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post #151 of 281
Picked up two balanced cables from Ted for the AK240, one for my Noble FR IEMs and one for Enigma headphones. Both have been received about a week after placing the order. Very pleased. Fair pricing, excellent communication and a very appealing lead time. Had a cable order in the past where I completely had forgotten about it by the time it arrived. The fact that Ted does fast work is something I value highly.
post #152 of 281
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Originally Posted by HideousPride View Post

Picked up two balanced cables from Ted for the AK240, one for my Noble FR IEMs and one for Enigma headphones. Both have been received about a week after placing the order. Very pleased. Fair pricing, excellent communication and a very appealing lead time. Had a cable order in the past where I completely had forgotten about it by the time it arrived. The fact that Ted does fast work is something I value highly.
Same experience I had. Totally trustworthy.
post #153 of 281

Ordered a balanced SPC cable for my Shure 846's and a silver IC a few days ago. 

 

I just received my Protector today and am patiently waiting for these wonderful cables :)

post #154 of 281
Pepito you are in for an incredible sonic experience. I have both the Protector and Lightning with the 846 and Ted's superb cables and interconnects.
post #155 of 281
What is the protector?
post #156 of 281
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What is the protector?

It's an amp, Ray Samuels Audio - Protector.
post #157 of 281
Ahhhh thanks. I have a Hornet for 7-8 years. He makes good stuff.
post #158 of 281
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

What is the protector?

The Lightning and Protector are Ray Samuels balanced amplifiers. The Protector has both a single and balanced output where the Lightning is only balanced output.

p.s. It was Ted Allen a year ago who recommended Ray Samuels amps to me and even sold me my RSA Protector.
Edited by spook76 - 5/13/14 at 6:41pm
post #159 of 281
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Pepito you are in for an incredible sonic experience. I have both the Protector and Lightning with the 846 and Ted's superb cables and interconnects.

I've been saving my pennies for years to experience it :)

post #160 of 281
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I've been saving my pennies for years to experience it smily_headphones1.gif

Trust me it is worth it. After you go balanced you cannot go back to single output. My advice is to keep Ted's email as every new headphone or IEM you purchase you are going to want a balanced cable to go with it.
post #161 of 281
I want to start my post by beginning with a Sincere Thanks to a great businessman - Thanks Ted Allen!


EXPERIENCE:

One of the first thing to affect customer perception is customer service and the transaction process. Ted gets it right-

1. If you are new to headphones/IEMs and are not even sure what you need from cable type, connector type, cable length and so on, you are kindly educated and provded with the details regarding exactly what your options are. This is a great service so that when your cable arrives you don't have to worry about ordering the wrong thing.
2. Speed to order-fulfillment. I read stories of people spending good money only to wait, wait,wait and wait some more. I had my cables in about 1 week both times I ordered. Not only did my cables come in as promised, but I was sent the tracking number without having to ask for it. I know this seems like a no-brainer but I am amazed how few small businesses do this. Kudos Ted!
3. Problem resolution. I have never had a problem except my own user error and Ted was kind enough to help me figure out what I had done wrong...then we both shared a laugh.
4. Value- It is a stunning value. If anyting, I think Ted should charge more for his product...scratch that smily_headphones1.gif The carbon fiber y connecter and plug look very high end. The cable itself is beautifully made and nice pearly silver/white look to it. It is more flexible than the stock 846 or westone cable as well.



SOUND:

I am using RSA intruder and have both the silver cable and the new reference Silver Litz cable from Ted in balanced format. Right now I have the Litz connected to my 846SE and the standard silver cable connected to my W60.

1. Balanced Litz compared to stock with single ended- This is a massive upgrade. I feel like this is in the range of a 25-30% sound improvement. The regular non-Litz cable from Ted was around 20% improvement vs stock.
2. The soundstage becomes more holographic and extends further beyond the earphone. Big difference.
3. The speed and attack of the music is vastly improved. I notice that bass and mid bass do tighten up.
4. A little more air on the top end without becoming analytical or bright. I hate analytical sound so Ted got this just right.
5. I don't get any microphonics to speak of when walking around with the cable.

The new Litz cable is a massive success! Thanks again Ted!

