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post #7951 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Sam Quentin View Post

Hi Frank...

Is it save to wear the rubber straps on the arms, or are they toxic?
I mean...they are toxic of course, but are they dangerous for health?
I find them very stylish to wear with my watch biggrin.gif

Totally safe to wear, that's what they are actually made for. My wife changes colors on a daily basis :)

post #7952 of 9356
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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post
 

Dear Frank,

Do you have an extra room I can crash in at the shop? My wife will be kicking my out once she see the money I've been happily forking over for this passion/hobby.

 

I just hooked up my new Silver Widows, no burn-in time, and WOW! I'm totally bummed! Now I have to replace everything with Toxic Cables, what's my wallet going to say?  Honestly I didn't expect this much improvement, I thought it could be a mental thing. To find out I had the hot wifey  come down to the listening room and had her sit eyes closed, put her favorite song on and did some cable swapping on the LCD-X... With the SW she said "These sound way better." I tried to trick her and say I was changing something but kept the cables the same "No change" she said for both cables. I currently have them burning in and these are just my early impressions so I will do a follow up review after I finish my V-281 review.

 

 

Am sure she will be find if you let her use your set up once in awhile, rather then keeping it all to yourself :)

post #7953 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

Totally safe to wear, that's what they are actually made for. My wife changes colors on a daily basis :)

what you make you wife do free advertising? you better pay her on daily basis : ))))))))  lol. 

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gave the Silver Widow 50 hours burn in, i intended to give it a fast listen just like yesterday (24 hours burn in) but today its harder to leave the CIEM + cable :< and i am listening to music -.-''  trying to stop but cant :<  but its too epic T_T

 though its not fully burn in nor my head got used to the amount of the details to the max, cause i still remember the sound of SW cable (burned it and my head used to it) but dang the 22AWG is cleaner with better SQ indeed, how did frank do it god knows, 

but ofc this is an initial impressions, i will report back after 100 hours burn + many hours of listening till i reach the point were my brain is used to the sound and settle in.


Thanks again Frank ^^


and sorry lads photos later :P after the 100 hours burn in :P 

post #7955 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post

gave the Silver Widow 50 hours burn in, i intended to give it a fast listen just like yesterday (24 hours burn in) but today its harder to leave the CIEM + cable :< and i am listening to music -.-''  trying to stop but cant :<  but its too epic T_T


 though its not fully burn in nor my head got used to the amount of the details to the max, cause i still remember the sound of SW cable (burned it and my head used to it) but dang the 22AWG is cleaner with better SQ indeed, how did frank do it god knows, 


but ofc this is an initial impressions, i will report back after 100 hours burn + many hours of listening till i reach the point were my brain is used to the sound and settle in.



Thanks again Frank ^^

What

and sorry lads photos later :P after the 100 hours burn in :P 

What u just said is so recognizable since i am using the Sw22 i have on loan..i even sold my almost new (2months) copper venom to order a very special, one of a kind, SW22 for me...hope to get it end of this month and then i sent the loaner back to frank..cant sent it earlier as i already sold the only other cable i had...the copper venom..sorry Frank..

But to make ot up to u i will do a small comparision between the 8wire and 4wire, before i sent the loaner back to u wink.gif

Happy listening!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/19/15 at 3:36pm
post #7956 of 9356

New case :).

 

post #7957 of 9356

75 hours on the SW 22AWG, Holy S***!!!!!!  the sound did open up more, and better than yesterday, today the bass is tighter and the sound stage is better, and finally the mids did became clear

but compared to the old SW cable., i am sure about the new one being way smoother, and better SQ.

ofc i will get better over the time, my listening time so far is less than 10 hours, but the burn in time is 75 hours.



tomorrow my amp (Portaphile 627 old version + new panel) will be here, so i will take a lot of time till my brain get used to the new mixup,  my DAC is the Hugo Chord ofc.


 

post #7958 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post

75 hours on the SW 22AWG, Holy S***!!!!!!  the sound did open up more, and better than yesterday, today the bass is tighter and the sound stage is better, and finally the mids did became clear


but compared to the old SW cable., i am sure about the new one being way smoother, and better SQ.


ofc i will get better over the time, my listening time so far is less than 10 hours, but the burn in time is 75 hours.




tomorrow my amp (Portaphile 627 old version + new panel) will be here, so i will take a lot of time till my brain get used to the new mixup,  my DAC is the Hugo Chord ofc.



 
Lolz..if u read my first impressions here on headfi about the loaner SW22 i have, u can read i wrote EXACTLY the same experience with those...this cable is truly exceptional..remember..i had whats probably the best copper cable existing on the market, the Copper Venom ( in 8wire in dual mono, dual 3pin xlr config), and still i sold it to order same config, but for a SW22.. The single ended SW22 is that good! Ofcourse its all about ur rig also....but for me...SW22 8wire in dual 3pin xlr could be my end game cable soundwise..for sure its by far my most expensive one i ever bought, but have a feeling it will be worth every GBP of it. biggrin.gif

And yeah..they will improve even more my friend...my particular cable kept on improving up until around 150hrs mark.

Happy listening!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/21/15 at 6:32am
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Just placed an order for the Sennheiser IE8 IE80 OCC Pure 7N Stranded Silver Upgrade Cable by Toxic Cables after reading all the good things about Franks cables. I am really excited to see what all the fuss is about!

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See what the nice Fedex man delivered. smily_headphones1.gif

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post #7962 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


Nice !
post #7963 of 9356
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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

Nice !

Thanks! Silver Venom for the Abyss and R&D silver venom for LCDs. smily_headphones1.gif
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Frank, just some feedback on the Silver Venom: it is quite simply awesome! I still the copper venom for the Abyss. But I am simply gobsmacked how smooth it is out of the box! There is good speed, excellent details and resounding bass impact. Very nuanced.

The silver contacts really work well to squeeze out every bit of music from the amp!
post #7965 of 9356
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

Thanks! Silver Venom for the Abyss and R&D silver venom for LCDs. smily_headphones1.gif
What kind of cable is the r&d silver venom??? I see refer3nce on the connector..is that new???? Am curious..are those new connectors...his end game connectors maybe???? Mmmm reference huh??? Am curious now. Me likey the word 'reference' biggrin.gif

And no dual mono this time??? 4pin xlr now?

And whats that carbon plate about? tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/23/15 at 10:58am
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