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Feb 28, 2021 at 10:55 AM Post #4,846 of 5,531
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Another shot of my current setup: Shanling M8 => Leo II Octa => Elysium

I am in awe of the synergy of this setup, which was given its final bit of perfecting shine with the addition of the Leo. I have never been a big cable guy and bought this resigned that it may turn out to be a purely aesthetic upgrade. Turns out that is not the case-- it takes everything great about the M8 and Ely combo and refines it to perfection and listening to it feels like immersing myself into a river of bliss that's exceedingly difficult to get out of.

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Was going to buy the EA Onyx but found a pair of second hand Code 51's for a discount I couldn't pass up. Will be my first pair of EA cables. Will be pairing them with my LH Oscar XXI's, hopefully they sound pair great together. So hard to find impressions or reviews since the LH brand name is so bad no one will support them by reviewing them.
I can't imagine it disappointing, but looking forward to hearing your impressions of the combo :sunglasses:
 
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Mar 5, 2021 at 3:18 AM Post #4,848 of 5,531

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@EffectAudio is it possible to replace the splitter on my Code 51’s? Seems the secondhand set I just bought was a demo unit abs has the name Jack engraved, since I’m not Jack I’d like a new splitter if possible.

Enjoying the cable so far, haven’t spent much time with it but much brighter then my original cable. Getting that repaired so should make a better comparison soon
 
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@EffectAudio is it possible to replace the splitter on my Code 51’s? Seems the secondhand set I just bought was a demo unit abs has the name Jack engraved, since I’m not Jack I’d like a new splitter if possible.

Enjoying the cable so far, haven’t spent much time with it but much brighter then my original cable. Getting that repaired so should make a better comparison soon
Hey man, glad to hear you're enjoying it. Do you mind sending an email to info@effectaudio.com? We'll take it from there.
 
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Hi all,

I’ve been enjoying the EA club exclusive cable ‘Onyx’ for the last week or so, so I thought I’d share some brief impressions.

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Effect Audio's exclusive palladium-plated silver cable 'Onyx' is a high resolution cable that sets clear notes against the backdrop of a pitch-black background.

Onyx has a slightly reduced mid-bass quantity which tightens the bass, resulting in a well-defined impact. The controlled bass in turn aids in creating a wide and airy soundstage, leaving ample room for the instruments to breathe.

As the bass neither clouds the midrange with thickness nor warmth, it is pretty neutral in tone. While its tone is somewhat dry, it is highly resolved and rather smooth. For instance, Leonidas II’s midrange (and overall sound) is brighter and more forward by comparison. Onyx’ resolution on the other hand is higher, resulting in greater definition of its midrange notes, as well as more precise imaging.

Leonidas II and Onyx converge again with an elevated lower treble, which adds some crispness and sparkle to the presentation. It’s a detailed treble, bound to satisfy the more treble-enthused: it sounds quick and invigorating, giving both clarity and pace to the sound. Overall, Onyx is a particularly pleasing cable for avid fans of a neutral, high resolution sound with a touch of sparkle.

There are currently just 3 of the total 20 left, so if anyone is interested feel free to send a pm to me or email info@effectaudio.com.
 
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Looking forward to the EVO reveal!!

Definitely demonstrates EA's thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to the appeal of the design and the product packaging :wink:
 
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I love audiophile gear and photography! We can draw quite a few parallels between audiophile and photography terminology with respect to "resolution", "details", “warmth”...

Nerd talk aside, these hobbies go hand-in-hand for me. Blasting my favourite albums to death does get stale after a while on the same setup which is why a variety of audiophile gear helps spice things up. To me, cables act as an Instagram filter over the song I’ve repeated for the thousandth time and give it a different flavour. A filter can beautify your photo or ruin its colours; similar to how different IEMs synergise well with specific cables. At the end of the day, not every photographer would choose the same filter for the same photo; just like how audiophiles prefer different cable pairings over others for the same IEM.

We can see how these two hobbies are somewhat similar even though they appeal to two completely different sense faculties – visual and auditory. They even complement each other since I can listen to my favourite songs while taking and editing photos, the cherry on top of it all 😊
 
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Also very interested in cables for the Eden, found a great used set and loving them!
I have not yet had time to listen with the Eden, but I will try to remember and let you know when I do (otherwise always feel free to ping me, send a PM or slap me on the head to remind me :sweat_smile:).
 
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Hi all, as you may know Effect Audio has recently launched a highly exclusive cable for EA club members only.

The cable is almost sold out, so if you want to belong to the only 20 people to own EA's first 6-wire, palladium-plated silver cable, head on quick to EA club to claim one of the remaining few 😎

I signed up for the club on Facebook, but I'm not remembering if there's a separate site for ordering the members-only products.
 
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EVO Series Giveaway Submission
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I love audiophile gear and photography! We can draw quite a few parallels between audiophile and photography terminology with respect to "resolution", "details", “warmth”...

Nerd talk aside, these hobbies go hand-in-hand for me. Blasting my favourite albums to death does get stale after a while on the same setup which is why a variety of audiophile gear helps spice things up. To me, cables act as an Instagram filter over the song I’ve repeated for the thousandth time and give it a different flavour. A filter can beautify your photo or ruin its colours; similar to how different IEMs synergise well with specific cables. At the end of the day, not every photographer would choose the same filter for the same photo; just like how audiophiles prefer different cable pairings over others for the same IEM.

We can see how these two hobbies are somewhat similar even though they appeal to two completely different sense faculties – visual and auditory. They even complement each other since I can listen to my favourite songs while taking and editing photos, the cherry on top of it all 😊
Excellent post man, and maybe an inspiration for the rest. There's an EVO cable up for grabs people!

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I signed up for the club on Facebook, but I'm not remembering if there's a separate site for ordering the members-only products.
Glad to have you on board, hope you like it. There's no separate site, you can just email us if you're interested in one of the products and mention your membership. Cheers.
 
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I’m looking at Eros II and Grandioso for Vision Ears VE6X2, any suggestions?
 
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I’m looking at Eros II and Grandioso for Vision Ears VE6X2, any suggestions?

I bought the Grandioso in the 2-pin/Pentaconn black/silver option but to my ears it didn’t have synergy I was looking for with my universal LX. I went back to SPC for my LX but I read a lot of reviews praising the Grandioso with other monitors. The Grandioso is such a well crafted and beautiful cable so it kills me I couldn’t make my ears happy with it.
 

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