Melco C1 SFP+ Direct Attach Cable : the first in audiophile market

CKKeung

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I must say that Emile/Taiko Audio is the pioneer, applying Direct Attach Cables in their CAS products.

Ben Lau, the Taiko dealer in Hong Kong tried several IT industry DAC cables in the Taiko CAS connection and they gave different sonic performance. It's fun!

Here comes the first DAC cable from the CAS audiophile brand of Melco : Melco C1 SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (called Dela Audio in Japan domestic market).

The build looks very nice.
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A Taiwan audiophile who employed MSB dac tested the cable and gave his views here, pls read with google translate :

The Melco C1 SFP+ Direct Attach Cable is only available as parallel import in Hong Kong currently.
I will audition it once it is available officially at dealers.
 
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For owners of the current crop of MSB DACs that use the Pro ISL and Pro USB interface, some users from Japan have swapped out the fiber optic transceiver modules and experimented with direct-attached-copper.

One Japanese owner said he still preferred the sound with the original fiber optic transceivers.

As always, YMMV.
 
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Hello,

Today I just have a chance to try the Melco C1 SFP cable betwwen my Zayin Audio Stargate and SOtM sNH-10G Special Edition (Full Option) switches. It replaced my old Finisar FTLF1324P2BTV SFP+ transceiver & FIS Fiber Optic Patch Cable (glass). IMO, the sound is much fuller, more organic, and so smooth. I prefer Melco cable to my previous set up. This cable is staying!

The system I'm using is just a humble Pachanko Labs Constellation Reference, as Roon Core, with Diretta to Olio.Spec Canarino Bridge DUB, attached to LampizatOr Golden Gate 3 into Hegel P30A & H30A and Dynaudio Confidence 20.

Of course, YMMV.
 

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Hello,

Today I just have a chance to try the Melco C1 SFP cable betwwen my Zayin Audio Stargate and SOtM sNH-10G Special Edition (Full Option) switches. It replaced my old Finisar FTLF1324P2BTV SFP+ transceiver & FIS Fiber Optic Patch Cable (glass). IMO, the sound is much fuller, more organic, and so smooth. I prefer Melco cable to my previous set up. This cable is staying!

The system I'm using is just a humble Pachanko Labs Constellation Reference, as Roon Core, with Diretta to Olio.Spec Canarino Bridge DUB, attached to LampizatOr Golden Gate 3 into Hegel P30A & H30A and Dynaudio Confidence 20.

Of course, YMMV.
Good info.
Thanks!
BTW your CAS setup, particularly the Pachanko server, are very good stuff.
:D
 
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For owners of the current crop of MSB DACs that use the Pro ISL and Pro USB interface, some users from Japan have swapped out the fiber optic transceiver modules and experimented with direct-attached-copper.

One Japanese owner said he still preferred the sound with the original fiber optic transceivers.

As always, YMMV.
I too prefer the fiber cable from PRO USB to DD
Maybe "audio" SFP+ cables will make a difference
 
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I have this FS "DAC" cable just before my network drive and I would like to compare it one day with the Melco
 

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