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post #76 of 453

MAH BRO.

 

Still reppin' my Peptides to this day. His cables are top notch, but you can't buy class and experience.

 

 

 

 

post #77 of 453

Every photo, I see the watch, I'm surprised you ever know what time it is, what with it always posted up near your amp.

post #78 of 453
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Every photo, I see the watch, I'm surprised you ever know what time it is, what with it always posted up near your amp.

 

A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.

post #79 of 453
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A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.

 

That's what she said.

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A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.


I beg to differ.

post #81 of 453

Hey guys,

 

Do you think the DHC Symbiote would pair well with a Westong ES5?  Lemme know!

 

Thanks

post #82 of 453

Brian, I've tried many, MANY different cables across many different companies, many different wires, and I came to the decision that the Symbiote was the best for what I wanted. Now I say, "what I wanted" because I don't want to just blurt out one-dimensional responses to people, who actually need a third-person opinion, like the rest of Head-Fi. 

 

I purchased the ES5 out of ALL the options I had in the CIEM market for a reason. I wanted that glorious lush mids, balanced bass, with slam, but not too overpowering, and a slight sparkle in the treble. Basically, the ES5 checked all these marks. However, when I got the ES5, I noticed the sound was slightly muffled on the top end. I'm pretty sure it was muffled, and not just that I prefer a brighter sound. As a somewhat of a purist, I extremely dislike EQing my sound, especially with cruddy apps, nor did I want to be using separate amp/dacs for a can that was meant to be used portably. Therefore, I decided to go cable searching.

 

I'm not going to elaborate on all the different kinds of cables, so I'm just going to say this. The Symbiote cleared up the top end, as if it was wiping a dirty window; it was really literally a breath of fresh air. It didn't change anything else frequency wise; however, it cleaned up the sound, and organized it. Before, with stock cable, it was a blur, blobs of sound, but now it actually feels articulate and detailed. Basically, you can call this cable "inherently transparent." It does not alter the sound, but only improves on it. 

 

If you want to alter the sound to your liking completely, feeling that the ES5 was a wrong choice, you could try other cables out there. :) For instance a TWag to make the sound leaner and a bit brighter.

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Originally Posted by brooklynbrian View Post

Hey guys,

 

Do you think the DHC Symbiote would pair well with a Westong ES5?  Lemme know!

 

Thanks

post #83 of 453

So... Bump for DHC! Really anticipating the arrival of my Symbiote SE for my UM. I asked Peter if he might be able to re-cable my vintage K141 and it might be a possibility! Even though I don't have a DHC product yet, I had the excellent opportunity to try the Symbiote SE and The Spore. I REALLY liked the Symbiote with my UM, absolutely destroys my stock cables in terms of quality and sound. Unfortunately, I didn't have a long enough session with The Spore, but it was really something! Might work as a nice whip!

post #84 of 453

So I sent Peter from DHC a mail concerning a custom order- received an answer within no time and the order process has gone so very smooth. So up next is the waiting.. will report back once the cabling arrives.

post #85 of 453

Hi,

i've just purchased this new amazing cable made by Peter for me :

 

 

 

a custom design made with 4 wires for cable.The wire is the new Peptide wire 7N upocc cryo copper in litz configuration :

 

The DHC "Peptide" wire is only available here and is a custom type 2 litz construct.  It features more than 100 ultra-fine strands of individually enameled 7N ultrapure Ohno continuous cast copper, with multiple sub-bundles in a type 2 "bundle of bundles" arrangement.  This strand arrangement and individual strand insulation is thought to reduce AC losses and minimizes skin and proximity effect, offering an improvement over conventional stranded wire.  A practical benefit of DHC "Peptide" is that it will stay beautiful forever as each strand is sealed in clear enamel.  "Peptide" has a intricate rope-like appearance from the complex of strand bundles inside, with a flexible, clear polyethylene jacket that keeps the type 2 litz construct inside rigidly locked in its configuration, ensuring a lifetime of reproducible service.  This wire offers performance beyond our "Nucleotide" stranded OCC copper and approaches our "RS" rectangular solidcore wires in sound quality, with the practicality and durability of stranded litz.  DHC "Peptide" is the first PE-insulated type 2 litz OCC copper wire in the headphone world and is the highest-performing stranded wire we know of.

 

My cable is 4 feet long and as you can see in the picture is terminated with 2 fantastic  Valab Rhodium Plated Tellurium Cu XLR Male Plugs.

I've tried many cables for my hd800.Cables made with wire from neotech,jenalabs,norse audio and made with military grade rhodium plated copper.

