Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man
Google translate worked well enough for me to show that in modding a cable that has all the appearence of Proteus cables, including those on sale now, it was found to contain a Belden marked cable. I have emailed the seller who has passed on that email to Purist Audio Design, but no response to that.
As to dropping the Proteus line.......
....it is still on sale today and looking exactly as it does in the Japanese site.
Sorry, but I'm not seeing it. Show me a picture of a PAD cable from an authorized dealer that's been pulled apart and has belden wire in it, and I'll believe it. Companies in China make knock offs of Audioquest, Siltech, etc all the time, because it's extremely easy to make fakes and factory prices are expensive. I've seen "Oyaide" plugs selling for $15 that look pretty much exactly like the real thing. If I remember right, Parts Connexion was even fooled into buying fake plugs.
Purist has also over the years re-introduced an old name into a new design, and that's what they did with the current Proteus Provectus, which is not the same as their Proteus cable from 15 years ago. Purist Aqueous is another old name that was recently resurrected for Aqueous Anniversary a few years ago, and now Aqueous Aureus. Just because they use the same black nylon on the outside doesn't mean it's the same cable underneath. Purist cables aren't my favorites because they tend to be colored in one direction or another rather than trying to be neutral, but I would be stunned if the Dominus or Canorus had bulk wire in them, as that would mean that Purist has figured out how to compete with the likes of Stealth Indra with bulk wire.
Edited by DaveBSC - 7/17/11 at 10:04am