TIS Loan 70cm

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Re: TIS Loan 70cm

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:25 am

Some months off upgrading my Phono > Pre amp interconnect but if Ok with Doc I would like to have a listen to this as a potential future move.

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:34 am

They are about to be posted back, can you email or PM fisherman to send them to you.

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Re: TIS Loan 70cm

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:42 am

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:34 am
They are about to be posted back, can you email or PM fisherman to send them to you.
PM sent to Fisherman.

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pm sent to hemmo

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Unread post by kellerist » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:03 pm

I'd like to try this cable, please, let me know when it will be available again! Thanks!

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:52 pm

Sorry loans are only UK.

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Re: TIS Loan 70cm

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:26 pm

Hi Doc,

The TIS which I currently have on demo is this the Mk2 version?? Only just noticed that on your price list it mentions Mk2, what were the changes out of interest to the Mk1.

lovely looking beast of a cable BTW . :clap:

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:02 pm

Mk 1 is a made from raw cables I can no longer get. Mk2 is a redesign. IMO Mk2 is better, but not a lot in it.

Review please, good - bad - or indifferent.

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Re: TIS Loan 70cm

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:29 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Review please, good - bad - or indifferent.
Will be in shortly, want to swap back to my old cables first.

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Re: TIS Loan 70cm

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:24 pm

Review is in.
Looking to upgrade my 'analogue side' interconnect sometime in the near future so thought I'd take Doc up on his kind 70cm TIS 'Loan offer'.

Listened to a few albums whilst warming the system up to listening temp (ouch audiophile bollocks spoke already :) but for crucial comparison between my old cable (Mark Grant GH1500HD) and the very smart looking NVA 70cm TIS connector, I chose the rather fantastic Laura Marling - Semper Femina (released October 2017) Vinyl LP.

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In particular the first three tracks…. Soothing / The Valley / Wild Fire.

The TIS doesn't take long to show it's differences between my usual cable, there's a sense of the music being slightly louder (I check the volume) but I'm certain I haven't messed with the volume? (I haven't) But on the second and then third track I can hear that its certain elements of the track(s) that are easier to perceive. Vocals are a little more forward in the presentation, not overpowering or bright just better, I can hear the lyrics with more clarity (ever had that "Ohh that's what she's been Singing" moment) one or two words really pop out as new to me.

NVA TIS
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Mark Grant G1500HD (with special order KLE Innovations Copper Harmony plugs)
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Musically there's little different in its overall presentation than my usual Mark Grant but I'm finding with more listening that the rhythm track (background) is also easier to pick up and follow. Violins or acoustic guitar….. the pluck of a double bass also comes in with a sharper front edge (Transient?) which I like.
Altogether a more focused listen, I do like being able to see 'behind' the singer to instruments being played and the extra information in the vocals is quite welcome. I may well measure up and buy a short run between Phone amp and my P50sa Pre.

Thanks for the loan Doc

Equipment tested TIS with:
Rega RP10 Turntable & Apheta Cart
Cyrus Signature Phono + Psx-r2
NVA P50sa
NVA A80Mk2 Mono
LS5 speaker Cable
Russell K Red 100 Speakers.

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