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It would be great if there was a regular status update or should I say a plus. But most importantly as long as the sonic quality is good I'm happy but of course also not with ridiculous waiting time. I guess 5-7 weeks isn't that bad. Not that I've tried the cables yet. But considering how most of you guys bother to stay around and wait, it really speaks for itself. Still long before I get mine .... waiting can really be a bitch ... haha

Looking at the workshop and all the parts really makes me wanna try making one for the fun of it. Symptoms of an engineering student... lol
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I've been waiting since before the summer for a few more cables, But I'm ok with it. 

I've already had to wait before and was not let down.

Frank's customer care is excellent, If somethings broken, He will fix it!

I've spoken to frank quiet a lot earlier this year and as a parent and carer myself, Trying to run a business, Its HARD work!

Especially when you have unexpected family priorities jump out on you.

 

Please have some faith in Frank, I assure you as an existing and ( Patiently ) waiting customer Frank WILL deliver.

Just cut the man a bit of slack and Lets keep this thread to what its meant to be...

 

An Appreciation Thread!

 

And yes Rookie, You're RIGHT! lol ;)

 

All the best, Paul.

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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post
 

I've been waiting since before the summer for a few more cables, But I'm ok with it. 

I've already had to wait before and was not let down.

Frank's customer care is excellent, If somethings broken, He will fix it!

I've spoken to frank quiet a lot earlier this year and as a parent and carer myself, Trying to run a business, Its HARD work!

Especially when you have unexpected family priorities jump out on you.

 

Please have some faith in Frank, I assure you as an existing and ( Patiently ) waiting customer Frank WILL deliver.

Just cut the man a bit of slack and Lets keep this thread to what its meant to be...

 

An Appreciation Thread!

 

And yes Rookie, You're RIGHT! lol ;)

 

All the best, Paul.

+1 we all understand and love Frank a lot!! :D 

post #5344 of 6483

No doubt Toxic Cables are good cables and very much worth the prices charged.  Trick is to place your order then forget about it.  It's kind of like a second Christmas!  :bigsmile_face:

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I waited seven months and still don't have the Silver Widow I ordered in May 2013. Frank sent a note that he thought it may ship out in two or three weeks so I may get it this year. I know it will look nice but have no idea if it will enhance the sound quality any or in what ways. That is why I bought it to see for myself if a cable can really make a difference or not. I don't think it will but have an open mind and anyway it will look really nice I am sure. So anyone buying a cable should really be OK with potentially waiting a year to get it. Seriously. I just laugh when someone talks about a 5 to 7 week delivery. But I sent Frank a PM to say "I am waiting patiently and no problem just send it when you can" because I do understand a sole proprietorship operation and that there are times family commands attention. The stock cable works perfectly fine on my LCD3s and didn't need a different cable just wanted to see for myself if the hype about cables was true. I have a bad habit of doing stuff like that... I expect the cable to look awesome and sound exactly like the one I have right now. BUT if it really does sound better to listen to the phones on the new cable I will be happy to report that too. We shall see...

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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post
 

I waited seven months and still don't have the Silver Widow I ordered in May 2013. Frank sent a note that he thought it may ship out in two or three weeks so I may get it this year. I know it will look nice but have no idea if it will enhance the sound quality any or in what ways. That is why I bought it to see for myself if a cable can really make a difference or not. I don't think it will but have an open mind and anyway it will look really nice I am sure. So anyone buying a cable should really be OK with potentially waiting a year to get it. Seriously. I just laugh when someone talks about a 5 to 7 week delivery. But I sent Frank a PM to say "I am waiting patiently and no problem just send it when you can" because I do understand a sole proprietorship operation and that there are times family commands attention. The stock cable works perfectly fine on my LCD3s and didn't need a different cable just wanted to see for myself if the hype about cables was true. I have a bad habit of doing stuff like that... I expect the cable to look awesome and sound exactly like the one I have right now. BUT if it really does sound better to listen to the phones on the new cable I will be happy to report that too. We shall see...

 

How do you like the Mjolnir & Gungnir stack with the LCD-3?

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Absolutely lovin' the LCD3s with the Schiit stack. (Still just doesn't sound right huh?) Anyway yes after many hundreds of hours of listening I still just love it. I would like to someday try different amp and dac combos but really this amp and dac just work so well with these cans that I just can't justify moving away from these pieces. If anything this equipment just has a synergy that keeps getting better the longer I listen to it. The cans rock hard when called on to do that, they do electronica beautifully, vocals are exemplary, instrumental detail and separation and airiness just wonderful. Pretty good soundstaging... the other day I was listening to Pink Floyd Animals and the dogs were barking way in the background and I swear I heard dogs barking way behind me at least 30 feet away no kidding and it was just surreal then I realized it was the flac recording... Yeah, I can say this equipment is all that. Fully aware there will be snickers from all the hyper-audiophiles as they give a wink and a nod to someone who clearly does not know of what he speaks, but for the rest of us, yes this stuff kicks ***. Really. There you have it, a reco from a schmuck who just listens to music on reasonably good equipment and is perfectly happy. For the price paid can hardly do better than this I think. The LCD3s cost considerably more than the amp and dac together. But all imminently worth the price paid IMHO.

 

Can't wait to get the Silver Widow cable and see if it really enhances the sound quality for real. Should be soon.

