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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:51 am

Glad you got them Harry. Look forward to your reviews.
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by cring08 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:00 pm

I can't wait to try them out!

I honestly have only used inexpensive cables, even with quality compnents.
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by hewlew1 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:32 pm

HERE GOES! I had to figure a way to make a fair and logical comparison of Dougs cables. I started by listening to 4 different disks which I was quite familar with using my cables. I then narrowed it down to one song from those 4 disks which I listened to 4 consecutive times before switching to Dougs cables. All I can say is I am no longer a skeptic. It was as if someone peeled away a film that was over the music.Vocals became very clear and seemed to be more present not overbearing but enhanced.The bass had a positive reinforcement that really solidified it again not muddy but solid. It is hard for me to put into words as I never could have imagined that cables could make such a difference. I now cant live without them. Doug is a great guy to deal with we talked on the phone last night for quite some time.He was gracious enough to give me pointers on how to assemble my cables and my order was shipped out today. System used in comparison was Sony CD Player Carver CT-7 Pre set to a flat tonal setting on all three ranges. My Carverfest tube monoblocks and a pair of Polk Monitor 7's up on my 30 inch stands. Song of choice Rod Stewart Passion. =D> =D>
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:00 pm

hewlew1 wrote:HERE GOES! I had to figure a way to make a fair and logical comparison of Dougs cables. I started by listening to 4 different disks which I was quite familar with using my cables. I then narrowed it down to one song from those 4 disks which I listened to 4 consecutive times before switching to Dougs cables. All I can say is I am no longer a skeptic. It was as if someone peeled away a film that was over the music.Vocals became very clear and seemed to be more present not overbearing but enhanced.The bass had a positive reinforcement that really solidified it again not muddy but solid. It is hard for me to put into words as I never could have imagined that cables could make such a difference. I now cant live without them. Doug is a great guy to deal with we talked on the phone last night for quite some time.He was gracious enough to give me pointers on how to assemble my cables and my order was shipped out today. System used in comparison was Sony CD Player Carver CT-7 Pre set to a flat tonal setting on all three ranges. My Carverfest tube monoblocks and a pair of Polk Monitor 7's up on my 30 inch stands. Song of choice Rod Stewart Passion. =D> =D>
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by OconeeOrange » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:30 pm

I believe in the big picture --- cables and wires are down the list.

I believe when you finally assemble a decent system, Doug is the next step.

No one with decent gear wants Radio Shack even if it is out of sight.

Some can't hear the difference in good and better wires. Mentally all can.

I have bought from Douglas Cable a few times.
After getting a few speaker cables, bought digital ones there too. If you have a decent system you have an external DAC. I can't afford the high end he sent me to try out, but on tests in my RedNeck Bar, you don't have to break the bank to get good wires. =D>

I am happy, and I have better gear than most of you. (not bragging just been at it a long time.)

The best part is that it is all just "Doug". You can call him on the phone. He is a wealth of info and will not over sell you.

He has a wide range of gear.

He is a VN vet and while that has nothing to do with the gear, has everything to with the Company and the man you are dealing with.

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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:12 am

Thank you for the kind words Guys :D
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by TNRabbit » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:28 pm

hewlew1 wrote:HERE GOES! I had to figure a way to make a fair and logical comparison of Dougs cables. I started by listening to 4 different disks which I was quite familar with using my cables. I then narrowed it down to one song from those 4 disks which I listened to 4 consecutive times before switching to Dougs cables. All I can say is I am no longer a skeptic. It was as if someone peeled away a film that was over the music.Vocals became very clear and seemed to be more present not overbearing but enhanced.The bass had a positive reinforcement that really solidified it again not muddy but solid. It is hard for me to put into words as I never could have imagined that cables could make such a difference. I now cant live without them. Doug is a great guy to deal with we talked on the phone last night for quite some time.He was gracious enough to give me pointers on how to assemble my cables and my order was shipped out today. System used in comparison was Sony CD Player Carver CT-7 Pre set to a flat tonal setting on all three ranges. My Carverfest tube monoblocks and a pair of Polk Monitor 7's up on my 30 inch stands. Song of choice Rod Stewart Passion. =D> =D>

My very first thoughts when I heard his speaker cables for the first time. I've heard a lot of cables, but never had a revelation like that before.

I will double with what OO said about Doug; you' dealing with JUST "DOUG"....a GREAT human being who puts thought, time & sweat into what he makes. I can't say enough about the man OR his products~
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by Don » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:57 pm

Harry,

Thank you for your review. George (Zoot Horn) is next on the list. When you feel comfortable with your assesement of Doug's cables, would you mind getting George's address through PM and forward the I/C's to him. We will keep them moving for more evaluations.

Harry, looking forward to hearing these also after your comments. Can't wait to get my 75 back.
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by hewlew1 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:53 pm

Cables are on thier way to George. They were mailed today
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by Don » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:07 pm

Thanks Harry. 8)
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by engtaz » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:15 pm

Nice review Harry. Well said and explained. Congrats on the new cables. Wow no F words either. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROFLMAO :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by cring08 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:06 am

helicopterpilotdoug wrote:
Don wrote:Chauss,


Hey Don,
Thanks for doing this. Please let me know when your 75 is expected back, and I'll send you another new set of IC's. That way the ones you have on the road show can stay out there longer. Also, I'd like to send a second set for the roadshow, so folks can use them between the source and pre, plus between the pre and amp. So please PM me the address to send the second set.

On the replacement for the set you are sending on the roadshow, what length do you need? If I remember correctly the ones I made for Carverfest were 5', but I will make you whatever length you need. Just let me know.

Thanks again for doing this Don :D

Best Regards,
Doug
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Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by Zoot Horn » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:47 am

hewlew1 wrote:Cables are on thier way to George. They were mailed today

Got em

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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by hewlew1 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:15 pm

Times up George. Lets here what you thought of the cables. And they called me a slacker :rolleyes:
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Re: Douglas Connection I/C Roadshow

Post by Don » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:21 pm

Chris,

If you could PM your address to George (Zoot Horn). This way we can keep things moving along.

Thanks



PS Dang, Harry called you out George without the using the F word. :shock: =D> 8) :lol:
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"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


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