FLR - Fineline Reference are very robust, but flexible cables featuring 99.99% pure certified silver (single core) round Teflon-insulated conductors, enclosed in a flexible tubular outer jacket, covered with a braided polyester mesh. The outer diameter of a compete cable is slightly over 1/4 inch.
The very low capacitance of Fineline Reference cables (18pF per foot plus 7pF per connector) assures super wide bandwidth and allows usage with both passive and active preamplifiers. The shielded version of Fineline Reference (available as an option for $20 extra per pair) features a heavy copper outer shield with 100% coverage to assure RF and AMI protection. The shielded version of Fineline Reference cables is strictly directional, and there is a little arrow in the outer jacket pointing to the correct direction of the music signal. The outer diameter of the shielded version is slightly over 3/8 inch.
The FLR interconnect cables are available in single-ended RCA-to-RCA, balanced XLR-to-XLR, and " converting" femaleXLR-to-RCA and RCA-to-XLRmale configurations;
The RCA to RCA cable is terminated with genuine Swiss-made Netrik Pro-Fi RCA connectors. The back part of the Neutrik connectors is sealed with a flexible military-grade RF "transparent" epoxy which assured mechanical strength of the cables and provides airtight seal to prevent oxidation of the silver wire.
The connectors used with the balanced version of these cables are also sourced from Neutrik.
The FLR allows your equipment to demonstrate what it's capable of. Its completely neutral, smooth and open sound proves the successful marriage of theory and top quality components. On the majority of high-end systems Fineline Reference will sound practically as good as our best Premier S/PDIF cables, and therefore it could be the last interconnect you’ll ever need. The only thing that will sound more correct to you is the surprisingly reasonable price... The Fineline Reference requires about two days of initial break-in after the installation to show its "sound character" - before that time, a slight upper-midrange "brightness" (typical for pure silver cables) might be heard. For approximately 7 to 10 days after the initial break-in, sound becomes progressively smoother and more natural. In general, in two weeks after the installation, Fineline Reference is ready for critical listening. Please note that in order to perform their best, all our analog and digital interconnect cables should be broken-in on the very same system with the very same components used for critical listening! If a cable is disconnected or used with other components, it might be necessary, for the best sound, to start the break in process from the very beginning.. According to our experience, this rule applies to the vest majority of all high-end cables from various manufacturers.
Stealth FLR cables has been compared to many very good commercially available cables (including silver) from major manufacturers, and many listeners prefer the “sound character” of this cable to other more expensive cables. However, it is known that different cables do sound different with different systems. Moreover, choosing cables is a matter a personal preferences and taste. In general, the more advanced and sophisticated equipment is used, the better result can be achieved when using this cable. You are welcome to listen to these cables for 30 days (enough time to break-in the cable and perform a critical listening) and compare Fineline Reference to ANY analog interconnects on the market retailed for under $400, and if the sound is not for your liking – just return the undamaged cable for a full purchase price refund (minus the actual shipping cost
and transaction fees).
REAL LIFE OPINIONS
Please check the latest reviews and customers' feedback on the FLR interconnects.
Here are some quotes:
"One of the finest values in its high-end audio price class. These (SILVER internal wire) cables are very transparent and musical, with excellent resolution and focus. You will be very impressed as soon as you integrate them into your high-quality audio system. If you cannot find that you are willing to pay thousands of dollars on interconnects, then I recommend the FINELINE REFERENCE to be an very nice choice for fabulous sound at an affordable price." Donald Winslow of W. Enterprises NW
...I replaced all my megabuck silver Kimber interconnects and speaker wire completely all at the same time and put in STEALTH Fineline Reference and CWS wires throughout the whole system. The STEALTH wires are not even close to being fully broken in yet, but the improvement over my silver Kimber (best from Kimber, by the way!) has been very dramatic. Ken Randazzo email@example.com