Sablon Ethernet - 2020 model

Sablon Audio

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Way back in March, I ordered 100 sets of Telegaertner cat 8 plugs for delivery by end of April. Something so simple, what could possibly go wrong?!? Subcontractor covid related issues, that’s what came along...anyhow they finally arrived today and I can crack on with working through my order backlog. Thanks to those who have waited for their patience.
 
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Definitely worth the wait...love these cables! Glad you're past the speed bump Mark!
 
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Sablon Audio

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Thanks Ray, that’s most kind of you!
 

Sablon Audio

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Earlier in this thread, I posted a photographic teardown of how the TG cat 8 plug is put together. I’ll now do likewise for its industrial cousin, the M12X. As you will see, the cable gets pulled through the rear cover and into a rose head wire manage. As the rear cover gets tightened down, the wires are crushed onto the ‘forks’ of the contact pins.

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nicoludio

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Interesting. Do you see anything in its construction that might explain why it might be better than the MFP8 Cat 8.1 as a termination plug other than the fact that the individual end wires and pins are better spaced on the M12X. Better separation equals better crosstalk performance, etc?
 

Sablon Audio

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I personally don’t see any reason why the M12x should be considered better for audio use than the cat8 mfp plug. It actually has a lower bandwidth despite the physical spacing / shielding you refer to. Its design is aimed at withstanding vibration in railway applications and the only audio application I have seen using this format is Telegartner’s Gold switch.
 

kimurastanley

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Got my 2nd piece of sablon ethernet cable and replaced supra Cat8 LAN.

Again the elevation is quite significant. The bass is much tighter and authorative. Noise goes down quite significantly, with improved transparency and dynamics.

Recommended this to another friend and glad that he is very happy with recent acquisition of 2 pieces of sablon LAN:D
 

Sablon Audio

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Glad you’re enjoying building out your loom Pang and, yes, James has been pretty blown away by the uptick over his old generic cables! Network is certainly a high delta area for improvements and he is now following our advice to evaluate a Plixir lps on his router.
 

Red4765

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I have been busy the last few days testing out various network related products. The Sablon 2020 Ethernet cable, Melco & SoTM switches, sfp transceivers etc. From what I have expereinced, the Sablon 2020 Ethernet cable is now my reference cable, replacing JCat Signature Gold and the SoTM Cat7. It gives the most satisfying sound out of the last 6-7 cables I had played around with. Some of which includes JCat, SoTM, Audioquest Diamond & Vodka, Viard Silver, Synergistic Research older model Galileo UEF, Supra etc.
The only cable I am still not sure about is the $2,995 Galileo SX, which I had with me for about 2 weeks a couple of months ago. It was one hell of a cable but due to the high price, I decided not keep it.
Back to Sablon, and why I chose it as my reference. I first got the cable about 2-3 weeks ago. With out any hours on it, I was a bit skeptical when I first plugged it in. The mid-high was silky smooth. The soundstage width and depth was very good and well defined. Transcient was great, fast and crisp. The only thing lacking was, the bass was a couple db lower than the SoTM and I wished there was a bit more density and fullness in the mid-low. I had a chat with Mark and he told me to give it a few hundred hours before judging. Well he was right. After 200-240 hours or so, the sound filled out. The sound became well balanced. Bass and body came. Together with the resolution, the well defined wide and deep soudstage, pinpoint imaging, smooth and airy mid-high, I was fully satisfied. I would say it has better resolution, smoother mid-high and a better cable overall than the SoTM. Compare to the JCat, I prefer the Sablon. The JCat is a very neutral cable overall, and didn't lack anything. But it is what the Sablon offers in extra that makes me prefer it over the JCat. I would say the Sablon gives a more enjoyable sound. It just has more air, better soundstage, and a bit more soul and musicality. I hope this helps with those who are still looking for a great ethernet cable. Sablon with it's current price is in my opinion the best buy cable out there. The quality you get for the price can not be matched by anything I know of, at least most every cables I know of under $3000. Give it a try and you will be glad you did. A truly wonderful cable.
 

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Sablon Audio

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.....and thanks for your equally wonderful feedback Chanis :cool:
 

Ricardo007

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Just installed sablon2020 ethernet cable between my ISP modem/router and cisco 2960 switch, before the double stack of Ether regens master clocked by sotm. It replaces a gotham cable. Big impact !Since I have after that 3 other ethernet cables candidate for change (
ET^2 Ethernet Cable from Stordiau (Peter Lush fame) , one purist audio CAT7).
Has anyone compared sablon 2020 to these cables?
 

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