unlike anything you've heard or imagined
"I've heard nothing like it," (Zero Evolution interconnect & Omega Evolution Speaker cable) – Michael Fremer / Stereophile 2014 Recommended Components
“ … the new, finally flexible Zero Evolution takes the sound to another level of liquidity, transparency, and limitless high-frequency extension.”
– Michael Fremer / Stereophile Magazine 2014
“Best speaker cable I’ve ever heard!” (Omega Evolution) – YK Chan / Audiophile 2015 magazine Hong Kong
“It is clear that TARA Labs is a champion of spacing and imaging, the soundstage is extremely wide and deep.” – Positive Feedback magazine - Wojciech Pacuła, Issue 86 2016 (TARA Labs Omega Evolution SP speaker cables)
“TARA Labs Evolution is a wonderful, amazing set of cables made by the people who know how to turn a great product into outstanding one. How many more such magicians are still walking around in this world? “GOLD Fingerprint” Award for the interconnect and speaker cable—there is no way around it.” – Positive Feedback magazine - Wojciech Pacuła, Issue 86 2016
“This new cable (Zero Evolution) has the fastest, cleanest transient I've come across, with absolutely no grain or edge marring its excellent delivery. Every frequency is perfectly aligned and that allows transient edges to come into view, revealing fine details of texture.” - Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Online, Issue #81, 2015
“The new physically flexible TARA Labs Omega Evolution, incorporating almost twice as many rectangular, solid core, “8 nines” oxygen free copper elements…. Adds the speed, transparency, dimensionality, and especially textural suppleness….” - MF/ Stereophile Magazine Recommended Components 2014 Fall Edition
“I think this is the most beautiful sound I have ever heard from a speaker wire” (Omega Evolution) – HIFI Shou / Chen 2015
“The most beautiful sounding speaker wire; TARA Labs Omega Evolution” – HIFI Shou / Chen 2015
“Air Evo transients are sharp edged and fast, as fast as any cable I've come across.” - Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Issue #77, 2015 (Air Evolution interconnect)
“TARA Labs Evolution is a phenomenal cable” “Evolution is so open sound, so smooth, clean” “With classics everything was so beautiful, natural ….” “TARA Labs Evolution is a brilliant cable.” “TARA Evolution is very dynamic, has great impact on the bass, is closer to the dynamics of the concert” “TARA Labs Evolution is a system of absolutely top-shelf, which can be compared only to a few other top cables, and in many ways from this comparison, come out victorious!” – Krakow Music Society / Poland 2016 (Omega Evolution SP Speaker cables)
“The TARA Labs Air Evolution Interconnect with EVO Floating Ground Station is advertised as completely neutral and absolutely revealing with high frequency and airy detail that is not found in comparable audio cables." It is certainly neutral, revealing, and loaded with detail” —Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Issue #77, 2015 (Air Evolution interconnect)
“TARA Evolution is very dynamic, has a great bass impact, is closer to the dynamics of a real concert. The second thing is smoothness—the new cable delivers pastel, pleasant, analog, particularly enjoyable performance. But I also claim that it features a specific sound signature—it attempts to treat each tune in the same way: performance is always enjoyable, smooth, clean, extremely clean. It is very pleasant, and the vocals are excellent. This cable offers a great focus, it brings instruments closer to the listener, focuses them, so that they are more visible/audible. And there is this unique quality, a thing that I have never heard before in my life—an amazing presentation of what happens behind the front of the soundstage—TARA Evolution shows the depth of the stage and everything happening there better than any cable I've ever heard. Their resolution and clarity is astounding” – Rysiek B., Krakow Audio Society / Poland 2016
Devon, these Omega Evolution cables are remarkable and in my opinion State of the Art ! These cables have added so much to my musical listening in terms of enjoyment. Every addition of these Omega Evolutions has been transformative. I started with the speaker cables and added a balanced pair from preamp out to amps, replacing WireWorld Platinum 7 ICs and Snake River Signature speaker cables. The speaker cables and 1st ICs were an improvement in foundation and a big change in midbass and bottom end. But when I replaced the WW ICs from DAC to Preamp with the loners, I was really blown away, that move completed the loom and everything blossomed. The WireWorld cables are really good cables and I could have lived with them no problem, until I heard my system with these. When I added the loners, it really took things to the next level. I have 200 hours on the loners and all around my system has never sounded better. Devon, top to bottom, these cables have brought everything into focus. Resolution, I can hear sounds and tones I never heard before. Delineation of sounds, now I can distinguish things, some I didn't even know were in the music. Clarity and cohesion, crystal clear and everything is realistically connected. I think that's a real problem with cables, especially with separate components, notes and sounds take on an artificial texture, they don't sound connected right, and the music loses its emotion. The sounds need to connect well to have emotion. And most of all dynamics. These cables allow me to listen at any level and hear great sound. These cables make listening pleasurable with all music, and I'm only using CDs right now !! My best CDs have moments where things get scary realistic. Applause, cymbals, tom toms, drums, all percussion sounds real. Flute... acoustic guitar, spooky real. These are the best cables I have heard in my system and if there is a better cable I don't know what it is and I have do desire to try and find them.
