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jayctoy, where do you see 30 day return? All I see is under the 'Policies' tab of the ad is "14 days" and "no signs of use". I think that means once you tried the cables, you can't return it any more. I am very interested in this cable too and would like a chance to audition.
- Item can be returned within 14 days of receipt.
- Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use.
Oh, I see it now. It is at the bottom of the ad.
Questions for the seller
Will this cable out run the Nordost Odin that I have?
Without question. In fact the Odin was a Target cable to beat in our testing as it excels in clarity and musicality amongst most. We found the Reveal to better Odin in every way that we love the Odin it also bettered the similar Odin 2. We back it with 30 day Money back so you can compare it yourself however you won't need the return program were confident of that the difference is not subtle. HFC Customer service
I use an Odin I digital cable (replaced a Stealth Sextet, my long term reference), and I am extremely skeptical the HF Reveal can best Odin, especially at that price. Will await more objective comments. I have HF Enhanced IC's and they are superb, but they also are expensive (though price pales beside Odin).
Regarding the 14 day return policy on the Audiogon ad. I contacted HFC the other day about this and they assured me that they have a 30 day trial period with there products.
So why not just give it a try in your system and find out for yourself?
I have tried cables that some people thought sounded lively in there system, but then I tried them in mine and they sounded dull . Can’t always go by what someone else hears in there setup.
Got these in my system and so far I am diggin what I hear. Very 3d, amazing detail, black background and very pleasant to listen to overall. Only a few hours in. Will keep burnin them in the rest of the weekend. These don’t sound like $700 cables. They are also the heaviest cables I ever used before. Don’t let the gray parts of the cable fool you, they are not plastic, they are like fishing weights lol.
Aniwolfe, you got the $699 IC already? I thought they won't ship until next week. Anyway, please keep us posted on how they sound. What IC are you comparing them to? Odin? Glory, if you are the only person with Odin, then you will be the only one who can give us the true comparison between the 2. Man, this is so exciting... If this cable equals or betters Odin, then it will revolutionize the whole high-end cable industry.
Why would I lie? No I don’t have the ODIN’s, would never buy something with that price tag.
I can say I have compared them to cables in there price range. Which probably doesn’t really excite some of you lol. But, I can say they destroy the Wireword Silver Eclipse 6 and the High Diamond 7’s and a few other cables that I won’t mention.
I did have the CT-1 Enhanced in my system at one time. I wasn’t blown away by them. I did like them, but these REVEAL sound more detailed, Dynamic and open to me. But ultimately I wasn’t able to a/b them, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. For $700 this is a crazy deal that I KNOW FOR SURE!
Thanks for the info, Aniwolfe. This is really good news. How much break-in time you think is needed? Did HF have a recommendation on that? If the cable already sounded good right out of the box, the I wonder how much better it will get once it is broke in. Also, if the new HF speaker cable is going to be affordable like this IC, then I may be changing out all the cables in my system.
Sounded very good pretty quick surprisingly (less than 3 hours). I only have about 10hrs of playtime on them. I would be perfectly happy if they didn’t change much. It’s actually hard to imagine them getting much better. Usually new cables for me sound edgy, thin or dull...these did not. When I installed them, they sounded a little confused. Then after 3 hours or so they started to focus. Tons of detail, lots of depth in the soundstage, punchy bass, very low noise floor. realistic cymbal sounds, everything you want in a very expensive product, but your only paying a fraction of the cost.
They created such a drastic change in they way my system sounds, that I will need some time before I try some of there other products. (Adaptors and the MC5’s)
The other thing I like about these is they don’t have the magnets on the rca plugs, so they don’t attract particles. Its the waveguide in the middle of the cable that seems to be doing all the work. They don’t also don't have the issue of the rca's being overly tight fitting either. They fit just right.
I will respectfully say the CT GE IC’s are very different sounding in my system. What I love about both cables is they are the most musical sounding cables I have heard to date. The main difference is the CT are very laid back and warm. The Reveals are much more clear and dynamic. The combo of the CT GE SC’s and the IC were just too warm for my tastes. That’s why I made the move to the Reveals.
I was actually going to say earlier in my posts, that the best sub $1500 combo that I have come across is the CT GE Speaker cables and the Reveal interconnects. That is currently what I am using now and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. Even with the soon to be released Reveal SC’s. I view matching cables to be just like being a chef making food. You have to be careful how much of this and that you add to your dish. The combination of the warmth of the CT SC’s and the clear detail sound of the Reveal are just perfect for me. This is the combination that I have been so desperately searching for.
I have the Triode Wire Labs SC. Does anyone have it with HF IC? I totally agree that system/component matching is the key to good sound. I may be perfectly happy with TWL SC with HF Reveal IC, but again, if the new HF SC is 'affordable', then I may give it a try to see how well HF IC and SC work together in my system.
My most recent were Exemplar Audio's Exception IC's. They are a great bang for the buck! However, the Reveals are on a different level. I have used many brands over the years but the CT1E and the Reveals are the best I have used.
I describe the Reveals by saying they place you closer to the live event. Revealing but organic. Music just flows and you get more of it. The soundstage is wide, deep and although you get excellent instrument location they retain their musicality. I can only imagine what the higher level models sound like.