WC Purist Audio sells that type of adapter: http://www.puristaudiodesign.com/Data/products/misc/adp.html#
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WC you imply "cheaper offerings for review...." mean sonically not as good but in many years of hearing expensive gear sometimes I've personally preferred less expensive gear to more pricey gear. Yes very expensive gear can sound FABULOUS but just wanted some clarification. Do you honestly believe audio gear has to be $$$$$ to sound better than $$ gear? As just one example I usually prefer a 2 or 3 way speaker to a 4 or 5 way for it's clarity. Yes bigger will play louder but...well hope you know what I'm trying to say.
And Viber where are your videos? Waiting
Nice move to the DAWs! They are very very detailed (something we have learned you look for in gear) and are very very very dynamic. Yes I’ve heard them several times. BUT mating them with Odin speaker cable may bring to much of a good thing and while initially you might find all the detail to be fine I would think that after 20-30 minutes you would become fatigued with the sound in my humble opinion. I would have thought the Audiomica speaker cable “might” have been the better match with the DAWs or any other cable but again just my own thoughts not the Odin match-up.
Looking forward to your impressions after all it’s what you are looking for and not your followers, we are just riding along on your journey.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU WCSS! I received some demo Audiomica cables that you used and I’m WOWED! Yes I’ve been using some of Audiomica’s lower series cables from their Ultra Reference and Excellence series but just couldn't afford the Consequence series. So what did this bring to the table? The timber and top to bottom sound is so very natural and I now can play even louder because things are cleaner within the soundstage than ever before. (Blacker background) Also transparency has increased but most important to me is that these cables preserve the musics correct scale and size. Did I mention the bass impact? Tight, clean and just musical. My own cable journey is over all thanks to you WCSS so again with much THANKS!
@thezaks sorry if I wasn't clear but I already had some of their Excellence series and a cable from their Ultra series (and a bunch of Cardas Clear) but got some of Audiomica's Consequence cables that WC had been using. I believe the Ultra series is like 50% of the retail of the Consequence series and yes even this series is worth it.
Best speaker I've had the pleasure to listen too was the Avantgarde Duo Mezzo XD. Dynamics galore, both micro and macro. Don't know if they would work in your room WC but worth to check out IMHO.
Fist and formost is I'm happy to hear you and your family are well.
So I went back to your original ac cord shootout of the 3 cables. Yes Odin had the most detail but to me still had a tipped up top end. Cable 2 (AM) and cable 3 (AQ) were closer on sound but cable 2 had this foot tapping quality above the others plus it had more weight in the bottom octaves. Please keep in mind this based on listening on a computer I'm sure listening in your room things might sound different. I'll also repeat my thoughts that you last video is being held back by those speaker cables. YMMV
Been listening over 30+ yrs and have gone from pre-amps to passive pres to no pres and always have returned to using a pre-amp. Agree no pre can sound cleaner but it's also a but sterile sounding and loses the soul of the music. As others have inferred and it's what happened to me, I find myself having shorter listening sessions with no pre but once a pre is back in I can listen and enjoy my system for hours and hours on end with no fatigue. YMMV
WC after listening to your latest shootout have to say nothing really moved me. Maybe it was the song you picked but yes could hear slight differences but nothing was foot tapping good like it was when you had the Audiomica cables in the system. A few pages back I asked you what you prefer in a system? Accuracy? Bass? Transparency? Top end openness? Or musicality? For me personally I want musicality and after buying (I presume) some of the Audiomica cables you auditioned I have to say I now can listen for 5 -7 hrs at a time without fatigue and just in plain bliss. I know I've thanked you before but once again THANK you!
So please consider bringing back the Audiomica cables to your stable and see if your feet start to tap with the music.
Stay safe all.
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WC you are so right it's all about your own preferences. I for one want musicality over anything if it ain't musical I can't get involved and to me there's no SOUL to the music. I stated it way back when you were listening to the Audiomica cables I thought they sounded so musical in your system it was eery. I've switched from Cardas to Audiomica and now can listen for hours and hours and hours. Does it have the tightest bottom end? Who cares! Does it have the most extended top end? Who cares! It just makes my foot tap to the beat of the music and get lost into another dimension that puts a smile on my face. Enjoy your journey I still look forward to your posts.
@guidocorona are you implying that the ETM review was not a current production? I was under the impression that the Element 118 was just being released and a review takes at least 3 months to complete which would lead one to believe the ETM “sample” Element 118 was a pre-production model. Would this be an accurate statement?