View Full Version : Scorpion Cables - really any good?
08-07-2003, 02:02 PM
Hi all, I actually found this site from the Scorpion Cables website. I need a set off component and digital audio connects for my system and wondered what any owners though of their Scorpion ones?
Prices seem good, especially since I noticed they're cheaper here. Basically, are they as good as stuff like the Supra ones that the magazines tend to rate?
Any views appreciated.
The Coaxial cable is excellent. I was using a Chord Prodac Silver Plus and the Scorpion Cable is better, details are more noticeable, bass is tighter, generally everything is improved.
I've just received a Subwoofer Cable and Component Cables which I hope to test out shortly. :)~:-)~:smile:
08-07-2003, 03:48 PM
Yes.. I have sold on my various supra/ecosse cables and now run SC coax and sub cables. Next on the list is component.. but I have not bought the TV yet :)~:-)~:smile:
Build quality is excellent.. so they look as good as they sound.. plus you can buy them to whatever custom size fits your needs.
Juboy is the man to ask as I know he is running SC component cables and has seen a improvement over the Supra AV3's he had before.. there are other threads on here and at avforums.com which SC cables have been mentioned.
09-07-2003, 09:17 AM
Sorry to arrive so late to the discussion - let's just say I'm glad NTL don't make AV cables :x~:-x~:mad:
My views of the Scorpion Cables are as follows:
Component - they look and feel gorgeous. They don't look mass produced, which I quite like, and really appear to have been built and tested to your specification (as their website states they do). They also come as three distinct cables, with the cutest little cable ties, which gives me more confidence than something like my previous Supra AV3 which, in it's entirety, was about as thick as one Scorpion cable!
Performance wise they definitely have a positive effect. After replacing the Supra, I re-calibrated with AVIA and found that colour saturation and detail levels had increased - so much so that the colour control needed backing down by 4 steps on my Toshiba 36ZD26P in order to get back to AVIA's correct level. I also reduced sharpness by 2 notches, although I'd always calibrated this a little on the 'hot' side previously anyway.
The overall look is more detailed, sharper defined edges and awesome colour saturation and containment - and that was after using the Supra AV3, which is a killer cable in it's own right.
Digital Coaxial - got a custom made, perfect length (0.6m) cable from my Pioneer 757ai to the Pioneer 2011 and it's made a subtle but noticeable difference. I previously used a cracking Eichmann cable but I know that Scorpion Cables pride themselves on using true 75ohm connections - which many others don't (despite the claims). Whether or not it's the connectors that make the difference I don't know, but what I will say is that the Scorpion Cable appears to have opened up the soundstage a little. The overall sound is a bit bigger to my ears.
As many people know, I am firmly in the 'Cables do matter' camp. Therefore I'm not trying to be technical, clever or confrontational here - just giving my view and I don't suppose or intend that anyone from the 'Cables? They're all the same' brigade will be converted!
Conclusion - if you need a set of cables, try Scorpion. They're very high quality, have that 'difference' that I for one quite like and are not expensive. If you're looking to upgrade from budget cables, Scorpion might just be a money saver as I doubt most would need to upgrade from these babies. And in my case I now have every cable leaving the back of my DVD player matching - which also looks quite cool 8)~8-)~:cool:
09-07-2003, 05:30 PM
I've just ordered a set of Scorpion Cables component cables which I will be testing against a set of Ixos 1703 cables when they arrive, (the SC) that is, as the Ixos have been in my system for about a month now and have made a very good improvement on my previous Ixos scart cable. Will let you know how I get on.
10-07-2003, 03:29 PM
These guys are doing nothing flashy but are doing it ALL right, this means their cables work and they are using the best materials possible. Prices are very keen as well
12-07-2003, 01:47 PM
I'm really impressed with my 10m sub,coax & stereo phono cables. They really seem to open up the sound stage and are very detailed. Build quality is superb too. Highly recommended. :clap:
19-07-2003, 11:40 AM
you'd be hard pushed to get the quality for the price anywhere else in the cable world.
paul does a great job. i purchased his coax and its the best 25 quid spent. the difference from my tosh sd900 dvd player to my yammy ax1 was very noticable indeed, especially at lower levels (which does'nt happen very often :D~:-D~:grin:). the dialog is definately better from my centre speaker, and the whole soundstage seems to be more open lately as its getting plenty of use.
i've noticed considerable difference too in the sound when playing medal of honor on the x box - BONKERS!
go for it, u'll not be disappointed!
19-07-2003, 08:07 PM
well I had no hesitation in ordering a set of components for my DVHS ;)~;-)~:wink: and a 10m sub cable for my shiny CHT-10.
Cant wait :)~:-)~:smile:
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