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In OS SSD nothing SQ changes with MK II, but in music library works so good ! After Pure Reference many configurations possibles. Job find best SQ. I believe is pure reference in music SSD and MK II in OS SSD, but every changes in some days when a test occours.

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I received a few hours ago a pure reference.  Burning and artificial highs in this beginning of adaptation. This pure reference is much more hard to bend. Medium difficult install. Waiting burn in now

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Using now mk2 in SO ssd and pure reference in library ssd. Cold sound, middle and treble very agressive, gain in transparency and clarity but decrease in naturality and warm.

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I moved over to an 800P Optane M.2 for both OS and storage (but in seperate partitions) so no use for my Pachanko Mk2 anymore.

If anyones interesting in buying I will sell it for 70 with free shipping within europe (or outside europe, if you dont mind covering some of the extra shipping cost).

I have lots of positive feedback as a seller on a buy and sell site which I can show you if you need reassurance.

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5 minutes ago, seeteeyou said:

Uh oh, here comes the latest model for roughly $660

It's that cotton coating from Madagascar.  To die for.


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Not sure about the coating while the pricing was going even higher when compared to both Audiopheeling Encounter and Brise Audio Masamune

 

http://www.audiopheeling.com/digital.html

http://briseaudio.jp/store/product/pc/sata.html

 

Audiopheeling was planning to introduce their Achievement SATA but for some reasons it's no longer listed.

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Ok. I have the pure reference right now and seems good but my server was already low noise to begin with. I'm not using a PC for music playback. Yes, the price of the new one is will quite high. Bit too much imo.

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1 minute ago, TubeMan said:

" . I'm not using a PC for music playback "

 

It's an audio server so technically it is a PC but not a desktop as most here have. Antipodes EX and I'm using the pure reference in there for the storage disk. 

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After having a PPA server with PPA Black Reference SATA and most of PPA goodies (memory, clock, SSD, Ethernet switch and cables, etc.), I decided to add another server to make a dualPC setup.  That’s when I had opportunity to try a Pachanko SATA Refetence and keep it as alternative to PPA.

 

A couple years passed, I was offered to upgrade to the Pure but I refused, thinking the Reference was good enough.  And I’m right.

 

Another year passed, little by little my setup evolved to be more musical, more resolving.  As a habit I frequently go back to similar cables and re-evaluate their merits.  Tonight I’m doing just that, comparing the PPA Black Reference SATA to my workhorse Pachanko Reference SATA, hoping the PPA can serve as good alternative to the Pachanko.

 

What happened surprised me to say the least.  With the PPA on OS disk, sound seems holographic at first (wide, deep) then becomes ambiguous less solid.  To be sure, I swapped the Pachanko in.  Voila, music is back:  bass is more in both quality and quality, tangibility of vocals, no less depth or width.  This isn’t something I expected.  I’m asking myself, “If the Pachanko Reference SATA sounds this good, how much better do the Pure and Aphelion can be?”

 

I hope to find out sooner or later.

 

 

 

 

 


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I have the MK II and the Pure Reference: they are very different.  Pure here did not work on the data SSD.  System has lost its naturalness.  Pure made everything more digital and fatigue more remarkable.  Leaves the sound airier, more open.  for me, it's past the point.  MK II in the data worked very well

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7 hours ago, mancubus said:

So... Chan did it again!


I'm happy user of Pachanko Reference and Pure Reference cables and was using these cables since they showed up.
Sometimes it is hard to imanage how already great sound could transform for better especialy when we talk about digital cables.

I have tested the latest creation of Pachanko - Aphelion SATA and boy it is awesome.
If you're not familiar with astronomy, Aphelion is the point in the elliptical orbit of a planet where it is farthest from the sun.
Imanage that you are the planet, the Sun is music and the orbit is your room. And it's good way to describe it.
This is the first quality that undeniably showing when I plug this cable in - The depth perspective. Never had in my system so much of it!
The sound with Aphelion becomes "liquid" like water but the tones are very natural. It just gives you more of this "realism" what we all are after for. Literally can't turn off the music...
Amazing achievement once again!


thank you very much for your findings about Pachanko's new SATA cable! 🙂👍🏼
 

Others interested in more details about this cable please see here: https://shop.highend-audiopc.com/collections/sata-cables/products/pachanko-aphelion-sata-cable

 

 

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On 2/17/2020 at 3:30 AM, mancubus said:

So... Chan did it again!


I'm happy user of Pachanko Reference and Pure Reference cables and was using these cables since they showed up.
Sometimes it is hard to imanage how already great sound could transform for better especialy when we talk about digital cables.

I have tested the latest creation of Pachanko - Aphelion SATA and boy it is awesome.
If you're not familiar with astronomy, Aphelion is the point in the elliptical orbit of a planet where it is farthest from the sun.
Imanage that you are the planet, the Sun is music and the orbit is your room. And it's good way to describe it.
This is the first quality that undeniably showing when I plug this cable in - The depth perspective. Never had in my system so much of it!
The sound with Aphelion becomes "liquid" like water but the tones are very natural. It just gives you more of this "realism" what we all are after for. Literally can't turn off the music...
Amazing achievement once again!

I am have been using Pachanko SATA and other cables for quite some time, started with the SATA MKII, then replaced the MKII with the Reference SATA when it became available, I moved up to the Pure Reference SATA later, for every upgrade I did the SQ made a big leap forward, noise floor was reduced with each upgrade, also the sonics, soundstage depth and width improved.

Definitely the icing on the cake is the move to the Aphelion SATA, I could hear an improvement in the sound quality within a few minutes after replacing the Pure Reference with the Aphelion, the sound kept getting better the longer I play the music with the new Aphelion SATA cable.

There is  more openness to the performances, more spaciousness around the performers, even more depth and width in the soundstage. My 23' x 17' listening room seemed even bigger than it is with the new cable.

I listened to the Eva Cassidy Nightbird CD as my reference, listening and comparing the two Pachanko cables (Pure Reference and Aphelion) on tracks "Ain't no Sunshine", "Fields of Gold", "Stormy Monday", and "Wonderful World", the Aphelion was definitely the winner.

The acoustics of the Blues Alley Jazz Club was more revealing on the Aphelion than the Pure Reference.

After the Aphelion was in for more than 100 hours I invited some friends over to validate what I was hearing with the differences between the two cables, and they all agreed that the  new Aphelion SATA was the clear winner.

I highly recommend the Pachanko Aphelion SATA cable!!!!

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Digital to Analog Converter: Mutec MC-3+ USB, B.M.C. UltraDAC

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