The Virtuoso R is Straightwire’s Level 4 (their highest) cable. Only the Crescendo sits above it. Being their “reference” level, the Virtuoso R is an impressive performer without the big price tag that other brands command. Its a much bolder sounding cable over the Rhapsody S (Level 3 model) that we compared it to and almost on par with Nordost’s Tyr cables. The Tyr has a bit more sparkle but the Virtuoso R has a bit more weight in the mid-range and upper bass. For the mid-range system, this cable will suit it well.
Cables were former dealer demos so they have minor scuff marks from being used as one but still look very good overall. Cables will be securely packed for safe shipping.