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Introducing CL2 Planar (Impressions Thread)

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  1. jbr1971
    If I ever get this custom reshell project for my CL2's off the ground and working maybe I could figure out an easy template for others to use.
     
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  2. Victorfabius
    FYI

    Amazon US is having a 31% off sale on the CL2. Sold by Amazon. It's around $621 + tax new.

    Just in case anyone is interested.
     
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  3. Kitechaser
    Listening to Patricia Barber "Companion album" live SACD. Damn!! the timbre of the instruments is breathtaking, just sounds so life like and real, Jaw dropping.

    An absolute must listen album on the CL2.



     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
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  4. McCol
    My CL2 sold less than 2 hours of listing them, so they will be gone tomorrow!

    Really hoping but highly doubt that RHA offer a custom version in the future. Can't see it happening though.
     
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  5. BananaOoyoo
    I finally got to audition these yesterday - found out that a local (but kinda far) store had these in stock.

    I thought these were interesting, but did anyone else find the mids to be pretty weird? They seemed a bit unnatural and with a noticeable upper midrange empasis.

    I'll definitely be giving these another listen though later, and with my eartips/Hugo 2 next time. At the very least, it's a huge step in the right direction from the old CL1.
     
  6. WhatToChoose
    I don't own them, but from previous discussions in this thread I believe that issue is due to the stock cable. @Kitechaser solved that issue with a cable swap.
     
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  7. Aeskualpio
    The stock 3.5mm, which I’ve never used, reportedly causes what you experienced.
    I have a custom Copper cable terminated in 4.4mm for the Sony WM1A. No such mid weirdness. You might want to try another cable when you go back to trial them with the Hugo 2
     
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  8. szore
    It's the recording. I pulled it up on tidal on my cell phone using my fiio BTR3 and CL2 and it sounds phenomenal. Feel like I'm sitting in the night club. I got goosebumps when the audience applauded, micodetail...phenomenal.
     
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  9. BananaOoyoo
    Personally pretty agnostic on cable differences, but I'll give it a shot. My setup yesterday was definitely not ideal, which is why I do want to try again later.
     
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  10. szore
    Rethink cables. They are profound.
     
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  11. Kitechaser
    These need deep insertion tips, spiral dots do very well. And they are extremely transparent, so cables, DAP and quality of file are very important.

    Add: Spiral dots, a size smaller than usual for me, not only allow for a deeper insertion, but the extra wide bore opening provides more clarity and opens up the soundstage.
    To my ears, the deeper insertion produces a balanced sound. Isolation also goes up.
     
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  12. Kitechaser
    Good luck with your new iem. Whoever picked these up, got a hell of a deal.

    Add: here is to hoping @RHA Team has a custom option for the CL3 :)
     
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  13. BananaOoyoo
    I’ve tried everything from the EA Ares II to Horus, PW Audio Copper28 V2 to 1950s, a number of offerings from DHC/PlusSound/Crystal Cable/Rhapsodio/etc., and I’d say that the differences are anything but profound. Minor changes? Maybe.

    I won’t argue if someone else feels differently, but it’s a bit silly to tell someone that their own listening experiences are wrong.

    I actually do own a couple aftermarket cables (Linum SuperBaX, the aforementioned Copper28 V2, etc.) but my reasons for getting them are more aesthetics/comfort related than anything concerning sound.
     
  14. szore
    Then you're tone-death. You have a tin ear.
     
  15. BananaOoyoo
    I’ll make sure to try that. I did notice that the CL2 was pretty power hungry as well, so definitely want something with a bit more oomph for next time.
     
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