Our First Ten Years
Gingko Audio/Danacables have introduced many innovative products at several audio shows since 2004.
At CES 2004, we unveiled our museum-quality dust covers and Cloud™ vibration control platform.
At Festival du Son & Image 2004, we introduced our now-famous vibration demo showing the efficacy of the Cloud™ platform visually and audibly, with 89% of the audience stating that they heard a consistent and significant improvement in using the Cloud™ with audio components.
At CES 2005, we unveiled the Tubulous speakers, an innovative design using paperboard tubes as enclosures and rotatable integrated stands.
At RMAF 2008, we garnered a Best of Show vote from Positive Feedback with the ClaraVu 88 monitor speakers that incorporated the Tubulous design in a more traditional speaker enclosure.
At RMAF 2011, we debuted the ClaraVu 7 full-range speaker system, with integrated but optional powered sub-modules.
At RMAF 2012, Gingko Audio became the worldwide exclusive marketer of Danacable™ and showcased the first Danacable™ product to great acclaim. Learn more from our Danacable show reports at www.danacables.com.
We unveiled the ClaraVu Mk.3 speaker system with the added ribbon super-tweeters and improved front baffles, driven by a Wells Audio Innamorata Signature amplifier through the Danacable™ Diamond speaker cables for the first time.
Dana Robbins demonstrated the efficacy of his speaker cables in a video by AVShowrooms, how “Danacable speaker cables are like having no cables at all.”
We also had a demo in our room, switching in real-time between Danacables and another pair of “un-named” speaker cables. James Darby of Stereo Mojo wrote: “We are famous for our shoot outs and direct comparisons, that’s why we found this room so fascinating. Dana cable was doing a direct A/B comparison between their cable and another “Unnamed” cable which they said was in a similar price range. So we listened. And sure enough there was a huge difference between the two cables. And guess what. The Dana cable was clearly superior. Night and day.”
We asked show-goers to fill out a questionnaire after hearing the comparison. Of the 113 respondents, 106 (94%) said they heard a significant and consistent difference between the two cables. Of these 106 test subjects, 90 (85%) said they preferred Danacable.™
T.H.E Show Newport 2014
We introduced our digital cables, the coaxial PureStream and the USB TruStream. Paired with the usual lineup of Wells Audio and Gingko Audio products, and for the first time with the Lampizator DAC, the Danacables showcased their prowess. Steve Leftkowicz of Positive Feedback wrote: “The sound in this room had that wonderful and rare combination that could music lovers swoon and audiophiles stop obsessing. When the music started nothing else mattered.”
Abernadi of Audio Circle pronounced: “This was one of my favorite rooms.”
NYC Audio Show 2014
We showcased the Danacable™ Ultra Summa speaker cables for the first time and garnered a Best of Show vote from Rick Becker of Enjoy The Music: “The Rimsky Korsakov “Dance of the Tumblers” was especially vivid and dynamic and this $46,000 rig was one of the Best Rooms at the Show!”
Another Best of Show for Danacables, this time from Robert Entenmann of HifiDesign: “What I was about to hear completely blew my mind! Webster’s tenor literally entered the room this time; it was as though he was right in front of me. The tonality of the instrument was palpably different and real, real to the extent that what type of reed Webster was using might be discernable to the trained ear. Now when the symbols were struck, you could tell if the drumstick had a nylon or wooden tip. The overall presentation was sexier, more engaging, and live feeling. Furthermore, imaging took on a whole new meaning as instrument placement and separation was as distinguishable as if one was able to see the musicians in conjunction with listening, which is obviously impossible considering “The Brute” passed in 1973.”
David Robinson of Positive Feedback gave an Audio Oasis Award to the room with Danacable, Wells Audio, Gingko Audio, and Lampizator: “Clear and transparent presentation of the music; superior detail; great dynamics; and a full-range feel in a small room.”
T.H.E Show Newport 2015
The room with Danacables, Salk speakers, Wells Audio amp, and Lampizator DAC again got an Audio Oasis Award from David Robinson of Positive Feedback: “…a wonderfully transparent, dynamic, and detailed audio presentation, one that was a pleasant interlude for me.”
Capital Audiofest 2015
Scott Hull of Part-Time Audiophile gave the Best in Show vote to the room with Salk speakers, Wells amp, Lampizator DAC, and Danacables, with the following review: “Natural, nuanced and engaging – maybe the best sound I’ve heard from a Salk; here paired with Lampizator, DanaCable, and Wells Audio. This was one of my favorite rooms at CAF this year, and another contender for Best in Show.”