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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by slinger » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:37 pm

Across the (bottom of ) board, AQ cables are, to me, the best bang-per-buck you can get before they start going up to silly (to me) prices; Vodka, Coffee, Diamond... I haven't tried those, I'm not likely to, and I'd have nothing to compare them with anyway.

I believe that in America, you can find AQ cables on racks in Walmart store,s and they certainly sell them online, so I'm guessing (again) that because AQ sell in some volume that they can keep their lower-end prices a bit more reasonable but still turn out cables comparable to the somewhat more expensive boutique stuff.

The other plus is, of course, because they sell quite a lot of cables, quite a lot of their cables come up on eBay, which is where I got most of mine. I've just picked up a second 1m set of Red River RCA leads for £30.00 (currently £129.00 new at Richer) and one of my AQ Carbon HDMI leads I picked up for £50.00 instead of £165.00 at Richer at the moment. AQ cables seem to be good enough to make people want to go up the range, so I'm happy to pick off their leavings on eBay. :lol:

The only reason I went for Blue Jeans for my Ethernet cable is because I'm certain I'll get the same, if not better build quality, for slightly less money.
Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by Latteman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:17 am

I planned to run an Ethernet cable from virgin super hub 3 to the Apple box- 10m- but found the older version super hub 2. I have a cable inlet on the back wall of the listening room which will connect to the hub via coaxial then 50cm max to the Apple box- Ethernet.
Will there be any advantages to using the hub 2?
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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:50 am

Try it and see. Messing around with gear you already have lying about won't cost you anything. See if it is any different to the wireless link.

Later on you can still compare the connection via the hub2 to a direct cable from the Apple box. If you want to.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
Digits: Asus Tinkerboard S + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Schiit Wyrd + Inakustik Excellenz
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8
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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by slinger » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm

I've just received an email update about my Blue Jeans ethernet cables.

They left the FedEx "Origin" facility at Seattle in Washington at 17:51 yesterday
They arrived in Memphis Tennessee at 00:38 today and left again at 04:56
They will be with me before 12:00 midday tomorrow.

That is quite a speedy delivery, and I only ordered them last Saturday, the 11th.
Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X

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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm

slinger wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
I've just received an email update about my Blue Jeans ethernet cables.

They left the FedEx "Origin" facility at Seattle in Washington at 17:51 yesterday
They arrived in Memphis Tennessee at 00:38 today and left again at 04:56
They will be with me before 12:00 midday tomorrow.

That is quite a speedy delivery, and I only ordered them last Saturday, the 11th.
If FedEx are delivering in the UK you can expect a bill coming through the post some time afterwards. This happened to me last year when I bought BNC cables for my Mscaler from the US. They wanted £28 from me. I refused to pay as the pp I had paid came to a fair bit more than this covering transportation and duties. Numerous letters followed over the coming months with the threat of a debt collector. Amidst this they sent me an email and I had not provided them with my address! I informed them that this raised Data Protection Act issues and should I recieve any further correspondence I would report them to the Police. This was the end of the matter and I will never knowingly have anything to do with FedEx again.
I set a course just east of Lyra
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Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by slinger » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:55 pm

CN211276 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm
slinger wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
I've just received an email update about my Blue Jeans ethernet cables.

They left the FedEx "Origin" facility at Seattle in Washington at 17:51 yesterday
They arrived in Memphis Tennessee at 00:38 today and left again at 04:56
They will be with me before 12:00 midday tomorrow.

That is quite a speedy delivery, and I only ordered them last Saturday, the 11th.
If FedEx are delivering in the UK you can expect a bill coming through the post some time afterwards. This happened to me last year when I bought BNC cables for my Mscaler from the US. They wanted £28 from me. I refused to pay as the pp I had paid came to a fair bit more than this covering transportation and duties. Numerous letters followed over the coming months with the threat of a debt collector. Amidst this they sent me an email and I had not provided them with my address! I informed them that this raised Data Protection Act issues and should I recieve any further correspondence I would report them to the Police. This was the end of the matter and I will never knowingly have anything to do with FedEx again.
I've just had another look at the Blue Jeans website and they say this...
To almost all destinations outside the USA, we offer Federal Express International Priority shipping. FedEx International Priority typically delivers within 24 to 48 hours of shipment pickup, and our arrangements with FedEx allow us to prepay customs processing charges, taxes and duties so that you do not have unpredictable and unexpected charges owing at the time of receipt.
So I'm hoping that there won't be any nasty surprises from FedEx.
Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X

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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:19 pm

slinger wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:55 pm
CN211276 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm
slinger wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
I've just received an email update about my Blue Jeans ethernet cables.

They left the FedEx "Origin" facility at Seattle in Washington at 17:51 yesterday
They arrived in Memphis Tennessee at 00:38 today and left again at 04:56
They will be with me before 12:00 midday tomorrow.

That is quite a speedy delivery, and I only ordered them last Saturday, the 11th.
If FedEx are delivering in the UK you can expect a bill coming through the post some time afterwards. This happened to me last year when I bought BNC cables for my Mscaler from the US. They wanted £28 from me. I refused to pay as the pp I had paid came to a fair bit more than this covering transportation and duties. Numerous letters followed over the coming months with the threat of a debt collector. Amidst this they sent me an email and I had not provided them with my address! I informed them that this raised Data Protection Act issues and should I recieve any further correspondence I would report them to the Police. This was the end of the matter and I will never knowingly have anything to do with FedEx again.
I've just had another look at the Blue Jeans website and they say this...
To almost all destinations outside the USA, we offer Federal Express International Priority shipping. FedEx International Priority typically delivers within 24 to 48 hours of shipment pickup, and our arrangements with FedEx allow us to prepay customs processing charges, taxes and duties so that you do not have unpredictable and unexpected charges owing at the time of receipt.
So I'm hoping that there won't be any nasty surprises from FedEx.
You should be ok. The catch could be the "almost all" in the wording. It seemed that FedEx wanted me to pay them twice. When the saga was going on everytime I saw a FedEx van go past I thought they could be sending round the heavy mob. :lol:
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

R.I.P. Doc

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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by slinger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm

Blue Jeans ethernet cables arrived at about 9:30 this morning with no demands for money or threats of physical violence. :lol:
Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X

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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:07 pm

Phew!!! :clap: :dance:
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
Digits: Asus Tinkerboard S + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Schiit Wyrd + Inakustik Excellenz
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ Nighthawk Carbon + Schiit Magni3

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Re: Tinker, Tailor, Streamer, Pi.

Unread post by CN211276 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:15 pm

slinger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Blue Jeans ethernet cables arrived at about 9:30 this morning with no demands for money or threats of physical violence. :lol:
Was the same with me. The bill arrived through the post a week or so later. :lol:

It was a real shock as the streamer I bought directly from the US some time ago, which cost a lot more, arrived without all this nonsense.

Will be interested in your report on the sound of the cables.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

R.I.P. Doc

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