Pros: The cable is quite inexpensive compared to the typical digital cable, yet construction is quite good. Canare cable & connectors are used. The cable comes with the Canare colour-coded boots of your choice. But the cable comes in basic black without any fancy sleeves to push up the price.
Sound quality after a relatively short burn in time, is quite good for the money. Remember this is a $20 cable! It certainly sounds better than a lot of other high-priced digital cables. In my system, there was a lot more detail than with other cables and it is quite neutral.
Canuck Cables also provided timely delivery. A much valued bonus.
Cons: Shortcomings? The connectors are fine, but not great. Not the tightest, but they do their job.
Better cables cost a lot more money, however the Canares are quite reasonable at their price point. Cables from Atlas, for example give better sound, but at four times the price!
Summary: Let me start by saying I have tried a wide variety of digital cables and some of them are overpriced non-performers; improvements not in line with their prices. Cables do make a difference, but not always. I've seen the ads for Canuck Cables on Canuck Audio Mart for a while, and when I needed a digital cable for my DVD player, I decided to give them a try.
Summary of the 1.5 meter length of digital coax Canuck Cable I recently bought:
- Price dirt cheap and delivery was timely.
- Sound quality? Certainly it punches above its weight, putting many more expensive cables to shame. So in that sense it is a "giant killer." However, it is NOT the best digital cable I have heard. BUT, I could buy enough Canuck digital cables, to start a store on the difference.
Overall, it's a recommended product for those on a budget or for those hooking up a satellite box or DVD player.
Written By: Vinyl Guy on Jun 18, 2006
Last Updated By: knova on Jul 14, 2006
Comments / Replies on This Review
Re: Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review
Hi there Vinyl Guy,
I am a member of Canuck audio I use the name "paupseco" I am just emailing you because I saw pictures of your equipment in the user gallery, I just would like to know where you got that cd/dvd stand its something I would like to own myself, how many cd's does it hold? Please respond back.
No mere mortal can audibly distinguish one cable from another. Unlike gold, everyones valued copper strands are not graded 10, 14, or 18k. I have some gold-tipped unicorn pubic hair cables that I can sell at a great price if you insist that a $500 dollar cable exceeds a budget cable in sound reproduction!