Introducing CL2 Planar (Impressions Thread)
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I’ve got both and Luna and CL2 don’t sound the same at all so FR doesn’t tell the whole story.
I don't think FR's tells the whole story about how an IEM sounds, but I would venture a guess that the Luna is tuned for resolution/details with that upper mids emphasis (Possibly great for Jazz and Instrumentals). Stage, imaging, driver recovery, speed, resolution etc cannot be picked up by a simple FR, and i would think the Beryllium DD sounds quite different than the Planar Driver.

That tuning, is nonetheless almost identical on a graph, makes me want to try the Luna more than anything else :)
 
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So I just put the Leonidas cable on my CL-2, using SR-25 as source and the CL2 is utterly transformed; It has been taken to the next level...detail retrieval is boosted, the bass is layered and detailed, soundstage is MORE coherent (if that is even possible...)...Everything is better and just 'elevated'. The CL-2 continues to astonish me...The bass is deep and rich... This cable is amazing...
 
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I don't think FR's tells the whole story about how an IEM sounds, but I would venture a guess that the Luna is tuned for resolution/details with that upper mids emphasis (Possibly great for Jazz and Instrumentals). Stage, imaging, driver recovery, speed, resolution etc cannot be picked up by a simple FR, and i would think the Beryllium DD sounds quite different than the Planar Driver.

That tuning, is nonetheless almost identical on a graph, makes me want to try the Luna more than anything else :)
Yeah, where is soundstage, layering, timbre and tone on a graph? Whenever I see a 'graph' on a post or review, i just walk away...
 
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So I just put the Leonidas cable on my CL-2, using SR-25 as source and the CL2 is utterly transformed; It has been taken to the next level...detail retrieval is boosted, the bass is layered and detailed, soundstage is MORE coherent (if that is even possible...)...Everything is better and just 'elevated'. The CL-2 continues to astonish me...The bass is deep and rich... This cable is amazing...
Out of my Modified RME the CL2 are extremely coherent, and resolution is next level.
I also have the LCDi4 and the Legend, both sound better with the upgraded player, but the RHA's see the biggest jump.
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Out of my Modified RME the CL2 are extremely coherent, and resolution is next level.
I also have the LCDi4 and the Legend, both sound better with the upgraded player, but the RHA's see the biggest jump.
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wtaf?!?!
 
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All the capacitors were upgraded from Stock Nichicon to High end Boutique capacitors.
Really transforms this DAC, Layering, Soundstage, Resolution are quite a few tiers above Stock. Doesn't even sound like the same player.
CL2's pair extremely well with this.
 
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Out of my Modified RME the CL2 are extremely coherent, and resolution is next level.
I also have the LCDi4 and the Legend, both sound better with the upgraded player, but the RHA's see the biggest jump.
Hot damn! Thats some upgrade!
 
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Did you do that yourself? Or did you send it out? Curious about the wiring and solder...did you use high end materials? And just out of curiosity, what did the whole project cost you to implement?
 
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Did you do that yourself? Or did you send it out? Curious about the wiring and solder...did you use high end materials? And just out of curiosity, what did the whole project cost you to implement?
Yes, I did it myself.
Capacitors cost $83
Solder was Mundorf HIgh quantity Silver, wires are Solid copper extensions for the stock leads.
Capacitors are Mundorf ECAP foils, 47uf 70V are the big ones, and 15uf 70v are the smaller ones.
If I was to do it again, I would go 50v all around, then I would be able to put the top cover back on again, 50v are a bit smaller in size.
 
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Yes, I did it myself.
Capacitors cost $83
Solder was Mundorf HIgh quantity Silver, wires are Solid copper extensions for the stock leads.
Capacitors are Mundorf ECAP foils, 47uf 70V are the big ones, and 15uf 70v are the smaller ones.
If I was to do it again, I would go 50v all around, then I would be able to put the top cover back on again, 50v are a bit smaller in size.
That's so cool, I admire that. I was an Electronics Technician in the US Navy many years ago, and even I wouldn't try that, but I'm mucho rusty...
 
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That's so cool, I admire that. I was an Electronics Technician in the US Navy many years ago, and even I wouldn't try that, but I'm mucho rusty...
Honestly, the actual soldering was quite easy. The Stock capacitors snap off cleanly if you twist them with a pair of pliers. The longest part of the whole process was extending the leads.
 
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A bit late to the party by I bought a pair of CL2.
In short I love them, fit and build quality are awesome. The detail retrieved is one of the best I've heard (between iems ofc).
The peak at 2-4kHz is really annoying but I solved the problem with EQ.
I've written a review talking about equalization too if anyone is interested: RHA CL2 Review
 
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A bit late to the party by I bought a pair of CL2.
In short I love them, fit and build quality are awesome. The detail retrieved is one of the best I've heard (between iems ofc).
The peak at 2-4kHz is really annoying but I solved the problem with EQ.
I've written a review talking about equalization too if anyone is interested: RHA CL2 Review
the compare to the P1 was very helpful :) thanks
 
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