This cable by DHC is absolutely the best i would reccomend it in heartbeat to anyone who uses the hd800 with a balanced amplifier.

The cable looks gourgeous and it sounds as amazing as it looks.I come from the pro audio world and i use hd800 mainly for mastering records of artist of independent labels.

My setup consists of a daw with windows 7 and the hiface two with a separated external power supply.My dac is violectric v800 and my amp is the fantastic  hpba2 by Qes Labs.All cables for digital and analog are by Cardas.

Power cables both for amp and dac are custom made with military grade copper.

The hd 800 is drive balanced with a costant current drive amp   

The cable is really neutral.It gives depth and weight in the low frequency area to the hd800.

The hd800 also gains speed with this cable.I've tried different cables with different gauges.Peptide wire is 24 awg and it seems to fit best sonically.

Compared to other cable this cable is really something.It's just perfectly balanced in the overall frequency spectrum.

I've done a lot of listening tests and comparisons using my reference material.The peptide wire is the one that brings the hd800-hpba2 combo really really close to the sound of the source without sound coloration.

 

Having said that i can only reccommend to buy it.Peter work and communication with the customer is top notch.

 

highly reccommended!!

 

 

 

 

post #86 of 453
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Originally Posted by fradoca View Post

Hi,

i've just purchased this new amazing cable made by Peter for me :

 

 

 

 

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a custom design made with 4 wires for cable.The wire is the new Peptide wire 7N upocc cryo copper in litz configuration :

 

The DHC "Peptide" wire is only available here and is a custom type 2 litz construct.  It features more than 100 ultra-fine strands of individually enameled 7N ultrapure Ohno continuous cast copper, with multiple sub-bundles in a type 2 "bundle of bundles" arrangement.  This strand arrangement and individual strand insulation is thought to reduce AC losses and minimizes skin and proximity effect, offering an improvement over conventional stranded wire.  A practical benefit of DHC "Peptide" is that it will stay beautiful forever as each strand is sealed in clear enamel.  "Peptide" has a intricate rope-like appearance from the complex of strand bundles inside, with a flexible, clear polyethylene jacket that keeps the type 2 litz construct inside rigidly locked in its configuration, ensuring a lifetime of reproducible service.  This wire offers performance beyond our "Nucleotide" stranded OCC copper and approaches our "RS" rectangular solidcore wires in sound quality, with the practicality and durability of stranded litz.  DHC "Peptide" is the first PE-insulated type 2 litz OCC copper wire in the headphone world and is the highest-performing stranded wire we know of.

 

My cable is 4 feet long and as you can see in the picture is terminated with 2 fantastic  Valab Rhodium Plated Tellurium Cu XLR Male Plugs.

I've tried many cables for my hd800.Cables made with wire from neotech,jenalabs,norse audio and made with military grade rhodium plated copper.

This cable by DHC is absolutely the best i would reccomend it in heartbeat to anyone who uses the hd800 with a balanced amplifier.

The cable looks gourgeous and it sounds as amazing as it looks.I come from the pro audio world and i use hd800 mainly for mastering records of artist of independent labels.

My setup consists of a daw with windows 7 and the hiface two with a separated external power supply.My dac is violectric v800 and my amp is the fantastic  hpba2 by Qes Labs.All cables for digital and analog are by Cardas.

Power cables both for amp and dac are custom made with military grade copper.

The hd 800 is drive balanced with a costant current drive amp   

The cable is really neutral.It gives depth and weight in the low frequency area to the hd800.

The hd800 also gains speed with this cable.I've tried different cables with different gauges.Peptide wire is 24 awg and it seems to fit best sonically.

Compared to other cable this cable is really something.It's just perfectly balanced in the overall frequency spectrum.

I've done a lot of listening tests and comparisons using my reference material.The peptide wire is the one that brings the hd800-hpba2 combo really really close to the sound of the source without sound coloration.

 

Having said that i can only reccommend to buy it.Peter work and communication with the customer is top notch.

 

highly reccommended!!

 

Cable's looking good. Why didn't you opt for a 4-pin cable..was it the amp?

 

 

 

 

post #87 of 453
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

 

 

here's my amp :

 

 

 

 

that's why i bought it with 2 xlr male connectors.

 

such a really great combo with hd 800 and this new peptide wire

post #88 of 453

So the HD-800's do ok when they're driven by a very high 164 ohm source impedance? That's surprising given the HD-800's impedance curve.

 

se

post #89 of 453

yes extremely well.Sorry to be OT but i use this amp with the hd800 for audio mastering purposes and the performance is excellent.

post #90 of 453
That cable is beautiful. I'm talking to Peter about getting an 8 conductor hybrid cable for my JH16
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