HiFi PiG visited the room of SOYATON / AUDIOFORM / J.SIKORA during the 2022 AudioVideoShow in Warsaw and said:

“Soyaton premiered the brand new Benchmark series power cable and new versions of speaker cables as well as the Benchmark mk2 RCA interconnect.

Audioform from Poland showed off new speakers from their Adventure series.

The front end of this system was fronted by the wonderful Sikora turntable and 12” tonearm.

This was an excellent sounding system with sounds coming from all around the room from two relatively modest standmounters, though I have no idea what the music playing was. I actually did look around to find the sub, but there wasn’t one!

The art in the room was by Małgorzata Karp-Soja which added to the warm and inviting ambiance.


I just could not agree more:)!

Full report (part 4): Audio Video Show Warsaw 2022 Report 4 | Hifi Pig

All photos courtesy of HiFi PiG Magazine / Big Pig Media LLP 

RED FINGERPRINT award for SOYATON’s Benchmark RCA Iinterconnect!

SOYATON proudly informs that its BENCHMARK RCA INTERCONNECT has been awarded the prestigious RED FINGERPRINT award by HighFidelity.pl !!!

As the author (Wojtek Pacuła) wrote, “(…) The best products must be expensive because they use costly materials, there are research and development costs, and production and sales costs. Sometimes, however, as in the case of Julek Soja’s cables, there is something else that has to be added to this equation, something that cannot be quantified, and which is commonly perceived as talent, intuition, the sixth sense, or whatever you want to call it. The Benchmark interconnect really sounds better than its price would suggest. (…) It’s not as resolving and selective as the most expensive cables I have (and know), that’s clear. On the other hand, it does not fall behind in this respect as much as other cables. As a result, we get a true high-end product at extremely attractive price, which can be used in the most expensive audio systems. So the cable receives our RED Fingerprint award – bravo! 

For more details (and direct comparison with 10 times more expensive SILTECH Triple Crown) please go to the full test and review here:

Analogue interconnect | RCA Soyaton BENCHMARK

SOYATON’s speaker cables found a new home at the reference system of AC RECORDS

Adam Czerwiński, a famous Polish jazzman, audiophile, record producer and owner of AC Records (https://acrecords.pl/en/welcome/) became a happy owner of SOYATON’s The Benchmark speaker cables.
As he wrote on his Facebook profile: “It’s really unbelievable what they can do with music !!! Whoever wants to get closer to the Absolute (and I’m not talking about vodka:) must have it !!!!     Thank you Julian Soja, great job !!!”.

It’s a great compliment when a great artist and musician such as Adam Czerwiński says that SOYATON cables made him happy and improved the sound of his reference system to an extend which makes him to re-listen to his entire record collection 🙂

Marcin Oleś of audioidiom.pl reviewed SOYATON’s The Benchmark speaker cables


Marcin Oleś of audioidiom.pl took a closer look at Soyaton’s The Benchmark speaker cables. Marcin is a brilliant jazz and free improvisation bass player, composer and record producer. He has cooperated and performed with musicians such as Theo Jörgensmann, David Murray, William Parker, Herb Robertson, Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, Chris Speed, Erik Friedlander and many others.

Can there be a better and more trustworthy feedback than received from a musician, record producer and audiophile (in one) comparing the sound of his own instrument played live and reproduced by a reference grade system?

#musicians #highendaudio #highendcables #benchmarkcables #soyaton

Soyaton’s Benchmark speaker cables reviewed by Dawid Grzyb of HifiKnights.com

Soyaton’s speaker cables from Benchmark Series have been reviewed by Dawid Grzyb of renowned hi-end audio portal HifiKnights.com.

Dawid is a well experienced and respected independent journalist with great expertise in high end audio, publishing mostly on his own HFK, but associated and quoted on regular basis by the largest and most influential audio and music portal 6moons.com.

Dawid extensively tested Soyaton speaker cables in five various setups of which in three Soyaton cable was the winner versus Dawid’s reference cable. The audio gear used for the mentioned tests included Boenicke W11 SE+ floorstanders, Bakoon AMP-13R, Cube Audio’s Nenuphar, FirstWatt F7, Thöress DFP, Trilogy 925, fidata HFAS-S10U as storage and transport,  LampizatOr Pacific DAC (KR Audio T-100/Living Voice 300B + KR Audio 5U4G Ltd. Ed.).

The build of the cables received a very high note. As Dawid wrote “due to its internal insulation also by design based on pretty much empty space, the far pricier Siltech Crown Princess speaker cable invoked the very much alike impression. The Benchmark is very light, bendy and even thinner, hence similarly easy to manage if not more. Its banana plugs feel unbreakable versus hollow BFAs. Over several weeks of usage and dozens of on/offs, not a single stunt these ends pulled. Due to inherent flexibility and no issues along the road, now I’m confident to say that Soyaton’s loudspeaker leash in fact can withstand a lot. (…) The Benchmark proved to be one of the most enjoyable loudspeaker cables I’ve had the pleasure of working with. On this count it positioned itself way up there with my LessLoss C-MARC, most likely a notch higher than Siltech ’s anniversary Crown Princess model and way above my Boenicke S3.”

In terms of sound characteristic Dawid noted i.a. that Soyaton cables are “strongly focused on humanely outlined virtual shapes, generously differentiated and applied musical tissue, overall vividness and everything painted on pristinely black backdrop. (…) The Benchmark very quickly positioned itself among cable specimens behaviourally fully adult and free from any flashiness or extremes. It’s quite the achievement to land a cable voiced like so and also free from abnormal temperature rise, excessive bloom, slow pace and truncated top end as by products. (Soyaton) didn’t suffer from any of these. (…) The Benchmark’s battle against the most tonally accurate and in general transparent cable I’m aware of – LessLoss C-MARC – showed several clear similarities in their performance. Both products sported quite identically black and very much alive backdrop. Both invoked the feeling of finely applied omnipresent darkness as the firm foundation, upon which everything else was built free from any hints of garishness. The Lithuanian did this via its clever internal noise-cancelling plot, whereas in Julian’s product the same effect was achieved via gold-plating. Two different measures, yet the base result was aurally pretty much the same. To move on, both specimens in my setup provided similar listening effortlessness, liquidity and completeness. Both allowed for intake of musical content digestibly and pleasantly enough to leave any signs of fatigue at the door. (…) The Benchmark was heftier in the upper bass band and bloomier, hence naturally the LessLoss sported slimmer attitude. (Soyaton) sported more romantic, intimate and relaxed approach. The Benchmark’s backbone is very much universal, whereas everything else it does is tastefully executed and not overdone.”

In summary Dawid said: “The Benchmark isn’t exactly affordable, however its ask reflects performance accurately, which is just the way it should be. I strongly believe that cables this costly should score high notes on refinement; smoothness, backdrop tidiness, textural generosity, sonic liquidity, spatial clarity plus freedom from juvenile excess in any direction and fatigue. The Benchmark easily fits the profile and there’s no question about that in my mind. But its core voicing supported via several twists netted the result extremely easy to intake and appreciate, also on point with constant sensation of overall completeness, expressiveness and deep connection with music. It takes skill and capable ears to land such a product, which is why the Soyaton audio house now has my full attention and I do look forward to Julian Soja’s next developments.”

For full review please click here: