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Kubala Sosna



Howard Sosna became interested in stereo equipment at an early age, building speakers and Heathkit electronic components for himself along the way. In 1990, Howard entered the audio industry as a consultant for several well known high-end audio companies.

Joe Kubala has also been involved with audio equipment since college. After graduating with an engineering degree, Joe became more involved with the technical aspects of audio through an electronics course along with designing and bread-boarding a few DC power supplies and amplifier circuits.

Howard and Joe became friends through their passion for audio and loved to assist each other to make improvements to their respective systems. Howard had a particular interest in cables and had begun creating his own which were considered better than anything they were compared to in their local audiophile community.

A decision was made to focus on bringing the new cable designs to market. Extensive prototype development was complimented with comprehensive listening & refining. It was plainly evident from the performance of the new designs that they were out-performing every cable they were compared with. In a series of blind tests with accomplished audiophiles, several mid-generation cable designs were tested against some very expensive and well-respected reference cables. These sessions confirmed that the performance of the new designs were real.

After additional refinement and testing, the final design was arrived at. Named OptimiZ™ Architecture, this new patent-pending design serves as the foundation for the RevolutionZ™ series of cables. Kubala Sosna cables are considered to be among the best performing audio cables in the world today, irrespective of price and are a permanent feature in some of the most accomplished audiophile systems in the world.

Many audiophiles believe that when used throughout an entire system, Kubala Sosna cables are unsurpassed in their performance. When used in conjunction with other top cables, they most often improve the performance of that system in significant ways.


Interconnect Cables:  Anticipation

High-Performance Interconnenct

Anticipation

These cables earned their name because they hint at the performance that is to come in our RevolutionZ™ family.  Very solid and balanced performance from a mid-price cable, that once again, over achieves for the dollars spent. 

Anticipation Cables can be viewed as our premier home theater cables, or, as our first offering for quality 2-channel systems. The name was chosen to highlight the fact that there is a hint of what is to come from our RevolutionZ™ Products in what you will hear from Anticipation cables.

Using traditional manufacturing techniques combined with substantial materials, Anticipation offers excellent performance at this price point. Use these component links for the front channels (L/C/R) of a Home Theater system when you want to use your system for audio playback, or for high quality home theater performance.

All Kubala-Sosna cables include our exclusive 30/60/90 Satisfaction Guarantee and Upgrade privileges towards future purchases (Restrictions apply. See upgrade policy for details).

The Anticipation Ensemble … a first step towards connecting to the performance.

 
  Analog Cable
RCA or XLR or Combination
Lengths 0.5 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
 
  Digital Cable
S/PDIF Coaxial 75 Ohm or AES/EBU 110 Ohm
RCA or BNC; XLR
Lengths 0.5 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Speaker Cable
Single Wire & Internal Bi-Wire
Spade, Banana, WBT Locking Banana, Ring
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Power Cable
15 amp
Male Wall Plug (US, Schuko, UK) to IEC
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m

 

 

Kubala-Sosna has earned a reputation for producing musical cables.  All of their cables, from Imagination to the new thoroughbred Elation! have the ability to connect to the performance like no other cables! 

There are some who design strictly by applying engineering principles, and then accept what the finished product sounds like, with the assumption that it sounds as it should due to the care in design.  Kubala-Sosna with solid engineering, at each step along the way constantly compared their progress against what they heard listening to live, un-amplified music at Carnegie Hall which is regarded as one of the best acoustic spaces available.

They sought a cable design that offered open, transparent, unetched, natural presentation. Music comes first at Kubala-Sosna. If what they heard from our prototypes did not bring them closer to the sound they heard at Carnegie, they stepped back and re-thought their technical decisions, and made appropriate adjustments.  When finished, they compared lab measurements against many competitive cables and discovered they had, in fact, created a new paradigm in balancing cable characteristics through a combination of art and science.  We proudly offer you a family of cables like no other - we know when you listen, you will agree!



Interconnect Cables:  Elation

Extreme Performance Interconnect

Elation!  

This new offering introduces OptimiZ2™ architecture, raising total performance to unprecedented levels.  Expands the performance envelope, with a purity, transparency and vanishingly low noise floor that brings new levels of resolution, soundstage image stability, nuance and “air” to systems; transporting you to the recording venue like no other cable!  An extreme reference cable.  Our best.  Many say the best.

Compared to Emotion (which is arguably one of the best cables in the world), this new offering introduces OptimiZ2 architecture that raises total performance to new, heretofore unheard of levels.

