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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #75 on: November 04, 2010, 23:32 »
This one was the one francis recommended.

According to contact, the Marigold Signature Gold disk takes about 2 weeks if order now at H$1,300 per piece.

Do you want it!!

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #76 on: November 04, 2010, 23:53 »
Of course :)

But you staying for 2 weeks!??
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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #77 on: November 05, 2010, 00:08 »
Of course :)

But you staying for 2 weeks!??

Of course not!  It will be passed to my Hkg office for pouching to me... :)

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2010, 09:54 »
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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2010, 21:58 »
Been using this for sometime already.



http://www.entreq.com/default.asp?PageId=2360


My comment is there are HUGE different in sound quality between this Entreq Konstantin and the stock USB cable, before using it I always thought my music in external HD sound quality is too lead and lack involvement compare to my internal built in SSD or the CD drive of my Embla silent player, but surprisingly , the USB cable make external HD sound much more involving and organic , I even prefer it than the internal SSD for some music , the external HD do lost some resolution compare to the internal SSD , but overall with the Entreq USB , the external HD sound more like a good conventional CD transport.

This cable is different class with the Kimber USD I tried before....highly recommended.

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2010, 18:01 »
Poon had a pre-owned Nucleus so it's MINE now :P

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2010, 20:37 »
Lucky Poon has given me some reprieve.

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #82 on: November 10, 2010, 23:40 »
Been using this for sometime already.



http://www.entreq.com/default.asp?PageId=2360


My comment is there are HUGE different in sound quality between this Entreq Konstantin and the stock USB cable, before using it I always thought my music in external HD sound quality is too lead and lack involvement compare to my internal built in SSD or the CD drive of my Embla silent player, but surprisingly , the USB cable make external HD sound much more involving and organic , I even prefer it than the internal SSD for some music , the external HD do lost some resolution compare to the internal SSD , but overall with the Entreq USB , the external HD sound more like a good conventional CD transport.

This cable is different class with the Kimber USD I tried before....highly recommended.

Hmm...interesting.

Where did you buy the Entreq Konstantin, and how much you paid for it?

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2010, 16:10 »
Hmm...interesting.

Where did you buy the Entreq Konstantin, and how much you paid for it?

I brought online from US distributor few month ago , 2 meters including shipping cost me around $660+ .... but now there are a local distributor, selling at SGD $541 per meter , 2 meter is only about $60 extra only.... :-[  :'( ....... But I not sure who is the dealer he appointed....

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #84 on: November 16, 2010, 10:07 »
Hi Bros

Am I able to get a long USB cable like 2 metres? Any issue such a long cable? Between a long HDMI or long USB which one would you choose?

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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2010, 10:48 »
Thanks Bro

HDMI definitely can run up to 15-20m no issue.

For USB 2m runs, would you have any recommendations on which I shall consider?
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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #86 on: November 16, 2010, 11:12 »
For USB 2m runs, would you have any recommendations on which I shall consider?
Longer than 5m is possible with Opticis.
2m.. plenty of 'audiophile' options. I am using a simple kimber usb.. tried the expensive ones and found my dac is not sensitive to usb cables so kept such item out of it for now.

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« Reply #87 on: November 16, 2010, 13:39 »




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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #88 on: December 14, 2010, 00:08 »
So i conclude -
My personal ranking for USB cable
normal usb cable < Belkin Gold < Kimber USB < Wireworld



Telos USB cable anyone tried yet?
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Re: Audiophile USB cables?
« Reply #89 on: December 14, 2010, 09:32 »
I guess you must be referring to what occured in my setup. :)

While performance is one aspect, I think matching is another. Last night I swapped interconnects, power cords around as me and the gf found my system unlistenable, and in the end found it was the usb cable.

The Kimber usb seems to add something extra to my mids and a funny tone which does not synergize with the Chord. I took out a generic usb cable and it sound much better though focus not as good.

Note: I could hear hardly any difference with usb cables with the benchmark dac, but the Chord dac seems very sensitive to it.

I would imagine the telos to also have the telos house sound, even though i haven't heard it before..
« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 10:23 by Quest »

 

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