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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Saying all power cord sounds the same is like saying all amplifiers sounds the same......


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:29 am 
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milesian wrote:
Regardless of how expensive power cables sound ( and I think they do sound better than stock) there's no denying the fact they LOOK good in your system. My amp has a huge braided blue snake of a cable from Iceageaudio and it looks fabulous. Let's not ignore visual aesthetics.


The bling aspects of expensive cables are akin to coffee can exhausts, picnic table spoilers and spinning wheel covers that people put on their cars.

Those garden hose cables are just waiting to be tripped over as well and can be a safety hazard.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:33 am 
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tsobi wrote:
The power cables will not make any difference whatsoever.


In your experience - others have experienced great improvements.

If your system can't benefit from better cables, no worries, listen to what you have. If you have a system that does, awesome baby!


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:39 am 
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Voodoo Funk wrote:
prostock1 wrote:
you could try audiosensibility talk to steven


Honestly...I have never really been impressed with any Audio Sensibility cable or power cord I have tried...including the pure silver digital cable.

If it doesn't really sound good then where is the real value?

Nice that he has a 30 day return policy though.


If AS cables did not have the right synergy, what cables were better in your setup?


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:26 am 
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8) I've gathered a few power cables over the years and have lent them many times to my audio buddies. Especially while I'm gone on vacation. It goes from older VDH cables, to Aural Symphonics, Elrod, Isotek, Stealth, even some X Symphony cabling terminated with Furutech.

Although all my buddies could acknowledge "something" was different, most could not make out a lot of difference between most cables....with one exception. There was one that stood out as different sounding and an improvement in all cases no matter the listening conditions, audio system nor synergy with components.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Greg_567 wrote:
milesian wrote:
Regardless of how expensive power cables sound ( and I think they do sound better than stock) there's no denying the fact they LOOK good in your system. My amp has a huge braided blue snake of a cable from Iceageaudio and it looks fabulous. Let's not ignore visual aesthetics.


The bling aspects of expensive cables are akin to coffee can exhausts, picnic table spoilers and spinning wheel covers that people put on their cars.

Those garden hose cables are just waiting to be tripped over as well and can be a safety hazard.


+1, on the other hand, some men like jewelry:-)


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cables
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:18 pm 
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dr.joe wrote:
Prosoundman wrote:
To Victoria Guy. Your components only 'see' the power cable so power cords are very important. Noise from power lines down the street and indeed within the home is almost inconsequential although a good power conditioner is essential, even with a dedicated line to drop the noise floor to true audiophile performance. It's all about the noise you do not hear as a separate event but nevertheless exists and pollutes the audio signal. This is the type of electronic noise that you didn't know was there until it is removed.

You will never really know how well any component can perform with a COTS power cord. Be aware though that ALL power cords need at least 100 hours before they begin to relax and deliver the goods. They also have their very own sonic signature as well so it is best to experience a well used cord of your preferred brand before you open your wallet. A good power cord can continue to improve beyond 500 hours usage.

Cheers,

Jon


I think it's only fair to add, "In some people's experience."

And why would it be that "your components only 'see' the power cable"?

Surely all EMI and RFI, and all waveform distortion, that accumulates in your house wiring passes into the power cords? Where else would it go?

A shielded cable can reject EMI/RFI that would penetrate a non-shielded cable, but that same shielding has no effect on what's passed into the conductors from the house wiring.

Or am I missing something?

No, u r not missing anything. You r approaching audio from rational non-religious point of view.


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