Curious - USB (Original)
Announcing - a usb cable that delivers a new level of musical performance!
The Curious usb cable has been designed with one thing in mind - to improve the sound quality of your computer based audio system.
Curious: The enquiring mind…
Why does the humble usb cable make such a difference to sound quality in a computer-based Hi-Fi system?
When I started using a computer server, people said “You won’t have to sweat over usb cables – they don’t make a difference! It’s packets of data - it’s not analog.”
With this advice ringing in my ears, I continued to question why I was getting a flat, lifeless, edgy and uninvolving sound from my system – despite using the best processor, usb card, power supply and so on.
And yes, I did try a number of high-end, highly regarded usb cables – with similar disappointing results.
So, if you can’t get genuine audiophile quality from many commercially available usb cables, what’s a man to do?
This required investigation…
From a previous career as an audiophile cable and connector manufacturer, I had plenty of wire on hand to start the experimental process. And what do you know? Just about every wire combination I tested had an immediate, yet varied impact on sound quality.
So began a 12 month quest to discover a usb cable design that would deliver a truly three dimensional, musical sound – like the real thing. I left no stone unturned. I tested different diameters of wire, different metallurgy, shielding, dielectrics, ground techniques, how to deal with the 5V power leg and so on. All the time listening.
And after a while I built up a set of parameters for a usb cable that worked for the delivery of music, rather than just delivery of data.
The result? Music from my computer-based audio system sounded significantly better – in every way! Much cleaner than before, more open and spacious, more detailed, smoother, more dynamic – and more involving. Some may even use the word “musical”!
But hang on - usb cables aren’t supposed to make a difference.
All I can say is this. To my ears and those of experienced audiophiles – the new “Curious” usb cable offers a superior listening experience to many other usb cables.
Best results are attained when the cable is used:
- Between an external hard drive and computer/music server, and/or…
- Between a computer/music server and DAC
What you’ll hear with the Curious usb:
- Holographic sound stage with genuine depth and layering
- Clean, smooth and detailed sound
- Fleshed out, rounded vocals
- Deep, extended low frequencies with excellent definition
- Foot tapping involvement
- A step up in realism