NVA LS6 Speaker Cable
LS6 is a 48 separately insulated core loudspeaker cable. 20 of the cores are the same as used in LS1 to LS5, and 28 cores of very high quality thinner silver alloy. The thicker cores give the bass extension and slam and the thinner cores give a mid and top to dream for.
Available in a wide range of lengths.
"When I replaced my LS5 with the LS6 the first thing I noticed was unusual, it was that of fresh air, as if the speaker cable wasn't there at all. A very strange description I know but that is the easiest way to describe it.
The second most obvious difference is it is as if I am no longer listening to hifi but instruments and musicians, that is not listening to black boxes and speakers but dynamic and passionate people expressing themselves through voice or instruments. A bass guitar has more texture making it sound not replicated but real etc... The Imaging is incredible, you don't just hear where a note starts and stops but also where the image of one instrument is and where the next one begins, nothing merges together but everything is well planted and all works together and you can hear strands of detail all over the place, what speaks to me the most is the shear transparency, natural and full range of the cable, as I said it is as if it's not there.
There is a Jack Johnson song called Pictures of people taking pictures, and it starts with such quiet quiet detail, you can hear Jacks voice dead centre really quietly starting off the sound it is quite incredible. After a couple of days I popped the LS5 back in. Comparatively the LS5 sounded a bit harsh and nasal, it was too forward, I had to turn the volume down a bit. LS5 obviously a great cable, but the LS6 is so open, relaxed, honest and enables music to have this staggeringly realistic sound.
I also popped a pair of TQ black in after the LS5 that I had in a second system. Comparatively the TQ is a rich Phat sound, with round and controlled bass. I immediately thought this sounded nice but coloured. The more I used the TQ black the more I liked it. After a couple of hours I popped the LS6 back in, then i realised how muddy and blurred the TQ is, again a great cable but it's not an honest picture. The full bass I love with the TQ is there with the LS6 but controlled and there isn't the bloom you find with the TQ, just a confident solid sound.
To me the LS6 really is a new reference cable."
"Initial impressions were that this cable brings on more of those NVA qualities - a sense of space, each instrument more distinctive, more of the nuances of the recording coming through. I think that, in addition to this, it produces a better sense of everything going on in the same space and time.
However, going back to the A70s and A80s produced the biggest shock. Perhaps I need to let things settle in a bit longer, but initial impressions are of a more smeared sound: a little like I'm in the room next door, not in the music room. So, what I'm saying is that A80s plus LS6 produced a distinctly better sound than A80s, plus A70s plus LS5.
As part of the transition, I had the A80s plugged into the bass with LS6 and the A70s plugged into mid/treble with LS5s. This produced, as you might expect, a stronger, clearer bass or to put it another way, when I replaced the LS6 with LS5 for the bass drivers, bass became more muddled."