KBL Sound is a result of decades of experience gained while being involved professionally in music production in studio recording, or during a real gig live or just experimenting with audio equipment at home. Lying behind this was always a passion for a deeper knowledge and understanding about how to reproduce the original sound as close as possible.
Through many years of individual research, experimentation and constant improvements for the best music playback we have managed to complete our offer, always with a single goal in mind; whatever the price tag – to provide the best it can be. We hope that our customer’s feedback, audio magazines reviews and the various awards received speak for themselves.
For us the most important for creating the feeling of experiencing the live event are: openness and ability to play back down to the bottom whatever had been preserved on the tape. All those low level information which doesn’t create image itself, but contributes hugely to its complexity. Only with all that present the feeling of the real being there and neutrality can be achieved and the music becomes engaging spiritual experience. Often people are looking for different things in the sound not all of them are right or needed. Like obsessive hunting for the huge bass, increased resolution in trebles or unnatural precision. All that kills the realism of music if it is overdone. It is important to have it there in the mix but up to the certain degree. Other way the feeling of rightness is lost and we getting instead the bunch of exaggerated parts of the performance, but not the sense that we are listening to the music, as it all comes as a mechanical manipulation which might be attractive to some ones and even sometimes a fun to hear, but it doesn’t make us feeling we are a part of the real performance. It can also be lost during recording process more or less, dependant on the quality of sound engineers, but it shouldn’t prevent us from trying to find it back.
KBL Sound addresses offer to these sensitive listeners who seek uncompromising, realistic presentation of recordings and want to enjoy its effects for many years to come. The confirmation of our achievements is a phrase from a recent review of our cables: "With them music becomes a complete event." That is what we are constantly striving and what all music lovers want.
The greater part of our products is hi-end audio cables. To complete this offer we have created a cost-no-object power strip and equally excellent vibration-damping absorbers indispensable in every hi-end system.
2016 Year Award
Hi-Fi & Music for Interconnects and Speaker Cables Red Eye Ultimate
Best Product of the Year 2015 Award
High Fidelity magazine for Himalaya Interconnects and Speaker Cables
We are pleased to announce the presence of our new products at this year's AUDIO VIDEO SHOW in Warsaw, Poland, November 6-8. Rooms Opera 5 and 224. All cables in two systems were Signature Series Himalaya.
Long time awaited a new version of our Reference Power Distributor, very well known and awarded by High Fidelity magazine (Red Fingerprint and Best Product of the Year 2014). Now it is avaiable with 5 or 6 best Furutech AC schuko inlets. Both new versions come with specially designed antivabration wood base, made out of selected one piece wood with extremely dense fiber and best possible anti-resonant specifications.
Introducing Zodiac speaker cables.
Official Premiere of new flagship Signature Series Himalaya.
New KBL Sound products:
January 2016: Himalaya Power Cable
"Polish cable delivers a highly detailed sound. As I said, sound is smooth, silky so the abundance of details does not come from emphasis on a part of the range. Selectivity of Himalaya is really good, better than of Crystal Cable and Acrolink. Even Harmonix, that delivers very open, active sound, tended to present details in less distinctive way [...] What I'm describing are details from the front of the stage particularly powerful, energetic ones.[...] It's a really well balanced cable offering great performance. Its sonic character seems similar to that of Siltech and Crystal Cable products, which is curious, because these two brands use silver and gold as material for conductors, while KBL Sound power cable is made of copper. At the same time Polish cable offers very dynamic sound, with particularly active midrange, which is something associated rather with copper cables. I should add that its presentation tends to focus listener's attention on the middle of the stage, just like it usually happens during live concerts." High Fidelity
October 2015: Zodiac interconnects
"This is very genuine interconnect for well seasoned aficionados." StereoLife
Editor's Choice Award
"Exceptionally musical and sophisticated. Superb stereophony with impressive depth and size of individual virtual sources. Tonally balanced."
