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  1. #251
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    Good grief! These cables are the bees knees.

    I apologise in advance for using quite hackneyed lingo but it is difficult to find different language to describe what I'm hearing.

    Just as a point of reference I have placed these cables between a DAC (Metrum HEX) and an integrated amp (Sugden Masterclass) driving Tannoy Eatons. Source is a mixture of Redbook and high res.

    Anyway these cables open up the door a lot. Like going from a single door to bi-fold doors reaching across the building. Height and width of the sound is extended. Excellent depth as well so overall soundstage very realistic.

    Nicely rounded across the range. Bass and treble 'makes sense', midrange sits well and is engaging. Whilst cables are ruthlessly analytical they are not glaring or digital sounding. Very organic analogue 'valve' texture. Be prepared for these cables to take no prisoners if presented with a poorly recorded track. What I'm enjoying in particular is the amount of micro detail these cables are able to grab. Essentially the cables get out of the way and let the music flow effortlessly.

    Really excellent Oli. If you packaged them up in a classy box you would be able to sell them for 'hundreds', the prices you quoted earlier in this thread are a steal.

    I've sent a PM to next in line (shazam/Nigel) asking for postal details.
    Source: Tidal/Roon
    DAC: Metrum HEX NOS

    Amp: Sugden Masterclass 2018 spec, Radford Revival STA25,
    Speakers: Tannoy Eaton


  2. #252
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardlon View Post
    Good grief! These cables are the bees knees.

    I apologise in advance for using quite hackneyed lingo but it is difficult to find different language to describe what I'm hearing.

    Just as a point of reference I have placed these cables between a DAC (Metrum HEX) and an integrated amp (Sugden Masterclass) driving Tannoy Eatons. Source is a mixture of Redbook and high res.

    Anyway these cables open up the door a lot. Like going from a single door to bi-fold doors reaching across the building. Height and width of the sound is extended. Excellent depth as well so overall soundstage very realistic.

    Nicely rounded across the range. Bass and treble 'makes sense', midrange sits well and is engaging. Whilst cables are ruthlessly analytical they are not glaring or digital sounding. Very organic analogue 'valve' texture. Be prepared for these cables to take no prisoners if presented with a poorly recorded track. What I'm enjoying in particular is the amount of micro detail these cables are able to grab. Essentially the cables get out of the way and let the music flow effortlessly.

    Really excellent Oli. If you packaged them up in a classy box you would be able to sell them for 'hundreds', the prices you quoted earlier in this thread are a steal.

    I've sent a PM to next in line (shazam/Nigel) asking for postal details.
    Thanks ed, and no apologies necessary.

    There are no plans for fancy boxes or 's per pair. These will be offered at the forum price for as long as I am graciously allowed by Marco.

    Thanks for taking the time to listen and doing a writeup. A good one too
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  3. #253
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardlon View Post
    Like going from a single door to bi-fold doors reaching across the building.
    Edward, what an endearingly middle classed analogy!

    These interconnects sound very interesting and at the price quoted, appealing.
    "lack of passion is fatal"

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  4. #254
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    Well I try my best Adam but truth be told I just slob around in a classless way. Lol.

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    Source: Tidal/Roon
    DAC: Metrum HEX NOS

    Amp: Sugden Masterclass 2018 spec, Radford Revival STA25,
    Speakers: Tannoy Eaton


  5. #255
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    Now - Edwardlon

    Next - Shaman

    1st - The crow

    2nd - Crackles

    3rd - STD305M

    4th - Parcelmonkey

    5th - doodoos

    6th - Simon_LDT
    Last edited by Bigman80; 07-06-2018 at 17:08.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  6. #256
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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    Edward, what an endearingly middle classed analogy!

    These interconnects sound very interesting and at the price quoted, appealing.
    There's still a bit of space on the loan list matey. Just let me know if you fancy a listen. All I ask is your feedback from your experience with them in return.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  7. #257
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    Wouldn't mind giving these a try if possible... Will compare with my current Mark Grant HDX1.

  8. #258
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    No worries, I'll put you on the list!
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_LDT View Post
    Wouldn't mind giving these a try if possible... Will compare with my current Mark Grant HDX1.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

  9. #259
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    Thanks

  10. #260
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    Have these cables moved on to the next loanee???
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & 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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