1. Things you need to know about the new ‘Conversations’ PM system:

    a) DO NOT REPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL! I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there.

    b) To delete old conversations use the ‘Leave conversation’ option. This is just delete by another name.
    Dismiss Notice

Flashback Sales Premiere Cable

Discussion in 'audio' started by topk, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. topk

    topk Active Member

    I just received my Flashback Sales Premiere Cable. It is a RCA cable I use between source and amplifier in an all Rega gear.

    I am shocked.

    I tried many interconnects with the exact same setup:
    - Cardas Hexlink
    - Cardas Quadlink
    - Belkin PureAV Silver
    - Rega Couple
    - Chord Chameleon

    The Premiere blows away all of them. It is VERY natural, not bright at all, and basically has no flaws I can detect. It is open, slightly warm, darkish in a good way, and dense again in a good sense. NOT hifi in any way.

    Fantastic stuff. HIGHLY recommended.

    No affiliation whatsoever with this company, just happy to have found such a great, no nonsense cable, and wanted to share.
     
  2. redeye

    redeye pfm Member

    Agreed. I have 5 or 6 of them. They work a treat.
     
  3. topk

    topk Active Member

    Exactly. They just work. You don't have to think about the sound and can focus on the music. And that criteria alone is very difficult to achieve in my experience, at any price...
     
  4. redeye

    redeye pfm Member

    Convinced wires don't make a signicant difference in any system. They may add a flavour which you may or may not appreciate. However these things seem to just get out of the way and let it all through with no muss no fuss. What more can you ask for?

    red
     
  5. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Any blind testing done?
     
  6. redeye

    redeye pfm Member

    Didn't take long for a silly man to show up..
     
    Tristan Kelly likes this.
  7. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    What is silly about what was said?
     
  8. whatsnext

    whatsnext Naimless

  9. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    Your description matches the sound coming from my Nait 3 & CD3.5 (before i regretably sold it) with a 5 pin din cable purchased from flashback, looks like a house sound.

    I actually didn't like it, i thought the dark balance robbed the sound of excitement & sounded overly smooth & constricted in dynamics, squished, if you will.
     
  10. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    I also own and use Flashback cables and did so when their Premier outperformed the Lavender cable between my CDS3 and 52 (since sold). In my current system though the RCA interconnect was bettered by Atratus 3 (which cost twice as much as the Flashback) but they remain my go-to cable supplier.
     
  11. topk

    topk Active Member

    I do agree it is system dependent. There is a touch of darkness, I do agree with it. There is a strong avoidance of harshness in this cable.

    But there is also great coherence and balance, which in my system was quite lacking for other cables. I use NACA 5 too.

    Forgot to mention these interconnect sell for about 40 GBP which is very reasonable.

    So again.... did a "veil" got "lifted"? Did I "hear things I never heard before"? Did the soundstage "explode"? Do I feel the urge to listen to "all my records again"? Are the highs "shimmering"?

    No.

    It just plays music, and has a great, natural tone... in my system. It gets out of the way and doesn't draw attention to itself other than this natural tone.
     
  12. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    I ordered a custom Y lead yesterday, arrived today. Always first class service at reasonable costs.

    Happy to celebrate a small manufactuer ��
     
  13. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    What colour did you choose
     
  14. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    Bought my Quad phono-DIN cables from Flashback. Good company, great service.
    How does the mentioned cable compare to Linn black and silver?
     
  15. Dan K

    Dan K pfm Member

    Flashback cables are good, but also try Mark Grant. I've always found that Eichmann Bullets make an audible difference.
     
  16. topk

    topk Active Member

    I chose Black :)
     
  17. Oakrack

    Oakrack New Member

    I
     
  18. Oakrack

    Oakrack New Member

    Just to add my own findings on flashback cable. When I was demoing a hicap power supply,I could not justify the outlay.but found some chatter about flashback cables for naim. So I ordered a 5 pin and a4 pin snaik style cables.all I can say is I would not have bought the hicap with the supplied cables. I have just ordered a premiere 4 pin from flashback. The service and quality you cannot fault.
     
  19. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Gosh........ welcome to Pinkfish. Always nice to have people pop in to make their first posts on a cable thread from three years ago.
     
    misterdog and Zombie like this.
  20. L&N republican

    L&N republican pfm Member

    I replaced all my naim cables with Premiere.4toXLR from 82(hicap) to 250.It was grey naim which was obviosly weak part for that amp.Tried cheaper performance version,and I don like it ...too dark.Sound become more transparent and cleaner,better in every way.
    Next was Din to rca from Numerik to preamp.I had Linn Black and Silver,better than both,but small diference from Silver.To be honest with Silvers I use naim locked Din but Rca-s was not originals(it was Qued's)
    Third was 4 to 5 din for Prefix(from Teddy Pardo DTC).Can't rememeber all the diferences but I think This was best cable upgrade.
    I am Not "cable guy" but I tried few cable changes with naim..and can confirm that they made a lot of bad cabling...maybe easier to sell expensive range of today's cable bit everyone should try these bargain upgrades from flashback,good cable obviosly doesn't need to be expensive,I hate snakeoiling in hifi.
    Edit I actualy have once more 4to rca cable from Naim pre to EAR amp
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice