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now I have moved to Samsung Pro 850 ssd external hard drive powered by uptone JS2 and connected with Curious - every step has been a marked improvement ( much to my surprise after getting the Nagra HD DAC) in detail, foundation and just plain musicality.

 

Hi Phil,

This is exactly what I have done for quite a time. I am using a LaCie 3,5´´ external HDD, powered by JS-2. So far I have replaced the standard USB cable by a Supra Cable. The SQ has improved a lot and it is not just decent differences that I can hear. So even this part of a chain is worth looking at. However using a silver core cable of a friend of mine has shown me, that there is even more to discover. As a result I am about to join the Curious Cables party.

Regards,

Uwe

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I have Curious cable .8 and a link for sale. Maybe I do not have enough post to post in classified. 350.00 for both. The ground lead was customized by Rob at Curious so it can be disconnected if not wanted.


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I have Curious cable .8 and a link for sale. Maybe I do not have enough post to post in classified. 350.00 for both. The ground lead was customized by Rob at Curious so it can be disconnected if not wanted.

 

It's not number of posts keeping you from listing items for sale. You have to be a paid subscriber to place an ad.

 

 

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Thank you.... Never realized that.


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Got about 23 hours run through the Regen-Link cables.

 

1. Laptop

2. Regen-Link 

3. Regen

4. Regen-Link 

5. Ifi Micro ilink USB-SPDIF 

 

There certainly have been some positive changes in the first 20+ hours. In the first 5-6 hours though, like somone mentioned earlier in this thread, 120-200hz sounded fuller...almost 'tubby' sounding. That went away overnight. 

 

Now, everything is sounding smoother from top to bottom. I'll continue to run WAV, FLAC and 320kbps files through them for the rest of the weekend. Then I'll go back to the hard adaptors I was using prior to the 'full loom' of curious cables.

 

I'm interested.....how many of the posters in this thread are still using their curious cables?

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Well, I've just about made it to the 50 hour mark. Sounding great. :)

 

Based on additional reading since I got the Regen-Links, I'm thinking I'll just go for the 100 hour mark before I compare the full loom of Curious Cables to the hard adaptors I was using prior. :)

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Ok....I've made it to the 100 hour mark. Yayyy.:D Time to do some comparisons.....

 

Removed the full loom of Curious Regen Links and went back to the hard adaptors I was using prior. Before I got the CCRL's, I compared the hard adaptors to all the other USB cables I have in house....that's including the Pangea Silver. It's the best one I've got but it's 12' long. The hard adaptors sounded better.

 

First impressions of putting the hard adaptors back in the system was that the soundstage was smaller. Very, very noticeable. Other than that, the sound isn't that much different. The full loom of Regen-Links is warmer, richer and smoother. No doubt about it. It is very easy to hear the difference but it's not drastic. If I wasn't locked into the sweetspot, I might not be able to discern a difference. 

 

Since I am off work this week, I'm gonna keep this going. I'll see if I can get over 150 hours run through the CCRL's. 

 

If this is as good as they get, they're keepers. I have to admit, I was really hoping for more and I'm somewhat left hanging here but maybe they need more burn-in. Another 'baby step' in the right direction.....hopefully with a little more burn-in that baby step will get bigger.

 

By the way, this is not through cans. It's through my main rig in a 19x13 room with an 11' equilateral triangle determining the sweetspot. Heavily treated room. Bass traps and absorption. No diffusors yet.....

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8 minutes ago, SWL3600 said:

Ok....I've made it to the 100 hour mark. Yayyy.:D Time to do some comparisons.....

 

Removed the full loom of Curious Regen Links and went back to the hard adaptors I was using prior. Before I got the CCRL's, I compared the hard adaptors to all the other USB cables I have in house....that's including the Pangea Silver. It's the best one I've got but it's 12' long. The hard adaptors sounded better.

 

First impressions of putting the hard adaptors back in the system was that the soundstage was smaller. Very, very noticeable. Other than that, the sound isn't that much different. The full loom of Regen-Links is warmer, richer and smoother. No doubt about it. It is very easy to hear the difference but it's not drastic. If I wasn't locked into the sweetspot, I might not be able to discern a difference. 

 

Since I am off work this week, I'm gonna keep this going. I'll see if I can get over 150 hours run through the CCRL's. 

 

If this is as good as they get, they're keepers. I have to admit, I was really hoping for more and I'm somewhat left hanging here but maybe they need more burn-in. Another 'baby step' in the right direction.....hopefully with a little more burn-in that baby step will get bigger.

 

By the way, this is not through cans. It's through my main rig in a 19x13 room with an 11' equilateral triangle determining the sweetspot. Heavily treated room. Bass traps and absorption. No diffusors yet.....

 

I don't know by what mechanism the sound of cables would change after X number of hundreds of hours use, other than by expectation bias. I know if I paid $450+ for a couple of pieces of wire I would hope that they would sound better than $2 worth of hard adapters, too. I do hope the Curious cables work out for you, though. All's well that ends well.

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Forgot to mention. The cables took 12 days to get from Australia into my hands in the US. Very cool.

 

They were packaged very well.

 

I really shouldn't have made it sound like I was left hanging with these cables. At this point, there are some subtle things with these cables that really make the music flow. Someone mentioned earlier in this thread that the structure of the music is changed. I agree. It's a smoothness that engages me into the music more than otherwise. 

 

I'm anxious to hear what happens in the next 50+ hours.

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I didn't pay $450+.....don't know where you got that from?

 

I paid $120.00 each. ($240.00 total)

 

Yeah, they damn well better sound better than the cheap hard adaptors. However, in my system the cheap hard adaptors bested other cables in the house including the Pangea Silver.

 

Go figure....

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6 minutes ago, SWL3600 said:

I didn't pay $450+.....don't know where you got that from?

 

I paid $120.00 each. ($240.00 total)

 

Yeah, they damn well better sound better than the cheap hard adaptors. However, in my system the cheap hard adaptors bested other cables in the house including the Pangea Silver.

 

Go figure....

I apologize, I didn't realize that you only had two REGEN links. The regular 0.8M to 2.0 M Curious USB cables sell for $340-$580 each.

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On 1/22/2016 at 11:22 AM, Al Jones said:

I am currently waiting for a 28 cm Curious USB 3.0 for use from a USB HDD into my music PC. It promptly and predictably went straight into customs limbo when it arrived in Denmark 10 days ago.

 

@al jones: can you report on your experience with CURIOUS cable 3.0? using it as a lnk between HDD and PC/server/Streamer?

Transfer of files should be less sensitive to usb cable than streaming because usb mode is in bulk and allows data correction, but that is the theory ,who knows?

Please report on your experience,

Richard

 

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I’ve moved on from USB storage to internal HDD in a Small Green Computer. The only USB in my system is a Mad Scientist Heretical with ground switches at both ends between my Sonore Signature Rendu SE and Magma/SOtM modified Singxer. Once signal is established, I disconnect the ground switch at both ends.


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I just ordered a Curious Evolved cable as well. I could find only one review online. It is from a high end audio site based in Slovenia, called Mono & Stereo. Curious Evolved USB Cable Review

 


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