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post #6316 of 6956

I think a good choice is the SP if you don't want to spend too much. The BW is also very nice and cheaper. 

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I think a good choice is the SP if you don't want to spend too much. The BW is also very nice and cheaper. 

What are the "SP" & "BW"?
post #6318 of 6956
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What are the "SP" & "BW"?


Silver Poison and Black Widow.  Don't worry you'll hear back from Frank soon enough if you PM'ed him to take care of what you need.  I am fairly sure he can do any interconnect with no issues.

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Silver Poison and Black Widow.  Don't worry you'll hear back from Frank soon enough if you PM'ed him to take care of what you need.  I am fairly sure he can do any interconnect with no issues.

Thank for the explanation. As far as cost is concerned it might be an issue. I appreciate the skills involved but I wouldn't be able to justify spending more on the cable than the units themselves, particularly in the case of the O2 and the ethos behind it. We'll see.
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Hi Frank, I said in our pm I'd upload a picture or two in order to explain what I'm after so here goes.don't ask me what went wrong in this picture; I blame the camera. Anyway, this is the OTG USB cable that Fiio supply with the E18. It's far too bulky and stiff and keeps getting knocked when it's in my pocket and the connection is lost. You supplied a really thin cable to a forum member by the name of Turokrocks. It was so thin I think he had it folded up on itself in his pictures. I'll contact him and see if he can maybe post a photo here in case you've forgotten the specific cable (I know you're busy). This is sitting next to a standard Apple keyboard for scale.

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This next photo shows the rear of the Head'n'Hifi ODAC XL & O2. The "XL" designates that the ODAC is fitted with full-size stereo RCA sockets. As you can see the O2 shares this same arrangement but with an additional output pair to my power amp. The Linn cables are what I'm looking to replace. They are 1.0m long and as you can see from the AA battery I've used for scale that's just a tad excessive. Depending on how flexible you could make it the shorter the better really, maybe around 6" if possible. The only proviso is that I'd really prefer the cable to be as musically transparent as possible since transparency is the single design goal behind the O2.

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Hopefully this will help you understand what I'm looking for. If you need any more details either pm or email is good for me.

Thanks.
Edited by Zorrofox - 4/2/14 at 11:47pm
post #6321 of 6956
Could anybody advice on which of the Toxic lineup would pair well with the Sennheiser HD600?

Looking to get a cable made up with a 4 pin XLR connector for use with my HiFi M8.

Not sure of the Black Widow or Silver Widow / Poison would pair well?

I have PM'd you about this as well Frank, a couple of days ago (I'm sure you'll get back to me when you check you PM's)
post #6322 of 6956
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Could anybody advice on which of the Toxic lineup would pair well with the Sennheiser HD600?

Looking to get a cable made up with a 4 pin XLR connector for use with my HiFi M8.

Not sure of the Black Widow or Silver Widow / Poison would pair well?

I have PM'd you about this as well Frank, a couple of days ago (I'm sure you'll get back to me when you check you PM's)

Not rocking the AK anymore Jace? :smile_phones:

 

The Silver poison and Silver widow are definitely the recommended choices for the HD650 and I would think the same would be the case for the 600, despite it being a little brighter. I may be wrong on that though, so don't take it as gospel ;)

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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

Could anybody advice on which of the Toxic lineup would pair well with the Sennheiser HD600?

Looking to get a cable made up with a 4 pin XLR connector for use with my HiFi M8.

Not sure of the Black Widow or Silver Widow / Poison would pair well?

I have PM'd you about this as well Frank, a couple of days ago (I'm sure you'll get back to me when you check you PM's)

I've gotten best results with the HD600 and an SPC cable.  Not certain where that falls into Toxic Cable's new cables.  One of the best SQ's I got was with the old Viper, not too pricy either!

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Not rocking the AK anymore Jace? smile_phones.gif

The Silver poison and Silver widow are definitely the recommended choices for the HD650 and I would think the same would be the case for the 600, despite it being a little brighter. I may be wrong on that though, so don't take it as gospel wink.gif

Howdo mate,

Got rid of the AK and replaced it with a DX50.....couldn't tell the difference to be honest.

Now I've gone to the HiFi M8 and my iDevices....obvious benefit being able to use the M8 with my PC as well.

Loving the M8 which sounds great with the iPad4 and Touch 5g :-)
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Please apologize my small rant...

 

After having quite a bad experience with Whiplash, I figured I'd give toxic cable a try since they seemed to have a good reputation around here. 
I pm'ed Frank about some cables and he immediately replied. We wrote back and forth about 3-4 times a day. He seemed like a nice guy, so I wasn't worried that I'd have the same problems like I did with Whiplash. Since he had the cables I wanted in stock, I decided to jump on them and paid him the money.
This is where communication between us stopped. I asked him to confirm my payment. Nothing. I wrote him another PM. Again - nothing. 

 

This is exactly what I feared would happen. Same story back when I bought cables from Craig. At first, they are always very nice and helpful and quick to respond.  
But once you pay them the money, they don't seem to care anymore which seriously p***** me off. 

 

Now, it's only been a couple days but considering that fact that he always replied within a couple hours before I made the purchase and now suddenly doesn't even seem to have time to simply confirm my payment seems quite odd to me. Not exactly the best way to retain customer loyalty. 

 

Well, all I can do is wait and hope that he will ship my order sooner or later. 


Edited by aLm0sT - 4/4/14 at 8:11am
post #6326 of 6956

Frank has some really busy periods from time to time. I'm sure it will be fine.

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Well, just be patient.  Frank will certainly gives you a confirmation that your ordered has been received.  From my experience Frank is very busy and if he is busy I normally need to wait for a week or so to have a reply, else sometimes Frank will send his reply relatively quick.  You may wish to know that I have ordered four different headphone cables from Frank in the past and he never lets me down.

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Everyone got worried after paying for the first time.
After receiving your order how much appreciated you will be to Frank's hardworks.
post #6329 of 6956

Yeah even with his most familiar customers, he can disappear for weeks much less days.  He is extremely busy since the utmost care goes into his cables....you will know when you get it, it is not even comparable to almost all the cable makers out there in terms of finish and detail.  It's really an art for him and he's a damn perfectionist.  I wouldn't worry too much with Frank, he's probably just working/eating/sleeping at his work desk away from the computer since he's busy making a batch.

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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post

Yeah even with his most familiar customers, he can disappear for weeks much less days.  He is extremely busy since the utmost care goes into his cables....you will know when you get it, it is not even comparable to almost all the cable makers out there in terms of finish and detail.  It's really an art for him and he's a damn perfectionist.  I wouldn't worry too much with Frank, he's probably just working/eating/sleeping at his work desk away from the computer since he's busy making a batch.
I am one of those 'familiar' customers...and i agree..sometimes he does a disappearing act on us biggrin.gif

But its fine...u get used to it at a certain point.. wink.gif But he is to be trusted!! Or else not one of us would spend so much cash in buying several cables from him..right guys? tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/4/14 at 12:16pm
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