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I still have the 0.6m R3 Cusats if you would like to buy them second hand, Ash?

It is five vears ago so I had forgotten the details of the R3 cable wiring beyond the Ring to XLR pin 3. I checked whether the 2 or live pin on the R3 cable's XLR plug is grounded but it isn't. So I just need to unsolder (and heatshrink) the live signal wire from XLR pin 2 on my balanced cables to listen to the 'R3' option. I shall try it again when time permits and share any revelations.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2021 at 8:00pm
Thanks for the offer Jon but if I go for the CuSat50-R3, it would be shorter than 0.6m, maybe a third of that length, down to 20cm. Still not decided whether it is worthwhile just for tidier cabling. I would have to really weigh up the pros and cons vs the Lautus-R3. Yeah, the R3 connectivity is just a single-ended interconnect that can only be used between balanced output and balanced input.
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Fair enough Ash. You'll know The coax cable in the Cusat50/Lautus cables has a minimum bend radius so you may find 200mm means the gear is back to back to avoid kinking the cable. Anyway I am not claiming you'll hear any difference between the 1.5m Lautus and 0.6m Cusat.


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Even with MySphere and a long power-on time, any sound difference would probably be so subtle that a comparison would be inconclusive. 0.3m might be more sensible for equipment placement then. Although the 1.5m Lautus-R3 is better for using speakers as the speaker cable could be very short.

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I agree Ash, 1.5m x2 could work in a near field setup with the hifi in the middle of the speakers. but probably not for a larger listening room (lucky people!). I appreciate the Lautus R3 could be longer than 1.5m as my digital cables are, but any audio cables probably would need to be several meters long or more if the amps are next to the speakers and the rest of the hifi equipment is well away from them.

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