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  1. #281
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackles View Post
    I can confirm these cables are bloody amazing.

    Until I heard the Spotfires I've never been convinced that cables make that much difference ...at least not in this price range.

    As soon as I plugged them in I couldn't believe the instant difference in soundstage and separation. On most albums I played they made a difference in separating out the instruments so nobody was 'stood in front of anyone else'. Often new details could be heard on tracks I've heard many times before.

    On some music they also brighten things up a bit. So I tried them on some duller sounding records like the Black Uhuru Live album that I've had for about 30 years and sounds like it was recorded from outside the venue. The Spotfires didn't totally transform it but they gave it some life and made it sound more real than ever before.

    The most impressive moment using them was when listening to the Ten Years After live album. The crowd noise before the encore actually sounded like a load of individual people clapping and shouting, not a mushed blur like you normally hear.

    Suffice to say I can't recommend them highly enough. I've already ordered a pair from Oliver which the postie tried to deliver today.

    Who is next on the list? Can you pm me your address and I'll get them sent to you, you lucky bugger.

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    Hi John,

    I'm really pleased you liked them enough, to vote with your hard earned cash.

    Thanks for the review and taking the time to give them a thorough listening to.

    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  2. #282
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    Well, I picked my new Spotfires up from the post office yesterday (Cheers Oliver).

    Can I just ask the forum's thoughts on cable burn in?

    When I have burnt new interconnects in before I have usually connected between source and amp, and left the source running for days (such as a CD player on repeat) but with the amp volume turned down.

    I would prefer not to leave my valve amp on for days on end, so does it matter if the amp is turned off altogether? If it does need to be switched on I've got an old amp in the loft I could use if needed.

    Any thoughts on this?



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  3. #283
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackles View Post
    Well, I picked my new Spotfires up from the post office yesterday (Cheers Oliver).

    Can I just ask the forum's thoughts on cable burn in?

    When I have burnt new interconnects in before I have usually connected between source and amp, and left the source running for days (such as a CD player on repeat) but with the amp volume turned down.

    I would prefer not to leave my valve amp on for days on end, so does it matter if the amp is turned off altogether? If it does need to be switched on I've got an old amp in the loft I could use if needed.

    Any thoughts on this?



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    Just use them mate, you'll be up to the required hours in no time. Then you can say if you heard any difference as they were in use.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  5. #285
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    Ok cheers will do.

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  6. #286
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    Pm sent to STD305M for his address.

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  7. #287
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    Update

    NEXT - STD305M

    1st- doodoos

    2nd - Simon_LDT

    3rd - parcelmonkey

    4th - docp

    5th - JohnG
    Last edited by Bigman80; Yesterday at 22:56.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  8. #288
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackles View Post
    Pm sent to STD305M for his address.

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    Pm replied to !!!
    Project 2experience sb dc, Deneo HA 500 headamp, Cartidge: At33ptg
    Rega Brio: 2017
    CD Player: Cyrus cd8se
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  9. #289
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    If you have no objections to a bit of a cable sceptic being involved (couldn't even tell you what my
    current cables are), I'd like to listen to these please.
    Mike's (that's me)'s stuff -

    Analogue: Technics SL-7 / EPC-P202C, Remton 383 MkII phono
    For when there's no Analogue: Doge 6 CDP
    To discover loads of new music: Spotify via Laptop into Xiang Sheng DAC-01A
    Make music louder: TVC pre, Nirvana Electronic Works A60, 60W / Ch Class A power
    Music boxes: Heco Celan 300
    Cleaning duties: Okki Nokki 2

    Y'know, sometimes, Satan, come as a man of peace.

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