Let me start like this :
The back of the package the Supra cable comes in, even more states what we like :
"PE insulated wires with correct 90 Ohms impedance design".
And from seeing the package my readily remark was : HOAX.
It does not matter when you put out nice texts like I just quoted if you next literally destroy the dielectricum of the cable with such tight tierips that it almost makes the internal wires bare.
I forgot the number of windings needed for this 2m cable in the package, but say 5 and with two tierips so super tight the cable is molested at 10 places.
True, without knowing the dilectricum it feels and weighs like the air needed to create something like "correct 90 Ohm" but if this is the treatment afterwards ...
But of course I was hopeful and at 7:30pm the cable went in;
I had been playing for 1.5 hour so so in advance of that and at a third track of the album playing I pressed Pause, changed cables and pressed Play again. Now envision (and believe me) :
Within 2 seconds I said WHAT !?
boom-boom-boom-boom - that is what I heard. And yes, those 2 seconds are for real so that bad.
It was after not more than 20 seconds that I expressed a : nothing works. NOTHING. So much nothing that I can't begin to point it out (and I won't). There was totally no music coming from anywhere.
This happened in a stage of co-listeners doing other things so whatever I said was not really heard or talked about. All I noticed is that someone put on headphones connected to an iPad and that lasted for the whole session (which was to 10:30pm). This was very rare to begin with.
Meanwhile I was seeking and seeking for music which wanted to "play" but could not find anything. All I knew was "hold on Peter, maybe some breaking in is required". Yeah, well ...
At this 10:30pm when the music was stopped, the headphone person finally took them off and THEN said : well, that was such sh*t - better don't do that again.
Ehm, I thought you were not listening ?
Answer : why do you think I put on those headphones in the first place ? and besides, no headphones helped anyway.
Well, the least I could do was being gracefully thankful for the proof it wasn't my ears or mood.
I could try to think that it's the tierips. Officially that will be so, but suddenly *that* bad ? I can't tell and I can't repair it either. One hint : when you receive this cable, you most probably will see the same and you should send it back and ask for a refund. Could be hard to explain to the seller (unless it is the manufacturer himself), but anyway you'll have these rights. Whether it is worth the effort is something else (but still 49 euros ex VAT).
Michael, I suppose your cable looks the same regarding the tierips ?