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    Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    I'd like a very short umbilical to connect the X1 to it's power supply. Has anyone ventured into the world of replacing that cable and, if you have, do you have any specifics that you could share?

    Thank you! Stay safe!

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    If i am not completely mistaken , i remember having read a review where they mention Westminster Lab, makes a cord that should make a good difference.
    If i find that review i will be back with the link , for you.
    Flemming

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Well now i found the review , and its mentioned almost at the end.
    Mono and Stereo: LUMIN X1 REVIEW
    Flemming

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by FDPDK View Post
    If i am not completely mistaken , i remember having read a review where they mention Westminster Lab, makes a cord that should make a good difference.
    If i find that review i will be back with the link , for you.
    Thanks much. It's not that I don't like the cable that is provided I just need a much shorter one. I'll check for Westminster Lab as well.

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by FDPDK View Post
    Well now i found the review , and its mentioned almost at the end.
    Mono and Stereo: LUMIN X1 REVIEW
    Thanks Flemming. I wrote them an RFQ on a 0.5 meter cable. If it pans out I'll post back here. Take care

    Joe

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Please let us know if there is any audio improvements. I quickly looked through the article, and didn't see any comments on the cable.
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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    I’d be interested as well, assuming the A1 and X1 use the same cable. A shorter cable would look tidier than the 2 meter + cable that comes stock.
    Gary
    Accuphase E-650; Lumin A1; Tannoy Canterbury GR

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    I’d be interested as well, assuming the A1 and X1 use the same cable. A shorter cable would look tidier than the 2 meter + cable that comes stock.
    For me, about a 0.5 meter cable would be perfect. I know the X1 has a nine-pin connector and I forget what the A1 had. They may not be a direct replacement but, as always, I could be wrong.

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Just looked and the A1 uses 8 pins rather than 9
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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    I’d be interested as well, assuming the A1 and X1 use the same cable. A shorter cable would look tidier than the 2 meter + cable that comes stock.
    Exactly, the A1 is 8 pins and the X1 9, but if I'm not mistaken, the X1 cable is thicker and the connectors are of better quality.
    Accuphase E-370 Cable de alimentación Shunyata Delta NR
    Lumin X1 Cable de alimentación Shunyata NR Venom V10
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    Cable de interconexión XLR PAD Musaeus Luminist

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    I was contacted by the good folks at WestminsterLab in response to my email and now am in the process of trying to raid the piggy bank and check the couch cushions to come up with the means to purchase the 0.6m cable I'd like. I'll keep you posted.

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    That sounds really interesting , fingers crossed .
    Flemming

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by FDPDK View Post
    That sounds really interesting , fingers crossed .
    I've decided it was a little rich for my blood. I wasn't really looking for a sound quality improvement but, rather, cleaning up the rat's next behind my equipment. I may choose to source the connectors myself and reverse engineer the one I have or get out the wire cutters and soldering station and re-terminate the one I have.

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSky View Post
    I've decided it was a little rich for my blood. I wasn't really looking for a sound quality improvement but, rather, cleaning up the rat's next behind my equipment. I may choose to source the connectors myself and reverse engineer the one I have or get out the wire cutters and soldering station and re-terminate the one I have.
    The making of the cable can be difficult. Even if you choose to DIY, do not modify the original cable.
    Peter Lie
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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    The making of the cable can be difficult. Even if you choose to DIY, do not modify the original cable.
    Message received. How about considering offering to make some short ones that we could purchase. I suspect most of us have the PS relatively close to the main unit and this certainly would be helpful.

    Respectfully...........

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    I’ve looked into a new cord for my bryston BP26 and was told by a audio dealer they don’t make a sound quality difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtmike76 View Post
    I’ve looked into a new cord for my bryston BP26 and was told by a audio dealer they don’t make a sound quality difference.
    I would agree with that assessment. I was looking at it from an aesthetic purpose only. The Hirose (HSE) connectors or equivalent is going to be the real show stopper for me as they don't seem to be available. Probably a custom connector that Lumin had made. If anyone knows of a substitute connector I'd appreciate it.

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    Re: Replacement power cable for Lumin X1

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSky View Post
    I've decided it was a little rich for my blood. I wasn't really looking for a sound quality improvement but, rather, cleaning up the rat's next behind my equipment. I may choose to source the connectors myself and reverse engineer the one I have or get out the wire cutters and soldering station and re-terminate the one I have.
    Update: I "undecided" that it was too rich for my blood and have placed an order with Angus of WestminsterLab for a 0.6m carbon fiber wrapped replacement cable. I expect it sometime next week and I will keep you all posted with unboxing, installation, break in and findings. Part of the reason I decided to give it a try is the "vibe" I got exchanging emails with the owner and his willingness to share details about construction techniques, materials used, etc. This kind of willingness to communicate goes along way with me.

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