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post #46 of 76

every considered the Christ_Himself cable? UP-OCC 6N solid core silver.. also damn cheap for the material... 4ft only cost $75..

post #47 of 76
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

when talking about the silver 5n cables are we talking about the ''dream'' solid core cable?  or just the ''silver'' 5n cable? i am too in this dilemma with my red 535, and cannot decide between the baldur mk2 pro or the dream cables.



Yes i was referring to the 5N OCC solid silver cable for $300 on ebay

post #48 of 76
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Originally Posted by Darkocean-62 View Post

spkrs01, earlier in the thread you were slightly critical of the pure silver cable describing it as removing the heart and drive of the music on shure SE535ltd and being too shrilly with lots of  siblilance when used with W4R, i did not agree with any of that when i briefly tried W4R with silver cable but now i am listening to it again with my 9 strand silver i/c and i find i am still not finding it shrilly but i do think its a little hollow sounding?  or maybe thin? i think silver does make the sound thinner, when i had the W3 i tried a silver i/c with them and i thought it improved them by bringing in more detail and the sound was not as thick but when using it W4R its just not worth it compared to baldur, similar to results with shure SE535ltd the price and performance of silver cables is high but baldur has a much lower price and almost equal performance as far as detail is concerned, in addition to that silver cables also require amping, without it bass is lacking, baldur on the other hand does not require an amp, for me baldur is by far the best choice

 

 

Hi. Yes with the silver cable, you really need very good ancillary components to bring out the best out of this cable. And I am in total agreement that for the best bang for the money, the Baldur mk2 cable is really hard to beat. It really brings glimpses of magic with any source!
 

 

post #49 of 76

4 feet at $75, it is 2 core or 4 core?

if yes, please PM me, otherwise, need to purchase $75 X 4 = $300 (Quite Expensive)

post #50 of 76
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Originally Posted by hifiguyhk View Post

4 feet at $75, it is 2 core or 4 core?

if yes, please PM me, otherwise, need to purchase $75 X 4 = $300 (Quite Expensive)



 of course not a single strand... it's a complete single ended cable (4strands) for $75+shipping 

post #51 of 76
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Hi. Yes with the silver cable, you really need very good ancillary components to bring out the best out of this cable. And I am in total agreement that for the best bang for the money, the Baldur mk2 cable is really hard to beat. It really brings glimpses of magic with any source!
 

 



So does the silver cable work better with the triad L3?

post #52 of 76
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So does the silver cable work better with the triad L3?



Yes, with the SE535ltd. That was as far as the Shures would go. Adding a silver/gold hybrid to the SE535ltd added nothing while the W4 really took another huge step forward and excelled, leading me to believe that the W4 is a great universal. Will be interesting when I receive the K3003 and compare, same price points!!!

post #53 of 76
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I have changed the tips on my W4R from comply to the grey silicone tips and using W4R with a pure silver cable is not a good combination, i am now in complete agreement with sprks01, the sound is too shrilly with lots of sibilince, vocals are piercing with a hissing sound especially female vocals but overall the sound is too sharp and the sibilince of course, if you already have a silver cable that fits W4R then try it but don't go and buy a $300 silver cable to use with W4R because the sound is just unnatural and it makes the music uncomfortable to listen to

post #54 of 76

I'm just wondering where did you buy the Baldur MKII pro cable for the westone 4r's? I live in australia and can only find ebay selling the cable for $289. Is that worth the price?

 

 

thanks

post #55 of 76

 

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I'm just wondering where did you buy the Baldur MKII pro cable for the westone 4r's? I live in australia and can only find ebay selling the cable for $289. Is that worth the price?

It's the listed price for the Pro version yes (quad-braided).

 

You could go for the normal Baldur MKII (only 2 strands), which is half the price. This is the one most people here have been talking about.

post #56 of 76
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I'm just wondering where did you buy the Baldur MKII pro cable for the westone 4r's? I live in australia and can only find ebay selling the cable for $289. Is that worth the price?

 

 

thanks

 

No baldur MK2 pro is not worth the price, i have the normal version as well and i find little difference between them but the price difference is huge.I think 

spkrs01 found similar results when he compared the two and if you don't already have the normal baldur cable i advise you to buy that because the price performance

ratio is way too high where baldur MK2 pro is concerned

post #57 of 76

 

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Originally Posted by Darkocean-62 View Post

 

 

No baldur MK2 pro is not worth the price, i have the normal version as well and i find little difference between them but the price difference is huge.I think 

spkrs01 found similar results when he compared the two and if you don't already have the normal baldur cable i advise you to buy that because the price performance

ratio is way too high where baldur MK2 pro is concerned

 

i have to agree. i cant really see how the mk2 pro would farther increase the sound performance...in itsself the mk2 is pretty good for the price.

 

although chris himself might be a better cable option for about half the price. you cant really beat that.

post #58 of 76

Hello,

 

Where can I find Baldur MKII cable ? Is there a difference between Baldur MKII and Baldur MKIII ?

 

Have you another suggestion for Westone UM3X cable upgrade ?

 

Thank you.

post #59 of 76
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Originally Posted by enzyme View Post

Hello,

Where can I find Baldur MKII cable ? Is there a difference between Baldur MKII and Baldur MKIII ?

Have you another suggestion for Westone UM3X cable upgrade ?

Thank you.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Baldur-MKII-upgrade-cable-Westone-4R-W4R-um3x-RC-Transparent-color-/251156059256?pt=UK_Home_Garden_CD_DVDStorage_SM&hash=item3a7a115478

I don't know the differences sorry.
post #60 of 76
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Originally Posted by enzyme View Post

Hello,

 

Where can I find Baldur MKII cable ? Is there a difference between Baldur MKII and Baldur MKIII ?

 

Have you another suggestion for Westone UM3X cable upgrade ?

 

Thank you.

 

I have a Baldur MKII that I would sett you at a good price......I no longer have my Westone 4R!  PM me if interested!

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