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Gekko Purple Haze: A High-End RCA Interconnect - The Audiophile Man
A directional, unshielded interconnect cable made of solid-core pure UK silver (99.99%) AWG24 conductors, Paul Rigby reviews the Purple Haze I’m desperately trying not to rope in Jimi Hendrix within this review. It’s too easy, isn’t it? I’ll see how I go, though. So who exactly is Gekko? Well, they’re based in London and specialise in bespoke, handmade, high-end audio cables. Launched in 2012, the company’s products range from interconnects to speaker cables, microphone, instrument, mains and digital cables. The cables themselves are, how can I describe this without sounding twee…friendly. Unassuming. Cuddly, even. They look like left over knitting. That is, there is no industrial edge to these cables. They’re not three feet in diameter, are not as stiff as a board and do not tote a coffin-sized filter box. In fact, if you didn’t know the price, you could be fooled that these cables are priced at around £100 a pair. That they are so unassuming is a plus point in my book. Ah, but if you looked inside, that’s where all the action is. So what’s happening in terms of technology? Each conductor is insulated by braided PTFE threads, then by an additional layer of cotton while …