I would like to thank Plussound for providing me the Plussound Exo Tri Copper cable for review. It is 26 AWG and of type 6 litz configuration. The length is 1.2m. There are 4 cores to this cable. The Plussound Exo Tri Copper I received comes with 0.78mm 2 pins connectors and 2.5mm balanced jack. At the moment, you can purchase the cable from http://www.plussoundaudio.com.
Unboxing & Accessories
The cable comes in a black package with a black protective cover that sports an image of the cable. The black package has the brand logo and name printed on top. Upon opening the package, you can see the cable sealed in a plastic wrap packaging. There are 1 amplifier band and an information card. There is a lack of soft carrying pouch to keep the cable. Overall, the package gives a premium feel to it.
Cable Build & Design
The 0.78mm 2 pins connectors on the cable has a housing that is sleeved with a rubber coating. On each of the connector, there is a Plussound logo in blue and red to differentiate between left and right respectively. On the connector, there is a gold circular metal which I assume is either for grip or design purpose. It gives a sleek feel to the connector. There is no memory wire section. Moving on to the chin slider, it is silver in color and is made of aluminium. The slider is circular in shape. The y-splitter is chrome silver in color and is made of aluminium too. The visual appeal is very good. Lastly, the jack is 2.5mm balanced straight with strain relief. On the housing sleeve protector, there is the Plussound brand name in silver printed on it. Like the connectors, there is a gold circular metal on the jack too.
Sound Analysis (Compared to Stock Cable)
The sub-bass experiences a slight lift in its quantity and adds body to the reproduction. The extension maintains with the rumble taking on a more musical approach. The bass decay has a similar speed and bass texture has an additional smoothness. It helps to create richness which results in a full-bodied expression. The mid-bass has slightly more body and issues a slam that is controlled and not hard-hitting. Each bass note is articulated with warmth and precision.
The midrange gains with more warmth and body. This results in a velvety approach and has the ability to invoke a luxuriant feel. The transparency is kept the same whilst the cleanliness is enhanced by a fair bit. The lower mids benefit with the cable., causing male vocals to be thicker sounding. The upper mids keep its forwardness and portrayed female vocals in the most mellifluous manner. There is a smooth and tight execution of the midrange.
The treble has slightly more body and it helps to accentuate the lushness. The extension does not improve much. Both the crisp and sparkle are maintained. The amount of air rendered at the top end increases by a little bit. The treble showcases an excellent mastery and the articulation is of ease. The details retrievals improve by a fair bit. The treble presentation is soothing and it is a relaxing listen. There is no sibilance and harshness.
The soundstage has a more natural expansion and the width has a slight increase in its magnitude. The depth is a little closed in to increase the intimacy yet still have sufficient space rendered. Positioning of vocals and instruments improves slightly.
The Exo Tri Copper is an organic and smooth sounding cable that is able to provide a full-bodied bass reproduction, warm midrange and controlled treble. The details retrieval is better with excellent intimacy. There is a good naturalness to the overall sound. The Plussound Exo Tri Copper is a new cable by Plussound that utilizes 3 variations of copper and it delivers confidently.