Absolute Fidelity Interfaces is not about using the most expensive materials, processes or connectors. It is about going back to the basics in engineering, physics and mathematics, applying them as intelligently and in as simple a manner as possible. Then, add countless intense hours of critical listening and testing. The net results are cables that truly represent faithfulness to the music and do not impose a character of their own.
An interface is defined as the point of interaction between two systems. In a hifi system, it could be between a source component and a preamp, a preamp and a power amp, or a power amp and a loudspeaker. The interface preserves the partnership between the components without adding any interpretation.
In the context of our music systems, it unambiguously preserves the signal coming out from the source, and delivers it to the destination – without any transgressions in between.
What you will hear from your system when going from almost any other cable to Absolute Fidelity Interfaces are:
1) Flow – a better sense of the ebb and flow of music. This is not only important with orchestral works, but also rock, pop, and especially Latin American music. You are almost able to “see” the sway of the conductor. It is manifested as an irresistible tapping of the toes by the listener;
2) Coherence – the performance interplay between the members of a band seem to gel better – like they had been together for longer and perform better together, an “on” night for a band rather than an “off” night;
3) Vividness – the rise and decay of notes shows more contrast, plucked and percussion instruments peak and tail-off more naturally. Percussion instruments such as bells, triangles, cymbals and drums are more clearly defined, plucked string instruments like guitars and harps sound much more realistic;
4) Micro-dynamics – an increase of micro-dynamic detail allowing you to hear the natural shimmer of the ridges on a cymbal, the curl of a lower lip of a singer, the fleshy strike of the hand on a bongo, the horse hair of a violin bow: you are better able to accurately identify the material of the instrument;
5) Tonal colors – you hear more accurately the wood/brass/steel/bronze of the instrument, you hear the difference in sonority between the sound of two different violins, two similar guitars, two clarinets, or two trumpets, or two vocalists;
6) Focus – a sharper and more focused soundstage, like a lens going into focus or the smoke or veil getting out of the way to allow you to feel like you are a part of the performance.