Outstanding Sound Improvement with Videos before-after/ VYDA Cables

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Not magic but only better than Bonzo's.
I trust your hearing so much, i recently suggested a tonearm manufacturer he should make a armboard for his arm that only took up one post on the AS 2000, and send it for you to try ! :)
 
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For anyone in the US that wants to try the VYDA Cables, Rhapsody.Audio is a VYDA dealer and we have a full loom of phono cable, IC's (XLR and RCA), power cable, and sp. cables. If interested in trying out the VYDA cables it can be arranged.

I thought you were the U.S. distributor. Or is that not the case?
 

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I thought you were the U.S. distributor. Or is that not the case?
Not much of a distributor if you are the only location in the US that sells the product:) But yes, to Enrico/VYDA Rhapsody is the US distributor for the VYDA Cables and power distributor. We have been using the cables for two years and have sold several sets of the cables. Highly regarded by those that are using them.
 
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That is a good one, Al, but I suspect it is much greater than that. Readers were told to ignore me in this thread by someone who simply disagrees with my opinion about the value of these types of videos. I find that to be incredible on an audio forum such as this one. Here is one side saying videos "SUCK" and the other side finding them useful in a limited way. That is a big divide. For some, it seems to be about cancelling those who disagree with them - shutting them down, silencing their opinion. And then the insult about not being able to process information? Incredible.

"Ignore him - he has no business derailing the thread. Processing information can be tough."

We are better than this at WBF. This is a forum for exchanging ideas and having an open exchange of different opinions. We are here to learn from each other. We can usually discuss Analog v. Digital in a respectful manner.

The irony is that my comments, as well as those from others, about the value of these videos, did not derail the thread at all. If fact, the discussion has become richer and quite interesting. Different opinions are a good thing. I am with Sound of Tao: why do our views differ so much about these videos?

LOL. Great awakenings are usually slow and painful. There is a saying, "You can't tell people, you must show them." But in an audio-only industry it almost seems the more accurate statement is, "You can't show people, you must tell them."

I wonder if there might be a direct correlation between levels of resistance and associated intellect?
 

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Gentlemen, the rest of the VYDA Orion power cables are now at home. More to follow ....

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The new VYDA PC cables were installed yesterday afternoon. An apparently easy task, turned to be a two hours work due to their stiffness; and I had to disconnect-remove equipment- remove old cables- pass the new- check polarities- connect to Torus- install equipment back- connect the components without visual contact. by the way I have them all installed as I couldn’t do this again for each component separately.

At the end I was so exhausted that couldn’t listen and had to postpone my tennis match.

New day today and I am now at the middle of my first auditioning.
The sound improvement with the new VYDA PCs at pre-amp, phono stage and Torus is more massive than the improvement I got from the same at power amp. Looks like that PCs have even greater impact installed at the pre-amps.

On Saturday they will have some running hours and I will post the first video.
 
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the new video with all power and ICs from Vyda.
For convenience I am quoting the previous video links too.

previous videos:



new video:


all equipment is the same as well as my listening position, my iphone and my sofa.
 

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the new video with all power and ICs from Vyda.
For convenience I am quoting the previous video links too.

previous videos:



new video:


all equipment is the same as well as my listening position, my iphone and my sofa.
Micro details and timbre improvement are huge. Sound like 2 different tracks.

or it could just be different phone/position/time/heartbeat/hand shaking as the vatican said.
 

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Maybe if it sounds better Vienna taps his feet disturbing the spectral spectrum
 
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Gentlemen, the new cables have about 8 hours, however i have clearly noticed that with the new VYDA PCs at Torus, pre amp and phono, the 3-D feeling and palpability has tremendously improved.
 

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the new video with all power and ICs from Vyda.
For convenience I am quoting the previous video links too.

previous videos:



new video:


all equipment is the same as well as my listening position, my iphone and my sofa.
FWIW, here, video 1 sounds entirely monophonic, while video 3 sounds stereophonic. So again, hard to believe the conditions were otherwise the same, save for the cables. But enjoy them, you sound very happy and content.
 

