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Can someone help me locate a quality 90 degree IEC plug?? I have to stuff my projector into an ottoman and I need clearance at the back.


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http://www.partsconnexion.com/PDF/schurter-70447.pdf

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try this site

http://www.takefiveaudio.com/mall/shopc ... p?type=diy

I built their star quad powercords for my cd andtube amp. I think this is a John Risch design.

It had an enormous effect with the cd, much less so with the tube amp (I think because of the power transformer, which acts like a filter because of its inductance (Im not positive about this))

Anyways, highly recommended.

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Thanks gmilitano! That be the perfect one... :D


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You are welcome. I have ordered from them several times and they are good.

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it's probably not worth your time. you can buy these furutechs cheaper than it costs to diy. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/whit ... ine_2.html
they come in all types of connectors too. i got mine from lawrence at excel stereo.


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Those furutech cord are incredibly cheap.

In fairness to the diy idea, the patio cord that he compared them to is not likely to be as good as the belden cord used in the takefive cables I built.

That said, those cost me about $70 a piece to build, so the price on the furutechs is very attractive!


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The quality of the Furutech product is second to none.

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i have made my own diy power cords out of kimber 4tc and hubbells. these furutechs crush them. very clean extended, well organized sound.


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ducatirider wrote:
it's probably not worth your time. you can buy these furutechs cheaper than it costs to diy.


You can DIY better quality for less than the furutechs. For instance, those cords are 90$ and not shielded. You can DIY to your own length, finish, color, connectors ... Depends on how you value you time.

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I think they were referring to Furutech parts, not the assembled cables.
I know I was....... the FI11 are $35 each for copper, and not much more for gold or rhodium
Mind you, if you were assembling a cable with a C7 connector, those are kind of hard to find as a DIY part......

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Since their is lots of good direction with cables on this thread. Can someone join in with a good DIY power bar project. May be with up to six
receptacles and no power conditioning.

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another DIY power cord ....
http://www.audiotweaks.com/diy/bobcrump_pc/page01.htm

and, for Itsnotluck, a power bar ..... sorry, only 4 outlets
http://www.audiotweaks.com/diy/ac_outletc/page01.htm

and, maybe a power conditioner ......
http://www.10audio.com/diy_power_conditioner.htm


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Thanks Palmerston!!

Can anyone explain series wiring or parallel Versus star wiring.
I've also heard the terminology " star grounding" used as well.
What would be the benefits ?


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