The Concert version highlights the performance of the KLEI™QFLOW XLRs, in that the KLEI™QFLOW XLRs (Concert) display a Concert feel/character with a real, organic, natural, riveting, and engaging presentation.
The KLEI™QFLOW7 XLRs, while they don’t have the benefit of the KLEI Harmony RCA plugs, using carefully selected XLR connectors and balanced configuration delivers directly comparable performance to the QFLOW7 ICs and in the case of genuinely balanced components, this is a worthwhile option to consider for the same price… John Ransley, Totally Wired 🙂
On arrival and replacing my current XLRs I was to put it mildly a little disappointed. Now I know KL burned these in for a while and first impressions were OK and the equal of my current cables but nothing so dramatically better than when I first used the gZERO10 ICs to replace my ICs. But then I remembered that it took forever for the gZERO10 ICs to come on song. So I decided to leave the system on repeat for the next 3 weeks playing all sorts of music. I didn’t do any critical listening in this period. So after about another 200 hours of burning in, I finally sat down to really listen… like the gZERO10 ICs this time of settling in and burning in made a significant improvement.
I still maintain that the gZERO10 ICs made a greater difference over my previous ICs than the QFLOW7 XLRs over my previous XLRs. But of course I am comparing different systems, which makes things more difficult to evaluate. But I can unequivocally state, there is a genuine improvement… once again I noted this sense of distortionless (pardon me making up words) ease with which the music flowed. For me the mid-range in particular is where the most improvements are to be found. There is greater transparency and yet with it greater density in the images that flow from the speakers. Voices and mid-range instruments take on a wonderful life like character with excellent tonal purity.
I love it that I can have detail and transparency without sterility. I have also found these to be a little more open and image depth and density is better. Bass and treble performance is admirable.
All in all another excellent cable from Keith Louis and one which falls within the family virtues of all his cables, that is being neutral, transparent, but most importantly, musical… DV 🙂 🙂 🙂