As we are delighted to be appointed the UK distribution for the UK, it is a double pleasure to invite our readers to find out more about Luna’s second from the top cable range, plus do the little trip back in time to retrospect the initial level – Gris, mentioned at the little preface below,
Luna Cables Gris reviewed in September 2018 turned out to be a portfolio opener grand enough to leave me quite puzzled. This affordable and finely voiced product introduced more questions than answers. Now’s the time to finally address some as its far pricier kin – Luna Cables Rouge – has arrived. Enjoy!
” … All on-site details available don’t say much about the Rouge family, but Danny kindly shed some light on it nonetheless and via Erik as per usual. He explained that his red speaker cable was many years in the making. Rouge interconnects released far earlier had people impressed enough to create demand for a product of the same tier and meant for speakers. […] Many prototypes and countless experiments followed and a satisfying item finally emerged […] I was also told that the red speaker cable’s conductors intersect all the way and their braiding internally complex keeps all interference and resonances in check. Dielectric used is waxed cotton and tinned copper braid shielding is used in order to further decrease environmental contamination. …”
” … The simplest description of the Rouge would be as follows: a performer very similar to the Gris, yet scaled up on the performance count quite significantly. Easy, isn’t it? This observation alone already gives a valid reason to think that the Luna Cables team developed their own voicing and highly likely many people familiar with its portfolio would agree with me here. This implies that, instead of trying to satisfy everyone, Danny and Erik have been following their mutual path without any side moves along the road. The Canadian approach scores high in my privy book and surely is safe from a customer’s perspective; familiarity with one item by Luna Cables stretches all across the board. Well, after knowing two of its products that’s my firm guess at least. … “
” … Just as the Gris, this report’s hero – Luna Cables Rouge speaker cable – delivered the Canadian message in artful and exquisite fashion, but this time around did so unexpectedly intensely.[…] Rouge is undoubtedly costly, that’s not debatable, but surely sings accordingly. What it does with sound in general, does remarkably well. All its key virtues finely blended together go hand in hand with intensity I haven’t heard with its more affordable gray sibling. If such pleasure-centric voicing is the one you might fancy, I encourage you to risk it and audition the red one. Be warned though, highly likely the ‘intense’ bit will arrive as quite the shock. If so, I’m not the one to blame. …”