ESPRIT CABLES BETA INTERCONNECT > Hi-Fi+ Editor’s Choice 2020
French cable expert and electro-mechanics engineer Richard Cesari founded Esprit over 20 years ago. Esprit might not be the first name to roll off the tongue in terms of audio hookups, but perhaps it should be. Why? Because the Esprit Beta interconnect and loudspeaker cables, and the Alpha power cords all represent extraordinary value for money. They are basically high-end cables that forgot to get a bit too ‘spendy’. Everything about them, from the box they come in, to the braided shield, to the quality of the connectors, all says ‘money’, and the performance they elicit isn’t exactly cheap-sounding either.
Esprit’s Alpha and Beta are not going to break the habit of a cable high-end aficionado, but instead may mint a few aficionados. The elegant midrange they produce is enticing, makes you listen to music more, and is full of detail and insight. It’s not a cable to surprise you, just gently show you how much more enjoyment you can extract from your recordings.
– Alan Sircom | Jun 18, 2020