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post #841 of 2430
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

I think the Draug cable is still Trevor's only full copper cable and will be a better choice for the HD 800s. I have it and I like it a lot smily_headphones1.gif

I thought vanquish is also pure copper cable
post #842 of 2430
I think it's a hybrid of copper and silver. Trevor, please correct me if I'm wrong here.
post #843 of 2430

Thanks for all your replies guys.

I copied and paste this info from Vanquish page 

 4x24awg, 7-core per conductor, 28 total dampening cores, hybrid cu and ag(cu) fine stranded modified type 6 occ litz. 

 

For Draug cable:

The Draug utilizes 8x24awg (24-wire) highest purity Litz occ with option of either pure cu or a mix of cu and ag coated cu in our Tri Multiconductor geometry.  

 

Maybe Trevor can confirmed this info.

 

So you guys reckon I'll be better serve with full copper cable for HD800?

post #844 of 2430
Oh no I totally miss that ordering vanquish for hd800 thinking it was pure copper. Just emailed Trevor. I hope its not too late to change my order
post #845 of 2430

It is not pure copper no, it is a mix in each conductor, three bundles cu and three bundles silver coated cu. 


Edited by TigzStudio - 6/5/14 at 7:13am
post #846 of 2430
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

I think it's a hybrid of copper and silver. Trevor, please correct me if I'm wrong here.

Silver is July release.

 

edit:  Mahdi, reply sent via email. 


Edited by TigzStudio - 6/5/14 at 7:18am
post #847 of 2430
Thanks for the reply Trevor. Its really great when a seller actually reply their customer queries as quick as you
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Originally Posted by TigzStudio View Post

Silver is July release.

edit:  Mahdi, reply sent via email. 
post #848 of 2430
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Originally Posted by Mahdi8 View Post

Thanks for the reply Trevor. Its really great when a seller actually reply their customer queries as quick as you
Yeap, Trevor takes really good care of his customers smily_headphones1.gif
post #849 of 2430

All sorted now. Changed my order to Draug for my HD800. Can't wait to try it now

post #850 of 2430
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Originally Posted by Mahdi8 View Post

All sorted now. Changed my order to Draug for my HD800. Can't wait to try it now
Believe me, it's a great cable and its looks are to die for smily_headphones1.gif
post #851 of 2430

I got my 14" Vanquish last Friday and gave it a couple of hours burn in before listening, then Sat. as we were out some more hours. So it might have like only 15hrs. It's a dual 3-pin XLR configuration (Furutech XX) for HD800 and I'm using it with a Norne Sköll XLR to SE (Oyaide) adapter into my e20 DAC.

 

Whatever reservation might exists that "silver is a no go" with the HD800 and therefore the Vanquish might not be first choice, all rubbish ;). There is no sibilance what so ever.

 

I listened to Miles Davis (Someday my Prince will come) pressing the highest notes out of his horn. I listened to the latest Iiro Rantala album (trio with piano, violin and cello): highly dynamic, fast and powerful but smooth at the same time.

I got a 3 CD box of Bill Evans complete recordings at the Vanguard '61 (Riverside, K2 remaster). So eerily realistic that several times I removed the HD800 to check if something was going on in the house. But it was just ambient crowd noise from the recording : glasses clinging, coins dropping, chatter. LaFaro's bass sounds so unmistakably woody, you can almost touch it. Paul Motian's drums have a body to them. You don't just hear the kick or stick hitting the surface, the drum's whole body emits the sound. You hear them discussing what to play next and walking on the creaking stage. All these details and the energy in the playing of these three musicians ...

The entire magic of this unique performance gets transported in a first rate "you are there" fashion. You feel like being in the small space of the Vanguard, in the middle of the audience, being part of a historic event in a NY city basement 53 years ago. It doesn't get much better than this.

 

The Vanquish lets you hear just that bit more of details than the HD800 stock cable to make the listening experience even more enjoyable. Everything sounds more relaxed and realistic. I can't wait how the performance will be with a GSX-MkII going actually balanced w/o the adapter.

Great design and incredible value, Trevor ! :beerchug: 

post #852 of 2430
Great to know vanquish works well with hd800 my only reason to go with draug is until I made my order there is no review of hd800 and vanquish. Now I might consider it for future purchase. Thanks for the review @icebear
post #853 of 2430
Excellent review @icebear
Just like @Mahdi8 posted above, there wasn't any user impression on the combination of the Vanquish and HD800 until yours.
The thing that attracts me to the Vanquish is the form factor
post #854 of 2430
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Originally Posted by icebear View Post
 

I got my 14" Vanquish last Friday and gave it a couple of hours burn in before listening, then Sat. as we were out some more hours. So it might have like only 15hrs. It's a dual 3-pin XLR configuration (Furutech XX) for HD800 and I'm using it with a Norne Sköll XLR to SE (Oyaide) adapter into my e20 DAC.

 

Whatever reservation might exists that "silver is a no go" with the HD800 and therefore the Vanquish might not be first choice, all rubbish ;). There is no sibilance what so ever.

 

I listened to Miles Davis (Someday my Prince will come) pressing the highest notes out of his horn. I listened to the latest Iiro Rantala album (trio with piano, violin and cello): highly dynamic, fast and powerful but smooth at the same time.

I got a 3 CD box of Bill Evans complete recordings at the Vanguard '61 (Riverside, K2 remaster). So eerily realistic that several times I removed the HD800 to check if something was going on in the house. But it was just ambient crowd noise from the recording : glasses clinging, coins dropping, chatter. LaFaro's bass sounds so unmistakably woody, you can almost touch it. Paul Motian's drums have a body to them. You don't just hear the kick or stick hitting the surface, the drum's whole body emits the sound. You hear them discussing what to play next and walking on the creaking stage. All these details and the energy in the playing of these three musicians ...

The entire magic of this unique performance gets transported in a first rate "you are there" fashion. You feel like being in the small space of the Vanguard, in the middle of the audience, being part of a historic event in a NY city basement 53 years ago. It doesn't get much better than this.

 

The Vanquish lets you hear just that bit more of details than the HD800 stock cable to make the listening experience even more enjoyable. Everything sounds more relaxed and realistic. I can't wait how the performance will be with a GSX-MkII going actually balanced w/o the adapter.

Great design and incredible value, Trevor ! :beerchug: 

 

Pics please!

post #855 of 2430

Hi there, yes it looks gorgeous and is totally comfortable.

It is surprisingly light for how the 4 strand braiding looks.

Some pics will follow, promise.

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