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Elsdon Wonder Audio IC-25 Interconnect Cables

Discussion in 'audio' started by CliffB, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Nice one Raj- you putting in one new cable at a time or you going all in- may help some folk who are thinking of purchasing... we will require a full report anyway.:D
     
  2. IMHO a fill loom is defo the way to go ;) First of all I installed my new 2.5m set of LS-40s, then the USB cable.
    I was using a decent standard Class 2 Lindy Cromo USB Cable, The EWA was swapped in and out twice to confirm what i was hearing.The USB cable is a 'must' to try, we were quite surprised by what it offers.
    Then I installed 1 MCS-5 on the Aavik U-300, didn't do any in/out swaps as i don't like powering up/down and its awkward to change cables. I'll revert back to the Neotech cables in a few days and see if I hear anything different again.
    Then I installed 1 MCS-5 on the HD Plex 300, didn't do any in/out swaps as i don't like powering up/down and its awkward to change cables. Not expecting anything substantial here but it adds completeness to the full loom! :D
     
  3. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    Given all the talk of the 'full loom' on the LS40 thread we need a set of interconnects (and maybe a mains cable) to do a UK tour? :D
     
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  4. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    I'd certainly be interested in a trial of a mains cable with iec plug..
     
  5. So a little update, I've now settled on keeping the EWA loom... It's enhanced the system perfectly. Going to be keeping 1x MCS-5 mains cable, 1x EWA USB cable, and a 2.5m pair of LS-40's.

    I can recommend trying an EWA loom to anyone who maybe interested; every cable has had a positive effect. Even the USB is noticeably better than a standard Lindy Cromo Class 2 cables.
    Tried swapping the EWA MSC-5 power cable back to the Neotech yesterday, Its not a massive difference but still better, the MSC-5 had more solidity and definition to the bass and slightly wider soundstage... I have two here on (free) dem purely to complete the loom, 1, 1.5m MSC-5 to the U-300 and the other 1.5m MSC-5 to the HD-PLEX 300 PSU. I can't justify keeping both except on visual merit lol, it's a bit perverse to use a £530 mains cable on the £440 PSU feeding a computer :p

    I was fairly sceptical of the mains cable and to some point the USB cable too. I don't understand how or why they should make a difference due to the obvious and had previously thought good shielding being of any real merit.
    I've noticed they take a good week of solid use to fully reveal their true potential from new. The LS-40s were brand new when I got them first time around. This new loom was all newly built again. Either my perception of them has climatized or they do really need a good running-in.

    So once again, thanks to @ABCaudio & @CJ14 for the demo/loan. Alan/Colin, do you want to start a tour with the additional 1.5m MCS-5 mains cable i have here?
     
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  6. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Can I be first on the list if it happens please ?
     
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  7. Also The 90cm USB cable I have here will be swapped out for a 120cm length this coming week... @ABCaudio @CJ14 - up for a tour again?
     
  8. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    Hi all,

    I'm perfectly happy for these two items to go on demo for whoever wants to hear them. Just contact me directly!

    Best regards,

    Alan
     
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  9. @ABCaudio @CJ14 Do you guys have plans for the 1.5m MCS-5 mains and 1m x EWA USB cable to go on tour yet?

    Think @steveinspain was wanting to demo the mains cable IIRC
     
  10. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    @steveinspain has a hardwired mains cable already I believe.... . But he may want more!
     
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  11. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    Steve should be sorted for now...;)

    I tell you what, Raj, I'll have them back here for now while I get everything ready for April. Can I arrange collection from you next week?
     
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  12. Yes, absolutely.
     
  13. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member


    Er no.:rolleyes:
     
  14. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Have I mis-read this or is this amplifier €39'000?!
     
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  15. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Who doesn't ?
     
  16. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Wow. Have you done a write up? I'd be interested in reading your take on it. Thanks for the links, I will work my way through those.

    I can never afford this but is it indeed special enough to justify such a price?
     
  17. IMHO, its very much worth it, I've tried and owned many ultra integrated amps from the likes of Analog Domain ISIS D75, Vitus RI101/SIA-025/RD-RS100, Audionet DNA/WATT, Devialet 250 Pro, Bel Canto ACI-600, Mcintosh MC9000 and probs a few more.
     
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  18. CJ14

    CJ14 Retired

    I think Alan my allow all the cables designs to go on tour if asked nicely.
     

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