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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2014, 10:51:33 PM »
Yeah sorry pretty dumb thing to say. Feeling a bit morose today as I just discovered this afternoon that one of my bestest audio buddies
in the States died last week. Never experienced finding out a good friend had passed by the net before. RIP Larry Mellette.

Sorry to hear that and that's a real tough way to find out.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2014, 10:55:09 PM »
Yea I know what you mean, I had my great sounding TDA1541A S2 chip die a few years ago. It took me a long time to get over it.

I am all for humour, not sure in the cold light of day however this was helpful. I wouldn't like it if the loss of my friend was compared with a computer chip.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2014, 11:02:54 PM »
I am actually amazed how you can put up with all that for years Paul! No doubt your family is a massive support and also beautiful music through your system (and youtubing!). I haven't even been here for one year but I can't stand it anymore, I gotta move, I just don't want to be like those people you mentioned. Hurting themselves and ultimately wasting their lives  >:(  Oh well, at least whenever I finish work and go home I can get away from those nasty people and enjoy my time a bit with my system (thanks for lending me the JBL and letting me know about the 45 amp). So yeah, start working Steve and let us know the verdict of the cable!
We need you to stay around for a long....long time! So, please take care of yourself mate...

I think the idea of multiple threads to our lives is truly helpful. When things go to pot as they sometimes do there's always others as anchors to hold on to. And there is humour what can you do but laugh when see some of the insanity and worse effected by it. Try 20 years of it William, thank heavens for music and other outside interests.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2014, 10:06:00 AM »
Sorry to hear that and that's a real tough way to find out.

Yep really brings you back to earth and makes you fully aware of your own mortality.
Larry was the same age as me and had the same sort of medical issues. I can't stop
thinking it could have just as easily been me the one that croaked earlier this year.
We all gotta go sometime but mid 50's is way to early.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2014, 10:33:27 AM »
Yep really brings you back to earth and makes you fully aware of your own mortality.
Larry was the same age as me and had the same sort of medical issues. I can't stop
thinking it could have just as easily been me the one that croaked earlier this year.
We all gotta go sometime but mid 50's is way to early.


A real jolt, particularly given the impersonal way you found out. Definitely way too soon and as William said we want you around a lot longer.
Easy to go through life on auto pilot, tell our bodies shout Hello!!! Houston we have a problem.



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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2014, 10:18:38 PM »
I can get away from those nasty people and enjoy my time a bit with my system
the nasty ones, are those that sit in judgement,  who dont have the courage to tell you to your face what they really think,  that say ugly things (about your system) to others behind your back. And sometimes, when pushed really hard, will sting you with a bunch of unpleasantries that serves no purpose than to justify their own opinions.  These farkers are the worst scum.    And yes, they often work in the public service.
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It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2014, 10:52:52 PM »
And where is the long overdue "Grand Phoba's" comments on the KLEI 10's...

Still waiting...

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2014, 10:59:10 PM »
the nasty ones, are those that sit in judgement,  who dont have the courage to tell you to your face what they really think,  that say ugly things (about your system) to others behind your back. And sometimes, when pushed really hard, will sting you with a bunch of unpleasantries that serves no purpose than to justify their own opinions.  These farkers are the worst scum.    And yes, they often work in the public service.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2014, 04:11:09 PM »
And where is the long overdue "Grand Phoba's" comments on the KLEI 10's...

Still waiting...

As stated earlier here I had the cables for a few days before sending them to Steven. As it turned out they weren't even fully burnt in. I thought they were absolutely fantastic even undercooked and wiped the floor with the IC's I was using. But my system has definite limitations which these cables went a long way to help address and balance out. How they blend in with Steves system which is already well balanced and finely tuned will be interesting to find out.

They must be very good. If they were not it would have been cut and dried in a day or 2.



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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2014, 05:19:54 PM »
As stated earlier here I had the cables for a few days before sending them to Steven. As it turned out they weren't even fully burnt in. I thought they were absolutely fantastic even undercooked and wiped the floor with the IC's I was using. But my system has definite limitations which these cables went a long way to help address and balance out. How they blend in with Steves system which is already well balanced and finely tuned will be interesting to find out.

They must be very good. If they were not it would have been cut and dried in a day or 2.
Please not stevenvalve is very busy  has 4 kids and  full time job  works 14 hrs/days it will take a retired  stevenvalve  to do a review....................
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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2014, 09:18:13 PM »
Please not stevenvalve is very busy  has 4 kids and  full time job  works 14 hrs/days it will take a retired  stevenvalve  to do a review....................

