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PI Audio Mongo Cable
« on: September 07, 2019, 10:03:17 AM »
I recently received the latest Mongo power cable from Dave at PI Audio. It is outfitted with Furutech FI NCF(R) connectors. I'm using the cable from an Uberbuss to the wall. Anyone having experience with these connectors or rhodium in general knows the rollercoaster of break-in and the need of a lot of hours to reach optimal performance.

Dave let the cable cook for a couple of weeks and I now have over 300 hours on it and it has really developed, in a good way. This cable is amazing! It provides a foundation that is seemingly so much more solid than previous cable. Bass extension is very obvious, tight and well defined. Treble is also extended and has no harshness what so ever. The Mongo is very balanced and extended. It is also really quiet. I noticed an increase in soundstage both horizontal and vertical. 

The Mongo cable is a great match for the Uberbuss and is to be expected I guess. I haven't compared this latest Mongo cable to older ones but can say it excels at everything and I would recommend it, especially if you have any PI Audio products. Great cable, Dave!
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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 01:14:51 PM »
Jim, thank you for the glowing review of Mongo.  He is happy and so am I   :thumb:

Rhodium is your bipolar cousin that you love when all is well and not so much when off meds.  Once it get "there" it can be revelatory, but it is a PITA waiting on it.

One of the things Mongo does best is "speed"... leading edges of transients that are immediate, explosive and somewhat unexpected from many cables.

Bass response is very much different from some others. "Tight" only tells half of the story.  Inner detail (pitch definition, 'air' and accurate release) is very, very good as you have found.

Your review was unexpected and greatly appreciated!

 
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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 02:34:07 PM »
Picture? Sounds like a happy customer.

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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 04:49:58 PM »
Here is a picture of the original Mongo with 20A Furutech connectors. ~ 9ga. with an external ground wire.  Jim's is built on an organic core with a Furutech FI-50NCF Edison plug and FI-52NCF 20A IEC connector. 1.5m length.  I should have taken a good picture of it before it left here, but ....   :roll:

Perhaps the owner can post a picture...
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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 08:01:13 PM »

One of the things Mongo does best is "speed"... leading edges of transients that are immediate, explosive and somewhat unexpected from many cables.

Bass response is very much different from some others. "Tight" only tells half of the story.  Inner detail (pitch definition, 'air' and accurate release) is very, very good as you have found.


Absolutely! Leading edges are immediate and explosive. As you mention, there is so much inner detail with this cable. And it is still getting better by the day.

Unfortunately I don't think I'll be posting a photo because the way it is routed with all my gear doesn't leave much to be photographed and I don't like unsettling power cable unless completely necessary. However I have the same cable to power my Digibuss off of the Uberbuss and it is pictured below. I think it looks great!
VPI Classic Signature (2M Black)
Decware ZP3-25th > ZSTAGE-25th
PS Audio DirectStream DAC
Decware ZTPRE > ZBIT > ZROCK2-25th
Decware SE84UFO3-25th
Omega Super 3 HO XRS, Deep 8
Zenwave D4, ZSTYX, TWL
PI Audio Uberbuss, Digibuss, Mongo

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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 08:40:33 PM »

One of the things Mongo does best is "speed"... leading edges of transients that are immediate, explosive and somewhat unexpected from many cables.

Bass response is very much different from some others. "Tight" only tells half of the story.  Inner detail (pitch definition, 'air' and accurate release) is very, very good as you have found.


Absolutely! Leading edges are immediate and explosive. As you mention, there is so much inner detail with this cable. And it is still getting better by the day.

Unfortunately I don't think I'll be posting a photo because the way it is routed with all my gear doesn't leave much to be photographed and I don't like unsettling power cable unless completely necessary. However I have the same cable to power my Digibuss off of the Uberbuss and it is pictured below. I think it looks great!
Thank you, Sir!
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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 06:30:18 AM »
  Well done Buss Man. Is the only difference between original and new the plugs ?? Graphene ?? Curious minds need to know.


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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 12:21:16 PM »
  Well done Buss Man. Is the only difference between original and new the plugs ?? Graphene ?? Curious minds need to know.


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There are several differences, part of those being the NCF plugs.  Graphene?  Yes. and... and... and...  Never stop innovating >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :thumb:
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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 11:01:29 AM »
  OK then I insert the Mongo and play the Bongo.


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Re: PI Audio Mongo Cable
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 04:06:41 PM »
  OK then I insert the Mongo and play the Bongo.


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