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post #5176 of 5525
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Originally Posted by bangkokkid View Post
 

The Wizard raises the bar yet again with these abstract and (appropriately) festive Kaiser 10.

On that HUGE bombshell, have a fabulous Friday and very relaxing weekend boys and girls.

 

 

these beauties are mine. they are actually really small since i have tiny ears. i dont wish to pass judgement on sound quality since they are less than 24 hours old at this point, but i think they are quite the genre master. 

 

A special thanks to Brannan for helping me when i was fretting about delivery times and my general indecisiveness

post #5177 of 5525
Beautifull, very nice.
My K-10 sound amazing in combo with the Hugo.

My focus now is on cables, would love to hear some advice from the forum members.
post #5178 of 5525

 

Listening to my favorite DT album with the K10 is amazing! Just can't get enough of its sound. Now I'm looking forward to compare the Noble 4 against the entire 1964 line up, Hidition NT6 and the UERM this weekend :D

post #5179 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Double Six View Post
My K-10 sound amazing in combo with the Hugo.

My focus now is on cables, would love to hear some advice from the forum members.

 

I'm still undecided between the Hugo and the AK's (AK120II and AK240). 

I hope the K10 will make the decision easier. With my SE846 the Hugo is unbeatable, but that might be due to the higher output impedance of the AK compared with the Hugo (2-3 Ω > 0.x Ω)...

post #5180 of 5525
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Originally Posted by nevin View Post
 

I'm curious what it looks like :-D

 

There you go... Those puppies have been delayed by customs, so I have to wait 2 more days... hope they'll make it before the weekend =)

 

 

 

 

 

Still I think with gold nuggets they would be more special, on the other hand I didn't want to wait for a re-built!

I'm getting more and more undecicive with every new version from the Wizard. I guess today I would pick a Wizard Design with Maple and Blue Gold cosmetic powder =) 

 

[Edit: It was the 10 post limitation which prevented me to post pictures earlier]


Edited by Bechti - 8/14/14 at 10:58am
post #5181 of 5525

Not wishing to quote with pictures, but those look stunning.  Bet those 2 days are going to seem like an eternity...

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Begged them to take care picking the wood... It payd off wink.gif and yes two days are unbearable wink.gif
post #5183 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Bechti View Post
 

 

There you go... Those puppies have been delayed by customs, so I have to wait 2 more days... hope they'll make it before the weekend =)

 

 

 

 

 

Still I think with gold nuggets they would be more special, on the other hand I didn't want to wait for a re-built!

I'm getting more and more undecicive with every new version of the Wizard. I guess today I would pick a Wizard Design with Maple and Blue Gold cosmetic powder =) 

 

[Edit: It was the 10 post limitation which prevented me to post pictures earlier]


Those wooden designs are beautiful. Hope you don't mind my copying an image b/c I may want to choose it as my design. Is that okay?

post #5184 of 5525

I am strongly considering buying the LH Geek Wave XD128 when it becomes available and I have and am enjoying the X5 now. I am also planning to purchase the K10 in November but I'm wondering whether I should order the K10 with balanced cable components.

Now, if I wind up though, not with the XD128 b/c the predicted product did not come about for some reason, but rather with the X7 later on without, say,  balanced output design, my guess is that maybe I should opt for unbalanced for the K10 since I could use the XD128 unbalanced by choice.

 

You see, I'm planning to order the K10 first, so I am wondering if there's any way around this dilemma. I ask b/c I don't know very much about balanced vs. not balanced. I just know, basically, that balanced is more complex but may offer better sound quality. I also perceive that there are extra wire connections for balanced that would change the outputs on the K10, correct?

I think, based on what I know now, that once I order one way or the other, that I'll be stuck with whichever I choose and to change it, I would have to get the K10 re-shelled if I later want balanced.

Can anyone offer another view on this?

post #5185 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Bechti View Post

Begged them to take care picking the wood... It payd off wink.gif and yes two days are unbearable wink.gif

I think I like them better without the nuggets.  They exude class and elegance!  But I'm an old man talking!

post #5186 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post

I am strongly considering buying the LH Geek Wave XD128 when it becomes available and I have and am enjoying the X5 now. I am also planning to purchase the K10 in November but I'm wondering whether I should order the K10 with balanced cable components.
Now, if I wind up though, not with the XD128 b/c the predicted product did not come about for some reason, but rather with the X7 later on without, say,  balanced output design, my guess is that maybe I should opt for unbalanced for the K10 since I could use the XD128 unbalanced by choice.

You see, I'm planning to order the K10 first, so I am wondering if there's any way around this dilemma. I ask b/c I don't know very much about balanced vs. not balanced. I just know, basically, that balanced is more complex but may offer better sound quality. I also perceive that there are extra wire connections for balanced that would change the outputs on the K10, correct?
I think, based on what I know now, that once I order one way or the other, that I'll be stuck with whichever I choose and to change it, I would have to get the K10 re-shelled if I later want balanced.
Can anyone offer another view on this?

All you need is a change of cable to get balanced mate. With a balanced cable you'll be able to playoff balanced sources, to play on unbalanced sources, get an adaptor and you'll be fine.

You can't do it the other way around tho
post #5187 of 5525
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Originally Posted by angelo898 View Post

All you need is a change of cable to get balanced mate. With a balanced cable you'll be able to playoff balanced sources, to play on unbalanced sources, get an adaptor and you'll be fine.

You can't do it the other way around tho


Or just order an extra cable when u order the k10

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #5188 of 5525

I am strongly considering buying the LH Geek Wave XD128 when it becomes available and I have and am enjoying the X5 now. I am also planning to purchase the K10 in November but I'm wondering whether I should order the K10 with balanced cable components.

Now, if I wind up though, not with the XD128 b/c the predicted product did not come about for some reason, but rather with the X7 later on without, say,  balanced output design, my guess is that maybe I should opt for unbalanced for the K10 since I could use the XD128 unbalanced by choice.

You see, I'm planning to order the K10 first, so I am wondering if there's any way around this dilemma. I ask b/c I don't know very much about balanced vs. not balanced. I just know, basically, that balanced is more complex but may offer better sound quality. I also perceive that there are extra wire connections for balanced that would change the outputs on the K10, correct?

I think, based on what I know now, that once I order one way or the other, that I'll be stuck with whichever I choose and to change it, I would have to get the K10 re-shelled if I later want balanced.

Can anyone offer another view on this?

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Originally Posted by angelo898 View Post


All you need is a change of cable to get balanced mate. With a balanced cable you'll be able to playoff balanced sources, to play on unbalanced sources, get an adaptor and you'll be fine.

You can't do it the other way around tho


Thank you for responding to my question about balanced/unbalanced. I have been wondering about this subject for some time, having heard about them as long as I've been on this site, which is almost 4 years.


Edited by Ripvanlink - 8/13/14 at 8:35pm
post #5189 of 5525
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post


Or just order an extra cable when u order the k10


Thanks. when I get around to it, I will order an extra cable. Thank you, Noble Audio for your wizardry and don't let Scientism get yer goat.

post #5190 of 5525
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Originally Posted by angelo898 View Post


All you need is a change of cable to get balanced mate. With a balanced cable you'll be able to playoff balanced sources, to play on unbalanced sources, get an adaptor and you'll be fine.

You can't do it the other way around tho


Thanks for that detail. It is good to know and now that I know, it's good, mate.

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