Sablon USB cable - 2020 model

May 23, 2017
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Touching on the subject of burn in, this cable is pretty benign from the get go but will intensify significantly over a few days left on repeat. Generally speaking, most listeners will be wowed from cold however those with Intona Ultimates as their reference will need to give it a bit of time. I guess that says as much about the capabilities of the Intona as it does mine!
I used to wish for gear that didn't require burn-in, but eventually just adopted a stance that everything new I add to my system requires some amount of burn in, and so I just give it time. This makes it a non-issue, and also forces me to avoid jumping to hasty conclusions. Win-win!
 
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spiritofmusic

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Jun 13, 2013
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#62
The only Sablon cables that have taken time to fully endear me have been IC and PC to cdp. Maybe there's something about digital (let alone Mary, lol).

Otherwise, for me they work right out of the carton.
 
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May 12, 2018
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#63
[QUOTE="....most listeners will be wowed from cold however those with Intona Ultimates as their reference will need to give it a bit of time. I guess that says as much about the capabilities of the Intona as it does mine![/QUOTE]

Hi Mark,

Can you give some insight to customers who have your previous reference cable how the new one differs.

Cheers,

G
 

Sablon Audio

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May 22, 2015
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Hi Geoff, I think this is covered mostly on page 1 of this thread. The biggest difference is the level of resolution and presence, which makes themselves felt even from cold.
 

Sablon Audio

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May 22, 2015
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Some nice feedback from Blake on Audiophile Style who previously had my entry level usb.

I am loving my 2020 Sablon Reserva Elite usb!. Transparency, air, resolution seem limitless, and it is all presented in a very natural organic way. The sonic improvement is significant. Mark is really on to something here. I will get a review in the epic usb cable comparison thread at a later date.
 
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Mar 21, 2017
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Well I am terrible at sound description but here goes. I loved the way the new usb demo cable sounded in my system. All the things I enjoyed with the reserva elite but so much more. The natural clean sound I like but it was a fuller sound from top to to bottom. The lows were more focused, the the mids richer and the highs clear but never too bright. Every track I thru at the new cable was improved. The new cable seemer to bring out more of what I enjoyed in every song. I was sorry to see it go and will have one soon.
 
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Sablon Audio

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May 22, 2015
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Glad you enjoyed your time with the demo cable Richard and we will need to get one sorted out for when your Extreme arrives.

One of the nice things about this transparency is that it allows people to hear so much more of what their system is capable of, giving a taste of what a weapons grade server can achieve but at a modest price. There is a good reason why they are selling as fast as I can make them!
 

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