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Absolute Sound Interconnect Cable of the Year
"Ray Kimber has always delivered exceptional sound and value in his low- and mid-priced cables and interconnects; the Hero takes the Finalist honors in a very competitive category. With an accurate tonal balance, great transparency, and wonderful bass definition, the Hero sets the standard in affordable interconnects." --The Absolute Sound, February/March, 2003.
Kimber's Hero interconnect offers more detailed and dynamic sound than Kimber's famous PBJ cables. Utilizing Kimber's patented VariStrand conductor geometry, new metallurgy, new GyroQuadratic field geometry and Teflon dielectrics, Heroes offer imaging and transparency close to Kimber's more expensive Silver Streak ($190/M) cables, but at a fraction of the cost.
"Editors' Choice" Award Winner 2007
Kimber Kable Hero Interconnect won an "Editors' Choice" award in the Winter 2007 Home Theater Buyer's Guide from The Perfect Vision magazine.
"A sonic near-twin to the more costly Kimber Select KS-1021, Hero yields by direct comparison only a tiny bit in sheer control, ultimate transparency, and inner detail to its pricier brother," reports The Perfect Vision.
Kimber Hero interconnect now features premium WBT RCA connectors!
Conclusions One ordinarily thinks of a "hero" as someone who overcomes terrible odds to achieve an overall good. In that context, I think that this latest line of interconnects from Kimber more than lives up to its lofty name. It cannot be easy to offer the level of detail and refinement presented by the Heroes at such a comparatively low price, but the folks at Kimber Kable have somehow managed to pull off this impressive feat. Ultimately, as with all cabling decisions, the brand and model of cable chosen should ultimately depend on the present and anticipated future state of the prospective buyer's audio system. The Heroes strike me as an excellent choice for someone not interested in the "cable of the month club" mentality prevalent in certain quarters of the high end and/or not interested in spending considerable sums of money for subtle improvements in cable performance. I suspect that owners of Kimber Heroes will likely go through several source and amplification component upgrades before feeling a burning desire to upgrade their interconnects. The Heroes are not the "be all and end all" of audio interconnects, and those with sufficient funds can certainly buy interconnects offering "more" of whatever tickles their particular audio fancies. What the Kimbers do offer, however, is a remarkably well balanced, neutral sound at a price that the audio everyman can afford. I will not presume to tell you what kind of interconnect cables to buy, but I will tell you what to audition. Provided that the rest of your components are ready to be revealed for what they truly are, the Heroes deserve a place on your interconnect audition short list. ...John Upton, soundstage.com
Audio Advisor Review - Kimber Kable Hero Interconnect with XLR'S