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post #16 of 52
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Yes, but that's only how they sound with your modded HD800s. Your opinion isn't really valid for a regular HD800 since we don't know what your mod does to the sound of the HD800.


True – and that's what I stated from the start. – But you could try to reproduce my mod. crying
 

post #17 of 52

Has anyone tried the Markl (Lawson Audio) Adrenaline's?


Edited by Blasto_Brandino - 5/9/10 at 5:54am
post #18 of 52

i have silver dragon and cardas. both cables are good. on my cary 306, which is a somewhat forward-sounding player, the cardas is better. you should buy a cable that complements your system.

post #19 of 52

Are there any recommendations if I want a warmer sound?

I find the trebles a bit too harsh at times, and although the mids are good, I wish there's a bit more warmth to it so the vocals sound better.

Thanks!

post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by Blasto_Brandino View Post

Has anyone tried the Markl (Lawson Audio) Adrenaline's?


I know someone who has the Adrenaline, Silver Dragon, and APS V3 and he prefers the Adrenaline over all of them. Judging by its construction, I would imagine the Adrenaline is similar to the Complement or other high end copper cables.

 

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Originally Posted by kwang411 View Post

Are there any recommendations if I want a warmer sound?

I find the trebles a bit too harsh at times, and although the mids are good, I wish there's a bit more warmth to it so the vocals sound better.

Thanks!

 

For that, go for a high quality copper cable.
 

post #21 of 52
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post

i have silver dragon and cardas. both cables are good. on my cary 306, which is a somewhat forward-sounding player, the cardas is better. you should buy a cable that complements your system.


So with my 38 birthday a few days away, I was looking at either the Moon audio cable or Cardas cable for my HD800s. I mostly listen through my tube amp (neutral, but on the warm side of neutral). Why did you prefer the cardas cable? Was it warmer/brighter?

 

Thanks!

post #22 of 52

Do you have any specific brand suggestions? I'm a complete noob with cables... thanks!
 

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For that, go for a high quality copper cable.
 


 


Edited by kwang411 - 5/10/10 at 11:05pm
post #23 of 52
Try Blue Dragon from Moon Audio, it is slightly warmer than the custom made silver cable from a DIYer. I'm using it with my WA6, it is more detail and expanded sound stage compare to stock one. The one I have have a mini XLR connector with it so I can change the end from 1/4 to XLR or Protector plug. I may get a TWag in the future to give silver cable a try again.
post #24 of 52
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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post




I know someone who has the Adrenaline, Silver Dragon, and APS V3 and he prefers the Adrenaline over all of them. Judging by its construction, I would imagine the Adrenaline is similar to the Complement or other high end copper cables.

 

 

For that, go for a high quality copper cable.
 

Glad to hear it!, I'm very interested in the Adrenaline cables because I was told to go copper due to the high frequency response of the HD800's I've gotten a quote for a custom cable, Cable pants instead of the splitter they use, a viablue 6.3mm plug, and nylon sheathing covering the entire cable (it's all black) it makes it closer in appearance to the stock cable.

post #25 of 52
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Originally Posted by kwang411 View Post

Do you have any specific brand suggestions? I'm a complete noob with cables... thanks!
 


 

DHC Complement or DHC Complement Clone, markl Adrenaline, and Equinox Voice for high-end. Blue Dragon V3 for a lower quality but cheaper cable. I've owned the BD V3, Complement Clone (very close to the Complement) and a friend owns the Adrenaline. I have not owned the Equinox Voice but have read anecdotes of its merits (for $1400 though, I'm not sure if it's worth its cost). Cardas also has an affordable copper cable, and judging by its price, it probably plays in the same league as the Blue Dragon.

post #26 of 52

Awhile ago at a meet in DC I had the opportunity to compare my HD800s with silver dragon balanced against 4N6's with Equinox Voice (he had the $1,400 cable, I may be getting the name wrong).  I listened to each using several different CDs. I really did not hear any difference on either my system or his.  Then 4N6 compared his and my HD800s on his system.  As I recall, he said that he heard somewhat more detail through his, but that the differences were subtle.

post #27 of 52

I can vouch for the DHC Complement clone cable!  I have owned it for a few weeks now and it has really done wonders for the HD800.  The cable removed a lot of the shrill on higher frequencies and added a whole lot more body to the mids, thus making the listening experience fuller and less fatiguing for longer listening periods.  What I love about this cable is that it's not overly bulky and is incredibly attractive and flexible, unlike my previous Silver Dragon cable that had the techflex covering.  The cable is slightly on the more expensive side but it very high quality and has complete channel separation between left / right sides.


Edited by monsieurguzel - 5/12/10 at 4:03pm
post #28 of 52
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I can vouch for the DHC Complement clone cable!  I have owned it for a few weeks now and it has really done wonders for the HD800.  The cable removed a lot of the shrill on higher frequencies and added a whole lot more body to the mids, thus making the listening experience fuller and less fatiguing for longer listening periods.  What I love about this cable is that it's not overly bulky and is incredibly attractive and flexible, unlike my previous Silver Dragon cable that had the techflex covering.  The cable is slightly on the more expensive side but it very high quality and has complete channel separation between left / right sides.


I'll be getting the DHC OCC Silver cable in a couple weeks to compare to my Copper Complement Clone. Peter says it edges out the copper in terms of impact and soundstage, but I'll have to hear for myself before I decide.


Edited by Shahrose - 5/12/10 at 4:47pm
post #29 of 52
Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post


I'll be getting the DHC OCC Silver cable in a couple weeks to compare to my Copper Complement Clone. Peter says it edges out the copper in terms of impact and soundstage, but I'll have to hear for myself before I decide.


Sounds interesting.  There was I time when I was considering it, although it's really too expensive. (I'm not saying it's not worth it, mind you!) And don't forget to do the damping mod!

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post #30 of 52

I just feel that there are better ways to spend over $1.2k to upgrade various parts of your equipment instead of another cable upgrade when you already own a DHC Complement cable, which is already amazing!.


Edited by monsieurguzel - 5/13/10 at 1:11am
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