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post #91 of 698
OMG, did you get the standard power 3 ($50) or the Cryo version ($75) ? I think Hirsch needs some of those VD Audition Cords, very tempting to try, if only they weren't so big/stiff.....
post #92 of 698
Just the standard.
post #93 of 698
Damn, I want one of those cords... but I don't have the space! (I have maybe 6" of clearance behind my MG Head...)
post #94 of 698
Look what just arrived....................

VD Signature
post #95 of 698
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Originally posted by DarkAngel
Look what just arrived....................

VD Signature
Wow, those look like they might be pretty stiff too, particularly around the connectors.
post #96 of 698
Dave
I think Mark's description of "giant pipe cleaner" is good, since Sigs will hold any shape you bend with little spring back, bends need to be somewhat large but I think it will work for me. You can tell there is a lot of metal in these as they are very heavy for 1 meter pair........also no direction marking on cable and no instructions so I guess a call is in order to determine proper orientation when connecting in system.
post #97 of 698
Thread Starter 
DarkAngel,
i had the same question about directionality. Rick says his cables are non-directional, but he recommended that you place them in the direction of the lettering on the cable just to be safe and always replace them in the same direction as when you burned them in if you remove them. BTW: Those green dots indicate they were cryo-ed, not necessarily directionality.

markl
post #98 of 698
Thread Starter 
Wow, great pic. Really shows the quality of the cable. That satiny outer jacket is soft to the touch. I see yours say "cryo" right on there. Mine just has green dots.

BTW: Did Rick happen to explain to you the diff between the Reference and the Sig?



I give up, I can't make the pic copy into here.

markl
post #99 of 698
Quote:
Originally posted by markl
DarkAngel,
i had the same question about directionality. Rick says his cables are non-directional, but he recommended that you place them in the direction of the lettering on the cable just to be safe and always replace them in the same direction as when you burned them in if you remove them. BTW: Those green dots indicate they were cryo-ed, not necessarily directionality.
markl
HG Silver Laces also originally had no direction markings, new ones now do. That answers my question and is what I suspected,
I will carefully apply some small self stick dots with arrows when I install and break in cables so in the future when I move them I can re-connect with proper direction established by previous break in process.

Really the Audition - Reference - Signature ICs are similar designs but each higher model has greater amounts of dynamic filtering capability, didn't get into too much detail here.
post #100 of 698
Just a quick update on my impressions of the power 3 - I dropped off a couple of cables at Hirsch's tonight and took a quick listen to the virtual dynamics on the ZOTL vs the Melos with stock cord (stock cord isn't removeable on the Melos.)

Differences were immediately apparent - to me, the Melos sounded grainier, the ZOTL much more airy. Contrary to my intial impressions, bass was far from bloated or sloppy. Whether this is due to burn in or due to the fact that the power 3 just sounds better with the ZOTL than the Hap-02 I don't know, though I tend to believe it's burn in, as Hirsch noted bloated bass with the ZOTL at first.
post #101 of 698
The captive power cord on the SHA-1 is a problem, it now appears. The Melos had almost caught up with the ZOTL sonically, IMO, but the Power 3 has the ZOTL pulling away again. Bass response was initially bloated, but has tightened up again. As the cord burns in, the sense that the image is clearer remains. There is still a sense of greater bass extension. A really impressive improvement!

The next two Power 3's have gone to my Sony 9000ES and Outlaw 950, just tonight. Initial impression of very heavy handed bass, but still there's a greater sense of detail. The Sony has always had a lean midrange, IMO, and the Outlaw to date has had a very dry sound playing music, so much so that I've been playing around with keeping a separate preamp for music. I think I can put that to rest now, if the Power 3 burns in as well as it sounds now. Midrange is now fleshed out. Voices have body to them. However, the high end and bass extension remain better than the previous cord (Absolute Power Cord...much better than normal stock cable). So far, I'm putting these cables as early in the chain as I can. Will they help out with power amps? Hmmmm...
post #102 of 698
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Originally posted by Hirsch
The captive power cord on the SHA-1 is a problem, it now appears. The Melos had almost caught up with the ZOTL sonically, IMO, but the Power 3 has the ZOTL pulling away again.
Yes it is, I have mentioned before that whenever you send Sony players in for any mod first thing they do is toss the captive generic AC cord and install IEC recepticle to allow aftermarket cord.

Have you figured out how to connect Power 3 to small headphone amp without pulling it off shelf?

Well there is only one logical thing to do.......someone must order the VD Audition cord, any volunteers? Hirsch?

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Will they help out with power amps? Hmmmm...
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Is the pope catholic? heh,heh,heh
post #103 of 698
Thread Starter 
"Well there is only one logical thing to do.......someone must order the VD Audition cord, any volunteers?"

Believe me, they're calling my name. I want I want I want I want....

markl
post #104 of 698
Too late now

Took 1/2 hour on phone with Ric to negotiate deal on two demo
VD Reference AC cords.........more to come.

BTW he said none of the VD cords have "rotating" plugs, but Auditon, Reference, and Signature are easier to bend like ICs and hold thier shape.
post #105 of 698
Quote:
Originally posted by DarkAngel
Well there is only one logical thing to do.......someone must order the VD Audition cord, any volunteers? Hirsch?
I was innocently sitting at my desk minding my own business when I felt an enormous pain in my wallet. Looking at DarkAngel's post, it was at the exact time DarkAngel hit "submit reply" ...
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