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You'll be quite welcome to!

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Thanks, looking forward to buying myself a Dragonfly, with your money. biggrin.gif

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I've tried to find the time to write something about the cables and the Reference 7.1 I bought from Frank. But between family, work and the fact that all music now sounds fantastic I haven't had the time. The real reason is that the photos of the cables I took looked really really bad. And did I mention that music now sounds fantastic?

 

But, in short. The DAC is phenomenal. The cables are, as always, very very well made. And I have nothing to complain about. Except... perhaps... upgrade the headphones and the amp. But we'll get to that, right Frank?

 

If you are thinking about a cable, look into what Frank can make. To my ears they sound great and you don't have to sell an arm and a leg to get one.

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I just received the Toxic Poison Silver cables for my ES5 headphones. The cables are fantastic and kill the Silver Dragons that I was using. The cables are warm and detailed, very open and the tonality is to die for. I am using the Clas with the ALO audio RX3B and I phone. Frank you are amazing, you are a scholar and gentleman. 

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Me,  have a sense of humour, highly unlikely. biggrin.gif

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I just received the Toxic Poison Silver cables for my ES5 headphones. The cables are fantastic and kill the Silver Dragons that I was using. The cables are warm and detailed, very open and the tonality is to die for. I am using the Clas with the ALO audio RX3B and I phone. Frank you are amazing, you are a scholar and gentleman. 

It seems that it is very much a cable that suits all 'phones, as my impressions mirror yours with the HD800 - yes, the treble is still there, but - it is somehow more detailed, with more bite, that just makes the music oh so much more listenable...

 

I am all but ready to post my final impressions, needless to say that there doesn't appear to be anything negative to report (especially, as I previously mentioned - in the case of the HD800, that the Silver Poison comes in at the same price as the stock cable anyway) :D

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(especially, as I previously mentioned - in the case of the HD800, that the Silver Poison comes in at the same price as the stock cable anyway) :D

 

That to me is the most amazing part. Great value!

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Thanks lads, glad you all like my cables.

 

I really need to raise those prices. biggrin.gif

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Thanks lads, glad you all like my cables.

 

I really need to raise those prices. biggrin.gif

 

 

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Me,  have a sense of humour, highly unlikely. biggrin.gif

hmm.. do I agree with that? probably I do. very_evil_smiley.gif

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a Beautiful Saturday afternoon. 75 degrees f, sunny and calm....I am set for a day on the lake, but NOoooooo....The postman shows up with a little package from England!

 

My new Silver Poison LOD to go with my HP-P1/IPC combo.....Naturally I HAVE to pair it up with its big brothers on the HD650's!

 

 

 

 

 

Frank, you have done it again. Great upgrade from the stock Fostex. Thanks for the great job!

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Thanks lads, glad you all like my cables.

 

I really need to raise those prices. biggrin.gif

 

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Hi chaps, just sorting out my shopping list...just bought a set of IE80's and now added the custom cable to my wish list...look great and the reviews have been very good!
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Just for grins, I tried swapping my Toxic Cables Silver Poison for the stock Audeze ADZ-5 cables that came with the LCD-2 rev.1.  

 

Whoa!   It's like throwing a wool blanket over my head before putting on the phones.  redface.gif

 

It's been a while since I got the Silver Poison, but going back to the stock cables was even more dramatic a difference than I remembered.

 

Mike 

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Just for grins, I tried swapping my Toxic Cables Silver Poison for the stock Audeze ADZ-5 cables that came with the LCD-2 rev.1.  

 

Whoa!   It's like throwing a wool blanket over my head before putting on the phones.  redface.gif

 

It's been a while since I got the Silver Poison, but going back to the stock cables was even more dramatic a difference than I remembered.

 

Mike 

Good stuff,

 

BTW I like your travel rig, stuff in a change of underwear and a toothbrush and your set for anywhere! bigsmile_face.gif

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Good stuff,

 

BTW I like your travel rig, stuff in a change of underwear and a toothbrush and your set for anywhere! bigsmile_face.gif

 

Thanks LugBug1,

 

I need to update those photos...  Now my travel rig uses a 16V inline voltage regulator from the XP8000 battery pack to power an iBasso PB2 with LME49990s in the voltage gain section and HA5002s as buffers.  It's putting out easily twice the power of the 15V Stepdance, yielding better dynamics and bass extension for the LCD-2 rev.1, but with a detectable loss of resolution - not too bad, but noticeable.  

 

See the picture on the first page of this thread, showing my PB2 -> Silver Poison -> LCD-2 Rev.1  (That's my current travel rig, not showing the external battery pack.)

 

My new desktop rig (as of a week ago) uses a DACmini CX with the 1-Ohm impedance mod to the LCD-2 rev.1.  Amazingly, it offers the dynamics of the 16V-powered PB2 -and- the clean, neutral, high resolution of the 15V-powered Stepdance.  The only thing the DACmini CX lacks in these comparisons is the bass extension of the 15V Stepdance, but it's subtle.  

 

I'm using an iBasso-produced SPOFC TRS-to-Hirosi pig tail adapter to connect my balanced SIlver Poison to the single-ended Stepdance or DACmini CX.   Me thinks I'm going to have to order a Silver Poison adapter pig tail from Frank - as I'm probably choking the life out of my Silver Poison with the inexpensive SPOFC adapter. 

 

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Mike

 

 

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