A supreme reference cable that provides staggering, unprecedented levels of performance. Elation! has the ability to transport you to the venue, allowing you to Connect to the Performance™ like no other cable in the world.

Our best - and quite probably - the best.

The Elation! Ensemble is a RevolutionZ™ Series cable featuring our new OptimiZ2™ Architecture. All Kubala-Sosna cables include our exclusive 30/60/90 Satisfaction Guarantee. (Restrictions apply).

 
 
  Analog Cable
RCA or XLR or Combination
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
 
  Speaker Cable
Single Wire; Internal Bi-Wire, Internal Tri-Wire
Spade, Spade to Banana Adapter, WBT Locking Banana, Ring
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Power Cable
15 amp or 20 amp
Male Wall Plug (US, Schuko, UK) to IEC

Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m

Kubala-Sosna has earned a reputation for producing musical cables.  All of their cables, from Imagination to the new thoroughbred Elation! have the ability to connect to the performance like no other cables! 

There are some who design strictly by applying engineering principles, and then accept what the finished product sounds like, with the assumption that it sounds as it should due to the care in design.  Kubala-Sosna with solid engineering, at each step along the way constantly compared their progress against what they heard listening to live, un-amplified music at Carnegie Hall which is regarded as one of the best acoustic spaces available.

They sought a cable design that offered open, transparent, unetched, natural presentation. Music comes first at Kubala-Sosna. If what they heard from our prototypes did not bring them closer to the sound they heard at Carnegie, they stepped back and re-thought their technical decisions, and made appropriate adjustments.  When finished, they compared lab measurements against many competitive cables and discovered they had, in fact, created a new paradigm in balancing cable characteristics through a combination of art and science.  We proudly offer you a family of cables like no other - we know when you listen, you will agree!



Interconnect Cables:  Emotion

High-performance Interconnect

Emotion by Kubala-Sosna.

For over five years, our best cable, and a real trend-setter in the audio world; leading the charge towards accurate performance over the entire audio spectrum instead of the frequency spotlighting that was in vogue when we introduced it.  This cable offers performance levels that equal or exceed any cable made.  The cable Kubala-Sosna was built on.  Truly, a master reference. 

This ensemble is truly a collection of master reference component links. We have been told many times that audiophiles "did not really hear their systems" until they connected to the performance with cables from the Emotion Ensemble!

The process was always the same. We would listen to the existing system, and then change out the cables. Usually within 30 seconds, the listener would proclaim something like … "Wow! What did you do to get these to sound like this??" We did not have to go back to the original cables to see what was different … they knew immediately.

Imagine that! Performance so outstanding these listeners felt their systems were unleashed to a totally new level! Performance so right, they did not just listen to one 30 second sound byte of one track on each reference disc; rather they listened to song after song, focused on the music. Performance so captivating that they did not want to stop listening at all, no matter how late it got! They were, indeed, connected to the music!

The capabilities of these component links are hard to describe because the words have all been used over and over again. Everyone claims "perfect" performance, yet, most cables sound very similar in most regards, somewhat different in one or two aspects.

Kubala-Sosna cables sound different – easily recognizable – obviously superior.

The Emotion Ensemble is a RevolutionZ™ Series cable featuring OptimiZ™ Architecture. All Kubala-Sosna cables include our exclusive 30/60/90 Satisfaction Guarantee and Upgrade privileges towards future purchases (Restrictions apply. See upgrade policy for details).

Emotion … Connect to the Performance™ in world-class fashion!

 
 
  Analog Cable
RCA or XLR or Combination
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
 
  Digital Cable
AES/EBU 110 Ohm
XLR
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m
 
  Speaker Cable
Single Wire; Internal Bi-Wire, Internal Tri-Wire
Spade, Spade to Banana Adapter, WBT Locking Banana, Ring
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Power Cable
15 amp or 20 amp
Male Wall Plug (US, Schuko, UK) to IEC
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m

Kubala-Sosna has earned a reputation for producing musical cables.  All of their cables, from Imagination to the new thoroughbred Elation! have the ability to connect to the performance like no other cables! 

There are some who design strictly by applying engineering principles, and then accept what the finished product sounds like, with the assumption that it sounds as it should due to the care in design.  Kubala-Sosna with solid engineering, at each step along the way constantly compared their progress against what they heard listening to live, un-amplified music at Carnegie Hall which is regarded as one of the best acoustic spaces available.

