HiFiMan Susvara
Feb 17, 2023 at 3:28 PM Post #20,297 of 25,870
Some of their one-of custom/boutique options will be with no connectors but a regular cable
Thanks- yes their custom shop is very good and helpful. I have had nothing but great customer service from them. Once I had a cable with a faulty connection and they fixed that one (warranty) and gave me an extra one for free. Super people to work with and very responsive as well.
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 9:11 AM Post #20,298 of 25,870
Can anyone recommend some good sub $500 cables for the Sus? These stock catheter cables are starting to wear on me.

Forza gets our vote. Very good cables all around and reasonably priced.
 
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Feb 18, 2023 at 9:36 AM Post #20,299 of 25,870
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Dang. Pro iDSD with high gain and the Susvara gets so much deep bass and delivers such a full sound. This one here is with the Pro-ject rs2t + mqa toslink to the Proidsd. Even streaming Tidal via lan is just as amazing to my surprise. I get a full deeper sound than the May KTE + Hypsos OOR stack.
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 1:16 PM Post #20,300 of 25,870
Arctic Magnus. Nice details. Adds a little heft in the midrange. Treble is slightly smoothed out in a good way. Retains all details.

I prefer it over the Lavricables Grand.
@Somatic
Isn't the Lavricables Grand 100% silver and over 1,000?
Is this because Susvara improves with less silver and more copper?
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 1:41 PM Post #20,301 of 25,870
@Somatic
Isn't the Lavricables Grand 100% silver and over 1,000?
Is this because Susvara improves with less silver and more copper?
Lavricables is not that expensive. I think $300-500. Some people prefer silver. Say other brands are better. I just like a very good copper cable with the Susvara personally
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 2:53 PM Post #20,304 of 25,870
Feb 18, 2023 at 4:49 PM Post #20,306 of 25,870
I use heimdall 2 and Moon black dragon. Black dragon smoothes out a little more. It all depends of what your chain sound like. If your system is a little bright you can use copper. If you need a little top energy you use silver or silverplated copper cable. It’s my experience so far.
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 5:20 PM Post #20,307 of 25,870
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Dang. Pro iDSD with high gain and the Susvara gets so much deep bass and delivers such a full sound. This one here is with the Pro-ject rs2t + mqa toslink to the Proidsd. Even streaming Tidal via lan is just as amazing to my surprise. I get a full deeper sound than the May KTE + Hypsos OOR stack.
Just get rid of the May...it's one of those Internet hot dacs - you know what I mean?
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 8:59 PM Post #20,308 of 25,870
Just get rid of the May...it's one of those Internet hot dacs - you know what I mean?
Well it did create that perspective. With the May + hypsos/OOR combo, I thought it was the OOR that was underwhelming and underpowered. But when I swapped out the May KTE for a Burson Reference, holy cow. I got a better playback performance on all factors. May isn't neutral at all. It's light, thin. Burson and pro iDSD is proper neutral.
 
Feb 18, 2023 at 11:42 PM Post #20,309 of 25,870
Well it did create that perspective. With the May + hypsos/OOR combo, I thought it was the OOR that was underwhelming and underpowered. But when I swapped out the May KTE for a Burson Reference, holy cow. I got a better playback performance on all factors. May isn't neutral at all. It's light, thin. Burson and pro iDSD is proper neutral.
I feel the same way. I tried May multiple times and that was my gripe with them. I honestly don't understand all the rave reviews of May - I must assume they were paid reviews or the reviewers simply had minimal experience with high-end dac/high-end sound. Stick with Pro iDSD - you can probably get them to sound better with a better power supply/isolation/ac filter and a separate good transport.

I heard Hypos/OOR a couple of times and I recall I thought they sounded competent with a touch of warmth.
 
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Feb 19, 2023 at 9:50 AM Post #20,310 of 25,870
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Dang. Pro iDSD with high gain and the Susvara gets so much deep bass and delivers such a full sound. This one here is with the Pro-ject rs2t + mqa toslink to the Proidsd. Even streaming Tidal via lan is just as amazing to my surprise. I get a full deeper sound than the May KTE + Hypsos OOR stack.

That's very cool to read, thank you and enjoy :)
 
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