Search Revelation Audio Labs in the archives here and on Google. There is plenty of info about this very type of thing occurring with Brad. It is too bad that he is still able to get away with it.
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I also ordered some custom umbillical cables Sept. 2013 from Brad at Revelation which were never delivered. Some months after ordering multiple emails went unanswered. I paid using Paypal but unfortunately via instant transfer from my bank rather than credit card so I reported the nondelivery but had no recourse to get back the payment.
I no longer have the component that I was going to use the cables for so I have let the situation go but just to warn everyone as well about ordering from this guy.
cfchew, I would pursue this as Maxima 95 stated in the post above yours. Not having the components any more is no reason to allow the man to steal from you. I personally went through a protracted purchasing experience exactly like those described here and on many other places on the internet. I eventually got my cable but it was not a fun experience. I would NEVER again send Brad Vojtech any money, nor would I recommend anyone else send him their money. Do so at your own risk.
I bought the same thing 2 months ago. Received it in about 5 days. Liked it so much i ordered 2 power cords and a hdmi cable. received ethernet cable 04/22/2017. ordered the other 3 wires 04/23/2017. Brad contacted me via e-mail after i left positive feed back for the ethernet cable. offered me a deal. i said yes.......... e-mailed Brad this morning. His last chance to make it rite.
Update, I am currently going through the same arduous and painful process of wrangling a set of paid-for cables from Brad, as mentioned in previous posts. Like others, I'm not trying to 'pile up' on the guy, but if it's going to take 12+ weeks to get product, he should clearly state this somewhere in his lengthy product description. I finally had to resort to filing a dispute both here and with PayPal to get him to respond to my inquiries. Might be great cable, but this audio pilgrim will never buy from him again.
I have been waiting 3 months+ for the headphone cable. Same thing: great communication prior to sale, but since payment he has gone silent.
I am choosing to just assume it is similar to Double Helix Headphone Cables. They have a 4-5 month wait time.
I have his dual USB and it is incredible. However, I purchased the USB cable second hand. Maybe thats the way to go?
Looking at this posts, I think I'm lucky in having received one. I would need some help though in properly connecting it to Bryston BDA-3.
I had hard time to make it work: none of the ports on my PC seemed to provide connectivity between the DAC and the PC. After more than 2 hours of trying different combinations and angles I finally had connectivity. Needless to say, it sounds amazing.
I contacted the vendor (True Audiophile) asking if something may be wrong with the cable. My expectation was not to find such a finicky alignment between cable and USB ports with everything in a perfect angle to make it work.
The vendor contacted RAL (Brad Vojtech) who said that is the actual expectation and nothing is wrong with the cable.
Did anybody in the community face similar challenges? Should I expect signal conduit to work only on one single port in my PC and only in a very specific angle? This seems very unstable, not sure there is anything I can do to make it more reliable (e.g. with a support of some sort).
I'm considering returning it. What could be another USB cable with similar sound quality?
Please let me know your comments, thank you!
I was surprised to find this thread on Audiogon I bought a Umbilical cable from RAL for $400 for my ModWright LS 36.5DM .I also had problems getting the cables it took 32 days I guess I lucked out what concerns me more is the claims of 5N silver before I powered up my preamp I got a hold of Dan Wright to ask about Brad and his work, his response was make sure Brad knows what he is doing and Modwight would not be responsible for damage. I had no idea Brad had a bad reputation I was lucky there doesn't seem to be a problem but I am not sure it sounds better than my ModWright umbilical , I may send it to Dan Wright to have it checked out I will keep Audiogon members updated please forgive my messy writing
Modwright uses Wywire umbilical cords, which is a very good cord. I have no experience with Brad’s umbilical but I can’t imagine his cord being better than Wywires. Wywires is known for their high quality cables and impeccable customer service.
I used to own RAL Ethernet and DB-25 umbilicals. They are no longer in my system.
@Lalitk, thanks for the reply. I do own a Wywires umbilical for my Oppo / ModWright 205 Truth Mod I have talked to Alex a few times on the phone
I tried two times to get Alex to make a umbilical for the ModWright LS 36.5DM said he would look into doing that for me but he never got back, these kind of moves are finishing touches on a already fine system I have been using CCAC with great success for the last fifteen years I may send the original umbilical to Mel at CCAC that would be the best thing to do for my system I am not sure why I didn't get a hold of Mel to begin with, I am sceptical about CryoSilver that pure 5N silver is not easy to get and Cryo it's hard to believe that claim, thanks again