And this is what the press reports:

August 2012


Listening experiences, the Company of WBT in High Fidelity magazine, Germany

April 2012

WAZ, Germany

Compromiseless the audio experience in mind

For 27 years, Wolfgang Thörner builds with his company in Kettwig WBT connectors in small quantities - making it the world leader.

April 2012

STEREO, Germany

A generation further...
Hardly anyone puts deeper into the plug-technology as WBT boss Wolfgang B. Thörner. He explained STEREO why less can be even more.

May 2011

MEO, Germany

In the May issue of this magazine, MEO starts with a monthly series that will present the most important industries in the MEO region

February 2008

STEREO, Germany

[For the true audiophile: Copper or Silver? Full listening test of nextgen sockets and terminals]

>>> Comparison of sockets on Power Amp RG 7MK4 (Symphonic Line): WBT standard socket vs. nextgen WBT-0210 Cu and Ag; WBT standard terminals vs. nextgen WBT-0710 Cu and Ag

"After the changeover to the copper nextgens (WBT-0210 Cu), the same pieces started to grow as if they had been released from their chains and no longer had to struggle against an imaginary resistance.

TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT: The transmission route via the standard sockets fell at the first hurdle. The sound images they generated were spatially cramped and were restrained in terms of tonal colour, reach and dynamism, in fact almost a little 'timid'. The standard versions had the same limitations and were a poor second to the nextgens." (Matthias Böde)

September 2007

STEREO, Germany

[Report of the workshop of STEREO Chief editor Matthias Böde at the Munich High End Show]

>>> Comparison of pole terminals on Virgo V speaker (audio physic): nextgen WBT-0710 Cu, WBT-0780 Economy and WBT copies!!

"WBT has been warning for years now of fakes of its plugs and connectors since imitators from Far East scent a chance for them due to the high profile and image of the brand.

Not even the Chief Editor of STEREO called "Mister Workshop" has ever drawn such a comparison (pole terminals: WBT originals against WBT fakes). It turned out to be a failure because the difference in the sound we heard was much bigger than predicted.

And the RESULT of the fake terminals can only be described as a disaster. The entire sound spectrum broke down, nothing remained off the nextgen performance. Matthias Böde turned pale, some listeners started to laugh flabbergasted. These things have just ruined the sound!" (M. Böde)

July 2006

STEREO, Germany

[Comprehensive technical review + listening test of the nextgen RCA socket WBT-0210!]

"Like the nextgen plugs, the eddy current free sockets (WBT-0210) make for a fuller sound dimension and more relaxed and agile reproduction, whereas the music produced by the old technology appeared more constricted and didn't flow quite as freely. The nextgen inputs also led the way in terms of tonal quality with a coherent, silky clarity.

And the UPSHOT? The nextgen sockets really do greatly enhance hifi connections. Dear manufacturers, please follow the example of Esoteric and Soulution - and use the next generation of RCA sockets in your components!" (Matthias Böde)

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