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earl of sodbury

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Sadly I have to return the marvellous Coherent Sytems digital cable I've had on loan soon
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, so need to find a replacement for my temporary lash-up - budget a max of £50 - any suggestions, please?
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churz, eofs

 

Bracko

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The Supra Jobby isn't bad and the QED Signature (£65 for 0.5m) is pretty good too for the money. I had a Coherent on loan but couldn't really justify the cost over the QED Sig for not a lot of gain.

 

jon

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HiFi Trade?
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I use the TV cables one; looks very well-made, and works fine
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Jon

 

ultrasonic

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The qed signature is excellent, I use it from dvd to av amp and its a big step up from the cheapo cambridge audio one. Notably clearer sounding and more low level detail in movie sound tracks.

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Mr Coherent

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Adam,

remarkably average too
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I'd say the VDH studio (purple one) with bullets with hit you £30 will help out in the mean time Earl

 

Sid and Coke

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I use a Mark Grant £20 digi coax between my transport and dac. I have tried others but the one made by Mark seemed to be well spec'd and well made, although it is a little stiff.

If you want a more flexible cable you could try an Ecosse ' The Producer' . I think they sell for about £25. I used to have one of them too. I did a little fully sighted, non scientific, S&C home test between about 5 digital coax cables and couldn't tell the difference between any of them to be honest. I kept thecheap ones and sold my Producer and also a CAD 'Silurian' ( £87 worth, silver , locking phonos, etc ...) to recoup a little cash...

 

andrew1810

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julian2002

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HiFi Trade?
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a pair of bullet plugs and 1/2m of shark coax from maplins 5 mins with a soddering iron and bobs your uncle. cost? about 25 quid iirc. it'll do the job but probably not as good as tone's.

cheers

julian

 
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earl of sodbury

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Thanks all for some stonkingly useful answers - if I was a journalist I'd have the makings of an intriguing group test. As it is Frank was first out of the traps, and a mighty-fine silver cable landed in my pigeon-hole this morning! Can't wait to road-test it!

Thanks again all, churz, eofs

 

Darren

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Sorry Earl,

Not stirring the shit...but... given that Tony's cable was 'marvellous' and was loaned to you, why didn't you just buy it?

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earl of sodbury

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Darren wrote:

Sorry Earl,Not stirring the shit...but... given that Tony's cable was 'marvellous' and was loaned to you, why didn't you just buy it?

- Serious question

Darren
'Cause it's £350 and I have just taken-out a massive mortgage and still don't have a fridge or washing machine.

Serious answer.

Churz, eofs

 

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