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post #706 of 959
You mean the progenitor of OCC Litz?
post #707 of 959
Great to see!

Also a quick shout out to Trevor. Thanks. He helped me out with something this week. He's the man.

Can't wait to get some stuff once things are up and running.
post #708 of 959
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Great to see!

Also a quick shout out to Trevor. Thanks. He helped me out with something this week. He's the man.

Can't wait to get some stuff once things are up and running.

 

Most definitely.

 

Happy Holidays!


Edited by Greed - 12/24/13 at 5:54pm
post #709 of 959

Got a package of adapters in the mail today :) I realized I made some misstake though I didn´t verify that the spades would fit my reciever I just took it for granted! 

 

 

Wonder what the best ghetto mod would be. Trying to carve out the plastics? Put some wire on the spade connectors? It´s possible I get a good enough connection as seen on the picture though it´s not 100 % stable. Stripping it would feel kind of wrong.

post #710 of 959
Can you use a file or Dremel tool to "open" up the spacing inside the spade?
post #711 of 959

Spade is if anything to wide but yes I suppose I could use the dremel on the plastic coverings. But anyway it did work out anyway. I do get contact. 

post #712 of 959

Seems like the best way to go about it is send them back to Trevor to have them re-terminated pin style or banana. Modifying the cable yourself should be last resort. 

post #713 of 959
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Seems like the best way to go about it is send them back to Trevor to have them re-terminated pin style or banana. Modifying the cable yourself should be last resort. 

It´s much easier to strip cables then solder connectors I can do that.

 

But I am happy I don´t have to do damage to either cables or receiver. 

 

This Yamaha RDS-440 is the best 20$ I ever spent :)

post #714 of 959
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It´s much easier to strip cables then solder connectors I can do that.

 

But I am happy I don´t have to do damage to either cables or receiver. 

 

This Yamaha RDS-440 is the best 20$ I ever spent :)

 

Glad it all worked out. 

:beerchug:

post #715 of 959

I was a headphone cable sceptic, that was until I borrowed a pair of Trevors LCD2 PCOCC cable from a friend.

 

What got me was the exquisite craftsmanship.  It didn't just look fantastic and well crafted, there was also an industrial grade durable feel to it.  And that wood...c'mon man who could have come up with this idea?

 

But none of that would matter if, as I suspected, this cable would make no difference to the sound.

 

Well - I now own a pair of his LCD2 cable that I purchased off him.  I've had this cable for a long time now, the cable still looks brand new.

 

The sound?  Okay I can describe the sound now that I have experience with Class A vs Class AB amplifiers that is exactly what it was like going from AB to Class A.  I never knew my LCD2 had a slight haze and grain in its presentation of air until I plugged in Trevor's cable.  Same as switching distortions in class AB amps would cause a similar phenomena.  When this grain and haze is removed.  It allows the driver to follow the amplifier signal more accurately and therefore the headstage was very obviously bigger, allowing more room for layering which then improves imaging in 3d space.  The sound is also noticeably smoother and transient attacks are sharper.

 

I do not own any other headphone cable and cannot compare to other LCD cables.  However I have no desire as I cannot afford the unrealistic prices of other more well known cables and cannot justify the price.  I have since tried and now own aftermarket cables of all types.  But no other cable I have comes close to the value that Trevor was able to provide.  I don't think Trevor makes much of a margin on his cables looking at how other cables are manufactured.

 

Thanks Trevor for being able to offer someone like me, who is struggling financially, to be able to not miss out on the upper echelons of quality, luxury and durability.

post #716 of 959
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

I was a headphone cable sceptic, that was until I borrowed a pair of Trevors LCD2 PCOCC cable from a friend.

 

What got me was the exquisite craftsmanship.  It didn't just look fantastic and well crafted, there was also an industrial grade durable feel to it.  And that wood...c'mon man who could have come up with this idea?

 

But none of that would matter if, as I suspected, this cable would make no difference to the sound.

 

Well - I now own a pair of his LCD2 cable that I purchased off him.  I've had this cable for a long time now, the cable still looks brand new.

 

The sound?  Okay I can describe the sound now that I have experience with Class A vs Class AB amplifiers that is exactly what it was like going from AB to Class A.  I never knew my LCD2 had a slight haze and grain in its presentation of air until I plugged in Trevor's cable.  Same as switching distortions in class AB amps would cause a similar phenomena.  When this grain and haze is removed.  It allows the driver to follow the amplifier signal more accurately and therefore the headstage was very obviously bigger, allowing more room for layering which then improves imaging in 3d space.  The sound is also noticeably smoother and transient attacks are sharper.

 

I do not own any other headphone cable and cannot compare to other LCD cables.  However I have no desire as I cannot afford the unrealistic prices of other more well known cables and cannot justify the price.  I have since tried and now own aftermarket cables of all types.  But no other cable I have comes close to the value that Trevor was able to provide.  I don't think Trevor makes much of a margin on his cables looking at how other cables are manufactured.

 

Thanks Trevor for being able to offer someone like me, who is struggling financially, to be able to not miss out on the upper echelons of quality, luxury and durability.

 

Really good news to hear. Thanks for the mini-review.

 

I check the Norse Audio site EVERY DAY to see if it's been relaunched. The moment it is I'm ordering a cable for my LCD-3's. I'm pretty much in the "won't make a difference in sound" camp myself, but I hate the look of the LCD-3 cable and the LCD-3's are such a luxurious looking pair of cans that it deserves a better-looking cable and the Norse-designed cables look soooooooo nice. If the replacement cable sounds better, that would be a huge bonus (and I'll be promptly back on here eating crow and admit that my better-sound scepticism was wrong ;)

post #717 of 959

I have had these discussions about cables before and used to have heated debates in sound science.  For me, when I first heard the difference that a cable can make...I honestly was extremely baffled.  I am always a believer in science and engineering and because of this immediately sympathised with the sceptics. 

 

I have spent years on analysing and diagnosing FlexRay digital transmissions in safety systems which require expensive high speed specialised scopes and therefor digital is digital, on or off.  Perfect or nothing.  Yet here I am avoiding fiber optics and wishing I could afford the very best transports.

 

You will not be disappointed.  Good things come to those who wait.

 

By the way the cable I have is the 8 wire V1.  Trevor has since improved his designs and manufacturing techniques.  It is the way of the Artisan.

 

Edit...only just caught up on the thread and now just learned of Trevor's difficulties.  I hope all is well.  I'm thinking that Trev may need to think long term also and think of how he could protect his own "trademark" and we all know what I'm talking about.


Edited by SP Wild - 1/17/14 at 1:05pm
post #718 of 959
So still no new site news?
post #719 of 959
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

So still no new site news?

Wondering this as well.
post #720 of 959
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Wondering this as well.

01/2014 is almost over. In a week he'll have to update the site to say 02/2014 smily_headphones1.gif
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