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In Reply to: RE: Oyaide Black Mamba V2 with Furutech FI-50 Gold Report posted by Duster on January 12, 2017 at 16:43:27
I've had my Mamba Sigma V2's connected to my Acoustat servos now for about 2 weeks and I could not agree more with your comments about the Mamba Sigma V2 performance. With the last upgrade of the servos I had my guy replace the IEC inlets with Oyaide's and had been using Oyaide 004 connectors on either end of some vintage CryoMax III cable. I've lived with that setup for nearly a year and was very impressed with the way things sounded. Replacing those home-brews with the Mamba Sigma V2's has been a bit of a revelation. Acoustats, and ESL's in general, are excruciatingly revealing of everything in the chain before them and this change in PC's was immediately obvious to me - and for the better. Neutrality, speed and detail is exactly the words I would use too. Now I have two sets of 004 connectors and I am seriously considering some bulk Mamba to rewire them with. I have some CyroMax in other applications with other Oyaide connectors that I'll likely replace with revamped home-built Mamba ones.
Once again, thank you for sharing your experiences with us here. It's helped me better my system.
The Oyaide Black Mamba V2 terminated with Oyaide 004 AC connectors is an excellent option. I gladly use a DIY Black Mamba V2 with 004 for a component within my main audio system.
Duster, do the Oyaide 004 AC connectors have screw type terminals for attaching the AC cord leads?
Not Duster, but yes, they do. They use a clamping approach and the screw terminals provide the pressure to secure the wire in the clamps. The screws are not intended to hold the wire themselves.
While this image is of a Furutech connector, the Oyaide 004 features termination slots that are similar to what is shown. There is plenty of room on either side of a central termination screw for each termination slot, with a clamping plate mechanism that firmly holds the conductor within the termination slot. Notice in the image that the clamping plates are tightened all the way for the live and neutral slots which need to be loosened all the way before the conductors are inserted, while the lower ground slot clamping plate is shown to be slightly loosened.
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