Devon, these cables have really completed my system. Very glad I completed the loom, that took everything over the top. The Evolutions have given all my components their true value by allowing them to connect with each other and maximize their potential. I have never heard everything sound like this and sound this good. Nothing left to say ! – Tom G.
“TARA Labs Evolution is a brilliant cable. It will work perfectly if one wants to get a nice, smooth, detailed, but at the same time completely devoid of shrill elements sound. The dynamics and events in the back of the stage are presented in an absolutely remarkable way. I have never heard anything like it.”- Krakow Audio Society / Poland 2016
“TARA Labs Evolution is a system of absolutely top-quality, which can be compared only a few other top cables and in many regards it will come out victorious of many such comparisons.” - Wojciech Pacuła High Fidelity magazine Issue 85, 2016
“I am even more amazed and impressed now than I was at the time of my first post. These cables are so transparent and dynamic it is almost frightening. Furthermore, they present a huge soundstage, in particular the depth is unbelievable” – What’s Best Forum / 2014
“The bottom line is TARA Labs new Air Evolution cables are out-sized performers and offer a big bang for the buck. Highly recommended without reservation for those shopping at this price point.” — Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Issue #77, 2015 (Air Evolution interconnect)
"Extraordinary good sounding The 0,8 is a pure listening pleasure. Those of us, who can afford it, will enjoy this great cable, which will guarantee for many years of extremely gut music listening experience, Others, including myself, should wait for brand new much more affordable Apollo Series which should be released soon" – Hi Fi Stars Magazine, 2016 / Germany
“The soundstage was phenomenal in depth. The stringtone was oh so sweet and at the same time the micro details in the recording were brought alive so easily and beautifully; I have never heard this recording sound so impressive before. In short, the Taralabs grandmaster cables are by far the best loudspeaker and interconnect cables I have ever experienced in my audiophile journey of more than thirty years. I urge everybody who is in the position to do so to give these Taralabs cables a listen: they are imho phenomenal!” – Audiocrack / 2014
“The Platinum Eclipse is, as I previously wrote, the company's best cable, but the new, finally flexible Zero Evolution takes the sound to another level of liquidity, transparency, and limitless high-frequency extension.- MF / Stereophile
“The Omega Evolution speaker cable is as perfect as any cable could be. Blending a remarkable soundstage with instruments hanging delicately in space and absolute neutrality allowing every nuance to shine though. Truly a platinum standard for both tube and solid-state systems alike.” – Carl Jerrits/ Apex Audio
“When I swapped my reference wires for the TL-2/14 and the TL-201 I was surprised at how clean the sound was. The background noise, or better, the electronic hash in the background, was vacuum cleaned. Such a canvas was perfect for the TARA Labs to start painting their sonic pictures. I liked the exciting lower bass to midbass where instruments like electric bass guitar, kick drum or timpani have their fundamentals – it was contoured and full of energy, something that is rare in this price category” – Audiodrum magazine review 2014
“The mids were tonally brilliant and seamlessly extended to pure and soaring highs. Triangles, flutes or blazing horns had both romanticism and bite, both emotions and technical perfection” – Audiodrum magazine review 2014
“I was blown with the soundstage that was rendered by the cheap TARA Labs cables. Realistically proportioned, with width and depth without any restrictions, totally fluid in its expanding wholeness – simply breathtaking in this category of products” – Audiodrum magazine review 2014
“The full-blown Zero Evo effect is dramatic, like you have on X-Ray goggles and can see how the whole thing is organized. It's defined to the max in all directions—left to right, front to back, up and down—and detailed, detailed, detailed.” - Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Online, Issue #81 2015
“… not even the tiniest square footage, is blurry or vague. Detail builds upon detail. Every instrument has its own space and fits in with no overlapping, like pieces in a 3-D puzzle. The thing is so solid and images are so precisely positioned it has the aspect of a large piece of aural sculpture.” - Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Online, 2015 Issue #81
“Generally speaking, today's audio cable products fall into two camps: those that emphasize beautiful sound and those that strive for ruler-flat neutrality. But what's really needed is a mutant breed that is able to deliver on both fronts. That's where the new TARA Labs Zero Evolution interconnects fit in. This cable is decisively in the neutral camp. However, it has unsurpassed timbral fidelity and characteristics like liquidity and ease, all of which I associate with the musical camp. But the beauty of their sound does not impair their passing an incredible amount of information.” - Marshall Nack / Positive Feedback Online, Issue #81
