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NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

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  1. Caruryn

    A musical iem with a musical dap is a winning combo.Balanced gives Atlas air to breathe,left/right separation is improved,bass is tighter,treble is more detailed and airier,everything is a little more defined and the sound as a whole more dynamically alive and engaging.Didn't care much for SP1000M with Atlas and single end output and this dap is made for armature iems but balanced makes a noticeable difference,highs are a joy to listen with SP1000M,very detailed and airy but also mellow.Very good purchase this cable as i didn't want to change the tonality of Atlas.
    HeartOfSky and B9Scrambler like this.
  2. Kitechaser
    Does anyone know what the gauge of ALO pure copper litz cable is? The black cable.
  3. Jearly410
    I’ve been on a several weeks long bender with metal/rock and my Andros, but tonight I returned to my electronic genres and Atlas, and oh my goodness... fat textured bass :L3000: Adios Andros, til next time.
  4. Luisonic
    Hi all,

    I need some advice. I need to get a new balanced cable for the Atlas, and was wondering if anyone could tell me about the SXC 8. Worth it?
    Or do I stick to the Silver Litz? Or are there other valid non-bank-breaking alternatives?

    Thanks in advance!!
  5. Caruryn
    You're safe with silver imho if you want to retain the sig

    https://blog.artsexcellence.nl/crystal-cable-portable/ Contemplating the Dream Duet for my Andro S but haven't commited yet as far as bank breaking alternatives go
    Downtime in the office is a bad time if you're deep into this hobby:sweat:.
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  6. Rockwell75
    Is there (and how much) of an improvement can one expect going to a balanced cable on the Atlas. I have a single 2.5 balanced input on my dap (Fiio M9) but it almost seems crazy not to use the $250 pure silver cable that comes stock. I'm curious though.
  7. talmadge
    Get a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter
  8. Luisonic
    Well, that Crystal looks hot!

    In the meantime I had read Expat's review, and indeed he did like the SXC 8 quite a bit... the balanced.
    I already broke the bank getting a nice sp1km for my Atlas, the balanced is the next, little step... :wink:

    It does say at the beginning of Head-fi, "sorry for your wallet"!
  9. Caruryn
    The other reviewer did say that the Duet is clearer and more high end than the silver of Atlas and i've read that Crystal Cables collaborate with A&K so i would guess they are tonally synergistic but the problem for us in europe is we don't have many cable companies apart from Forza and this one and after what happened with Toxic cables so options are slim.Hifiheadfones has some effect audio cables you can order if you manage to contact them.
  10. Luisonic
    Right! Our options are not fantastic...
    This is why I thought that going for a middle-ground solution of quality/price as is the SXC 8 cable (after all, we're lucky that Ken & Co. don't massacre clients with crazy pricing).
    It seems that it is comparable, quality wise, to cables twice the price, but wanted to hear it from some owners if there were any around!
  11. Caruryn
    If you can find it for $380 sure but i see it here for over $600.
  12. Jackpot77
    If you aren't fussed about having a "custom looking" braided cable, the Atlas Zeno range are excellent sounding cables with CA IEMs. They are a UK based cable manufacturer, and do IEM cables to order. One of the cleanest cables I've heard to date, although I'm certainly no cable expert.

    That being said, I am a big fan of the ALO cables that are matched with the various Campfire IEMs - have tried rolling with other stuff on a few occasions, but usually end up going back to "stock". Do prefer the SXC cable over stock on my Cascade, though.
    Caruryn and Luisonic like this.
  13. Luisonic
    I see it in their nice website for $349... (shipping logistics magic aside...)
  14. kingdixon
    If your cable is terminated into 3.5 trs, i dont recommend getting such adapter, might cause a short circuit.

    You can go from balanced to unbalanced using an adapter but not the other way around.
    Rockwell75 likes this.
  15. Rockwell75
    Good to know thank-you! Though that still leaves my original question about whether going to a balanced cable (over the pure silver stock) on the Atlas is worth it.
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