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  1. DecentLevi

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Saw someone else here mention about Senn. HD600 - I just 'upgraded' to the ATH r70x after a whopping 7 years with the HD600, along with nice silver aftermarket cable no less, and it makes the HD600 sound quite DULL and limp and like a toy that lacks transient attack and real lifelike vibrancy...
  2. DecentLevi

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    I also added a full copper shield because I think shielding plays a major role in optimal fidelity in audio cables. He also braided the 4 wires around a center core to reduce crosstalk. It's still on the way from Singapore so I can post again after trying with the r70x, but the seller above can...
  3. DecentLevi

    Poll:Aftermarket Qutest psu.

    Can you share the details of this custom cable (price, source, internal design photos, etc.)? And can you recommend any good 5v DC LPS? I'm thinking of getting the iFi iDefender and a DC LPS for the sending side (PC side) of my USB optical cable. My thinking is that even though the USB cable...
  4. DecentLevi

    Aliexpress cables

    PS - look at the insides of the Odin 2 AC cable, it's insane quality. If this isn't silver I wonder what it's made of.
  5. DecentLevi

    Aliexpress cables

    Can someone recommend which seller here to get an Odin 2 CRA coax cable? I found this one (from Getwire) but it says Odin Pure Silver, is that the same as Odin 2? Also is there an Odin 2 AC cable on sale? And 3.5mm to RCA cable? I'm thinking to go all Odin 2 this time around since I like it...
  6. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Thanks for your input folks. My Ultrasonic Studios amp is well crafted, and is never the culprit of heat, lukewarm is the hottest the transformers or chassis has ever gotten. Luckily the tubes are on the exterior. Just wondering if since my ambient air temperature is like 15° F hotter than...
  7. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    It's a hot summer here and no AC for me, up to 85(F) in my room. Is it necessary to have a fan blowing on the tubes if it's that hot? I'm assuming that's above the recommended ambient heat level for most tubes, so that's what I've been doing.
  8. DecentLevi

    Aliexpress cables

    There are several types with different wire thicknesses and both paper and redwood ground loop noise isolators, do you have a type to recommend? I'm actually looking for something to reduce hum that is in fact generated from within my tube amp itself (transformer or other components), and...
  9. DecentLevi

    Aliexpress cables

    @dougms3 I'm so glad you referred me to this thread! Discovering things I didn't even know about and I'm all about those little audio hacks or tricks. Looking into the Odin 2 and Odin gold AC cables. So far, my take is they're both outstanding and the Gold is somewhat warmer with the other being...
  10. DecentLevi

    Aliexpress cables

    Thanks. So is any seller with a gold Odin cable legit, or are certain sellers more likely to have the authentic version? And is there any opinion on the sound? Hopefully it is neutral and not colored too much
  11. DecentLevi

    Audio-GD DI-20

    I think purity of DC input makes a difference too. Worst case scenario I'll try another cable later.
  12. DecentLevi

    Aliexpress cables

    @dougms3 you referred me specifically to page 5 of this thread when I inquired about a good power cable for the DI20 (DDC from Audio-GD). I didn't seem to see any consensus on that page. Do you or anyone here have a recommendation sub-$100 for good sounding AC power cables? I did find a few...
  13. DecentLevi

    Audio-GD DI-20

    Brief update on my above posting about Alpha USB optical cable from Fibbr. I actually did get a response today after having ordered 2 days ago, and looks like it will be shipped early next week. If you can't get ahold of them feel free to let me know by PM.
  14. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Much of the enjoyment of my Ultrasonic Studios "Finyssey" (Odyssey-Infinity hybrid) in recent weeks has also been thanks to the choice of dampening I've settled on. Coming from a "large" set of Bright Star IsoNode plus 50 duro sorbothane sheet, I was already getting improved sound in several...
  15. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    I got an old favorite headphone I used to own, ATH (Audio Technica) r70x, thinking it would pair better with this beast of an amp than one I had years before. And BOY WAS I RIGHT!!! I make no reservations in saying this sound is downright MIRACULOUS! Coming from a Senn. HD-600 (even with silver...
  16. DecentLevi

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Yup, these are fantastic headphones and incredibly resolving, with what I'd call a unique sound signature - notably in the highs. It seems that while the treble response is detailed and extended, the tonality is slightly out of tune. But I sort of welcome this modestly off-kilter tonality for a...
  17. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    I've really got my mojo on now. Incoming yesterday was Chord Electronics Mojo 2. I'm getting a SPECTACULAR, even 3D experience, and this is a master of all aspects! Tried with headphones directly, but with the Finyssey amp the experience is taken to a full new level in every dimension. Coming...
  18. DecentLevi

    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    An amp "being sensitive to input cables" - that is a property of any good amp, but it's called being "resolving". My Mojo 2 is connected to a multi-thousand $$ tube amp from a boutique builder in Poland who's respected on these forums (link on last page) and there's nothing wrong with it. It's...
  19. DecentLevi

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Hey guys, I used to own an ATH R70x a few years ago, sold it... probably because of synergy issues with a low tier amp I had at the time. I have since had a significant amp upgrade, a monster custom tube amp with multiple gain settings. Would you recommend I still go with the R70x again, or does...
  20. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    I'm finally able to break out the GEC L63 (6J5) that have been waiting for a home since around 2019 when I got them, thanks to advice of (I think UT). These along with EL39 outputs both NOS or mint, on my unique revised Infinity-Odyssey (Finyssey :sweat_smile:) and the two simple (reversible)...
  21. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    UT you missed the point on this one. This no longer has anything to do with reducing audible noise or noise from hums. It is a trick I have found that to me improves fidelity, that works by reducing noise that is beyond the audible frequencies which has an interesting trickle-down effect of...
  22. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Hey guys, which new production, affordable KT88 tubes are the best? There's Shuguang, Gold Lion, JJ blue tube and Psvane although I'm not sure about the latter. @BzzzzzT mentioned about the Black Treasure KT88-Z which I believe are from Psvane. Are those your favorite and which have you tried?
  23. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    This is Finyssey or Infinity v2 that takes it closer to the Odyssey. There's 5 sockets: 2 output and 3 input sockets (2 output tubes and either 1 6SN7 class or 2 6J5 class), but tube types is something that can be negotiated with the designer Tomas. I have one 'health meter' for each tube, which...
  24. DecentLevi

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    I'm getting a spectacular, astute and well rounded sound from my "Finyssey" with this combo. RCA 6FQ7 (6CG7) with E88CC (6N23P) adapter and perfectly matched and flawless Tesla EL12 Spez for output tubes. Vivid, crisp, clean sound that is also full, vibrant and heavy hitting and big soundstage...
  25. DecentLevi

    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Hey guys I got a custom made RCA to 3.5mm cable for the coax data input for my upcoming Mojo 2, below. (BlueJeans Cable co.) But I later noticed most are being sold with 3-pin instead of 2 that mine has for the 3.5mm connection. I'm not sure why 3 pins are needed when the source has 2. Would...
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