Eletech Cables Official Impressions & Discussions Thread
Mar 19, 2022 at 6:54 AM Post #3,061 of 4,252

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I like that this piece of leather has nice levels of oil %. Makes it looks plump and fresh. Pretty good!


The TOTL copper is taking more time than we thought. We are exploring 3 distinct directions with their corresponding permutations. Usually at this part of the R&D process we'll be doing a elimination and selection internally. However seeing as the Canjam SG is coming up, what we'll do this time around is bring this 3 types of prototypes over and gather some feedbacks on the ground :)

Splitter designs and components we've already firmed down on the specifics. We'll leave that as a surprise for the launch :wink:
very interesting. will it be copper only? or will copper be the main component along with palladium/gold etc.?
 
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very interesting. will it be copper only? or will copper be the main component along with palladium/gold etc.?

Yes, @Eric Chong any hints on the type of copper that you’re building? Im personally hoping for a pure copper only build rather than a blend with other exotic materials.

A pure copper setup. We struggle to find a mixed copper setup that provides a TOTL / Flagship performance levels thus far. More often than not when we mix Gold etc into a high purity Copper, it brings in a unique flavor sure, but diminishes its technicalities / performance levels. We still found that exotic materials are best mixed with Silvers, perhaps as Silvers are cleaner and less flavorful.
 
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Mar 21, 2022 at 3:10 AM Post #3,064 of 4,252

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A pure copper setup. We struggle to find a mixed copper setup that provides a TOTL / Flagship performance levels thus far. More often than not when we mix Gold etc into a high purity Copper, it brings in a unique flavor sure, but diminishes its technicalities / performance levels. We still found that exotic materials are best mixed with Silvers, perhaps as Silvers are cleaner and less flavorful.
pure copper will be rough for a cable that isn't thick. my favorite so far is the liquid links venom- biggest component is copper but it has silver, gold plating and palladium plating etc, whilst also being a thick cable to retain technicalities. the other copper cable i tried that has good technicalities (pure copper) is the complement C, and that one is dummy thick- coming in at a whopping 18.8awgx2 cores per side.

i don't know if you experiment with thicker cables, but it seems that 24/26 awg is the standard for eletech.

tl;dr personal experience thick cables work wonders for copper technicalities, if haven't yet, might be a good experiment :) good luck!
 
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A pure copper setup. We struggle to find a mixed copper setup that provides a TOTL / Flagship performance levels thus far. More often than not when we mix Gold etc into a high purity Copper, it brings in a unique flavor sure, but diminishes its technicalities / performance levels. We still found that exotic materials are best mixed with Silvers, perhaps as Silvers are cleaner and less flavorful.

Intriguing to say the least! With Socrates being one of my favourite go-to, Im interested to see Eletech's go at TOTL copper. Will drop by to check out the prototypes at SG Canjam :)
 
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Intriguing to say the least! With Socrates being one of my favourite go-to, Im interested to see Eletech's go at TOTL copper. Will drop by to check out the prototypes at SG Canjam :)
Absolutely @Jayden ! I know @Eric Chong is a great appreciator of excellent copper cables. I am excited too! :)
 
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@Eric, what a gorgeous case! 🤩 And more importantly is Eric and his team rushing to finish my case so that I can bring it to CJ SG. Crossing my fingers and toes nothing urgent on the family front so that I can make it! 🥰 I must drop by the Eletech booth!
 
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Absolutely @Jayden ! I know @Eric Chong is a great appreciator of excellent copper cables. I am excited too! :)
Coppers are easy to appreciate and there are just so many possibilities with them. The team is really excited and motivated about this project too!

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@Eric, what a gorgeous case! 🤩 And more importantly is Eric and his team rushing to finish my case so that I can bring it to CJ SG. Crossing my fingers and toes nothing urgent on the family front so that I can make it! 🥰 I must drop by the Eletech booth!
Glad that it has arrived safely! :) Hope you like it. Sorry it took so long! Looking forward to seeing it filled with goodies and of course the burnish marks developing over time!
 
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@Eric Chong

Awaiting those smaller ones, any day now would be great 🤣

Interesting tidbits of insight as to the R&D process that goes into the cables. Would definitely like to hear more, perhaps an occasional post like Schitt does?

Copper-wise, definitely interested to see what the Skunkworks cook up compare to what's out there considering we've discuss Cardas, and my attempts to match those using the Aries II wiring at the time.

Also that prototype looks oddly like the DHC Complement C with Eletech hardware
 
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@metaljem77 im so jealous right now hahaha

Absolutely @Jayden ! I know @Eric Chong is a great appreciator of excellent copper cables. I am excited too! :)
Yes! I'm also curious on the hardware design, something Eric has kept ever changing and exciting but i guess we wont get to see that till much later.
 
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Awaiting those smaller ones, any day now would be great 🤣
In progress, heheh. Perhaps June? We'll see.

@metaljem77 im so jealous right now hahaha


Yes! I'm also curious on the hardware design, something Eric has kept ever changing and exciting but i guess we wont get to see that till much later.
Keeping that Top Secret till its launch day :p
 
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any estimate on price? will it be in the iliad - aeneid range or more along the plato?
TOTL range AFAIK, will be closer to Iliad/Aeneid in terms of pricing. Would personally love to see a pure silver TOTL after the copper, maybe as a spin-off of sorts featuring similar designs but different colorways
 
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The C9 has also become one of my favourites go-to these days. Impressive gear!

Meanwhile nice Luxe case you’ve got there, im seeing some nice burnish marks starting to form :)

Speaking of, i did manage to source a couple of great unique leathers and is in the process of acquiring them. Fingers crossed. Lets see if we can do a continuation for Luxe in these leathers
If you dig the C9, I can wholeheartedly recommend that you audition the new Cayin N8ii. It’s something truly special.
 

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