“The Evolution upgrade adds the rich textured midrange of the Stealth Sakra, while continuing to produce faster attacks, longer sustains, and deeper decays” – MF Stereophile magazine #Vol 36
“The go-to wires for my system when it’s not hosting review gear are TARA Labs Zero Evolution interconnects” – MF / Stereophile magazine Dec. 2015
“The TARA Labs cable (TARA Labs Professional Concert-Tour instrument cable) was incredibly transparent, clean, and revealing…” Dave Robinson / Positive Feedback 2015
“ The TARA Labs Evolution Zero had a fast, clean, open overall sound, with airy highs and tight bass. The Evolution upgrade adds the rich, textured midrange of the Stealth Sakra, while continuing to produce faster attacks, longer sustains, and deeper decays, said MF." Stereophile magazine 2015 Recommended components (Vol.29 No.12)
“… the TARA Labs Zero Evolution and Omega Evolution have clearly established themselves in my "top o' the heap" category, and with ease. My listening with a large variety of sources (from three different reference grade turntables and DSD all the way out to Quad) indicates that these cables have a crystalline transparency, a speed, a purity, and a dynamic immediacy that you have to hear to believe. These are all audio virtues that are quite important to me, and result in everything from a holographic presentation of the music to a "you-are-there" sense of presence.
This is beyond "spooky good"…the TARA Labs Zero Evolution and Omega Evolution series of cables are in the front edge of the first rank, whether you're looking for unbalanced, balanced, or power cabling. Absolutely killer reference-class performance, and in my experience, ne plus ultra.
A big winner of Brutus Awards for both lines!” – David Robinson / Positive Feedback 2015
“I've already mentioned the TARA Labs guitar cable in my Brutus Award on the great little Bottlehead Tode guitar amp in part one of my Brutus Awards, but I want to flesh out the virtues of the TL Pro Concert Tour cable. In many ways, it mirrors the strengths of the TARA Labs cables praised above are mirrored in this guitar cable: It's very transparent, bloody quick, and intensely revealing of everything that your pickups toss its way for transmission to your amp. It's also made tough, to handle the demands of a life performing on the road. And this puppy delivers!... you are going to electrify your audiences with crystal lightning! I'm sold!”- David Robinson / Positive Feedback 2015 (The TARA Labs Professional Concert Tour Guitar Cable)
“TARA Labs Evolution is a wonderful, amazing set of cables made by the people who know how to turn a great product into outstanding one” - Positive Feedback magazine - Wojciech Pacuła, Issue 86
“TARA Labs Evolution is a wonderful, amazing set of cables made by the people who know how to turn a great product into outstanding one. How many more such magicians are still walking around in this world? “GOLD Fingerprint” Award for the interconnect and speaker cable—there is no way around it.” – Positive Feedback magazine - Wojciech Pacuła, Issue 86
“First, let me tell you about dynamics—a fantastic, explosive, powerful one. Always equally exciting without tempering in less important moments, and by that generating huge excitement. This is one of the few cables that show this aspect of music intimately, as if we were sitting in front of a stage at a concert. It's a beautiful, exciting performance even smoother than what we get from SILTECH Triple Crown, which took me completely off guard.” – Positive Feedback magazine - Wojciech Pacuła, Issue 86
“This is not a "warm" sound in the sense in which we use the word to describe the majority of tube amplifiers. It is "warm" through lack of aggression, smoothing of all irritating elements of the recording, and combining everything into a fluid whole.” – Positive Feedback magazine - Wojciech Pacuła, Issue 86 / (Regarding TARA Labs Zero Evolution & Omega Evolution SP audio cables)
Stereophile Magazine 2014 Recommended Components Fall Edition
"TARA Labs Zero Evolution: $18,000/1m
The Zero Evolution is an all-new, physically flexible, easier to manage air-dielectric interconnect than the original Zero with†non-insulated rectangular solid-core conductors. Because neither end of The Zero Evolution's shield is attached to ground, TARA employs the Floating Ground Station, a heavy, black box containing Ceralex, a combination of ceramic materials and metallic compounds that absorbs RFI and EMI. Switching from the original Zero to the new Evolution Zero, MF's system benefited yet further from an enormous addition of lushness, texture, and warmth, along with major extensions of air, detail, and transparency. Due to The Evolution Zero's ultrawide bandwidth, some outside transient noise can leak into the system when nearby appliances are activated. But—"I've heard nothing like it," he declares, adding "a genuine breakthrough, though hideously expensive. The TARA Labs Evolution Zero had a fast, clean, open overall sound, with airy highs and tight bass. The Evolution upgrade adds the rich, textured midrange of the Stealth Sakra, while continuing to produce faster attacks, longer sustains, and deeper decays, said Michael Fremer ." (Vol.29 No.12, Zero;Vol.34 No.6 WWW, Zero Gold; Vol.36 No.11, Zero Evolution)".
