Odins vs Tara Labs Zero

Cemil Gandur -- Mon, 07/21/2008 - 01:06

Has anyone had the chance to compare these two speaker cables?

If so, any feedback would be appreciated.


Elliot Goldman -- Thu, 08/21/2008 - 13:31

Still have the Odin's Zeb?

Cemil Gandur -- Sat, 08/23/2008 - 13:46

The speaker cable only. Why ?

Elliot Goldman -- Tue, 08/26/2008 - 10:59

I was just curious to see if you kept it. I have an all Odin system that I use with my ARC gear and my Magico speakers.
I think it is amazing!

Cemil Gandur -- Thu, 09/04/2008 - 04:25

I finally settled on a Transparent Ref XL (the one where you specify what is connected at either end) between the Ref 3 and 610T - that's a 5 meter long cable and the Transparent dealer (which is also the ARC dealer) sold it to me at what looks to be close to cost. I had tried the Ref version between the two for a while before buying and preferred it to a Valhalla and to the Kimber Select that I had on hand, so went for the better version. A 5-meter Odin was and is out of the question, even at a big discount! I have to say the system sounds great, though it still needs a bit more breaking in. I've not attempted to do any A/B against the Transparent Ref or a Valhalla. I might do that some day when I feel up to moving the equipment again, as I need to move the Ref 3 back close to the 610T.

The Odin speaker cable is still there with great results. I've wired the Ref 3 and 610Ts with Valhalla power cord - that brought it some improvement over the stock cable, mostly in the tightness and depth of the bass.

I still need to find a balanced interconnect between the DAC-6e and the Ref-3, and another one between the ASR Basis phono stage and the Ref-3. Since the JMW-10.5 is wired with Valhalla, it might make sense to continue that way for the LP front end. I'll borrow back an Odin or two and a couple of Valhallas to do some more testing vs the Transparents Ref which I still have on loan.

Unfortunately Tara Labs is not available locally, and putting that kind of money without testing in my system is pretty much against my principles. On the other hand, I've got JV's comments about the Tara Labs and we seem to have pretty close opinions about nearly all gear (I think we differ on the Meitner only :)).

Decisions, decisions ...

Jonathan Valin -- Tue, 12/23/2008 - 16:25

See my blog at http://www.avguide.com/blog/affordable-cable-thats-good-the-high-priced-stuff for a shockingly inexpensive alternative.

Anonymous (not verified) -- Fri, 12/05/2008 - 16:39

You should try this one


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