April 2011 issue
"An excellent result for those wanting a big hearted, smooth yet punchy prospect."
David Price, editor
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Customers Reviews and letters: (including discussions links)
Robert Turner from Norfolk UK, wrote in November 12th 2016:
“Hi Avi, I am really pleased to report that the Lunar Equilateral cable's have improved greatly
I have done some A/B comparisons with the Naim Super Lumina interconnects I have on loan
from my local dealer. I also got a friend to blind test the two cables.
The outcome was basically quite close but on the whole your Lunar Equatorial cable's edges ahead.
The highs are more detailed and sweeter but also very natural. The whole presentation of the
Lunar is very organic and natural. Bass we found to be better controlled and defined.
Brass instruments and guitar have added timbre. Soundstage and imaging was well placed.
Live recordings put you right there in the audience.
I am delighted with these cables and to think they are a fraction of the cost of many branded
cables their performance is outstanding.
I am so pleased I gave them time to totally burn in, it was a long but worthwhile journey.
it took about 450hrs to fully burn-
that takes about 300hrs. Many thank once again I'm truly delighted. Best regards, Rob.”
”Ar Lunar Equilateral” -
John Tarry from Kent UK, wrote in December 23th 2015:
“I listened to my hifi with the new Lunars installed all yesterday evening and I am very impressed.
Your cables really do deliver. The change in the overall sound quality, timing and
is remarkable. I imagine there may be more improvement as the cables burn in.
As a result of what I have heard, I am now considering trying the Lunar Equilaterals.
However, I find it hard to believe I could squeeze even more from my current hifi,
particularly as the upgrade using the new standard Lunars has delivered so much.
I will continue to enjoy the Lunars and await your reply.”
And after ordering Lunar 4 Equilateral: “Once again many thanks for helping me to decide on
how to proceed. I am enjoying my music so much more with the new cables.
You should feel very pleased and proud of your endeavours as your cables are better in my view
than those sold by the big name brands. Regards, John”
Evan Mclean (Nelson, New Zealand) wrote in August 6th 2013:
“I've had the lunar now for almost 2 weeks. It's exceeded my expectations to put it mildly.
I've never really been convinced that spending X amount on cables was worth it.
You've changed my mind. I can't say enough about the lunar.
The sound from my speakers is so much much more detailed, wider, fuller and totally
enveloping now. Thank you, Evan.”
Dennis Brokaw from Oregon wrote:
"NAIM gear is so well executed it faithfully rewards any improvement, coming in or going
out. While pretty much any hifi component or after-
change you can hear-
improvement. AR Sound Green 2 input interconnect does just that: it is more revealing! It
allows you to hear, for the first time, what was there all along that wasn't heard before.
And that is not just different, it is fundamentally better.
Tried with an 01 Naim tuner, it both made poor broadcast and poor source more obvious,
but it also made good broadcast and
quality source material fuller, more detailed, more immediate, more life-
possible with the standard interconnects. At its modest cost yet still incorporating quality
design and construction, it is-
Some dealers make points by saying things like, "for this item...you get $1000, $2000,
whatever, worth of improvement..." But with your interconnect it is so amazingly
transforming I'm not sure you can put a dollar comparison on what it does; it simply
delivers what was never delivered before, at any price, with any component. That's what I
mean by "fundamental" upgrade. There is no dealer/manufacture upgrade path that really
compares. I can say something like "It's like going from a 32 preamp to a 52 preamp, for
under $100." That's not an exact parallel, but the idea is there, and in fact switching to
the AR Sound Green 2 is a bigger upgrade in many respects. We hear MORE of
instruments," as well as all the usual hifi jargon like "extended highs, tighter bass," etc. It
simply puts more real musical information into the fine Naim amplification system, and
that is a genuine upgrade! We're amazed at what we hear. And from mere FM at that!"
Kevin Goodwin from Rochdale wrote:
“I installed the Lunar cables yesterday. They are feeding in to my Naim Nac 202. I know
they will improve with burning in, but right from the off there has been a very significant
improvement in the sound over the GreenLink cable. Three things stand out:
a hugely increased soundstage; far more detail; and a phenomenal increase in very accurate
bass output. In short, I no longer feel I am hearing reproduced sounds, but much more like
the real thing. Voices are so real, in fact, that it is a bit unnerving.
Thank you very much for allowing me to be an early purchaser of these fabulous cables.”
A long discussion (20 pages) on the PFM forum:
Graeme Sharp from Bradford wrote:
"Avi, I received the interconnect back on Saturday and all I can say is wow!