Comment by User "Audiocrack" from WhatsBestForum:
“The new physically flexible TARA Labs Omega Evolution, incorporating almost twice as many rectangular, solid-core "8 Nines" oxygen-free copper elements (280 versus the Gold's 156), adds the speed, transparency, dimensionality and, especially, textural suppleness…"
"After my first post on the WBF I have been silent about the Tara Labs grandmaster evolution loudspeaker and interconnect cables because I wanted to break them in and learn more about them while doing so. I believe they are more or less played in by now and after some changes to my AC I believe I am in the position to make a final judgment. I am even more amazed and impressed now than I was at the time of my first post. These cables are so transparent and dynamic it is almost frightening. Furthermore, they present a huge soundstage, in particular the depth is unbelievable. Yesterday evening I played inter alia an old EMI recording of Shostakovich symphony no. 6/11, conducted by Paavo Berglund (beautiful recorded BTW by recording engineer Stuart Eltham), on my Forsell/Koetsu coral stone/Kondo step up/Zanden 1200 mk III (on the latter I used the special EMI curve) phono combination. The soundstage was phenomenal in depth. The stringtone was oh so sweet and at the same time the micro details in the recording were brought alive so easily and beautifully; I have never heard this recording sound so impressive before. In short, the Taralabs grandmaster cables are by far the best loudspeaker and interconnect cables I have ever experienced in my audiophile journey of more than thirty years. I urge everybody who is in the position to do so to give these Taralabs cables a listen: they are imho phenomenal."
Comment found on AudioShark Forum:
"TL Grand Master Evolution ultra high end cables
Okay guys. Non-believers in the cable side of this hobby please hit the back button immediately. Last week I received Tara labs new grandmaster evolution speaker cables and interconnects. These cables are definitely at a price point that only a handful of people would consider. Just a little over 100 K for a 3 m set of speaker cables and a one and a half meter interconnect and a 1 m interconnect … The only thing I will say is wow. Out of respect for my other cable manufactures i do not want to go into much detail at this time … I know this is a truly crazy amount of money for cables. But could the performance increase possibly be justified? For the people that can afford it I will say a very big yes."
Additional Comments from WhatsBestForum:
"About two weeks ago I received the new Taralabs grandmaster evolution (6 ft) loudspeaker cable and Taralabs grandmaster evolution (1.5m) ic cable. These new top of the line cables are not yet officially launched by Taralabs. However the word spread rapidly that the Grandmaster evolution cables are something extraordinary and they can be ordered, although the availability is restricted (partly because it takes quite some time to produce them). Being a music lover and audiophile for more than thirty years I have learned the hard way that a lot so-called break through products do not live up to the expectations. And although I was a little skeptical that the new grandmaster evolution would outclass my taralabs omega gold and zero gold cables, after talking several times to Matthew Bond and Devon Scott I took the jump. Boy, what am I glad that I did!"
"Having listened to them for about 50 hours I can say the following: the grandmaster evolution cables are by far the best loudspeaker and ic cables I have ever heard. These cables sound on the one hand very calm/serene but are on the other hand the most dynamic cables I have ever experienced. Furthermore they are very refined (velvet) sounding with a huge soundstage (deep as well as wide) but at the same time with a focus that exceeds easily all other cables that I am familiar with. Probably as a consequence of the great extension of the grandmaster evolution cables they also give you the impression that the soundstage is larger in height without making the players and instruments larger than they are. For example, the distance in height between various players in a large orchestra can be noted easily. Talking about an inky black background and transparency: the grandmaster evolution excels in this regard."
"BTW, I connected the (double box) Taralabs grounding device to my Tripoint audio Troy signature se grounding device and noticed that the haze on some vocals was (nearly completely) gone. Spooky!"
"If I am informed correctly, the new Taralabs evolution line (situated directly below the top of the line grandmaster evolution cables) is right now being tested and reviewed by one of the leading audio reviewers. So if you find my great enthusiasm hard to swallow, wait for this review and find out if there are other people who are as impressed as I am."
"Top notch products never come cheap and the same applies to the Taralabs grandmaster evolution line. So probably some WBF readers will jump on the issue of pricing and will be very critical. I am not going to react to this and can only advise the following: try to give the grandmaster evolution cables a serious listen. They are phenomenal imho."