They sought a cable design that offered open, transparent, unetched, natural presentation. Music comes first at Kubala-Sosna. If what they heard from our prototypes did not bring them closer to the sound they heard at Carnegie, they stepped back and re-thought their technical decisions, and made appropriate adjustments.  When finished, they compared lab measurements against many competitive cables and discovered they had, in fact, created a new paradigm in balancing cable characteristics through a combination of art and science.  We proudly offer you a family of cables like no other - we know when you listen, you will agree!



Interconnect Cables:  Expression

High Performance Interconnect

Expression  

Our second offering in the series, This cable offers an interesting step in performance, and demonstrates the scalability of OptimiZ™ architecture.  Every performance characteristic is enhanced while maintaining the same overall feel.  A very worthwhile, and easily heard improvement.  A true reference cable.

Expression Cables utilize a different version of the OptimiZ™ Architecture found in our Emotion Series Component Links. The Expression Series is the equal of many well-respected top-of-the-line cables, possibly bested only by our own Emotion ensemble.

 

During a certain phase of our development and testing, when we first heard these cables, we knew we had something that challenged the state-of-the-art. Something that would compete with almost anything made. Something we would have a hard time improving upon.

In fact, it was at this point in the development of OptimiZ™ Architecture where the ideas were spawned that led to the Emotion Series; refinements of the design of the Expression cables.

It was also at this stage that we began to solicit input from audiophiles and dealers. These are the first cables others heard, and, the story is much the same – instantaneous recognition of something being right about the music. We were told it was coherent, harmonically accurate, detailed, extended, open, rhythmic, and sweet.

In a blind test, three different developmental versions of this series were chosen over some of the most expensive and respected cables available; and the final version we brought to market performs better than any of those three!

The Expression Ensemble is a RevolutionZ™ Series cable featuring OptimiZ™ Architecture. All Kubala-Sosna cables include our exclusive 30/60/90 Satisfaction Guarantee and Upgrade privileges towards future purchases (Restrictions apply. See upgrade policy for details).

 
  Analog Cable
RCA or XLR or Combination
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
 
  Digital Cable
Coxial 75 Ohm
RCA or BNC
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m
 
  Speaker Cable
Single Wire; Internal Bi-Wire & Tri-Wire
Spade, Spade to Banana Adapter, WBT Locking Banana, Ring
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Power Cable
15 amp or 20 amp
Male Wall Plug (US, Schuko, UK) to IEC
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m

Kubala-Sosna has earned a reputation for producing musical cables.  All of their cables, from Imagination to the new thoroughbred Elation! have the ability to connect to the performance like no other cables! 

There are some who design strictly by applying engineering principles, and then accept what the finished product sounds like, with the assumption that it sounds as it should due to the care in design.  Kubala-Sosna with solid engineering, at each step along the way constantly compared their progress against what they heard listening to live, un-amplified music at Carnegie Hall which is regarded as one of the best acoustic spaces available.

They sought a cable design that offered open, transparent, unetched, natural presentation. Music comes first at Kubala-Sosna. If what they heard from our prototypes did not bring them closer to the sound they heard at Carnegie, they stepped back and re-thought their technical decisions, and made appropriate adjustments.  When finished, they compared lab measurements against many competitive cables and discovered they had, in fact, created a new paradigm in balancing cable characteristics through a combination of art and science.  We proudly offer you a family of cables like no other - we know when you listen, you will agree!



Digital Cables:  Expression Digital

SPDIF, AES/EBU or 75Ohm Coax

Kubala-Sosna Digital Cable solution with custom terminations to suit your playback gear.

Digital Cable for CD to DAC or Server to DAC connections

The Expression Series is the equal of many well-respected top-of-the-line cables, possibly bested only by our own Emotion ensemble.

During a certain phase of our development and testing, when we first heard these cables, we knew we had something that challenged the state-of-the-art. Something that would compete with almost anything made. Something we would have a hard time improving upon.

In fact, it was at this point in the development of OptimiZ™ Architecture where the ideas were spawned that led to the Emotion Series; refinements of the design of the Expression cables.

It was also at this stage that we began to solicit input from audiophiles and dealers. These are the first cables others heard, and, the story is much the same – instantaneous recognition of something being right about the music. We were told it was coherent, harmonically accurate, detailed, extended, open, rhythmic, and sweet.

In a blind test, three different developmental versions of this series were chosen over some of the most expensive and respected cables available; and the final version we brought to market performs better than any of those three!



