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 81 
 on: October 26, 2014, 08:09:46 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by CoenP
Hmm, this isn't very promising.

No news on my 1m order, should have been 3-5 days, but possibly they meant 3-5 weeks.

I am going to order a couple of loose USB A and B connectors and solder them on the stock cable. Hopefully this will make better contact.

Regards, Coen

 82 
 on: October 26, 2014, 06:38:29 pm 
Started by christoffe - Last post by manisandher
But I can guess right now that the H+S will sound brighter and more lively, and the Blaxius smoother and more laid back. But we'll see...

What I really need to do is compare the H+S and Blaxius cables, both using the 75B. This might give some insights into whether Peter's 'reflections' hypothesis is true or not.

I compared my H+S cables to the Blaxius cables using my 75B, and...

Well, as I expected, the H+S cables do indeed sound a little brighter. But I'm not sure this is down to extra or extended HF. Rather, I think it's because of less LF (especially ultra-LF) energy. They also seem to give instruments and voices a slight edge, which makes them appear sharper and more focused. Overall, I prefer the Blaxius cables. They have that magic quality of smoothness along with detail... just like real life. Is this down to fewer cable reflections? Maybe.

But I don't want to give the impression that I think I'm at the end of my 'hifi journey'. I'm not. It's obvious to me that although my system is now making some beautiful noises it wouldn't fool anyone into thinking it's the real thing. I think I've still got some more work to do on the electrics, the PC, and of course the bloody USB cable issue that seems to be haunting us still. But I'm really happy with the Orelo speakers and the 75B... and totally stoked that I can use 10m Blaxius interconnects (without any loss in quality), keeping my listening room free from the usual hifi clutter.

So a massive thanks to Joachim for broaching this subject in the first place, and for Peter for taking things forward to their natural conclusion.

Mani.

 83 
 on: October 26, 2014, 04:07:34 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by vrao
Supra Uses tin in a litz fashion.

I have prevoiusly used their speaker cables in the past.

 84 
 on: October 26, 2014, 12:42:02 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
The one I took out was the $1 stock one. That must be our luck ?

 85 
 on: October 26, 2014, 12:24:39 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by acg
Oh no...

One of the reasons that I initially purchased a NOS1 was so that I could get off the USB cable merry-go-round.

Maybe I need to borrow my old Revelation Audio Labs USB cable from the guy I sold it to.

 Sad

 86 
 on: October 26, 2014, 10:52:48 am 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
All,

Let me start like this :
The back of the package the Supra cable comes in, even more states what we like :
"PE insulated wires with correct 90 Ohms impedance design".
And from seeing the package my readily remark was : HOAX.

How ?

It does not matter when you put out nice texts like I just quoted if you next literally destroy the dielectricum of the cable with such tight tierips that it almost makes the internal wires bare.
I forgot the number of windings needed for this 2m cable in the package, but say 5 and with two tierips so super tight the cable is molested at 10 places.
True, without knowing the dilectricum it feels and weighs like the air needed to create something like "correct 90 Ohm" but if this is the treatment afterwards ... no

But of course I was hopeful and at 7:30pm the cable went in;
I had been playing for 1.5 hour so so in advance of that and at a third track of the album playing I pressed Pause, changed cables and pressed Play again. Now envision (and believe me) :

Within 2 seconds I said WHAT !?
boom-boom-boom-boom - that is what I heard. And yes, those 2 seconds are for real so that bad.
It was after not more than 20 seconds that I expressed a : nothing works. NOTHING. So much nothing that I can't begin to point it out (and I won't). There was totally no music coming from anywhere.

This happened in a stage of co-listeners doing other things so whatever I said was not really heard or talked about. All I noticed is that someone put on headphones connected to an iPad and that lasted for the whole session (which was to 10:30pm). This was very rare to begin with.
Meanwhile I was seeking and seeking for music which wanted to "play" but could not find anything. All I knew was "hold on Peter, maybe some breaking in is required". Yeah, well ...

At this 10:30pm when the music was stopped, the headphone person finally took them off and THEN said : well, that was such sh*t - better don't do that again.
Ehm, I thought you were not listening ?
Answer : why do you think I put on those headphones in the first place ? and besides, no headphones helped anyway.

Oh.
Well, the least I could do was being gracefully thankful for the proof it wasn't my ears or mood.

I could try to think that it's the tierips. Officially that will be so, but suddenly *that* bad ? I can't tell and I can't repair it either. One hint : when you receive this cable, you most probably will see the same and you should send it back and ask for a refund. Could be hard to explain to the seller (unless it is the manufacturer himself), but anyway you'll have these rights. Whether it is worth the effort is something else (but still 49 euros ex VAT).

Michael, I suppose your cable looks the same regarding the tierips ?

Bweh,
Peter

 87 
 on: October 26, 2014, 10:32:12 am 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Michael,

You can mention what you want. But it's a sort of your responsibility that dozens of people are going to try it because you say it will be for the better. Also see next post ...

Peter

 88 
 on: October 25, 2014, 11:53:09 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by Michel
Maybe an option to make the usb cable? You can specify what you want.
For I about  35 a 45, - for one meter. At least that's what I paid. This 1 have is better than the Kimber cable usb i had.
I can not mention the name, I assume? The guy lives in The Netherlands.(Almelo)  Grin?

Greetings
Michel

 89 
 on: October 25, 2014, 03:44:48 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by Stanray
Still waiting for the 0,7m  unhappy

Stanley

 90 
 on: October 25, 2014, 02:04:18 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
Anyone received his Supra cable yet ? Results ?
I know of one, bit his NOS1a id not arrive yet. swoon

Mine just arrived. Will try it tonight.

Peter

PS: Thank you Juan - I never considered Amazon. But it was not available in Spain; in Germany it was (2 left at the moment I ordered).
Edit : Of the 2m I needed.

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