What a transformation, simply stunning, the change from the standard naim cable is incredible.
The 250.2 is now incredibly quick, and every single aspect of the audio range has improved,
music flows with so much ease you forget your equipment completely and
get drawn into the music.
Many thanks for working your magic once again. Regards, Graeme"
Olivier Soligo from Winterthur (Switzerland) wrote:
"Hi Avi, I received the Lunar Snaic-
and I must really say that I'm completely amazed! I had opportunities to try some Chord
performance of the Lunar!
For my full Naim Equipment the Lunar is truly the best stuff I tried so far!
But Life goes on and soon I will be a proud owner of a pair of Nap135s. Now my question:
I saw that you have a Lunar Din4 to XLR mono pair. What does that mean?
Is that a version for the nap135? Regards, Olivier"
Robert Jones from Darmstadt (Germany) wrote:
“From the first day the sound was so transformed for the better that it is difficult to know
where to begin. Suffice to say that the system allowed everything to come shining through.
The sound stage opened up and became wider and deeper.
The musical energy was completely free and seemingly unlimited and yet the sound was
always in control. Instruments and artists stayed in their place on the 3D sound stage.
As the cables finally burned in it really was like being there with the performers in front of us.
As I played one disc after another I realised for the first time that I could play anything and
Everything and it all sounded both real and natural.
My wife and I are very very happy with our system, it has increased our enjoyment of all sorts of music.
Many thanks, your cables really are rather special.
All best wishes, Robert
p.s. I feel I have not begun to do justice to your cables with my limited description.
You have to hear it to believe it!”
(This email was sent after replacing SkyLink with Lunar DIN interconnect)
Another customer from the UK, had kindly agreed to quote his E-
"The Lunar, I am very pleased to say, definitely has the AR Sound that I have grown to love.
When you first talked about the Lunar I understood that it was a much better cable but I also
got the feeling that it would be a different type of presentation to the Yellow and SkyLink.
In my opinion it is very much better than the SkyLink, this is quite an achievement in itself,
And also it builds on the sound and good points of the SkyLink.
I always thought that the SkyLink was just about as good as a cable could get, The Lunar
Does all that the SkyLink does and then quite a bit more. It is without question the most
natural, yet dynamic cable I have ever heard.
It does things that defy logic at times. A bright, brash recording it tamed and is now much
more flowing and listenable. A dull recording is given more life and a greater chance to get
The foot tapping. In short is makes the very best of any recording and presents it in the most
musical way that one might imagine. It won’t make a poor recording sound like a good
recording but it will make the poor one sound the very best that one has ever heard it before.
The bass is perfect. I also got slightly worried that it might over exaggerate the bass but it
doesn’t. The separation that I can now hear in double bass in jazz recordings is a revelation,
it is just perfect. Voices are clearer to hear as are harmonies and male voices have more
Body to them that I got from the SkyLink. I also like the flexibility of the cable and it hangs
in a neat way at the back of the rack.
All in all Avi I just can’t find a single thing that I don’t like or feel that it is coming up short on.
The cable delivers on every level and I sincerely hope that someone with influence
in the Hi-
industry tries this cable and write an article about it. It deserves to be a huge success for you"
Another customer wrote his findings regarding the Lunar interconnect on the PFM forum:
Nick R. (UK) wrote this email regarding the Lunar interconnect:
"Dear Avi, I said I would get back to and confirm my findings after an extended run in.
All has settled down now, the sound is fantastic, it is like having an amp upgrade.
Top end is very clear, base very accurate and dynamics huge.
Could you advise what the likely effect of changing the Naim cable between the power supply
to the power amp to an AR Sound cable would be? Is it as noticeable as the CD interconnect upgrade?
Thank you for your help, Nick"
Here is feedback of my system with full Lunar cables.
You were right when you wrote me about the need of two Lunar Snaic if we use two Hicap.
Now with all these cables and after two weeks of burning, I can say that I've achieved something really special.
I was sceptical before ordering my very first cable, now I'm converted, I know I was right.
All is far better, more detailed, more dense, more mature, more natural. Music is no longer played by the loudspeaker, it's floating in the air, in front of me.
From my personal point of view, it's one of the three best upgrade I've ever made. Thanks, FPM
He also posted in the synthese-
“...I finally feel like touching something special to get into the real high end.
I finally pinpoint accuracy, a mature sound that I never imagined , it rises above
and falls below it with Naim cables without harshness, it's sweet, it's hard, it's
soft, it's violent, it's serious, it is acute, is ... Is ... . I feel I have done
my scaling system. latter point, the Foot-
“J'ai enfin une extrême précision avec des timbres de plus en plus crédibles, une densité, une maturité sonore que je n'imaginais pas, ça monte plus haut et cela descend plus bas qu'avec les câbles Naim, sans dureté, c'est doux, c'est dur, c'est tendre, c'est violent, c'est grave, c'est aigu, c'est ... , c'est... . j'ai l'impression d'avoir fait un détartrage de mon système.
dernier point, le Foot-
Je dirais même plus. les notes sont tellement liées entre elles, tellement lisibles, tellement naturelles, que l'on est littéralement happé par la musique.
Avant de changer mes câbles, je ne prenais vraiment du plaisir qu'avec certains CD, toujours les mêmes. maintenant, j'écoute de la musique.
en résumé. les câbles Lunar, les essayer, c'est les adopter , FPM”
"Muttley2" Wrote on Fri 08 May 2009:
(Also on the PFM forum here): http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/showthread.php?p=833257&highlight=AR-
There was an interesting thread a few weeks back by Bob Atherton on the remarkable transformation in
his system bought about by adding an AR Sound Green interconnect to replace the Standard Naim
My system is CD5x P/L FC2X P/L 122x 200 and qed XT400 speaker cable. These are my views on an
interesting change I have experienced and wanted to share with those who are interested.
I contacted AR Sound and enquired about their cables. I was already keen on changing my Hiline so
ordered a Yellow 1 to replace it.
I then decided to also buy a Green 4 interconnect to replace the 4 pin SNAIC from the FC2x to 200.
Having not always had a Naim system I know what the right cable in the right system can do and given
The testimonials on the Ar Sound products I took the plunge.
The cables ordered already had burn in time on them the yellow 1 had about 12 hours and the Green 4
about 96, so as soon as they were in the system they were pretty much ready to go. Although I was
advised the Yellow 1 would take a good week or so of burn in before really being on song. All I can say is
that 3 days in of listening I don't know if i can take any more improvement
I took the SNAIC out of my system first and replaced it with the Green 4. Straight from cold there was an
improvement in detail, space, lower noise floor and 3D imaging. Next came the yellow 1 and this is where
things really get exciting. The cable offers nothing short of a revolution in sound I though not possible from
my modest Naim setup. The Hiline for me seemed to limit ultimate top end extension and bass was just a
bit woolly and ill defined. The Yellow 1 changed that in an instance. Lets start with the Bass. Deep,
defined, and nothing short of bang on the money. Timing is spot on bass notes start and stop with a
previously unheard natural quality. The soundstage is now wider and deeper adding a more 3D quality to
any music. Detail retrieval is nothing short of stunning. I have listened to discs I must have listened to a
thousand times and there is a new vocabulary of sound coming from the speakers. Instruments have so
much room to breathe there is now expression in music that was previously unheard. So much clarity is
difficult to take in on first listen but it is done in such a way that timing, musicality are in no way affected.
Finally there is the treble which is sweet and extended but no hint of harshness or siblilance which highly
detailed cables can induce. Vocal separation is stunning, on backing vocals you can almost count how
many individual voices make up a note, just amazing :-
Pink Floyd The Wall is always a great test disc for me as I thought I knew every note an nuance of the
music. I obviously didn't the additional detail and atmospheric noises in the recording are portrayed in a
stunning soundscape I thought not possible from a system, without remortgaging the house and spending
a fortune on new components. The P/L addition took my system to a new planet, the Yellow 1 and green 4
have taken it to a new universe... Brilliant :-
I could go on but I want to get back to the music which is nothing short of magical. I know there will be
detractors to these findings, thats fine everones ears are different. I enjoy tinkering with my system and I
am glad I took the plunge."
"Just been listening to Nick Drake & Jeff Buckley. It sounds like they are in the room with you using the
And three weeks later...:
"I have had the Yellow 1 in place for 3 weeks now and it takes some time to get used to the clarity and
detail which was missing when using the stock Naim cables. The Ar Cables are like having cotton wool
removed from your ears. Put the naim cable back in my system and music became woolly and plods. As
for volume levels the only problem I have is not turning the amp up too loud because the music sounds a
darn site better!!!! I also have a Green 4 and a Greenlink 5 to totally remove standard Naim cables from
the signal chain. Sound is now crystal clear and bass definition speed and attack are amazing.
