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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2014, 09:10:47 AM »
Our online posting styles and behaviour is an important discussion,  not relevant to this thread,  so they have been moved to;

http://killerdac.com/forum/index.php/topic,2747.msg20140.html#new

This thread is for people who are still interesting in making their own IC's (DIY).
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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2014, 11:16:08 PM »
Hi ozmillsy, look forward to your impressions once burn-in has completed :)
Well,  burning-in is done,  and I reckon these cables sound great (on my system).    What that actually means,  isnt all that much,  until I compare them to something meaningful.   Which I will do in due course.

But for now,  I have nice clear extended highs,  weighty mids and bass,  big open spaces with air,  just a nice all round sound.  They definitely were an improvement for my system.     
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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2014, 03:29:41 AM »
ok thanks  :)

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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2014, 07:15:41 PM »
Hi ozmillsy, these are mine with KLEI Pure Harmony RCA plugs  :) 

I used 2 twisted pair Cat5 (blue/brown pairs) for the ground (-) and single Cat5 for the Signal (+) ... TME, sounds good :)
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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2014, 08:15:01 PM »
Cool, thanks for sharing the pic, looks good.

I have just received my copper harmony plugs.  So I'll be making another set of IC's of the same recipe, and comparing (after run-in of course).
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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2014, 08:56:58 PM »
should be interesting  :)

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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2014, 09:55:59 PM »
Just compared my set with pure harmony plugs,  to the yamamura 5000's,   and the yamamuras have more body and fullness (which is their signature).

In comparing back to back, when that body isnt there, it's a hollow feeling.   

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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2014, 07:46:05 AM »
Hi ozmillsy, interesting ... there you go ... cables make a difference to the sound and that means your system could sound even better :)

You could always try... 2 twisted pair Cat5 (blue and brown pairs) for the ground (-) and single Cat5 for the Signal (+) ... with the pure harmony's ... but better to compare them to the copper harmony first  :)

Were they Stevenvalve's yamamura 5000's?  He has indicated that he really likes the Essence gZero6 ICs (they are on par) ... so they must be excellent cables, also  :)

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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2014, 09:42:43 AM »
Definitely cables make a difference,  that's why I experiment with making them.    It's a fiddly job, that takes time.

It's not really about cables being better or being good.   It's how they sound different to other cables, on any given system,  and how we can use them in the mix for tuning our systems.

What do these cables do for me, on my system,   is they add a liveliness to the sound.   My tannoy system is nice and warm, and engaging (they have a beauty about them).   My dac "needs" some extra transparency at the front end, as the whole mix is bordering on too much of a good thing.     I actually don't think the Yamamuras are the answer for my Dac to Passive spot in the system.

So my DIY's give me extension and transparency.   I was hoping they had inherent body aswell,  given I have used 20awg Neotech,   but they don't have this,  when compared directly to the Yam-5000s. 

Pros/cons,  just different flavours is all.

Stevens system has "you are there" transparency,  and my DIY's didn't gel on that system.

Hope that adds context around what my cables do,  compared to a known quantity.

I will go on to test the Copper Harmony plugs as planned.   But I also intend to try cotton sleeving instead of Teflon tubing, not too far down the road.


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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2014, 02:43:25 PM »
It would be nice to hear the  yamamura 5000's... maybe one day  :)

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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2014, 11:26:41 PM »
Hi ozmillsy, any news/updates  :)

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Re: DIY Interconnects - Show Us Your Work.
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2014, 11:35:18 PM »
Nope,   on the back burner for the moment.

Spent many hours dialling in my cart on the weekend,  and the missus cracked the sh!ts.     8)
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