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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    Liked them a lot mate . They're different from mine but they have different strengths . Horses for courses Oliver
    yep id agree with that,for me they just lacked the last bit of detail or airyness of the klotz cables
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    yep id agree with that,for me they just lacked the last bit of detail or airyness of the klotz cables
    Cheers Jamie,

    It's a funny old game. In my system, The Klotz are a really good cable but that airyness moves me a few seats back from the stage, with the New ones, i feel like i'm on the stage. It's just further evidence that everything makes a difference! At least everyone is agreeing that cables sound different

    One thing that has come to mind is that i haven't tried them with a digital source so that's something for me to do. The feedback is very useful regardless of the Good/Bad/indifferent viewpoint.

    There are some mission speakers that'll be here for a trial next week, not to mention a different cartridge so maybe that'll yield some further viewpoint

    I am genuinly grateful for the time you guys have taken in having a listen and sending your feedback
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    Playing now.

    I went straight to my favourite test track - in at the deep end!
    The ultimate test for me for transparency, resolution, speed, image focus.
    Most cables fall flat, tbh, smear things over and get the old heave-ho pretty much immediately. It's a very demanding track in terms of subtlety.

    So, Oliver's cables - I must confess I was surprised. Very good resolution, very good indeed. Fast, captures those leading edges of plucked strings nicely. Dynamic and lively, too. Quite well focused, but a bit broadened. Above all, an interesting listen.

    A few tracks later, varied material ....

    What's not to like?
    - open, lively, detailed, dynamic. Bass is taut and powerful.
    Tonally neutral - I don't hear any high frequency exaggeration or lean bass.
    A very enjoyable listen.

    Compared to my Siltech (1k rrp ) not quite as open or richly toned or precisely soundstaged or detailed.
    Compared to my WireWorld (about 150?) not quite as fast or exciting or dynamic, although I suspect the WW overdoes it a bit - fun, though! Not quite as focused as the WW either, but still a lot better than many cables.
    Compared to my Chord Silver Siren (my preference of the several Chords I have tried) - well, Oliver's cable is pretty much better all round, and I like Chord cables.

    They match my preferences and tastes very well - just take the best I have heard in many respects and throw a light gauze over them and that's what I hear. Just a little less transparent and dynamic and spacious and open and focused than the best I have heard, but very good nonetheless.
    Come to think of it, it's a very well balanced package of virtues - nothing is quite the best I heave heard, but everything is at least very good.

    So, yes, I like them a lot, a fine cable. Whatever the magic flooby dust is that Oliver has used, it seems to work well.

    I'll play with them a while longer, with a wider range of music, but I don't expect my views to change much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Playing now.

    I went straight to my favourite test track - in at the deep end!
    The ultimate test for me for transparency, resolution, speed, image focus.
    Most cables fall flat, tbh, smear things over and get the old heave-ho pretty much immediately. It's a very demanding track in terms of subtlety.

    So, Oliver's cables - I must confess I was surprised. Very good resolution, very good indeed. Fast, captures those leading edges of plucked strings nicely. Dynamic and lively, too. Quite well focused, but a bit broadened. Above all, an interesting listen.

    A few tracks later, varied material ....

    What's not to like?
    - open, lively, detailed, dynamic. Bass is taut and powerful.
    Tonally neutral - I don't hear any high frequency exaggeration or lean bass.
    A very enjoyable listen.

    Compared to my Siltech (1k rrp ) not quite as open or richly toned or precisely soundstaged or detailed.
    Compared to my WireWorld (about 150?) not quite as fast or exciting or dynamic, although I suspect the WW overdoes it a bit - fun, though! Not quite as focused as the WW either, but still a lot better than many cables.
    Compared to my Chord Silver Siren (my preference of the several Chords I have tried) - well, Oliver's cable is pretty much better all round, and I like Chord cables.

    They match my preferences and tastes very well - just take the best I have heard in many respects and throw a light gauze over them and that's what I hear. Just a little less transparent and dynamic and spacious and open and focused than the best I have heard, but very good nonetheless.
    Come to think of it, it's a very well balanced package of virtues - nothing is quite the best I heave heard, but everything is at least very good.

    So, yes, I like them a lot, a fine cable. Whatever the magic flooby dust is that Oliver has used, it seems to work well.

    I'll play with them a while longer, with a wider range of music, but I don't expect my views to change much.
    Hi Jerry,

    Thank you for your words and up against that level of cable your findings are very welcome! *Phew*

    Your findings very much mirror mine in transparency and tight powerful bass.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to have a listen and publish your thoughts. It much appreciated.





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    Well when they arrive at my den on delights they will be plotted against

    1. Nordost Valhalla
    2. Mike Grant silver and copper jobbies.
    3. Yannis Tome highend exotica

    And a few others, good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    Well when they arrive at my den on delights they will be plotted against

    1. Nordost Valhalla
    2. Mike Grant silver and copper jobbies.
    3. Yannis Tome highend exotica

    And a few others, good luck!
    Haha, well I am hopeful that they will give a good account of themselves. It's good to see where they stack against stiff opposition.

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    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
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