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I believe the only sonic difference between the original Leo and the BE Leo lies in the PSquared plug. Everything else is the same, except in a matte black scheme.



The Black Edition Leonidas is a special edition Leonidas equipped with black hardware and a PSquared plug. It’s all sold out now, unfortunately. :D
Thanks for the answer. Leanring as I go, lol... Now to figure out the best wiht the Phantom...Janus D or Leonidas. Been told that the Leonidas may be the best, but I loved teh Janus D. Decisions, Decisions. lol....:wink:
 
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4.4mm, We've decided to work with Pentaconn for the premium offering, albeit it not being called PSquared (Palladium/Platinum), we do have a pentaconn collab alternative :) ~ We will launch a re-termination program soon for current owners to reterminate into the PSquared superior terminations with EA Ferrite Guard.

-Eric
No news yet about the program?
 
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Leonidas black is from a few years back iirc, I knew about it after they were all sold (limited edition)

I'm not sure, I can't find much documentation on it
Few years back? I thought was just release late last year? Around Xmas period I think
 
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Thanks for the answer. Leanring as I go, lol... Now to figure out the best wiht the Phantom...Janus D or Leonidas. Been told that the Leonidas may be the best, but I loved teh Janus D. Decisions, Decisions. lol....:wink:
How about M4L4?(Mars4wLeonidas4w)
 
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Few years back? I thought was just release late last year? Around Xmas period I think
actually, yeah you're right, I only learned about it recently
 
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Is anyone able to shed light on the soundstage of the Leonidas Black Limited Edition vs an Ares II 8-Wire (or any of the other 8-Wires, really)?
 
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This looks so cool and the sound sig is very interesting? I didn't know they could do something like that. How much was it? I wonder how it compares to the Janus D? Sounds like that signature a bit???
Hey Pete, the Leonidas+Ares II is available for audition at e-earphone along with the regular cables and other bespoke including the Leonidas+Thor II and Mars+Leonidas. They also now have the Janus but I haven't auditioned that yet! If you've auditioned or indeed have the Lionheart, it's a stunning cable - refined, beautiful tone, balanced across frequency bands, wide soundstage with the ability to seemingly pull detail from one side of the universe, nice sparkle and a decay that trails forever. The Lionheart is sublime with female vocals. Ok enough praise.

I purchased the Leonidas+Ares II because I wanted something truly different. The price was the same as the Lionheart, so here in Japan it's JPY 60,000. If I were to compare the Leonidas+Ares II to the Lionheart the differences are quite obvious. The L+A II has increased resolution and excellent micro dynamics, it's like lifting a veil from the Lionheart. The bass is warmer and more rhythmic, and the treble is smoother but doesn't have the sparkle of the Lionheart. The soundstage is narrower yet deeper, while the note decay is shorter.

So what does this mean? Well I appreciate the resolution lift and bass warmth, even if it's at the cost of the beautiful tone and extended note decay of the Lionheart. It also seems to be better for longer listening sessions probably from the smoother treble, and I often catch myself lost in the music and tapping my feet. For me, the L+A II works well with male vocals and rock music like Kings of Leon and Dire Straits.

I'll try and audition the Janus cables next week. It's Golden Week in Japan at the moment and e earphone is packed with everyone on holidays.
 
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hello, does the 4.4mm plug exists in Pquared ? And how much does it cost to reterminate a cable?
 
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Hey Pete, the Leonidas+Ares II is available for audition at e-earphone along with the regular cables and other bespoke including the Leonidas+Thor II and Mars+Leonidas. They also now have the Janus but I haven't auditioned that yet! If you've auditioned or indeed have the Lionheart, it's a stunning cable - refined, beautiful tone, balanced across frequency bands, wide soundstage with the ability to seemingly pull detail from one side of the universe, nice sparkle and a decay that trails forever. The Lionheart is sublime with female vocals. Ok enough praise.

I purchased the Leonidas+Ares II because I wanted something truly different. The price was the same as the Lionheart, so here in Japan it's JPY 60,000. If I were to compare the Leonidas+Ares II to the Lionheart the differences are quite obvious. The L+A II has increased resolution and excellent micro dynamics, it's like lifting a veil from the Lionheart. The bass is warmer and more rhythmic, and the treble is smoother but doesn't have the sparkle of the Lionheart. The soundstage is narrower yet deeper, while the note decay is shorter.

So what does this mean? Well I appreciate the resolution lift and bass warmth, even if it's at the cost of the beautiful tone and extended note decay of the Lionheart. It also seems to be better for longer listening sessions probably from the smoother treble, and I often catch myself lost in the music and tapping my feet. For me, the L+A II works well with male vocals and rock music like Kings of Leon and Dire Straits.

I'll try and audition the Janus cables next week. It's Golden Week in Japan at the moment and e earphone is packed with everyone on holidays.
Wow, great write up and thanks! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Janus D vs the others. :wink:....
 
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hello, does the 4.4mm plug exists in Pquared ? And how much does it cost to reterminate a cable?
No P squared in 4.4mm. See post 1982 above.
 
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Does anyone know how long repairs take?
 
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Sorry guys, I've been away for awhile. Busy prep works for Munich High End! We'll be exhibiting so loads of things to prepare for ~

No news yet about the program?
Hey buddy, We're not ready to launch full scale yet. The reason for the delay is mainly due to our production capacity. If we were to launch a full-scale retermination upgrade program, i fear that all existing orders and new orders lead time would be delayed quite significantly. However, as i've noticed that you've inquired about this program on multiple occasions, if you could write me a mail, i'll make some special arrangements and advise you further :)

How about M4L4?(Mars4wLeonidas4w)
You mean... This? :wink: Well, until recently, not much people know about this secret 'Bespoke' product. Unlikely you'll find any feed backs here ; that is until @Deezel177 reviews it *winks*
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Is anyone able to shed light on the soundstage of the Leonidas Black Limited Edition vs an Ares II 8-Wire (or any of the other 8-Wires, really)?
@WayneWoondirts can possibly help. He has the Leonidas Black and will be having the Ares II 8wire in a jiffy!

hello, does the 4.4mm plug exists in Pquared ? And how much does it cost to reterminate a cable?
For PSquared in 4.4, we use the Pentaconn Collab 4.4mm

Does anyone know how long repairs take?
Likely 3-7 days upon receipt of cables.

And can I send in my lionheart cable to be re terminated to new pentaconn connector :L3000:
Send me a mail and we'll chat :)

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Hello All,

I have a pair of Noble Dulce Bass and was wondering which of the cables would lift the veil on the highs maybe open up the soundstage more and keep that visceral bass sound I love.
 
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