The Absolute Sound "Best Interconnect" 2008/2009
"The Hero's bass is prodigious; the mids are either dead neutral or a notch light, with dynamics at once powerful yet finely shaded. The 8TC is always musical, balancing detail, liveliness, tonal neutrality, and dynamic contrasts with a very realistic, holographic soundstage."
- The Absolute Sound magazine, February / March, 2003
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 magazine, Winter 08 / Spring 09
The Perfect Vision "Editors' Choice" Award Winner 2007
"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.
- The Perfect Vision magazine, Winter 2007