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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post
 

I waited seven months and still don't have the Silver Widow I ordered in May 2013. Frank sent a note that he thought it may ship out in two or three weeks so I may get it this year. I know it will look nice but have no idea if it will enhance the sound quality any or in what ways. That is why I bought it to see for myself if a cable can really make a difference or not. I don't think it will but have an open mind and anyway it will look really nice I am sure. So anyone buying a cable should really be OK with potentially waiting a year to get it. Seriously. I just laugh when someone talks about a 5 to 7 week delivery. But I sent Frank a PM to say "I am waiting patiently and no problem just send it when you can" because I do understand a sole proprietorship operation and that there are times family commands attention. The stock cable works perfectly fine on my LCD3s and didn't need a different cable just wanted to see for myself if the hype about cables was true. I have a bad habit of doing stuff like that... I expect the cable to look awesome and sound exactly like the one I have right now. BUT if it really does sound better to listen to the phones on the new cable I will be happy to report that too. We shall see...

You won't regret with Frank's Toxics.  I bough two cables, i.e. Scorpion and Silver Widow last year with long long wait. If they are not good there is no reason why should I order one more Black Widow in May 13 which I am still waiting for its delivery.  Having asked Frank about the delivery status he said it should be out this week. I am happily waiting for the postman to come :beyersmile::o2smile:

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post
 


dear fellow toxicanian..i dont understand how u come to such a conclusion..but i can assure u (u can read it in this thread) the reason for the long leading times (for now..soon they will be normal again) are not about money/stock issues in frank's case as frank posted some pics here a while ago showing he has a surplus of parts to make thousands of cables and that the reasons for the wait, is as he told us...unexpected occasions (family issues etc).

 

He also said many times (and i experience it myself being a procurement specialist sometimes in need of custommade products from a niche market) that on top of that its also hard to estimate how long hundreds (most custommade) cables take to make, while making sure quality is high...and we all know his high quality is on same high level for cables as bentley is for cars! and thats a cold hard fact...RIGHT GUYS?

the idea of having the leadtimes on ur site is almost undoable..first u need a person doing that full time..second u have something we call privacy law..u cant just put names on a site because of info..

so although its a good idee...in real life its almost impossible..and thats why almost no one does it...as far i know in my professional experience only companies who make ready made/standard products who sometimes do that/but only with ur own inlogcodes.

 

hope i answered ur question now..but as i said..i dont know whether other cable makers have parts problems...some copanies dont have the investment money to do that...as far i can see...frank does!

 

here are the pics i found showing his stock of parts to make cables he posted a while back.. ..enjoy the pics dudes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To solve the problem of privacy Frank does not have to put the names for shipments.
All order has a number
Just Frank here on the forum put a warning, for example, "next week I will ship orders ranging from 400 to 500 ".
If a user of the forum who has made an order of cables and has a number within this range, will be glad to know that soon will come to his house the cable.
Sorry for my English translated by google

I am waiting patiently for my beautifull cable:beyersmile: 

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I am looking forward to seeing another photo from Frank on the 2nd batch of cables that he will send out this week.  I hope I can find my BW in that photo :D which is supposed to be in this batch.

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I accidentally destroyed my headphone cable in an entanglement with a taxi seatbelt one evening not so long ago.

 

I decided to get a cable upgrade over an OEM in replacement, since I have just bought a pocket DAC/amp in an effort to drag my mobile audio experience towards something approaching that of the sound system in the house.

 

I'd chosen a braided pure silver Toxic cable, but thought it best to email him and request a delivery schedule since I needed to get a cable quickly due to imminent work travel commitments. He responded that there was a long wait for pure silver, however, he had an SPC cable in stock and ready for dispatch.

 

So I sent him the cash and duly received the cable a few days after payment. My experiences with Frank have thus been positive and I am happy to have done business with him.

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Keep it away from seat belts!

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Hello everyone. My name is Black and I am inToxicated. I have the Scorpion and the Silver Widow - IEM cables. They sound great. I am now looking for the next "toxin" - a cable for my newly acquired LCD 3. Now I know that the Silver Widow is the preferred answer but I am afraid it will open the sound too much. Which other options would you recommend? Black Widow? Virus? Venom? 

 

I am not a basshead but I like a full sound. Airy but with a powerful low frequency and beautiful mids.

 

Need help and advice from my fellow toxic cable addicts.

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Originally Posted by bIack View Post
 

Hello everyone. My name is Black and I am inToxicated. I have the Scorpion and the Silver Widow - IEM cables. They sound great. I am now looking for the next "toxin" - a cable for my newly acquired LCD 3. Now I know that the Silver Widow is the preferred answer but I am afraid it will open the sound too much. Which other options would you recommend? Black Widow? Virus? Venom? 

 

I am not a basshead but I like a full sound. Airy but with a powerful low frequency and beautiful mids.

 

Need help and advice from my fellow toxic cable addicts.


I'd say Black Widow, 22awg 4 wires per channel. Looks and sounds beatiful.

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Originally Posted by AManAnd88Keys View Post
 


I'd say Black Widow, 22awg 4 wires per channel. Looks and sounds beatiful.

i agree...go for the black widow...but with 8wires, as i have now...the sound gets more powerfull to my ears compared to the 4wired version (i had a 4wire version also)...as if ur amp is stronger....channel seperation is also better..but that can also be because i went from single ended to dual mono (1 cable per channel) balanced cable...

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