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    Quote Originally Posted by STD305M View Post
    Hi Oliver
    Work like Alan, iron in one hand and solder between his lips
    I could've done with holding the cable in my teeth

    Anyway, my set are finished and I've had a listen. It's been worth the effort. More speaker cable arriving tomorrow for the next pair.

    I'll have to see if I'm too sore to do them but as they are only a 1.5m pair I might be ok.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Listening already. Low levels ATM but the difference is very apparent.

    Not entirely fair to compare as the Fisual S-FLEX was only 2.50 per meter and still ranks highly for VFM.

    This stuff is over 10x the price so I'll be looking to get Jimbo back with his Chord epic twin for a fair fight.

    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Finished!!!

    Finally managed to dress the cable as I wanted and do the last little bits of finesse. Taken me far longer than usual for obvious reasons but I'm really happy with the finish.

    These SPOTFIRE reference speaker cables will be residing here in my system. There are two pairs of these currently sold so fingers crossed, feedback will be sent in due course.

    I'd really love to explain what my impressions of these are but being the maker of them, it's a bit pointless. Well just have to wait for feedback.

    If you are wondering what the third black wire is connected to the Krell plate, they are the shield connection. You can have it on or off. Does the shield make a difference? I certainly think so but as usual, it may be different in every system.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    That's nice work mate , they certainly look like quality speaker cables . I look forward to the feedback on these
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


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    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    That's nice work mate , they certainly look like quality speaker cables . I look forward to the feedback on these
    Thanks Brian.

    Because of the size of the cable, there isn't all that much available for sensible money for things like fit and finish. I had to get a bit creative with the heat shrink but its turned out good.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    First order of SPOTFIRE Reference speaker cables are currently being put together, with another pair on the to do list. A bit Slower than usual but getting there!

    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Very nice mate . Build looks excellent . I look forward to the feedback on your new speaker cables . Good luck with this new venture Oli
    Regards
    Brian

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    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Looking great Oli and I expect is sounds superb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    Very nice mate . Build looks excellent . I look forward to the feedback on your new speaker cables . Good luck with this new venture Oli
    Thanks Brian, it's been a while finding a cable suitable but I'm very happy with this stuff.

    I am looking forward to the feedback as much as anyone!
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    I'm going to be visiting the Bigbottle Audio complex tomorrow for a demo of these. Despite my initial (enormous) scepticism at even trying them, the interconnects really do it for me in my system so I'm keen to see what these speaker cables have to offer.
    Martin



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