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The thread needs more pictures. I skipped the amp yesterday, DX90 -> Linum Bax -> K10:
Any Noble owners rocking the Hifiman 650? I'd like to go with a one-box balanced solution but the AK240 is just too damn expensive.
Straight from Linum:
  I skipped the amp yesterday. DX90 -> Estron Linum Bax cable -> Noble K10. Pocketable bliss.
Rocking a single-ended version of the Linum Bax... Dammit, it's one sexy looking cable!  
Ah, my bad! From (admittedly shady) memory, I'd say the difference is just like when going from single-ended to balanced with any other cable: A better sense of "control", resulting in in a more well-defined (sometimes larger) soundstage and tighter bass. 
There's no other way to put it, the new Linum interconnects are just plain sexy.     The 20cm variant fits my DX90/PB2 stack perfectly. The cable is so thin that it easily fits between the units held together by low-profile 3M DualLock.Sonically I must admit that I can't hear the slightest bit of difference between the Linum IC and my solid core pure silver IC. Changing cables takes 5-10 seconds and maybe using a dedicated A/B/X box you would be able to pick up on...
Using the Linum Bax with my K10 on my DX90/PB2 rig, I noted an overall drop in volume. That, and a slight shift of the FR, leading to a somewhat smaller soundstage and a warmer tonality. I usually can't tell one cable from the other by their sound alone, but this change was pretty clear to me. Some might like it or it may suit their gear better, but I eventually went back to the Noble cable. A damn pity, because I wear my CIEMs all day and the ergonomics from the Linum Bax...
Straight molded or straight like the ones in my pictures? When did you buy your universals?
CABLES, CABLES, CABLES!   I've been enjoying the new Noble cables and let me start with the audible differences: There aren't any. All the Noble cables are made from the same SPC (silver plated copper) wires, so I guess that was to be expected. After trying the Estron Linum Bax, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the (very) thin Noble Prestige cable didn't alter the sound of my K10. The Linum Bax has an impedance of 1.5 Ohm. Not much, but with a CIEM like the K10,...
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