Interconnect Cables:  Fascination

High-Performance Interconnect

Fascination  

Our first offering that utilizes our proven and patented OptimiZ™ archtecture.  Very balanced sound with exceptional pace, rythym and timing.  We have been told many times that this cable can hold its own in any system.  It begins to demonstrate  how RevolutionZ™ cables can bring out the best in system performance. 

Fascination cables represent the entry into our RevolutionZ™ Series, a truly high-performance collection of cables that begin to showcase the benefits of OptimiZ™ Architecture.

 

In the development process, these cables actually came after the discovery of the top two series, Emotion and Expression. We challenged ourselves to find a way to offer a more cost effective product using our new geometry.

The result is a natural progression of performance from traditional designs, with a definite family sound signature of the other RevolutionZ™ Products.

The performance of these cables is very solid, with no real areas of omission – it is just that as you move up the line, the differences you begin to appreciate about these component links begin to become more and more evident.

All Kubala-Sosna cables include our exclusive 30/60/90 Satisfaction Guarantee and Upgrade privileges towards future purchases (Restrictions apply. See upgrade policy for details).

The Fascination Ensemble … where you truly begin to Connect to the Performance™

 
 
  Analog Cable
RCA or XLR or Combination
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
 
  Digital Cable
AES/EBU 110 Ohm
XLR
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m
 
  Speaker Cable
Single Wire & Internal Bi-Wire
Spade, Banana, WBT Locking Banana, Ring
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Power Cable
15 amp
Male to IEC
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m;

Kubala-Sosna has earned a reputation for producing musical cables.  All of their cables, from Imagination to the new thoroughbred Elation! have the ability to connect to the performance like no other cables! 

There are some who design strictly by applying engineering principles, and then accept what the finished product sounds like, with the assumption that it sounds as it should due to the care in design.  Kubala-Sosna with solid engineering, at each step along the way constantly compared their progress against what they heard listening to live, un-amplified music at Carnegie Hall which is regarded as one of the best acoustic spaces available.

They sought a cable design that offered open, transparent, unetched, natural presentation. Music comes first at Kubala-Sosna. If what they heard from our prototypes did not bring them closer to the sound they heard at Carnegie, they stepped back and re-thought their technical decisions, and made appropriate adjustments.  When finished, they compared lab measurements against many competitive cables and discovered they had, in fact, created a new paradigm in balancing cable characteristics through a combination of art and science.  We proudly offer you a family of cables like no other - we know when you listen, you will agree!



Interconnect Cables:  Imagination

High-Performance Interconnect

Imagination  

Our first offering in the high-end market.  Feedback on these cables is astonishment at the level of performance they provide for the price.  Compare them to cables at two or three times the price.

Imagination Cables offer astonishing levels of performance at their price point. They are appropriate for Audio or Home Theater applications.

These component links will help you "get lost in the fantasy" that has always been the basis of the film industry, and offer significant levels of audio system satisfaction.

All Kubala-Sosna cables include our exclusive 30/60/90 Satisfaction Guarantee and Upgrade privileges towards future purchases (Restrictions apply. See warranty and upgrade policies for details).

Imagination … a superb way to connect to the fantasy!

Analog Cable
RCA or XLR or Combinaton
Lengths 0.5 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
 
  Speaker Cable
Single Wire
Spade, Banana, WBT Locking Banana, Ring
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m; 6 to 15m by 1m
 
  Power Cable
10 amp
Male Wall Plug (US, Schuko, UK) to IEC
Lengths 1.0 to 5.0m by 1/2m

Kubala-Sosna has earned a reputation for producing musical cables.  All of their cables, from Imagination to the new thoroughbred Elation! have the ability to connect to the performance like no other cables! 

There are some who design strictly by applying engineering principles, and then accept what the finished product sounds like, with the assumption that it sounds as it should due to the care in design.  Kubala-Sosna with solid engineering, at each step along the way constantly compared their progress against what they heard listening to live, un-amplified music at Carnegie Hall which is regarded as one of the best acoustic spaces available.

They sought a cable design that offered open, transparent, unetched, natural presentation. Music comes first at Kubala-Sosna. If what they heard from our prototypes did not bring them closer to the sound they heard at Carnegie, they stepped back and re-thought their technical decisions, and made appropriate adjustments.  When finished, they compared lab measurements against many competitive cables and discovered they had, in fact, created a new paradigm in balancing cable characteristics through a combination of art and science.  We proudly offer you a family of cables like no other - we know when you listen, you will agree!