Best Buy Award for Zodiac Interconnects from Hi-Fi Choice magazine
November 2015: Signature Series Himalaya (IC + speaker cables)
"Performance of Polish cables is excellent, refined. It reminded me of the most expensive models of Siltech—from both Double and Triple Crown lines. They deliver very focused, dense, rich with harmonics sound. [...] Himalaya preserve a wonderful tonal coherence and so called "flow". With them music becomes a complete event. Listener won't focus on details, as these are usually recording artifacts and not elements of the music itself. They deliver also a lot of information and only the most expensive lines from Siltech and Tara Labs can offer a bit more. If you don't compare them head-to-head multiple times, if you don't know Siltechs very well, you probably won't even notice any difference in the resolution and selectivity between Himalaya and Double Crown, or it will be so small you won't really care, especially considering that the latter is a few times more expensive. [...] Polish cables slightly emphasize upper midrange which makes them sound bit more open, more "fresh". This also makes them similar (I mean the IC) to the Japanese 聖HIJIRI HGP-10R "Million". They offer similar tonality, attack and its power but the Polish cable is even more refined when it comes to presenting small relations between elements of the music and to "drawing" soft textures. [...] These are excellent cables. The simple fact that I had to use a few times more expensive cables as my reference to describe how they work, speaks for itself. Positive Feedback Issue 81
Red Fingerprint Award
September 2015: Signature Series Himalaya (IC + speaker cable)
These are one of the best cables I've ever heard - only Siltech (interconnects and speaker cables) and Tara Labs (speaker cables only) are capable to bring a bit more to the table. Except those, all other, no matter how good they are, have simply no go."
July 2015: Series Red Eye Ultimate (IC, speaker and power cables)
"The Ultimate Series performance is extremely consistent and organized in the timing domain; with music, the feeling of rythm is more important than frequency. Such playback attracts and relaxes, and its class is surprising at this price level. It is a great attraction and makes that even records that we forwarded before, now become richer and more interesting.[…] In comparison to world market prices, these speaker cables and interconnects are bargains in relation to performance. Well-known brands at this level of performance often seem to count for more while many of their offers do not reach the quality of The Ultimate." Hi-Fi & Music
July 2015: Zodiac power cable
"Regardless of the device used the cable not only guarantees unlimited dynamics, but also brings a form of law and order to one's music. However the most important quality that this cable brings is that one can rely on its ease and relaxation - the cable connected between the conditioner and the amplifier ensures that the music playback profits in accuracy and authenticity. [...] The Zodiac Model can be included among the group of power cables that have only a subtle influence on the quality of the sound system, while simultaneously enabling the system to reach its full potential." Hi-Fi Choice
Best Buy Award
June 2015: FLUID power cable
"Plugging the cable in brings some kind of positive signature to the sound: it comes out more calm and relaxed, but on the top of all it is its organic feeling and sense of authenticity in sound what convinces me most. And this "something" always comes from most reliable designs only. It increases the sound energy, cleans and adds the color to the sound - makes it more complete and more in order. It lightens up details, reveals the tonal depth and makes image more transparent. KBL Sound Fluid is a power cord that has it all. And the best is that its superior performance ratio comes with equally great market price. I would recommend to anyone to listen to it !" stereo i kolorowo
What customers write about our products:
"I have a pleasure to own Hologram interconnects and Spectre power cord from KBL Sound. I have to confess that when I asked for a loan it was more an intention to fulfil my curiosity than to make a purchase, why not if you having a chance of doing it ;) However things turned upside down – these cables are really fantastic. Hologram sounds in fact very similar to Harmonics 101gp, and that puts a bar really high given competitor’s well established reputation.""KBL’s Red Eye cables is a range of products, which are very difficult to make a decision to return once removed from your system. They work equally well in the company of tube as well as a solid state gear. Their main skill is that they are presenting entire frequency range in the most unforced way I heard and without any coloration."
"I have no idea what are manufacturing these cables from, but there is some magic there :) After connecting your Red Eye power cable between my Oyaide power bar (with Oyaide cable to the wall) bass became nice and crisp – what a spectacular difference ! Speaker cables didn’t make significant different on bass, but it is not needed in my system. What they did however, they somehow managed to filter this transistor harsh feeling, making music more... musical. All became more natural, without any loss or compromise ;) The changes are not subtle, they are evident. There is no need for further listening tests, it remains only to listen :)"
"The Red Eye is an outstanding cable and can be compared with the best rivals on the market, even those more expensive. Overall impression is that the sound has been cleaned from the distortion. The calm down and the culture, black background. Very high resolution of the cable translates into deep spatial presentation with great micro-details. The reverb aura is rich and tonally multitude. As a result after a week of listening I decided that the cable is here to stay with me and I bought it :) Red Eye replaced AudioQuest SKY in my system.
Out of curiosity I also took a loan of the Red Eye power cord and bar [Reference Power Distributor]. Overall impressions were very positive. Power cable represents exactly the same very high level of precision, culture sound with multitude of colours and beautifully rendered micro details. Even if my MIT Oracle AC3 with the Furutech plugs didn’t come from no where it’s clearly not in the same league as KBLs ;)."
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