Anyway I have had such a mass of changes in a short time with new cables all of them worthwhile, but the
AR yellow1 really is a work of sonic art, I will sit back and enjoy my music and system all over again."
"fado76" wrote: (Source: ,15 Nov 2009, 17:09)
"Z mojej strony, mój kontakt z izraelskimi produktami ograniczył się póki co tylko
do styczności z interkonektem AR Sound -
"For my part, my contact with Israeli products was limited as long as only contact
with the interconnect AR-
Bob Atherton from Bristol described his findings with the GREEN 2 in the PFM forum:
Darren Lewis from Swansea (UK) wrote:
"Good Morning Avi, Just to let you know the SkyLink has been burning in for about 100 hours now and I
have to say sounds wonderful-
Please could you include my review of the cable in your testimonials on your website:-
System: Naim CDX/ Naim SuperNait/ Dynaudio 1.8ii Loudspeakers.
After hearing numerous plaudits heaped upon the AR-
Although the cable is sent out by Avi with 10 hours burn in time, Teflon leads need a great deal more 'cooking' (about 100 hours for this particular interconnect), so I wasn't expecting aural sparks straight from the off...
Well I was in for a shock-
Timing was tight as a drum with an overall sweetness that made my older lead seem positively ragged.
There was a relaxed transparency that enabled one to follow individual instruments far easier, but I must
stress that all this improvement was from a cable basically straight from the off.
Believe me it gets far better...
At present I'm not far off 100 hours burning in time and its like my CD player is performing like something
twice its price-
wires is astonishing.
So to sum up, if you own a Naim CD player and are looking at replacing your interconnect, give Avi's
interconnect a whirl. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee although I would bet that once you've
heard it at its best you WILL NOT send it back!
Darren Lewis, Swansea (UK)."
And two years later (Nov 2011), Darren wrote again... (after replacing SkyLink with Lunar):
"Although there is barely 20 hrs on use on my new ‘Lunar’ interconnect, the improvements are wonderful
compared to the AR Sound ‘SkyLink’ lead it has replaced.
The SkyLink is of course is a fabulous product with a real ‘fit and forget’ quality, so when I fitted the ‘Lunar’ I wasn’t expecting massive improvements to be honest….In a nutshell, if you have this sort of money to spend on an interconnect definitely buy the ‘Lunar’.
I won’t bore you with details but the ‘Lunar’ has more transparency, bass extension, detail, everything is much better over the cheaper lead (which tonally could be described as ‘darker’ in comparison).
What I will say if you are considering buying any of Avi’s leads is that they are superb value for money first and foremost, but the most impressive thing for me is they all sound ‘balanced’ and let the music do its thing…
Thanks again Avi!"
"Scotty" from Essex wrote in the PFM forum:
"...Anyways i decided to give the AR cables a try.....and im glad i did for the cost
they are absolutely superb value but the sound....well i cant believe it...they have
sorted the harshness problem overnight -
After a weeks playing i put the hi-
Tomasz Szczęsny from Poland wrote:
"Thank you for the SkyLink, it's a wonderful pleasure to listen with your interconnect, now i have to sell
the Naim's Hiline. With the Skylink, deeper stage of music is more clear and touchable, stereophony
is better, but the most fantastic thing is that music became more 3D. Now i have ordered The green
one for connection between my CD5X and FLATCAP XS. I can't wait to hear the difference between
your cable and SNAIC5. Regards, Tomasz"
Stuart from Hampshire (UK) wrote:
Hi Avi, Just to say the Lunar cable arrived safely yesterday -
I already had a Green 4 din cable, but this is even better. There is more body and authority to the sound and it is more balanced than before and also more detailed, dynamic and open, yet also smoother and cleaner sounding,
I'm very impressed and somewhat surprised that it would make so much difference and all of it positive!
many thanks, Stuart.
Lee Tin Onn from Singapore wrote:
"Hi avi, I got both the greenlink din-
The cables really let my system shine. Details without the glare, deeper bass with even better timing and excellent clarity in mids. I hear things i have not heard before. It really makes the cables I have used in the past mediocre
including of course the stock naim cables. Thank you for coming out with such an excellent product.
I really look forward to your future products especially a replacement for naca5."
Arthur Pemberton from Essex (UK) wrote:
"Hi Avi, You really were not joking when you said these cables need time. I did not
believe in the 'burn in' phenomenon until now -
be isolated. And all of the Naim rhythm is there but even more so.
