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EWA LS80 speaker cables

Discussion in 'audio' started by ex brickie, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. jimbot2.0

    jimbot2.0 pfm Member

    Thanks @ABCaudio, helpful info and understand your position re risk! As I posted previously about the 40s these are phenomenal cables so not my intention to damn with faint praise but, given the uplift in performance they give to try and decide which EWA to go for!
     
  2. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    All I can do is remind you that whatever you may order at ABCaudio, despite it being hand-built, you will always have a month to evaluate it at home in your system. You can return it for a full refund if it's not for you - no risk, and no cost to you (beside postage).

    You are the third to ask about a demo set, so it may yet happen. Although if I were to arrange another product demo/tour, I was thinking of the Claymore integrated amplifier.
     
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  3. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    Hi OCD Cliff! :D

    Images on pfm: they have to be hosted off-site (I use IMGBB but others like Flikr are fine - any image hosting site should do). Once your image is uploaded, you need the share links. The one which works on pfm is BBcode (from IMGBB I select BBCode medium linked).

    Sometimes the link can simply be posted into the text editor. Or, use the insert image icon above - paste it in there. HTH!
     
  4. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Post links to an online photo host and I’ll bang them into here or try:

    Have a go using postimage: https://postimages.org/. No need to host photos anywhere

    Drag a picture or click onto the button Choose Images / Browse and find your picture

    Copy the URL for the Hotlink for Forums and paste it into the PFM message​
     
  5. neilm

    neilm pfm Member

    Trying to follow the instructions, pictures of the LS-80 in situ

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  6. neilm

    neilm pfm Member

    Yay, it appears to work
    Thanks Amber Audio!
     
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  7. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    I bet the cables go great with Shahinians!
     
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  8. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Drop down and select 640x480 it will increase/reduce your pic to a decent size

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  9. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

  10. CliffB

    CliffB pfm Member

    Hi, have tried everything I can and can't make it work. Have used the forum hotlinks and thumbnail settings and resized as suggested but it doesn't show the images. Either I am useless or it doesn't like Macs?
     
  11. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    I’m doing it on an iPad and also have an iMac. Try upload photo after choosing 640, the copied link should have the resized image. Not all pics work but most do as you can see from my resize of your cable one.
     
  12. CliffB

    CliffB pfm Member

    Haha; that eliminates the Mac then, so the logical conclusion is I am useless!! Tried again and epic fail as I can't get any photos to appear now, not even small ones. Best I stick to hifi and avoid computers. At least if viewers follow the link they see the images :confused:
     
  13. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    After you get it to work once it'll fall into place - you must be missing a step or doing something else, I can see your album of pics via your link - clicked one - Share - copy the hotlink

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  14. CliffB

    CliffB pfm Member

    Some photos of LS-80 in place in my system.

    Got it at last. Mechanical things are my bag, not web design!!!!:confused:

    For info the rear of the rack and amp are 18cm from the wall and the WBT banana terminals protrude about another 2cm. The cables fit quite comfortably now, although I did move the rack out a bit to accommodate them, as I didn't want to put any excess bend on them. The longer tails help here.

    My speaker cabling is a bit awkward as the stack is at far left with speakers to the right, each side of the fireplace. For the left channel run I only need 2 metres or less and so have to store coiled cable behind the speaker. For the right channel run I need 5 metres to pass around the fireplace plinth. Despite the discrepancy in length required I wanted a matched pair of equal length cables.

    You can also see my EWA IC-25 cables (one first gen and 2 second gen), 2x RCA and 1x XLR

    https://postimg.cc/gallery/jr0FT47

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
  15. neilm

    neilm pfm Member

    We had a slightly alcohol fuelled late night listening session last night.

    It was simply amazing, these cables are quite extraordinary.

    Tracks we know really well sound so much better, all across the frequency range with more detail but also more musicality. Tracks that could be a bit ‘harsh’ at higher volumes have lost that harshness but also so much better. I was not expecting anything like that

    we were lost for words last night, listening was an absolute pleasure

    Thanks again
     
  16. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    I've had a great weekend (sans alcohol!) listening to LS80s too and loved them. Even on the poor recordings/harshness where I was having trouble with the LS40s. I'm getting the same sorts of results as @neilm

    The scale, detail, texture and bass control of the 80s is fabulous. I am definitely buying.......:D

    Is there anyone on pinkfish with EWA interconnects where they can start a thread and let us know what they've compared them with?
     
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  17. Bronzeage

    Bronzeage pfm Member

    I did have TQ Black Ultra at one point, but being honest, I prefer RFC Venus to that, or pretty much anything else apart from maybe Chord Sig Tuned Aray. I do wonder how EWA would compare.
     
  18. CliffB

    CliffB pfm Member


    I wasn't hearing things then!;) Glad you love the cables, though your bank balance may disagree!

    I actually have EWA interconnects throughout now, 1x 1st generation with RCA terminations and 2x second generation, one with RCA and one with XLR. I can give a feel for those easily enough, but haven't compared them with a large selection of other cables and those I have are rather less expensive, so not a totally fair comparison. I can detail it here or start a new thread? What would people prefer?
     
  19. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    Let's do another thread?
     
  20. CliffB

    CliffB pfm Member

    Sure, will do later when we come back from hooning RC cars around the park
     

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