Chord Chorus 2 Interconnects - How Long To Burn In

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I have a pair of Chord Chorus 2 interconnects on demo - they are brand new. I have had them hooked up with cd playing continuously for 6 days but cannot hear any improvement over my Van Den Hul D102 III cables. Does anyone know if the Chord's have a long burn in time?
 
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Should be good at that much time. I'm surprised you can't hear the difference! Try using them for a week and then changing them back. Once you get used to them you'll notice the change back, unless of course they really aren't doing anything for you or your system.
 
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Thanks igglebert

I have the 2 pairs of interconnects connected (in parrallel) from my cd player to amp - each pair into different line inputs.

The cd player has two sets of outputs so I can switch between the Chord and Van Den Hul using the remote control.

I agree with you - I am surprised there is no difference.
 
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I did something similar with my friend's amp. He had his Rega Apollo hooked into the Rega Mira3 and I had the Kandy CDP hooked into another line in. We played around for a while and did cued tests with Newton Faulkner. I was amazed how much life the Chord Cobra 2 sucked out of each CDP when tried! The Chord Chameleon was best, but since I have tried the Nordost Blue Heaven with great success.

For the cost of the Chorus I would save the cash for the next upgrade by the sounds of it. Either that or borrow a few more cables. Good luck!
 
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[quote user="heystak"]I have a pair of Chord Chorus 2 interconnects on demo - they are brand new. I have had them hooked up with cd playing continuously for 6 days but cannot hear any improvement over my Van Den Hul D102 III cables. Does anyone know if the Chord's have a long burn in time?[/quote]

i am amazed you cant hear the difference. I demod the chord chorus against the van den hul integration hybrid , which i had previously demo'd against the vdh d102 mk III. the integration hybrid is clearly better than the d102mkIII while still having a similar sound. The chord chorus has a more focused sound and adds far more weight and drive to the bass.It adds a real wallop to the sound that is lacking in the vdh.Thats the original chorus. To be honest, if you cant hear a noticeable difference i would take them back.
 

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[quote user="heystak"]I have a pair of Chord Chorus 2 interconnects on demo - they are brand new.

I have had them hooked up with cd playing continuously for 6 days but cannot hear any improvement over my Van Den Hul D102 III cables.

Does anyone know if the Chord's have a long burn in time?[/quote]

Burn in time is a myth, a marketing ploy. All reasonably made interconnects will sound the same because they are completely non-critical for a line source.

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Oh it's so good to have you back. We've missed you
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"missed" in the context of not here rather than pined after...
 

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Burn in = "if you bought this set of cables today sir you will find the soundstage will get a lot bigger by next week and bass which is now a slighty weak will firm up as cables are burning in!"

What saleman really saying is "I would wait until your ears (and mind) got use to your new cables, the chance is you will go back and read the great reviews by magazines, online forums over and over again, suddenly the cables do sound twice as good.....everyone happy
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i am not sure whether burn in is a myth or not. I do know that if you cant hear an immediate and blindingly obvious difference between a chord chorus and a vdh D102 Mk III then, apart from having something wrong with your hearing, you have wasted your dough and should return the chorus.
 
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Not having any evidence to know whether there's real science behind it or not, I have to say, I'm with you all the way Thaiman. The scariest thing is just exactly how much do I kid myself! Some cables make an obvious difference, some do not, but when it's not obvious then perhaps it should be taken back immediately to avoid brainwashing...
 

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[quote user="igglebert"]The scariest thing is just exactly how much do I kid myself![/quote]

As long as you happy doing it! Does it matter that cables can improved sound quality or not? If you paid for them and you happy with them who are we to argue? (or even old phart!) your wallet, your ears and most importantly your happiness
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[quote user="Cablearser"]
[quote user="heystak"]I have a pair of Chord Chorus 2 interconnects on demo - they are brand new.

I have had them hooked up with cd playing continuously for 6 days but cannot hear any improvement over my Van Den Hul D102 III cables.

Does anyone know if the Chord's have a long burn in time?[/quote]

Burn in time is a myth, a marketing ploy. All reasonably made interconnects will sound the same because they are completely non-critical for a line source.

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wow, thats just about the stupidest thing ive ever heard - and ive seen some pretty useless things said on this forum... firstly, how on earth is burn-in a marketing ploy?!?! no-one is charging you extra for anything?!?!? secondly, not all cables sound the same - you would know this if you have ever tried more than one! finally, (and this is the BIG one) interconnects are extremely critical for a line source as without them you wont have ANY sound at all!!! also, as the entire signal received and amplified by your equipment travels through the interconnect then of course its construction and materials will impact on the signal and hence the sound you get from your system - simple!
 
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Can you believe people pay for a cable cooker, as in pay for someone to burn their cables in...amazing. Everything makes a difference, even cables, but burn in, no.
 
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[quote user="silly"]Can you believe people pay for a cable cooker, as in pay for someone to burn their cables in...amazing. Everything makes a difference, even cables, but burn in, no.[/quote]

this is just down to sheer lazyness - its the same as paying someone to wash your car or your clothes. some people have too much money and too little time apparently...
 
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I'm not convinced by "burning in".......yes I accept that a signal within a cable can charge the metal manifesting in a direction alteration, meaning that further signals in that direction would find a route of least resistance, hence why cables are directional and come with arrows!.......but this does NOT mean an audible sound quality difference will be noticed. I bought epic twin speaker cable and was told it's one of those cables that "really needs to burn in"........8 weeks on and no difference!......but I was happy with the sound from day one! I did however notice a phenomenal difference between the chameleon silver plus and atlas cables......so my ears tell me the quality of interconnect can make significant differences in your set up, but "burn in time", even though scientifically it could be justified, is not a viable concept in terms of sound quality for the average hi-fi listener, even on a high-end set up. If the cable sounds bad.........TAKE IT BACK STRAIGHT AWAY!.......don't wait for it to "burn in" ;)
 

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[quote user="Sam Srivastava"] If the cable sounds bad.........TAKE IT BACK STRAIGHT AWAY!.......don't wait for it to "burn in" ;)[/quote]

or don't buy them in the first place! Cables can't sounds bad anyway....
 
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[quote user="Thaiman"]Cables can't sounds bad anyway....

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You know what I mean!
 
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[quote user="Sam Srivastava"]I'm not convinced by "burning in".......yes I accept that a signal within a cable can charge the metal manifesting in a direction alteration, [/quote]
It's an AC signal????? It doesn't go in "one" direction, it oscillates around a mean. Any tendency of the cable to favour one direction of travel over the other would surely distort the signal.
 

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