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post #16 of 216
Please find my lengthy review of the AudioLineout - Cardas here:

http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=175631
post #17 of 216
Nice review Gavin! So it wasn't my imagination after all!
post #18 of 216
Sure wasnt your imagination...

Great product, I love both the Cardas and the new Silver wire LOD.
Without it being fully burnt in I cant comment with 100% certainty, but so far I prefer the silver L.O.D, I would love to hear the latest Cotton Insulated version!

Anyone who uses an Ipod and a portable amp needs to get one of these
I reckon they are that good.
post #19 of 216
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Originally Posted by Big G
Sure wasnt your imagination...

Great product, I love both the Cardas and the new Silver wire LOD.
Without it being fully burnt in I cant comment with 100% certainty, but so far I prefer the silver L.O.D, I would love to hear the latest Cotton Insulated version!

Anyone who uses an Ipod and a portable amp needs to get one of these
I reckon they are that good.
The solid silver is very good, but the cotton is even better! All the extension, delicacy and detail of the teflon/silver, but better control, fuller, and more liquid refinement. I still can't understand it, but there's no denying the sonic differences! Amazing!
post #20 of 216
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Originally Posted by kwkarth
The solid silver is very good, but the cotton is even better! All the extension, delicacy and detail of the teflon/silver, but better control, fuller, and more liquid refinement. I still can't understand it, but there's no denying the sonic differences! Amazing!
Were you able to try out the ALO Lightning Wire Dock? If so, would you compare it to the the cotton dock.
post #21 of 216
I ordered a Cardas LOD this week, so I should be getting it either towards the end of this week or beginning of next week. I would've went for the silver, but the strain relief was too tempting. Definitely looking forward to it.
post #22 of 216

Cardas LOD

Hey, I just wanted to add my two cents worth and let everyone know that the Cardas LOD is very good. I just regret not spending a few more dollars and getting the silver, but I am very satisfied with my Cardas LOD. Ken's service/speed is awesome. My rig is a 2d g Mini > Cardas LOD > pa2v2 > Grado SR-60s/Koss KSC 75s. I'm in the process of re-importing my songs at 192 kbs. The sound overall is very nice. Even my friends who think the Ipod buds are good were impressed. If anyone is unsure about buying a LOD from Ken, don't be, it is money (not that much) very well spent!!!

Take care, Ed.
post #23 of 216
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Originally Posted by threEchelon
Were you able to try out the ALO Lightning Wire Dock? If so, would you compare it to the the cotton dock.
Nope, Ken had not built any ALO lightnings yet when we met.
post #24 of 216
I have the copper LOD and now have the silver. First, the fit and finish of these cables are excellent. I particularly like the silver cable. These cables are the best ipod/amp solution I've used so far. I have used a number of mini to mini cables and TD/TDII, which are fine but the extra mini connector made the setup longer than I like. I've asked a number of diy's if they would make a hard wired dock and they weren't ready to go that route. I then stumbled on Ken's work and ordered the copper and then the silver. The silver definitely makes my ipod/hornet sing.
post #25 of 216
i went to the website and was curious at the various docks. does anybody know how much of a difference the cotton/lightning wire compares to the standard silver or the cardas dock?
post #26 of 216
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Originally Posted by aluren
i went to the website and was curious at the various docks. does anybody know how much of a difference the cotton/lightning wire compares to the standard silver or the cardas dock?
I've heard them all and compared all levels side by side. The enrty level LOD using silver tinned copper sounded so good, I bought one, and the Cotton Dock was so superior to that and all the others in his line up that I bought it too on the spot. I could hear an audible, but sometimes subtle difference between each type of LOD, and yes, to my ears, the Cardas was better than the entry level, and the Silver was better than the Cardas in some ways. The Cotton dock was superior in all ways to all of the other docks. The Cardas and Silvers were different from one another and which sounded better, might be a matter of personal taste. The silver had a brighter quality to it, but almost a ringing or undamped quality compared to the cotton. The Cardas had all the highs, but not as bright in a very subtle way, but seemed to have a more rounded bottom end than the silver. I'm not sure if my diatribe helps you or not, but there you have it.
post #27 of 216
thanks for the insight. so it seems like that you thought the cotton was better than all the rest (quite apparent by its price). could you describe the sound that was provided by the cotton? and the difference between the cotton and cardas are very noticeable? i just want to get an idea of these differences and whether to go for the best or just buy a regular dock... i currently have an ipod 5G with the shure e3c's and a PA2v2 amp. so i'm missing a line-out directly through the ipod (i have the standard ipod dock, but its hard to be portable with it), and i feel that those docks offered at alo will fit my needs (i mean wants ) very nicely.
post #28 of 216
If I buy a cotton dock, where do I specify what length I want it?
post #29 of 216
I got the Cardas and Multifilament AudioLineOut docks. I think the Cardas one sounds better.
post #30 of 216
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^^ Different people have different opinions...
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