KLE Pure Harmony plug and Chisto Das Klang review

There is no resting of the mind when it comes to high-end audio cables. There are many start on the sky of audiophile cable inventory universe, but luckily there is always some uprising star with that lights up our audio horizon. 

Vintage cable Chisto Das Klang are remarkable candidates for retro-future high-end audio cable award. They a made from the limited old stack of aged copper and the tone they bring is something really special. As next step of upgrade Walter Kircher and Yuri Zamazeev, CEO of Chisto tried to upgrade Chisto cables to Walter favourite connector - ETI Eichmann Silver Bullet Plugs. Results were of quite a difference. When Mono & Stereo received the Kle Innovations KLE Pure Harmony RCA plugs - the pure silver flagship version our collaborate minds got curious to the top. Their design changed a bit. Signal, ground pins are now symmetrical with few other interesting takes.

From KLE website: 

"The Signal/Ground pins are now much stronger and now shaped like tags, which makes soldering small/large/multiple conductor wires to them… very easy." YES, 100% true... much easier to assemble, no stress anymore - we can confirm.

As Walter is very used to the ETI Bullet plugs and he choose them as technically best sounding connectors. Paired with Chisto cables there produced extremely natural sound, perfect body and warmth from the ground up.

As big surprise the new KLE Pure Harmony plugs (pure silver) bettered them in every aspect. All technically hi-fi aspects improved nicely using the stand out Chisto Das Klang RCA interconnect cables. 

Walter though on Chisto:

"Chisto Das Klang cable series belong to the very best and have still an attractive price point. A standard pair (2x1m length) assembled with Eichmann silver bullet plugs (preliminary test version) or now with KLE Pure Harmony connectors will sell for Euro 799,-. Packed in an attractive Italian leather case."


KLE Pure Harmony plug vs. ETI Silver Bullet plugs: Soundstage opened up, the intimate power connection was increased, there were more resolution. At same time Walter compared and listened to his preferred opera tracks; body and corpus grow and there were more recognised musical warmth from ground up. Regardless of improved resolution music flows was even more extended. KLE brought the changes, that introduced even more intimate connection with the music.

When used as digital interconnect between Accustic Arts Streamer ES and Tube DAC II MK2 DAC sonics results were almost the same. As usual i personally prefered 1.5m lenght over 1m - added more naturalness and authority.

Chisto Das Klang RCA cables are as special name their name. RCA interconnects with Vintage DNA are the unique breed but sadly not available in large quantity as the raw material used for cables is highly limited.

It was an interesting to hear first standard Viablue and then Eeichmann connector at Mono & Stereo HQ's on Walter visit. Its quite intriguing how much difference single connector can make and how it affects the sound. The step up was all in the matter of better presentation, pace and grip. Music was instantly reproduced more effortlessly.