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I actually just ordered a OCC SPC cable from Ted just about an hour ago, and was he a stellar guy. I have been out of a cable for a few weeks, and I requested express shipping and said he should be able to get them sent by today. I just can't wait.

post #137 of 246
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Originally Posted by Bound View Post
 

I actually just ordered a OCC SPC cable from Ted just about an hour ago, and was he a stellar guy. I have been out of a cable for a few weeks, and I requested express shipping and said he should be able to get them sent by today. I just can't wait.


enjoy it when it arrives. :wink_face:

post #138 of 246
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Review of Headphone Lounge's new Reference OCC Silver Litz Cable

When my friend Ted Allen told me he was adding an OCC silver litz cable to his line up, I knew that I had to hear it for myself.

For those who may not know "litz" is a process where each individual wire in a cable in enameled to insulate each wire from each other. Litz wire eliminates the "skin effect" and "proximity effect" both of which reduce the loss of signal strength.

For those who are interested in the science behind litz wire, a simple explanation can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litz_wire

Now for the question of how do they sound. I have been struggling for a couple of days to describe the sonic aspects of the Reference OCC Silver Litz Cable, hereafter I will just call them Reference Cables. The questions I asked myself throughout listening to the Reference Cable is the soundstage wider, is the clarity improved and is the overall tonality across the frequency spectrum greater. The easy answer is yes but the Reference Cable is more than the sum of its parts. The only way to do justice to the sound is to analogize them to when I updated my musical library from 320kbps to FLAC and ALAC. The Reference Cables immerse you in the music without coloration and bring a dynamic to music I never knew I was missing very similar to when I upgraded my music library to FLAC files.

I own the OCC silver plated copper and OCC pure silver cables from Headphone Lounge and the Reference Cables are simply the best I have ever heard.

Equipment used:

Shure SE846
Shure SE535

iPod Touch 5th Generation as a source
RSA Protector balanced amplifier
RSA F-35 The Lightning balanced amplifier

Music used: FLAC and ALAC files.

Disclosure: The Reference Cables I reviewed were purchased from Headphone Lounge with a 10% discount available to all prior customers.

 

Good review.  So, I gather the differences you hear between the Litz and OCC silver on your IEMs are not subtle?  Have you also tried silver cables from Ted on full-sized HPs?  I just got a silver OCC for my HD650. Nice improvement; added more "grit" at both ends, without abolishing the warmth and sweetness. Should I dive for the Litz? I'm not after subtle changes anymore.

Thanks.

post #139 of 246
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post

Good review.  So, I gather the differences you hear between the Litz and OCC silver on your IEMs are not subtle?  Have you also tried silver cables from Ted on full-sized HPs?  I just got a silver OCC for my HD650. Nice improvement; added more "grit" at both ends, without abolishing the warmth and sweetness. Should I dive for the Litz? I'm not after subtle changes anymore.
Thanks.

I have never tried OCC silver on full sized headphones. Comparing the Reference Cable to Ted's OCC silver with IEMs the changes are subtle. More dynamic with great bass impact but not night and day.

However, of you are coming from silver played copper, copper or stock cables the difference is dramatic. It is like a veil is lifted off the music.
post #140 of 246

More props for Ted.  This UE IEM cable is my 3rd purchase from him, after a UE dual 3-pin XLR balanced cable and TRS to speaker prong adapter.

 

Super cool dude, good prices, great quality.  Mahalo bruddah!

 

 

post #141 of 246
I need to amend my earlier review of the Reference Cables. I had loaned out my new Reference Cables to a fellow Head-Fier (M Coupe) for a week and today is the first time I listened to my portable rig with both the Reference Cables and OCC silver litz 3.5mm interconnects.

The synergy of all OCC silver litz wire with my rig was stunning. I was listening to "Supper's Ready" by Genesis, a song I have heard maybe a thousand times and I have never heard such clarity and instrument separation before with my IEMs. I sat in my chair paralyzed as the music enveloped me. I amend my comparison of OCC silver to OCC silver litz to say, it is a dramatic difference no but it is more than a subtle improvement.

Below is a picture of my portable rig.
post #142 of 246
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

I need to amend my earlier review of the Reference Cables. I had loaned out my new Reference Cables to a fellow Head-Fier (M Coupe) for a week and today is the first time I listened to my portable rig with both the Reference Cables and OCC silver litz 3.5mm interconnects.

The synergy of all OCC silver litz wire with my rig was stunning. I was listening to "Supper's Ready" by Genesis, a song I have heard maybe a thousand times and I have never heard such clarity and instrument separation before with my IEMs. I sat in my chair paralyzed as the music enveloped me. I amend my comparison of OCC silver to OCC silver litz to say, it is a dramatic difference no but it is more than a subtle improvement.

Below is a picture of my portable rig.

Great to hear! I order a balanced litz cable configuration for my Noble 6's in my AK240. I can't wait for my cables to come in. 

post #143 of 246
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Great to hear! I order a balanced litz cable configuration for my Noble 6's in my AK240. I can't wait for my cables to come in. 

Congratulations. Please post pictures and your impressions.
post #144 of 246

I bought a Litz silver 4 wire cable for my LCD 3 from Ted.  He made it and shipped it within a few days.  It cost $250.  It sounds exactly like a $1,100 silver 12 wire cable I bought from another seller. 

 

Workmanship was very good.  

post #145 of 246
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post

I bought a Litz silver 4 wire cable for my LCD 3 from Ted.  He made it and shipped it within a few days.  It cost $250.  It sounds exactly like a $1,100 silver 12 wire cable I bought from another seller. 

Workmanship was very good.  

Any pictures?
post #146 of 246

I don't have time to take pics.- But it looks good- 4 nicely braided silver wires..

post #147 of 246
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post

I bought a Litz silver 4 wire cable for my LCD 3 from Ted.  He made it and shipped it within a few days.  It cost $250.  It sounds exactly like a $1,100 silver 12 wire cable I bought from another seller. 

Workmanship was very good.  
I did too and had the same experience. Doesn't get any better than Ted.
post #148 of 246

Another happy litz silver cable owner here. Using them with my UM Mentors balanced out from the AK240. 

post #149 of 246
Just ordered a new Salmon colored case for my AK-240. Might have to order up one of his Silver Litz cables, you guys are raving about.
post #150 of 246
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Just ordered a new Salmon colored case for my AK-240. Might have to order up one of his Silver Litz cables, you guys are raving about.
I highly recommend you complete the listening experience by ordering a balanced silver Litz from Ted. It does make a difference.
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