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post #46 of 147
slim, thanks for taking the time to write this! Just like the other reviews you've written it is honest, and I appreciate that. Too many of them out there that repeat the same thing over and over again.

Regards
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slim, thanks for taking the time to write this! Just like the other reviews you've written it is honest, and I appreciate that. Too many of them out there that repeat the same thing over and over again.

Regards
Hi xdanny,

Thanks for your nice comments. I really appreciate it.

Regards,
post #48 of 147
Honest, informative and great to read and learn!
post #49 of 147
just bought one. will evaluate them soon.....
post #50 of 147
too bad difficult to find used. around 200 for me locally, which is about the same as a used dv-60

hmm
post #51 of 147
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Honest, informative and great to read and learn!
Thanks rosgr63!


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just bought one. will evaluate them soon.....
Let us know how it compares to your current cables when you get it!


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too bad difficult to find used. around 200 for me locally, which is about the same as a used dv-60

hmm
If it is hard to find used ... maybe it means that people are satisfied with their cable and don't want to sell them (just a guess)

By the way, endless402, when you said "dv-60" do you mean the Kimber D-60?
post #52 of 147
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just bought one. will evaluate them soon.....
Did you get the DB or DR version?

Let us have your impressions.
post #53 of 147
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slim, thanks for taking the time to write this! Just like the other reviews you've written it is honest, and I appreciate that. Too many of them out there that repeat the same thing over and over again.

Regards
I agree, thanks slim
post #54 of 147
oops, yeah d-60
post #55 of 147
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oops, yeah d-60
In that case, you might be interested in reading this : eBay Guides - Digital Cable Stereovox XV2 vs Kimber D 60 illuminati
post #56 of 147
^ yeah i've seen that. hard to find stereovox used too. missed out on the recent one on headfi
post #57 of 147
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Did you get the DB or DR version?

Let us have your impressions.
I was given the option to get a BNC-RCA. But need to wait for several weeks. I therefore got a RCA-RCA, which is more readily acceptable in resale market. If I need a BNC-BNC version in the future, will sell off the RCA one.

I'm not sure if this thing requires burn-in. I was using Belden 1694A.
post #58 of 147
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I was given the option to get a BNC-RCA. But need to wait for several weeks. I therefore got a RCA-RCA, which is more readily acceptable in resale market. If I need a BNC-BNC version in the future, will sell off the RCA one.

I'm not sure if this thing requires burn-in. I was using Belden 1694A.
I also have the DR-510 which is the RCA version.
As it's pure silver it would require at least 500hrs.
If you want more info ask slim.a, he knows lots about cables, burn-in etc.
Sometimes I wonder if there's something about Head-Fi gear that he doesn't know!
Tubes maybe?
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I was given the option to get a BNC-RCA. But need to wait for several weeks. I therefore got a RCA-RCA, which is more readily acceptable in resale market. If I need a BNC-BNC version in the future, will sell off the RCA one.

I'm not sure if this thing requires burn-in. I was using Belden 1694A.
Since you are using the Belden 1694A you should notice an improvement right away (without burn-in) especially on the low level details and frequency extension at the highs and lows.

On the soundstage it is a little bit trickier as the Belden 1694A has a big soundstage all the time, while the Oyaide has a more accurate soundstage that changes in size from one recording to another.

As for the burn-in, it is hard to tell. It sounded so good from the beginning that I didn't keep an accurate track of the burn-in process. I felt that there was a noticeable improvement during the first day of use, but I think that it reached its full potential/blossomed after a few weeks of continuous use (300-500 hours I think).
However, the change was subtle and not night and day difference like I noticed with other components. For example, I have been burning-in a new DAC that Purepiper sent me for review and the change in sound was baffling: Straight out of the box, the sound was thick, soft and not very detailed. After 50 hours of burn-in using the Isotek Burn-in CD, the sound got a lot clearer and more detailed. It was almost like listening to a new DAC.
So in comparison, the change in sound after burn-in will be relatively small in the case of the Oyaide. That is why I don't think I even mentioned the burn-in in the review.

In any case, let us know how you find the DR-510. And hopefully, since we are using the same DAC, there is a good chance that you will be pleased with the sound.
post #60 of 147
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I also have the DR-510 which is the RCA version.
As it's pure silver it would require at least 500hrs.
If you want more info ask slim.a, he knows lots about cables, burn-in etc.
Sometimes I wonder if there's something about Head-Fi gear that he doesn't know!
Tubes maybe?
LOL, I certainly have a limited knowledge about the tube designs in comaprison with a lot of member here on head-fi. The only tube amp I have owned is the Little dot mkIII which I find very nice by the way.
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