Sonic Horizon - Sunrise 2m ext cord
this will have to be just a taste for now. i really didnt have time to get into this tonight.
As stated above, I ordered a 2m Sunrise extension cord from Sonic Horizon. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on an ext. cord, but the Daybreak (top of the line) SH cable had gotten good reviews in this thread, so I ordered the cheapest of their 3 models at the shortest length they offered, 2m. Customer service was fairly nice over the phone, but the cord had to be made from scratch, they didnt have one this length ready-made. I think it was about a 2 week wait.
The cord came very well packaged. a cool little pizza box, with the cord safe inside a pillow of bubble wrap (large, fun to pop, sized bubbles)
After opening the box, and unfolding the bubble wrap, there came the extension cord inside of a sealed bag with a label detailing the cord's features.
Finally, after cutting open the bag, i got to hold the beauty in my hands. very cool to hold and feel. it seems to be a black cord, like the Grado ext cord., inside of a woven sheath of clear strands. it ends up looking silvery from afar, but if you hold it close enough you can see the intertwining strands.
see the the pics full sized in my Imagestation album
As far as sound goes, my ears are probably not the best to distinguish subtle differences in sound. overall, i'd say this extension is fairly uncolored and has a neutral effect on the sound. the mids do seem a bit dampened however. the trumpet in Miles Davis's "Kind of Blue" seems the tiniest bit recessed when comparing to headphones to amp directly.
I will hopefully have time tomorrow or this week to listen to it further and compare it to my POS radio shack coiled ext. cord.
For my listening pleasure, I used my RS-1s, my marantz PM-17 Integrated amp, and my plain vanilla marantz c-67 CDP.
hope this made sense.
we cant all be incontinent chit chatters...