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I can hear a difference on my iPad! Who’d a thunk it? I’d love a shoot out between those and Shunyata...
 
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I can hear a difference on my iPad! Who’d a thunk it? I’d love a shoot out between those and Shunyata...
If you have the Shunyatas I have the VYDAs.....
 
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FWIW, here, video 1 sounds entirely monophonic, while video 3 sounds stereophonic. So again, hard to believe the conditions were otherwise the same, save for the cables.

Agreed, same here. The monophonic/stereophonic issue is obvious.

But enjoy them, you sound very happy and content.

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I can hear a difference on my iPad! Who’d a thunk it? I’d love a shoot out between those and Shunyata...
It will be a very interesting shoot out.
At my system the VYDA Orion Silver Balanced ICs thunderously displaced:

-the Vovox Fortis (Solid core, occ copper terminated with Furutech CF-601 and CF-602),
-The crazy expensive Tidal Assoluta silver ICs
- AQ Dragons

While the VYDA Orion Power cables, sounded massively superior over:

-WW Platinum Electra 7 (OCC silver)
- AQ Dragon high power
 

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FWIW, here, video 1 sounds entirely monophonic, while video 3 sounds stereophonic. So again, hard to believe the conditions were otherwise the same, save for the cables.

Agreed, same here. The monophonic/stereophonic issue is obvious.

With your use of the words 'monophonic' and 'stereophonic' to describe the differences between video 1 and video 3, I think I understand what you're saying, ack and Al, at least given what I'm hearing on my cheap desktop speakers. And there definitely is a clear sonic difference between the videos.

Let's do a thought experiment and take Vienna at his word that conditions between video 1 and 3 while not exactly the same are closely similar - that the cables and cords were swapped but otherwise Vienna purposely made no other changes, at least not knowingly. Same phone, same recording distance, system otherwise unchanged, etc.

Again as part of our thought experiment, can we describe what we're hearing without saying one video is monophonic and the other stereophonic? I don't dispute what you hear, but could there be alternative descriptions that don't lead to the conclusion of changed conditions?

Here's my take:

Video 1 has a center image that is narrower than video 3, as if one's ears might be further back from the drum kit in video 1. A five piece drum kit is broader space-wise than, say, a harp, and not quite as wide as a grand piano is long. Without knowing how the piece was recorded it's still safe to say that a realistic recording of a drum kit should be reasonable in the relative centered-ness or tightness of its focus, that its image would sound unrealistic if it was spread from speaker to speaker.

To my ears video 3 sounds a bit closer while its image is wider. I say closer because it offers more harmonic information than video 1. On video 3 I hear resonance from the interior of the floor tom (or rack toms, but probably a floor tom) more so than in video 1 where I don't hear that. On video 3, I hear occasions where a drum stick hits the metal rim of either the snare or tom; the metallic character of that event comes through more clearly on 3 than on 1. Those additional bits of harmonic information in video 3, after having immediately heard video 1, lead my ear/brain to think I am closer to the kit, that it scales up slightly in size and thus in width because it scales up in detailed information. That greater sonic width in 3 could account for your relative comparison of mono vs stereo. The fact that we listen back to back really highlights the difference.

Is it possible that the additional sonic information the VYDA cables yield versus the Wireworld Platinum 7 power cables and VOVOX Fortis XLR accounts for the differences we hear between the videos, without needing to offer some other explanation about different system or recording conditions? When changing just one element I've heard significant contrasts between different components on several occasions. While the differences in the videos are indeed obvious, perhaps the difference in the cables alone are causing those obvious differences? It should be easy to repeat the experiment with different music (and again without intentional condition changes) to discover if sonic results of that experiment are similar to those we hear in round 1?
 

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