Recabling option for Denon AH-D2000
Nov 20, 2008 at 6:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

GeoD

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So I'm about to pull the trigger on re-cabling option for my D2k's. I'm leaning towards an option I saw at APureSound.com that terminated the cable with an XLR jack which gives me the option to attach a 1/4" , 1/8" , or balanced ends.

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I love the idea of being able to switch my end so I don't have to invest in another headphone or get them re-cabled a second time. My main question is how much, if any, sound quality will be lost by having the XLR adapter in the middle of the cable?

After the re-cable, I plan on shipping them off to Lawton Audio for some woodies and markl mod.

Please let me know if you think this is a good option or if it isn't, what the potential downsides are.

EDIT: APS also offers a super nylon option for the cable, supposedly softer, more flexible and lighter. Any thoughts on this option would be appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance!

George

EDIT 2: Mod's please move this post if it is better suited in the Cables section, just noticed there was a spot for that. Sorry!
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 4:41 AM Post #2 of 5

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I have a pair of D2000 on which I applied my version of Markl mods. They are the same mods but I used a different material from Parts-Express.com - Speakers, Speaker Building, Home Audio and Video, Pro Audio, Electronic Parts & Accessories for damping. I also added a pair of Aboyna Burl wood cup made by a friend of mine in Australia and are recabled with APS V2 cable using the Super Nylon jacket and single ended Furutech plug.

They sound incredible! Using my Rudi hybrid they are my favorite cans over my Edition 9, DX1000 and D5000 Markl moded. They are fast, clear, clean with a more balance sound and far more controlled bass.

Alex's cable is awesome! I had it on a pair of K340 and also made a huge difference.
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 7:56 AM Post #3 of 5

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I can vouch for some V2s sounding great and being my experience with loving some D2Ks. I would assume that V3 keeps this sound or furthers it. And Alex @ APS is great to work with. I've got V3 on my Ed 9s.

But, I would personally look into a DIY option using different materials.
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 11:31 AM Post #4 of 5

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I just wanted to add that there is also a balanced V3 cable for sale with the super nylon sleeving(recommended), and you may purchase a balanced to single ended adapter with it. If the length is right for you, it's a good offer.
 
Nov 22, 2008 at 1:16 AM Post #5 of 5

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George,

That XLR connectors won't affect the sound. Of course there would be some difference but I doubt one can notice that.

I don't know if the super nylon is something like the nylon multifilament or not, but it's supposed to be a better sleeving than techflex. The nylon sleeve I use with my cable is very soft, cloth-like, and very flexible. What I like most is its zero microphonic which is very important to me. I often move my head around when wearing any headphones so microphonic is something I can't bear. If possible, you should go with the nylon. That's definitely worth the money.
 

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