band as
the signal passes from my CD players outputs to my preamp's inputs."
"Oasis III Interconnect
Globally expressive and detailed."
"Wireworld Oasis II Speaker CableExtremely energetic, powerfully explosive
sound.. Oasis II stands out for its sonic neutrality and lack
of noticeable coloration."
"Wireworld Oasis II interconnect
is a wire with a mission: to provide fun, fun and just more fun.
There's plenty of thump and bite, loads of excitement and energy
and oodles of bass power to play with." Rating - * * * *
"Oasis speaker cable is the strongest
all-around in its class"
"Actually, in virtually every tally we
did on either of the two systems, Wireworld Orbit came
out on top. Flattering comments heaped upon it took note of its
excellent focus, impressive neutrality and top-to-bottom coherence.
Highs were detailed and airy, and the ever-important bass came
through with solid satisfying impact"
Gold Starlight III+ AES/EBU
Balanced Digital cable, the golden Rolls Royce of the survey,
has individually insulated solid silver strands in a massive
construction. Its sound is State-of-the-Art. More details, more
bass power, higher transparency and timing bettered only by the
Gold Starlight III+ RCA cables within the test field.
Among the balanced digital cables known to Stereoplay presently,
there are none better.
"Gold Starlight: Neutral, powerful,
high energy, high resolution, clean and artistically expressive.
It is awesome to hear such realism in which each and every sound
image is vibrant with life throughout."
Gold Starlight III+ digital cable simply and consistently gets
the details right. For example, the contacts are made of solid
silver. Furthermore, these plugs utilize a rubber O-ring to ensure
a solid connection. It was the best sounding cable in the survey.
The finest details are reproduced, articulate bass and perfect
timing that set the standard for all digital cables to measure
"Wireworld's David Salz has a long history
of designing audio cables which push the limits of price/performance,
the Starlight III attempts to continue in this tradition
Some cables, as a result of their ability to render accurately
the leading edge of a musical transient, impart an energy and
vitality to a music system that echoes that of live music Starlight
III allowed the explosive nature of the music to burst forth
unimpeded Another area in which the Starlight III shone, was
in its presentation of depth information The Starlight III is
a sonic overachiever, performing far better than one might expect
from its price tag alone."
"Finesse, beautiful rendering of timbres,
dynamics, imagingon all elements of sound, Starlight II
is a very serious contender among digital audio cables."
Silver Electra III+ Power Cord: "Lush with lots of midband delicacy",
found Michael Fremer, who named it his current favorite all-around
power cord. "I feel foolish writing that an AC cord is 'intoxicating'",
he writes, "but there you go!"
"...as soon as I replaced my reference
power cord with Aurora, I knew this was no ordinary cable;
the lower bass became lower, and at the same time, the resolution
improved. The Gold Eclipse also sounded extremely neutral
and vivid, and seems to be capable of supreme tuning ability
for the total system. Once again, the magic of the audio world
"The resolution and spatial integrity
increased, the bass firmed up, and dynamics, both macro and micro
improved significantly...the improvement with the Aurora
(power cord) is completely consistent and not subtle."
"With the Aurora power cord in
place, bass was full, deep and very tight, edging out the MIT
cords in both the full and deep departments. The mids were similarly
spectacular, detailed, quick and dynamic.
"The Comparator is extremely revealing
of an interconnect's sound and is an invaluable tool for judging
"Every reviewer who writes about wire
should have a Wireworld Interconnect Comparator, so should
every retailer who sells cables... I've never experienced an
easier, less stressful way to audition cables. And the findings
are terrifying... especially if you feed the output into a headphone
amp for even more vivid results... My worst fears were confirmed
about certain over-hyped wires, while I was relieved to find
that some of my faves did survive the tests with dignity intact...
Wireworld has just fashioned the ultimate hot air filter..."
"It is obviously apparent that this splendid
device [the Interconnect Comparator], beyond simplifying
the lives of reviewers and retailers, is destined to bring pleasure
to many dedicated listeners."