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I've used the ASG-2 with heir magnus 1 cable and moved onto DHC fusion cable. It works quite nicely with it. There's also been strong recommendations for headphonelounge's silver cable with the ASG-2.

 

Also have a noble cable coming that hopefully i'll have time to try modding :)

was looking at one of the toxic cables myself, they have been getting good reviews on here

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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

 

I've used the ASG-2 with heir magnus 1 cable and moved onto DHC fusion cable. It works quite nicely with it. There's also been strong recommendations for headphonelounge's silver cable with the ASG-2.

 

Also have a noble cable coming that hopefully i'll have time to try modding :)

was looking at one of the toxic cables myself, they have been getting good reviews on here

 

Ive never had a toxic cable iem cable, but i did have a toxic cables IC before. Theyre definitely built well :D Idk which iem cable would work best with the ASG-2 though

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do you think the new cables made any difference to the overall sound?

post #4309 of 5300

Magnus 1, not so much. Nothing noticable to my ears. DHC, absolutely.

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Magnus 1, not so much. Nothing noticable to my ears. DHC, absolutely.

dhc?

double helix cables correct, what sort of price are these ones

post #4311 of 5300

the fusion cable is currently i think on sale for 287 dollars? Theyre usually around 320 i think. DHC is a great company that puts ergonomics and usability above looks (though theyre still beautiful), so their cables have a nice simplicity to them. No wooden y splitters or metal splitters or what nots on these.

 

The lack of ear guide on the cable also helped me get a better and more consistent fit with the ASG-2.

post #4312 of 5300

thanks i'll definitely have a look at those cables

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In search of a new under $500 player that has good synergy with the AS2:

 

I currently love the synergy of my Studio V Tralucent T1 combo:   the V appears to thin and make the AS2 more dynamic and adds resolution/clarity or makes the midcentric more analytical to my ears, then the T1 deepens the bass and adds depth/resolution to the mids and highs.   My issue with the V/T1 combo is that despite having an amp,  I do hear flutter from the output of the V(I use the headphone out).   I'm considering the basso 50 or the fiios x3, but don't want to lose the crispness of the V.   I would also like a dedicated line out.   Anyone have thoughts??  thanks in advance.

post #4314 of 5300

Add the HiFi-ET MA8 - simply sublime.

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Add the HiFi-ET MA8 - simply sublime.

Thanks, I once lived in the Great Northwest like you and Mr. Sweep!!   Just read Project 86's review, seems there is a less expensive player of theirs, the 960, which has a different signature.   So do you use an amp with your 8 and AS2?   How do you find the synergy, does the 8 bring out more resolution or is it warm like the AS2?  ETC??  thanks.

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Today's Seattle weather was sublime as well. Took my family up the iconic Space Needle for gorgeous views and not so delicious and extremely overpriced lunch.  I digress.

 

No, I don't amp my MA8. Regarding it and my AS2, you said it right.  The two has great synergy and definitely brings out more resolution and greatly expands the headroom.  Not many amps now a days uses the AD797 opamps.  The only other one that I owned was the RSA XP-7, and it was a dry sounding amp, but less so over the Gilmore Lite.

 

The DAC in the MA8, I find it a little smoother, but not as refined over the HM-801, which I believe uses the same DAC and opamps found in the MA9 (never owned) flagship. However, I like how the MA8 makes the sounds of instruments and voices very organic; in contrast to the Studio V (never amped) that I've owned, which to my ears sounded a little too dry and artificial, and I never got over the whole "Class A" claims with the HiSoundAudio DAPs. Sorry, I digress - again.

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Sublime is the "word of the day"!!LOL!   Lived in Ptld for 8yrs, gorgeous views in the Columbia River Gorge where I did some windsurfing, and yes, I love digressions!!

 

I've heard others also describe the V as "dry" and I agree, yet gives me the illusion of "analytical", particularly with the AS2.   However, when I had the Cowan J3 I preferred the sound of the V with my AS2 as it had much more detail and resolution so I sold the J3 back to the Headfier who I bought it from!!   Anyway, I'll definately consider the MA8.   Did you get yours off ebay??

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIFI-E-T-MA8-DAC-PCM1792-8GB-Super-Digital-Audio-AMP-Portable-HiFi-Music-Player-/121137461155?pt=US_Internet_Media_Streamers&hash=item1c345af7a3

 

Also, did you look into their cheaper player, the XUELIN IHIFI760?

post #4318 of 5300

No.  Bought it from a head-fi member. Didn't bother looking into the 760.  I like the modular architecture of the MA series as I have a balanced card coming en route to pair with the RE-600 that's also en route.  I have my fingers crossed for a future modular card than can playback Hi-Res, but not a big deal as 99% of my collection are FLAC.

post #4319 of 5300
You might wanna look into the DX90 Soundbear. Not sure about the maturation of the OS (they share the same OS from what I understand) as the DX50's was rather problematic on 1.2.5 but hopefully things have cleared up by now. The DX90 clocks in at about $500 and packs 2 ESS Sabre DACs; definitely worth keepin an eye on just from a tech perspective as it could potentially sound very good
post #4320 of 5300
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You might wanna look into the DX90 Soundbear. Not sure about the maturation of the OS (they share the same OS from what I understand) as the DX50's was rather problematic on 1.2.5 but hopefully things have cleared up by now. The DX90 clocks in at about $500 and packs 2 ESS Sabre DACs; definitely worth keepin an eye on just from a tech perspective as it could potentially sound very good

Oh hell.
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