Also it has tamed the bass on a couple of problem discs -
I purchased an already burned in green 1 on Ebay (a guy had upgraded and needed a different connection),
so I now have 2 of the three links to complete the change to AR heaven."
Thanks again. You have another satisfied customer. Please feel free to quote me if you want to. Arthur Pemberton
Peter from Cologne Germany wrote on Wed 13 May 2009 in the Naim forum:
"I received the Green 2 DIN-
The first 5 days I noticed a lot of changing, but now it seems to be nearly ready. I tried other cables
before without success. So I was not expecting too much.
This time it is different. The Green 2 gives me more details and clarity without being harsh (I was afraid
of getting too much treble like with other silver cables -
instrument separation, high frequencies are clear and silky, the bass is tamed and more controlled,
still enough warmth in it, good tonal balance.
I will do a comparison with my lavender next weekend for a final decision, but I guess the Green 2 will stay..."
"...die Musik spielte harmonischer und natürlicher als zuvor, das Harte in den E-
verschwunden. Nun der Rück-
verschwunden, deutlich weniger Details.
Vielleicht klingt das Green 2 ein wenig heller als das Naim-
Spektrum sehr ausgeglichen und harmonisch. Die Detaildarstellung und Räumlichkeit sind wirklich
erstaunlich. Es ist für mich keine Frage mehr -
For the full report (erstellt: 28. Mai 2009, 11:47) please read:
Stuart from Peterborough wrote:
"I've been upgrading my Naim system since I first brought my NAC72 and NAP140 right up to NAC82,
NAP250, CDS and two Hi-
and wow what a difference to the music it has made!
Loads more details and very well balanced and natural, it was worth the money and
It was like adding a Hi-
Peter Stockwell from Courbevoie France wrote:
"J’ai installé le Green DIN-
place du snaic. On retrouve la même cohérence rythmique qu’avant, mais avec plus de
finesse et de définition. Je trouve que le câble Green est plus calme, plus ouvert, donnant
une impression de grave plus étendu et ferme. En faite, l’installation de ce dernier câble
Green (j’en utilise déjà sur un de mes sources) m’a fait penser que me enceintes sont, au
bout de dix ans de services, le maillon faible de ma chaine
(CDX/XPS/HiLine/282/DTCII/Green/200/B&W CDM1Se). Quand l’on voit qu’un snaic
coute environs 120€, le Green représente un très bon rapport Qualité/prix.
C'est encore mieux avec Green entre source et preampli, et green entre pre-
power. Gobsmackingly good!"
“Ciao Avi, ho aspettato qualche giorno a scriverti per rodarec
per bene il cavo GreenLink .
Detto questo, complimenti per il prodotto di qualità.
rispetto al cavo originale Naim ho notato una maggiore fermezza del basso e una gamma media alta meno sbilanciata verso l'alto.
con il cavo GREENLINK IL MIO IMPIANTO E' PIU' EQUILIBRATO!
Andrew from Cheshire wrote: "What a fantastic improvement; The key thing is the extra
clarity and instrument separation you get by using the green lead over a standard Naim lead"
Rob from Perth Australia wrote: "Hi, Love your cable, It is so much better than the Chord! Thanks".
"One great cable, has tamed the music down and blacked the background".
"gazza2564" from Hertfordshire wrote: "WOW!! great cable, more of everything almost 3d
(cd5x nait5 150x f/cap) Thank you"
Florian from Fréjus France wrote: "Very articulate sound with just enough smoothness. Exceptional build quality!"
Modestino from Italy wrote: "Very good cable! Beats my Snaic!" (DIN4 to XLR for NAP250)
"London Lad" wrote in Naim Audio forum: "FWIW I purchased a Hi-
(without listening to it first) and I didn't like it at all. To my ears, in my system, in my room, it seemed like
it had cut the top off the treble and made the base soft and uncontrolled sounding.
My wife and daughter both agreed! I then tried my dealers demo Hi-
Some weeks later, just out of interest I brought one of the green interconnects. To me, in my system etc etc
it sounds better that the lavender by some margin, more controlled base and smoother treble without any high frequency loss."
Abel from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia wrote: "The cable I tested today sounds very
open and detailed, even airy and the staging is really big improvement-
Alan from London Wrote:
"Hi, I just ordered a Green 4 -
I also recently bought a Green 4 DIN-
from you, and it is a great, great listen! Many thanks! (This one is for my father...)"
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