The Entreq Primer Pro is the new USB cable from Entreq’s entry level range of cables. Priced at just £400.00 for a 1.1 metre cable, the price includes a 0.55 metre ground cable and a small ground box, so it’s a complete package and at a new price point for an Entreq signal cable package!
Performance for the money is utterly insane.
Taking an un-shielded cable with the unwanted noise and pollutants being sent to the ground box clearly takes performance to another level. It really allows the cable to breath.
I have a USB cable from a well known overseas cable brand which is almost 3 x the price of the Primer Pro. There is no comparison between the 2 cables, the Entreq is more musical, more engaging, cleaner sounding – this cable seriously deserves a place at the table with the big boys. The other cable I tried sounded good in isolation, but after spending some time with the Primer Pro it made this other cable sound a bit congested and heavy in the mid-band.
If you have an Melco N1A and a sensible USB DAC or a Mac Mini or suchlike this USB cable will make a tremendous upgrade. It sounds typically Entreq, endlessly detailed, yet natural and organic in its presentation.