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Re: Dave's IC's
« on: July 13, 2013, 12:01:25 AM »
OK, gearing up! So far we have:

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Please message me with your address and phone number.

Let me know if anyone else is interested, I can always add you on.  :thumb:

The D3 isn't ready for prime time yet, it's expensive, takes A LOT of labor to build and is really hard to tell apart from the D2. Not worth it for double the price... but it's a testament to how incredibly good the EC-UPOCC copper wire really is. I think if I build a silver wire it's going to have to be EC-UPOCC silver, and I'd need to order nearly $20k worth of it as a minimum order. Probably need to put that on the back burner for now...

Also, some good news... My 14g EC-UPOCC wire has been built and is ready to ship!  :dj:


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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 09:04:34 AM »
Hi Dave,
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 09:15:02 AM »
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 09:19:38 AM »
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 05:12:12 PM »
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 09:55:17 PM »
Dave,

I am all in on the speaker cable tour [-o<
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 06:59:39 AM »
Thanks for making the tour thread Carlman  :thumb:  It has been suggested to include speaker cables as well... Should I include speaker cables in this tour? It would delay things by a couple weeks, but then you guys could try both ICs and SCs at the same time.  :)   I am leaning toward sending out speaker cables too.

Also, how long of a test period would be good? I was thinking one week unless alternate arrangements are made, if you have a local group of friends who would like to check them out it would be fine to make that leg of the tour longer.

Shipping with insurance to the next person on tour or back to me if you're the last stop is required, it shouldn't be too expensive. I think UPS is probably the way to go, USPS charges a lot for insurance and is difficult to recover money from if the package does get lost.

End Date: If I include speaker cables and mdfoy on the tour I would ship in 2 weeks, there are 5 stops on the tour, and with bpape as a longer last stop (is 3 weeks ok for you?). Also, I will include 2 weeks of time for shipping. That would make the end date 11 weeks out, which is very close to October 1st.

The only other expectation is that you post here about your experience trying out the cables.

Did I miss anything?  :)

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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 07:55:00 AM »
SHould be fine. I will be out of town for 2 weeks Aug 9 - Aug 23 so as long as they don't show up in that timeframe, I'm good.  As long as I'm last, 3-4 weeks should be fine. I know I have at least 4-5 guys that want to check them out. 

As for speaker cables, my cuz has made other arrangements and nobody else I know is in the market for speaker cables so that's up to you.

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 07:58:14 AM »
Dave,

I am in.  :drool:
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 09:15:03 AM »
Dave do not confuse things. One thingie at a time.My 2 cents. Make sure they have 200 plus hours on them or you are pissing in the wind.
     We cooked the cable on the Cable Cooker and still needed time to come through.
    They changed dramatically from day one. Now with 500 hours they are very impressive. They need more time than you think, some will just give up and that is not fair to your product. Leave no excuses, break them in first.


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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 10:46:12 AM »
Yes, I will break in the cables... I have made a cd player into an IC burner and can hook up a couple pairs of ICs at a time.

Speaker cables seem to break in faster than ICs with the increased voltage and current, but I will definitely give them some time in my system before I send them out.


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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 06:33:38 AM »
I'm in for the interconnects, not so interested in the speaker cables.
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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 07:13:12 AM »
Maybe 2 separate tours - 1 for interconnects and 1 for speaker cables? 

Just a thought.

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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 07:44:55 AM »
Maybe 2 separate tours - 1 for interconnects and 1 for speaker cables? 

Just a thought.

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Re: Dave's IC's
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 08:52:16 AM »
I'm in for the ICs definitely but I could try the speaker cables too if really needed. I finally set up my 2nd system properly so I could do speaker cable review but it would only be vs budget speaker cables. DH Labs TL-14 cables to be exact. Kind of like a featherweight taking on a Heavyweight. I don't think the DH Labs cables stand much of a chance.

Also with the Dave's speaker cables I was under the impression they were only meant for quality flea watt tube amps. I only have a higher powered tube amp available.

So I could try the speaker cables out but don't know if my system matches the cable criteria.