My older regular silver cable from Ted is on the Left. The new reference Litz cable is on the right side of the picture. Can you see that cool carbon fiber connecter?!?

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Edited by M Coupe - 5/23/14 at 12:10pm
post #162 of 281
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Originally Posted by M Coupe View Post

I want to start my post by beginning with a Sincere Thanks to a great businessman - Thanks Ted Allen!


EXPERIENCE:

One of the first thing to affect customer perception is customer service and the transaction process. Ted gets it right-

1. If you are new to headphones/IEMs and are not even sure what you need from cable type, connector type, cable length and so on, you are kindly educated and provded with the details regarding exactly what your options are. This is a great service so that when your cable arrives you don't have to worry about ordering the wrong thing.
2. Speed to order-fulfillment. I read stories of people spending good money only to wait, wait,wait and wait some more. I had my cables in about 1 week both times I ordered. Not only did my cables come in as promised, but I was sent the tracking number without having to ask for it. I know this seems like a no-brainer but I am amazed how few small businesses do this. Kudos Ted!
3. Problem resolution. I have never had a problem except my own user error and Ted was kind enough to help me figure out what I had done wrong...then we both shared a laugh.
4. Value- It is a stunning value. If anyting, I think Ted should charge more for his product...scratch that smily_headphones1.gif The carbon fiber y connecter and plug look very high end. The cable itself is beautifully made and nice pearly silver/white look to it. It is more flexible than the stock 846 or westone cable as well.



SOUND:

I am using RSA intruder and have both the silver cable and the new reference Silver Litz cable from Ted in balanced format. Right now I have the Litz connected to my 846SE and the standard silver cable connected to my W60.

1. Balanced Litz compared to stock with single ended- This is a massive upgrade. I feel like this is in the range of a 25-30% sound improvement. The regular non-Litz cable from Ted was around 20% improvement vs stock.
2. The soundstage becomes more holographic and extends further beyond the earphone. Big difference.
3. The speed and attack of the music is vastly improved. I notice that bass and mid bass do tighten up.
4. A little more air on the top end without becoming analytical or bright. I hate analytical sound so Ted got this just right.
5. I don't get any microphonics to speak of when walking around with the cable.

The new Litz cable is a massive success! Thanks again Ted!

My older regular silver cable from Ted is on the Left. The new reference Litz cable is on the right side of the picture. Can you see that cool carbon fiber connecter?!?

http://s7.postimg.org/c93dghufd/litz.jpg

litz.jpg

What a great post! Cogent, empirical, exactly my experience with Ted and his cables.

post #163 of 281
I'm newish to audiophile IEMs and had been looking for a replacement for my Shure 535SE cable that had started to fail on the right side it finally gave up the ghost on Thursday. Ordered a 25.5 AWG silver cable looking forward to hearing the difference in quality and actually being able to use my Shure's again lol. Service was excellent wasn't originally sure what I needed or even what to exactly ask for. Ted was quite patient with me and exchanged quite a few emails over the week with me explaining everything so am very pleased. Was originally going to go for a copper cable but decided to take a plunge and go for a silver one. Will post images and my impressions when I receive it is nice to see that good customer service is still important to some sellers I honestly thought it might have disappeared.
Edited by enapace - 5/25/14 at 7:33am
post #164 of 281
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I'm newish to audiophile IEMs and had been looking for a replacement for my Shure 535SE cable that had started to fail on the right side it finally gave up the ghost on Thursday. Ordered a 25.5 AWG silver cable looking forward to hearing the difference in quality and actually being able to use my Shure's again lol. Service was excellent wasn't originally sure what I needed or even what to exactly ask for. Ted was quite patient with me and exchanged quite a few emails over the week with me explaining everything so am very pleased. Was originally going to go for a copper cable but decided to take a plunge and go for a silver one. Will post images and my impressions when I receive it is nice to see that good customer service is still important to some sellers I honestly thought it might have disappeared.

You made a excellent choice, IMO.

post #165 of 281

It seems that Ted has decided that the kind of person he wants to be is one of trust, honesty and ethical behavior, regardless of "cost". The result is superior customer service.

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