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In Reply to: RE: Supra ZAC Toslink Cable Report posted by Awe-d-o-file on April 01, 2017 at 17:29:18
I'm quite impressed with the Lifatec's quality. Very nicely manufactured. I have nothing to compare it to sonically, so I simply don't know what's responsible for the mixed results (so far). Could well be a poor implementation of the optical converter in any one of the 3 components involved. And it could be that coax just sounds better in my setup. I'm giving things time to break in and settle down, and I'll evaluate again thereafter.
I dont think my Lifatek changed much with time. You are using a transport which was hotter on top for my setup as well. That seemed to be your issue, too much on top. Does the transport have safety ground? If so try it lifted.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
There wasn't any real issue (on initial listen) with too much top end. A little more detail up top, but not overblown. Bass was a bit deeper, and overall macrodynamics improved a touch. But what seemed to lose ground was the harmonic texture and low level dynamic shadings, which are both important to me. I wasn't expecting the cable to change much with play time, but with Duster's suggestion was giving the optical electronics some time to break in as they had never been used before. Haven't had a chance to listen since, but will this weekend.
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