Might Bright: XtraFlex Duet2 Music Light

October 1, 2008


KUDOS Compact. Very bright. Flexible heads let you put light where it’s needed.
CONCERNS Alligator-style clip should be padded on both contact points.
CONTACT Mighty Bright, (800) 922-3233; mightybright.com




Accusound Silver Studio Pro

The Silver Studio Pro ($69 Street) Offers superior signal conductivity via its dual electro- plated-silver copper conductors, and excellent immunity to RFI and EMI noise thanks to a braided copper shield in which the individual strands are electro-plated with 99.9 percent pure silver. The 12-foot cable we tested also has an audiophile-grade low-loss polypropylene insulator and a tough, braided outer jacket for durability and coiling ease. The rugged Amphenol connectors sport goldplated brass plugs, and the joints are silversoldered for extra strength. Accusound reportedly uses a proprietary winding process to control electromagnetic fields and phase distortion, and the capacitance is “tuned” to obtain a flat frequency response. Whatever is going on, the Silver Studio Pro is a sweet sounding cable that’s crisp and well balanced from top to bottom. We’ve used it quite a lot lately in our gear tests and found it lends a richness to overdriven tones and a touch of warmth to cleaner sounds, and just has a great sense of presentation that makes everything sound a little more detailed and open. A fine cable for a cool price.

KUDOS Excellent sonic detail. Nicely made.
CONTACT Accusound,(508) 894-0004; accusoundcablecompany.com



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