The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
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Isn't the stock cable Aluminoy just thinner?
 
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You know who rips you off? The ISP. I see all these people with a gig of speed and when I check their modem on Merlin they top out at worst 25 megs. I can tell when they play games download and watch 1080p to 4k just by looking at the frequency graph. I get the service for free and I I only have a 100meg. When 8k video starts streaming you'll top out at 100 megs. Figure show the none industry people something. Save on Cable and buy good Cable.
 
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@qboogie that's if it's left to play for that amount of time. If you keep disconnecting, reconnecting, coiling, etc. during break-in you pretty much need to start the timer again. If you can and using a solid state amp just let it play, put a pillow over the headphone:).

Both stock and Superconductor 1266 cables use our Alumiloy conductors, however each utilizes different strand size, dielectrics, and topologies.. The stock cable is a 23 AWG x 4, doubled up, so basically 20 AWG. The 1266 SC cable is a twisted pair 15 AWG, hand-made from the inside out.
 
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@qboogie that's if it's left to play for that amount of time. If you keep disconnecting, reconnecting, coiling, etc. during break-in you pretty much need to start the timer again. If you can and using a solid state amp just let it play, put a pillow over the headphone:).

Both stock and Superconductor 1266 cables use our Alumiloy conductors, however each utilizes different strand size, dielectrics, and topologies.. The stock cable is a 23 AWG x 4, doubled up, so basically 20 AWG. The SC cable is a twisted pair 15 AWG, hand-made from the inside out.
Don't these many hours... And eventually hundreds and hundreds of hrs... Just wear down the TC bad?
 
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Don't these many hours... And eventually hundreds and hundreds of hrs... Just wear down the TC bad?

You don’t have to put on any real volume. Just anything over “0”.
 
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What, it doesn’t break in over time? I’ve never kept my TCs or SC running 100hours straight. I mean, everything sounds amazing, I have no complaints, but I never knew “burn-in time” referred to continuous time on :thinking:
 
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What, it doesn’t break in over time? I’ve never kept my TCs or SC running 100hours straight. I mean, everything sounds amazing, I have no complaints, but I never knew “burn-in time” referred to continuous time on :thinking:
Only in fairy-land do you get the equivalent Everlasting Gobstopper. :neutral_face:
 
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Absolutely you can do it over time, it’s just not going to happen in 3 days, and for whatever reason there’s seems to be a need tor speed here. I should mention it’s much better to listen to a new thing for days at a time rather than swapping in and out. Choices then tend to favor long-term enjoyment.
 
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Reading these impressions I get the feeling that the best cable for TC would be like halfway between the stock and superconductor?
Can you guys at Abyss start manufacturing this cable?

LOL
 
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I use roon /tidal for discovery. Out of 100 tracks I'll keep 1 or 2.
Here is one I dislike but it's a good example to my sensitivity (looking more like mids and not as much treble as I thought)

Check this track out
The annoying *clap *like sound is from 0:45 to 0:55
What FR range is that (and how can I narrow the range down as tight as possible)?

Also, you guys with the TC, do you find this FR, this clap, fatiguing? Piercing?
Here it is.

Please do ne a favor and check it out, I'd love to hear what you guys say about this fatigue. I think it's mostly me. And not others. At least not the TC.
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I use roon /tidal for discovery. Out of 100 tracks I'll keep 1 or 2.
Here is one I dislike but it's a good example to my sensitivity (looking more like mids and not as much treble as I thought)

Check this track out
The annoying *clap *like sound is from 0:45 to 0:55
What FR range is that (and how can I narrow the range down as tight as possible)?

Also, you guys with the TC, do you find this FR, this clap, fatiguing? Piercing?
Here it is.

Please do ne a favor and check it out, I'd love to hear what you guys say about this fatigue. I think it's mostly me. And not others. At least not the TC.
Not my music taste but for me it sound ok.
 

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