SOtM's New Ethernet Cables

photo credits: SOtM

From the press release:

The iSO-CAT6 Special Edition that newly combined with dCBL-CAT7 cable is configured with 3 kinds of network cables offering respectively different sound characteristics with high quality, which allows the user organize own unique customized audio system selecting bright & pompous tone, neutral, mild & comfortable tone.
Just to be clear, SOtM is not only saying that different Ethernet can sound different, they have gone and made three different Ethernet cables that sound different! 1


dCBL-CAT7 1.5M with iSO-CAT6 Special Edition : US$1,100
dCBL-CAT7 2.5M with iSO-CAT6 Special Edition : US$1,200
dCBL-CAT7 3.5M with iSO-CAT6 Special Edition : US$1,300
dCBL-CAT7 4.5M with iSO-CAT6 Special Edition : US$1,400
dCBL-CAT7 5.5M with iSO-CAT6 Special Edition : US$1,500

SOtM has also introduced the dCBL-CAT7 cable, which incorporates their Filter Block in-line, "eliminating the wide band digital noise inflowing from the router or NAS" according to the company.


dCBL-CAT7 1.5M(Standard) : US$500
dCBL-CAT7 2.5M : US$600
dCBL-CAT7 3.5M : US$700
dCBL-CAT7 4.5M : US$800
dCBL-CAT7 5.5M : US$900
See the SOtM website for more.
1 SOtM is choosing to keep mum on the specifics relating to how these cable's differing materials and construction impart different sonic flavors.

Jared Beebe's picture

Does the pompous tone have politically incorrect overtures?

Michael Lavorgna's picture
Whose "pompous tone"? And what "politically incorrect overtures" are you referring to?
funambulistic's picture

"which allows the user organize own unique customized audio system selecting bright & pompous tone..." I thought it was rather funny.

Michael Lavorgna's picture
I completely missed that reference. My sense of humor is still in recovery.

Thanks for pointing that out .


funambulistic's picture

... to you Michael! I sincerely hope that your "Spring Break" is done and over with!

Michael Lavorgna's picture
I missed the (good) joke. I need to relax.
tubefan9's picture

on the dCBL-CAT7... I only see 1 model number just different prices for lengths.. Does 1 purchase give you 3 types of cables? Or you have to decide before you buy with different skus? It would be real interesting if It was 1 cable that could be adjusted so people could clearly hear some differences by tweaking it.

Michael Lavorgna's picture
I'll post their response here as soon as I get it.
MaybeMay's picture

I'm able to answer on that first ;)

The iSO-CAT6 Special Edition consists of 3 types of cables and the original iSO-CAT6 filter block, the cables are 50cm fixed and support CAT7.

If you purchase the dCBL-CAT7 with iSO-CAT6 SE as a package, you can get all 4 cables, 1 dCBL-CAT7 which you can choose the length from 1.5M and 3 types of cables from iSO-CAT6 SE.

Hope you understand :)

tubefan9's picture

So the ISO-CAT6 SE is not a cable, but its a package of 3 different cables, that you can use in three different places simultaneously?

MaybeMay's picture

the iSO-CAT6, it is the filter block which comes with 1 short(20-25cm) lan cable. and the iSO-CAT6 SE comes with the filter block with 3 lan cables, each lan cable has different sound characteristic, supports CAT7 and the lenght is 50cm each. I can say it's up to your decision to use each cable in your system differently..:)

audioFan23's picture

There is an interesting link about audio over ethernet noise here:

Michael Lavorgna's picture
Very interesting.
gochuck's picture

From further reading on the SOtM website: "The combination of system together with iSO-CAT6 Special Edition will surely fill your space up with sweet musical fragrance like the aroma sprouting from hidden full blooming flower buds."
This is not selling me.

MaybeMay's picture

the original Korean sentence may move your mind ;)

Jared Beebe's picture

It just seemed to be such an obvious faux pas and too obvious to pass up, hope I didn't offend anybody.

Michael Lavorgna's picture
SOtM is a Korean company. When I read writing written in a second language, I try to keep this in mind. I also try to imagine how well I'd do writing something in Korean ;-)
MaybeMay's picture

Frankly speaking, I didn't realize how weird they are...Should check the introduction of the dCBL-CAT7 again and try to revise it.. so that it would much make sense ;)

But anyone could understand what we are trying to explain about the product once you test it out!

Michael Lavorgna's picture
...react reasonably. I wouldn't be too concerned with the language nit pickers.
MaybeMay's picture

thanks for your understanding again!

MaybeMay's picture

I will correct the word and no offense taken :)