Based in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, it is run by Howard Sosna and Joe Kubala who both have a single-minded dedication to developing the highest performance audio cables in the world.
Howard Sosna became interested in stereo equipment at an early age, building speakers and Heathkit electronic components for himself along the way. 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. Along the way they both became convinced of the pivotal role cables play in audio performance.
Having made the decision to put their innovative ideas into production, Joe and Howard began a long process of building cable after cable, using different materials, wire gauges and number of conductors in different combinations and geometries. Each interconnect, speaker cable or power cord was carefully listened to in both systems – one all solid state, the other all tubes. Some changes moved performance in the right direction, others did not.
The result is the OptimiZ Architecture which underpins their cable: cables which are among the best performing in the world today.
Anticipation cables are game-changing mid-range audio cables, offering performance vastly above expectations for their sector of the marketplace.
The name was chosen to highlight the fact that there is a hint of what is to come from K-S’s RevolutionZ products in what you will hear from Anticipation cables.
Using traditional manufacturing techniques combined with fine materials, Anticipation offers stunning performance at their price point. They have to be heard to be believed.
The K-S cables are among the quietest I’ve used, almost rivaling the relatively cumbersome JPS SuperConductors in that regard, and they sound transparent, a feature they share with few other competitors. Over all, they seem to get out of the way of everything else and let the system do its thing. For me, that’s about the highest recommendation I can make.