CABLE TALK??

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,761
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,818
    machone wrote: »
    Good room acoustics have everything to do with hearing the difference in cables. Before I fixed my room I did not know what I was listening to.

    Thank you....
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,900
    An often missed "sub-topic" is the cables' topology, an its potential effects.
    Source: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75 | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,522
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.

    Mike, the Audioshark owner, is amazed by them, and puts them up against the mega-buck cables.

    Personally, I am amazed they beat the Zitron Anaconda, which can pass a 10KHz square wave unchanged. Then again, they cost almost twice as much as the Anacondas. :)


    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,041
    You mean....wire isn't just wire ? Oh say it ain't so lol

    Couldn't help myself there, as we all heard the same song and dance over the years. It always makes me grin though, when someone who was skeptical tries it for themselves and becomes a believer. Which btw, opens yet another rabbit hole in this hobby.

    Most of us will agree, ya have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
    ERA D-5
    B&K 1403
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    SVS SB-2000 SUB
    Sony 4k bdp
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
    Wireworld eclipse 7 Ic's
  • It's peace of mind. If you've invested heavily in higher quality cables you can rest easy knowing you've done all you can to get the most out of your equipment.

    Personally, I believe room acoustics and speaker placement are far more important but that hasn't kept me from buying #12 copper for all of my speaker cables as well as gold or silver connectors.
    Polk SDA SRS 1.2
    Yamaha M-65 (2x, bi-amped)
    Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Polk CS400 center
    Polk MC-60 4x Atmos
    Polk AB700 side surround
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,630
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    (from the 'Hey - hold my beer' thread)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 248
    A pic of the ever elusive lightman?
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 651
    All this talk of cables today.....UPS just now sent me a notice that my shipment of my new to me MIT speaker cables is going to be delayed getting here courtesy of Brody

    I was hoping to have them for the weekend but it looks like that idea just went to hell.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,522
    LOL. I went through that with my new preamp. It was supposed to arrive on the Friday before Xmas, then Saturday, and finally arrived late Tuesday night.
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,474
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    I don't give a damn about what they think
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    I don't have to sit down when you say
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    The truth is you just want to see me sink
    If there's any room left on that ship
    You don't have to save any room for me
    Cause I've got my own boat (even when it rains)
    I'm doing my own thing (even when it rains)
    And I will stay afloat - even when it rains
    Cause I've got my own boat
    Row, row your boat
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    Row your boat
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,522
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.

    Had my 2016 review today at work. Placed an order for 2 meter Shunyata Sigma speaker cables with spades right after the review. Once I am used to the sound of the speaker cables I will be getting the Sigma XLR interconnects. :)
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,774
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.

    Had my 2016 review today at work. Placed an order for 2 meter Shunyata Sigma speaker cables with spades right after the review. Once I am used to the sound of the speaker cables I will be getting the Sigma XLR interconnects. :)

    Where’s my beer?

    Lol, congrats on the cables.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,522
    edited January 5
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.

    Had my 2016 review today at work. Placed an order for 2 meter Shunyata Sigma speaker cables with spades right after the review. Once I am used to the sound of the speaker cables I will be getting the Sigma XLR interconnects. :)

    Where’s my beer?

    Waiting for the Super Bowl. :)

    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,774
    You are welcome to deliver it if you like. Would be good to meet you in person.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,761
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.

    Had my 2016 review today at work. Placed an order for 2 meter Shunyata Sigma speaker cables with spades right after the review. Once I am used to the sound of the speaker cables I will be getting the Sigma XLR interconnects. :)

    Now that's baller
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,818
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    p4i6d98xiovy.jpg

    (from the 'Hey - hold my beer' thread)

    Good times.....
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Good times.....

    That's racist!!!! :p

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,630
    Dyn-o-mite.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Dyn-o-mite.
    A popular t-shirt, no doubt. But did it outsell The Fonz? :p

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,630

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,541
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I think my next audio purchase will be the new TOTL Shunyata Sigma speaker cables. Then we can some cable talk. All I can say now is that better cables have made a tremendous improvement in my system. When you find something that works then stick with it.

    My local friend has a set, he loves them.

    Had my 2016 review today at work. Placed an order for 2 meter Shunyata Sigma speaker cables with spades right after the review. Once I am used to the sound of the speaker cables I will be getting the Sigma XLR interconnects. :)

    Now that's baller

    7500 bucks for speaker cables :sunglasses:
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,128
    Those above are the Jecklin Float electrostatic headphones.
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,774
    There is so much polyester in that soul train video... I could only take it for a few seconds before my head wanted to explode.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,630
    It is very much of its time :)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,456
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    Boy the 70's stunk and it's been all downhill since.
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*


    Self Control is over rated.
  • mantismantis Posts: 14,665
    edited January 7
    The real issue with high end wire is the haters actually have valid points. I will go on record to say most of high end wire is pure bull crap.
    Over the decades I've been in the business and a hobbyist with countless testing of all kinds of wire, my opinion holds true. Even in my favorite brands ( Audioquest, Kimber and Cardas) there are points where their cables also become bull crap. These companies are in the business to make the best cables they can BUT they also are in the market to make money. If they can sell it they will build it.
    Now with all that being said I could care less what anyone wants to buy use and for any reason. I'm not here to judge anyone. If you ask me about wire and want to know my option on a brand or what not I'm going to tell you without holding anything back.

    When you spent as much time researching and hanging out with actual Electrical Engineers and manufactures of wire and products like speaker and amp companies as I have, you get to learn what **** is and what real science is behind creating a proper conductor.

    The other issue is the other side of the fence who swears that wire X is the best stuff on the planet and puts their bull crap on other people and shame them for not agreeing. I find this equally as annoying and pointless as people who talk about wire doesn't matter.
    Both parties are retarded on all kinds of levels just so you ALL know. Your arguments are pointless and stupid both ways. Key words today is Pointless and Stupid.

    This is why these threads go south because all of you can't get along without shaming each other. There are members in here who gang up on someone who doesn't drink their cool aid and then there are others who like to troll and get a raise out of said camp. Again both sides are just flat out retarded.

    I would be apart of these groups if I went around saying if you don't use audioquest, Kimber or Cardas your stupid mental and shouldn't be on this forum. If you don't agree with me I should insult you personally and find ways to make you look worse then you already are. These are things I'm not interested in at all. At one time I use to get involved in pointless debates and shaming but I now think it's such a waste of MY time.

    So you can choose to get involved in pointless debates or you can talk about cables in a civil sense. believe whatever you want to believe, buy whatever the F you want to buy just don't but your bull crap from either side on the other.


    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    I have some cables.
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