USB cable recommended?

ozzzy

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I have a Curious USB cable, it is about 6 inches long. I just tried a 1M Pangea and to my surprise it sounded better! Is it because of the longer length or the cable itself? I know the Pangea usb is considered an el cheap- o cable, can someone recommend something better?

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ozzy.
 

ozzzy

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Has anyone tried the WireWorld Platinum usb? Or perhaps the AudioQuest Diamond usb?
Fairly pricey but based on the improvement with the Pangea it may be worth it.


ozzy
 
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gfroman,
Thanks. I can't seem to find a dealer in the USA. Any suggestions?

ozzy
 
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gfroman,
Thanks. I can't seem to find a dealer in the USA. Any suggestions?

ozzy
It’s my understanding that Fred Ainsley is the North American distributor of FTA
his username here is LampiNA
 

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CKKueng,
I can't find a USA dealer for this item either. I sent an email a few days ago to Network Acoustics and received no reply.

ozzy
 

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CKKueng,
I can't find a USA dealer for this item either. I sent an email a few days ago to Network Acoustics and received no reply.

ozzy
While waiting for their reply, you may also consider Blackcat Audio Digit-usb.
IMHO it is less hifi-ish and more musical than Wireworld.
www.blackcatcable.com

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+1 on Network Acoustics USB cable. I just received their latest iteration of the Eno series Streaming system and USB cable few days ago and it's currently running in. I have little more than 100hrs and I am liking what I am hearing so far compared to the Sablon. NA is also coming up with a reference Muon series.
 
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What Sablon USB cable are you comparing it too? I was thinking about the Sablon Evo cable for my Holo May KTE.
 

ozzzy

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I ended up finding a WireWorld Platinum 8 for a good price.

ozzy
 

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What Sablon USB cable are you comparing it too? I was thinking about the Sablon Evo cable for my Holo May KTE.

I have the 2020. I tried to get the Evo but couldn't. NA is also releasing their flagship Muon which is going to be even better.
 

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I ended up finding a WireWorld Platinum 8 for a good price.

ozzy

WW 8 series cables has been excellent performer. They took a long time releasing the USB 8 series cable. I had the earlier version Platinum 7 a while back. Please report back your impression. Fyi, WW cables takes a long time to break-in.

Between, what DAC and music server/streamer will you be using it with ?
 

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Ozzzy you should read over the Sablon 2020 USB thread here on What’s Best. This cable replaced my WW Platinum 7, and Audience FrontRow USB. The price was competative and Mark’s communication and support have been outstanding. Do a long break in on the WW as Devg indicated and if you decide to expand your options relook at the Sablon USB 2020 or his newest one.
 

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Devg,
I will be using it between my Lumin X1 and a Add-Pwr I/O unit.
ozzy
 

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drrsutliff,​

I'll check it out. Thanks. I wonder how the WW Platinum version 8 compares to the previous version 7?

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ozzzy

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I received the WW Platinum 8 usb and I am happy with it right out of the box.

ozzy
 

MichaelHiFi

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Thinking about the WW P8's but now I'm on to the Network acoustics USB offerings. I have a Supra Excalibur USB that should show up on Monday. If it upgrades SQ against my mostly generic USB cables then I'll take the next "USB" step and hopefully be done with that chain. (as if I'm ever really done with anything audio related. It is after all, a mental disorder).

Please let us know after some time with your new cable and Congrats!
 

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