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POSITIVE FEEDBACK.COM: Kirmuss Audio Advances Record Restoration and Introduces the Adrenaline Speaker Cable
10-07-2021 | By Robert H. Levi | Issue 117
REGARDING THE KIRMUSS AUDIO KA-RC-1 RECORD RESTORATION SYSTEM: I should tell you of my restoration of an important LP: the Heifetz Sibelius Violin Concerto, RCA LSC 2435 Shaded Dog Original S1/S1, that I have owned for half a century. It is very clean looking, but noisy and somewhat compressed sonically, lacking violin sweetness and orchestral blood and guts. AFTER KIRMUSS PROCESS: The results? Extraordinary! Loudness increased by about 3dBs! Surface noise and distortion disappeared. The violin sound was covered in honey. The orchestra was now wall to wall and revealed immense depth and height. The LP was more like a test pressing or a very fine reissue, but sweeter and warmer than the current crop of RCA reissues. Now I had a treasure I will enjoy for years to come. Only 1500 more to restore. Charles, you are the man!
AND ABOUT THE ADRENALINE CABLES: Compared to my reference speaker cables—which is quite unfair as the Adrenalines cost less than my reference cable's sales tax—I am delighted to report the Adrenalines were much more than very good. The mid-range was alive and realistic with solid imaging. The definition was excellent, and never strident or crisp. The pacing and drive were very good and the soundstage was wide and tall. Image size was spot on and very well focused. Crescendos were well defined and only slightly congested.
The high-band was somewhat rolled off above about 10khz, but still was nicely airy and sweet. The treble region was less defined with bells and such a bit dull but nicely present. Ambiance retrieval was very good and vocal highs were quite natural and well defined. I found digital media very smooth and a touch creamy, unusual but delightful. LPs were very good and naturally dynamic. The depth perspective was good with dark and quiet backgrounds. The Adrenaline would be a very fine cable for solid-state amplifiers.
The low band was smooth and detailed though rolled off somewhat below 100hz. The bass impact was well layered and natural sounding. Overall, the sonics were less exciting than I am used to, but certainly satisfactory. A higher-powered solid-state amplifier should yield a bigger and more potent bass sound.
The overall performance of the Adrenalines would be similar to cables costing $1500+ and would be a great choice for solid-state gear and a digital source or streaming, though no slouch with LPs. Though they demonstrated superior test measurements at 12 feet in length, that is a bit long in my experience. They should be available in a two-meter length, which may yield even better musical performance. As is, the Adrenalines are a more than worthy effort and a terrific audiophile bargain. If this is your price range, then you should definitely give the Adrenalines a try.
IN V2. STEREOTIMES TOP 20 ACCESSORIES TO OWN IN 2020: KirmussAudio Adrenaline Cables: "The Adrenaline speaker cable (12') completely outperformed my reference speaker cables in both my systems. I have also talked to four other listeners who put them into their systems and were shocked at how they brought their systems' performance to a much higher level. We all had speaker cables that cost anywhere from $2K to $7K more than the Kirmuss Audio’s Adrenaline. " Terry London. (LIST PRICE $820 USD.)
ONLY THE PATENTED AND PATENTS PENDING KIRMUSS KA-RC-1 NOT ONLY CAN IT CLEAN RECORDS BUT CAN RESTORE. LOOK ALIKES ARE JUST THAT. THE KA-RC-1 SUSPENDS RECORDS WITH PROPER SOPACING NO LKESS THAN 1.78 INCHES BETWEEN EACH RECORD TO ENSURE ALL RECORDED MATERIAL IN THE GROOVES IS TOUCHED BY THE KIRMUSS IONIZING PROCESS. . PEOPLE USING SKEWERS WITH MUTLIPLE RECORDS SEE THE SONIC WAVES CANCELLED BY HIGH SWR, RECORDS TOO CLOSE, SOME BEING SOLD WITH GLASS CLEANER SUPPLIED IN A BLUE BOTTLE! A SHINY RECORD IS NOT A RESTORED RECORD. AND WHERE SOAPS ARE REPELLED BY THE RECORD, KIRMUSS CHNAGES THE CHARGE OF THE RECORD USING ITS SPRAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ITS ULTRASONIC ACTION.
COMING SOON, A NEW TECHNICAL VIDEO EXPLAINING SONICS AND SHOWING THE RESTORATION POWER OF THE KA-RC-1 OVER OTHER MACHINES THAT ONLY TRY TO "SURFACE CLEAN" AND WHAT SKEWERRING RECORDS ON A ROTISSERIE DOES TO RECORDS.