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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:15pm
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wow! this post saves me a lot of time to look for a nice cable or wires for a DIY one for my tu-05!

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seeteeyou, bear in mind I didn't buy that Uber interconnect. That was a gift from Tralucent (but I did buy the Uber IEM cable). Solid core requires quite a bit of care.

 

In fact for my review of the TU-05b and TUR-06, I used the longest mini-to-mini I could find in my stash which incidentally was an unbranded/unknown and probably standard quality-type cable.

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Cables are an interesting topic and one that always creates a robust discussion on audio related websites.

In my experience the law of diminishing returns applies to cables more than any other piece of audio gear. So once you've acquired e.g. a mid range cable constructed of good quality wire with solid connectors and RFI rejecting sleeving, to achieve a noticeable sonic improvement (say a 10% gain) requires spending a disproportionately large amount of money. Hence building your own cables is an excellent and cost effective thing to do.

Cheers,
Andy.
Edited by smial1966 - 7/7/13 at 12:59pm
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want to mention this product i made an interconnect with:

 

axmann axiom III pure silver cable

 

can't compare it to other silver cables, but used as headphone cable it has slighty less bass than the standard 8 wire grado cable, but adds  a lot of detail, precision and better imaging / highs .

 

you can buy it as 4 wire cable or the teflon isolated wires alone. 1 meter (i.e. 4 meter of wire) is euro 72,-- if bought directly from mr. axmann.

 

http://www.silberkabel.de/html/english.html

 

https://proaudiogear.de/product_info.php?products_id=238

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i got an email this morning from shikada san that he has shipped my amp (and the amp is #20)!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/8/13 at 3:45am
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i got an email this morning from shikada san that he has shipped my amp (and the amp is #20)!

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021 is otw. Hopefully I will have it by the end of the week.
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021 is otw. Hopefully I will have it by the end of the week.

 

 

Congratulations !!!!!!!!

 

I think the number of posts in this thread will explode after next week when all the new amps have arrived !!!!!

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Well done guys, hopefully by the end of this week you will have them. I know for me shipping was very quick!
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After reading this 55+ page thread I am thoroughly excited to be placing an order tonight smily_headphones1.gif

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Congratulations kcee!
If your up in Vancouver at all before it arrives your more than welcome to listen to mine!
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at the moment i am thinking of how to make a DIY solid core pure silver GOLD PLATED wire interconnect cable!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/8/13 at 11:42am
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some thoughts about my cradle (overkill version):

 

- the amp must be removable

- there must be a connection to the charger

- it must be possible to change volume

- it must be possible to connect a source

- it must be possible to connect a headphone

 

- (open topic) how to switch on/off without adding an additional switch / modifying the amp

 

the cradle must protect the amp from

 

- movement of the base

- sonic influences from the outside

- electromacgetic influences from the outside

 

this would result in the following construction:

 

wooden base with connector for the charger (rear side), a 'charge on off' switch (front side) and a relay driven by the power of the charger to completely disconnect the amp from the charger while listening, a front connection panel for source, headphone and a volume control knob driving the amps volume control knob via an axis and a belt.

 

a smaller than the wooden base metal plate with dampeners and springs between wooden base and metal plate to decouple the amp from any movement, flexible wires between wooden base and (heavy) metal plate and small connectors and cables to  connect the amp to power, in, out on the metal plate, a bracket to fix the amp on the metall plate. 

 

a hood out of metal mesh as faraday cage placed on and above amp and metal plate to shield electromagnetic radiation.

 

a outer hood out of plexiglas with holes placed on and above the wooden base to protect the amp from sonic influences while allowing air- and heatflow to the outside.

 

maybe there are some compromises needed!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/8/13 at 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

some thoughts about my cradle (overkill version):

 

- the amp must be removable

- there must be a connection to the charger

- it must be posible to change volume

- it must be possible to connect a source

- it must be possible to connect a headphone

 

- (open topic) how to switch on/off without adding an additional switch / modifying the amp

 

the cradle must protect the amp from

 

- movement of the base

- sonic influences from the outside

- electromacgetic influences from the outside

 

this would result in the following construction:

 

wooden base with connector for the charger (rear side), a 'charge on off' switch (front side) and a relay driven by the power of the charger to completely disconnect the amp from the charger while listening, a front connection panel for source, headphone and a volume control knob driving the amps volume control knob via an axis and a belt.

 

a smaller than the wooden base metal plate with dampeners and springs between wooden base and metal plate to decouple the amp from any movement, flexible wires between wooden base and (heavy) metal plate and small connectors and cables to  connect the amp to power, in, out on the metal plate, a bracket to fix the amp on the metall plate. 

 

a hood out of metal mesh as faraday cage placed on and above amp and metal plate to shield electromagnetic radiation.

 

a outer hood out of plexiglas with holes placed on and above the wooden base to protect the amp from sonic influences while allowing air- and heatflow to the outside.

 

maybe there are some compromises needed!

 

 

GG, at this rate, you could put together an ASP accessory package: pin cleaning kit, add in a gold-plated solid silver core IC and along with your custom cradle charge a pretty penny. I'd buy one!

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