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post #151 of 9347

Got my 8 foot SPC sleeved cable for my Audeze LCD-2's from Frank last week.  They are well made and look good.

 

I like the new sleeker Y junction housing.  The cable is significantly lighter than the standard issue Audeze cable.  I never feel it pulling the headphones as I did with the original cable.  I hope the fabric sleeving doesn't go fuzzy with time as I listen in bed and the cable lays on the bedding and the bedroom carpet and there might be some gentle rubbing.

 

The sound?  It is definitely as good as the Audeze cable so if you are thinking of a replacement cable for the LCD-2's I would recommend the Toxic cables, if nothing else because they are lighter and more manageable.

 

In addition, I can hear an increased detail level in higher frequencies and everything seems a little smoother and coherent to my ears.  I didn't want to do to much A/B comparison with the Audeze cable as I am a little paranoid with the long term durability of the "male" connectors inside the mini-xlr socket in the headphones and I want to change the cable as little as possible.

 

I doubt if I will ever be able to afford Frank's top of the range cable :(  But I am happy with the SPC's.

 

Sandra

post #152 of 9347

Thanks for your thoughts Sandra.

post #153 of 9347

Stumbled on this thread today after looking for an alternative LOD to use with my iPod. Im planning on getting one of your silver LODs frank to go with my setup. I have a Fiio E17 connected to an iPod Nano 2G with Sennheiser IE80. However i was kind of disappointed to see you dont have a cable for the Senn IE80, do you plan on making these? There's already an aftermarket cable for it though, the Silver Galaxy cable, but i've read before that it's not the greatest build quality,

post #154 of 9347

The Universe and Silver Galaxy have terrible build quality. Each wire has 3 strands which are so thin that it'll break very easily. 

post #155 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

The Universe and Silver Galaxy have terrible build quality. Each wire has 3 strands which are so thin that it'll break very easily. 

 

Yeah that's why im really hoping there will be a toxic cable version made. The impressions here regarding build quality and sonic improvements of these cables really have me amped for a IE80 one (pun intended).

post #156 of 9347

+1 for a Toxic Cable for the IE8 and IE80!

post #157 of 9347

I do take orders now for the IE8-IE80 cables.

post #158 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

The Universe and Silver Galaxy have terrible build quality. Each wire has 3 strands which are so thin that it'll break very easily. 

 

Offtopic, I've tried yanking mine apart and the solder points are bullet proof. Possible defect you have.

post #159 of 9347
I like my toxic cable for my lcd3, but I really dont like that big heavy splitter that is used.
post #160 of 9347

Any more reviews on Frank Silver Poison... ?

post #161 of 9347
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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post

I like my toxic cable for my lcd3, but I really dont like that big heavy splitter that is used.

I mentioned on one of the threads several weeks ago that the splitter has now been changed for a light real Carbon Fibre one, the old splitters have not been used for over a month now.

post #162 of 9347
Is that something that can be retrofitted now or would I have to buy a new cable?
post #163 of 9347
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Is that something that can be retrofitted now or would I have to buy a new cable?

It can be done but would involve quite a bit of work.

 

Please email me regarding options.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 6/10/12 at 1:18pm
post #164 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Kabelmeister View Post

I do take orders now for the IE8-IE80 cables.

 

Any photo of the cable for IE80?

post #165 of 9347
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Originally Posted by weitn View Post

 

Any photo of the cable for IE80?

No, i don't have any made, will be the same as my IEM cable, just with IE8 connectors.

I will take some pictures of the nest IE80 cable i make, i do have a couple orders currently of those.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 6/12/12 at 12:59pm
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