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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

 

there is one psychological problem to overcome when you pay for the cable as much as for 1plus2 themselves angry_face.gif

my wallet ran for the hills so i will wait till it comes back.

 

for the time being i enjoy gold silver cable and pray for the gold bullion price to go up biggrin.gif

 

 

I can assure you that this hurdle is worth to overcome as the level of differences is not small.  

 

Now my new silver (as I've found the gold/silver was a bit less to my preference for the 1Plus2 + Tera pairing) serves on-the-go (to which I just did for my long train trip last weekend) with its flexibility in transits.

 

Cheers

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I am going to purchase this next year, the saving continues again. 

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I am going to purchase this next year, the saving continues again. 

 

aha, Xmas is closer, should i publish a list of my wishes for Santa?

 

dear Santa, i wish Uber cable, moded AK120 with upgraded chips, another pair of 1plus2 and perhaps TG!334... dear Santa if you find this possible may i also ask for 10k pure triode amp, a pair of SF Amati speakers and a HEX DAC tongue_smile.gifbiggrin.gif

 

NB: Santa just called me to tell he will be on long vacation saving hard for all my wishes darthsmile.gif

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Truth be told part of the reason I was avoiding the 1Plus2 is the uber cable, I know as soon as I get the 1Plus2 and as soon as I hear the magic part of me will ponder on how much better it will be on the uber cable. 

 

Plan is save for it and get the 1Plus2 end of the year and next tax return order the uber cable. I finally purchased my first "Serious" headphone I have enough IEM time to give headphone world another go.

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

Yes, the K3003 + Tera Player is not a very good pairing but as noted in my Tera Player impressions, "Not that good with the AKG K3003, unless you add a decently-sized 75-ohm resistance adaptor, in which case the K3003s sound really great paired with the TP (see pic below)"

 

Wow, that's interesting! What on earth is a "resistance adaptor" and where can I get one? I know this thread is about the 1Plus2, but I thought this may be of general interest. If it is what I think and hope it is it may very well solve my problems when AMPing my TG334. Basically, the only device I can use with the TG334 is the iPod Touch Gen 4. Almost all other combinations are too loud. Specifically, I would like to listen to the TG334 through my Portaphile 627X + CLAS -db + iPod Classic. As of now I really can't because as soon as I get to the volume level where there's no channel imbalance the volume is already too loud (gain switch set to low on the AMP, of course).

 

Thanks!

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Wow, that's interesting! What on earth is a "resistance adaptor" and where can I get one? I know this thread is about the 1Plus2, but I thought this may be of general interest. If it is what I think and hope it is it may very well solve my problems when AMPing my TG334. Basically, the only device I can use with the TG334 is the iPod Touch Gen 4. Almost all other combinations are too loud. Specifically, I would like to listen to the TG334 through my Portaphile 627X + CLAS -db + iPod Classic. As of now I really can't because as soon as I get to the volume level where there's no channel imbalance the volume is already too loud (gain switch set to low on the AMP, of course).

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

It has a 10db attenuation

 

Try this for your 334, the Pad So................

 


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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Wow, that's interesting! What on earth is a "resistance adaptor" and where can I get one? I know this thread is about the 1Plus2, but I thought this may be of general interest. If it is what I think and hope it is it may very well solve my problems when AMPing my TG334. Basically, the only device I can use with the TG334 is the iPod Touch Gen 4. Almost all other combinations are too loud. Specifically, I would like to listen to the TG334 through my Portaphile 627X + CLAS -db + iPod Classic. As of now I really can't because as soon as I get to the volume level where there's no channel imbalance the volume is already too loud (gain switch set to low on the AMP, of course).

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

It has a 10db attenuation

 

Try this for your 334, the Pad So................

 

What??? Come again, please!!!

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

Wow, that's interesting! What on earth is a "resistance adaptor" and where can I get one? I know this thread is about the 1Plus2, but I thought this may be of general interest. If it is what I think and hope it is it may very well solve my problems when AMPing my TG334. Basically, the only device I can use with the TG334 is the iPod Touch Gen 4. Almost all other combinations are too loud. Specifically, I would like to listen to the TG334 through my Portaphile 627X + CLAS -db + iPod Classic. As of now I really can't because as soon as I get to the volume level where there's no channel imbalance the volume is already too loud (gain switch set to low on the AMP, of course).

