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post #16 of 392
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
You cannot see the pics Junliang? My full review will have better pics (less blue) and won't be in the forums anyway. I just hate to use so many different servers all the time. But linking the pics here is no good: bandwidth.

Thanks for telling me about the pics: I don't like that. Is headfi like that? Can you see attached images if you aren't a member? dear god...
So sorry man..
Well, head fi is a medium that I use often.. and not touchmyapps..
My apologies

Guess it will help your viewership on touchmyapps greatly..
post #17 of 392
I concur, I had to register on TMA to see the pictures And yes Shigzeo, it's the same with Head-fi, you need to be registered to see the pictures.
post #18 of 392
I'm always curious at seeing pics of ppl's customs, but not in the mood to register either

perhaps try uploading to photobucket/tinypic/etc?
post #19 of 392
Thread Starter 
Well, I'll flicker them - had no idea about that... sorry. ACS T1 thread is fixed. Please tell me if this works.
post #20 of 392
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
Well, I'll flicker them - had no idea about that... sorry. The T1 set at flickr. Please tell me if this works.
Yes it does
Enjoying Tokyo ? Weather's nice today

Today's also the scheduled delivery date for my T1, but they're stuck in China at the moment. UPS has a strange way to put things in its tracking system : "Exception - On time", because of "Late Trailer". Which means there's a problem but it's on time. I dunno if it can be trusted

EDIT : Package arrived in Narita ! It's gonna rock tonight
post #21 of 392
Holy cow, great pics man !

wow, 2 colours in silicon customs ?! First time for my eyes..
kewl, the engraving was not half bad as I thought haha, guess they are having some progress
Great.

I really wonder when they will be done with the detachable acs custom cables..
I really don't want to be jealous about other people when they are using their customs, with Twag balanced cable with the rsa protector D:
And I would like it at times to use the acs t1 out of my iphone unamp

but yeah, now focusing on home setup, so I can wait

Grats frenchbat !
post #22 of 392
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Originally Posted by Junliang View Post
Holy cow, great pics man !

wow, 2 colours in silicon customs ?! First time for my eyes..
kewl, the engraving was half bad as I thought haha, guess they are having some progress
Great.
Wait to see mine ACS has done great stuff with my monitors !

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Originally Posted by Junliang View Post
Grats frenchbat !
Thanks, but sadly it's probably waiting for customs in the airport. I'm really hoping to get them today.
post #23 of 392
ACS really move alot since the day I got my T1
post #24 of 392
UPS guy just arrived.
The work is beautiful, the engraving is precise and the finish astonishing. I'm really satisfied. Now I have to learn how to put these on properly to get a good seal.

I'll post pictures in a few hours (still at work ATM)
post #25 of 392
oooh they look really nice!
post #26 of 392
Haha never saw this thread - nice one Shizgeo.

On the cable, as yours are black, you won't see this, but the cable's knotted within the silicon before its connection to the drivers, which kind of 'anchors' it within the solid material. These things have serious build quality.

I listened to some Nas the other night, and the bass (as Shizgeo says) is beautiful for that type of music, but it's a notch quicker for sure - on the sampled backing tracks, you're experiencing the 'boomf' of the kick and the slam of the snare, as if you're there... so you want to explore that. I guess it's the same (or ought to be) on all top end customs.

"Mellow" is a great word for the highs - nicely done.
post #27 of 392
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Originally Posted by royhendo View Post
On the cable, as yours are black, you won't see this, but the cable's knotted within the silicon before its connection to the drivers, which kind of 'anchors' it within the solid material. These things have serious build quality.
Almost all iem/earphones/earbuds are suppose to have that.

Open up your apple ibud(if you have them), and there will be knot in there too.

Btw, any comparison between the 1st gen T1 vs the 2nd gen T1 ??
At my area, I only have the 1st gen Acs t1 for auditioning at stereo electronic, aron's set.
So I hope I can have a guage of the sq of the 2nd gen T1 after auditioning the 1st gen T1, thanks.
post #28 of 392
Yup - faster - more detail and kineasthetic feel for the instruments, as well as placement, and a more balanced presentation overall. I think my first review said the 1st generation was great for music with very intense and emotional mids - this extends that to the entire spectrum really - it must be much the same balance as the T2 based on Andy's comments to that effect.
post #29 of 392
Thread Starter 
The T1 grabbed a goodly attention at a small amp/iem/custom meeting I was at today with 3 different balanced portables (including RSA's Predator). Loving the cable - really loving it. I would imagine that it is knotted like other iems - as Junliang said, most/all are, even earbuds, but some are pretty poor.

The cable shouldn't rip apart, but then I don't throw my stuff around.
post #30 of 392

56K beware - T1 pictures

Ok sorry guys, didn't get the time to upload pictures last night. Here are 3 of them to show how astonishing the finish is. It's definitely time for everyone to stop thinking there's no personalization possibility with silicon customs !



As you can see, the precision of the engraving is really good, no misshaping, no fuzzy line, just the way it's supposed to be. For the colour, it was initially planned in white writing on black silicon. Funny enough, Andy sent me a picture of Shigzeo's set as an example of what it should look like . But at the moment of the production, the lab technicians didn't like the result, and they decided to try with another colour. In the end they settled for a gold writing, which they proposed to me. The result was as good as what you can see here but it was a bit different from what I had in mind initially, so I asked them if they could do it in silver. They hadn't think about it, but they told it should be fine too. I decided to keep the silver when they showed me the picture.



As Shigzeo was explaining it, the cable is :
1- Reaaaaaally long
2- Really good.

It doesn't tangle and keeps its shape, while feeling sturdy and soft. I couldn't hear much microphonics (if any actually), but I'm accustomed to Etys, so maybe my mind isn't paying attention to it. I wrote to Andy about the cable length, and he told me they were aware that it could be inconvenient for some clients, namely the Hi-Fi crowd who doesn't perform on stage with these babies. Actually their cable is custom made for ACS so they just have one size it seems, but he also thinks they'll be able to propose different sizes in the future ("as our business develops"). I think I would have appreciated a cable guide to keep it on the top of the hears, but I'll get accustomed to that too I suppose. The jack is perfect, and since it's moulded to the cable, it's also very sturdy.



The last picture is too show the very elegant solution ACS found to a simple problem : how to clean the sound bores if they're solid black ? Andy proposed me this when I explained him I was hesitating between solid black which is gorgeous, and clear silicon which is easier to see when cleaning is needed. I don't know if Shigzeo was the first set made with this solution, or if he was the one with the original idea, but frankly it's just perfect. What's funny to me is that the look is extremely reminiscent of the Westone acrylic/vinyl tip combination. And I think it serves partially the same purpose.

I still need time to learn how to properly insert it, but I think I have a good seal with the ear cream as I'm not missing the bass. I want to pass the Sensaphonics test before I consider it good. My left ear seems slightly looser than the right one, but maybe it's just the way I put it on. Since it's my first pair of customs monitors, it will be a while before I'm really comfortable with it, but so far they sit in my ear without any pain.

That's it for now. Sorry for the not so clear pics, Shigzeo obviously has a better camera than me
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