The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
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AffinityCable (Sean) from Singapore. Check out the store on Ebay. Sean is one of the few measuring impedance and other parameters, his products are great.
I’ve bought several adapters from him. Great quality. I definitely recommend his products too
 
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Thanks guys
 
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Is the wiring right if I put XLR female-to-female joiners in the back of this DAC/amp and connect the Superconductor HP cables to these? The joiners are a pair of NEUTRIK NA3FF-B with the standard layout on all ends: ²₃¹. The balanced XLR outputs of Chord Hugo TT2 have also standard wiring as far as I know.

The question is just whether the wiring will be alright. It would be a shame to hurt them Abysses.

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Whether a proper amp is needed is a different question which I will find out later. The TT2 may have enough power according to its manual:
…once the Hugo TT 2 enters Amplification Mode, 8W on RCA and 20W on XLR, the rated spec is 7W/8 RCA and 18/8 (XLR balanced)
 
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Is the wiring right if I put XLR female-to-female joiners in the back of this DAC/amp and connect the Superconductor HP cables to these? The joiners are a pair of NEUTRIK NA3FF-B with the standard layout on all ends: ²₃¹. The balanced XLR outputs of Chord Hugo TT2 have also standard wiring as far as I know.

The question is just whether the wiring will be alright. It would be a shame to hurt them Abysses.

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Whether a proper amp is needed is a different question which I will find out later. The TT2 may have enough power according to its manual:
I wouldn't do this. You don't ever want to chance the earth and negative shorting. Build an adapter or get one built that will only use pins 2 and 3 for the balanced connections to your headphones.
 
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Is the wiring right if I put XLR female-to-female joiners in the back of this DAC/amp and connect the Superconductor HP cables to these? The joiners are a pair of NEUTRIK NA3FF-B with the standard layout on all ends: ²₃¹. The balanced XLR outputs of Chord Hugo TT2 have also standard wiring as far as I know.

The question is just whether the wiring will be alright. It would be a shame to hurt them Abysses.



Whether a proper amp is needed is a different question which I will find out later. The TT2 may have enough power according to its manual:

I'd double check with Chord before use. I did use the XLR outputs from the HTT2 to drive the Diana Phi and it worked wonderfully, but I used a dual 3pin XLR to 4pin XLR all female adapter.
 
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The newer headband came in today, extremely satisfied with it. For me it gave a better overall fit, and comfort levels were up quite a bit as well.

Pictures or it didn't happen.
 
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I changed the 213 rubber rings for size 215 and I like it a lot. Less tension less clamp and more comfort for me. Feels a lot like my old headband now.
 
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Have a question for you folks. I have a Diana Phi and 1266 TC....may keep both. I have the superconductor cable for the Diana. For the TC, I have the stock and the Moon Audio Silver Dragon. I am wondering if any of you have bought an adapter and used the Diana superconductor cable on the 1266, and if so, is it relatively equivalent in terms of sound to a superconductor cable specifically for the 1266. An adapter would be cheaper, but I also noticed that the Diana superconductor cable is thinner than the one for the 1266. I know of affinity cables who will make the adapter....anyone else know of other adapter makers? Also, wonder if the Diana cable with the adapter will be just as good sound wise as the 1266 specific cable.
 
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Norne Audio makes adapters. I bought several to use on my cables. Abyss to Audeze and Focal.
 
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Received my 1266 TC's couple of days ago and tried them with my TT2 by using the supplied 1/4" jack adapter cable.
Sound was nicely detailed, but lacked all the dynamics and impact. Clearly no where near enough juice to power these monsters.
So I ordered couple of Neutrik 3-pin female XLR connectors and my plan is to just re-terminate the stock cable to use TT2's rear connectors. I think any adapter cable would just degrade/alter the sound quality.
Hopefully this will improve my listening experience. I'll report back what I find out.
 
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