 

Thanks!

how do you like that 627x? some impressions would be nice because not many have it :D

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

If you own the 1+2 without the Uber cable you know you are hearing inferior sound. So either you own it or don't own it at all.

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If you are looking from another angle it is not...

By looking forward, you might saved quite a lot of unnecessary purchase that could fund how much you have invested in your uber cable.  So, the total cash outlay might be reduced.  This is how I am looking at it.

Cheers

Personally speaking, I very much disagree. The Uber is a great cable, no doubt about it, but I experience some other cables as just as good.

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Truth be told part of the reason I was avoiding the 1Plus2 is the uber cable, I know as soon as I get the 1Plus2 and as soon as I hear the magic part of me will ponder on how much better it will be on the uber cable. 

Plan is save for it and get the 1Plus2 end of the year and next tax return order the uber cable. I finally purchased my first "Serious" headphone I have enough IEM time to give headphone world another go.


You will not be disappointed!
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Personally speaking, I very much disagree. The Uber is a great cable, no doubt about it, but I experience some other cables as just as good.
You will not be disappointed!

 

Not to cause too much ruckus on the Tralucent thread but care share what other cables are comparable to the Uber and in what way?

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Thread Starter 

That would be interesting to hear as well. How much do these cables go for and where can we get them :).
 

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^ what he said

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^ what he said, about what he said. 

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Well, I did post something about solid-core silver goodies before

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-paper-2-discussion-and-appreciation-thread/810

Another one with interesting options posted last year

http://www.head-fi.org/t/606992/4n-but-5n-7n-silver-cable#post_8332367

IMHO by far this one seemed to be the most interesting with up to 7% gold

http://www.diygene.com/store/0.9mm%20square%20silver%20gold%20wire

And there are other offerings with similar recipes

http://www.hificollective.co.uk/components/wire.html

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_neotech_silver_teflon.html

http://www.liveacoustics.com.sg/upocc.htm

http://www.homegrownaudio.com/categories/Solid-Core-Wire/

This flagship cable from Tube Fan Audio Design in Taiwan (roughly 520 bucks) might be a relatively affordable alternative

http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21207031740063

And then it's always tempting to get Siltech Duchess Crown for 970,000 KRW and then modify that for IEMs.

Of course there's yet another "ultimate" option from Wireworld and the bulk wire of their flagship Platinum Eclipse 7 should be available for HK$1,100 per foot here in Sham Shui Po.

So it's just a matter of time before we compare Uber with other ToTL offerings of various brands.
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I pasted this review in eke's ASG, IE800, FLAT-4 SUI thread so I'll do the same here.  I'd like to thank Lee for getting me in the 1P2 tour and Gavin for the sharing this wonderful earphone.  It is by far the best sounding piece of gear I've ever heard and should be a benchmark for all things in sound.  My review doesn't really put the 1P2 on top but I feel that it is at the very top and I really am not a fan of writing reviews (as you'll soon read and realize) so I'm just gonna leave what I wrote the same.  I just can't imagine what it will sound with the "uber" cable.  I probably don't wanna know.  

 

 

Some impressions of the 1P2, IE800, Flat-4 SUI and UM Miracle. 

 

First off, I’d like to thank James and Gavin for the loan of the equipment and to Inks, Lee, Eke and anyone else who put my name in the pot for this opportunity.  Much appreciated.  

 

I am not technical and do not use words that I don’t understand and have no clue about graphs.  I purely listen for enjoyment and purchase based on others opinions and through trial and error.  I am including the Miracles because it has been my flagship and my base for comparison. 

 

I’ve owned the Miracles for almost two years.  For me, the Miracle is quite flat sounding.  The bass does reach deep and has nice impact but lacks quantity.  Midrange is a little too forward but I have no issues with it.  Treble is detailed without any peaks.  Stage is actually rounded nicely with depth and width.  I find it sort of polite and only a few pieces of music here and there that drew me in.  It rarely got my toes tapping.  Still, it has been a great earphone and something I can pick apart the details in music when I felt like it. 

