It looks like Purist introduced a new line of cables: Proteus Provectus. Dave Clark from “Positive Feedback” made a write up about those new cables. Hmmm… I do not like what I have read, particularly reading some things between the lines:
I do not know Dave Clark but I do not like what he wrote, some of his comments are juts purely idiotic – what do you want from him – he needs to fulfill the duty of any audio reviewer and he uses all available for him stupidity to convince the readers “to buy”. To make people to buy - is it why any audio reviewer has any “audio thinking” to begin with? Some Dave Clark’s comments are crear foolish pearls of audio reviewing, in fact those pearls have became the Positive Feedback’s trademarks....
I am not a big admirer of the sonic direction where Purist Audio Design went after 2000-2001. The POD went for instantaneous, easy and superficially thrilling, cheap Sound (a good much for the new Lamm production) – no wonder that this “new” sound is readily embraced by the today’s audio industry and consequentially was propelled to the admiration of the ordinary audio suckers-simpletons.
I should not be too hard on Dave Clark. He is in a way a hostage in the game that he does not understands, he just was used. Any magazine editor and smart manufacture knows how to match the misery of an audio product with ignorance, simplicity or stupidity of an audio reviewer. Anyhow, I never heard the Proteus Provectus but at this point this cable has bad signs.
First, why Dave Clark, the person who apparently has no experience with Purist Audio Design products was given to review the POD’s new cables? Does POD willing to send a message that the new cable is a complete disassociation from POD original Proteus and Dominus legacy? If so then it is very sad. In 90s the Dominus, Proteus (Rev A and Rev B, I less like Rev C) and even in some cases the inexpensive Colossus cables were so far more interesting than any other cable produced that it was laughable. The further POD products were “differed” in terms of Sound. Any person who knows the real value of the POD cable and how to use them (very important) learning about the new Proteus Provectus cable would ask: is it the same Proteus that was 10 years ago? Design-wise it is obviously different but how about Sound? What the hell Dave Clark, who just was given his first POD cable, can say? Why the review was not given to a long-time Proteus-level user?
Second. Dave Clark says that he got involved into all of it being solicited by Albert Porter. Let me teach you something. Albert Porter is a person who has no other titles then “fuckin’ whore”. I witnessed many events where he used lies, deceptions and fraud to promote and to create idiotic excitement around various products that he was pushing at that time. Albert is long time POD user, he is a photographer who makes POD pictures, has personal relation with POD and he is one of the army of cheerleaders that POD deploys when they need to trumpet and to drum up the new products. I know quite a few of those people and generally they are fine. The Albert Porter however, takes his “responsibility” to extremes instead of “opinions” he spread the streams of sleazy deceit. I have seen it again and again and the only fact the Albert Porter is heavily promoting the Proteus Provectus cable make me to suspect that the cable might be garbage. I hope the Porte -motherfucker just hangs himself on those cables – it will be just a perfect waste a cable… From a different perspective what makes him different from any other Audiogon-level “dealers”?
Anyhow, If someone who are familiar with older Proteus A, B cables have a chance to listen the new Proteus Provectus then please post you opinion.Rgs, Romy
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