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post #46 of 698
/winces at the title of dcg's last post
post #47 of 698
Hey DCG-
How about first impressions???
I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered!
post #48 of 698
Thread Starter 
Yay! My VD Reference ICs with cryo treatment and something else called "ProTecX treatment" came today back from its vacation in Alaska! This will retail at $600 but i got a break on a demo pair.

Like the power cables, these things are thick and heavy. Build is great with locking WBT's. I opened them up to check out the soldering inside. Wow! Very nice. You can see that the copper used in this cable is THICK! At least I was able to bend these (they maintain the shape you give them) and get them installed with a bit less fuss than the Power 3's. Outer covering on the cables is off-white/silvery soft mesh that's more attractive than it sounds.

When I've had a chance to listen, I'll give my impressions here or in a separate thread.

markl
post #49 of 698
Well, this is disappointing. I managed to free up an outlet in my apartment, and thanks to the moron who painted over all the outlets, I couldn't get the damn Power 3 cord in! Tried several outlets, no luck with any of them. I'm pissed.

At any rate, the only option presently available to me is it plug the power 3 into the crappy power strip I'm using. I'm hesistant to make observations in this configuration, as there seems to be little point to having a good pc plugged into a crappy surge protector. In the limited listening I've done, I haven't really noticed any discernible differences, though obviously this could be the result of my less-than-perfect current configuration. It could also mean that the Cambridge isn't "high-end" enough to benefit from a better cable. I haven't tried the cable plugged into the ZOTL, but certainly will when I'm able to plug the pc directly into an outlet. I'll likely be stopping by Hirsch's place this weekend, and from what I hear Dusty may be coming as well, so I hope to get their impressions.
post #50 of 698
Thread Starter 
dcg,
What a bummer man. No, I'm not sure that plugging them in to the power strip is a way to make them "shine" .

I know you're in no mood to hear this right now, but this might be the ideal time to get yourself a Monster Power conditioner. I have the new 1100 and have my Power 3's plugged into that and that combo works great.

Anyway, I'm equally blown away with VD's Reference ICs as I was with the Power 3's. My system LOVES these cables. All of the items on the list of areas of improvement I noted about the Power 3's apply to the Refernce cryo as well. These things soundstage like it's a Cecil B. DeMille wide-screen epic. I've now started hearing sounds emmanating from *behind me*. Bass galore. The sound is somehow more forceful and substantial across the spectrum beyond just the bass. You really see into the recording with these cables.


markl
post #51 of 698
Mark,

I've actually got a Panamax Max 1000+ back at home. I graduate on the 18th and should be home a day or two after, so I'll likely have to wait until then to really see whether I'll hear a difference with my equipment.
post #52 of 698
dcg, I just got my silver plated AC Outlet from Bolder Cable where it sells for about $30. It might be a quick fix to your problem.
post #53 of 698
pigmode - good idea, but like I said I'm on my way out of this apartment in a couple of weeks, so it's not really worth it. I'll just have to be patient, I suppose.
post #54 of 698

Is that VD in your box or are you just glad to see me?

My new VD Power 3 cable arrived today. My oh my that thing is HUGE!!! I need to quit getting this stuff delivered to my office!Once again, a new toy that I will have to look at all day and wonder how good it will sound when I get home.

BTW, holding off on my review until I get the cable installed and a Sylvania 5751 black plate.


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post #55 of 698

Re: Is that VD in your box or are you just glad to see me?

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Originally posted by 2 channel

BTW, holding off on my review until I get the cable installed and a Sylvania 5751 black plate.


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Do one at a time! Otherwise, how will you know which one made the most difference?
post #56 of 698
Thread Starter 
I agree with dcg. Give us your first impressions of the Power 3!

markl
post #57 of 698
2 channel -- lemme guess...rolled off highs, lack of detail, and bloated bass.
post #58 of 698
I am doing one at a time, I have been taking notes thus far, will take new notes w/ same material for the p3, and still more notes w/ same material for 5751, then post it all as a comparative review.

Moogoesthecow:

Quacksaystheduck says you couldn't be moore incorrect up to this point.

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post #59 of 698
Just got mine. They also made a mistake and are sending me a second cable. (sigh)
post #60 of 698
What mistake did they make?
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