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Elsdon Wonfor Audio LS-40 speaker cables

Discussion in 'audio' started by Cereal Killer, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    @Cappuccino what's the context you'll be trying them in?
  2. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    @CliffB l certainly noted a very large increase in performance with the LS40 on the ProAc Tablette 10, made the speaker sound bigger too- did not try the LS40 on my Audionote ANK/LX though was too busy enjoying the music on the ProAc's.:D
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  3. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino New Member

    Hi CK, ill update once I've had them in my system. Would dearly like to hear the LS-80 which I believe maybe doing the rounds soon also.
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  4. Chris Tarling

    Chris Tarling Yellow Hound

    Final thoughts from me before I send the demo LS-40s onto the next person.
    The big difference is the wider soundstage compared to my Witchhat Phantom cables. The soundstage is bigger which brings with it an impression of greater clarity.
    But it's not a sufficient compelling difference to make me want to purchase a set of LS-40s.
    I can't really discern any difference in the bass as others have found.
    I really want to try the LS-80s (@ABCaudio) as I 'think' they may justify the upgrade.
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  5. CJ14

    CJ14 Retired

    I liked to thank you all for this tour and the responses we have got back have been very helpful,
    I also liked to thank Alan in this tour for all the hard work he has put into it.

    Take care all

    Best Col
  6. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    We generally don't ask for comparisons (testimonials are welcome though), as preference is more subjective than a gauge of actual merit. However, in this thread the LS-80 was compared to Stage 3 concept and the LS-40 to Anzus A2, both are pretty pricey (and hitherto unheard of by me, at least). On different forums there are some head-to-head comparisons with TQ cables, for obvious reasons, and EWA tends to come out top.

    All that being said, I would be much happier if you/anyone demo something yourself in your own system and context, and form your own preference - you are most welcome to try.
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  7. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    Latest list revision:
  8. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    Please PM your interest in trialling:

    EWA LS-80 (3M, single wired)

    EWA MCS-5 power cable (1.5M)

    EWA USB (90CM)

    EWA IC-25 (1.2M, both RCA and XLR available)

    I am thinking that LS-80 could go around on it's own, and perhaps all the others in a single box as a set? Of course, some will want to hear the whole lot together, perhaps they can go at the front of the queue.

    One thing to note - postage is pretty hefty with gear that weighs this much. Perhaps it's best if I arrange each postage collection/drop, and each participant pays me for it? It'll be cheaper via our shipping agents.

    I'll get this organised for May.
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  9. Bettisdad

    Bettisdad Active Member

    Cables received today.

    Oto warmed up and TT on.

    Straight off, (to my ears and how I perceive sound) there’s improvement in clarity but it’s delicate.
    Bass I’m still unsure about, it’s definitely different somehow.
  10. Bettisdad

    Bettisdad Active Member

  11. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    @Bettisdad so when you ordering a pair :D

    What's the system/context and current cables set?
  12. Chris Tarling

    Chris Tarling Yellow Hound

    They are good - not a sufficient step for me to change from what I have but...

    I'm 'desperate' to try the LS-80s!
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  13. GavinB

    GavinB pfm Member

    @ABCaudio Hi Alan, I've PM'd you about an order for LS-80 :)
  14. Bettisdad

    Bettisdad Active Member

    I’ll be doing more listening this week and would like to try the 80s before I make any decision on buying.

    Wider soundstage has been mentioned a few times on this thread but I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily wider, there just seems to be a lot more going on in the same space! Obviously this is only my perception in my room and system.
    My system consists of -

    P3, with PSU and upgraded platter and sub platter. AN Arm 1v2, AN Iq1
    Audio Note Oto phono Se
    AN J lx speakers

    Turntable will have been upgraded by the time I get a chance to try the Ls80s.
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  15. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

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  16. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    That should all sound absolutely wonderful, I'll be interested to hear what you think.
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  17. Bettisdad

    Bettisdad Active Member

    My time with the cables is coming to an end so could @OldSkool dm me your address and I’ll forward them on. It’ll either be Friday afternoon or first thing Saturday when I get chance to post.

    I’ll hopefully get a few more hours listening in before then and post my thoughts on the cables over the weekend. Spoiler alert* They’re really very good!
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2021
  18. OldSkool

    OldSkool pfm Member

    Will hopefully pick the cables up from the post office tomorrow - was at work when they tried to deliver Monday and haven't had the chance to pick them up yet. Should get the chance to hook them up and have a listen this weekend.
  19. jimbot2.0

    jimbot2.0 pfm Member

    You are in for a treat! Letus know how you get on

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