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post #16426 of 16434

I believe the effect is at the higher frequency, above the human audio band. I would not worry about it too much. Many cables out there have tight braiding. The only way to find out the effect is by experimenting and most cable makers don't have time to experiment.

post #16427 of 16434

I have hardwired my HE-6 with the Mundorf Silver/Gold. There is a definite difference with this cable to the HE-6 cable. 

 

It has been one of the biggest upgrades I have done with my HE-6  and I have done the fuzzor and open grill, with vegan pads (now using the Focus A pads)

 

 

The improvements: it brings much better highs and micro details, the bass is also tighter and more detailed. 

 

I have to tell you the whole story because it's not as simple as using the Mundorf Silver/Gold and you will achieve this. 

 

I used the 24 AWG cable and done a two core per channel. When testing I just hooked it directly to the driver cable. 

 

My findings is it sounded very detailed but it did loose on bass and impact. In reality it needed more current flow. I added another core, so it had three core per channel. 

 

This improved the bass and impact and the detail was also great. 

 

I ended with a four core per channel for safety. The sonic improvements are great - but it was pricey. 

 

The only thing is as the cable is a 16 core solid silver it isn't as loose/free moving as others but it is great sounding and still gives flexibility. 

 

 

post #16428 of 16434

Nice work...

 

:beerchug:

post #16429 of 16434

Thanks Preproman :)

 

I also admire your work and quest for the best sounding setup you can achieve!

post #16430 of 16434
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Originally Posted by guido View Post
 

 

To be perfectly honest it sounds exactly the same with the Mogami hardwired...I am not a big believer in the cable hype..it just looks neater and is more manageable:tongue:


ok...I take back what I said...it sounds better with the stock Hifiman copper cable and adapter cable...

 

The Mogami took some sparkle out of the highs unfortunately...

 

I want to terminate the original Hifiman cable with banana plugs and eliminate the adapter cable and XLR male-female combo...we shall see then..

post #16431 of 16434
Current delivery is what we hear so a cable does have an impact. The least amount of interference should sound best. Connectors, solders, wire, electro mechanical restrictions, etc. all impact the sound. Remove as many restrictions as possible.
post #16432 of 16434
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Originally Posted by dill3000 View Post
 

I have hardwired my HE-6 with the Mundorf Silver/Gold. There is a definite difference with this cable to the HE-6 cable. 

 

It has been one of the biggest upgrades I have done with my HE-6  and I have done the fuzzor and open grill, with vegan pads (now using the Focus A pads)

 

 

The improvements: it brings much better highs and micro details, the bass is also tighter and more detailed. 

Another way to cut cost and increase bass using the Mundorf wire is to replace the ground with copper (instead of the Mundorf). You might loose some air/sparkle at the top end tho.

post #16433 of 16434
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Originally Posted by gurus View Post
 

Another way to cut cost and increase bass using the Mundorf wire is to replace the ground with copper (instead of the Mundorf). You might loose some air/sparkle at the top end tho.

 

 

This wouldn't work for me because my amp is fully balanced, both side need to be the same. You could mix both sides with some copper cable - this could work - it would loose some air and sparkle however. 

post #16434 of 16434
Quote:
Originally Posted by dill3000 View Post
 

I have hardwired my HE-6 with the Mundorf Silver/Gold. There is a definite difference with this cable to the HE-6 cable. 

 

It has been one of the biggest upgrades I have done with my HE-6  and I have done the fuzzor and open grill, with vegan pads (now using the Focus A pads)

 

 

The improvements: it brings much better highs and micro details, the bass is also tighter and more detailed. 

 

I have to tell you the whole story because it's not as simple as using the Mundorf Silver/Gold and you will achieve this. 

 

I used the 24 AWG cable and done a two core per channel. When testing I just hooked it directly to the driver cable. 

 

My findings is it sounded very detailed but it did loose on bass and impact. In reality it needed more current flow. I added another core, so it had three core per channel. 

 

This improved the bass and impact and the detail was also great. 

 

I ended with a four core per channel for safety. The sonic improvements are great - but it was pricey. 

 

The only thing is as the cable is a 16 core solid silver it isn't as loose/free moving as others but it is great sounding and still gives flexibility. 

 

 

 

 

Awesome....from your pic, looks like you did not hardwire Mundorf all the way to drivers, stock wires is still hooked to drivers and you hardwired to stockwires. It may be worth trying soldering directly to drivers. 

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