Belden Iconoclast cables

Apr 20, 2018
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I wonder why too. This week I should receive all 3 for trial and hopefully be able to discern the differences in my system/hearing preferences. I do have a revealing system.
Update: First installed the TPC Iconoclast speaker cables with intent to switch between them and my older Cardas Hexlink 5c but NOT NECESSARY! Immediately obvious was the improved clarity of the TPC. Being critical the TPC did seem thin on the mid-highs, especially with brass instruments.
After a couple of hours, I switched to the OF copper cables and the realism with definition, tone and impact throughout the frequency range just was so much better - the best my system has ever sounded - I might be finished other than small tweaks and room correction and speaker placement. I'm just thrilled. My wife, of course, is critical but after listening she said 'it sounds beautiful' and before she has said 'how can it get better than it is?'.
Next will be switching to the SPTC (silver coated) to listen BUT I am so impressed and satisfied with the Oxygen Free OF that I'd be completely satisfied to stop here BUT the SPTC is just staring at me and in a couple of weeks I'll put them in.
I will do another update at that time. Iconoclast speaker cables are very high-end in contrast to the moderate cost.
 
Apr 20, 2018
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Update:
Next will be switching to the SPTC (silver coated) to listen BUT I am so impressed and satisfied with the Oxygen Free OF that I'd be completely satisfied to stop here BUT the SPTC is just staring at me and in a couple of weeks I'll put them in.
I will do another update at that time. Iconoclast speaker cables are very high-end in contrast to the moderate cost.
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UPDATE:
Swapped in the SPTPC (silver coated TPC) in place of the OFC cables yesterday and am very surprised to hear an improvement, in my system and sound. Again my skeptical wife joined in listening to criticize in hopes of holding the costs down.
After the first track, she said "this is the best" and remained listening and asking for her favorite recordings until I grew weary.
She is critical and wary but enjoys music done right. I intend to keep the SPTPC cables in place for a week of listening/judging before committing. Iconoclast/BJC give us a 30 day trial period and sent me all 3 copper variants. This is a major improvement for us.
If anything significant comes from the extended listening, I'll report but it looks finished now.
 

CKKeung

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Hello dbeau,
Thanks for sharing!
It's interesting that QuadDiffusor told me that he compared and preferred OP to STPTC.
So diff systems give diff effects.
I would let QuadDiffusor to elaborate.
:)
 
Apr 20, 2018
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UPDA

UPDATE:
Swapped in the SPTPC (silver coated TPC) in place of the OFC cables yesterday and am very surprised to hear an improvement, in my system and sound. Again my skeptical wife joined in listening to criticize in hopes of holding the costs down.
After the first track, she said "this is the best" and remained listening and asking for her favorite recordings until I grew weary.
She is critical and wary but enjoys music done right. I intend to keep the SPTPC cables in place for a week of listening/judging before committing. Iconoclast/BJC give us a 30 day trial period and sent me all 3 copper variants. This is a major improvement for us.
If anything significant comes from the extended listening, I'll report but it looks finished now.
UPDATE: In our system the SPTPC speaker cable bested the others in aspects we deemed important to us and kept that cable. Iconoclast is a contender in the high end speaker cables and I'll certainly try their ICs when the itch returns.
 
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Echos

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I have been listening to the iconoclasts sptpc and am blown away. Will give the iconoclasts ofc a listen as well. Great speaker cables.
 

tony22

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On my VSA E SEs I preferred the OFE speaker cable over the SPTPC. A close call, but I felt the the SPTPC’s superior air and HF extension (slight but noticeable) was offset by a less “human” sounding experience than the OFE. Both are great cables, punching well above their price.
 
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tony22

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No problem. The Iconoclast cables are very good, but like all other good cables will require some investigation to see which one provides the best synergy. Over on the PS Audio forum there’s been a lot of discussion about the SPTPC and the OFE.
 
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@tony22 maybe i shouldnt have heard the OFE :) Now i am stumped. the SPTPC seems to be more open, wider but the OFE seems to have better clarity At the expense of a narrower soundstage, but beautiful timbre.
However after listening for a while i did enjoy the sptpc more and thats what i have settled on.
 
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maybe i shouldnt have heard the OFE :) Now i am stumped. the SPTPC seems to be more open, wider but the OFE seems to have better clarity At the expense of a narrower soundstage, but beautiful timbre.
However after listening for a while i did enjoy the sptpc more and thats what i have settled on.
That’s what counts. ;)
 

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