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post #136 of 484

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post #137 of 484

Massive pics post!

A huge thanks to Peter for putting on the Halloween contest again this year... not too often that you run into somebody in the audio industry willing to go to such great lengths regarding conducting giveaways for their fans. I was fortunate to be the winner of the Goliath, pictured here... well, as it turns out, that is by no means a misnomer. This thing is massive... in fact, I have it from Peter himself that he doesn't commercially produce any 16-wires, so this is truly a rare DHC custom piece! Awesome biggrin.gif

Quick rundown on specs: 16-wire, semi-flat braid, Peptide OCC copper litz for with Audez'e connectors and a 4-pin XLR. Also, did I mention that it's enormous?

Enough talk, it's cable-pr0n time:

 

 

A little overview

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It's a little hard to get a sense of size from the photos, so here's the Goliath next to my DHC 8-wire Macromolecule:

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Actually dwarfs the Macro! blink.gif

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Down the barrel of a loaded gun.

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An up-close glimpse at the splitters.

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Down the tracks.

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As per the contest page, you really could strangle a zombie or two with this thing. Which, as demonstrated in my posts a few pages back, happens to be exactly what I'm looking for in my audio gear!

The only tragedy of this story is that erm... Well, I can't exactly put it to use yet, as my current system is single-ended D: However, I'm hoping to move towards balanced across the next few months (maybe Mjolnir/Gungnir if I'm sticking with Schiit stacks? Or do I wait on Schiit statements...), so hopefully the Goliath can get some playtime sooner rather than later. Till then, it makes a nice self-defense weapon. Thanks again Peter! beerchug.gif

post #138 of 484

It sure looks silly next to that smaller cable.  There are smaller 16 wire braids out there but I haven't a clue how to do them.  I'd get a Mjolnir first.  Especially if you have any reservations with tubes - the Mjo will be their top non tube amp for the forseeable future.  And I can't really picture a nastier solid state amp.  It's nastier than my B22, which is practically impossible to achieve.  

post #139 of 484
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Massive pics post!


The only tragedy of this story is that erm... Well, I can't exactly put it to use yet, as my current system is single-ended D: However, I'm hoping to move towards balanced across the next few months (maybe Mjolnir/Gungnir if I'm sticking with Schiit stacks? Or do I wait on Schiit statements...), so hopefully the Goliath can get some playtime sooner rather than later. Till then, it makes a nice self-defense weapon. Thanks again Peter! beerchug.gif

Get an adapter so you can wear that as a belt for now.
post #140 of 484

I modeled it after this belt my wife saw on Neiman Marcus.  

 

Fraggler can make you a ultra-short 4 pin female to dual 4 pin mini xlr male adapter so you can wear this like a bandolier to your next meet.  

post #141 of 484
Hope I win the Black Friday sale prize looks freakin nuts...
post #142 of 484
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Hope I win the Black Friday sale prize looks freakin nuts...

 

But you didn't... LOL don't kick my ass homie

post #143 of 484
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Originally Posted by DayofCalm View Post

Massive pics post!

A huge thanks to Peter for putting on the Halloween contest again this year... not too often that you run into somebody in the audio industry willing to go to such great lengths regarding conducting giveaways for their fans. I was fortunate to be the winner of the Goliath, pictured here... well, as it turns out, that is by no means a misnomer. This thing is massive... in fact, I have it from Peter himself that he doesn't commercially produce any 16-wires, so this is truly a rare DHC custom piece! Awesome biggrin.gif

Quick rundown on specs: 16-wire, semi-flat braid, Peptide OCC copper litz for with Audez'e connectors and a 4-pin XLR. Also, did I mention that it's enormous?

Enough talk, it's cable-pr0n time:

 

 

A little overview

1000

 

 

Curves wink.gif


1000

 

 

It's a little hard to get a sense of size from the photos, so here's the Goliath next to my DHC 8-wire Macromolecule:

1000

 

 

Actually dwarfs the Macro! blink.gif

1000

 

 

Down the barrel of a loaded gun.

1000

 

 

An up-close glimpse at the splitters.

1000

 

 

Down the tracks.

1000

 

 

As per the contest page, you really could strangle a zombie or two with this thing. Which, as demonstrated in my posts a few pages back, happens to be exactly what I'm looking for in my audio gear!

The only tragedy of this story is that erm... Well, I can't exactly put it to use yet, as my current system is single-ended D: However, I'm hoping to move towards balanced across the next few months (maybe Mjolnir/Gungnir if I'm sticking with Schiit stacks? Or do I wait on Schiit statements...), so hopefully the Goliath can get some playtime sooner rather than later. Till then, it makes a nice self-defense weapon. Thanks again Peter! beerchug.gif

Wow thats cool ill post some pics of the grand prize i won when ever it comes in, also will be writting a review/ compaison to my xlo interconnects. cant wait till they come in.

post #144 of 484

Just ordered my Symbiote for ES5, thanks to Girls Generation. Been thinking about a cable for a while now, and just couldn't find the right one for the ES5. Very excited to try this one. Not excited about the wait, but I am sure it will be worth it. 

post #145 of 484

Congrats, they'll serve you well. Burn in period is around 100 hours until it evens out. Sound will vary in between. Did you get regular or SE?

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Just ordered my Symbiote for ES5, thanks to Girls Generation. Been thinking about a cable for a while now, and just couldn't find the right one for the ES5. Very excited to try this one. Not excited about the wait, but I am sure it will be worth it. 


Edited by Girls Generation - 11/28/12 at 9:42pm
post #146 of 484

Edit: I see you ordered it yesterday.  Nicely done.


Edited by scootermafia - 11/28/12 at 10:03pm
post #147 of 484

Thanks!

And I snagged the regular. I hemmed and haw'd over it and still question it. But I know the regular will suit me fantastically for now. Can't wait. beerchug.gif

post #148 of 484

So the Double Helix "True Helix"  grand prize interconnects from the halloween giveaway have arrived(20 min ago) here are some pics. Thanks to Peter for bearing with me as i was probably being a fuss about lengths and other stuff. and some stuff Peter said about his true helix cables and his spore cable,"The Spores reduce inductance at the expense of capacitance, while the True Helix does the opposite.  They are different ways of attacking the same problem - how to best handle the signal as it travels down the cable - physical separation and isolation vs. an ideal arrangement of the 2 wires in fairly close proximity.  I will say that the True Helix has superior dampening.  The wires are absolutely immobilized with high tension strands of silk.  Vibration is a non-issue and braid conformity is absolutely uniform.  At every millimeter of the cable's length the wires are literally tied together like they are trapped in a spider's web."

 

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The pair on my Synthesis nimis

 

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Close up of the plug (dont mind the book)

 

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full view of one the the interconnects

 

Because ive only had them for a little while i cant really give them a good review (will make one later after a couple good listening sessions), what i can tell right now though is from the xlo interconnects i have, they sound a bit bigger and maybe a little warmer.

Dac-->true helix-->eico or nimis-->audio note speakercable-->dynaco a-35 or 25 (i know not you standard headphone set up, acctually no headphones(may use my hd 600 later)),

post #149 of 484

Nice setup!  Glad I could finally deliver them to you, making them required a few game plans to be changed as I went along.  

post #150 of 484

Hi there scootermafia!

I'll toss some extra bones into your Paypal account to fast track my cable! etysmile.gif  Ever considered a fast track plan, kind of like Westone provides? Could earn you a few extra bucks for us impatient sorts!

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