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Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review

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.
Thx. paupseco@hotmail.com

By paupseco on Sep 18, 2008
Re: Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review

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!

By energyfan on Feb 12, 2010
Re: Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review

Great review but was wondering. I was told Optical cables provide faster response and better sound vs coaxial but I'm no expert and this was a salesman...

By CyberTyger on Jan 6, 2012
Re: Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review

Great review but was wondering. I was told Optical cables provide faster response and better sound vs coaxial but I'm no expert and this was a salesman...

By CyberTyger on Jan 6, 2012
Re: Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review

Great review but was wondering. I was told Optical cables provide faster response and better sound vs coaxial but I'm no expert and this was a salesman...

By CyberTyger on Jan 6, 2012
Re: Canuck Cable: Digital Coax Cable Review

Great review but was wondering. I was told Optical cables provide faster response and better sound vs coaxial but I'm no expert and this was a salesman...

By CyberTyger on Jan 6, 2012

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