Oh God....Stop whinging Steve!  :P
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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2014, 10:38:20 PM »
Well if its worth doing right, its worth waiting for.  IMV you really need at least 3 systems to try these in as one size does not fit all IMO.  Getting the right synergies between kit will always dominate any small differences in high end cables IMV.
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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2014, 06:40:25 AM »
Well if its worth doing right, its worth waiting for.  IMV you really need at least 3 systems to try these in as one size does not fit all IMO.  Getting the right synergies between kit will always dominate any small differences in high end cables IMV.


Very true and sometimes the cable you needed previously isn't the one you need anymore when the system has evolved. Its a pain taking a bath selling stuff that worked but you have outgrown, though the way I look at it if it benefits someone else then that's good karma, plus on the flip side I have got equipment that didn't work for previous buyer that it does for me.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2014, 03:51:57 PM »
Jehuty....

As if your avatar isnt distracting enough now your signature pics are really distracting me. Albeit a rather pleasant distraction I must say. When I'm on the Kdac site now at work my wife and anyone walking into the office thinks I'm scrolling through a soft porn site.

How is a man supposed to think clearly with you around ;D ;D ;D

(Nice arse btw)

 

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2014, 05:07:07 PM »
Sorry about that onthebeach.

I'll fix it tonight as there's no way I surf this forum in the office with my avatar and signatures like that.
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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2014, 07:15:26 PM »
And where is the long overdue "Grand Phoba's" comments on the KLEI 10's...

Still waiting...

I think he has lost that title due to dereliction of duty he is only Phoba now..
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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2014, 03:58:50 AM »
Jehuty....

As if your avatar isnt distracting enough now your signature pics are really distracting me. Albeit a rather pleasant distraction I must say. When I'm on the Kdac site now at work my wife and anyone walking into the office thinks I'm scrolling through a soft porn site.

How is a man supposed to think clearly with you around ;D ;D ;D

(Nice arse btw)

Alright...fixed! Hopefully it's less offensive now  :)
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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2014, 11:51:52 AM »
Alright...fixed! Hopefully it's less offensive now  :)

Yeah...just as well you you deviant  ;D

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #58 on: December 09, 2014, 12:38:10 PM »
Alright...fixed! Hopefully it's less offensive now  :)

Never offensive Will. Quite pleasant actually. Just distracting.

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Re: KLEI Absolute®Harmony Phono/RCA Plugs
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2014, 01:01:22 PM »
This is a post I saw on one of the forums  :)

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I would like to tell you that I am very, very pleased with KLEI gZero10 ICs and gZero6 SCs.    The word should be intoxicating (in a good way), better than any destructive drugs.  So far I have found that the KLEI gZero IC/SC products work the best.
  • KLEI gZero10 IC x 1.5m
  • KLEI gZero6 SC x 2.5m

My AC line is from balanced power supply.    I have a pair of Revel F208 and F206 floor stand speakers, M275 McIntosh tube amp, McIntosh preamp, Musical Fidelity M6 integrated amp, Bryston BDP-2 digital server, Bryston BDA-2 DAC.
 
The ICs that I have are…
  • Wireworld Esclipe 6
  • Wywire Gold IC
  • Supra Swords IC, which has very good dynamic range; correct phase; adequate ambient and bass but looses out to gZero10 which is more neutral, has more dynamics, and musical without harsh treble.
  • ZenwaveAudio D4 XLR type, which is a very good IC, that uses a UPOCC silver/gold connector, and has especially good tone and nuances but but is a bit lean in bass, a bit forward, and vocal/instrument separation.   Not as good as gZero10 though.
  • JJ Acounstics from Australia IC
  • Morray James IC, which is very dynamic and has superb high extension and is quite the same as gZero10 in many ways.    But the big problem is that it is more noisy and the phase of music is not so correct, which doesn't give the natural feeling.
  • LessLoss IC, which is very quiet but has lack of dynamic extension
  • Mark Stager's silver IC

The SCs that I have are…
  • Wireworld oasis cables.
  • Wywires gold
  • Clear Day double shotgun
  • LessLoss Achorwave
  • ZenwaveAudio silver...
  • Supra swords
  • Morray James

The Power Cords that I have are…
  • Wireworld Oasis and Esclipe
  • Wywire gold with Bybee
  • ZenwaveAudio 11 awg power cord, which is actually a very good power cord, where the dynamic distribution is even with good extension; not too warm and not bright.
  • Cabledyne Silver, which is the best power cord that I have now.  I changed its connectors to better ones; totally no harsh with good extension and very neutral.

I can't stand power conditioners which rob away music dynamics.

My music taste is that it must be very neutral with good dynamics and separation.    A bit of warm is ok and I can't stand sibilance or grainy treble.    Music must be free flow with good bass and ambiance.
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