At Crystal Cable, it all starts with music. When developing a new cable, loudspeaker or amplifier, our ultimate goal is to reveal the virtuosity of instruments, the subtleties of a performance and the emotions of the artist. With a purely technical approach, all these elements can get lost. However, our way of working is to start with the musical performance, after which we keep adjusting and altering our designs until we have reached our goal. This is a time-consuming process with countless listening tests during product development, but is the only way to reach the goal of recreating the live performance of an artist. That’s how we make sure that you experience the performance as the artist intended to have it heard, virtually placing you right at the centre of recording, within the comfort of your own living room.
Gabi Rynveld founded Crystal Cable in 2004. From the age of nine, she was a professional concert pianist, playing concerts and recitals with orchestras and competing in top-level international piano concourses. After meeting her husband Edwin Rynveld -the CEO and Chief Engineer of both Crystal Cable and internationally renowned cable brand Siltech – Crystal Cable was born.
Since then, instead of sharing her passion for music by playing live concerts, Gabi has worked to further musical enjoyment on a wider stage – by raising the bar of what is possible from hi-fi equipment. Edwin’s knowledge of science and engineering, combined with Gabi’s artistry and experience, are the foundations of Crystal Cable. Our company’s philosophy has been shaped by her vision for high fidelity. We want you to feel that grand piano, saxophone or singer in your living room, as if they were there ‘before your very eyes’.
At the end, it is not just about sound, technology or measurements. Hi-fi’s ultimate goal is and should be music: the products are not the goal, but instruments to achieve the goal: to communicate the full majesty, drama, emotion and romance of live music, in your own personal listening room.
Back in 2004, most high-end cables were quite large as it was widely thought that a certain size was necessary for optimal signal transfer. Although sound quality will always be paramount to us, we at Crystal Cable believe that this should go hand-in-hand with aesthetics, flexibility and ease of use. This is only possible due to a groundbreaking discovery made by our engineers that lets us manufacture slim, flexible and beautiful cables that deliver superlative sound.
At first, it was a challenge to convince industry professionals and high-end audio enthusiasts that cables this elegant, thin and easy on the eye could compete with the world’s top cable brands. However, the introduction of Crystal Cable at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas left many astonished that so much power, transparency and speed could be delivered through such thin and aesthetically pleasing cables.
After two decades of innovation in design, engineering and construction, Crystal Cable is known for delivering the highest quality cables, loudspeakers and electronics that blend seamlessly into your living room décor. This is because we believe that high-end audio should be beautiful to both the ears and the eyes.
Crystal Cable is dedicated to reproducing music as vividly and realistically as possible, and will continue to do so. Our love of music and dedication to engineering, science and industrial design brings us ever closer to perfection. For us, conveying the virtuosity of a musical performance, the subtlety of its artistry and the emotions within come first and foremost. We continue to work ceaselessly, to get listeners ever closer to the original recording.