 

I’ve been listening to the Tralucent 1Plus2 for a couple of weeks now and the very first tune I listened to just blew me away.  I didn’t realize I was missing out on all the details of music with the Miracles and anything else I’ve heard to this point.  The music had energy and a very addicting and fun sound.  Bass had excellent impact, enough quantity without being excessive.  Midrange didn’t sound too forward or recessed and vocals just shined with almost every tune.  On a rare occasion I heard peaks but not sibilant.  I mostly attribute this to the files I was listening to.  The treble region is so detailed without any peaks.  It is by far the best treble I’ve heard to date.  I’m quite prone to a certain frequency between the midrange and treble region but have no clue what it is but the 1P2 just skips by it and allows me to enjoy the finely tuned treble.  Soundstage is immense and the instrument separation and positioning is spot on.  A surround sound effect that is rarely this good from what I have heard in an earphone or headphone for that matter. 

 

The Sennheiser IE800 is one hell of a tuned 7mm driver.  It’s hard to fathom the sound I was hearing from a tiny dynamic driver.  Starting with the bass, my first impression was man these have big bass.  As I got more accustomed to the sound, I actually enjoyed the bass.  Bass notes sounded thicker than the 1P2 with good sub-bass and more mid-bass over the 1P2.  I’m not much of mid-bass guy but the IE800 had a good mix that I was completely satisfied.  Vocals sounded slightly more forward compared to the 1P2 but not as to the Miracles.  I actually enjoyed the vocals of the IE800 the most up to this point.  More thickness than the other two to my ears.  Treble was very sparkly and detailed.  Not as detailed as the 1P2 but it had a different presentation that I have a hard time explaining so I’ll just skip it.  As for peaks in the treble, I really couldn’t detect any that bothered me.  The overall presentation was quite spacious.  Music had a 3D effect to what I was hearing but more inside your head 3D instead of out.  Probably not possible but that’s how I’m going to explain it. 

 

Flat-4 SUI didn’t do anything for me on immediate listen.  I actually listened to it for maybe 10 minutes and put it aside and went right back to the IE800’s.  When I did have some time with it, I was very impressed.  Very airy sound, intimate, relaxing for the most part.  Bass had excellent impact and never too much or not enough.  Right there with the music and blended very nicely.  Vocals reminded me of the RE272 which I find to be almost perfect.  I can hear the air pushing around the sweet vocals and it just draws you in.  Treble was the hard part.  It showed sibilance more than the other earphones but not fatiguing like the CK10 or EX1000.  When I didn’t hear the sibilance, the treble was very smooth and quite beautiful.  The sibilance part was rare just to be clear.  Presentation had great depth.  Acoustic instruments and orchestral works sounded amazing with this earphone.  I don’t think it’s an all genre type of phone but with certain music, it’s quite beautiful and just sweeps you away. 

 

Some other tidbits to add would be that the Flat-4’s cable is the best of the bunch.  It’s smooth, doesn’t really tangle and it’s very easy to manage.  The IE800’s cable is somewhat stiff but build seems quite sturdy and not too much to complain about.  1P2’s cable is the silver/gold version and is flexible enough but I wouldn’t really wear it out and about.  Comfort on all earphones were great and I had no issues. 

 

I tried cable swapping with the standard UM cable on the 1P2 and that amazing sound flattened out some.  It wasn’t the same experience as with the silver/gold.  When I used the Tralucent cable on the Miracles, it added warmth, more bass and slightly bigger stage but I didn’t think it jived with the Miracles in a favorable way. 

 

All the earphones are well tuned pieces of gear and I would be happy to own any one of them.  I favor the IE800 for an all around earphone that I could use daily but the technical abilities of the 1P2 is hard to ignore.  If the cable was something I could work with for everyday use, it would be the choice no questions asked.  Flat-4 would be something to have when I want to escape and just relax and enjoy some peace with beautifully rendered and natural sound.  All three earphones are something special and has it’s own unique flavor that I have enjoyed.  Thanks again for the opportunity.  

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