Not making this up. I'll never understand why they make this sort of nonsense, and why fools buy into the joke, but they do, including "journalists".
"Cutting to the chase: the Nordost cable sounds better. It shines a light into music’s murkier corners exposing greater subtleties, most notably lengthening the tail of each piano note’s natural decay on Nils Frahm’s “Says”. Elsewhere, Fela Kuti’s funked-up protest jazz (Afrodisiac) sounded both more rhythmically fruitful, Brian Eno’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea less anaemic.
And yet, paradoxically, the additional intensity brought by the Nordost wire also sounded more relaxed. Joining the dots between amped up fervour and greater repose is our third qualitative descriptor: effortlessness."
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"New D/A converter in tow, what to do about the Connect’s tendency toward nervous transient tension when siphoning the digital audio stream from its coaxial and (to a lesser extent) optical outputs?"
Nervous transient tension??!! Even with an external DAC added?!.....just because it is now digital, does not mean it is not snake oil. And journalists of dubious integrity but able to make up meaningless phrases will always be around.
Pretty much sums up the process of relieving gullible audiophools of humongous amounts of cash.
And for a more serious reaction to this wonderful product - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
The linked article is a good summary of the subject for anyone interested - where for the first time I read about a USD 500 replacement volume control knob sold as a HiFi system performance accessory, so in terms of how low someone can stoop, it is a good example from the race to the bottom: