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Old 06-13-2013, 04:07 PM
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I confess, I too am a victim of the great Shindo Switchcraft Connector Conspiracy. I was forced, against my will, to pay $1.88 x 4 =$7.52 for my Switchcraft connectors. Just wait -that didn't even include the set I needed to connect my TT!!! Another $3.76 out the door!!! Dang you dealers!!!

All kidding aside, just pointing out if you'd prefer to spend money elsewhere in your system, you can always consider the DIY approach. Personally, I hate listening to cables, and found lots more bang for the buck elsewhere.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:04 PM
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Bottom line is Shindo IC's break if you so much as look at them funny. I don't know why there can't be something put on to reinforce the junction between the plug and the outer shield. I have had two fail with not exactly harsh treatment. Not good enough IMO
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Personally, I hate listening to cables, and found lots more bang for the buck elsewhere.
Amen to that!
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:51 PM
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:44 PM
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I'm currently running DIY cables with Switchcraft connectors. Until I auditioned Shindo cables, I had never heard such a massive difference from just one pair of interconnects (I've owned more "exotic" cables in other systems in the past). Perhaps there are other cables that would be better, but - wow are these good cables in my system, and I can't wait to have them in every day.

Yes, auditioning stuff A/B can be a pain since it takes away from listening time, but it's all in the name of progress!
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:05 AM
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Bottom line is Shindo IC's break if you so much as look at them funny. I don't know why there can't be something put on to reinforce the junction between the plug and the outer shield. I have had two fail with not exactly harsh treatment. Not good enough IMO
Um, what? I have never had one break and we use them in the shop everyday and unplug and replug them all the time. Never had a problem.

The same can't be said of the WBT Nextgens on the Nordost stuff, or the Eichmann Bullets on other cables we sell. Those things are fragile.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:20 AM
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No problems here with my Shindo or A23 interconnects. Sorry to hear you had a problem with yours. Bottom line is no cable or gear is totally problem free. That said, I feel quite confident my dealer and/or Tone would take care of any such issues. Cheers -Don
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:56 PM
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I'm currently running DIY cables with Switchcraft connectors. Until I auditioned Shindo cables, I had never heard such a massive difference from just one pair of interconnects (I've owned more "exotic" cables in other systems in the past). Perhaps there are other cables that would be better, but - wow are these good cables in my system, and I can't wait to have them in every day.

Yes, auditioning stuff A/B can be a pain since it takes away from listening time, but it's all in the name of progress!
Hi Countingbackwards -I'm a little confused with your post. Are you currently using DIY ICs, Shindo, or both?

Nice setup btw. I heard VTLs with an Aurieges at Coup de Foudre years ago. I never did do the VTLs, but hearing that combination convinced me you didn't need to go full Shindo to enjoy wonderful sound.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:21 PM
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Hi Countingbackwards -I'm a little confused with your post. Are you currently using DIY ICs, Shindo, or both?

Nice setup btw. I heard VTLs with an Aurieges at Coup de Foudre years ago. I never did do the VTLs, but hearing that combination convinced me you didn't need to go full Shindo to enjoy wonderful sound.
My Giscours / Manley Snappers combo is wonderful.
I would say that 80 % of the magic of Shindo lies in preamps.

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:55 PM
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My Giscours / Manley Snappers combo is wonderful.
I would say that 80 % of the magic of Shindo lies in preamps.

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80% sounds a bit high to me (I love my Sinhonias), but I certainly agree with your point.
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