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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Gentlemen,
- I wonder if the Alpha use the same conectors than AUDEZE ? In other words can I use cables designed for AUDEZE with it?

- Are there already someTOL third party câbles désigned for the Alpha that are Recommended and know to provide réal SQ upgrade ?

Thanks


the AD and audeze use different connectors, but some of the custom cable makers can make an adapter, allowing one cable to be used with both headphone types

i have a cable ordered from double helix cables coming, with the "triple threat" adapter, it'll fit on the alpha dog allowing me to use the cable with it, and the lcd-x

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the AD and audeze use different connectors, but some of the custom cable makers can make an adapter, allowing one câblé to be used with both headphone types
i have a cable ordered from double helix cables coming, with the "triple threat" adapter, it'll fit on the alpha dog allowing me to use the cable with it, and the lcd-x

Thanks a lot for the answer.

- Since you have the Alpha & the LCD-X CAN you tell me how their SQ compare ? Do you use the Alpha ONLY when you need isolation or are there some situation where you prefer the Alpha over the X even if you do not need isolation ?

- Does the double hélix câble really improve booth headphone ? Which double hélix câble did you bought (they have many flavour :-)

Thanks


( I have TH900, Roxane and waiting for my Alpha.  And... wondering about the X Since it it said to be such à Good match with the HUGO...   ;-)
Edited by bmichels - 5/2/14 at 7:33am
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The AD uses hi rose where the Audeze uses mini xlr. As Jay pointed out, you can use one cable with an adapter for both. Q Audio makes just such a cable and the adapters and I have tried them and recommend them highly. 

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Man that triple threat adapter is ridiculous. Anyone else know a better place to get one? 140 for an adapter seems like stealing to me.
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Man that triple threat adapter is ridiculous. Anyone else know a better place to get one? 140 for an adapter seems like stealing to me.
Welcome to the world of after-market cables wink.gif
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Man that triple threat adapter is ridiculous. Anyone else know a better place to get one? 140 for an adapter seems like stealing to me.

Ah, yeah, that's about what I paid for a high quality adaptor for some under the sink plumbing I did last year.  

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The sad part is , it probably cost 40 bucks all together.
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Thanks for information, I feel my fiio x5 and e12 shall drive my soon to be ordered alpha dogs.. However I shall get a lyr later on, for I want to play with tubes.
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These headphones have very satisfying bass :)

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The sad part is , it probably cost 40 bucks all together.

to be fair, a well-made cable does require time and a modicum of skill. litz braiding, while not difficult, is time-consuming. like with any kind of work done, the highest fee is the labor.  but yes, the parts cost is quite minimal. so maybe more should build their own cables...it's actually quite fun.

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to be fair, a well-made cable does require time and a modicum of skill. litz braiding, while not difficult, is time-consuming. like with any kind of work done, the highest fee is the labor.  but yes, the parts cost is quite minimal. so maybe more should build their own cables...it's actually quite fun.


ha I'm pretty useless when it come to building anything. Just dont have the crafting mindset.

 

 

on another note, I been talking to Christopher from Charleston cable company, he is making me another adapter, the one I have is going out. I do not think an adapter that is 3" long can make any major sound differences and guess what? its 60 bucks. We will see how it goes when I receive it, hopefully my old adapter will still work by then.

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ha I'm pretty useless when it come to building anything. Just dont have the crafting mindset.

 

 

on another note, I been talking to Christopher from Charleston cable company, he is making me another adapter, the one I have is going out. I do not think an adapter that is 3" long can make any major sound differences and guess what? its 60 bucks. We will see how it goes when I receive it, hopefully my old adapter will still work by then.

nice! glad you found someone to build you a cheaper adapter. i'm in the camp that doesn't think cables make much of an audible difference, but that's for another thread in another section of the forum. i build cables b/c of convenience (some cables are just too long or too heavy) and aesthetics. pretty cables just sound so much better! :wink_face:

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nice! glad you found someone to build you a cheaper adapter. i'm in the camp that doesn't think cables make much of an audible difference, but that's for another thread in another section of the forum. i build cables b/c of convenience (some cables are just too long or too heavy) and aesthetics. pretty cables just sound so much better! :wink_face:


i believe cables can make a subtle, not huge difference , but there is something to be said for looks, build quality, and ergonomics , i'd bought a single ended cheaper dhc of the classified thread

and was very impressed with its quality, so when i decided to get a balanced cable for my lcd-x, instead of getting a whole other cable for the alpha, the $140 was cheaper than buying a whole separate cable, a little less than half the cost of the cable i had gotten and its all the same wire.

so, my rational, i got two cables , very high build quality, looks, feels, for less than something from alo, moon, etc.

maybe one day i'll try to build some myself, i'd need to learn how to solder first, i haven't done that since i was a kid just messing around !

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Originally Posted by wahsmoh View Post
 

These headphones have very satisfying bass :)

 

Good to hear! I'm assuming you mean balanced ? :smile:

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

It wasn't possible to get a reliable finish, and there's no realistic way to repair imperfections after painting.  Since most parts have imperfections....

 

A quick update on deliveries.  We didn't quite get as many done today as hoped because we had a delivery of our black risers that had too many defects and they need to be redone.  Apologies, but a few people on/around the 6th may not ship until Wednesday next week.  However, I am pretty confident forecasting that by the end of next week we'll ship orders, black and red, placed up to around April 20.  

 

As a reminder, tomorrow to the end of the day Monday we will be out of the office and not shipping.  Shipments will resume Tuesday.

I hope you get to April 20 orders soon! I ordered mine on April 20th.

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